Entertainment

Holiday focus of Ritz ‘Friday Night’ series

The Ritz Theatre is to present Friday Night Live, featuring horns and holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Friday in The National Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, call (419) 448-8544 or visit www.ritztheatre.org. Performers include The Tuba Family Players, a ...

Ritz plans auditions for ‘Deathtrap’

The Ritz Players are to host open auditions for its production of “Deathtrap” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday in The National Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Performance dates are Feb. 16, 17, 24 and 25. There are roles for three men ages 20-60 and two woman ages 40-60. The production, ...

BSA to produce ‘A Christmas Carol’

BELLEVUE – Bellevue Society for the Arts is to present “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-23 and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23 in The Hirt Theatre, 205 Maple St. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ...

‘Coco’ tops box office before ‘Star Wars’ hits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The animated family film “Coco” has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre-“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” weekend in theaters. Disney estimated Sunday that “Coco” added $18.3 million, which would bring its domestic total to $135.5 million. The ...

‘Nutcracker’ returns

PHOTO SUBMITTED The Von Heidecke Chicago Festival Ballet is coming to The Ritz Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to perform “The Nutcracker.” The production involves more than 16 professional dancers as well as numerous local children. Tickets cost $40 for adults and $30 for children ...

TubaChristmas time

PHOTO SUBMTTED Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre is gearing up to host the 26th annual TubaChristmas at 3 p.m. Sunday in Wickham Great Hall, located on campus. Local and area tuba and euphonium players of all ages are invited to gather to perform a program of ...

Entertainment briefs, Dec. 7

Clyde arts program announces season CLYDE – The Communities for the Arts has announced the 2018 season lineup. Tickets for the 2018 season are available for the performances to take place in the Clyde High School auditorium. The season is to kick off Feb. 10 with Jungle Bob. Tickets for ...

North Cost concert, big bands to perform

PORT CLINTON — The North Coast Concert Band and the North Coast Big Band are to perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Port Clinton High School auditorium. Under the direction of John Kustec, the bands are to perform various styles of music, including holiday favorites.

Terra choral to perform with symphony

FREMONT — Terra State Choral Society is to perform with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and Toledo Choral Society at 4 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral. For ticket information, visit www.toledosymphony.com.

The flipside of Christmas, as told by an elf

Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre is to present “Santaland Diaries,” a collection of stories by humorist David Sedaris at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Gundlach Theatre. The production is a one-man show to be performed by David Cotter, a Heidelberg adjunct music instructor ...

First Step to host coat drive

FOSTORIA — First Step is to host the annual coat give away 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at First Step Health Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave. Through a partnership with First Federal and Old Fort Bank, First Step is to provide coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens to ...

Pixar’s ‘Coco’ feasts on ‘Justice League’

NEW YORK (AP) — Pixar’s “Coco” sang its way to the fourth-best Thanksgiving weekend ever with an estimated $71.2 million over the five-day weekend, a total that easily toppled Warner Bros.’ “Justice League.” “Coco” rode strong reviews and an A-plus CinemaScore from audiences ...

Businesses plan ‘girls’ night out’ to benefit area foster families

Three local businesses are sponsoring a “girls’ night out” event benefiting area foster families Dec. 1. Simply Susan’s, Julie’s Jubilee Salon and Melissa Perry Photography are to present a fashion show at 7 p.m. at The Renaissance of Tiffin, 129 S. Washington St. The fashion show ...

Entertainment briefs, Nov. 23

Experience Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ Heidelberg style Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre is to re-imagine Charles Dickens’ yuletide classic for its annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. “A Heidelberg Christmas ...

‘Justice League’ disappoints with $96 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only in the modern era of superhero films could a $96 million opening weekend be considered anything less than impressive. But that’s the situation Warner Bros. and DC’s “Justice League” find themselves in. The big budget superhero mashup came in well under ...

Beatrice learns to adjust to changes in friend

Dear Readers, Beatrice Zinker prefers being upside down and actually does her best thinking that way. She sees the world differently than those around her. Even in her own family she sticks out, being the middle child with a sister who is exactly like their mother and a brother who is exactly ...

Coming attractions, Nov. 19

Library Programs Build a gingerbread-style home Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Make a Gingerbread (Style) House” 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Frost Kalnow room of the library, 77 Jefferson St. Families are to register for a start time of 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Families ...

The brave bowman: a folktale from India

Adapted by Amy Friedman Illustrated by Meredith Johnson Once upon a time, a young man was so skilled with his bow, people called him the brave bowman. He might have been famous, but he was exceedingly small and had a crooked back. He knew this would stand in the way of all he wished to ...

Live at the Ritz

Members of the Heidelberg Chapter of the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association perform during Friday Night Live at the Ritz Theatre in Tiffin Friday.

Olivia Newton-John to spend evening at Ritz

The Ritz Theatre is to welcome a four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, community activist and breast cancer “thriver” this weekend. Internationally recognized Olivia Newton-John is to perform “An Evening with Olivia Newton-John” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Newton-John has a ...