News & Reviews

Varney Honored with William J. McKinley Award

SOPAA created the William J. McKinley Award to honor people whose contribution to the community and the arts has been exemplary. Charles Varney, only the third recipient of the award, was honored for his years of service to the arts.  Charles was presented a plaque on stage at the Ohio State Men’s Glee Club performance […]

OSU Men’s Glee Club at Valley Local High School

The final concert in May of THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MEN’S GLEE CLUB was the ultimate example of SOPAA’s commitment to music education.  The OSU Men’s Glee Club made a stop at Valley Local High School in Lucasville and performed for the student body of Valley Middle and High School.  The high school vocal music […]


“Hairspray” brought out the employees of SOMC, who came with not only the idea of having fun, but being informative.  100 plus SOMC employee’s attended “Employee Night” at Hairspray. The hospital presented a display of their Cancer Center in the lobby of the VRCFA that evening.  Information from the American Cancer Society was available, and many […]

Limited Time Discounts For OSU

Don’t miss this limited time opportunity! We are offering a Web Site Special of $5 off each ticket for the Ohio State Men’s Glee Club concert on May 5, at 7:30 PM.  This discount will be available from 10:00 AM Monday, April 27, 2009 thru midnight on Thursday, April 30, 2009.  There is a limit […]

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Canadian Brass Blows in the Holiday Spirit at VRCFA

Nothing says the holiday season more then the sound of brass instruments.  When those instruments are in the hands of The Canadian Brass, so much the better. This is a quintet of musicians that are the top performers in their field. The Canadian Brass has defined what brass musical performances should be and exceeded expectations […]

The Big Read

The Big Read – Scioto County: Eleven community organizations in Appalachian southern Ohio have created a county-wide “page to stage” project to collectively and cohesively promote Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, and the stage play of the same title from February 1 through April 30, 2009. The project includes live performances, book discussions […]

2008-2009 SOPAA Season Has Many Specials

The complete rundown for the Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association’s 2008-2009 season has the contemporary bluegrass group Cherryholmes opening the season on Thursday, September 18, 2008 with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in the second position on Thursday, October 16, 2008. The Canadian Brass brings their Christmas show to the SOPAA season this year on Monday, […]

Ticketmaster Online Ordering

This season, beginning in July, the McKinley Box Office and Shawnee State University will begin an association with Ticketmaster, the world-wide leader in ticketing services.