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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

 Akron Summer Dance Festival presents Ballet Hispanico
Heinz Poll Summer Dance Series
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Friday, July 18th - Saturday, July 26th

The Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival kicks off its 2014 season with performances by Ballet Hispanico of New York at Goodyear Metro Park. The free performances include children's programs at 7:45 p.m. Ballet Hispanico explores, preserves, and celebrates Latino cultures through dance and is directed by Eduardo Vilaro. Next up is NEOS Dance Theater at Hardesty Park on July 25 and 26 as part of Akron Arts Expo.

July 18 and 19 at 8:45 p.m., Goodyear Heights, Metro Park, 2077 Newton St, Akron, www.akrondancefestival.org

 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

 Downtown@Dusk Presents Horns And Things
Downtown@Dusk
At Akron Art Museum
Thursday, July 24th

Downtown@Dusk presents the powerhouse contemporary jazz ensemble, Horns and Things. With more than 20 years of performances, the band has shared the spotlight with a who's who list of legendary performers, from Dexter Gordon and Freddie Hubbard to Joe Sample. The AAM galleries offer free admission on Thursdays and food and beverages can be purchased in the cafe.

Thursday July 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The Akron Art Museum, One South High St., Akron, (330) 376-9185

 James Taylor Comes to Blossom
Live Nation
At Blossom Music Center
Friday, July 25th

James Taylor comes to Blossom Music Center on July 25, inviting folk rock and country music fans to join the festivities. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available on presale beginning Friday Feb. 7.

Blossom Music Center 1145 W. Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls. Call 800-745-3000 for more information.

 Cleveland Orchestra Presents 'Beethoven and Liszt'
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Saturday, July 26th

The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by John Storgårds, with pianist Stephen Hough performs Beethoven's Overture to Fidelio, Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Sileblius's Symphony No. 2. The Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra performs selections by Ravel and Wagner at 7 p.m. The Cleveland Orchestra concert begins at 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26 at Blossom Music Center 1145 W Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls (330) 920-8040

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