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...

December 9

Arts Integration Workshop: I See A Feeling—Examining SEL through Illustrations

Thursday, December 9, 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 virtual professional development workshop on arts integration for elementary and intermediate educators, and administrators on Thursday, December 9, 2021. The workshop is an asynchronous session, combined with Zoom as a platform,...

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Richland Academy: The Nutcracker Ballet

Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2:30 PM (Other Show Times)

Richland Academy of the Arts Presents The Nutcracker Ballet. Richland Academy dancers will bring Richland County its most celebrated holiday tradition with its sixth annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet. We are excited to be performing at the beautiful Renaissance Theatre for this holiday tradition. A wonderful ballet for the entire family, The Nutcracker is...

December 18

Mansfield Symphony: Holiday Pops

Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM

A perennial family favorite, the Mansfield Symphony and Chorus ring in the season with an enchanting concert of traditional holiday classics along with new favorites, featuring a mix of contemporary and classic holiday repertoire and beloved carols! Our Sponsors Sponsored by Mike & Carol Chambers

December 19

Film: The Polar Express

Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2:30 PM

The Academy Award-winning team of Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that...

January 8 (multi-day)

REACT—Course 1: Acting Bootcamp

Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 9:00 AM

The Renaissance Theatre is pleased to announce the launch of their new actor’s training center at Theatre 166. REACT—Renaissance Actor’s Collaborative at Theatre 166 will begin offering classes in early January, 2022. Conceived by Director/Instructor Scott Smith, MFA, the goal of REACT is to provide professional training in the craft of acting to performers of...

January 14

Lonestar

Friday, January 14, 2022 at 8:00 PM

Featuring Opener, Dan Devault & Friends About Lonestar Not every musician has the opportunity to revisit and even potentially improve upon their biggest hits. But on the forthcoming TEN to 1 record, the award-winning band Lonestar—Dean Sams (keyboards, acoustic guitar, background vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitarist, background vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums) and Drew Womack (lead vocals,...

January 24

Youth Orchestra: Holiday Prelude

Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Youth Orchestra: Holiday Prelude has been rescheduled for Monday, January 24 at 7:30 PM. Featuring North Central Ohio's finest students musicians from a 12-county region, the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra performs new arrangements of familiar holiday music and the classics of orchestra literature under the baton of director Stephen Domka. Our Sponsors Sponsored by Metronome...

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Spring Awakening

Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 2:30 PM (Other Show Times)

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening has been called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," Exploring the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable, this landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll...

February 5

RYOT Workshop Showcase

Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 7:00 PM

The RYOT workshop showcase will offer opportunities for young actors to work one on one and in small ensembles with director Lori Turner and other guest professionals to develop and grow vocal skills, hone their acting chops and perform in a smaller cast setting. This workshop showcase will premiere in-person, and have a livestream available...

February 6

Teddy Bear Concert: Carnival of the Animals

Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 2:30 PM

The second offering in our Teddy Bear Concert series will feature The Carnival of the Animals. The event teams up local actors with Mansfield Symphony musicians for an imaginative "trip to the zoo." This interactive concert features an original script, written by Renaissance Artistic Director Michael Thomas, accompanied by the classic “Carnival of the Animals”...

February 7 (multi-day)

Spring Awakening: At-Home Streaming

Monday, February 7, 2022 at 12:00 AM

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening has been called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," Exploring the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable, this landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll...

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Infant and Toddler—Explore Music!

Monday, February 7, 2022 at 10:30 AM (Other Show Times)

Parents and Caregivers! Are you struggling to find fun, educational, FREE, activities for your little ones during the week? Is your toddler sensory seeking and you've run out of ideas to keep them engaged during the day? Are you tired and exhausted from just trying to maintain your sanity during a global pandemic? Hi, I'm...

February 12

Mansfield Symphony: The Titan (Side×Side)

Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 8:00 PM

The Mansfield Symphony presents a concert side by side with members of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, performing Mahler's "Titan" Symphony No. 1, a lush piece of well-known classical repertoire featuring innovative themes, including the use of the string bass on an iconic "Frère Jacques" solo. Also featured during the concert will be St. Paul's...

February 14

Artistic Jazz Orchestra: Romance at the Ren—A Swingin’ Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 14, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Mansfield’s premiere jazz orchestra returns to the Renaissance stage this February as the Artistic Jazz Orchestra presents “Romance at the Ren—A Swingin’ Valentine’s Day.” AJO Artistic Director Paul Martin leads this fabulous ensemble in a collection of dance-worthy favorites to present the very best in big band jazz! An evening not to be missed, bring...

March 5

REACT—Course 2: Intro to Scene Study

Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM

The Renaissance Theatre is pleased to announce the launch of their new actor’s training center at Theatre 166. REACT—Renaissance Actor’s Collaborative at Theatre 166 will begin offering classes in early January, 2022. Conceived by Director/Instructor Scott Smith, MFA, the goal of REACT is to provide professional training in the craft of acting to performers of...

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Spamalot

Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 2:30 PM (Other Show Times)

The international stage hit, lovingly ripped off from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot tells the real story of King Arthur, his knights of the round table, The Lady of the Lake and a very angry killer rabbit. Outrageous, uproarious and endlessly entertaining, this 3 time Tony winner, including Best Musical, will...

March 19

Mansfield Symphony: The Sound of Music

Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 8:00 PM

You won’t want to pass up the opportunity to witness the spectacular beauty of The Sound of Music in collaboration with the Mansfield Symphony! “In all this is no doubt an iconic sing-along musical that gives us all a refresher course in charm, sweetness and values as it’s sure to leave you with a smile...

April 2

MY Theatre: Disney’s Descendants: The Musical (Sensory-Friendly)

Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Disney's Descendants: The Musical (Sensory-Friendly) will close 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. This production is best suited for those audience members who are 12 years of age and older, and their families; but audience members of...

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Emerging Artists: Young and Unsullied

Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 8:00 PM (Other Show Times)

YOUNG AND UNSULLIED PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT. Streaming is still available April 4 - June 30. Click here for streaming tickets. About Young and Unsullied While exploring a condemned Victorian mansion in Mansfield, Kat, a trending YouTube star, discovers a hundred year old letter and becomes fascinated with its author, Ruby Crowe. Kat resurrects the...

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MY Theatre: Disney’s Descendants: The Musical

Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 2:30 PM (Other Show Times)

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney's Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the film trilogy. In the present-day kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the villains and sidekicks they have banished to...

April 4 (multi-day)

Emerging Artists: Young and Unsullied (At-Home Streaming)

Monday, April 4, 2022 at 12:00 AM

About Young and Unsullied While exploring a condemned Victorian mansion in Mansfield, Kat, a trending YouTube star, discovers a hundred year old letter and becomes fascinated with its author, Ruby Crowe. Kat resurrects the story of Ruby and her husband Alexander, a well known and ambitious lecturer on the Chautauqua circuit who will stop at...

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Improv Underground: Open Mic Night

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM (Other Show Times)

Students will gain confidence, and develop stronger interpersonal skills through participation in theatre games and improvisation! About This Event The Renaissance Education Department announces that it will again present its Annual Improv Underground “Open Mic” night at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 6.  This is a free performance that will take place at the Renaissance...

April 7

Arts Integration Workshop: Coming to America—Discovering History Through Poetry

Thursday, April 7, 2022 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 Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, Mimi Herman for a "hands on online" professional development workshop for 3rd-12th grade level educators, and administrators on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 4:30 PM until...

April 10

Goldilocks and the Three Bears—Teddy Bear Concert

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 2:30 PM

Mansfield Symphony musicians will partner with local actors to tell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the third installment of the Renaissance Education Department’s Teddy Bear Concerts. A fantastic family event featuring a twist on this well-loved children’s classic, Teddy Bear Concerts allow children to become a part of the story as they...

April 12

2022-2023 Season Preview

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Celebrating 94 Years of Experiences for Everyone Our biggest party of the year is BACK! LIVE and in-person. The 2022-2023 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. During the event we'll announce the incredible...

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About Once: A Musical Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once features an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage. It's the tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love...

May 7

Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown

Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 8:00 PM

The British Invasion brought us the two most popular rock groups of all time, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, as well as the liveliest debate in rock history - which band is the greatest? These two legendary bands will engage in an onstage duel of mini power sets, an experiential "musical showdown" featuring internationally-renowned...

May 14

1001 Nights—Mansfield Symphony

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 8:00 PM

In a choral showpiece like no other, the Mansfield Symphony celebrates the season and honors the past with its final concert, featuring the Mansfield Symphony Chorus and special guest vocalists on both classic and innovative works that will catch the attention of all music-lovers. Pre-Concert Symphony Chat A masterful presentation will be provided by Mark...

May 15

Spring Concert—Youth Orchestra

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:30 PM

Under the baton of director Stephen Domka, 75 of the region's finest young musicians perform in their culminating concert of the season featuring the winners of the annual concerto competition. Repertoire Poet and Peasant Overture . . . . . . . . . Franz von Suppé, arr. Merle J. Isaac Three Dances from “The...

May 22

The Wizard of Oz—Film

Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:30 PM

Often seen as one of the greatest films of all time, it is the most commercially successful adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's fantasy novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Starring the amazing Judy Garland; Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado...

June 5

Little Red Riding Hood—Teddy Bear Concert

Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 2:30 PM

The Renaissance Theatre will host the final Teddy Bear Concert of its 2021-22 season on Sunday, June 5 at 2:30 PM in Shelby, OH. A part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series, this outdoor event provides a live concert experience for young audiences and their families. Kids are encouraged to bring their favorite teddy bear or...

June 8

Hook—Pictures on the Plaza

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Free, family-friendly activities starting at 7:30 PM with a free movie starting at 8:30 PM Our Sponsors Presented in Collaboration with Mansfield/Richland County Public Library Sponsored byIdea WorksLittle Buckeye Children's MuseumNationwide Children's HospitalRichland County Foundation

June 15 (multi-day)

Miss Ohio Scholarship Program (2022)

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Miss Ohio Scholarship Program returns to the Renaissance Theatre to crown Miss Ohio 2022 and Miss Ohio’s Outstanding Teen 2022! The Miss Ohio Scholarship Program is an official state preliminary to the Miss America Organization, which celebrated 100 years in 2021. Ohio boasts 6 Miss Americas in the organization’s history, so don’t miss this opportunity...

June 20 (multi-day)

Broadway Camp! (2022)

Monday, June 20, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Registration has opened for the Renaissance’s annual “Broadway Camp!” summer theatre program for students ages 8-13. The popular summer theatre camp sessions will be held as in-person classes, during the weeks of June 20-24; and June 27-June 30. Broadway Camp! options include the traditional three-hour morning camp (June 20-24), as well as a new, day-long,...

July 13

Wreck It Ralph—Pictures on the Plaza

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 7:30 PM

***This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.*** Free, family-friendly activities starting at 7:30 PM with a free movie starting at 8:30 PM Our Sponsors Presented in Collaboration with Mansfield/Richland County Public Library Sponsored byIdea WorksLittle Buckeye Children's MuseumNationwide Children's HospitalRichland County Foundation

August 2

Comics: A Pathway to Learning—Arts Integration Workshop

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 9:00 AM

The Mansfield Partners in Education Team, comprised of the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, the Mansfield Art Center, and Mansfield City Schools, will host a one-day professional development workshop on arts integration for middle grades educators (most beneficial for those teaching students in grades 3-9), and administrators on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at the Renaissance’s Theatre...

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Meredith Willson’s The Music Man

Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 2:30 PM (Other Show Times)

Funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. About The Show The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people...

August 10

Finding Nemo—Pictures on the Plaza

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Free, family-friendly activities starting at 7:30 PM with a free movie starting at 8:30 PM Our Sponsors Presented in Collaboration with Mansfield/Richland County Public Library Sponsored byIdea WorksLittle Buckeye Children's MuseumNationwide Children's HospitalRichland County Foundation

August 20

35th Annual T.S.I.A. (Third Saturday in August)

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 8:00 PM

The 35th Annual T.S.I.A. (Third Saturday in August) Comedy Club returns to the Renaissance Stage! Featuring performances by top comedians! For tickets, contact Sam: 419-610-4361 or tpi1@richnet.net, or the Renaissance Box Office: 419-522-2726.

September 10

Seussical Jr.—MY Theatre (Sensory-Friendly)

Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Seussical Jr. (Sensory-Friendly) will begin MY Theatre’s sixth season of sensory-friendly performances of youth theatre musicals for families with children and adults on the autism-spectrum and other developmental disabilities. This production is best suited for those audience members who are 12 years of age and older, and their families; but audience members of any age...

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Seussical Jr.—MY Theatre

Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 2:30 PM (Other Show Times)

With music, book, and lyrics by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, Seussical, Jr. features Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss characters, as they’re brought to life onstage in this delightful and energetic musical extravaganza. The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the...

September 17

An American Journey—Mansfield Symphony

Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 8:00 PM

Dedicated to American composers and the beauty of America, “An American Journey” features Samuel Barber’s First Essay for Orchestra and Violin Concerto with Concertmaster Victor Beyens, Zhou Tian’s Transcend (written in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad), and Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. Conducted by Octavio Más-Arocas Featured Repertoire First Essay for Orchestra,...