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‘Caroline, or Change’

opens at Playhouse 

By ANDY GRAY If you go ... 
Shout Out 

Youngstown Playhouse is WW

hoping audiences will take a WW
chance on a musical that does- Sturday and 2:30 p.m. Sun- 
aday through Feb. 25 
n’t have the name recognition 
of its biggest hits. WW
hse, 600 Playhouse Lane, 
“Caroline, or Change” only 
had a short run on Broadway, ouYoungstown 

but Playhouse Operations HHHH
Manager James McClellan aand $14 forstudnts and sen- 
said it was a hit Off-Broadway. ior citizens.Tickets are avail- 
“Producers go for the gold  able online at 
(on Broadway) and that’s www.theyoungstownplayhouse. 

when a smaller show with com and by calling 330-788- 
more challenging content 8739. 

tends to get lost,” McClellan 
said. “A stage our size is just 
right, and we’re hoping our 
“She had the biggest job 
audience will give it the kind here,” McClellan said. “Tony 
of support it deserves.” 
Kushner wrote the entire 
McClellan originally show in verse — every single 
wanted to do the musical “The line rhyms — and sh

Color Purple” to coincide with ee musicalize the entire script. 
Black History Month, but the She showed all her colors with 

show currently is on tour and this show.” 
unavailable to community Tesori won a Drama Desk 
TT is s 1 91 12 2  Th ho or r Si in ng g le e, , whhi ic ch h st till ha as s it s o or rig g in na al l paa in nt t, is s  am mo onn g t he e v ehh ic le es s o on n di is spp la ay y as s p pa ar r t of f t he e 18 8t t h     theaters. That’s when he sug- Award for er music. “Caro- 
gested “Caroline, Or Change.” hline, or Change” was nomi- 
AAn nt t iq qu ue e M Mo ot to or rccyycclle e SSh ho ow w, , w hi i c h r u ns s t hr roouu g h M ay y 27 7  a t t he e N Na at t i on na al l Pa ac ckkaar rd d M us se eu um m, , 18 89 99 9 Ma ah ho onn in ng g A vee. .        “My first exposure was lis- 
NNWW , Wa ar r re en n. . In n  co on nj ju un nc c ti on n wiithh thhe e  ex x hi ib bi itio on n, , C haa rle es s O Oh h l in n, ,  di ire e ct t or r of f  ed du uc c a tio on na al l  se er r vic ce es s, , w ill gi ivee  a  pr r o-     nated for six Tony Awards, 
tening to it from start to fin- including best musical, in 
gg am m  onn  “C Co ol l. Je es ss se e  Viin nc ce en nt t:  Pa acc k ar rdd’ ’s s M as st te er r Mo ot to or r Bu ui ild de er r” ”  at t n nooo on n Saat t ur rd da ay y  a s  pa ar rt of f th he e Co of ffe ee e  an nd d Do onnu ut t    ish,” McClellan said. “The 2004, but it closed after four 

EEd duuc ca at tio onn al Se em mi in naa r Se er rie es s..  Th he e  pr ro og gr ra am m is s fre e e wiithh  pa ai id d  ad dm miis ss si io on n to o t h e mu us s eu umm .  Fo or r mo o re e in nf fo or r ma at tio o n, ,  ca al llcast recording is the entire months on Broadway. 
333 3 0- -3 39 94 4- -1 18 8999 9. .show, and I was just blown C. Austin Hill directs the 

away on every level — the Playhouse production, and 
subject matter, the perform- the cast includes Sonya M. 
Top Hat serves up ‘Mangia’
ances of it. I really think it’s Gordon, Caleb Bordonaro, 
one of the best musicals writ- Jessica
ten this century.” Moore, James Major Burns, 
The show is set in 1963 in Darlene Griffin, Jacinda 
Lake Charles, La., and Madison, Sam Perry, Trevail 

revolves around a Jewish fam- Maurice, Sylvia Ewen, 
ily and their African-Ameri- Thomas Lee Ewen, Diamon Shout Out The couple now is redy to cele- Accordig o Plu

can maid. The drama inside dFord, Kaliyah Long and abrate its 20th wedding anniversary. nta is a dinner theater experience that 
the house coincides with the McClellan. Top Hat Productions will debut Although a simple menu is agreed promises to keep the food and 
civil rights movement hap- the comedy “Mangia” for a three- upon, food and temperaments gain laughs in abundance. Even if 
Matthew White is the musi- 
pening beyond its doors. cal director, and Hirsh is cho- weekend run. momentum as the evening pro- you’re not Italian, you’ll leave 
The book and lyrics were “Mangia” is the latest produc- gresses. wishing you were.” 
reogrpher.  Johnny Pecano, 
written by Tony Kushner, awho also serves as technical tion by local playwright Brian Emma Wason directs a cast that It will be staged at 6:30 p.m. Fri- 
winner of the Tony Award director, and White designed Palumbo, who also is the chef- includes Kim Akins, Guiseppe day, Saturday and Feb. 23 and 24 

and Pulitzer Prize for “Angels the set with lighting design by owner of Selah Restaurant in “Joe” Borzachiello, Greg Endsley, and March 1 to 3 at the Fairview 
in America.” The music is by Ellen Licitra. Allison Hill is Struthers. Aundrea Heschmeyer, Angela Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 

Jeanine Tesori, who went on costumer. The comedy deals with a 20-year Houstau, MY
to win the Tony Award for her A live orchestra for all per- rivalrye Samuel, Mark Samuel, Chris Scott, oungstownYoungstown. Tickets are $27.50 for 
which started when Camilla 
score for “Fun Home.” She formances has been gener-  Denise Sculli, Anthony Villa and adults and $25.50 for senior citizens 
also wrote the music for the ously sponsored by The Mon- brought her own sauce and meat- Denny Villa. and are available online at 
Broadway hit “Shrek the alls to the rehearsal dinner when The evening also includes a tra- and 
day Musical Club Fund of The 
Musical.” Youngstown Foundation. heir children married each other. ditional four-course Italian dinner. by calling 800-838-3006. 
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