The Update | The High Kings Coming to Robins; ‘Kitchen Witches’ at Salem Theater; ‘Seussical Jr.’ at Ford

WARREN, Ohio –Irish folk band The High Kings will come to the Robins Theatre on Aug. 4 for an 8 p.m. concert.

Tickets range between $40 and $25 (plus applicable fees) and go on sale Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m. at and at the theater box office, 160 E. Market St.

An online-only presale will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, accessible to Friends of the Robins Theatre; to join, go to

The four members of the band – Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy and Paul O’ Brien – play 13 instruments between them.

Over the past 12 years, The High Kings have released four studio albums, two live albums and two DVDs. In 2017, they released the compilation album “Decade,” which included five new songs.

The act’s latest album, “Home from Home” (2021) was recorded live at Concert Deck in Dublin.

‘Kitchen Witches’ at Salem Theater

SALEM, Ohio – Salem Community Theatre will present “The Kitchen Witches,” with performances at 7 p.m. May 13 and 14, and 2 p.m. May 15.

The play is directed by Jack Scheets. It tells the story of Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle, two cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called “The Kitchen Witches,” the insults fly – and the show becomes a ratings smash.

Tickets are $12 (general admission) and can be purchased in advance at  or at the door.

‘Seussical Jr.’ at Ford Family Recital Hall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The children’s musical “Seussical Jr.” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 14 and 2:30 p.m. May 15 at the Ford Family Recital Hall.

The show visits the world of Dr. Seuss and  beloved characters such as The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and JoJo. It weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love as Horton and Gertrude band together to save the Whos,

free Horton, and restore peace and unity to the Jungle of Nool.

“Seussical Jr.” is being produced by the DeYor Performing Arts Center, the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, and Stambaugh Auditorium.

Tickets are $15 (plus fees) and can be purchased at the DeYor box office, by phone at 330 259 9651 and at

Square Dancing at the Scope Center

NILES, Ohio – The Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance on Saturday, May 14, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Niles Scope Center, 14 E. State St. Gene Hammond will be the caller and Frankie Hammond will cue line dances. This will be a plus dance. Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served. There is a $6 donation per person at the door. For information, call Gene Hammond at 330 506 3370.

Hoyt Juried Exhibition Winners Announced

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Arts & Education at the Hoyt has announced the winners of its 49th annual Hoyt Regional Juried Exhibition, which is on display through June 30.

More than 515 entries from 71 artists were received, 70 of which were chosen by this year’s juror, Laura Domencic, director of the Erie Art Museum.

Here are the winners:

First Place: “Scan for Sugar Coated Facts,” a digital photo collage by Koon Hwee Kan (Kent, Ohio)

Second Place: “Unknown,” oil by Rabecca Signoriello (Kennerdell, Pa.)

Third Place: “Luminary of Jupiter,” cyanotype by Laura Minor (Hamburg, N.Y.)


The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

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