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The 38th Season of Ohio Light Opera
June 18th - August 13th

The 38th Season of Ohio Light OperaOhio Light Opera returns to Freedlander Theatre on the campus of The College of Wooster for another fun-filled season of light opera and classic musical comedies! The cast brings together young talents, familiar stage veterans and a live orchestra.

Enjoy seven productions presented in repertory, including Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate," Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun," Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado," Jerome Kern's "Have a Heart," Jacques Offenbach's "La Vie Parisienne," Ivor Novello's "The Dancing Years," and Emmerich Kalman's "The Little Dutch Girl."

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WKSU Arts & Culture Partners

 Akron Art Museum presents 'Snack'
Akron Art Museum
Saturday, January 16th - Saturday, September 3rd

An exhibition showcasing depictions of food or the places we buy and consume it, Snack is drawings, paintings, ceramics, collage, prints, photographs and sculpture drawn primarily from the collection - all of which approach the subject of food through humor, pop culture and nostalgia.

Jan. 16 - Sept. 3, Akron Art Museum, Akron, 330-376-9185

 Cleveland Play House presents 'Steel Magnolias'
Cleveland Play House
At Allen Theatre
Saturday, May 21st - Sunday, August 21st

At Truvy's beauty shop, the women are all sass and brass. Six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. But those bonds are about to be tested when M'Lynn and her daughter Shelby face a life-changing event. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a hilarious story of love, loss, and enduring friendship.

May 21 - Aug. 21, Cleveland Play House, Allen Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland, 216-241-6000

 Porthouse Theatre presents Sister Act
Porthouse Theatre Company
At Porthouse Theatre
Thursday, June 16th - Saturday, July 2nd

Based on the 1992 motion picture starring Whoopi Goldberg. When nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she ends up in protective custody in a place she never imagined: a convent. Posing as a nun, Deloris's disco style aggravates Mother Superior but injects new life and energy into the church and community.

June 16 - July 2, Porthouse Theatre, the grounds of Blossom Music Center, 330-672-3884

 Ohio Light Opera presents Kiss Me Kate
Ohio Light Opera
At Freedlander Theatre
Saturday, June 18th - Friday, August 12th

Ohio Light Opera launches its 38th season with Cole Porter's take on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. One of the supreme glories of American musical theater, the show bristles with captivating "Top 40" tunes in a dazzling variety of musical styles: "So in Love," "Why Can't You Behave?" "Always True to You in My Fashion," "I Hate Men," and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," to name just a few.

June 18 - Aug. 12 (presented in repertory), Freedlander Theatre, The College of Wooster, 330-263-2345

 Shakespeare's First Folio at the Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland Public Library
Monday, June 20th - Saturday, July 30th

The First Folio! fifty-state national tour offers those from Ohio a fabulous opportunity to experience this unique work that truly gave us Shakespeare. The book will be on display in the library, opened to Hamlet's famous "To be or not to be" speech, and visitors are invited to visit and encounter the original 1623 First Folio text for themselves.

June 20 - July 30, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, 216-623-2800

 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Ohio Light Opera
Ohio Light Opera
At Freedlander Theatre
Thursday, June 23rd - Saturday, August 13th

In his homespun musical about real-life Western folk heroes Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, Irving Berlin turned out one winsome song after another, including "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly," "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun," "The Girl that I Marry," "Anything You Can Do," and what became the unofficial entertainment anthem, "There's No Business like Show Business."

June 23 - August 13, Freedlander Theatre, The College of Wooster, 330-263-2345

 Boston Mills ArtFest
Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort
At Boston Mills Ski Resort
Friday, June 24th - Monday, July 4th

A nationally recognized fine art show, the show features a variety of artists from around the country showcasing various mediums and styles. The Boston Mills Artfest is really two completely separate shows on consecutive weekends. All artwork on display can be purchased at the show. In addition to the featured artists, there is also food, wine, and craft beer.

June 24 - 26 and July 1 - 3, Boston Mills/Brandywine, Peninsula, 330-467-2242

 Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents 'The Tempest'
Ohio Shakespeare Festival
At Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Friday, July 1st - Sunday, July 17th

The Tempest tells the story of the wizard Prospero and his daughter, who have been unjustly banished by an evil and jealous duke. The action is set on an enchanted desert island, haunted by air spirits and mutant monsters. Prospero seizes his opportunity when the duke's ship happens to sail by his island prison. Romance, comedy, and some mystical chaos ensue!

July 1 - 17, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Lagoon, Akron, 1-888-71-TICKETS

 Scientist Lecture Series #6
Holden Arboretum
At Warren H. Corning Visitor Center
Thursday, July 14th

This lecture features Jeff Diez, assistant professor of Plant Ecology at the University of California - Riverside.

Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m. Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, (440) 946-4400, ext 224


Arts & Cultural Organizations

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Member Benefits

As a way of saying “thanks” to WKSU members, many Northeast Ohio cultural organizations offer special benefits for cinema, museums, music, theatre and dance and more that include 2-for-1 performance tickets and other discounts.

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