Events

Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman celebrates the holiday season with its eighth annual “Symphony Tour.” These concerts offer an unparalleled live musical experience, with Celtic Woman performing timeless holiday songs accompanied by a full symphony orchestra. The show will feature music from the all-female ensemble’s much loved holiday releases, such as the platinum-selling A Christmas Celebration and Deck The Halls. Celtic Woman promises an enchanting and festive evening filled with lots of holiday favorites and a few Celtic twists here and there, all with the accompaniment of magnificent orchestras across the country.

Discount tickets will be available for groups of 10 or more. Please contact the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at 330-259-0555 to reserve your group’s discounted rate. Groups are encouraged to purchase tickets early to ensure being seated together.

To purchase tickets, call 330-259-0555, go to stambaughauditorium.com, or visit the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium in person. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm and online at stambaughauditorium.com.

The 15th annual fall opera, Verdi’s Macbeth, will be performed in Stambaugh Auditorium on Friday, November 15 at 7:30pm. Based on the famous Shakespearean tragedy, Verdi’s Macbeth follows the rise to power of an increasingly paranoid Scottish general and the bloody prophesies steering his fate. After receiving glimpses of the future, Macbeth embarks on a murderous path to the throne, urged on by his wife’s unscrupulous ambition. Losing himself to delusion and paranoia, Macbeth struggles to escape his destiny.

In the titular role is Michael Young, who has performed with OWR as Belcore in Elixir of Love (2015), Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor (2017), and most recently as part of OWR’s Spring Cabaret Tribute Show. English translations will be projected above the stage to assist guests in following the story, as the opera will be sung in Italian.

A four-course dinner will precede the performance. The meal will start with Smoked Salmon Crostini followed by a salad featuring mandarin oranges, pomegranate, and roasted beets, with white balsamic vinaigrette. The evening’s entrée is a grilled Lamb Chop paired with seared sea scallops, complemented by Parmesan potato parsnip puree and honey glazed winter root vegetables. The meal finishes with chocolate torte drizzled with white chocolate and raspberry, as well as hot coffee. The $60 meal ticket also includes beverages, tickets to the performance of Macbeth are in addition to the dinner ticket. Reservations for dinner must be made by November 12.

Tickets for the opera performance and the dinner are now available through the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium. Reserved seats for Macbeth range in price from $25-$75. The preopera dinner ticket does not include admission to the show. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm. Contact the box office with questions by calling 330-259-0555. Tickets can also be purchased online at stambaughauditorium.com.

A Battle of the Big Bands featuring the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is coming to Stambaugh Auditorium Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30pm. From the Montreal Jazz Festival to Lake Mary, FL, this audience favorite show wows the crowd! Just like the Big Band battles from the ’30s and ’40s, the two bands take the stage in a back-and-forth competition that showcases jazz, swing, and favorite standards from the glory years. The clear winner is always the audience. No Big Band or jazz lover should miss a rematch!

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after Big Band in the world for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. The orchestra’s present music director is Nick Hilscher.

In Big Band history, Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around dance bands. It could swing with the best of them, and no other band could come close to Tommy’s when it came to playing ballads. Tommy Dorsey, “The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing,” was a master at creating warm, sentimental, and always musical moods – at superb dancing and listening tempos. Tommy sustained these moods through the arrangements of Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl, Sy Oliver, and showcased singers who could project them brilliantly.

Ticket prices range from $20-$80. For more information and to order tickets, visit stambaughauditorium.com, or call the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium directly at 330-259-0555. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm.

Stambaugh Auditorium will present silent horror film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, with live organ accompaniment by organist Clark Wilson. The film is free to the public but tickets are required.

The film features the story of a carnival in a small town in Northern Germany where the highlight attraction is the peculiar Dr. Caligari and the even stranger, Cesare. Cesare, a somnambulist, has prophetic abilities when put into a trance by Caligari. Two friends, Francis and Alan, encounter the pair at the carnival. Though urged not to, Alan boldly asks, “When will I die?” The reply is chilling: “At first dawn!” At dawn, Alan is dead. Suspicions arise; is Cesare guilty? Or is something or someone else responsible?

Organist Clark Wilson began his scoring career in 1980 and has successfully toured North America with hundreds of film presentations at schools, universities, performing arts centers, theatres, film festivals and conventions. His work has led to performances for UCLA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is the organist of choice for many of the American Theatre Organ Society’s international convention silent film presentations. In addition, he has led courses in theatre organ styling and silent film accompaniment at the Indiana University School of Music. He developed curriculum and has been appointed to the organ faculty at the University of Oklahoma’s Organ Department, where he teaches applied theatre organ lessons, silent film scoring and the history of the American theatre organ. Since 1992 Clark has served as Resident Organist and organ conservator at the famed Ohio Theatre in Columbus, Ohio.

For tickets, call 330-259-0555, or visit the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium in person. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm and online at stambaughauditorium.com.

Youngstown State University Skeggs Lecture Series presents Martin Sheen on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:00pm at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Endeared to audiences nationwide for his acting career which spans more than five decades, Martin Sheen uses his dynamic presence and celebrity status to lend an inspired voice to political and humanitarian causes around the globe.

Tickets are available beginning September 9, 2019 through the Stambaugh Auditorium website or by calling 330-259-0555.

Distant Signals achieves the essence and style of Rush by performing all of their classic hit songs. However, the band also adheres to many Rush fans desires to play songs that even Rush themselves haven’t played in a very long time. Distant Signals was formed on the sole premise to replicate the music of Rush to perfection and share with Rush fans.

Awaken is comprised of extremely talented and seasoned musicians dedicated to celebrating the music of Yes. By combining elements from the original studio recordings along with the inspirational power of past live Yes performances, Awaken provides a truly authentic and dramatic musical experience that will impress even the most critical and passionate fans of the band they pay tribute to.

For tickets, visit the Stambaugh Auditorium website or call 330-259-0555.

Christian Music Vocalist, David Phelps, returns to Stambaugh Auditorium with Grammy Award Winner, Sandi Patty. Now a solo artist, Phelps served as a member of the prestigious Gaither Vocal Band for more than 15 years, in that time he received numerous Dove and Grammy Awards. Sandi Patty is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history and a 2004
inductee of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Growing up in a musical family, David Phelps’ natural gift for the song was evident when he was very young. Even as he sang in church as a teenager, he knew that he wanted to be a performer. At the age of 18, while earning his degree in vocal performance from Baylor University, Phelps began what would be a life-long passion of traveling around the world to share music and inspiration. As a solo artist, Phelps received two 2009 Dove Award nominations to add to his many awards and honors. Phelps’ 2012 live concert DVD, David Phelps: Classic, debuted on Billboards’ Music Video Chart at #1 and since its release has received acclaim from both Gospel and secular music genres. In 2017, Phelps released his latest recording, Hymnal. Throughout the recording, he lends
his artistry to some of the most treasured hymns.

Sandi Patty hails as one of the most highly acclaimed Christian and Gospel performers of our time with five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold. She has released over 30 albums, including her latest album “Everlasting” featuring notable hymns and songs of worship in an intimate and acoustic setting.
In addition to her prolific musical career, Patty is also an accomplished author. For the bestseller Broken on the Back Row, Patty received the 2006 Silver Angel Award. As an author of seven books, her other titles include Life in the Blender, Falling Forward, Layers, and her forthcoming book, The Edge of the Divine. Her down-to-earth style and sturdy common sense have endeared her to Women of Faith audiences, with whom she has traveled since 2005.

Discount tickets will be available for groups of 10 or more, please contact the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at 330-259-0555 to reserve your group’s discounted rate. Groups are encouraged to purchase tickets early to ensure being seated together.

Reserved tickets range from $25-$55 including applicable fees. To purchase call 330-259-0555, go to stambaughauditorium.com, or visit the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh
Auditorium in person. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm and online at stambaughauditorium.com.

The Guess Who will bring their familiar chords and catchy choruses to Stambaugh Auditorium. This concert is welcomed by The Classic Rock Station Y103. The Guess Who, is connected to pop culture history with fourteen Top 40 hits, including “These Eyes,” “Clap For the Wolfman,” “American Woman,” “Hand Me Down World,” “No Time,” “Star Baby,” “Share the Land,” “Laughing,” “Undun,” and more. Founding member and original drummer/songwriter Garry Peterson says, “We’re coming at a new generation of fans who are seeing how the band can execute with enthusiasm. And we’re also making sure the respect level remains at an all time high for the fans who have been with the band from the beginning.” Joining Peterson onstage are veteran musicians keyboard player/flutist Leonard Shaw, lead guitarist Will Evankovich, bass legend Rudy Sarzo, and lead vocalist/guitarist Derek Sharp. Together the quintet annually tours North American with their awe-inspiring execution and their decades of radio hits.

Reserved tickets range from $35-$80. To purchase tickets, call 330-259-0555, go to stambaughauditorium.com, or visit the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium in person. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm.