Despite the cancellation of our current season and the temporary closure of our theatre, we are working every day to plan a full schedule of great performances and events for our patrons to enjoy as soon we can be together again.We rely on performance-generated revenues for 60% of our annual operating budget, and these cancellations have dealt an immediate blow to the Renaissance as we prepare to face a significant loss of more than $200,000 in the next two months. Please help us recover just a small portion of this lost revenue and contribute to our "Help us get out of QuaRENtine" campaign to raise a total of $25,000. Your gift of any amount will help keep the arts alive in Mansfield!

In accordance with Governor Mike DeWine’s Executive Order, we have either rescheduled, postponed or cancelled our events through May 8, 2020.

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The Renaissance Performing Arts Association has announced the first show in the 2020-21 Richland Bank Broadway Series: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella August 1-2 and 8-9, 2020 on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre. Artistic Director Michael Thomas will direct the show and Kelly Knowlton will be the Music Director for the production.

Auditions will take place Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and Monday, May 18 from 4:00-6:00 PM. The auditions will be held at Theatre 166, two doors west of the Renaissance at 166 Park Avenue West in Mansfield, OH.

To schedule an audition, please go to the Renaissance Calendly

Auditions are open to performers ages 15 and above. Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song from the "golden age" of musicals. (Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, etc.) You may be asked to read from the script. Paid roles available. Appointments required.

Note: This is the NEW Broadway version of Cinderella, not the version seen on television in the 1950s and 1960s. Nominated for five Tony Awards, it features a new book by Douglas Carter Beane, and a completely different storyline and characters than the original Rodgers and Hammerstein production of 60 years ago. Please review the characters below to acquaint yourself with this new version.



Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, beautiful and funny. Idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies in his kingdom – and helps him discover who he truly is. Always he late father’s daughter, she is determined to see the good in everyone despite her hardships and suffering. We see her blossom into a confident woman.


A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life. Though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Charming but NOT a stereotypical ladies man, he is thoughtful, appealing and innocent – with an unforced goofy streak. Moral, genuine and kindhearted, he is a a crossroads and must take control of his kingdom and his future.


A feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class. Impetuous. A firebrand but lacks authority and isn’t taken seriously as a revolutionary. Has a crush on Gabriella, though their courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes.


Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Encouraged by her mother and sister to value material wealth and social status, she unenthusiastically joins them in their abrasive behavior. Quietly passionate, empathetic and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel. Ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in.


Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Brash, self-centered, materialistic, snotty, loud, sassy and bratty, she has a ridiculously high, but unfounded opinion of herself. She never passes up the opportunity to be the center of attention.


Friend to Ella and the town’s resident crazy lady and beggar woman. Marie is actually a fairy godmother in disguise. Wise, warm, otherworldly and charming. Marie rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dreams a possibility.


Ella’s selfish stepmother. The epitome of vanity and fashion. A ravenous social climber who values wealth, status and material possessions above all else. Unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel. Madame schemes her way up the social ladder.


The kingdom’s Lord Chancellor. Though he is Topher’s trusted advisor, he is devious and selfish. Using propaganda and dishonesty, he keeps Topher isolated and in the dark about his kingdom. Sebastian rules without regard to the lower class, or anyone other than himself – and truly believes he deserves to rule the kingdom.


The Lord Chancellor’s right’hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather to the villagers.


Giant (walks on stilts), Fox & Raccoon, (acrobatic skills – footman and coachman), Fox & Raccoon puppeteers, Knights, Peasants, Serfs, Townspeople, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court, Servants, Pageboys/girls.


PLEASE NOTE: Our rehearsal schedule is very short and therefore you may not miss more than two rehearsals during the rehearsal period. You must list all conflicts on your audition form. Please check the rehearsal schedule before committing to the audition. Thank you!

Tuesday 6/30  6-10PM
Wednesday, 7/01  6pm-10pm
Thursday, 7/02  6pm-10pm

Sunday, 07/05  12pm-4pm
Monday, 07/06  6pm-10pm
Tuesday, 07/-7  6pm-10pm
Wednesday, 07/08 6pm-10pm
Thursday, 07/09 6pm-10pm
Friday, 07/10 6pm-10pm
Saturday, 07/11 10am-3pm

Tuesday, 07/14 6pm-10pm
Wednesday, 07/15 6pm-10pm
Thursday, 07/16 6pm-10pm
Saturday, 07/18 10am-3pm

Monday, 07/20 6pm-10pm
Tuesday 07/21 6pm-10pm
Wednesday 07/22 6pm-10pm
Thursday 07/23 6pm-10pm

Sunday, 07/26 12pm-4pm
Monday, 07/27 6pm-10pm
Tuesday, 07/28 6-10pm
Wednesday, 07/29 6-10pm
Thursday, 07/30 6pm-10pm
Friday, 07/31 6pm-10pm

Friday, 08/07 6pm-10pm (Brushup rehearsal)

Performances: August 1st and 8th at 8:00 PM, August 2nd and 9th at 2:30 PM

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Event Changes

Single tickets for this show are not available to the public yet.
See the schedule below to see the on sale dates:


2019-2020 Subscriptions On Sale:

May 31, 2019 for Annual Members 
June 18, 2019 for Non-Members 

2019-2020 Single Tickets On Sale:

June 25, 2019 for Annual Members 
July 9, 2019 for Non-Members


To join as a member, purchase a season subscription, for any questions, please
contact our Box Office at (419) 522-2726 during open hours, Tuesday through Friday, 12-5 PM.

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