October 2015: Fall Preview – Live theatrical performances

Incorruptible. Annex Theatre, New Castle Playhouse. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437.  HYPERLINK “http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org/” http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. It’s Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.:  The river flooded again last week.  The chandler’s shop just burned to the ground.  Nobody’s heard of the wheelbarrow yet.  And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn’t worked a miracle in 13 years.  In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark.  Eyes turn to the pope, whose visit will encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey’s glory.  That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Ste. Foy – and “their” bones are working miracles. The play stars Brady Flamino, Phillip Clark, Jr., Dave Dougherty, Brad Chill, Karen Kern, Josh Antoon, Kali Davies-Anderson and Sharri Nicholson. Directed by Paul Angelucci. Assistant director is Annette Crowe and Jeff Hall is producer. Shows occur at 7:30 p.m. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 2-4, 8-11. $13.

My Big Fat Gay Wedding. The Rust Belt Theater Company, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, 44502; 330-507-2358. The original musical, “My Big Fat Gay Wedding,” was written by Robert Dennick Joki and Josh Taylor, with choreography by Marisa Zamary. This is the company’s second original musical of the season. From the proposal, to the planning, to the ceremony, “My Big Fat Gay Wedding,” follows a plus-sized, middle-aged gay couple. Steve, an anal-retentive event coordinator, is given a surprise marriage proposal by Adam, his partner of 20 years, and is then faced with the challenge of planning his own perfect wedding. The couple faces a plethora of challenges, including difficult family members, meddling ex-lovers, body-shaming tailors, temperamental performance artists, and extreme Christian bakers. The cast includes David Cirelli, Nicole Zayas, Kage Coven, Marisa Zamary, Luke Hnida, Rachel Clifford, America McNeil, Celena Coven, Lynn Sabeh, and Robert Dennick Joki. There will be a reception following the opening night performance. call for reservations. 8 p.m. on Sept. 18-19, 25-26, and Oct. 3. $15 (general admission), $10 for students/seniors.

The Wedding Show. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. Noon, Sunday, Oct. 4. $10 (plus service fees).

The Jacksons in Concert.  Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Sunrise Entertainment will present The Jacksons, who are  celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of The Jackson 5. Consisting of original members, the Jacksons will perform their hits as well as those made famous by the their late brother, Michael. 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7.  $125-39.50 (plus additional fees).

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Ford Theater. Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. An eclectic group of six middle schoolers vie for the county spelling championship. While candidly disclosing humorous and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. At least the losers get a juice box. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” features audience participation. Appropriate for middle school age and above. Music and Lyrics by William Finn. Book by Rachel Sheinkin. Conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss. The play was originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine and originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre. 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9-10, 16-17 and 2 p.m.on Oct. 11 and 18.

The Colored Museum. Youngstown Playhouse. 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739.  HYPERLINK “http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com/” http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com. In a series of 11 “exhibits” (sketches), George Wolfe’s play explores and satires prominent themes and identities of African-American culture. Call for reservations. Oct. 10-14.

Dinner with the Addams (Family). Top Hat/Fairview Arts and Outreach Center. 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 1-800 838 3006. tophatproductions.org. The world knows them as creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky, but did you know that the Addams are hosting a dinner party at Top Hat Production’s Fairview Arts & Outreach Center? The bizarre and beloved characters are pulling out all the stops during this evening celebration of family, ancestors, and new friends. 6:30 p.m., Oct. 10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31. Call for tickets and reservations.

Who Dunnit at the Corinthian. The Corinthian Banquet Hall and Event Center, 47 Vine Ave., Sharon, Pa., 16146; for tickets or more information, call 724-456-2335 or email  HYPERLINK “mailto:info@merceraware.org” info@merceraware.org. Tonight’s murder mystery theatrical event includes dinner, cash bar, auction and a raffle. All proceeds benefit The Shirley Bursey House of Aware. 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10. $40.

Victorian Players. 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.  HYPERLINK “http://www.victorianplayers.org/” http://www.victorianplayers.org “Zombio & Juliet” and “Downton Zombie.” Directed by Gerri Jenkins. Oct. 23-Nov. 1.

Murder Mystery Fundraiser: Head Games. (Old) Vindicator Building, Vindicator Square, Youngstown; 330-746-5003. The Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) and The Rust Belt Theater Company will present “Head Games,” an interactive play by Robert Dennick Joki. This steam-punk-themed-murder-mystery event will let attendees view an interactive play (the guests choose the ending) and see the former Vindicator building before YBI begins its renovation project. YBI purchased the former Vindicator building as the fifth building in its downtown technology campus. The event also includes a photobooth, virtual-reality demonstrations, 3-D printing, facility tours, food stations, plus beer, wine and soda (included in ticket price). Call for tickets and reservations. 5-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24.

PERFORMANCE VENUES

34 West Theate, Das Dutch Village Inn, Columbiana; 1-866-482-5050. HYPERLINK “http://www.34west.org/” http://www.34west.org.

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

Calvin Center, Calvin Center. 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Facebook:  HYPERLINK “mailto:calvin.ctr@facebook.com” calvin.ctr@facebook.com

Covelli Centre. 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600.  HYPERLINK “http://www.covellicentre.com/” http://www.covellicentre.com.

De Yor Center/Symphony Center/Ford Theater. 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.  HYPERLINK “http://www.youngstownsymphony.com/” http://www.youngstownsymphony.com.

Ford Theater. Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105.

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

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

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

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

Salem Community Theatre. 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688.  HYPERLINK “http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com/” http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com.

Stage Left Players, Outreach Center. 234 E. Lincoln, Lisbon; 330-424-5093. http://www.stageleftplayers.org.

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

Theatre Westminster. Beeghly Theater, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; 724-946-6238.  HYPERLINK “http://www.westminster.edu/drama” http://www.westminster.edu/drama

Top Hat/Fairview Arts and Outreach Center. 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. tophatproductions.org

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

Victorian Players. 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.  HYPERLINK “http://www.victorianplayers.org/” http://www.victorianplayers.org

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

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