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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

 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

 Porthouse Theatre presents 'Footloose'
Porthouse Theatre Company
At Porthouse Theatre
Thursday, July 28th - Sunday, August 14th

When high school student Ren moves from Chicago to a rural town, he isn't prepared for some of the town's strict rules, such as a ban on dancing. Teaming up with the local reverend's daughter, Ren sets out to prove that dancing isn't dangerous but just a fun part of life. Based on the hit movie.

July 28 - Aug. 14, Porthouse Theatre, the Grounds of Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, 330-672-3884

 Weathervane Playhouse presents 'Willy Wonka'
Weathervane Community Playhouse
Friday, July 29th - Sunday, August 14th

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film along with new numbers, Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

July 29 - Aug. 14, Weathervane Playhouse, Akron, 330-836-2626

 Renaissance Theatre presents 'Beauty and the Beast'
Renaissance Theatre
Saturday, July 30th - Sunday, August 7th

One of the most beloved musicals of our time, this heart-warming Disney classic comes to life before your very eyes. A treat for the entire family, featuring a cast of local professional and amateurs under the direction of Michael Thomas.

July 30, 31, Aug. 6, 7, Renaissance Theatre, Mansfield, 419-522-2726


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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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