Entertainment briefs

Stambaugh presents Scooby-Doo stage show

Tickets go on sale Friday for “Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold,” a touring show coming to Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown at 7 p.m. May 6.

Scooby-Doo and his meddling, mystery-solving friends will embark on a adventure to solve a brand new mystery brought to life with cutting-edge technology, original music, puppetry, magic, singing, dance, interactive video, aerial arts, acrobatics and video mapping. Scooby-Doo is a 6-foot-4 animatronic- and puppeteer-operated Great Dane voiced by Frank Welker, the voice of the cartoon character.

Tickets range from $38 to $68 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Stambaugh box office, online at stambaughauditorium.com and by calling 330-259-0555.

AAC features ‘Doctor Dolittle Jr.’

The Youth Theatre Production Class presents “Doctor Dolittle Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St.

Written by Leslie Bricusse, the production is based on the “Doctor Dolittle” stories by Hugh Lofting and the 1967 film, and tells the story of kind-hearted Dr. Dolittle (Spencer Kilpatrick), who can speak the languages of animals. It is directed by Lisa Lowery.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for students, senior citizens and military and $9 for children ages 2 to 12 if purchased in advance and $15, $13 and $11 if purchased at the door. The performance on Saturday evening is sensory-friendly, adapted for audience members on the autism spectrum and their families.

Tickets are available online at ashtabulaartscenter.org and by calling 440-964-3396.

Tyler center hosts program on Mill Creek Park

“Volney Rogers and the Origins of Mill Creek Park” will be the topic of the next Bites and Bits of History lunch program at noon Nov. 21 at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown.

Local historian and author Rick Shale will discuss how one man’s vision turned a small tributary of the Mahoning River threatened by industrial interests into a scenic gem. Shale is co-author with Carol Potter of “Historic Mill Creek Park.”

Admission is free, and attendees can bring their lunch to enjoy during the program. For more information, call 330-743-2589.

Knox Building displays Maple Turner III show

An exhibition by Youngstown State University alumnus Maple Turner III will fill the second and third floors of the the Knox Building, 110 W. Federal St., Youngstown, from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday.

Turner, an East High School graduate, earned his bachelor’s degree from YSU in 1999, followed by an associate’s degree from the Parsons School of Design and master’s degree from City College, both in New York. The art on display in “Cultures” is influenced by five continents, and the evening will include performances by Mark Lee Pringle, Harambee of Youngstown and the Jordan Grantonic Trio as well as an artist talk with introduction by Louis Zona, executive director of the Butler Institute of American Art.

Tickets are $17 for reserved table seating, $10 for adult general admission and $5 for student general admission and are available through Eventbrite.

Girard stages ‘Awesome ’80s Prom’

The Girard High School Drama Club will state the interactive production “Awesome ’80s Prom” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the cafetorium, 1244 Shannon Road.

Audience members are invited to become part of the show, which takes place on prom night 1989 at Wanaget High School. The cast of 30 with an additional 30 extras includes Sophia Latell, Jacob Gallagher, Anthony Garrett, Noah Gatto, Joshua Barnette-Dan, Zain Yarber, Andre Law and Kasey Sheridan.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and include light refreshments.


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