Entertainment

Heidelberg theater season

The Heidelberg University School of Music & Theatre will take audiences on a wild ride during its 2019-20 theater season, recently announced by Director Stephen Svoboda. According to Svoboda, the five productions will explore the adventures that lurk everywhere in our lives. The theme of ...

Barbershop concert scheduled

UPPER SANDUSKY — Barbershop Harmony will return to the Star Theatre in Upper Sandusky 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 as the community theatre holds its “Evening of Barbershop,” 121 W. Wyandot Ave. This biannual concert is held to raise funds for the local theatre’s scholarship fund. This year’s ...

BSA Children’s Theatre to present musical

BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Children’s Theatre is to present “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.,” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m., Aug. 18, in the Hirt Theater at 205 Maple St. Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the ...

The best is yet to come: Two new musicals on stage at Ohio Star Theater

SUGARCREEK — Ohio Star Theater is to be offering two, brand new shows to round out the 2019 season. Beginning Aug. 23, “A Simple Sanctuary” is an exciting, suspenseful story with twists and turns you won’t expect. The story is based on a novel by Beverly and David Lewis. The story ...

‘Kamp Kaos’ is taking over the stage in Fremont

FREMONT — Fremont Community Youth Theatre is to present “Kamp Kaos” during its summer camp at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Reservations are available by calling the box office hotline at (419) 332-0695, or by visiting the box office 30 minutes prior to show start ...

Star production of ‘Mary Poppins’ continues this weekend

UPPER SANDUSKY — The Star Players, Inc. are in final preparation for this summer’s musical production. Disney and Cameron McIntosh’s Mary Poppins, The Broadway Musical, which opened last Friday, is directed by Scott Persinger. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with Sunday ...

‘Youtheatre’ schedules auditions for fall production

FINDLAY — Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is hosting auditions for Youtheatre’s fall production of “James and the Giant Peach” at 6 p.m. Aug. 2 and at 10 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Marathon Center, 200 W. Main Cross St. Auditions are open to students in grades 6-12 including an ...

Entertainment briefs

TAG to host annual photo contest Tiffin Art Guild will present its annual Photo Competition & Show in August. The grand opening celebration will take place 4-6 p.m. Aug. 3 and awards will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all ...

The Titanic makes a stop at The Ritz

The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the 20th century. The musical play, “Titanic,” examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship — ...

Community Calendar, July 11

Events & Activities Today Story Time, 11 a.m. Mohawk Community Library, 200 S. Sycamore Ave., Sycamore. For children ages 3-8. Baby Play Date, 11 a.m.-noon, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St. For babies ages birth to 18 months and their caregivers. For more information, ...

Box office ‘fatigue’ continues

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brand familiarity isn’t everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with ...

‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ bests ‘Dark Phoenix’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After nearly 20 years and a dozen films, the current manifestation of X-Men movies is going out with a whimper. Scorched by poor reviews, the $200 million “Dark Phoenix” earned a franchise low of $33 million from 3,721 North American locations over the weekend for a ...

Diminished ‘Godzilla’ still tops box office

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top spot from “Aladdin” and roared louder than Elton John at the weekend box office, but it still left a notably smaller footprint on North American theaters than its city-wrecking predecessors. “Godzilla: ...

Entertainment briefs, May 23

T-SPL offering trip to space museum Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and Allen Eiry Center are to offer a visit to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum June 6. The bus is to depart at 8:15 a.m. from the Allen Eiry Center. The trip is limited to 50 participants. This event is part of the 2019 ...

‘John Wick 3’ dethrones ‘Avengers: Endgame’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of “Avengers: Endgame.” Studios Sunday say “John Wick: ...

Entertainment briefs, May 16

Barbershop Chorus to perform BOWLING GREEN — The Voices of Harmony Barbershop Chorus is to present “An Evening of A Capella” at 7 p.m. May 25 at First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green. The chorus will be performing a mix of both religious and secular music. Admission is free, ...

Entertainment briefs, May 9

Ritz Players to present ‘Next to Normal’ next two weekends The Ritz Players are to present the musical drama “Next to Normal” this weekend and the next. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 18, and at 2 p.m. May 19 in The National Theatre, at the rear of 30 S. ...

‘Avengers Endgame’ nears global record with over $2 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Avengers: Endgame” continued its global domination at the box office in a second week victory lap that saw the blockbuster cross the $2 billion mark in record time and unseat “Titanic” as the second highest-grossing film ever worldwide. Domestically, newcomers, ...

FCT to present ‘Little Mermaid’

FREMONT — Fremont Community Theatre is to present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and May 10, 11, 17 and 18, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 and 19, in the theater at 1551 Dickinson St. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories and the animated ...