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 KIDS under 4 are ALWAYS FREE!

Still coming in 2019!

 Join us for these great productions!


Camp Showbiz 2019 starts June 9th.  Get signed up quickly.


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Watch for our 2019-2020 Season Productions coming soon!

Camp Showbiz 2019!  Great Summer camp for kids from 5 and up in Youngstown.

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.

Auditions for Beauty and the Beast, and Frozen June 3 and 4, 2019

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)

We extended Lion King Jr. 1 week!

May 3,4,5 and 10,11,12   Fri.-Sat. 7:30pm   Sun. 2:30pm.

We are offering a Mother's Day brunch on Sun. May 12th ONLY from noon til 2pm prior to the show starting.
Brunch tickets are $15 Adults/Seniors $6 All Students.
Come for brunch, and we will treat your mother to The Lion King a special afternoon for her with a brunch purchase.
We encourage you to come bring the family to see The Lion King Jr. in person!
Please RSVP at 330-406-0606

Kids First Theater Initiative has tickets for "The Lion King Jr." are going on sale April 19, 2019!

weaselAdult/Senior - $15.00
Students to 18 - $5.00
Kids under 4 - FREE!

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:30pm


Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:30pm

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.

Here are some pics from the Oakland Center and the kids first production of Beatrix Potter meets Mr. Peter Rabbit, For our Easter bunny brunch this Saturday and Sunday begins at noon wonderful meal, meet and greet with the Easter bunny,and the show written and directed by Patricia Fagan. (L to R) Mary Ginnis, Connor Pavlicko, And Neveah Alkire, Front Ava Livesay, Aubrey DeJacimo, and Lynnz Gonzales.

the Lion King Jr. auditions are Febryary 19th in Youngstown


First, we want to remind you that auditions for The Lion King Jr 2019 are this Wednesday and Thursday at 6;30pm.

We hope to see some talent from areas all around the Mahoning Valley, and beyond.

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


Now onto our announcement.

Does your kid mope around?

Do you feel...

unmotivated, unimpressed, bored?

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

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I would like to participate!

I want to ACT!

- How can I begin acting?
- What can I expect?
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