Entertainment

Entertainment briefs, June 14

BSA to host auditions for children’s theater production BELLEVUE — Bellevue Society for the Arts is to host open auditions for “Aesop, Come Back!” at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at BSA, 205 Maple St. Performances are to be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12. In an ...

‘Ocean’s 8’ opens with $41.5M to top weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — “Ocean’s 8,” the female-fronted overhaul of the starry “Ocean’s” heist franchise, opened with an estimated $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend’s top spot from the fast-falling “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” At a lower price point and in less ...

‘The Band’s Visit’ dances away with a leading 10 Tonies

NEW YORK (AP) — The American, grown-up musical “The Band’s Visit” outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” for the most Tony Awards Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical. It’s based on a 2007 Israeli film of the ...

Disneyland Paris enters Marvel universe with Avengers theme

CHESSY, France (AP) — Helicopters, concept cars and SWAT teams shrouded in smoke heralded the launch of the first Avengers-themed season at Disneyland Paris following the announcement of plans for a $2.5 billion park expansion that will feature Marvel superheroes. Movie and sports stars, ...

New Ritz music season is a little country, little rock ’n’ roll

The Ritz Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season “with something for everyone,” according to Theatre Director Michael Strong. The season is to kick off in Sept. 7 with Bostyx, a tribute to the bands Boston and Styx. “Those who grew up listening to both Boston and Styx will enjoy ...

Entertainment Briefly, June 7

FCA starts concert series FOSTORIA — Fostoria Community Arts Council is to kick off its summer concert series with Brent Lowery and the Drifters 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wainwright Amphitheater. Brent Lowery and the Drifters will bring a revival of real country music with a ...

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ falls in second weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is losing momentum quickly at the box office, even with a relatively quiet weekend free of any new blockbuster competition. After an underwhelming launch, the space saga fell 65 percent in weekend two with $29.3 million from North American ...

Getting ready for the show

The youngest dancers from In Motion Dance Studio get ready during rehearsals Wednesday for their spring dance recital, “Dance, Fame & Rock n’ Roll” this weekend. Recitals are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. ...

Toledo Symphony Orchestra concert

St. Francis Ministries is hosting “A Senior’s Spring Symphony” featuring the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Convent Chapel, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. Prelude music is to be provided by St. Francis employees Beth Westphal, Katie Clark and April Russell ...

Tutu Cute

The Tutu Cute class from On Pointe Performing Arts Studio practices Thursday evening for their first dance recital this weekend. The recital, “New Beginnings,” is to take place at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gundlach Theatre on Heidelberg University’s campus. Tickets are $5.

Entertainment briefs, May 24

Fostoria to honor local vets Monday FOSTORIA — The Fostoria Veterans of Foreign Wars is to present a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday at Fountain Cemetery to honor those who have served. The Fostoria Community Band is to honor veterans by performing the “Star Spangled Banner,” ...

‘Deadpool 2’ rakes in $125M to end reign of ‘Avengers’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million this weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever for an R-rated movie and ending the three-week reign of Disney’s ...

‘Jurassic Park’ dinosaur expert’s next big thing: color holograms

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the “Jurassic Park” movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster’s ...

Fostoria HS stages ‘Charlie Brown’

Issac Morton (at right), as Charlie Brown, rehearses Tuesday afternoon for the Fostoria High School Music Program’s presentation of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the high school, 1001 Park Ave., Fostoria. General ...

Entertainment Briefly, April 17

Glenn Miller Orchestra to take Ritz stage The Glenn Miller Orchestra is to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $20-$50 and can be purchased by calling (419) 448-8544 or visiting www.ritztheatre.org. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the ...

‘Avengers’ overpowers at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Avengers: Infinity War” is still ruling the box office in its third weekend in theaters, easily beating out the mom-themed fare. Walt Disney Studios Sunday estimated “Infinity War” has added $61.8 million from North American theaters bringing its total domestic ...

Briefly, May 10

Diversity series to conclude today OLD FORT — Old Fort High School is to host the final talk in its diversity series 6:30-7:30 p.m. today at the school, 7635 N. CR 51. Robin Reaves of the Mental Health Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is to discuss mental ...

Ritz Players to present ‘[title of show]’

The Ritz Players are to present “[title of show]” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 19 and at 2 p.m. May 20 at The National Theatre at The Ritz, 30 S. Washington St. The production, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and based on the book of the same name by Hunter Bell, is produced ...

More than thrill rides: Cedar Point adds more for non-riders

SANDUSKY — As the calendar changes from April to May, Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, is poised to open for the 2018 summer season Saturday. During Media Day April 25, reporters were introduced to Steel Vengeance, the park’s “headliner” attraction; however, the upgraded roller ...

Entertainment briefs, May 3

Star Players to stage musical in May UPPER SANDUSKY — The Star Players are to present “The Marvelous Wonderettes” at 7 p.m. May 10-12 and at 2 p.m. May 13 at the Star Theatre, 121 W. Wyandot Ave. The smash off-Broadway hit, written by Roger Bean, takes the audience to the 1958 ...