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Our space is 100% handicapped accessible.
 KIDS under 4 are ALWAYS FREE!
Christmas Caroling for Youngstown area

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Oakland's Kids First Carolers

The Oakland' Kids First Theater program has had a rough year, like so many others, but we want to get back on course, raise some money, and let the youth of our program bring you "Yuletide Caroling" to you and your family! We realize that so many families have had to separate in order to remain safe in our community.

Our talented kids are SO READY to give back and will put you in the spirit of Christmas and Holidays.

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Oakland Au Stars
A unique program geared to kids on all aspects of the spectrum. We look at what these kids can do not what they can’t do!

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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. 

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