16 10th St. | Toledo, OH 
419-243-9277
UPCOMING
EVENTS
Performances:
 
August Wilson's
Fences
March 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 & 10

A Flea In Her Ear
April  5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 & 14

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 & 16
Special Events:
  
Love Is In The Air
- A Toledo Rep Fundraiser -
February 8
7:30pm
10th St. Stage

February 9
7:30pm
10th St. Stage
     
T.H.E. Dance Event
- Partnership -
T.H.E. Modern Dance Co.
April 27
10th St. Stage
Auditions:
  
A Flea In Her Ear

Auditions:
February 9th
1:00-4:00pm
10th St. Stage

February 10th
1:00-4:00pm
10th St. Stage
Adult Improv Classes:

Beginners Improv
(Ages 18+)
March 10 - April 14
Sundays
1:00-3:30pm
Brown Building

Advanced Improv
(Ages 18+)
March 10 - April 14
Sundays
3:30-6:00pm
Brown Building

Long Form Improv
(Ages 18+)
March 14 - April 18
Thursdays
6:30-9:00pm
Brown Building
Young Rep Ed
Classes & Workshops:

Building an Audition Portfolio
- Workshop -
(Ages 7-17)
February 16 - March 9
Saturdays
1:00pm-4:00pm
10th St. Stage

Audition Bootcamp: Dancing
- Workshop -
(Ages 7-17)
March 23
Saturday
9:00am-noon
10th St. Stage
Student Showcases:
  
The Rep Rocks!
February 23
12:15pm
10th St. Stage

Improv at The Rep
April 19
7:00pm
10th St. Stage
Would you like to enjoy the excitement of live theatre on a budget? Take advantage of our Thrifty Thespian Thursday! 

Simply come to the box office in person between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm prior to that same Thursday evening's Mainstage performance and if any available seats remain, you can purchase your ticket in person for that evening for just $10.00! That's a 50% savings off the regular ticket price!
 
This special applies to our Thursday night Mainstage plays only. No other discounts or coupons apply with this special.
        

Volume 42, Issue 6 / February  2019
     
Letter from the President
   
Dear Friend of The Rep,

Here's to hoping the worst of winter is behind us! We hope the cold and snowy weather didn't keep you from seeing our beautiful production of  Bus Stop in January, but if you're still holed up in your house, now's as good a weekend as any to get out and smell the air. Especially because love is in the air!  

No, seriously, quite literally, actually:  "Love Is In The Air"! That's the title of our special cabaret fundraiser, running both Friday and Saturday evenings this weekend, with food, wine, a raffle, and a silent auction each night as well. Each show will be filled with performances by some of the best talent in the area, so bring your loved ones and celebrate Valentine's Day early with the Toledo Rep!  

And while we don't have any full stage productions going on this month, that doesn't mean we haven't been busy. Our in-house light coordinator Paul Alday has been working hard with our volunteer electricians Mark Koester and Jim Norton to finish up the final electrical upgrades to our stage lights - these improvements are going to give us much more versatility with our lights going forward.  We can't thank them enough for all the time and resources that have gone into these lighting upgrades.

Educational programming also continues this month. Our Young Rep Ed winter session "Rep Rocks!" is well underway with a student showcase on February 23rd. And February 16th we are excited to be starting a 4-week  "Building an Audition Portfolio" workshop for youth ages 7-17.  

For adults, the beginning of our next round of  Improv classes has been delayed a little, but the good news is there are still a few spaces available at each level. Those classes will start on March 10th and 14th. We'll also be bringing Adult Acting classes back in March as well - stay tuned as more details about those will be coming soon!

Finally, our next production is less than a month away, and with Black History Month upon us, it is especially worthy of a shout out.  August Wilson's Fences will open on our stage March 1st. Winner of the Pulitzer Price for Drama, seven Tony Awards, and  an Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film adaptation starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, August Wilson's  Fences is a powerful depiction of African American life in the 1950s. Truly, it's a phenomenal piece of American literature with a brilliant cast and we are thrilled to be presenting it on our 10th Street Stage. Tickets are on sale now!

See you at the theatre.

Christopher A. McAnall
President, Board of Trustees

  
ANNOUNCING
   
The Toledo Rep's  87th Mainstage Season!
   

 
We are pleased to announce the Toledo Repertoire Theatre's showstopping
2019-2020 Mainstage Season!

Tickets for Season Subscribers will go on sale in the Spring with General Public tickets to follow.
Keep a lookout on our website, social media, and in your email for updates!

We will begin to announce show auditions in late Summer.

The Toledo Rep "Toledo's Community Theatre Since 1933!"
    
  
"Love Is In The Air"
A Fundraiser to Support the Toledo Repertoire Theatre!
   

 
"Love Is In The Air" at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre February 8th and 9th with a fundraiser full of the best love songs from both stage and screen! Treat your loved one to a wonderfully fun and affectionate evening to support the Toledo Repertoire Theatre, "Toledo's Community Theatre Since 1933"!

The evening includes a magical night of food, wine, silent auctions, raffle prizes, a cabaret performance with songs full of love and heart, and one lucky guest will walk away with a Season Subscription to the Toledo Repertoire Theatre's upcoming 87th Season! So bring your loved ones and celebrate Valentine's Day early with the Toledo Repertoire Theatre!

The cabaret features performances by some of the best talent the area has to offer including special performances from Jadin Bader, Craig Cousino, Eric Hillenbrand, Dom Glover, Victoria Monhollen, Colleen Geftos, Kristin Kukic, Matt Richardson, and 13abc's very own Tony Geftos!



Tickets may also be purchased by calling (419) 243-9277 or at the door.

Questions or concerns call (419) 243-9277
    
NOMINATE THE  TOLEDO REP
Toledo Area Parent's
FAMILY FAVORITES - 2018 BALLOT

 
It's that time of year again and nominations for Toledo Area Parent's 2018 "Family Favorites" has begun!

Nominating:
Now through February 28th, nominate your favorite businesses in at least 10 categories on the online ballot to determine the 2018 Toledo Parent "Family Favorites"!

 
Nominate the Toledo Repertoire Theatre!
1) Enrichment Activities - Acting and Theatre Classes
2) Get Active - Summer Day Camp


 NOW SHOWING!


August Wilson's Fences
By August Wilson
Directed by Irina Zaurov

March 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at 8:00pm
March 3 and 10 at 2:30pm
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and seven Tony Awards including Best Play and Best Revival of a play, this sensational drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball.  Adapted into an Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film adaptation starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis


If you have questions, please contact us at (419) 243-9277




A Flea In Her Ear
By Georges Feydeau
Adapted by David Ives
Directed by Matthew Gretzinger
Performance Dates: April 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, & 14 2019
Auditions:
February 9th
1:00-4:00 pm
10th Street Stage

February 10th
1:00-4:00 pm
10th Street Stage



AUDITION DETAILS:
Actors will cold read from the script or sides provided. Familiarity with the material will be extremely helpful.

 

CHARACTER DETAILS

VICTOR CHANDEBISE - Managing Director of the Paris Life Insurance Company. Played by the same actor who plays Poche.
POCHE - A bellboy at the Frisky Puss Hotel.
RAYMONDE CHANDEBISE - Victor's wife
CAMILLE CHANDEBISE - Victor's nephew
LUCIENNE HOMENIDES DE HISTANGUA - The wife of Carlos
DON CARLOS HOMENIDES DE HISTANGUA - The husband of Lucienne
DR. FINACHE - Chief medical examiner of the Paris Life Insurance Company.
ROMAJN TOURNEL - An employee of the Paris Life Insurance Company.
ANTOINETTE - The cook in the Chandebise household.
ETIENNE - The Chandebise valet
FERRAILLON - The owner and manager of the Frisky Puss Hotel.
OLYMPIA - The wife of Ferraillon
EUGENIE - The chambermaid at the Frisky Puss Hotel
BAPTISTE - An old man
RUGBY - An English guest at the Frisky Puss Hotel.


SYNOPSIS:
Place: Paris
Time: 1900
The greatest of French farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written. Raymonde Chandebise suspects that her husband, Victor, a placid and successful insurance executive, is secretly having an affair. To find out, she and her friend Lucienne write him an anonymous love letter suggesting a rendezvous at the shady Frisky Puss Hotel. Thinking the letter was intended for his coworker, the gigolo Tournel, Victor sends Tournel off to make the rendezvous in his place. And after that...Ives' adaptation maintains the original's dazzling plot while communicating Feydeau's playful use of language to an American audience.


If you have any questions or concerns, please visit www.toledorep.org or call (419) 243-9277



"Building an Audition Portfolio"
(Ages 7-17)
4-Week Workshop

February 16 - March 9
Saturdays
1:00 - 4:00pm
at The Rep

Picking the right song, the right monologue, learning how to nail a dance audition (especially if you're not a dancer), tips on cold readings, resumes, proper attire; all this and more in an informative workshop designed to help you get the part.

Headshot sessions will be offered for an additional cost.




If you have questions or would like further details about our classes, please contact education@toledorep.org  or
call (419) 243-9277


Adult Improv Classes

Our Rep Ed program is excited to offer our Winter Adult Improv classes, for ages 18 years or older, beginning March 10th and 14th and running through April 14th and 18th!

Improv at The Rep

  • BEGINNERS IMPROV
    March 10 - April 14
    ( Sundays, 1:00-3:30 pm)

    ADVANCED IMPROV
    March 10 - April 14
    ( Sundays, 3:30-6:00 pm)
     
    LONG FORM IMPROV
    March 14 - April 18
    ( Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm)

     
There will be a combined class Improv Showcase on Friday, April 19th at 7:00 pm at the Toledo Rep.
Classes are held in the Toledo Rep's rehearsal space the "Brown Building", situated across the parking lot from our main theatre at 16 10th Street.



  • Beginners Improv
    Beginners Improv will introduce students to the wonderful unscripted world of playing pretend with other adults. This class will introduce students to the foundations of improv, including the basics of creating that very first scene. Throughout these six weeks, students will learn object work, back-and-forth improv, and the lost art of listening.  The course will introduce students to games and experiences designed to let creativity flow freely and foster a dynamic and collaborative environment.
    No experience necessary! Come ready to play!


    Advanced Improv
    Advanced Improv will give more experienced students the opportunity to enhance their object work, scene work, and scene creation abilities.
    This course will build upon the skills and techniques learned in Beginner's Improv and explore character development. Students will learn how to bring their improv characters to life and experiment with physical comedy.
    Previous improv experience necessary!

     
  • Long Form Improv
    Long Form Improv will give experienced students the opportunity to explore a method of improv where a group of performers take one suggestion and create a theatrical piece inspired by that proposed idea.  Students will build upon the skills and techniques learned in Advanced Improv and what it means to create a piece by ensemble. Warm-Ups, Ice Breaker Games, and the structure of the class will all focus on team work to prepare students for the long haul of Long Form. The most popular and common forms will be studied during this program.
    Previous improv experience necessary!

     
  •     
  • ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR!
     
  • Paul Fruhwirth

     
  •  
  • Paul was first bitten by the acting bug when he was only two months old. Once he recovered from the infection, he landed his first starring role as Baby Jesus in his neighborhood holiday pageant at only four months old. Later in life, Paul went on to have a love for the theatre, comedy, improv, sketch writing, and stand-up comedy. Beginning in 2012, Paul pursued a formalized education at The Second City Training Center in Old Town, a small neighborhood in the city of Chicago. Paul graduated from The Second City's Improv Program, the sketch comedy program, the stand-up comedy program, as well as the Writing for Late Night TV program.

    While Paul's first passion is the stage, he has learned to expand that love into corporate America. In order to pay for his addiction to gummy bears and in-app purchases, Paul spends his days facilitating training sessions, sales presentations and traveling across the country on the speaking circuit.

    Paul has appeared at Zany's Chicago, The Laugh Factory Chicago, The Second City Etc. Stage, and his sketches have appeared in The Second City's Skybox Theater. His mother is an Instructor of Performing Arts in Chicago, and specifically asked to be included in his biography. Paul's cat, "Melrose Place" or "Melly" for short, does not find him funny in the least.
     
  • If you have any questions about which level you should be in or would like further details about our classes, please contact education@toledorep.org or call (419) 243-9277
SPECIAL EVENTS!

On April 27th, Toledo's Human Experience Modern Dance Company, in partnership with the Toledo Repertoire Theatre, will be holding a night of dance, music and merriment!

T.H.E. Modern Dance Company was created to celebrate dancers in the Toledo and NW Ohio area as well as the artistry of Modern Dance as it relates to the human experience. 
Co-directed by Ashley Hill and Allie Batey of Toledo, OH - the company serves the community by providing a place for performing and developing artists. 

T.H.E. Modern Dance Co. is also a resident dance company at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre. Keep a look out for other exciting offerings from them throughout the year on our 10th St. Stage!

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!


"Love Is In The Air"
Toledo Rep Fundraiser Rehearsal

Get your tickets now for the Toledo Rep's "Love Is In The Air" Fundraiser on February 8th and 9th! All proceeds benefit the Toledo Rep, "Toledo's Community Theatre Since 1933"!





(Photo Credit: Cast of "Love Is In The Air" Fundraiser)
August Wilson's Fences
Behind the scenes rehearsal photos!
 
Come see the Pulitzer Prize and seven Tony award winning drama that was adapted into an Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film, August Wilson's Fences , from March 1-10 at the Toledo Rep! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!







(Photo Credit: Sarah Sobel)


The Rep would like to thank:
 
- The Andersons Fund and Toledo Community Foundation for their generous $12,500 matching grant for
A Christmas Carol. Thank you as well to the generous donors that helped us in securing this fund.
- Our volunteer electricians, Jim Norton and Mark Koester, who have put so much time and energy into making electrical improvements to our theatre over the past 15 months, most recently with the final electrical upgrades to our stage lighting system.
- The cast, crew, and Director of our upcoming "Love Is In The Air" Fundraiser for working so hard to put together a beautiful cabaret to support the Toledo Repertoire Theatre.

Become a Board Member!
 
TOLEDO REPERTOIRE THEATRE  BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND
COMMITTEE MEMBER  APPLICATION FORM

Do you have the passion and drive it takes to be an advocate for the Toledo Repertoire Theatre?
Serving on the board of a nonprofit organization is a wonderful, enriching experience and is a fulfilling way in which you can give back to the community that we call home.

Those wishing to serve should have a vested interest in and a strong allegiance to the Toledo Rep and its continuation as a vital part of the cultural fabric of our Toledo community.  The responsibilities for Board and Committee members are different. Due to bylaw guidelines, we have a limited number of Board seats. However, we have many more Committee positions available. If you should have an interest in either area, please complete the online form.
Questions or for more information, please contact president@toledorep.org


Education is one of the central aspects of our mission here at the Toledo Rep and we are always looking for new instructors to include in our program. If you are interested in being a part of our education program, please let us know! A background in teaching is desired, although not necessarily required. We are looking for people experienced in one or more of the many aspects of theatre, with a passion and desire to share those experiences and skills with others. Our program includes classes, workshops and camps for children, teens and adults.
The Toledo Rep Is Seeking Directors !  
Interested directors, please click on the link below to complete the online Director's Application.
 
Questions or concerns may be directed to  artistic@toledorep.org
or by  calling the Toledo Rep at (419) 243-9277  

Come be a part of "Toledo's Community Theatre"!



Want to be a star without being on stage? Whatever your interest or talent, we welcome your help at The Rep! It's a great way to make a difference and give back to your community. In most cases, no experience is needed - we'll train you!

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The purpose behind these questions is to help us mainstream our efforts. This survey will also help us get a better handle on what you, our audience, would like to see produced on our 10th Street Stage. 


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