Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
July 26,27,28 and August 2,3,4 at The Crestview PAC
Chicago the Musical
May 29, 30, 31, June 1 at The DeYor
In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal. Produced in partnership with Sunrise Entertainment.
Drop of Blood
February 1-2, 8-9, 2019 at The Rust Belt Theatre Company
Friendship can be thicker than blood and stronger than family. Lifelong friends, Regan and Mandy, face the ultimate tests as they attempt to come to terms with the notions of mortality, stigmatized disease, and strained family relations. Each must find a way to say goodbye to those they care about the most , all while struggling with what is going on and what becomes of those left behind to grieve. Sometimes all it takes is a drop of blood – sometimes less.
October 31, November 1, 2 at The DeYor
The Rocky Horror Show
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” In partnership with Sunrise Entertainment.
July 27, 28, 29, August 3, 4, 5 at The Crestview Performing Arts Center
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 Broadway rock opera that tells the story of the last week of Jesus’ life through modern rock music and a contemporary voice. It is also unusual in its choice to tell most of the story through Judas Iscariot, the apostle who will eventually betray Jesus. Sponsored by Solid Platforms LLC.
Winner of the 2018 Broadway World Award for Best Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar!
Winner of the 2018 Broadway World Award for Best Actor, Landon Talbert!
Winner of the 2018 Broadway World Award for Best Director, Joe Asente!
Winner of the 2018 Broadway World Award for Best Choreography, Kait Carson!
The Last Five Years
March 23, 24, 25, 2018 at The Hopewell Theatre
The Last Five Years is Jason Robert Brown’s intimate window into a couple’s doomed marriage. Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a budding novelist on the brink of wild success, are 20-somethings in New York who meet, fall in love, marry, and divorce over the span of five years. Cathy tells the story from the end of their marriage; Jamie begins from when they first meet. As the musical unfolds, Cathy moves backward in time to the beginning of the relationship as Jamie moves toward the end; they meet only once, in the middle, at their wedding.
A brand new Millennial written play, written by Brooks Shatraw, chronicles the aftermath of a teenage student’s suicide following a sexual assault. Tensions run high as seven of her classmates attend her memorial service. As they try to decipher what happened and how they will move forward, the inevitable question surfaces: who’s to blame? In a story about identity, betrayal, values, and societal pressure, these characters begin realize things about themselves they never wanted to face until tragedy forces them to.
January 26, 27, 28, 2018 at The Rust Belt Theatre Company
The Blame Game
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, this bloody, supernatural musical tells the story of Carrie White, a misfit and social outcast. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…
October 30 and 31, 2017 at The DeYor
Carrie The Musical
From the creative team behind The Millennial Theatre Company’s 2016 production of Heathers the Musical comes the classic Disney musical about finding and expressing your voice and embracing the journey of adulthood. The Little Mermaid tells the story of the princess Ariel in her quest of self-discovery. She dreams of life in the human world, but her father, king of the sea, forbids this behavior. Ariel decides to take matters into her own hands, sacrificing her voice to see if she’s meant to be part of that human world.
July 20- 23, 27-30, 2017 at Kent State Trumbull Theatre Summer Stock
The Little Mermaid
From the local Millennial writing team of Joe Asente and Savannah Florkowski comes a new musical about the struggle to understand ourselves, as well as those around us. Following the story of Jason, the audience is taken into the mind of a young person dealing with crippling depression. Jason, at the end of his rope, walks to a bridge to end his life. It is there that he meets Emelia, a young business professional at the end of her own rope. Jason saves Emelia from her fate, and the two quickly fall in love. But as Emelia’s wounds begin to heal, Jason is left in an even darker, more isolated spot. Will Emelia be enough to heal Jason’s broken soul?
May 19, 20, 26, 27 at The Rust Belt Theatre Company
Nothing or All
Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.
Heathers The Musical
July 22, 23, 24 at The Akron Civic Theatre