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Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Western Reserve Playhouse announces its 2017 productions

Western Reserve Playhouse presents its 2017 season. "It Runs in the Family" by Ray Cooney, June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17. Auditions are scheduled for April 2 at 3 p.m. and April 3 at 7 p.m. The production will be directed by Jim Volkert.

Akron Zoo announces recent animal moves
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Akron Zoo announces recent animal moves

The Akron Zoo has some new residents and other residents who have moved to other accredited zoos based on Species Survival Plan recommendations from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The zoo has received a new red panda, Komodo dragon, a sun bear and two Humboldt penguins.

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

'In the Heights' takes FHS Stage for five performances in March

The Akron School for the Arts presents the Firestone Theatre production of "In the Heights" at 7 p.m. March 15, 7:30 p.m. March 16 and 17, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 18. The Tony Award-winning show will appear on the Firestone Community Learning Center stage for five performances.

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Gospel Meets Symphony Choir, Akron Symphony to peform at EJ Thomas Hall Feb. 25

AKRON -- Join the Akron Symphony Orchestra and the powerful voices of the Gospel Meets Symphony Choir in a celebration as it presents Gospel Meets Symphony on Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

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Kushious, colleagues of Cleveland Orchestra to perform chamber concert March 10
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Kushious, colleagues of Cleveland Orchestra to perform chamber concert March 10

CHAGRIN FALLS -- Chagrin Arts' second program of its 2017 Performing Arts Series will feature Paul Kushious, Cleveland Orchestra cellist, and other prominent Cleveland musicians in an intimate chamber concert. The program, titled Schubert's Last Dream, will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

ON STAGE

America to perform on Kent stage April 8 America, formed in 1970 and currently comprising Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, will perform at The Kent Stage April 8 at 8 p.m. America has received multiple awards and significant Billboard chart positions for their work.

Akron Zoo offers free admission on Presidents' Day
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Akron Zoo offers free admission on Presidents' Day

The Akron Zoo will offer free admission on Presidents Day, Feb. 20. The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum will be on-hand and kids can make a presidential craft with them indoors at Komodo Kingdom, while supplies last. The event is free to all visitors and parking is $3.

Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Walsh Jesuit High School hosts show choir program

The Harmony Gold Show Choir, Performing and Fine Arts Boosters, and the administration of Walsh Jesuit High School announce the First Annual Walsh Jesuit Great Lakes Show Choir Invitational on Feb. 4 at Walsh Jesuit High School.

'Velveteen Rabbit' on stage in Stow
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

'Velveteen Rabbit' on stage in Stow

The Stow Players will present a children's beloved favorite story, "The Velveteen Rabbit." Performances will take place Feb. 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 5 at 2:30 p.m. at the Stow Heritage Barn, 5238 Young Road in Stow.

Ceramics exhibition opens at Hiram College's Gelbke Gallery
Jan 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Ceramics exhibition opens at Hiram College's Gelbke Gallery

HIRAM "Fired in Freedom," a showcase of ceramic works from nearly 20 artists, runs now until Feb. 22 at the Hiram College Gelbke Fine Art Gallery, 12000 Winrock Road, Hiram. The exhibition features ceramic pots and sculptures that were fired in the Freedom Township wood-fired kiln.

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Jan 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Worth Noting

Auditions for Stow Players' spring show Stow Players has scheduled auditions for its spring show, "Sex Please, We're Sixty" by Susan Parker and Michael Parker. Auditions will take place Jan. 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Jan. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Magical Theatre Company seeks woman for opening

Magical Theatre Company, Northeast Ohio's professional resident and touring theatre for young audiences and families, has an immediate opening and is auditioning young women for the role of Miep Gies in its resident production of "The Diary of Anne Frank." Looking for a female, early-to-mid 20s.

Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Western Reserve Community Band Christmas Concert

Come and enjoy the sounds of the season at the annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church of Hudson located at 47 Aurora St. in Hudson.

Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Holiday Extravaganza: Christmas in The Round at Akron Civic

Northeast Ohio singer/songwriter Ryan Humbert will perform the eighth annual Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza: Christmas in The Round, at Akron Civic Theatre for two intimate cabaret performances. The shows take place Dec.

Candlelight Concert tradition continues
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Candlelight Concert tradition continues

Summit Choral Society presents the joyous tradition of the Christmas Candlelight Concerts again this year Dec. 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 44 University Ave. in Akron.

Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Try out for Stow Players' 'Rabbit'

Stow Players will host open auditions for students in Grade 1 through any college age for the heartwarming musical, The Velveteen Rabbit. The auditions are Dec. 11 from 2-5 p.m. and Dec. 12 from 7-9 p.m.

Tickets to Akron Zoo holiday events on sale
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Tickets to Akron Zoo holiday events on sale

Tickets are now on sale for two holiday events the Akron Zoo is hosting this holiday season, Snack with Santa and Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo, sponsored by Kay Jewelers. People are encouraged to buy their tickets ahead of time as both events can sell out. Tickets can be purchased at www.

'Trailer Park Christmas Musical' at Stow Players irreverent holiday fun
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

'Trailer Park Christmas Musical' at Stow Players irreverent holiday fun

While there will always be a special place for holiday classics like "A Christmas Story," "It's A Wonderful Life," "Miracle on 34th Street" and the ubiquitous "A Christmas Carol," Stow Players' Christmas offering is a little off the beaten path.

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Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Stow Symphony, Chorus to present 'Messiah' on Dec. 3

Under the baton of Music Director Darrell Lee Music the Stow Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will present Handel's magnificent "Messiah" at the Tallmadge Alliance Church, 1155 East Ave in Tallmadge, on Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

HAPPENING

'Brain Candy Live!' March 3 Tickets are on sale for the new live show Brain Candy Live!, starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of Tested.