Entertainment

‘Thor’ tops ‘Daddy’s Home 2,’ ‘Orient Express’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The God of Thunder isn’t ready to relinquish his box office throne yet. Studios estimated Sunday that “Thor: Ragnarok” added $56.6 million from North American theaters in its second weekend, bringing its domestic total to $211.6 million. The film, from Disney and ...

Down the rabbit hole

The Ritz Teen Thespian Guild is to present “Alice in Wonderland” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Based on the classic by Lewis Carroll and adapted by Anne Coulter Martens, ...

Entertainment briefs, Nov. 9

Heidelberg music, singing groups to perform fall concert Heidelberg University’s Singing Collegians and the Jazz Ensemble are to share the stage for their fall concert at 7 p.m. Friday in Wickham Great Hall on Heidelberg’s campus. The 15-member Jazz Ensemble is to take the stage first, ...

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and Disney flex their might

NEW YORK (AP) — “Thor: Ragnarok” thundered to one of the year’s best box-office debuts with an estimated $121 million domestically, proving again — just as its flexing its muscle — the might of the Walt Disney Co. The robust debut for the third “Thor” movie was a welcome shot ...

Entertainment briefs, Nov. 2

HU Symphonic Band’s fall concert Friday Heidelberg University’s Symphonic Band, under the direction of Jonathan Waters, is to perform its fall concert at 7 p.m. Friday in Brenneman Music Hall. The Symphonic Band’s concert repertoire is built around the theme “What’s in a Word?” ...

’Berg band to debut uniforms at game

This weekend, during homecoming activities, those who attend the Heidelberg University football game are to see new marching band uniforms and instruments. For the past year, Jonathan Waters, director of bands and assistant professor of music education at Heidelberg, has been working on ...

Alternate Ending plans CD release event for Oct. 28

A local band is to release its second full-length album this month with an event at Bears Den, 68 E. Perry St. The members of the band Alternate Ending have been together for eight years, according to Dustin Ritchie, vocals. All members are Tiffin natives, including Jayson Ritchie, drummer; ...

Entertainment briefs, Oct. 19

Civil War museum, Greenlawn Cemetery to host trolley tours Sunday The Green Lawn Cemetery Association is partnering with the American Civil War Museum of Ohio to present “Where History Comes Alive” trolley tours from noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The Civil War museum is to host visitors and serve ...

‘Happy Death Day’ scares off ‘Blade Runner’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well. This weekend the “Groundhog Day”-like horror pic “Happy Death Day” scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven “Blade ...

‘Rudy’ Ruettiger to be speaker at Good Morning World breakfast

For its Good Morning World Breakfast series, Tiffin University is to welcome one of the most famous graduates of the University of Notre Dame. At 7:30 a.m. Oct. 26 in the Marion Centeron Miami Street on the campus of TU, motivational speaker Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, is to present excerpts ...

Motivational speaker to kick off library series

Along with Tiffin University’s Good Morning World event, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is introducing a new speaker series with Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger as the first guest. The series, “Foundation Speakers,” is to begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Columbian High School auditorium, 300 S. ...

Entertainment briefs, Oct. 12

Live, from The Ritz, it’s Friday Night The Ritz Theatre is to host Friday Night Live at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $10. The featured artists include J. Scott Franklin, Tree of Life and Daniel Dick. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ pulls in older guys

NEW YORK (AP) — “Blade Runner 2049” had the pedigree, the stars and the stellar reviews. But even though the highly touted sequel had seemingly everything going for it, something didn’t click with audiences. The big-budget, handsomely crafted sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic opened ...

Entertainment briefs, Oct. 5

State Theatre to present ‘Nosferatu,’ adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula’ SANDUSKY — Sandusky State Theatre and Ghostly Manor Thrill Center are to present “Nosferatu,” a silent movie, with organ accompaniment by Stephen Warner at 7 p.m. Oct. 26. “Nosferatu” is the ...

Foreign language

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Nancy Betz of Tiffin, as Betty Meeks (right), attempts to communicate to Scott Havice of Fremont, as Charlie Baker (left), during The Ritz Players’ dress rehearsal of “The Foreigner” Monday. The Ritz Theatre and The Ritz Players are to present “The ...

‘It’ edges out ‘American Made’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After dipping to No. 2 last weekend, “It” has regained control of the North American box office in its fourth weekend in theaters. The movie beat out the new Tom Cruise film “American Made” and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” But it was a close race that could ...

Holocaust survivor to speak at Heidelberg Tuesday

A concentration camp survivor is to be the keynote speaker during the Heidelberg University’s eighth annual Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture series Tuesday and Wednesday exploring the theme of Holocaust. Walter Ziffer of North Carolina, a professor, theologian, scholar and author, is to share ...

Entertainment briefs, Sept. 28

Opening auditions Sunday at The Ritz for ‘The Nutcracker’ Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet production of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” is to have open auditions for young girls and boys ages 3-17 starting at 1 p.m. Sunday at The National Theatre at The Ritz Theatre, 30 ...

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 ...