Theater and stage for September

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Cirque Musica, Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600. Cirque Musica blends circus acrobatiics with symphonic music. The Youngstown Symphony will perform. 7 p.m., Sept. 25-26. $49.50, $39.50, $25.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. Based on the Bible story of Joseph’s coat of many colors, the narrator tells of his brothers’ jealousy of the garment, the father’s favoritism, and his dreams foretelling he would rule. Reservation line open weeknights 7-9 p.m. beginning Sep. 9. Evening shows begin at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee occurs at 3 p.m. Sept. 13-14, 20-22, 27-29. $17 adults, $15 students.

The Matchmaker, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will open their 22nd season with Thronton Wilder’s  “The Matchmaker.” Performances occur on weekends from Sept. 13-29. Evening performances occur at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors.

Monty Python’s Spamalot, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739.  A new musical lifted from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, “Spamalot” retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features show girls, cows, killer rabbits, and the French Based on the book and lyrics by Eric Idle, with music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle. From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Sept. 13-22.

Speakin’ Easy, 34 West Theater, Das Dutch Village Inn, Columbiana; 1-866-482-5050. 34 West will stage the dinner theater musical comedy, ‘Speakin’ Easy,” on selet dates through Oct. 26. A down-and-out wanderer finds his voice in the most unlikely of places – a ritzy comedy set in the heart of the roaring twenties. Features the music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and others. Sept. 18, 19, 20 and 21 (Dutch Village Inn); Sept. 27-28 (Amish Door); Oct. 23, 24, 25-26 (Dutch Village Inn). Sept. 18-19, 27 and Oct. 23-24 have matinee shows. Seating for evening dinner theater style shows begins at 6:45 p.m. with a four-course meal beginning at 7 p.m. Seating for matinees begins at 11:45 a.m. with a four-course meal at noon. $45 ($40 matinee); discount given for groups of 8 or more. For reservations and lodging information call 1-866-482-5050. Visit for more information.

Treasure Island, Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. This play is based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Sept. 20-27.

Blood Brothers, Top Hat/Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. A woman with numerous children to support surrenders one of her new born twins to the childless woman for whom she cleans. The boys grow up streets apart, never learning the truth but becoming firm friends and falling in love with the same girl. One prospers while the other falls on hard times. A narrator warns that a price has to be paid for separating twins.  This show may not be suitable for small children. $27.50 (includes dinner). Sept. 20-21, 27-28, Oct. 4-5.

Youngstown Symphony Opening Concert, De Yor Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.  Features “Glinka: Russian and Ludmilla Overture”; “Dorman: Cello Concerto ft. Inbal Segev, cellist; and “Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Op. 96, A major.”Concerto commission underwritten by The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. Call for tickets or visit the website to place reservations. 8 p.m., Sept. 21.

Trumbull Town Hall Celebrity Series Presents Steven Bogard and Cass Warner, W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-841-2619. Bogart is the son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and Warner is the grandaughter of Harry Warner. The duo will speak on old Hollywood. Warner will show excerpts from her documentary, “The Brothers Warner.” 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Cirque Musica, Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600. Cirque Musica blends circus acrobatiics with symphonic music. The Youngstown Symphony will perform. 7 p.m., Sept. 25-26. $49.50, $39.50, $25.

Parmalee and Rachel Farley, Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-259-0555 or e-mail and  7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26.

A Night of Inspiration with Brian Blasko at the Ford, De Yor Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Motivational program offered by Brian Blasko invites guests to discover and maximize their personal potential. Blasko will share strategies for successful leadership and personal growth. 7:30 p.m.,  Sept. 26.

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