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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 

November 25 – December 18, 2022 

The classic 1957 version of this beautiful tale, originally written for television, starring Julie Andrews. This is the story of a young woman who dreams of a better life for herself. 

Performances:
  • November 25, & December, 2, 9, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • November 26, 27, & December 3, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: 

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella 

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 

SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE

Sunday, December 4, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m

The classic 1957 version of this beautiful tale, originally written for television, starring Julie Andrews. This is the story of a young woman who dreams of a better life for herself. 

What you can expect from the performance that is different from the rest:

  • House and Stage lights will remain on low to soften lighting effects
  • Minimal instrumentation will be used to cut volume levels down
    • Actors will also perform without microphones
  • The doors to the auditorium will remain open so families can come and go as they please
  • We will perform the piece without the intermissions
  • Patrons can feel free to stand and move between the theatre and the lobby freely
  • Patrons should feel free to talk or make noise
  • Patrons are welcome to bring and use any self-soothing devices that they deem necessary
  • We will provide a quiet area with activities, and staffed by professional therapists and trained volunteers
  • We will have a “pay-what-you-can” concessions table with snacks, available to all
  • ALL ARE WELCOME IN A JUDGMENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT

Sponsored by: 

The Jungle Book 
By Joseph Robinette 
Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling 

A Yarnell Youth Theatre Company Production

February 10 – 26, 2023 

One of literature’s most enduring classics is brought vividly to the stage in this exciting adventure of Mowgli, the Indian boy, raised by caring wolves, befriended by Bagheera, the Panther, and Baloo, the Bear, and threatened by Shere Kahn, the evil tiger. 

Performances:
  • February 10, 17, & 24, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • February 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26 @ 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:

                       

The Diary of Anne Frank 
By Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett 
Adapted by Wendy Kesselman 

April 21 – 30, 2023

An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence – their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. 

Performances:
  • April 21, 22, 28, & 29, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • April 23 & 30, 2023 @ 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: 

                       

In Partnership with:

The Who’s Tommy

By Des McAnuff & Pete Townshend

June 9 – 25, 2023

This classic Rock Opera follows Tommy, who was left “deaf, dumb, and blind,” by a significant tragedy in his early life. Despite his disabilities, he gains widespread fame as a “Pinball Wizard.”

Performances:
  • June 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, & 24, 2023 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • June 11, 18, & 25, 2023 @ 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: 

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Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown 

A Yarnell Youth Theatre Company Production

September 16 – October 2, 2022 

Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents’ divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. 

Performances:
  • September 16, 17, 23, 30, & October 1, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • September  18, 24, 25, & October 2, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:  

Concert Season

Featuring acclaimed faculty members and renowned guest artists. Concertgoers can expect a wide variety of musical performances including classical piano, contemporary percussion, jazz and classical improvisation, and more.

PAST 2021-2022 SEASON PERFORMANCES

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
By Robert Harling
Directed by Sandy Kosovich Peck 

Steel Magnolias focuses on the camaraderie of six Southern women who talk, gossip, needle, and harangue each other through the best of times- and comfort and repair one another through the worst. The play is alternately hilarious and touching with six female characters that are delicate as magnolias yet as strong as steel. 

This will be an all-female cast, led by female director, Sandy Kosovich Peck. 

Performances: 

  • September 17, 18, 24, 25, October 1 & 2 @ 7:30 p.m. 
  • September 19, 26, and October 3* @ 2:00 p.m. 
  • *Sign Interpreted performance on October 3, 2021 

Single Tickets:

  • Adults $20.00
  • Seniors/Students (Ages 11+) $18.00
  • Children (Ages 10 and under) $10.00

GREAT GROUP RATES AVAILABLE!

Steel Magnolias is sponsored by Lake Metroparks and Cornerstone IT

A Holiday Concert: A Tribute to the music of Vince Guaraldi

Performance: 

  • December 11, 2021

All Tickets: 

  • $20.00
GREAT GROUP RATES AVAILABLE!

MEREDITH WILLSON’S MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE MUSICAL 
By Meredith Wilson 
Directed by David Malinowski 

A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on the movie of the same name,  Miracle on 34th Street The Musical features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson. 

Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts. 

Filled with humor, spectacle, and such beloved songs as “Pinecones and Hollyberries,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and “My State, My Kansas,” this joyous, heartwarming musical is pure family entertainment. 

Performances:

  • November 26, December 3, 10, & 17 @ 7:30 p.m. 
  • November 27, 28, December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, & 19* @ 2:00 p.m. 
  • *Sign Interpreted performance on December 19, 2021 

Single Tickets:

  • Adults $25.00
  • Seniors/Students (ages 11+) $23.00
  • Children (Ages 10 and under) $15.00

GREAT GROUP RATES AVAILABLE!

Miracle on 34th Street is sponsored by Sugar Pines Farm and Erie Bank

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE 
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis
Directed by David Malinowski 

This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic work faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. 

Performances:

  • February 11, 18, & 25, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m. 
  • February 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, & 27*, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m. 
  • *Sign Interpreted performance on Sunday, February 27, 2022 

Single Tickets:

  • Adults $17.00
  • Seniors/Students (ages 11+) $15.00
  • Children (Ages 10 and under) $10.00

GREAT GROUP RATES AVAILABLE!

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is sponsored by The Women’s Committee of The Fine Arts Association

TEN BELOW: THE ONE ACT FESTIVAL 
Directed by Ann Hedger 

This exciting project, conceived by Ann Hedger, has been a staple of our performance season for over 20 years. It has evolved into a 10-minute play festival. Ann combed through over 800 submissions from all over the world to come up with 11 pieces to produce. Submissions came from 41 of the 50 states as well as 16 different countries! 

The beauty of a 10-minute play festival is that there is truly something for everyone. If one piece isn’t your particular cup of tea, that’s alright, the next one probably will be. These pieces were supposed to be performed in April of 2020, so we are very excited to finally get to show them to you. 

Performances:

  • April 1, 2, 8, & 9 @ 7:30 p.m. 
  • April 3 & 10 @ 2:00 p.m. 

Single Tickets: 

  • All tickets $20.00 

GREAT GROUP RATES AVAILABLE!

Ten Below: One Act Festival is sponsored by Fredon and The Lake County Visitors Bureau

23rd One Act Festival – Ten Below Play Selection Winners:

Last Words
by Philip J. Kaplan (Brooklyn, NY)
At their father’s funeral, a brother and sister’s dueling eulogies give the mourners a picture of sibling rivalry at its best … or worst …
Trapped
by Barry Wood (Lincolnshire, UK)
Claire has made a shocking discovery that she needs to share with her friend Faye.  But is it all in Claire’s mind, or even in someone else’s mind? 
Miss Winnie
by Marla Porter (Austin, TX)
Meet Miss Winnie Stifflemire, who has a very special job in the great beyond.
Riding Lessons
by Brett Hursey (Farmville, VA)
What happens when your invisible friend is not so invisible anymore?
Jane Finds a Friend
by Emily Scafidi (Eastlake, OH)
Parents hire a babysitter for their daughter … with an ulterior motive in mind.
Coming to Town
by Keith Whalen (Peekskill, NY)
When do you tell your children about Santa?  A dilemma for all parents, especially the over-protective ones.
Great Escapes
by David Susman (Kennebunk, ME)
Mom busts out of the assisted living. On her walker. With an escape plan.  Shows up on her son’s doorstep.  For help.
The Sitting
by Pamela Kingsley (Spokane WA)
A widow’s husband left her a very special gift.
Why God Made Beggars
by Steve Koppman (Oakland, CA)
John sleeps outside the coffeehouse where his old friend and rival works, the latter struggling with what being a ‘real human’ demands of him. 
Bits and Pieces
by Lacey Alayna Alexander (Morris, AL)
Being invisible in a group of friends who love me.  Except the part of me that makes me different.
Nano Romance
by George J. Bryjak (Bloomingdale, NY)
Boy and girl meet, fall madly in love, and plan to marry.  Boy and girl discuss their future, fall out of love, and go their separate ways.  All in five minutes.

Alice in Danceland 
A BRAND NEW MUSICAL! 
David Malinowski – Kyle Lorek – Howard Washington

Alice is graduating High School in a matter of days. Everyone else seems to have a plan: college, jobs, internships, but not Alice. She is completely lost. Her inner, creative self transports Alice to Danceland, introduces her to the inhabitants, and tries to connect her inner creativity with her outward self. Will Alice find herself in the arts? Get your tickets NOW to find out.

 

Performances:

  • June 10, 17, 18, 24, & 25 @ 7:30 p.m. 
  • June 26 @ 2:00 p.m. 

Single Tickets: 

  • Adults $25.00 
  • Seniors/Students (Ages 11+) $23.00
  • Children (Ages 10 and under) $15.00

GREAT GROUP RATES AVAILABLE!

Alice in Danceland is sponsored by Marous Brothers Construction

Family Friendly with Sensory Sensitivity Performance

WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Corning Auditorium of

                The Fine Arts Association

                38660 Mentor Ave.

                Willoughby, OH 44094

TICKETS: Call (440) 951-7500 x. 2 or                                        Click the button to the left! (All tickets – $10.00)

Do you need Handicapped Accessible seating?             Please call for arrangements

What you can expect from the performance that is different from the rest:

  • House and Stage lights will remain on low to soften lighting effects
  • Minimal instrumentation will be used to cut volume levels down
    • Actors will also perform without microphones
  • The doors to the auditorium will remain open so families can come and go as they please
  • We will perform the piece without an intermission
  • Patrons can feel free to stand and move between the theatre and the lobby freely
  • Patrons should feel free to talk or make noise
  • Patrons are welcome to bring and use any self-soothing devices that they deem necessary
  • We will provide a quiet area with activities, and staffed by professional therapists and trained volunteers
  • We will have a “pay-what-you-can” concessions table with snacks, available to all
  • ALL ARE WELCOME IN A JUDGMENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT

Chili Con Comedy 

Audiences will laugh and be amazed at the wit and humor of our young actors as they incorporate suggestions and chance into live performances. You will never see the same performance twice! 

Performances: 

  • November 13, 2021
  • February 5, 2022
  • May 14, 2022 

All Tickets: 

  • $10.00
GREAT GROUP RATES AVAILABLE!

Chili Con Comedy is generously funded by Eric and Lisa Barbe

The Fine Arts Association is grateful for the above performance season design work by Auburn Career Center Students.