Entertainment

Ritz welcomes Wynonna

Wynonna Judd, lead singer for Wynonna & the Big Noise, performs at The Ritz Theatre Friday.

Heidelberg presents ‘Diary of Anne Frank’

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Sam Stohlman, as Otto Frank, talks about the importance of staying hidden to Emma Brockwell, as Anne Frank, Tuesday during the Heidelberg University School of Music and Theatre’s dress rehearsal for “The Diary of Anne Frank.” The production is to take place at ...

Entertainment briefs, Sept. 21

Wynonna & The Big Noise coming to The Ritz Friday Wynonna & The Big Noise are to bring their Roots & Revival tour to The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets range from $30 to $60 and can be purchased by calling (419) 448-8544, by stopping by the box ...

‘It’ stomps ‘Mother’ with $60M in its second week

NEW YORK (AP) — The Stephen King adaption “It” continues to scare up record ticket sales, taking in an estimated $60 million in its second week and leaving a paltry $7.5 million for Darren Aronofsky’s audacious genre-bending psychological thriller “mother!” New Line and Warner ...

Festival emphasizes its heritage

History is to come alive again this weekend during the 39th annual Tiffin-Seneca County Heritage Festival. Activities are to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the German Heritage Block and at 9 p.m. in City Lot 7 and continue Saturday — with a parade at 10:30 a.m. — and resume at 1 p.m. Sunday ...

Visiting prof bringing more changes to ’Berg theater program

Starting his first full year with the Heidelberg University School of Music and Theatre department, a visiting assistant professor has many changes in mind to grow the department. Stephen Svoboda came to Heidelberg halfway through last season and already has implemented several initiatives to ...

Entertainment briefs, Sept. 14

Church bakery open during Heritage Fest Trinity Church is to host the Stone Church Bakery as part of Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival weekend 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 131 E. Perry St. Home-baked bread, pies, cookies, sweet rolls, snacks and jellies are to be sold. Lunch is ...

‘It’ floats away with record $117.2 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ‘It’ is a hit. The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. shattered records over the weekend earning $117.2 million from 4,103 locations according to studio estimates Sunday. Not only is “It” the largest-ever opening for a horror movie and the ...

Peek behind the facade with Riverside Ramble Sept. 17

The upcoming Behind the Facade Walking Tour is to focus on one of Tiffin’s most historic neighborhoods. The Riverside Ramble tour – to take place 2-5 p.m. Sept. 17 during Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival — is to take attendees along the river on Frost Parkway, Adams Street and North ...

Entertainment briefs, Sept. 7

Bucyrus theater plans auditions, dates for production BUCYRUS — Bucyrus Little Theatre has announced auditions and performance dates for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Auditions are set for 6 p.m. Sept. 17-18 at 130 Songer Ave. For more information and a list ...

HU production postponed

Heidelberg University School of Music & Theatre event, the “Belle of Amherst,” scheduled for Friday has been canceled and is to be rescheduled for a later date.

Entertainment briefs, Aug. 31

BSA schedules auditions for fall production BELLEVUE — The Bellevue Society for the Arts is it host open auditions for an updated version of “The Pirates of Penzance” at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the 205 Maple St. theater. A take on one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular ...

Fostoria native creating film/TV production company

FOSTORIA — A Fostoria native has been building his acting and film/TV production career and now is establishing his own production company. Nathan Hammer, a 2011 St. Wendelin High School graduate, has attended Lourdes University and Terra State Community College. Hammer has been working ...

Entertainment briefs, Aug. 24

Heidelberg to explore famed poet’s life as season kicks off Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre is to kick off its 2017-18 performance season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Gundlach Theatre with the one-woman show, “The Belle of Amherst,” performed by guest artist Jennifer ...

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ outdoes ‘Logan Lucky’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Critics loved “Logan Lucky” and gave a big collective shrug to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” but when it came to the test of the marketplace, audiences went their own way. The two action flicks faced off this weekend, and “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” emerged the ...

Site change

Festival-goers will experience a “classic rock feel” during the 2017 Tiffin Music & Art Festival. The festival, which changed dates and location, will take place Aug. 25-26 in the Seneca County Commissioners parking lot, 111 Madison St. The festival begins at 6 p.m. Friday in the ...

Catch ‘Elusive Memories’ at TU

Tiffin University art gallery to feature artwork on the connection of photography and memory in an upcoming exhibition. Work by Deborah Orloff is to be on display in the TU Dianne Kidd Gallery Wednesday through Sept. 20. Orloff’s exhibit, titled “Elusive Memory,” is to feature some ...

Entertainment briefs, Aug. 17

North Coast band to play final Verandah Concert of season FREMONT — Big band music from the World War II era is to be featured during the final Verandah Concert of 2017 at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. The concert is to feature North Coast ...

‘Annabelle’ scares up $35 million

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Conjuring” spinoff “Annabelle: Creation” scared up an estimated $35 million in North American theaters over the weekend, making it easily the top film and giving the lagging August box office a shot in the arm. The opening came close to matching the film’s ...

He got as far as Capitol Hill

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Children’s Theatre is to present “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Hirt Theater, 205 Maple St., Bellevue. Based on the award-winning 1970s cartoons, the fast-paced ...