The Village Players'

Backstage Notes

August/September 2023 | Vol. 3, Issue 1

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"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons." —Jim Bishop

Welcome to our 66th Season!


We know you're waiting patiently for our 2023-24 Season brochure, and we are happy to say we finalized everything and they are currently out in the mail. For those who were subscribers last year, we have again held your previous season's seats.


3-show and 4-show packages are only available for purchase by calling Jennifer at the Box Office or sending in your brochure form. Single tickets and full season (5-show) packages are now available online at thevillageplayers.org


When purchasing tickets this year, you will also notice that we have updated our subscription and individual pricing. With this change, we've also eliminated the "Senior" price ticket. This update with our prices is to reflect the increase in cost in producing shows. We hope you understand this change in pricing.


The Upton Ave construction project is wrapping up this month and should be open in time for our first show, Nunsense, in September. We are grateful for these improvements to our street and we can't wait for you all to see it!


And if you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media - Facebook, Instagram and Threads for the latest updates to the season and Upton Ave construction.


We have a wonderful season ahead of us this year with two musicals and exciting plays! As always, we wouldn't be here and be able to put on this season without the support of our patrons like you and we do hope you join us for our 2023-24 season.


The Village Players Theatre

The 2023-24 Season

Nunsense


After discovering that Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed fifty-two residents of their convent with food poisoning, five surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken decide to stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen’s School auditorium to raise the necessary amount for the burials. Participating in the project are Mother Superior Mary Regina, a former circus performer who cannot resist the spotlight; her competitive but dignified rival, second-in-command Sister Mary Hubert; Sister Robert Anne, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is determined to be the world’s first ballerina nun; and wacky, childlike Sister Mary Amnesia, who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.


Tickets:

Adult: $25   Student: $20


Dates:

September 8th-17th


Friday: 8:00pm

Saturday: 8:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm

Thursday: 7:00pm


Genre:

Musical Comedy

Dracula


A classic gothic horror story based on the Bram Stoker novel and realized in the 1931 film starring Bela Lugosi. An English countryside sanatorium run by Dr. Seward is visited by a strange guest. Later when Lucy, the daughter of Dr. Seward, comes down with a mysterious illness, Dr. Seward reaches out to his old friend Dr. Van Helsing. Van Helsing believes that the girl is the victim of a vampire, but who could it be? Time is running out for Lucy while Seward and Van Helsing race to solve the mystery.


Tickets:

Adult: $20   Student: $15


Dates:

October 27th- November 5th


Friday: 8:00pm

Saturday: 8:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm

Thursday: 7:00pm


Genre:

Thriller/Drama

Love Letters


A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, one rebellious, one straight-arrowed, have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood. They have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and dreams, victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains. Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away?


Tickets:

Adult: $20   Student: $15


Dates:

February 9th-18th



Friday: 8:00pm

Saturday: 8:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm

Thursday: 7:00pm


Genre:

Romance

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] [again]


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was the longest running comedy in London’s West End. Now updated for our changing world, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] [again] is a nonstop romp through all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays. Join us as we watch these three madcap actors weave their way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in 97 minutes, on a wild ride that will leave you breathless and filled to the brim with laughter.


Warning! This show is a madcap roller-coaster ride. It is not recommended for people with bladder problems, Shakespearean scholars, inner-ear disorders, degrees in Elizabethan history, outer-ear disorder. If you pee on your seat, you may be asked to clean up the mess!


Tickets:

Adult: $20   Student: $15


Dates:

April 5th-14th


Friday: 8:00pm

Saturday: 8:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm

Thursday: 7:00pm


Genre:

Comedy

Amélie: The Musical


Based on the 2001 romantic comedy film of the same name. After surviving a tragic and isolated childhood, follow the journey of a young woman finding her way through the streets of Paris. On the night of Princess Diana’s death, Amelie finds a small box holding the treasures of a small boy. She decides that if she can find the owner of the box, now a grown man, that maybe she can make a change in someone’s life and be just like Princess Diana. As she now sets out to find others to help with her acts of kindness, she finds herself on a journey of discovery that just might lead to her finding love.


Tickets:

Adult: $25   Student: $20


Dates:

June 14th-23rd


Friday: 8:00pm

Saturday: 8:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm

Thursday: 7:00pm


Genre:

Musical/Romance/Comedy

Performance Details and Tickets

If you have any questions about tickets, you can contact Jennifer at the box office at (419) 472-6817 Monday thru Friday 11am-2pm or email at [email protected]

Interested in volunteering with The Village Players?

We are always looking for volunteers to help with concessions, scanning tickets, and ushering for our shows. Plus it's a great way to see our shows for free!


If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more, please email our volunteer coordinator at [email protected]

Non-profit organizations like The Village Players Theatre rely on patron support.

If you don't plan to come to a show, but still want to support our organization's mission to bring quality theatre to the Toledo area, please consider donating today! Any amount helps us to keep our building updated and our doors open.


You can donate anytime by going online to our website and clicking the donate tab at the top right corner, calling our box office, or mailing in a check!

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The Village Players is a member of

The Ohio Community Theatre Association and

The American Association of Community Theatres. 


The Village Players Theatre is sponsored in part by The Ohio Arts Council

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