The Update | YSU Alumni Art Exhibit to Open; The Guess Who Coming to Robins Theatre

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 2023 alumni art exhibition at Youngstown State University will open Saturday, June 3, at the McDonough Museum and run through July 14.

An opening day reception for the exhibition, titled “Flow,” will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., with remarks at 5:30 p.m. by Phyllis Paul, dean of the Cliffe College, and an awards presentation.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The McDonough Museum is on Wick Avenue on the YSU campus. It is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

William Mullane, a Valley-based artist, educator, administrator and civic leader, is the juror of this year’s exhibition. He serves as director and board president of Trumbull Art Gallery and the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra. He is completing his 44th year as a public school teacher and administrator.

The Guess Who Coming to Robins Theatre

WARREN, Ohio – The Guess Who will return to Robins Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 21, for an 8 p.m. concert.

Tickets range from $20 to $65 (plus fees) and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 2, at and at the box office, 160 E. Market St. A presale for members of Friends of the Robins Theatre will start at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The Guess Who has tallied 14 Top 40 hits in its 50-year career, including “These Eyes,” “Clap for the Wolfman,” “Hand Me Down World,” “No Time,” “Star Baby” and “Share the Land.” Its hit list also includes “American Woman,” “No Sugar Tonight,” “Laughing” and “Undun.”

The band today is led by original drummer/songwriter Garry Peterson.

“We’re coming at a new generation of fans who are seeing how the band can execute with enthusiasm,” Peterson said. “And we’re also making sure the respect level remains at an all-time high for how the music was initially recorded.”

Auditions for Youth Cabaret of Broadway Hits

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auditions for a youth cabaret production of “Miscast Melodies” will take place Monday, June 5, and Tuesday, June 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Youngstown Playhouse.

The show will allow youth actors to perform songs on stage that they normally would not. It features tunes from the hit musicals “Newsies,” “Hamilton,” “Jersey Boys,” “Book of Mormon,” “Beetlejuice” and more.

Director Emelia Sherin and music director Rosie Bresson are seeking performers age 12 to 18. Auditionees should be prepared to sing 32 bars of a song they normally wouldn’t be expected to sing, and will be judged on confidence, acting and musicianship. Sheet music or a track to accompany the song must be provided by the auditionee.

Rehearsals will begin June 19 and will run Monday to Thursday evenings, 4 to 6 p.m. Technical rehearsals will take place the week of July 5.

Community performances will take place July 7 and 8, followed by a full performance on July 9 at Flad Pavilion in the DeYor Performing Arts Center.

For information, contact Sherin at

Pictured at top: These ceramic vases by Chris Kamykowski are included in this year’s alumni art exhibition at YSU’s McDonough Museum.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.