Stories tagged with: Renner Theater

August 7, 2016 - 7:41pm
2 weeks 4 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - One local theater is presenting the final novel by the English Writer, Charles dickens.

The mystery of Edwin Drood premiered at the Renner Theater this weekend. Director Shelley Tolliver describes this play as a show within a show where the audience meets the actors and later meets their characters.

"Everybody in this production has two parts as the actor and the character. This show hops in and out of show mode. There's moments where we'...

August 3, 2016 - 9:27pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Renner Theater is getting ready for its next summer production.

Starting this Friday and running till Aug. 14 they are putting on ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” It was a Charles Dickens novel, however, Dickens died before he could finish the book. Director of the musical adaptation, Shelley Tolliver, said the unfinished ending leaves a lot of room for audience participation.

“The audience gets to decide who is the...

May 10, 2016 - 5:17pm
4 weeks 8 hours ago

One local organization aspires to help transform the city's central business district.

In an effort to revitalize downtown Zanesville, the historic Renner Theater on 7th street recently purchased the building next it. To showcase the new property, the Renner will be having an open house this Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. At both buildings. The open house will be hosted by the cast of the Renner's current play, Mister Roberts.

"Part of the arts overlay district, the artist colony...

May 4, 2016 - 8:49pm
4 weeks 8 hours ago

A Broadway original play is set to begin at the Renner Theater downtown, on Friday.

Mister Roberts takes place during the wartime in 1945 around V.E Day aboard the Cargo ship in the pacific. Mr. Roberts doesn't feel like he's apart of the real war and wants to join the action and be on a battleship but, the captain and the crew is at odds.

"The story evolved as he keeps sending in letters to get transferred, the captain keeps turning them in as denied. It's what happens that...

March 6, 2016 - 8:30pm
4 weeks 9 hours ago

 A play that will take you to a 'whole new world' is now showing at the Renner Theater.

Aladdin Jr. is the Disney production of Aladdin with kids from ages 18 years and under. Director of the play, Shelley Tolliver said the kids have been preparing for this event for 40 Arabian nights.

"They've come together very very well. But, it's a learning process to know the character what do you think about this how would that react to each other. It's different when they've seen...

January 24, 2016 - 8:11pm
30 weeks 4 days ago

 If you like a good mystery and suspense play you are in luck.

The Renner Theater presents the classic courtroom drama Night of January 16th. This is a theatrical play, that takes place entirely inside of a courtroom where they select members of the audience to play the roles of jury members.

"This is a courtroom drama. It is the story of Karen Andre who is on trail for the murder of her former boss and lover and we have an interactive jury that gets to decide her faith...

January 3, 2016 - 9:56pm
4 weeks 14 hours ago

The Renner Theater is preparing for their first performance of 2016. That some are calling a unique and immersive experience.

The Zane Trace Players are presenting a murder mystery called 'Night of January 16th,' that is a gripping drama that comes to life when the audience is asked to take part in the play.

"So this is a courtroom drama, so you will see everything from prosecution and the defense but, we call our jury members from our audience so if they're will to...

December 13, 2015 - 10:54pm
36 weeks 4 days ago

The 25th Annual Angel Tree benefit has raised over $160,000 over the 25 years to give children in the area gifts for Christmas. This year raising $5,000.

The Renner Theater hosted the Annual Angel Tree play this weekend and today was the final performance. The event was free to the public but they did accept donations.

"It's a family tradition of people coming to see it. I've actually had a girl that played baby Jesus one year and gave birth to a child that play baby Jesus...

July 26, 2015 - 3:41pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

Downtown Zanesville got a visit from a very famous family...

The Addams Family is taking the stage at the Renner Theater. As the first weekend of shows comes to a close, Zane Trace Players Member Melissa Staker said the show has been very well received.

"Well our crowds have been wonderful and we listen to people as they're leaving and just get their responses to kind of get their true responses and as people are leaving they're saying what a wonderful show it is so that...

May 31, 2015 - 6:28pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

The Zane Trace Players presented 'On Golden Pond' one more time this weekend. 

The production follows a family as they deal with aging, divorce, re-marriage and the ebb and flow of a father daughter relationship. Director of the play Stacy Clawson said that the audience will connect with the characters' experiences.

"So there was conflict with her and her dad and I think people could relate to that and she re-marries which a lot of people do so dealing with that and...

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