'Birnbaum' held over at Oakland
''Gloria Birnbaum's Broadway Debut'' has added an additional performance at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown.
Written and directed by Bernie Appugliese of Youngstown, the hour-long comedy sold out its five originally scheduled performances. The cast features Maureen Collins, Josh Lewis, Carla D. Gipson, Chuck Simon and Tom O'Donnell.
Plans also are in the works to bring "Gloria Birnbaum" back to town at a later date. Tickets are $12. For reservations or more information, call 330-272-7200.
Youth Chorus seeks singers
The Salem Youth Chorus is looking for teenaged singers for its upcoming season.
The chorus, under the direction of Jon Simsic, specializes in choral music as crafted by the compositional masters. Since it was founded in 2007, the chorus has performed at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and traveled to New York City, New Orleans, St. Louis and Williamsburg, Va., as well as England, Ireland and Wales.
Teens interested in auditioning can contact the chorus by calling 330-607-6320.
Opera company gets grant
Opera Western Reserve has been awarded a capital improvement grant from the Youngstown Foundation to purchase permanent equipment in support of its productions.
The grant will pay for such equipment as hand and power tools, ladders and music stand lights. These purchases increase OWR's ability to build scenery that can be used in OWR opera productions and to build and loan scenery to Youngstown State University and Girard City Schools as well as other not-for-profit organizations. The music stand lights are now available for any Stambaugh Auditorium production.
OWR will use the equipment for its upcoming production of "The Barber of Seville" with Metropolitan Opera star Lawrence Brownlee, a graduate of Youngstown city schools, singing the role of Count Almaviva.