Theater & Performance for April

ONE EVENING AT THE RAINBOW BAR & GRILLE, Spotlight Arena Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. April 5-7, and April 12–15. Thursday through Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m. while the Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m.

BURIED CHILD, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739.  The Playhouse will stage the Sam Shepard drama at 7: 30 p.m. on April 13-14 and April 20-21. 7:30 p.m. $15-12.

TWO ONE-ACT OPERAS, Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Performing Arts Series and The Dana School of Music present “Dido and Aenea” by Henry Purcell and “La Serva Padrona“ by Giovanni Pergolesi. Performances: 7:30 p.m., April 19-21 and 3 p.m., April 22.

WHEN I KNEW AND HOW IT SAVED ME, Rust Belt Theater Company, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358. The musical revue style show, featuring locally created music, monologues, and artwork, will paint a picture of gay culture in the Youngstown area. 8 p.m., April 20-21. $15, $10.

GREASE, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. This popular musical takes the audience back to Rydell High in 1959. Although the film version was lighter, the stage version deals withe the trials of love, plus gangs, teen pregnancy and high-school friendships. Of course, there’s comedy and some familiar tunes, too.  Brent Rodgers directs. Call for tickets. April 27 through May 13. 7:30 p.m., April 27-28, May 4-5, 11-12. 2 p.m.on Sunday, April 29, May 6, 13.

AN EVENING OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will present a series of one-act plays May 4-20. Plays include: “The Marriage Proposal” by Anton Chekhov; “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter” by Muriel and Richard Eldridge; and “Box and Cox” by John M. Morton. Performances: 7:30 p.m., May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 13, 20. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors).

MAN IN THE IRON MASK, Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9915. Crown Theater Productions will stage “Man in the Iron Mask” 8 p.m., May 11-12, 18-19 and 2 p.m., May 13 and 20. $13 (adults), $10 (children under 10).

Performance venues

• Boardman Performing Arts Center, 7777 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-758-7511.

• DeYor Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.  http://www.youngstownsymphony.com

• Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513.

• Ford Theatre, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. http://fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml.

• Kent Trumbull Theatre, 4314 Mahoning Ave., NW; 330-675-8887. http://www.trumbull.kent.edu.

• New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org.

• Oakland Centre for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown; 330-746-0404. http://www.oaklandcenter.com.

• W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-841-2619. http://www.packardmusichall.com.

• Rust Belt Theater Company, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358.

• Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com

• Stage Left Players, Outreach Center, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon; 330-424-5093.  stageleftplayers.org.

• Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-747-5175. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com.

• Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. http://www.trumbullnewtheatre.com.

• Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.

• Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com.

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