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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

 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

 Porthouse Theatre presents Ring of Fire
Porthouse Theatre Company
At Porthouse Theatre
Thursday, July 7th - Saturday, July 23rd

The music of legendary singer/songwriter/man in black Johnny Cash comes to life on stage in Ring of Fire as a small ensemble of performers weave a story out of some of America's best known songs.

July 7 - 23, Porthouse Theatre, the grounds of Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, 330-672-3884

 Mercury Theatre presents Finian's Rainbow
Mercury Theatre Company
At Regina Hall
Friday, July 8th - Saturday, July 23rd

Set in the mythical southern state of Missitucky, Finian's Rainbow pits a charming Irish dreamer and his headstrong daughter against the host of complications that await them in their newly adopted land: a bigoted southern Senator, a credit crisis, a pesky leprechaun, and, of course, a complicated love affair that gives birth to some of the most witty, charming and heartfelt songs ever written for the stage.

July 8 - 23, Regina Hall, Notre Dame College, South Euclid, 216-771-5862, BOGO tickets for July 9 with WKSU member card

 Kent State University Trumbull presents 'Schoolhouse Rock Live'
Kent State University Trumbull Theatre
Friday, July 15th - Sunday, July 31st

Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction."

July 15-31, Kent State University Trumbull, Library/Theatre Building, Warren, 330-675-8887

 Apollo's Fire presents Sugarloaf Mountain
Apollo's Fire
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Saturday, July 16th - Saturday, July 23rd

Long ago, the sparkling fiddle tunes and haunting ballads of the British Isles came across the water, taking root in the hills of Virginia. They mingled with Southern hymns and African spirituals – creating the soulful music we call Appalachian. Apollo's Fire's acclaimed production brings together music, singing and dancing as the people of the mountains raise their voices in celebration of daily life.

July 16, Laurel School's Butler Campus; July 17, Avon Lake UCC; July 22, The Bath Church UCC; Geauga Lyric Theatre, Chardon, 216-320-0012 ex 1

 Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents 'Robin Hood: An Adventure with Music'
Ohio Shakespeare Festival
At Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Thursday, July 21st - Sunday, July 24th

A rollicking time for the whole family, OSF's Family Theatre programming features original stagings of beloved literary classics. Robin Hood: An Adventure with Music is entertainment for the whole family. Prior to the performance, stroll the gardens at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and meet Robin, Marian, and the Merry Men.

July 21-24 at 7:30 p.m., the Lagoon at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, 1-888-71-TICKETS

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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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