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Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Act-It UP! presents 'The Christmas Cafe'

Act-It UP! Community Theatre presents "The Christmas Cafe" by Burton Bumgarner, produced by special arrangements with Eldridge Publishing Company and is being directed by Shari Lynn Schneider and co-directed by Colleen Mercury making her directorial debut with Scene 3 "Nutcrackered.

Kent State University students offer vision of Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls Dec. 10
Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Kent State University students offer vision of Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls Dec. 10

Imagine what the new downtown district in Cuyahoga Falls could look like through the fresh eyes of architecture students from the Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

Candlelight Concert tradition continues
Nov 27, 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.

Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Auditions next month for 'Spring Awakening'

The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration is looking for students and community members to audition for its spring mainstage production, Spring's Awakening, by Franz Wedekind. Rehearsals will begin Jan. 17, and performance dates are March 2-5 and March 9-11.

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Local choir, ballet perform 'Nutcracker'
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Local choir, ballet perform 'Nutcracker'

HUDSON -- The Hudson Conservatory of Ballet and Hudson Community Youth Chorus are continuing a tradition started last year with a joint performance of "The Nutcracker Suite" Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. at Hudson High School.

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Nov 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Annapurna open at None Too Fragile

Annapurna by Sharr White will be performed at None Too Fragile from Nov. 4-19. Starring Jeff Glover and Derdriu Ring and directed by Sean Derry, Annapurna tells the story of Emma and Ulysses.

Nov 13, 2016 12:00 AM

ANTIC presents 'Get Smart'

ANTIC Inc. will present its fall show "Get Smart." The show follows the adventures of Control Agent 86 Maxwell Smart (Ben Hammer) as he seeks to prevent the forces of KAOS from taking control of a top secret weapon.

Nov 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Comedy Festival back for ninth year

Back for its ninth year, The Cleveland Comedy Festival returns to Playhouse Square Nov. 16-20. One of the highlights is the Contest Final set for 9:30 p.m. Nov. 19, at the Hanna Theatre.

Nov 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Annual Sugar Plum holiday hometour is set for Dec. 4 in Greater Akron

Some of the area's finest historic and contemporary homes will open their doors Dec. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. for the 15th annual Sugar Plum Tour.

Falls High performs 'Done to Death'
Nov 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Falls High performs 'Done to Death'

Cuyahoga Falls High School students will perform the play, "Done to Death" by Fred Carmichael. Performances are Nov. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. in the Cuyahoga Falls High School Little Theatre. Ticket are only available for purchase at the door.

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Nov 6, 2016 12:00 AM

Kent State turns fairy tales upside down with 'Into the Woods'

The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2016-2017 season with the classic Tony Award-winning musical "Into the Woods."

Nov 6, 2016 12:00 AM

Akron Zoo offers free admission to military, veterans

Veterans receive free admission to Akron Zoo Nov. 6-11In recognition of Veterans Day, the Akron Zoo will be offering free admission to all military personnel and veterans Nov. 6-11.

Award-winning Visiting Mr. Green to play Chagrin Valley Little Theatre's second stage
Oct 30, 2016 12:00 AM

Award-winning Visiting Mr. Green to play Chagrin Valley Little Theatre's second stage

Jeff Baron's "Visiting Mr. Green" opens at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre on Nov. 25 for a three-weekend run, with performances at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights through Dec. 10, and matinee on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

Oct 30, 2016 12:00 AM

Kent State turns fairy tales upside down with 'Into the Woods'

The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its 2016-2017 season with the classic Tony Award-winning musical "Into the Woods."

Masque of the Red Death returns for seventh year to Akron Civic
Oct 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Masque of the Red Death returns for seventh year to Akron Civic

The Akron Civic Theatre presents The Masque of the Red Death Masquerade Party, Oct. 29 starting at 8 p.m. Masque of the Red Death is a masquerade ball themed loosely around Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same name.

'The Creation,' collaboration with Akron Symphony, part of Summit Choral Society's season
Oct 22, 2016 12:00 AM

'The Creation,' collaboration with Akron Symphony, part of Summit Choral Society's season

The Summit Choral Society's Masterworks Chorale and its children's choirs have several concerts planned for its 27th season. The Masterworks Chorale, under the direction of Marie Bucoy-Calavan, will open the season Nov. 6 with "The Creation" by Franz Joseph Haydn.

Book roundup: More books to curl up with on a crisp fall day
Oct 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Book roundup: More books to curl up with on a crisp fall day

Three Roads to Magdalena by David Adams https://kansaspress.ku.edu Magdalena, New Mexico was once a booming frontier town where Navajo, Anglo and Hispanic people lived in shifting, sometimes separate, sometimes overlapping worlds for well over a hundred years.

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Stan Hywet offers complimentary to veterans, military personnel on Veterans Day
Oct 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Stan Hywet offers complimentary to veterans, military personnel on Veterans Day

Stan Hywet welcomes all veterans as well as men and women in uniform, to the estate for a complimentary self-guided tour of Stan Hywet on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Stan Hywet is at 714 North Portage Path in Akron.

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Twinsburg Community Theatre casting for Disney's 'The Little Mermaid'
Oct 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Twinsburg Community Theatre casting for Disney's 'The Little Mermaid'

Twinsburg Community Theatre will have auditions for Disney's "The Little Mermaid," with shows on January 20 through 22, and 27 through 29. Auditions are Oct. 29 at Twinsburg Community Center, 10260 Ravenna Road.

VIDEO: Hudson Players opens season with mystery 'Thumbs'
Oct 21, 2016 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Hudson Players opens season with mystery 'Thumbs'

The darkly comic mystery "Thumbs" by Rupert Holmes will launch Hudson Players' 2016-17 season. The play, which concerns a series of bizarre murders in Vermont, runs Nov. 4 through 19, and is directed by Brian Westerley.

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