Tickets on Sale Friday for ‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tickets go on sale this Friday for Stambaugh Auditorium’s “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” produced by Opera Western Reserve in association with The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra.

“The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on March 9.

It is considered to be the first great American opera, containing many musical numbers, such as “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’.”

The tragic love story is set in 1930s Catfish Row, following the unlikely friendship of crippled beggar Porgy and Bess. Bess is left behind after her abusive partner, Crown, flees from a crime. Longing change from her wretched past she is faced with judgment and temptation while finding happiness in Catfish Row. That is until a hurricane and the return of Crown change life as everyone knows it.

2018 will mark the 15th year of operation and residency at Stambaugh Auditorium for Opera Western Reserve.

For tickets call 330 259 0555, go to, or visit the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium, open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Prices range from $25-$55.

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