Weekend Entertainment | Film and Stage

A documentary about the late David Vosburgh, founder of Opera Western Reserve in Youngstown and an icon of the area’s cultural scene, will premiere tonight at Stambaugh Auditorium.

“David Vosburgh: Extraordinary, Important, and Deserving” was made by Youngstown filmmaker Adam Michael. It features a series of interviews with Vosburgh, who died last week, and those who knew him. To learn more, click HERE.

For tickets, click HERE

This is one of those weekends when the volume of live theater in our area is most apparent.

There are six plays and musicals on local stages this weekend, including the Valley premiere of “Jimmy Buffett’s Escape from Margaritaville” at Kent State University Trumbull Theater. It’s a musical comedy featuring classic songs from the late Buffett, who died this year. The beach bum vibe will shimmer through songs like “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins” and “Volcano.” For tickets, click HERE.

Also opening Friday is the Moliere farce “Scapin” at Youngstown State University. Click HERE.

And in the Youngstown Playhouse’s Moyer Room, “The Flu Season” opens a two-weekend run. Click HERE.

A mafia war literally rocked Youngstown – with car bombs – in the early 1960s. It finally came to an end with a blast that killed “Cadillac Charlie” Cavallaro and one of his sons.

On Friday, the mobster’s other son – who survived the blast – and an FBI agent who worked the case will be on stage at Stambaugh Auditorium to discuss that infamous day and its aftermath.

To learn more about the event, dubbed CAVBOMB, click HERE.

Lust has been the driving force of rock ’n’ roll at least since The Dominoes’ 1951 hit “Sixty Minute Man.” One overlooked champion of the obsession is Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. Puckett crooned his sentiments in a series of safe-for-radio pop hits in the 1960s, but his intentions were clear. Just read the lyrics.

Puckett and his band – still seething with lust – will be at the Robins Theatre in Warren at 8 p.m. Saturday. For tickets, click HERE.

For a complete look at everything going on in the Mahoning Valley, check out The List.

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