The Update | Stage Left Presents ‘Freaky Friday’; Woofstock Benefit Concert Returns

LISBON, Ohio – Stage Left Players will present Disney’s “Freaky Friday, the Musical” at Trinity Playhouse, 234 Lincoln Way, this weekend and next.

Curtain times are 7 p.m. June 17, 18, 24 and 25; and 2 p.m. June 19 and 26.

The show, based on the 2018 movie of the same name, follows Katherine (played by Olivia Rice of Calcutta) and her daughter, Ellie Blake (Hanna Misko of Boardman), who break a magic hourglass, switch identities and discover new understanding and love for each other.

Kandace Cleland is the director. Music director Jodine Pilmer will lead a live band for the show.

The cast includes Parker Bello, Paul Dahman, Brady Duncan, Jenna Ebert, Lydon Freeman, Nate Garthwaite, Lillian Gerst, Aaron HInchliffe, Zach Johnson, Kari Lankford, Makenna Liller, Christine Martin, Dylan Mauch, Ethan Rudinaugh, Lulu Strong, Jacob Ward and Tessa Young.

Admission is $15 ( $12 for students and seniors). For reservations, go to Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Woofstock to Feature All Star Band, Labra Brothers

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – Woofstock, the annual music festival that benefits animal charities, will take place Aug. 13 at Tiffany Banquet Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m.

The musical lineup will include the Steel Valley All Stars, which consists of some of the area’s top musicians led by Rajma, and the Labra Brothers.

The event, now in its fifth year, will include a basket raffle. A silent auction will include guitars autographed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Dave Grohl; signed records by The Smithereens and Van Halen; and signed movie posters from Star Wars; and a bass signed by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Tickets are $50 at Steel Valley Spay Neuter Clinic in Girard.

VIP tables of 10 are available for $1,000 in advance.

Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock at Westminster

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College’s Celebrity Series will present Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll at the Orr Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 18.

The show looks into the history of iconic music by telling the story of America since the 1930s.

With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, as well as rock and roll singers, Berg shares the unknown stories from the 50-year history of music that changed the world forever.

To reserve tickets, call the Celebrity Series Box Office at 724 946 7354 or go to

Kelly’s Side Door Tavern Opens

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Kelly’s Side Door Tavern opened recently at 1403 Old Butler Road in Shenango Township. The location previously housed Mulligan’s Restaurant and Lounge.

The bar features six large-screen televisions, skill games and a family dining room.

The bar is owned by brothers Tim and John Kelly, who also own and operate Kelly’s Down by the Riverside Saloon in Bridgewater and JKell’s Front Door Tavern in Darlington.

Kelly’s offers a large selection of craft and domestic beer, as well as bourbon, Scotch and Irish whiskeys.

The menu is built around traditional Irish house specialties including fish and chips baskets, fresh cod dinners and sandwiches. Shepherd’s Pie, Guinness stew, a reuben sandwich and wings. There are also house-made desserts, including Irish whiskey bread pudding.

Lawrence County Tourism Website Upgrade

NEW CASTLE, Pa – The Visit Lawrence County website,, has been upgraded with new features that make it easier to navigate and find events.

The Build Your Own Suitcase feature enables residents and visitors to build their own itineraries from dining to events.

The Educational Guide to Lawrence County is designed to teach school students about Lawrence County. The goal is to foster community pride, engage students in their own community and cultivate positive thinking toward where they live.

Another new feature is an online store where hometown merchandise may be purchased, including T-shirts, ornaments, locally authored books and Home is Here swag from the city of New Castle.

Volunteers Sought to Clean Up Riverwalk

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – New Visions is seeking volunteers to clean up the Riverwalk Park on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to noon.

There will be landscape trimming (bring clippers, if you have them), some weeding (gloves will be provided), and some planting of flowers (shovels will be provided).  There is a special need for a couple of pressure washers to clean areas of the rocks and stage.

The park is used for concerts and other community events.

For information, contact New Visions director Angie Urban at 724 510 1410.

Art Exhibit of Works by L.P. Snowe at JCC

YOUNGSTOWN – The work of local artist L.P. Snowe II will be shown from June 20 through Aug. 1 at the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Art Gallery located in the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane. A reception will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 22.

The exhibition, “Cats Infiltrate the Optic Nerve,” includes 15 pencil and ink drawings.

Snowe’s influences include the artwork featuring spacecraft, alien planets and futuristic architecture on the covers of 1960s and 1970s sci-fi paperbacks.

He combines all of his influences with his love of cats and cartooning to develop a unique artistic style.

Snowe was born in Warren in 1953 and is a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and received an associate degree in law enforcement from Kent State Trumbull.

His artwork has been accepted by 27 art shows, including at the Erie Art Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Ohio State Fair.

Pictured at top: Olivia Rice and Hanna Misko star in Stage Left Players’ production of “Freaky Friday, The Musical.”

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