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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Jr.
Directed by: Brendan Byers

Runs August 9,10,11 - 16,17,18, 2019

There's the sublime beauty of a forgotten world and the promise of happily-ever-after to draw you to one of your favorite fairy tales, once again. Give it an encore.

Long ago in a French kingdom, there lived a spoiled and selfish Prince (Dan Stevens) in a castle where he would throw big parties with all his royal subjects. One night, an old beggar woman entered his castle and offered the Prince

There's the sublime beauty of a forgotten world and the promise of happily-ever-after to draw you to one of your favorite fairy tales, once again. Give us an encore at a Kids First Theater Production

Event Date Fri-Aug-09-2019 7:30 pm
Event End Date Fri-Aug-09-2019 9:20 pm
Individual Price Tickets start @ $5.00
Location: Oakland Center at Trinity Fellowship Church

The Oakland Center will be at the YSU Summer Festival of the Arts this weekend and introducing ourselves again to the public.  Kids from Kids First Theater Initiative will be on the stage performing from many of our recent productions this year, Lion King Jr, Adventures of Flat Stanley,A Christmas Story and others. We will have staff members there to answer any questions regarding our programs at the Oakland Center.  2019-2020 Season are going to offer more area premieres of productions never seen in this area before.

Also, we are closing our show, GODSPELL this Sunday afternoon, and will have tickets for sale on site.

Event Date Sat-Jul-13-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date Sat-Jul-13-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price Free to the public

Kids First Theater are gearing up for a great musical from the 1970's.

Directed by Donna Downie

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables.

Tickets are on sale now!

Event Date Fri-Jul-05-2019 7:30 pm
Event End Date Sun-Jul-14-2019 9:30 pm
Individual Price Tickets start @ $5.00
Location: Oakland Center at Trinity Fellowship Church

Our 4th Successful year!

The best way to get your child involved in our program is to start with our summer program
This year it runs from June 10-21 Mon-Thur 8:30-1:30. We give them a continental breakfast, and a homemade lunch. Cost for the two week camp is only 130.00 which is the most affordable summer camp in the area. 
During the camp we will pack a lot new lessons and techniques for all of our kids.
Pat Fagan, who ran the children's theatre program for the over 30 years, will do two workshops one week will focus on drama. and one week will focus on comedy.
Donna Downie, Brendan Byers and Oakland staff will cover both the music of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Frozen" ( we will be presenting beauty and the Beast at the end of the summer, and Frozen in late fall early winter)
We will also have an "audition workshop" and we will produce a music video, with all we learned packed into the two weeks!
Event Date Mon-Jun-10-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date Thu-Jun-20-2019 1:30 am
Individual Price $130 - 1st child / $100 - 2nd child / $75 ea. additional children
Location: Oakland Center at Trinity Fellowship Church

The Oakland Center for the Arts will be bringing Disney's Frozen Jr., a new production to the Youngstown area. On June 3 and 4th at 6:30pm at Trinity Fellowship Church.
We auditioning for all parts and chorus for the Productions of Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Aug ) and FROZEN Jr. (Oct)

Event Date Mon-Jun-03-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date Tue-Jun-04-2019 9:00 pm
Individual Price No cost to audition.
Location: Oakland Center at Trinity Fellowship Church

Kids First Theatre company is excited to share this production with all of Youngstown, and the Mahoning County areas for one more weekend. Audiences loved this show!

Experience the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of Disney’s The Lion King. Now is the time to join the circle of life at Broadway’s award–winning Best Musical.

Based on the 1994, Disney animated feature film of the same name and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Lion King is the story of Simba, an adventurous and energetic lion cub who is next in line to be king of the Pride Lands, a thriving and beautiful region in the African savanna.

Event Date Fri-May-10-2019 7:30 pm
Event End Date Fri-May-10-2019 9:30 pm
Individual Price $15.00 Adults $5.00 Students

Kids First Theatre company is excited to share this production with all of Youngstown, and the Mahoning County areas!

Experience the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of Disney’s The Lion King. Now is the time to join the circle of life at Broadway’s award–winning Best Musical.

Based on the 1994, Disney animated feature film of the same name and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Lion King is the story of Simba, an adventurous and energetic lion cub who is next in line to be king of the Pride Lands, a thriving and beautiful region in the African savanna.

TICKETS go on sale Friday, April 19, 2019 at Midnight!

Event Date Fri-May-03-2019 7:30 pm
Event End Date Sun-May-05-2019 9:30 pm
Individual Price Children to 18: $5.00 Adults/Seniors: $15.00 Under4: FREE!
Location: Oakland Center at Trinity Fellowship Church

Oakland's Kids First is doing a production on Godspell, performances will be in July.
This will include callback auditions
The show will be cast from High School aged Students from the area.
Auditions are April 15 and 16 @ 6:30 PM
at the Oakland 4749 South Ave. Boardman Ohio 44512
All roles are open
This production will be directed by the Oakland's Artistic Supervisor
Donna Smith Downie, who just directed Mamma Mia at the Youngstown Playhouse
be prepared to sing something in the style of the show, preferably from the show this is to include the first said of kids that auditioned already, but the dates had to be moved.

Take some notes

* Make sure you have these items ready to do on stage for your audition:
1. Be prompt!
2. Wear comfortable clothing. You will be asked to dance or movements
3. Bring recorded music, or bring your own device.

Any questions, please call 330-406-0606

 

 

Event Date Mon-Apr-15-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date Mon-Apr-15-2019 9:00 pm
Individual Price No Fees
Location: Oakland Center at Trinity Fellowship Church

Want something fun to do with your little one/s for Easter, near you in the Youngstown area?

LIMITED to 100 Persons per day

CALL AND RSVP!  LIMITED SEATING  330-406-0606


The Oakland Center for the Arts and Kids First Theatre Initiative will be Hosting an Easter Brunch with a fun little show
"Miss Beatrix Potter meets Mr. Peter Rabbit"

2 SHOWS ONLY APRIL 13 AND 14

Doors open at: 11:30 AM
Easter Brunch will begin at 12 PM

  • Parents can come to the Brunch and Show, or check-in your kids with Child care on site the day of the show!


Event Date Sat-Apr-13-2019 12:00 pm
Event End Date Sat-Apr-13-2019 9:00 pm
Cut off date Wed-Apr-10-2019 12:00 am
Individual Price USD17.00
Location: Oakland Center at Trinity Fellowship Church
1st Annual Oakland Acorn Project
David j El'Hatton JR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Spaghetti Dinner


ElHatton David Memorial Scholarship Dinner fundraiserThis is a scholarship program named by the Oakland Center's Acorn Project Youth Board of Directors for local performer and director David El'Hatton. The Acorn Project is a one of a kind program for high school aged teenagers that fully immerses them in all aspects of theatre. With the help of professional theatre mentors, they get hands on experience in directing, choreographing, light, sound, and set design, and construction.
To give the kids full exposure to how theatre works, they also design and implement the marketing and promotions, create budgets, and manage banking for numerous junior shows during a season around theatre program.
 
Event Date Sat-Mar-23-2019 11:00 am
Event End Date Sat-Mar-23-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date Sat-Mar-23-2019 7:00 pm
Individual Price Tickets start @ $5.00
Location: Oakland Center at Trinity Fellowship Church