Powers Auditorium, in Youngstown, Ohio is the largest auditorium in the Youngstown-Warren area. The facility is the main venue of downtown Youngstown's DeYor Performing Arts Center. The complex also includes the Adler Art Academy, Beecher Flad Pavilion, and Ford Family Recital Hall. Originally built in 1931 as the Warner Theatre, the former movie palace was renovated and reopened as Powers Auditorium in 1969.
The main tenant of Powers Auditorium is the Youngstown Symphony, which performs from October through May. The facility also hosts other musical acts, touring Broadway productions, and locally produced theater (primarily from Ballet Western Reserve and Easy Street Productions, two Youngstown-based theater companies).
Designed by the prominent theater architects Rapp and Rapp, Powers opened as the Warner Theatre on May 14, 1931, part of the massive chain of theaters operated by the Warner Brothers film company. The structure was built as a memorial to the late Sam Warner, who along with his brothers, resided in Youngstown before embarking on a career in film production. The Warner Theatre operated until 1968, when it was scheduled to be demolished to make way for a parking lot. A public outcry prompted the Edward W. Powers family to donate $250,000 to preserve the structure. The theater was preserved and renovated in 1969. Many items in the theater were auctioned off, and the auditorium underwent extensive acoustical renovation in order to make it a suitable concert hall. In September of that year, the building was re-christened as Powers Auditorium with a performance by the Youngstown Symphony.
Powers Auditorium can hold a capacity crowd of 2,303. An impressive remnant of the golden age of cinema, the former movie theater is included on the National Register of Historic Places. In recent years, the structure's Art Deco facade was restored to its original appearance. Meanwhile, the building continues to be expanded.
In 2000, a new East Wing was completed, giving the Symphony a music library and administrative office, as well as an elevator and equipment that brought Powers up to standard in handicap accessibility. Recently completed is the Beecher Flad Pavilion, which comprises the Ford Recital Hall, a 600-seat auditorium for orchestra, brass, and choral performances; new kitchen facilities; new dressing rooms; expanded loading docks; and soundproofing so that Powers and the new auditorium can be used simultaneously.
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Joe Bonamassa at Edward W. Powers Auditorium in Youngstown, Ohio
Joe Bonamassa jams a famous tune from Led Zeppelin and turns the crowd upside down! Edward W. Powers Auditorium in Youngstown, Ohio November 14, 2012.
Joe Bonamassa at Edward W. Powers Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, November 14, 2012.
A little excerpt of Joe Bonamassa playing in concert at Edward W. Powers Auditorium, in Youngstown, Ohio on November 14, 2012.
KVIE Arts Showcase: David Tennant,Gloria Reuben,Joe Powers,Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
Uncover answers to questions about Shakespeare's classic, Hamlet, with David Tennant. Meet Gloria Reuben, who plays Elizabeth Keckley in the award-winning fi...
Fantasia & K Jon
antasia & K Jon in concert- Powers Auditorium - Friday Feb, 15th 2013.
Shinedown - Heroes Youngstown Symphony Auditorium
Shinedown "Heroes" on the Anything & Everything Acoustic Tour at the historic Edward W. Powers Auditorium in Youngstown, OH.
Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra Percussion Ensemble - The Whistler.m4v
The Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra performs its December 4, 2011 concert in Powers Auditorium of DeYor Performing Arts Center. Aaron Graneto is the xylo...
Shinedown - If You Only Knew Youngstown Symphony Auditorium
Shinedown "If You Only Knew" on the Anything & Everything Acoustic Tour at the historic Edward W. Powers Auditorium in Youngstown, OH.
Shinedown - 45 intro Youngstown Symphony Auditorium
Shinedown intro to "45" on the Anything & Everything Acoustic Tour at the historic Edward W. Powers Auditorium in Youngstown, OH.
Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra Congo del Fuego.m4v
Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra playing their December 4th, 2011 concert entitled "Music from Around the World" in Powers Auditorium, DeYor Performing Ar...
The Shifts - Dirt on the Ground
The shifts, Jack Gariepy, Macks Johanesen, Jeff Kretsinger, Eli Tocchini Willamette High School DECA Talent Show, December 5, 2012 in Powers Auditorium.
Wed, 22 May 2013 12:42:45 -0700
Alabama Veterans Museum − Located in the old L&N Freight Depot in Athens, the museum is divided into three areas: the Tyler Craig Memorial Library, the Bob McAbee Exhibit Hall and the Wendell Powers Auditorium. It features an extensive collection of ...
Fri, 10 May 2013 21:16:03 -0700
The bank will have a special meeting for shareholders of its parent company, United Community Financial Corp., at 10 a.m., May 28, at the Edward W. Powers Auditorium in the De Yor Performing Arts Center, to approve the issuance of new stock to raise ...
Wed, 08 May 2013 21:14:09 -0700
With Mother's Day almost here, AF Productions will attempt to answer the question “what happens when men lie?” in a new play this weekend at Powers Auditorium titled “The Lies that Men Tell.” Ahkee Ferguson of AF Productions is the producer of the play.
Thu, 09 May 2013 21:16:20 -0700
v “The Lies That Men Tell,” 7:30 p.m.: A gospel play that offers solutions at Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. v “The Illusion,” 8 p.m.: An updated adaptation of a comedic play written in 1636. It's presented by Rust ...
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:05:54 -0700
Patrolman Hartzell was gunned down ten years ago in an unprovoked attack as he sat in his police car near Powers Auditorium. Martin Koliser was convicted of the crime and sent to Ohio's death row. He later committed suicide in his jail cell. Officer ...
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