Past Performances

Murder in the Studio
by Agatha Christie
Murder in the Studio by Agatha Christie 

September 7, 2017 - September 22, 2017


3 short radio plays performed live…WITH DINNER! 

Evening Performances: Dinner Seating begins at 6:30pm. Show at 7:30

Saturday Matinees: Lunch seating at 1pm. Show at 1:30

This Friday and Saturday:

"Butter in a Lordly Dish" sees eminent prosecution barrister Sir Luke Enderby get his comeuppance in one of Christie's most gruesome and horrifying murders. Directed by Rosilyn Jentner


"Radio owes much to Agatha Christie. For more than 60 years, her whodunnits have been shaped into afternoon plays, classic serials and Saturday-night dramas that defend the moral order, stimulate the grey cells and please a literate Radio 4 audience."- Paul Donovan, Sunday Times

Christmas in Akron the Musical
Christmas in Akron the Musical 

December 1, 2017 - December 24, 2017

NEW blocks of seats available for most 'sold out' shows!!!

Please call the box office at 330-434-7741 to reserve!

Group Rates available! Email or call 33-434-7741 for information!

Book & Lyrics by ROB LOOS


Diane Diamond, the head copywriter at "O’Toole’s" Department Store in Downtown Akron, Ohio, is hiding a secret – this year she’s scheduled to direct O’Toole’s Annual Christmas Spectacular with the help of her friends -- sarcastic art director, Roger Hamlin, and the energetic piano player from Men’s shoes, Benjamin “Bevo” Beaverman, who is in love with her. The mere 48 hours they have to launch the production becomes a wild race to find the “talent,” get the show up on its feet, and celebrate the holiday season, while trying to avoid the store’s VP, the bitter Irene Richardson, who wants to shut the whole thing down. Our team, along with some of the craziest acts in Northeastern Ohio, is somehow able to pull it off in one of the most delightful Christmas shows ever.

Part backstage musical, part Christmas celebration, part human comedy, it’s an event for the whole family filled with unforgettable characters and memorable songs. It’s been described as “A CHRISTMAS STORY meets THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER.” Winner of GTC New Play Initiative, CHRISTMAS IN AKRON is destined to be a perennial.

"Christmas in Akron: The Musical’ is the winner of the GTC New Play Initiative. It was workshopped at the Grove Theatre Center in Burbank, CA under Artistic Director Kevin Cochran and Executive Director Charles L. Johanson. The Cast included Julietta Corti, Thom Babbes, Tim Farmer, Janet Raycraft-Farmer, Jamie Anderson, Hanna Covington, Michael Beattie, and Jesse Corti.

Special thanks to Akron visionaries Dave Lieberth and Gregory Fiocca.



© 2017, zing productions inc. All right reserved.

Any resemblance to persons living or dead  is purely coincidental.

The Birds
The Birds 

February 22, 2018 - March 11, 2018

The Birds

Feb. 22nd – March 11th

by Conor McPherson

Directed by Alex J. Nine

Daphne du Maurier’s short story, also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, is boldly adapted by Conor McPherson—a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds. They find relative sanctuary but not comfort or peace; there’s no electricity, little food, and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. Another refugee, the young and attractive Julia, arrives with some news of the outside world, but her presence also brings discord. Their survival becomes even more doubtful when paranoia takes hold of the makeshift fortress—an internal threat to match that of the birds outside.

“Deliciously chilling…spring-loaded with tension…claustrophobic, questioning, frightening; and with a twist.” —Irish Independent. “Never has [McPherson] been more in control…he keeps us on the edge of our seat.” —The Irish Times. “[THE BIRDS] was a powerful piece of theatre and a reminder to me of just how important that story has become…truly frightening…a night in the theatre that should not be missed.” —Tippi Hedren, star of the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film, The Birds.


Feb 22, 23*, 24 7:30pm

Feb 25 2:30pm

March 1,2, 3, 8, 9, 10 7:30pm

March 4, 11* 230pm

*Dinner is available prior to the Friday, 2/23 performance, and brunch prior to the 3/11 matinee. Please call the Akron Woman's City Club for information and reservations. 330-762-6261