You might already be aware that Wayne County, Ohio is part of the world’s largest Amish settlement and home to Lehman’s Hardware, The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Café, Everything Rubbermaid, and P. Graham Dunn. But did you know that the Ohio Light Opera, summer resident opera company of the College of Wooster also calls Wayne County their home?
The 2017 Light Opera festival season, which runs June 17 through August 12, opens with the toe-tapping musical “The Music Man.” Also included in this summer’s line up will be Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” and Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S Pinafore.” Also featured this season will be “Primrose,” “The Student Prince,” “Countess Maritza” and “The Lady of the Slipper.”
Over 20,000 patrons from across the country and around the world come to Wooster for the Ohio Light Opera performances in the intimate confines of Freedlander Theater each summer. Patrons find the matinee performances fit in well with local restaurants that offer upscale dining and still leave time for sightseeing and shopping. Evening performances can be followed by wine parings or decadent desserts and coffee. Hotels, Inns and Bed and Breakfasts offer special packages that include show tickets and meals.
Additional information about the Ohio Light Opera is available by phone 330 263-2345 or online at ohiolightopera.org or by contacting the Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-362-6474 or online at wccvb.com.
Here are a few suggestions from MyOhioFun.com of places you should visit while in Wooster, Ohio.
Secrest Arboretum & Gardens
1680 Madison Avenue (US 250), Wooster
330.263.3761 | website
Everything Rubbermaid Retail Store
115 S. Market St., Downtown Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.7119 | website
Pine Tree Barn & Farms
4374 Shreve Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.1014 | website
Blue Barn Winery
4407 Columbus Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
330.575.1028 | website
The Faithful Little Cupcake
135 W Liberty St., Wooster, OH
For more Wayne County visitor information visit Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau. There you can download or order your free visitor guide.