October 7

RENspiration Classroom: Pigeons and Buses and Bathtubs – OH MY!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Pigeons and Buses and Bathtubs - OH MY! (AGES 3-5) 4 weeks, beginning Wednesday, October 7th @ 10:00 am30 minutes - limit 8 students per session CAN the Pigeon drive a bus? Using the popular Pigeon book series, young learners will follow their feathered friend as he adventures forth to test the water…and himself! Students...

October 7

RENspiration Classroom: Stellar and Seuss-ified Characters

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Stellar and Seuss-ified Characters (GRADES K-2) 4 weeks, beginning Wednesday, October 7th @ 4:30 PM40 minutes - limit 8 students per session, minimum of four participants Oh, the thinks YOU can think! The latest in our “Creating Characters” series, participants will explore a new readers’ theatre-style script, Seuss-style! Students will explore the fantastical places created...

October 8

RENspiration Classroom: Improv-R-US – EPIC Game Play!

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Improv-R-Us – EPIC Game Play! (GRADES 6-8) 4 weeks, beginning Thursday, October 8th @ 4:00 PM40 minutes - limit 12 students per session, minimum of six participants Improv GAMES – The EPIC POWER of “Yes, and…”! Based upon the Ren’s popular Improv Underground program, the Improv-R-Us series provides students in grades 6-8 with an online platform upon...

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Cabaret

Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 2:30 PM (Other Show Times)

Based on a 1939 novel by Christopher Isherwood and a 1951 play by John Van Druten, Cabaret features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in Berlin, encounters Sally Bowles at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where she sings. When she is fired by...

October 17

MSO: Mash-Up

Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM

10/15/20: The INSIDE of the theatre is SOLD-OUT. The Drive-in option is still available. Come celebrate the opening concert in the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra's 90th Season! Back by popular demand is the Singing Competition for everyone. In the Fall of 2019, 26 talented singers entered the competition and thousands of votes by Renaissance fans were...

October 24

Film: Hocus Pocus

Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Back by popular demand! After three long centuries, three sisters, who happen to be witches, are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night.  The only hope to save Salem are two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat. Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, this iconic hit of the 90's is...

October 31

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Probably the oddest, most off-the-wall cult film ever made, this kinky rock'n'roll science fiction horror satire is everybody's favorite midnight show. A young couple stumbles into a castle inhabited by weirdos from the planet Transylvania including Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry) a transvestite Frankenstein in rhinestone heels. A marvelous musical spoof that urges, "Give...

November 8

Youth Strings: Fall Concert

Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: THE MSYS FALL CONCERT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Held at Mansfield Senior High School's Auditorium. The Mansfield Symphony Youth Strings ensemble performs a concert of classical and contemporary repertoire under the baton of Anthony Springer.

November 16 (multi-day)

Cinderella: The Broadway Musical

Monday, November 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM

From November 16-December 5, you can watch Cinderella from the comfort of your home as many times as you want. After purchase, you will get an email confirmation with the URL to stream this show on any device with a web browser! Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that’s...

December 13

Youth Orchestra: Holiday Prelude

Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 3:30 PM

Performing a holiday concert, the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra is made up of North Central Ohio's finest youth musicians, primarily in high school from a 12-county region. This concert will feature the orchestra performing new arrangements of familiar holiday music and holiday music that may not be quite as familiar. A few classics of orchestral...

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The Renaissance Holiday Special

Friday, December 25, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Other Show Times)

Join us for The Renaissance Holiday Special, featuring music from the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. Even though we couldn’t hold our usual concert this season, we want to give you a holiday experience you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. A selection of festive music set to beautiful visuals. This special features pieces...

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Dreamgirls: The Virtual Concert Experience

Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 8:00 PM (Other Show Times)

Originally having opened on Broadway on December 20th, 1981, this dazzling musical was nominated for an astounding 13 Tony Awards and went on to become a critically-acclaimed motion picture starring Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy, and Jamie Foxx. Based on the lives and careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, James Brown, The Shirelles, and...

March 1 (multi-day)

Mansfield Symphony: Virtual Concert Experience

Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM

The Mansfield Symphony is proud to bring you a virtual concert like you've never seen before. Starting March 1, you'll be able to stream a virtual concert experience featuring the Mansfield Symphony Strings. Starting at $10, you'll be able to stream the concert as many times as you desire from March 1, 2021 at 12:00...

March 20

Mansfield Symphony: West Side Story

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 8:00 PM

This event is SOLD OUT. The music from one of the best musicals ever written will be performed on this concert - Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. In West Side Story, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American Jets and...

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Heartaches: A Story of Love, Laughter, and Letting Go

Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM (Other Show Times)

This theatrical film, starring Kelly Knowlton and Caroline Grace Williams, was filmed exclusively to stream at home. The Renaissance Theatre is excited to announce the latest streaming production of their new film division, Ren Studios. Heartaches: A Story of Love, Laughter, and Letting Go (Featuring the Music of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn) will premiere...

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Kashmir: The Live Led Zeppelin Experience

Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8:00 PM (Other Show Times)

Kashmir, the nation’s #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show, it is the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin on the modern national touring scene. Each of the 4 band members assumes their individual role with pinpoint accuracy. Kashmir possesses the live stage show, sound, and likeness to bring audiences and fans back to the days when...

April 18

Hairspray: The Broadway Musical (Auditions)

Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM

The Renaissance Theatre announces virtual auditions for their 2021 Summer musical, Hairspray. Auditions are open to performers ages 15 or older, and all diversities are encouraged to submit as the Renaissance maintains a policy of ethnically appropriate casting. Performances will take place live on the Renaissance stage, July 31 - August 8, with rehearsals beginning...

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Little Shop of Horrors

Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2:30 PM (Other Show Times)

"Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant, featuring the 2003 Broadway orchestrations. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The...

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Little Shop of Horrors: At-Home Streaming

Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 8:00 PM (Other Show Times)

“Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant, featuring the 2003 Broadway orchestrations. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The...

May 2

Youth Strings: Spring Concert

Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 2:00 PM

The Mansfield Symphony Youth Strings perform their spring concert at Lexington High School, May 2 at 2:00 PM. Stream At Home for Free. Concert Includes: Allegro from Concerto for Two Trumpets - Antonio Vivaldi, arranged by Joseph J. Phillips Symphony No. 3, Mvt. 3 - Johann Stamitz, arranged by Bob Phillips Finale from Serenade for...

May 2

Youth Orchestra: Spring Concert

Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 3:00 PM

The Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra performs their spring concert at Lexington High School, May 2 at 3:00 PM. Stream At Home for Free.

May 11

2021-2022 Season Preview

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Our biggest party of the year is BACK! LIVE and in-person.The 2021-2022 Season Preview party will be held live on stage at the Renaissance Theatre, with additional viewing being streamed live. This is a FREE event, but tickets are required if you plan on attending in person. If you prefer to livestream the event, visit...

May 15

Mansfield Symphony: Portrait of a Queen—Enduring Generations

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 8:00 PM

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra performs a season finale of timeless works, spanning generations - including Portrait of a Queen which features spoken word narration depicting the strength, courage, and evolution of black culture in America. Carlos Simon's Portrait of a QueenBruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor featuring concertmaster, Victor BeyensBeethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A...

May 17 (multi-day)

Mansfield Symphony: Portrait of a Queen—Enduring Generations

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 12:00 AM

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra performs a season finale of timeless works, spanning generations - including Portrait of a Queen which features spoken word narration depicting the strength, courage, and evolution of black culture in America. Carlos Simon's Portrait of a Queen featuring narrator, Leiah LewisBruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor featuring concertmaster, Victor BeyensBeethoven's...

May 23

Teddy Bear Concert: Aladdin’s Lamp

Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 2:30 PM

The Renaissance Theatre will host the first of two outdoor Teddy Bear Concerts on Sunday, May 23 at 2:30 PM in Shelby, OH. A part of the 2020-2021 Mechanics Bank Education Series, the outdoor concerts mark the return of the popular live concert experiences for young audiences and their families, which were put on hold due...

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Titanic: The Musical

Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 2:30 PM (Other Show Times)

The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century. A total of 1,517 souls—men, women and children—lost their lives (only 711 survived). The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world—called, in fact, the "unsinkable" ship—should have been lost during its...

June 6

Teddy Bear Concert: Jack and the Beanstalk

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 2:30 PM

The Renaissance Theatre will host the second of its two outdoor Teddy Bear Concerts on Sunday, June 6 at 2:30 PM at the Mansfield Art Center Event Pavilion located at 700 Marion Ave. Originally slated to be in the Renaissance Backlot location, the change of venue was made due to construction in the Ren parking lot....

June 15 (multi-day)

Miss Ohio 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Miss Ohio Scholarship Program returns to the Renaissance Theatre to crown Miss Ohio 2021 and Miss Ohio's Outstanding Teen 2021! The Miss Ohio Scholarship Program is an official state preliminary to the Miss America Organization, which will celebrate 100 years in 2021. Ohio boasts 6 Miss Americas in the organization’s history, so don’t miss this...

June 26

Mamma Mia! Reunion Concert

Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 8:30 PM

A Renaissance favorite returns for an unforgettable evening of ABBA under the stars! The original cast members of our 2019 sold out hit are back for this concert version of everyone’s favorite international musical wonder. As Sophie’s wedding approaches, she invites the three men who might possibly be her father to the remote Greek island...

July 10

Artistic Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 8:30 PM

The fabulous Artistic Jazz Orchestra (AJO), making its premiere appearance at the magnificent Renaissance Theatre this summer, will bring the very best in big band jazz to Mansfield! Five saxophones, five trumpets, five trombones, piano, bass and drums never sounded so good! AJO Artistic Director Paul Martin has put together an evening of some of...

July 11 (multi-day)

Auditions — MY Theatre: Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Auditions for the MY Theatre production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be held on Sunday, July 11 from 3:00 until 6:00 PM, and on Monday, July 12 from 6:00 until 9:00 PM at the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 location, in downtown Mansfield.  Appointments are not required for auditions, and it is not necessary to attend...

July 12 (multi-day)

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Broadway Camp!

Monday, July 12, 2021 at 8:30 AM (Other Show Times)

The Renaissance Broadway Camp! programs provide students of all ability levels with the freedom to explore the world of musical theatre and the elements of performance through theatre games, improv, and dramatic play, as well as staging and singing. The week-long camp sessions allow every child the opportunity to benefit from the opportunity to learn, grow and...

July 17

Film: Jurassic Park

Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 9:30 PM

A pragmatic paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose. Based on the Michael Crichton best seller and Directed by Stephen Spielberg.

July 29 (multi-day)

K-8 Arts Integration Institute for Teachers 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 8:30 AM

Join us for a two-day K-8 arts integration institute featuring teaching artist, Randy Barron! The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts defines arts integration as "an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another...

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Hairspray

Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 2:30 PM (Other Show Times)

You can't stop the beat with this hilarious and heartfelt singing/dancing extravaganza. Winner of eight Tony Awards, Hairspray tells the story of plus-sized teen, Tracy Turnblad, who dreams of finding acceptance and love as a performer on a local teen TV dance show. Set in the early 1960s and filled with unforgettable characters and musical...

August 14

Film: The Goonies

Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 7:30 PM

A 1985 smash hit, The Goonies follows a group of young misfits who discover an ancient map and set out on a quest to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure. Directed by Richard Donnor with Screenplay by Chris Columbus, this classic has been entertaining families for over 30 years!

August 21 (multi-day)

Auditions—White Christmas, Assassins

Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM

The Renaissance Theatre will be holding video auditions for their upcoming productions of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Assassins the Musical. Auditions are open to performers ages 15 and up. The deadline for video submissions is August 29, 2021 at 12:00 AM. Those auditioning for Assassins the Musical are asked to sing 16-32 bars of a Sondheim...

August 21

The 34th Annual T.S.I.A

Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 8:00 PM

The 34th Annual T.S.I.A. (Third Saturday in August) Comedy Club returns to the Renaissance Stage! Featuring performances by top comedians: Brian Kiley, Brendan Eyre, and Tony V. For tickets, contact Sam: 419-610-4361 or tpil@richnet.net, or the Renaissance Box Office: 419-522-2726.

August 28

Conne

Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 8:30 PM

One of Mansfield’s favorite Bands, CONNE, comes to the Renaissance Theatre main stage to play their own brand of R & B, jazz, funk, soul and blues. Everyone is sure to love the Legendary trio: Alice Bond, Ed Jonnet and Renaissance veteran Condrea Webber! Weather permitting, the performance of CONNE will be broadcast outdoors onto...

September 11

MY Theatre: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Sensory-Friendly)

Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Sensory-Friendly) will celebrate MY Theatre’s fifth season of sensory-friendly performances of youth theatre musicals for families with children and adults on the autism-spectrum and other developmental disabilities. MY Theatre’s Sensory-Friendly performances began with Shrek: The Musical in 2017, and the program has continued to engage and excite audience members of all...

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MY Theatre: Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 2:30 PM (Other Show Times)

Based upon one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is an incredibly beautiful love story for audience members of all ages. Featuring music by Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright, this fable will capture...

September 18

Mansfield Symphony: Harmony in Nature

Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM

HEALTH & SAFETY: At the Renaissance Theatre, your safety is our top concern. To protect the health of our community, volunteers, artists, crew and staff, all attendees to this event will be required to wear a mask while inside any Renaissance building. unless they are eating or drinking. Join us for a masterfully visual symphony...

September 21 (multi-day)

Mansfield Symphony: Harmony in Nature (Streaming)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Join us for a masterfully visual symphony experience like never before! Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 brings to mind breathtaking landscapes in this concert that celebrates the beauty of the outdoors with multi-media images to transport the listener to fresh nature spaces and firs beneath a midnight sun. Complemented with Jessie Montgomery’s Banner, a rhapsody on...

October 2

Here Come the Mummies

Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 8:00 PM

HEALTH & SAFETY: At the Renaissance Theatre, your safety is our top concern. To protect the health of our community, volunteers, artists, crew and staff, visitors and all attendees to this event will be required to wear a mask while inside any Renaissance building, unless they are eating or drinking. Here Come The Mummies is an...

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About Assassins the Musical In this darkly humorous musical, Stephen Sondheim depicts nine misfit men and women who attempted (four of them successfully) to assassinate American Presidents. While every nation has its assassins and would-be assassins, only in America, the authors suggest, do disturbed and disturbing individuals act not because they hope to influence national...

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Operation Bridge Building

Friday, October 22, 2021 at 11:45 AM (Other Show Times)

The Renaissance Education Department with the Mansfield Symphony is announcing a special opportunity to experience the Operation Bridge Building program LIVE in the safety and comfort of your classroom or home via a video link. Over the past year and half, the Renaissance has worked to provide safe and accessible arts experiences for our community...

October 23

Mansfield Symphony: Family Pops

Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:30 PM

From cinematic classics like ET and Sound of Music, to thrilling scores of Les Miserables and James Bond, enjoy an exciting afternoon of Hollywood favorites with your own Mansfield Symphony. Featuring Audrey Lee-Strohm, the winner of the Mansfield Symphony’s 2020 Mash-Up singing competition, Mansfield Symphony presents a slightly-spooky and fun concert filled with the hits...

October 29

Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday, October 29, 2021 at 8:00 PM

Probably the oddest, most off-the-wall cult film ever made, this kinky rock ‘n’ roll science fiction horror satire is everybody’s favorite midnight show. A young couple stumbles into a castle inhabited by weirdos from the planet Transylvania including Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry) a transvestite Frankenstein in rhinestone heels. A marvelous musical spoof that...

October 30

Steve Brown & Friends

Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 8:00 PM

Steve Brown's famous 5-piece ensemble will perform a diverse variety of jazz style including swing, Latin and ballads, chosen primarily from the Great American Songbook. Included will be the works of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Billy Joel and many others to keep your toes tapping all night long! This local group...

October 31

Teddy Bear Concert: The Three Little Wolves

Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 2:30 PM

The first of three Teddy Bear Concerts in the 2021-22 Mechanics Bank Education Series, The Three Little Wolves and the Big, Bad Pig features an original script by Michael Thomas, performed by Renaissance Theatre actors and musicians from the Mansfield Symphony. Teddy Bear Concerts take place at the Ren’s Theatre 166, with audience members sitting...

November 2

Arts Integration Workshop: Creating Characters—Shape/Size/Line/Color

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 4:30 PM

The Kennedy Center Partners in Education Mansfield Team, comprised of the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, the Mansfield Art Center, and Mansfield City Schools, will host a professional development workshop on arts integration for elementary and intermediate educators, and administrators on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The workshop is an in-person session, and will be led by...

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White Christmas

Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 2:30 PM (Other Show Times)

Entertain all the family with the spectacular, toe-tapping production of Irving Berlin’s classic musical, White Christmas. “This terrific dose of pure escapism” (The Times) will be lighting up The Renaissance this November. Join veterans Bob Wallace (John Broda) and Phil Davis (Ryan Shreve) as fuelled by love, the all singing, all dancing duo follow the...