COMING SOON: A TUNA CHRISTMAS

The Youngstown Playhouse has provided community theatre to Youngstown and the surrounding area for almost 100 years, this season’s line-up continues to bring a variety of genres to the stage. A mix of classic and contemporary shows will take audiences through a range of emotions, love, mystery, adventure, joy, and hope.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Magic of Motown Christmas

December 2 & 3 | 7:30 pm
Main Stage

Come and feel the holiday magic with Motown! This dynamic show will provide a variety of both holiday and Motown classics! You will experience the sounds of The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and More! Be ready to sing along in your seats and don’t forget to bring your holiday spirit!

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Silver Bells

Saturday, December 10 | 7:30 pm
Main Stage

Celebrate the love, healing, and magic of Christmas through the gift of music! This concert captures favorite moments of the holiday season with love, laughter, encouragement, and hope. Most importantly, Silver Bells is a movement that brings awareness and active support for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

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Cara DeChurch Christmas Benefit Concert

December 17 | 7:30 pm
Main Stage

On December 17th, 2022 Cara DeChurch will be putting on a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Youngstown Playhouse. Her intention is that all ticket proceeds will go to the SMARTS school. She is currently collecting sponsors to fund the show, and feels extremely humbled by this whole experience.

Please, join us to make her dreams come true. With a show featuring local talent, and some SMARTS students, you will be in for a night of holiday merriment.

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Support the Playhouse

Community supports community theatre

While we have survived the economic hardships seen in the industry over the last several years, we continue to recover from the impact of the pandemic on the arts and culture sector. The support of our donors has been more important than ever during these challenging times. Since income from ticket sales covers only 35% of our operating costs, the Youngstown Playhouse relies on philanthropic support to provide community theatre as well as community outreach and educational programming.

As we approach our 100th Anniversary, The Youngstown Playhouse is committed to its mission of presenting quality theatre arts performances, providing educational initiatives, and establishing and maintaining community partnerships.

In the News

MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE HENRY H. STAMBAUGH AUDITORIUM ASSOCIATION

Youngstown, OH — On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, the Board of Directors of The Youngstown Playhouse entered into a management partnership agreement with the Henry H. Stambaugh Auditorium Association (HHSAA). The agreement details that the HHSAA will provide all services necessary to support the operations of The Youngstown Playhouse facility, organization, and programming. The partnership will continue to expand upon the almost 100 year legacy of The Youngstown Playhouse, one of the oldest ongoing community theatres in the country.

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PLAYHOUSE ESTABLISHES THE JOSEPH E. SCARVELL YOUTH THEATRE ENDOWMENT

Youngstown, OH — At a private celebration this past weekend, The Youngstown Playhouse announced the establishment of the Joseph E. Scarvell Youth Theatre Endowment Fund, created to honor the legacy of the longest-serving member of the Playhouse community and a lifetime dedicated to arts education. The endowment will support activities of The Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre and educational programming.

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PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES THE STREAMING PREMIERE OF CALL ME ELIZABETH

Youngstown, OH — Fresh off her triumph as Best Actress and recovery from a recent brush with death, Elizabeth Taylor is struggling with her hardest role yet: herself. Through an intimate conversation with her biographer, Call Me Elizabeth examines the movie star’s early life, career, and loves as she grapples with the culture of celebrity and her place as Hollywood’s brightest star.

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PLAYHOUSE MOURNS LOSS OF JOSEPH E. SCARVELL, LONGEST-SERVING MEMBER OF COMMUNITY

Youngstown, OH — At a private celebration this past weekend, The Youngstown Playhouse announced the establishment of the Joseph E. Scarvell Youth Theatre Endowment Fund, created to honor the legacy of the longest-serving member of the Playhouse community and a lifetime dedicated to arts education. The endowment will support activities of The Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre and educational programming.

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PLAYHOUSE COLLABORATES FOR VIRTUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT

Youngstown, OH — The Youngstown Playhouse will present a virtual special event in partnership with New Castle Playhouse, Area Community Theatre of Sharpsville, Greenville Area Community Theatre and Red Barn Players, under the leadership of the Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH. Since COVID-19 struck in March 2020, theatres have been unable to present live performances and are hurting financially without revenue from ticket sales. This collaborative effort will allow theatres to raise funds while sharing talents from their respective organizations.

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