Shows under consideration for 2019/2020


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Come watch a premiere of FROZEN Jr. by Kids First Theater Initiative.  The cast has already been rehearsing for 5 weeks so they will bring the best out for all of the guests.  We have tickets on sale on sale at our ticketing center.

When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter's cold grip.

Brendan Byers visits the Austintown Rotary Club
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Brendan Byers, Executive Director and Vice President of the Oakland Center for the Arts, and founder of "Kids First Theater Initiative" presented information about the resurrection of the Oakland and its expansion into children and youth productions. 

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. 

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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