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 The Ohio Light Opera Presents Its 36th Season Productions
Ohio Light Opera
At Freedlander Theatre
Saturday, June 14th - Saturday, August 9th

From drunken jailers and masquerade balls to unrequited love and a pirate’s revenge, the 36th season of the Ohio Light Opera offers seven captivating productions beginning in June and running through August. Come and enjoy “My Fair Lady,” Call Me Madam,” “Die Fledermaus,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” “Oh, Lady, Lady!” “Dream City and the Magic Knight” and “The Little King” all at Freelander Theatre!

Performances run from Saturday, June 14 through Saturday, Aug. 9 at Freelander Theatre 329 E University St., Wooster (330) 263-2241

 Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Holden Arboretum
Tuesday, June 17th - Tuesday, August 5th

Enjoy the outdoors of the Holden Arboretum as local bands showcase their talents in the beautiful garden and wildlife setting. The series will begin on Tuesday, June 17 and continue every Tuesday through Aug. 5. This year's lineup includes the Northcoast Jazz Collective, Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys, and Haywire. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and chairs to spread out and enjoy the music. Menus for each concert will be posted online before each performance. Admission is $5 for non members after 5 p.m.

Tuesday, June 17 every Tuesday through Aug. 5 at Holden Arboretum 9500 Sperry Rd., Kirtland (440) 946-4400

 Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Yoga: The Art of Transformation
Cleveland Museum of Art
Sunday, June 22nd - Sunday, September 7th

The world’s first exhibition about yoga’s visual history, revealing its profound philosophical roots, its goals of transforming body and mind, as well as the diverse social roles yoga plays, and how the practice has spread to communities over time. Works include sculptures, Mughal paintings, Islamic divination texts, 15-foot scrolls, and 19th century photography and films.

Now through Sept. 7, the Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, (216) 421-7350

 Stan Hywet Opens Playgarden
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Wednesday, June 25th - Saturday, August 30th

Stan Hywet presents Playgarden. This outdoor sensory play experience features six exciting interactive adventures, including a splash fountain, a kid-powered antique Model A truck, archaeological dig and a Tudor Revival playhouse. Come and enjoy the 5,000-square-foot multi-generational garden!

June 25 - Aug. 30, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 North Portage Path, Akron, (330) 315-3294

 Rabbit Run Presents 'Brigadoon'
Rabbit Run Community Arts Association
At Rabbit Run Theater
Friday, July 18th - Saturday, August 2nd

When two American men find themselves in a magical 17th century village in the Scottish highlands, true love and desire pull them into the musical world of Brigadoon - a town that only appears once every hundred years. Featuring the music of Lerner and Loewe, including "The Heather on the Hill," "Almost Like Being in Love," the title song and many more.

Friday, July 18 through Saturday, Aug. 2, Rabbit Run Theater, 5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, (440) 428-5913

 Porthouse Theatre Presents 'Oliver!'
Porthouse Theatre Company
At Porthouse Theatre
Thursday, July 24th - Sunday, August 10th

Starring Brian Johnson as Bill Sykes and
Eric van Baars as Fagin, Charles Dickens' novel comes to life in the musical production of Oliver! Featuring outstanding musical numbers - including "Food, Glorious Food," "Where is Love?," "Consider Yourself" and more - the wily Artful Dodger and ringleader Fagin shelter orphaned Oliver Twist until he finds his true family.

Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, Aug. 10, Porthouse Theatre, the grounds of Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, (330) 672-3884

 Ohio Shakespeare Festival Presents Henry IV Part One
Ohio Shakespeare Festival
At Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Thursday, July 31st - Sunday, August 17th

Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents a Shakespearean play filled with drama, action and humor (courtesy of one of his best-known characters, Sir John Falstaff). The play depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon against the Douglas late in 1402 and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 17, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, 714 N Portage Path, Akron, (330) 836-5533

 Downtown@Dusk Presents JD Eicher & The Goodnights
Downtown@Dusk
At Akron Art Museum
Thursday, July 31st

Vocalist and guitarist JD Eicher performs alongside his alternative rock group members Ben Portz, Jim Merhaut and Dylan Kollat at Downtown@Dusk on Thursday, July 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Rooted in Northeast Ohio and Pittsburgh, the band members will perform for fans at the Akron Art Museum, playing songs including "This is Something," "Fine Line," "Easy" and "Broken Wave."

Thursday, July 31 at the Akron Art Museum One S High St., Akron (330) 376-9185

 Cain Park Presents The Frogs
Cain Park
At Alma Theater
Thursday, July 31st - Sunday, August 17th

Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove's musical retells the Aristophanes satire, THE FROGS, celebrating the power of art while asking the audience to demand more from its leaders. The original 1974 production was performed in Yale University's swimming pool and was most famous for featuring Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver and Christopher Durang. The Frogs mixes Aristophanes' satire with a Sondheim score that mirrors the Greek original for the serious issue of the role of the arts in a world beset by war. Don't miss the production running from Thursdays through Sundays, July 31 through Aug. 17

Thursday, July 31 through Aug. 17 at Alma Theater 14591 Superior Rd., Cleveland Heights
(216) 371-3000

 Garden Open House at Ohio State ATI
OSU Wooster Campus
At OSU Agricultural Technical Institute
Friday, August 1st - Saturday, August 2nd

Ohio State ATI's extensive annual gardens are designed this year around the them of children's books, including Alice in Wonderland, the Harry Potter books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and many other beloved works. Visitors can also see Ohio State ATI's 2014 All-America Selections garden, which features a number of regional AAS winners this year, chosen specifically for their suitability to this region.

Aug. 1 from 6-9 p.m. and Aug. 2 from 9 a.m.-noon, 1328 Dover Road, Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, (800) 647-8283

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