Comedy Comes to Playhouse; CLE Boat Show Thaws Winter Blues

Comedy Comes to Playhouse; CLE Boat Show Thaws Winter Blues

  • 1/17/2019 10:37:04 AM
  • Chelley Kemper
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The Mansfield Playhouse has been busy preparing for a great show set to open tomorrow evening (Friday through Sunday) entitled, " Murder At the Howard Johnson's".

Call this a lighthearted comedy, this suspenseful, love triangle takes place at the Howard Johnson's Motor Inn and involves a woman, her lover, and her husband in just three scenes. You can imagine drama, laughs, and mayhem. 

Performances are tomorrow and Saturday with shows at 8 p.m. and next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 25-27th with Sunday's production at 2:30 p.m.

This is a main stage performance.  Get tickets through their website at 


Inspired by the painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, "Sunday in the Park with George", a Stephen Sondheim masterpiece, merges past and present into poignant moments about life, love and the creation of art. 

Considered one of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving testament of the painter won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Show dates at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield are January 18th and 19th at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

See about tickets through, 


There is nothing sweeter for boaters than thoughts of getting the boat ready to put into the water and the end of a long, snowy winter.  Summer brings blue skies, warm waters, and thoughts of recreational boating. 

All the more reason to look forward to this weekend's annual Cleveland Boat Show at the IX Center. This will chase the winter blues away. 

Until January 21st, the IX Center is transformed into a boat and island lover's paradise with 450 boat models on display from Ohio's top dealers, several Island themed days with Kelly's Island and Put-In-Bay Experiences, a Mid-Winter Rendezvous, and Kids' Day activities of face painting, balloons and more.

Meet star Twiggy, the water skiing squirrel, and hear from boating speakers throughout the show. 

Interested?  Get your tickets online at 


Coming to the Mohican State Park Lodge this weekend if they can get through the snow, January 18-20, it's the Appalachian Music Fest.

This weekend festival will bring jam sessions, performances and more to the lodge in a weekend-long event to celebrate the heritage of Appalachian music and customs.

This is a free event and open to the public.

In the event of bad weather, call the lodge in advance before you head out at 419-938-5411.







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