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TU a cappella group to perform at The Ritz Friday

Friday Night Live at The Ritz will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $10 and the event is sponsored by Tong’s Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing. The Friday Night Live series features live music and entertainment. Each Friday Night Live ...

Entertainment briefs, Nov. 7

Heidelberg Theatre pits comedy vs. tragedy in plays Heidelberg University Theatre will close out its fall schedule with two Greek plays this weekend. Students are to perform “Lysistrata” and “Oedipus” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Gundlach Theatre. Both plays ...

Ritz Players bring to the stage ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

The Ritz Players are set to perform “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 26 and Nov. 2; 10 a.m. Nov. 1; and 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird opens in a sleepy Alabama town in the midst of the Great Depression, where Scout and her ...

Heidelberg to celebrate homecoming this weekend

Alumni will return beginning Friday for a weekend filled with events designed around a carnival theme as Heidelberg University celebrates its homecoming activities. In conjunction with Homecoming, the university is hosting a celebration of the sciences highlighted by the 50th anniversary of ...

FCT to feature ‘Dracula: The Musical’

FREMONT — Fremont Community Theatre, and Director Tracy Armentrout, announce the first show of the 64th season: “Dracula: The Musical.” Performance dates are two weekends at the theater, 1515 Dickinson St. This musical spoof on the classic horror story of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” ...

Country music artist Nail comes to The Ritz

David Nail & The Well Ravens are set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ritz Theater, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $25 to $55 and can be purchased at the box office by calling (419) 448-8544 or online at www.ritztheatre.org. Nail has spent a decade leaving his unique mark on ...

Old Heidelberg friends collaborate for concert

Enjoy a celebration of American song when old friends Doug McConnell, professor of music and composition at Heidelberg University, and Bill Reyer, professor emeritus of English and creative writing, combine their gifts and shared interests. They will perform a recital for baritone and ...

Pop, rock music icons to perform at the Ritz

With the hits “Africa,” “Rosanna” and “Hold the Line,” Toto is to bring their 40 Trips Around the Sun Tour to the Ritz Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $65-$95 and can be purchased by calling the Ritz at (419) 448-8544, online at www.ritztheatre.org, or at the box ...

Entertainment Briefs

Queen tribute band to perform at the Ritz The Queen Tribute band Queen Flash will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $15-$30 and can be purchased by calling the Ritz at (419) 448-8544, online at www.ritztheatre.org, or at the box ...

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 ...