Shows under consideration for 2019/2020

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Comedy of Errorz production has been postponed.
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Mahoning Valley Players and Director, Michael Dempsey has had to postpone the production of Comedy of Errorz to a future date.  He has a family member who has passed. 
Our thoughts and prayers are with him at this time.  We will hold the show, still free to the public, in the near future.

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The Oakland Center is finalizing their 2019/2020 Season Production Schedule!

We hope our latest lineup of theatrical productions and musicals will get your interest to participate and/or attend a show with us.  We have worked hard with all of the kids on each production this year, and we are excited that more area premieres will be coming to the Oakland Center for 2019 and 2020 season. 

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Families are welcome to attend. We are offering a fun production to 9 area Libraries around Youngstown


The Oakland Center for the Arts Kids' First Theater Incentive will present the beloved Grimm Brothers' tale, “Rumpelstiltskin,” adapted and directed by Patricia Fagan. Audience members will help the actors bring the rollicking story to a "happily ever after” ending. For the entire family.

Camp Showbiz 2019!  Great Summer camp for kids from 5 and up in Youngstown.
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The Oakland Center for the Arts is showcasing Camp Showbiz for its 4th 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, 2019  Mon-Thur 8:30-1:30. We give them a continental breakfast, and a homemade lunch.

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Do you feel...

unmotivated, unimpressed, bored?

READ:  How to get Kids interested in Theater
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