Entertainment

Entertainment briefs, July 20

Gospel singing Saturday in Tiffin Gospel singing featuring The Miracles is to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Freewill Baptist Church, 129 Eighth Ave. For more information, call (419) 448-0566. ‘Dueling Pianos’ next in concert series FOSTORIA — Fostoria Community Arts Council is to ...

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY
Charles Groth as Arthur (left) and Darci Porter as the Lady of the Lake (right), along with their fellow cast members, perform during a dress rehearsal of The Ritz Players production of Monty Python’s “Spamalot” Tuesday.

You have a quest to see ‘Spamalot’

“Spamalot” is to be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and July 22, and at 2 p.m. July 23 at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. “Spamalot,” with a story and lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez and Idle, is a musical ripped off from the motion picture “Monty ...

Entertainment briefs, July 13

Auditions July 23-24 for FCT production of ‘Calendar Girls’ FREMONT — Fremont Community Theatre is to present “Calendar Girls” for the 2017-18 season and is to host auditions at 6:30 p.m. July 23-24. The show is to be directed by Amy Wylykanowitz and auditions are open for parts ...

TMAFweb

Music and art fest changing site, date

Changes are coming to the Tiffin Music and Art Festival this year, including a new date and location. The festival is to take place Aug. 25-26 in the Seneca County commissioners parking lot on Madison Street instead of at Hedges-Boyer Park, site of the event for the past five years. Nathan ...

‘Spider-Man’ swings $117 M

NEW YORK (AP) — “Spider-Man: Homecoming” swung past expectations, opening with an estimated $117 million in North America and giving a Sony Pictures a much needed hit. “Homecoming” was one of the biggest tests yet for the notion that domestic moviegoers are growing weary of sequels ...

Briefly, July 6

Intersection to close during parish festival South Washington Street is to be closed at the intersection of Coe, Melmore and Sycamore streets Saturday and Sunday during the St. Joseph summer festival and reopen at 11 p.m. Sunday. Salvation Army garage sale on Friday, Saturday The ...

Minions, ‘Baby Driver’ top box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Minions are still a box office force and original stories are scoring big, but not the R-rated comedy — even with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler behind it. Studio estimates Sunday say Universal Pictures and Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3” earned $75.4 million ...

St. Joseph hosts annual festival next weekend

Tiffin St. Joseph Festival is bringing new and familiar attractions to the community July 8 and 9. The festival, located at 36 Melmore St., is in its 65th year, said Del Ray Fox, a member of the festival committee. There will be new events this year, including a classic car and truck show ...

Entertainment Briefs, June 29

Willard parade steps off Saturday WILLARD — The 31st annual Festival in the Park Parade is to take place at 5 p.m. Saturday. The theme for this year’s parade is “Proud to Call Willard Home,” and features floats from groups within the Willard community. The parade is to start at ...

Family fulfills dream, opens dance studio

A mother and two daughters have come together to begin their dream of operating their own dance studio. On Pointe Performing Arts Studio LLC — now accepting registration for fall 2017 classes — is under the direction of Vicky Boehler and her daughters, Brooklyn and Kaitlyn Boehler. On ...

Entertainment Briefs, June 22

Free swim days, pizza nights at Sycamore pool SYCAMORE — First National Bank of Sycamore is sponsoring free community swim days and free pizza nights at Sycamore Community Pool. Beginning today, attendees are to be treated one day each week to free pizza and another day free swimming, ...

‘Cars 3’ speeds to box office top spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Wonder Woman” fell to second place in its third weekend in theaters, but it’s still doing the heavy lifting for the otherwise lackluster summer box office. While many worn-out franchises and franchise hopefuls continue to struggle to find a significant North ...

Entertainment briefs, June 15

‘Star-Spangled Cabaret’ set for July 7 BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., has announced a “Star-Spangled Cabaret” scheduled for 7 p.m. July 7, featuring an array of funny, patriotic and traditional songs and Broadway standards performed by new and familiar BSA ...

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY
Campers erect a tower of plastic cups in a team during a workshop Tuesday during The Ritz Summer Theater Camp.

Ritz camp lets its hair down with ‘Rapunzel’

The Ritz Theater Summer Camp is back in full swing this week and next week, debuting “Rapunzel” Friday. The summer camps are in their 19th year, said Ritz Education Director Dianne Pytel. Pytel said The Ritz partners with the Missoula Children’s Theater from Missoula, Montana, to run ...

‘Wonder Woman’ buries ‘The Mummy’ at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Cruise was no match for Wonder Woman. Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” wrapped up Cruise’s “The Mummy” at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $57.2 million in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal’s “The Mummy” ...

Female vocalists focus of The Ritz’s 2017-18 season

With more than 50 performances, The Ritz Theatre’s 2017-18 season will feature a “wide variety,” according to Executive Director Michael Strong. “No matter what you like, you will find something you can enjoy,” he said. Strong said in previous seasons, the focus was on male ...

‘Wonder Woman’ hits milestone

NEW YORK (AP) — “Wonder Woman” conquered milestones and movie myths at North American theaters, where the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film powered its way to a $100.5 million debut this weekend and became the biggest blockbuster ever directed by a woman. The well-reviewed movie ...

‘Quilt National’ exhibit brings art quilts to Hayes

FREMONT – Birds flourishing next to oil rigs, the moon and earthquakes are among the inspiration for art quilts featured in a special exhibit to open Friday at Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. “Quilt National” is to feature 20 contemporary art quilts that were entered in the ...

Reading program to begin June 5

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is working to “Build a Better World” as part of this year’s summer reading programming. Babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, adults and seniors are able to participate in programs that provide reading incentives through prizes and special events. Starting June ...