Entertainment

‘The Fate of the Furious’ laps new films at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Fate of the Furious” sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller “Unforgettable” and historical drama “The Promise” in the dust. Universal Pictures’ eighth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise earned $38.7 ...

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The Columbian High School wind ensemble practices Wednesday afternoon, preparing to perform at state competition Saturday at Findlay High School.

Columbian band students in state contest

For the sixth year in a row, Columbian High School band students will get a chance to perform at state competition Saturday. Fifty-four students who make up the high school’s wind ensemble are to perform three pieces at 10 a.m. at Findlay High School after earning superior ratings at ...

Entertainment briefs, April 20

trideaDANCE to perform Saturday at Ritz trideaDANCE, the resident contemporary dance collaborative of The Ritz Theatre, is to return for its 11th annual spring performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Ritz, 30 S. Washington St. The new program is to feature performers from throughout Ohio, ...

‘Fast and the Furious’ on road to record global debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The eighth installment in the “Fast and the Furious” is on the path to becoming the biggest worldwide debut of all time, besting “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Jurassic World.” Universal Pictures Sunday estimated “The Fate of the Furious” would earn a ...

’Berg production this weekend

Heidelberg University School of Music and Theatre is preparing for its spring production, the “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Show dates are 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Gundlach Theatre on the Heidelberg campus. The story follows a group of six ...

Entertainment briefs, April 6

Profs collaborate for concert Sunday A collaboration a decade in the making is to come to fruition at 7 p.m. Sunday in Brenneman Music Hall. The poetry of Heidelberg University’s English professor Bill Reyer and the compositions of music professor Doug McConnell are to blend together for ...

Whodunit … and what was done?

PHOTO SUBMITTED The Tiffin University Dragon’s Den Players are pictured rehearsing their most recent production, “The Long Red Herring,” a comedy thriller by Pat Cook. The show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in TU’s Osceola Theatre, located inside ...

Air Supply

Entertainment briefs, March 30

No foolin’: Air Supply to perform in Tiffin Air Supply is to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets cost $50-$90. Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Sydney, ...

Mummies not a wrap

Due to illness, today’s performance by Here Come The Mummies at The Ritz Theatre has been postponed until 7:30 p.m. May 6. Tickets already purchased are to be honored on the new date.

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Classic set for Calvert stage

Calvert Catholic High School students rehearse Thursday for their upcoming production of “The Pajama Game.” Performances are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for children and seniors. “The Pajama Game” is a 1955 Tony Award winner for Best Musical and Best ...

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The New Riegel High School a cappella group, Jacket Company, is announced the third place finisher at the International Competition of High School A Cappella in February.

NR’s Jackey Company takes third at high school competition Feb. 24

NEW RIEGEL – The New Riegel High School a cappella group recently placed third in a high school competition. The Jacket Company is an a cappella group, meaning no instruments are used, only the human voice. The group began as a show choir in 1989 and was switched to an a cappella group in ...

Columbian to present ‘Cinderella’

Lauren Buskirk as Ella (right) and Campbell Holben as Prince Topher (left) dance for the first time at the ball during a rehearsal of Columbian High School’s presentation of the 2013 Broadway version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ...

Entertainment briefs, March 23

Here Come the Mummies back to The Ritz Saturday The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., is to present the return of Here Come the Mummies at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of what appear to be 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies. The 2017 Friction ...

Get a ‘Clue’ this weekend at St. Wendelin

Sophia Weaver as Mrs. White (left) and Ian Starn as Professor Plum work to dissuade the audience of who killed Mr. Boddy as the St. Wendelin Drama Club presents “Clue: The Musical.” The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $8 for ...

Carey plans colorful musical weekend

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY The cast of Carey High School’s spring production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” danced across the stage during final rehearsals. The production is scheduled for 7 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $10 ...

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Pictured are Megan Gillig as Annabel Glick (right) and Wyatt Priceas Harry Witherspoon in Mohawk Local Schools’ production of “Lucky Stiff.”

Mohawk to present ‘Lucky Stiff’

The production “Lucky Stiff” is a musical farce. The story centers on a regular Joe working as a shoe salesman in England, Mr. Harry Witherspoon. Harry learns he is about to inherit $6 million. Harry’s uncle Anthony, whom he has never met, managed a casino in Atlantic City before being ...

Entertainment briefs, March 16

TAG to host next art exhibition The Tiffin Art Guild and Gallery is to host an art exhibition, starting with an open reception at 6 p.m., Friday, featuring the art of Harry Melroy, a retired Mohawk Local Schools art teacher. BSA tweens to present ‘Seussical: The Musical’ BELLEVUE – ...

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Seniors Hannah Whitman (right) as Belle and Dylan Noon as Beast rehearse for Old Fort High School’s production of Disney’s “The Beauty and The Beast: The Broadway Musical.” Production dates are Friday and Saturday.

Broadway classic set for Old Fort High School

The Beauty and The Beast: The Broadway Musical Production dates are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Old Fort High School. Tickets can be purchased at the high school office. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Based on the ...

Interdenominational conference April 8 to feature 3 speakers

For its 27th year, Women A.C.T. is sponsoring a one-day interdominational conference to help recharge women spiritually. The theme for the Women A.C.T. (Acclaiming Christ Together) conference is “For Such a Time as This” from Esther 4:14. “Esther was a queen and was an unlikely person ...

Entertainment briefs, March 9

Eat for good Wednesday, support United Way Carmies BBQ and Grill, 2460 S. SR 231, is to donate 15 percent of sales 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday when a flier is presented to help support the Tiffin-Seneca United Way. To find a flier, visit www.tiffin-seneca-unitedway.org or call (419) ...