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Photos submitted by The Wayne Center for the Arts, Central Christian School and The Buckeye Book Fair

THE ARTS

BUCKEYE BOOK FAIR

Contact Information - 205 W. Liberty St., (330) 262-3244, bbfmgr@woosterbook.com, www.buckeyebookfair.com. Date - 1st Saturday of each Nov. (Nov. 5, 2016) More Information - Since 1987, Wooster has been home to Ohio’s biggest one-day literary event, designed to give the reading public the opportunity to meet authors and purchase new autographed books. As a result, monetary grants have funded schools, libraries and other literacy programs. Held in Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC campus, it is a literacy project of The Wooster Book Company and is open to the public.

OHIO LIGHT OPERA Resident Professional Company of the College of Wooster Contact Information - Freedlander Theatre, College of Wooster, 329 East University Street, Wooster OH 44691 (330) 263-2345, ohiolightopera@wooster.edu, www. ohiolightopera.org (for ticket info/dates/times). Artistic Director - Steven Daigle History - For thirty-six seasons, The Ohio Light Opera (OLO) has dedicated itself to the exploration and production of the best of traditional operetta, golden age musicals, and other musical comedy works. Each summer, seven shows are presented in a revolving format of approximately 60 performances during eight-week period. Nearly 20,000

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patrons each season see productions in The College of Wooster’s intimate Freedlander Theatre. OLO has become the forerunner in promoting the light opera genre. The company’s contribution to the preservation and promotion of traditional lyric theater has received recognition in prominent national and international publications, and has an international draw from supporters across the country. In residence on The College of Wooster campus, the summer festival offers a relaxed setting surrounded by an inviting community that is proud of the unique service this company has given to its many patrons, and to the art form. Ticket Prices - Individual, student, subscription, and group rates available (call for rates); discounted tickets are also available at various times during the summer. More Information - The cast performs with an orchestra in the intimate Freedlander Theatre, which seats 394 people. There is an annual Independence Day Pops Concert (free to the public) in downtown Wooster each Fourth of July, which includes music performed by Ohio Light Opera cast and orchestra. All of the performances are sung in English, and are given in true festival fashion.

WAYNE CENTER FOR THE ARTS Contact Information - 237 South Walnut St, (330) 264ARTS (2787); fax, (330) 264-9314, www.wayneartscenter.org. About - Wayne Center for the Arts is the area’s oldest and most comprehensive visual and performing arts organization. For more than 40 years the Center has made culturally stimulating arts experiences and art education available to the residents of Wayne County. The 113-yearold Walnut Street Elementary School houses 4 dance studios, 4 visual arts classrooms, 2 pottery/ceramic studios, a theatre classroom and 200-seat auditorium, 2 music studios, conference room, gift shop and three professional galleries. More Information - Each year, hundreds of residents enroll

Wooster Today: The 2016 Community Guide  

A guide to services and life in Wooster, Ohio, published by Spectrum Publications, a division of The Daily Record.

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