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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. 

Read more 2019/2020 Season Schedule coming soon!

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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.

Read moreThe Oakland Center for the Arts Presents Rumpelstiltskin for area Libraries

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.

Read moreCamp Showbiz 2019! New experiences in theater in Youngstown

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

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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)

    Tickets for FROZEN JR. are on sale now!        Oct 25,26,27 & Nov 1,2,3  Fri-Sat 7:30pm  Sun-2:30pm


Read moreDisney's Beauty and the Beast & premiere FROZEN Jr. Auditions for Kids First Theater

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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