The Update | ‘Star Trek’ Spoof, ‘Cinderella’ Musical on Area Stages; Art Sale at The Butler

LISBON, Ohio – Back by popular demand, Stage Left Players’ original comedy “A Star Trek Christmas” will return Friday, Dec. 1, for six performances.

The spoof, written by Stage Left director Kandace Cleland, is set on the USS Enterprise as the crew encounters some adversaries. It premiered last December.

Performances will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9; and 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10 at Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way.

Tickets are $15 ($12 for students and seniors) and can be purchased at the door and online at

‘Cinderella’ Musical at Youngstown Playhouse

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The musical “Cinderella” will open a two-weekend run Friday, Dec. 1, on the main stage of the Youngstown Playhouse.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9; and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10.

The show, directed by Emma Wason, was written by the famed team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

It’s a musical adaptation of the beloved fairy tale. It features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s finest tunes, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” as well as some new characters and surprising twists.

Tyler Stouffer is the music director. The cast includes Elizabeth Huff, Wayne Bonner III, Connie Cassidy, Sierra Ellis, Kayla Fenstermaker, Liz Conrad, Terry Shears and Amy Burd.

Butler Presents Arts and Crafts Show

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The annual American Holiday Arts & Crafts Show will take place Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Butler Institute of American Art.

Admission is $5 (free for children 12 and under).

American Holiday showcases over 70 artisans, offering jewelry, woodworking, little boxwood Christmas trees, glass, fine art and photography, chocolates, cheese and many other items.

From noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, representatives of the Bonfoey Co. will offer free fine art appraisals in the Western Collection gallery on the second floor.

A preview will take place Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Members have received an invitation, and nonmembers can get information by calling the museum at 330 743 1107.

Free Movies at Warner Museum

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The Warner Cascade Theatre Museum will present a series of free holiday films, beginning this week.

Here is the schedule:

  • Nov. 30: “Pocketful Of Miracles,” starring Glenn Ford and Bette Davis, noon.
  • Dec. 2: “Pocketful of Miracles,” 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 6: “Scrooge, the Musical,” starring Albert Finney, noon.
  • Dec. 7: “Babes in Toyland,” starring Laurel and Hardy, noon.
  • Dec. 9: “Scrooge, the Musical,” 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 12: “Scrooge,” starring Alastair Sim, noon.
  • Dec. 14: “Pocketful of Miracles,” noon.
  • Dec. 16: “Pocketful of Miracles,” 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 19: “Babes in Toyland,” noon.
  • Dec. 20: “Pocketful of Miracles, noon.
  • Dec. 21: “Scrooge, the Musical,” noon.

Open House at Western Reserve PBS

KENT, Ohio – PBS Western Reserve, 1750 W. Campus Center Drive, invites community members to attend its 50th anniversary open house Thursday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attendees can enjoy a station tour, an interactive studio experience, light refreshments and special events, including children’s activities (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.); a visit from The Cat in the Hat (11 to 11:30 a.m.); woodworking demonstration by Richard Grell (1 to 2 p.m.); and a screening of the new documentary “PBS Western Reserve: A Study in Persistence” (2 p.m.).

In addition to the above free events, the station will host Happy Accidents: A Bob Ross-Inspired Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost to participate is $100, which includes all supplies and a one-year PBS Western Reserve membership at the Passport level. To register for the event, call PBS Western Reserve at 800 554 4549 or visit and select the Happy Accidents link. For online registration only, an additional $8.55 fee will be applied.

Established in 1971, WNEO is licensed to the city of Alliance and serves the Youngstown television market. WEAO, which went on the air in 1975, is licensed to the city of Akron and serves the Cleveland-Akron-Canton television market.

Pictured at top: Mr. Spock, played by Spencer Cleland of Leetonia, puts a Vulcan mind meld on Lt. Sulu, played by Kari Beil of Lisbon, in Stage Left Players’ “A Star Trek Christmas.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.