Olmsted Performing Arts' mission is to instruct, develop, and advance acting, music, and dance skills, to edify and positively affect all individuals involved in our organization, and to motivate staff, students, and volunteers to work at their best ability. We seek to serve the community with quality and affordable entertainment and to create a safe environment. Our practices are designed to build character, build confidence, build relationships, and encourage creative expression. Our goal is to operate a successful organization without compromising our values.
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when the lights go down or the curtain closed? Now you can experience the magic first hand! OPA is offering backstage tours 90 minutes prior to every performance of both Charlotte's Web and Peter Pan.
Guided group tours will go backstage to meet all of the crewmembers and learn what it is that they do; including the stage manager, crew chief, sound and light technicians. You’ll then get to see just exactly how everything works and what the set looks like up close, plus get the inside scoop on show specific special effects! For Peter Pan, guests will see how the actors are able to fly on stage! While Charlotte's Web guests will learn just how Charlotte spins her web. Finally, there will be a VIP Q&A session with the star performers of each of the productions.
Don’t miss out! Experience the illusions and immerse yourself in the magic of the theatre. Limited availability – reserve your spot today!
On June 29th and 30th, OPA is continuing its HUGE garage sale! Also there will be a blood drive on Saturday the 29th from 9:00 AM–12:00 PM. This is definitely not an event you'll want to miss! Get all the details here!
We've got lots of fun summer music camp opportunities, lessons, and classes going on at OPA! Want to learn about guitar or jump in on a voice class before starting private lessons? Interested in brushing off dusty piano skills? Find out about all the music goings-on this summer over on the OPA Music homepage.
OPA is now offering a guitar class on Mondays from 4:00 – 4:50 PM beginning June 24th. The class is $96 for an 8-week session. Students should bring their own guitar to class. Register now by calling (440) 235 6722.
We are in search of crew members for Peter Pan, especially those who can lift heavy weight. Performances are August 9-11 & 16-18 and technical week rehearsals (running nightly up until the first performance) begin August 3. All volunteers must be over the age of 16.
To volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our philosophy with Open Gym is easy – Let kids be kids. Open Gym is a safe and FUN place for your children to practice their gymnastics skills in a supervised environment. Call in advance to pre-pay for your child’s spot or feel free to walk-in. Non-OPA students are welcome.
Cost is $5/child.
Wednesday 5:30 p.m. (not open to children under age 3)
Thursday 10:00 a.m. (for children ages 1-6)
**Parent participation required for children under age 3**
Saturday 12:00 p.m. (not open to children under age 3)
$15 adults (7+, $20 at the door)
$10 children (6 and under, $15 at the door)
OPA is a non-profit organization and, we need your help to keep providing the high level of instruction and programs. We will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary with dinner, live music, karaoke, silent auction, games, face painting and more!
If you would like to donate an item to the silent auction or volunteer with planning of the event please contact the office at 440-235-6722 or email Jessica Cameron.
Olmsted Performing Arts is now offering agency services for those who are interested in a career in television, film or commercials.
If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity, please contact Angela Boehm at (440) 235-6722 or email@example.com for an appointment to be represented by OPA Casting.
Auditions, Classes, Rehearsals, Shows and Events*
Olmsted Performing Arts Center (OPAC)
6941 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, 44138 [map it]
*unless otherwise listed
Determined to save Wilbur, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.
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First produced on Broadway with Mary Martin, this is one of the world's most celebrated musicals. Here is all the charm of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the children Wendy, Michael and John, pirates and Indians, embellished with show-stopping songs, "Never Never Land", "I Won't Grow Up" and "I'm Flying".
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The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the women in town. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward sudden tragedy in the second act. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength and love which give the play the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Auditions for Steel Magnolias will be held on August 12-13 from 7:00-10:00 PM. Sign-ups for individual audition slots will open on July 12th.
In an adaption of the 1961 Walt Disney film, we are in Mother Goose land and the villain shrinks our heroes to toy size. They must enlist help from the toys in the Toymaker's shop to fight back.
Auditions for Babes in Toyland will be held on Tuesday August 20th. Sign-ups for individual audition slots will open on July 20th.
Olmsted Performing Arts welcomes donations of all values. Your support is critical to our ability to the mission of providing high-quality, family-friendly arts opportunities in Northeast Ohio. Click below to submit a secure tax-deductible online donation to OPA through PayPal.