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Our space is 100% handicapped accessible.
 KIDS under 4 are ALWAYS FREE!

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We are following the State of Ohio and CDC Guidelines during this time of uncertainty and are POSTPONING ALL EVENTS until a green light has been given by the Health authorities.
We want you to do what’s best for yourself and your family. At some point down the road, we will ask you to do another physical in-person audition for the next production. We are still planning on having some great productions in 2020!
If you have any issues and concerns You can call us 330-406-0606 and leave a message or email us.
Best of luck to all other arts organizations that are in the mass event business this will seriously affect us all especially the very large ones in the very small ones like us. If so moved you can always make a donation Small nonprofits rely on those to move forward and you can find a place to do that on our website.
Wishing everyone the best!
Please consider the hard work that youth have put into creating productions and learning a new craft so they can achieve new heights in their lives.
The Oakland Center is bringing up the next generation of actors in the Mahoning Valley.

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The Oakland Center's Kids First is now approaching 5 years in their new space in Boardman, and it seems to be paying off. Starting with a $5000. a grant from Ronald McDonald house charities with 16 kids they now average 50-70 per production. This is a year around the educationally based company, with teaching and accountability at the forefront of their productions, taking the not for profit organization the Oakland, in a whole new direction. While the Oakland had a history of working with kids and at-risk youth, in particular, they were the edgy company that produced off-Broadway productions, now kids are the main focus. 

Read moreOakland and Kids first changes for 2020

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NE Ohio's Got Talent Auditions

Auditioning Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Comics, and any unique Talent 
ages 4-adult
March 11, 12 6:30-?
Performance 1 weekend only 
April 25,26,27 4749 South Ave in Boardman
Featuring Oakland's Kids First Salute Disney
Show the talents you have to the entire community!
For more information: 330-406-0606
Oakland Center for the Arts 
4749 South Ave, Boardman, Ohio 44512

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We need a great number of adults and youths for this production of Roger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella.
This is going to be one of our biggest shows in 2020!  We hope you come and show off your talents!  If you need more information on Cinderella, use our links.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is

Read moreAuditions for Roger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella

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unmotivated, unimpressed, bored?

READ:  How to get Kids interested in Theater
And why.

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