Upcoming Events

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ticketsmallGHOSTLY STORIES

NOVEMBER 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

A disappearing conductor and the star of Kiss of the Spider Woman and Rent, Darius De Haas, Morgan James from The Addams Family and Hot 101 personalities AC and Kelly present such classics as Berlioz’s March to the Scaffold, songs from Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and the poetry of Dr. Seuss. Come dressed in your favorite costume and Trick or Treat in the Powers Lobby before the concert.

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ticketsmallANYTHING GOES

November 4, 2014 | 8:00 PM | POWERS AUDITORIUM

When S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love….proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, and exotic disguise and some good old fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

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SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR.

NOVEMBER 7, 2014 | 7:30 PM | FORD RECITAL HALL
NOVEMBER 8, 2014 | 2:30 PM | FORD RECITAL HALL

The 70’s pop culture phenomenon and Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning cartoon series is now the basis for one of the most fun musicals to ever hit the DeYor stage, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! This energetic musical follows a school teacher (Maureen Collins) who is nervous about her first day of teaching. While watching TV trying to relax, a multitude of colorful characters, played by the Easy Street Little Rascals, emerge from the set to show her how to win her students over with imagination and music! Memorable songs such as “Conjunction Junction,” “Just a Bill,” and “Three is a Magic Number” bring her lesson plans vividly to life! For reservations call 330-743-8555.

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African Children’s Choir

NOVEMBER 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

The African Children’s Choir is composed of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. The program features well-loved children’s songs, hand clapping, traditional spirituals and contemporary tunes. Over the past twenty years, the children have appeared in thousands of concerts around the world, including concerts at the Pentagon and the United Nations. The Choir has had the privilege of performing at the Royal Albert Hall, London as part of the BBC Proms series. The primary goal of the Choir is to raise awareness of the need of destitute and orphaned children in Africa and to raise funds for continued development and support of the African Children’s Choir Programs. Once Choir members have completed a concert tour, they will return to their homelands with the tools necessary for bettering their future. The concert is presented by The Alliance for Congregational Transformation influencing Our Neighborhoods. For tickets and information, contact ACTION at 330.782.7433.

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ticketsmallTHIRD DAY

NOVEMBER 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

Third Day’s Miracle Tour comes to Youngstown. Experience the inspirational live music from this southern favorite on the historic Powers’ stage.

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ticketsmallNOUVEAU BEAUJOLAIS

NOVEMBER 20, 2014 | 6:00 PM | DEYOR PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The Youngstown Symphony Society and the DeYor Performing Arts Center invite you to join in the celebration of “Beaujolais Nouveau Day.” The lovely and historic Powers’ Grand Lobby will serve as a backdrop for strolling musicians, can-can dancers and a silent auction inspired by the French connection. Guests will also enjoy French inspired cuisine and of course, wine tastings. Tickets are $55 and available online or at the box office, and will be on sale through November 15, 2014.

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ticketsmallBALLET WESTERN RESERVE NUTCRACKER

DECEMBER 6, 2014 | 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

The Ballet Western Reserve presents The Nutcracker — an exciting new production featuring hundreds of local artists! Experience the time honored holiday tradition of this holiday favorite on the historic Powers’ stage, performed by our very own Ballet Western Reserve students and staff. Tickets are $28 for adults, $19 for seniors and students.

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ticketsmallA HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

DECEMBER 13, 2014 | 8:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

Winner of the Disney Legends Award, Jodie Benson is the beloved, original voice of Ariel in the Academy Award winning Walt Disney animated film “The Little Mermaid.” Benson heads a cast of performers including the Youngstown Connection, Simple Gifts Interfaith Choir, and Easy Street’s Little Rascals.

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MIRACLE ON EASY STREET

DECEMBER 19, 2014 | 7:30 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM
DECEMBER 20, 2014 | 2:30 & 7:30 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM
DECEMBER 21, 2014 | 2:30 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

New York may have the Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall, but for the past 25 years Youngstown has had the Easy Street Dancers at Powers Auditorium!

Easy Street co-founders Maureen Collins and Todd Hancock will once again host the Mahoning Valley family tradition. Returning to this year’s Miracle are Easy Street alumni and singing siblings Eric McClellan, Janeen Williams and James McClellan along with featured cast members Colleen Chance, Candace Campana, and new comers Natalie Sprouse and Cortney MacKay.

Musical director Jeff Sanders will also return with the Easy Street Little Big Band, blending a mixture of the season’s most popular tunes, both old and new. Dancers from studios all across the valley will perform dance routines featuring a wide variety of styles including tap, jazz and hip hop by the show’s choreographer Megan Cleland. This year’s spectacular will feature the biggest cast ye,t with more than 150 singers, dancers, and “Little Rascals.” In addition to the new songs and dance routines added last year, Easy Street promises even more surprises for 2014! For reservations call 330-743-8555.

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ticketsmallSYMPHONIC VALENTINE: SYMPHONY IDOL

FEBRUARY 14, 2015 | 8:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

Three finalists from the television smash hit American Idol: Lakisha Jones and Haley Scarnato from Season Six and Matt Giraud from Season Eight join the orchestra performing songs like Georgia on my Mind, My Heart Will Go On, I Will Always Love You, The Devil Went Down to Georgia and many more.

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ticketsmall7 Brides For 7 Brothers

FEBRUARY 16, 2015 | 8 PM | POWERS AUDITORIUM

Set in Oregon in 1850, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is all boisterous fun and romance that hearkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.

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ticketsmallCITY LIGHTS

MARCH 21, 2015 | 8:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

From the comedic genius of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp to the musical versatility of Mozart, you are sure to enjoy symphonic cinema at its most exciting when the orchestra performs the Chaplin score to the live screening of his 1931 silent film City Lights. One of the greatest most aggressive of all Mozart’s works, the Symphony No. 38 (Prague) completes the program. Premiered in 1786, the Prague received such an enthusiastic response that the audience could not be quieted until Mozart responded with improvisations at the piano.

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ticketsmallHOMETOWN HEROES

APRIL 18, 2015 | 8:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

Warren, Ohio native Sean Jones will perform the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto and the combined Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra in Sibelius’ Second Symphony.

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ticketsmallSISTER ACT

APRIL 27, 2015 | 8:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent. Soon it’s nun-on-the-run time but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood. Based on the mega-hit film, SISTER ACT features an original Alan Menken/Glenn Slater (also known for movies “Leap of Faith” and “Tangled”) score, with a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown. Tickets on sale now!