The Akron Civic Theatre will host its first ever chocolate fundraiser, "It's All About Chocolate," May 20 at 6 p.m.
The evening will include chocolate food samplings and chocolate martinis, among other chocolate offerings. This Civic fundraiser is based on the very popular purse swaps, but using this popular food.
"Lose a Pound, Gain a Pound" - Everyone will need to bring a one pound box of divine chocolate, in its original package, and then they will be able to swap it out for a pound of chocolates. Attendees will swap in order of ticket color.
Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop (YEPAW) presents the Encore Performance of The Wiz April 6 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Akron Civic Theatre.
Ease on down the Road! The winner of 7 Tony awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul! It will all be brought to life on The Civic stage by a cast of more than 60 of our area's most talented young people.
The New York post says The Wiz "Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat...great fun."
Auditions for the Akron Civic Theatre production of Ragtime will take place March 24 starting at 2:30 p.m. and March 25 starting at 6 p.m., at the Sandefur Theatre in Guzetta Hall on the campus of The University of Akron. Call back auditions will take place March 26. Auditions are by appointment only and must be scheduled by calling (330) 535-3179 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
The musical will run June 14-15 at The Akron Civic Theatre. Rehearsals will begin no earlier than April 28. Casting for the production is open to all students currently enrolled in a public or private High School in Summit County, as well as age-appropriate home-schoolers living within the County limits.
The Akron Civic Theatre will present Neos Dance Theatre's Creole Cinderella. The show begins on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
The Creole Cinderella, an original production featuring Neos Dance Theatre. This outrageous, silly and often touching retelling of the classic tale is a delight for the entire family. Choreographed by the Neos Dance Theatre's resident choreographer Mary Elizabeth Fenn, this delightful ballet features the entire company, including Fenn, artistic director, Robert Wesner, Brooke Wesner, Akron Natives Jennifer Moll Safonovs, Katie Edmonds and Juliana Freude, University of Akron graduates Erin Buck, and Anna Trumbo. Jens Lee Peterson will be appearing as a guest artist playing the role of Step Mother.
Psychic Medium Laura Lyn comes to the Akron Civic Theater. Attendees will investigate the possibility of the spirit realm
The Akron Civic Theater in collaboration with the Summit Historical Society and angel reader, Laura Lyn will present Psychic Social: History and Haunts of Akron featuring Laura Lyn. The event will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Join Psychic Medium, Laura Lyn, as she talks about the history of spirit communication and medium ship. She will answer questions and share what she sees in the audience.
During this presentation, Ms. Lyn will give examples of several types of readings. Laura Lyn has given thousands of readings during her years in spiritual service. Laura Lyn's mission is to help people realize spirit communication is possible and very natural. Join us for this interactive, fun and light presentation. During the Psychic Social, in the Grand Lobby, will be four psychic stations where psychics Anne Gort, Stephanie Allison, Rebecca Horseman and Ben Stine will give five minute reading for $5.
The Akron Civic Theatre welcomes award – winning, blues guitarist, B. B. King to the stage on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8 p.m..
Throughout the 1990's as well as the 1980's, 1970's, 1960's and 1950's, there has been only one King of the Blues - Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940's, he has released over 60 albums many of them considered blues classics
Over the years, B.B. has developed one of the world's most readily identified guitar styles. He borrowed from Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise vocal like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarist's vocabulary. His economy, his every note counts phrasing, has been a model for thousands of players including Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Jeff Beck.
Girls Night: The Musical is coming to the Akron Civic Theatre, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Share the fun & laughter at this hilarious, feel-good comedy as five girlfriends go from heartbreak to happiness during a wild night of karaoke. Get your girlfriends together and come sing along, dance along, and sip on cocktails as you take in this party of a show!
Girls Night: The Musical has earned rave reviews playing packed houses throughout the United Kingdom since 2003. It premiered in the US in May 2007 and has toured across the country since then. It has been described as "'Desperate Housewives' meets Mamma Mia!" (Applause Magazine), "Part anthem, part confessional and all party!" (Telegram & Gazette), "An infectious, exhilarating sense of intoxication!" (Hollywood Reporter) and "As funny and outrageous as 'Sex and the City'!" (The Advocate).
The Akron Civic Theatre will host The Traveling Nightmare: Haunted Rock Revue at 8 PM on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.
The Traveling Nightmare is a Haunted Rock Revue....Featuring tributes to Ozzie Osborne (Rock's Prince of Darkness) and his band Black Sabbath and The King of Macabre rock- Alice Cooper. Appearing that evening will also be special guest Typhoid Mary with Steve Hammond from WONE as the front man for this dark original rock band. This interactive Halloween event will be a ghoulish good time, suitable for families with older children.
You never know who or what may be lurking in the theatre before, during, or after the performance!
School House Rock Live Jr., a production of Firestone Theatre, will be at the Akron Civic Theatre on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 2:30pm.
The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, instructing a whole new generation to "Unpack Your Adjectives" and "Do The Circulations," it's lighting up stages everywhere.
The 2012 Northeast Ohio Local Music Awards (NEOLMA) will take place at the Akron Civic Theatre on Saturday, July 28, 2012. The awards ceremony and party begin on-stage at 7 p.m., with live music and dancing after the awards have been bestowed. The Akron Civic Theatre is joining up with Keepin' It Radio to host the ceremony.
Nominations were received from all over northeast Ohio, including Akron, Youngstown and Cleveland. The public has the opportunity to cast votes on-line for nominees in each of the following categories.
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