Frozen Jr was a great show for Youngstown.  Kids First Theatre had more fun with this show and is one of their favorites.
A Christmas Story, the Musical is coming December 13,14,15 & 20.21.22. 2019 in Youngstown
David El' Hatton Scholarship fundraiser and dinner to benefit a Oakland Center program, Acorn Project to recieve a scholarship.
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The Oakland Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization and relies on fundraising as a part of our mission to keep the Oakland alive and well.
The average cost of putting a production on is $10K-$12K per show.
We have many people, businesses, and other nonprofits recognize the importance of what we do within the community and for the youths of the Mahoning Valley, Youngstown, and surrounding cities. Some of them have contributed generously to our cause. Without the sponsorship of our organization, we will not be able to bring great quality theater to the area and give youths a chance to bring new life skills and confidence in their daily lives.
Please contact  us for more information at:
To make a tax-deductable donation:
Mail to:
Oakland Center for the Arts
4749 South Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44512
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1st Annual Acorn Project/ David j El'Hatton Memorial scholarship fundraiser

Sat-Mar-23-2019 11:00 am
1st Annual Oakland Acorn Project
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 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 a bank for numerous junior shows during a season around the theatre program.

Disney's "The Lion King" Jr. The Musical

Fri-May-03-2019 7:30 pm - Sun-Sep-02-2068 3:00 pm
Disney's "The Lion King" Jr. The Musical

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 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.