Entertainment

Entertainment Briefs, July 19

Carl Acuff Jr. to perform Saturday in Fostoria FOSTORIA — Carl Acuff Jr. is to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wainwright Amphitheater in Foundation Park, as part of the Fostoria Community Arts Council’s Summer Concert Series. Acuff has been performing since 1992. He and his band ...

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ tops charts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper,” in the dust. Sony Pictures estimated Sunday the animated family movie earned $44.1 million ...

Pay a call on ‘The Addams Family’ at The Ritz

“The Addams Family” features an original story. Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family — a man her parents have never met. Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do ...

Entertainment briefs, July 12

Farmers Market, Pizza Palooza, free concert and movie at East Green set for Saturday Events are planned all day for downtown Tiffin Saturday, beginning with a farmers market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on South Washington Street between Perry and Market streets. Then, stick around for the St. Joseph ...

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ buzzes to $76M

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite its heroes’ diminutive size, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” opened with typical Marvel might at the box office, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales. According to studio estimates Sunday, the “Ant-Man” sequel easily surpassed the $57 million debut of the ...

First show

A park in Tiffin that is to be the home of a summer concert series is to open its doors for the first time tonight. According to a news release, the East Green Amphitheater opens with the debut performance of a concert series. The first concert is sponsored by National Machinery while the ...

Star Theatre to present Disney classic today, Saturday, Sunday

UPPER SANDUSKY — The Star Theatre, 121 W. Wyandot Ave., is to present “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $15 for non-members and $12 for members. To make a reservation, call (419) 294-1211. The story includes characters including ...

History of baseball comes to life during ‘Festival in the Park’

WILLARD — Willard Park is to host a vintage base ball game at 7 p.m. Friday during the annual Festival in the Park. The Willard Sparks are to compete against The Willard Flash — which consists of high school baseball players, softball players and parents. The game is to take the ...

BSA to host auditions Monday, Tuesday for fall production

BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., is to present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” with auditions at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. One of Broadway’s greatest farces, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is a comedy in which Pseudolus, ...

Entertainment briefs, June 28

Tiffin University is to host TU Day at Cedar Point July 6  The community is invited to spend a day in the park or at Cedar Point Shores Waterpark for a discounted rate of $48 per person July 6. Community members can take advantage of this special TU rate by purchasing tickets online at ...

Entertainment briefs, June 21

Downtown markets, paint out The Seneca County Farmer’s Market in Downtown Tiffin is to return Saturday. The market is to begin at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m., rain or shine. Vendor set-up is to begin at 8 a.m. The market is located on South Washington Street between East Perry and East ...

‘Incredibles 2’ sets animation record with $180 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped “Incredibles 2” become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the eighth-highest film launch overall. Disney estimated Sunday the ...

Daughter records duet with late father

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Cornell’s daughter has released a recording of a duet with her late father as part of an emotional tribute to the late rocker on Father’s Day. Toni Cornell released the duet of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” Sunday along with a note thanking her dad for ...

Theatre Summer Camp underway

This week has kicked off The Ritz Theatre Summer Camp, featuring the play “Robin Hood.” Missoula Children’s Theatre returns for The Ritz Theatre’s 20th year of summer camps. Over 60 children each week are to take part in the play. “This is a 20-year partnership, Dianne Pytel, ...

Entertainment briefs, June 14

BSA to host auditions for children’s theater production BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts is to host open auditions for “Aesop, Come Back!” at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at BSA, 205 Maple St. Performances are to be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12. In an ...

‘Ocean’s 8’ opens with $41.5M to top weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — “Ocean’s 8,” the female-fronted overhaul of the starry “Ocean’s” heist franchise, opened with an estimated $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend’s top spot from the fast-falling “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” At a lower price point and in less ...

‘The Band’s Visit’ dances away with a leading 10 Tonies

NEW YORK (AP) — The American, grown-up musical “The Band’s Visit” outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” for the most Tony Awards Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical. It’s based on a 2007 Israeli film of the ...

Disneyland Paris enters Marvel universe with Avengers theme

CHESSY, France (AP) — Helicopters, concept cars and SWAT teams shrouded in smoke heralded the launch of the first Avengers-themed season at Disneyland Paris following the announcement of plans for a $2.5 billion park expansion that will feature Marvel superheroes. Movie and sports stars, ...

New Ritz music season is a little country, little rock ’n’ roll

The Ritz Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season “with something for everyone,” according to Theatre Director Michael Strong. The season is to kick off in Sept. 7 with Bostyx, a tribute to the bands Boston and Styx. “Those who grew up listening to both Boston and Styx will enjoy ...

Entertainment Briefly, June 7

FCA starts concert series FOSTORIA — Fostoria Community Arts Council is to kick off its summer concert series with Brent Lowery and the Drifters 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wainwright Amphitheater. Brent Lowery and the Drifters will bring a revival of real country music with a ...