'We Will Rock You'
Fairless High School will present the musical "We Will Rock You" this weekend.
Featuring music from Queen, the production will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Fairless High School auditorium at 1885 Navarre Road SW.
Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door.
"We Will Rock You School Edition" is a story and script by Ben Elton adapted from the original Broadway production.
More than 20 Queen songs are featured, including "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Somebody to Love," "We Are the Champions" and others.
Taking place in a post-apocalyptic world, the musical tells the story of two young rebels who make it their mission to restore rock-n-roll to the planet.
Youth Symphony concerts
The Canton Youth Symphony and Canton Youth Strings ensembles will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at www.cantonsymphony.org/cys-concerts-and-tickets or at 330-452-2094.
The concert will include an "Ouverture to Nabucco," "Variations on a Shaker Melody from Appalachian Spring," "Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor," "Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty" and "Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream."
The Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday.
Tickets are $7 and can be purchased online or by calling the box office.
The concert will feature Ethel Smyth, "Overture to The Wreckers," Bedřich Smetana, "The Moldau from Má Vlast" and Florence Price, "Symphony No. 1 in E minor."
"Price was a female African American composer who was often left out of the orchestral canon, even though her work is known to be brilliant and worthy of being on stage," said Nathan Maslyk, marketing manager for the Canton Symphony Orchestra.
Rachel Hagemeier, manager of education and community engagement, said the students have kept the program alive during the pandemic by meeting virtually on Zoom and working individually in their homes.
"Now we are overjoyed to be fully back in person and making music together," she said. "These students have worked so hard and the energy in the room is electric. We cannot wait to show our community the amazing talent of these students."
Both concerts are at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2331 17th St. NW in Canton.
'Hedwig' at KSU Stark
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" will be presented this weekend at Mary J. Timken Theatre on the campus of Kent State University at Stark.
Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for ages 55 and older and for non-KSU students 17 and younger; and KSU students enter free with a current ID.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.kent.edu/stark/hedwig-and-the-angry-inch. The box office can be reached at 330-244-3348.
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" tells the story of the internationally ignored song stylist Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation.
Hedwig is backed up by Yitzhak and the hard-rock band “The Angry Inch.” Hedwig transforms in this rock and roll tale by rising above the abuse, deceit and abandonment they have been carrying for many years.
The Timken Theatre is in the Fine Arts Building at Kent State University at Stark at 6000 Frank Ave. NW in Jackson Township.
Village of Shops at Oakwood Square
The Millcraft Barn Holiday Village of Shops at Oakwood Square will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday for a pre-Thanksgiving event.
The Village of Shops is presented by 720 Market and the Side Streets Market, and it's also scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. on Nov. 26 and 27; 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3 with the Plain Township community tree lighting; and noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 12.
Vendors include Bloom Hill Farm, Boozy Blonde, Joe's Sourdough Bread, Levo Family Farms, Sherry Angeloni Pottery, Crazy Cucumber, Fat T's Cookies, Lavern's Kettle Corn and Woodell Ceramics.
Saturday's event features a wood carving demonstration and a Stark County Hunger Task Force food drive.
Oakwood Square is at 2610 Easton St. NE in Plain Township.
This article originally appeared on The Repository: Youths take stage with rock at Fairless, youth symphony shows