Festivals And A Mermaid Highlight Entertainment News

  • 7/19/2017 11:31:44 AM
  • Chelley Kemper
  • Local Events

MANSFIELD, OH -  This weekend marks the annual Gay Pride Festival and Parade in Mansfield.

The festival starts Friday evening, July 21st, with a parade Saturday morning before the festival kick off at 12-noon. The festival will be in uptown Mansfield in the vicinity of the Central Park Gazebo.

There will be three entertainment venues, plenty of live music, food vendors and speakers too.

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We are down to just a week until opening night of the Renaissance Summer Musical, "The Little Mermaid", which will open for two weekends of shows in Mansfield. 

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen beloved story and book, The Little Mermaid is a beautiful love story.

Former Miss Ohio, Alice Magoto, turned her Miss Ohio crown in for scales and a mer-tail, to shine as lead Ariel in the musical with her sparkling broadway-style sound. The cast of underwater characters will bring a colorful show to the stage for audiences of all ages.

Catch the production July 29th and 30th and again August 5-6th, with evening and matinee show times. Call 419-522-2726 or buy tickets online through mansfieldtickets.com. 

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"Check, Please", a comedy by Jonathan Rand and directed by Joseph Fahey, opens at Founders Auditorium on the Mansfield Campus of the Ohio State University next Friday and Saturday, July 21st-22nd. 

Two people hope for the best but suffer through the worst as they struggle through blind dates with a kleptomaniac, a pirate, a thrill-seeker, a psychic, a mime, and many outrageous dates. Are they doomed to dating nightmares, or can they find true love? 

Performances start at 8 p.m. For tickets, call box office at 419-755-4045. 

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The annual Sacred Heart Festival in Shelby, now into it's 124th year, is this Sunday, July 23rd.

The festival is always on parish grounds with plenty of homemade food, including the ever-popular baked chicken and ham dinners with all of the fixings. Families can enjoy the kids tent with an assortment of games for all ages and skill levels. For adults, those attending also enjoyed picking out some fresh produce at the Farmer's Market booth. For walkers or runners, the 5K is a hit and will start at 6 p.m.

This is a primary fundraiser that supports Sared Heart School. 

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