Heathers the Musical
High School Edition
[Young Rep Musical]
[Ages 14-19]
July 12, 13, 14 & 15

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.
[ Young Rep Musical]
[Ages 7-13]
August 2, 3, 4 & 5


Fun Home
July 16, Time TBA 
10th St. Stage
July 17, Time TBA 
10th St. Stage

Young Rep Ed
Summer Camps:

Best of the West End
(Ages 7-16)
July 16-20
Monday - Friday
10th St. Stage

Creating Theatre: Onstage/Offstage/Backstage
(Ages 7-16)
July 23-27
Monday - Friday
10th St. Stage

Student Showcases:

Best of the West End
July 20
at The Rep

Creating Theatre: Onstage/Offstage/Backstage
July 27
at The Rep
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This special applies to our Thursday night Mainstage plays only. No other discounts or coupons apply with this special.
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Toledo Performing Arts!
Volume 41, Issue 11 / July  2018
Letter from the Artistic Director
In case you missed it, our 2018-2019 season has recently been announced and,  in a word, it's Reptastic! I hope you'll agree, and mention it right up front because  season tickets are now available. Buying season tickets is the best way to insure you'll  get the seats you want, and at a discounted price. There are a variety of packages  available; call the theatre or visit our website www.toledorep.org to learn more and to order your tickets.

Here's the lineup...
Fun Home (September 14-30)
Slasher (October 26-November 4)
A Christmas Carol (November 30-December 2)
Bus Stop (January 11-20)
August Wilson's Fences ( March 1-10)
A Flea in Her Ear (April 5-14)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (May 31-June 16)

That's three musicals, two dramas, and two comedies; a cross-section of recent  Broadway hits and beloved classics; productions that have graced The Rep stage before  and productions that will be making their Toledo debut. Something, in short, for  everyone.

Our first Mainstage show of the upcoming season opens in September, but we're  keeping very busy in the meantime with Young Rep Ed Summer Camps and two terrific musical  productions for young people. From July 16 - 20, our Young Rep Ed program is offering "Broadway: Best of  the West End," a fun and educational camp for ages 7-16. There's a mix of singing,  dancing, and acting. Camp is in session from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., with a free  showcase, open to the public, at 3:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The same schedule applies to our  second July camp, "Creating Theatre: Onstage/Offstage/Backstage," July 23-27.  Students will learn about several aspects of theatre and form their own small theatre  companies, performing at 3:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

Our summer Young Rep productions are:  Heathers the Musical (High School Edition), July 12-15. A darkly delicious new musical based on the 90s cult classic, performed by our Young Rep teens, ages 14-19. From August 2-5 our youngest Young Rep actors, ages 7-13, perform  Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr . Inspired by the Emmy Award-winning cartoon, with those memorable educational songs including "Just a Bill" and "Conjunction Junction".

Finally, I'm pleased to announce that The Rep recently was honored with the 2018 "Spirit of Community Theatre" Award, presented by the Ohio Community Theatre Association. We are so pleased with that recognition, and in that spirit, if there's something you'd like to see produced on our 10th Street Stage or offered as a class or workshop or brought to your venue, we're open to suggestions. Call (419) 243-9277 or visit our user-friendly web site - www.toledorep.org - for more information.

S ee you at the theatre.

Dave De

"Spirit of Community Theatre"
Award Recipient
The Toledo Repertoire Theatre is proud to announce that on June 10th we were presented with the "Spirit of Community Theatre" award at the Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA) regional conference!

This award recognizes the Toledo Rep for our outstanding commitment to the pursuit of community theatre and acknowledges The Rep as a theatre that exemplifies the spirit of community theatre in sharing of talent and resources with other theatres, impact in the community, and involvement in the promotion of theatre to the underserved population in our area.

We are honored and humbled by this recognition and award and we will strive to continue to be a strong example of the spirit and pursuit of community theatre for many years to come!

Thank you Toledo for voting us Toledo Area Parent's Favorite Children's Acting and Theater Classes Runner-Up!
Thank you for your continued support of the Toledo Repertoire Theatre, "Toledo's Community Theatre since 1933"!


Heathers the Musical (High School Edition)
Book, Music and Lyrics by Kevin Murphy & Laurance O'Keefe
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Directed by Vicki Monhollen
Sponsored by Ye Olde Durty Bird

July 12, 13 & 14 at 7:00pm
July 15 at 2:30pm
Young Rep Teen Musical, Ages 14-19

Based on the classic 1989 film,  Heathers the Musical (High School Edition) is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful group of shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing girls at Westerberg High. The Heathers are the hottest, cruelest, most ruthless clique in all of Ohio, but before Veronica can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, she falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica and J.D. decide to put the Heathers in their place-six feet under. The New York Times calls this hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal new musical "a rowdy guilty pleasure," and Variety raves, " Heathers the Musical should score with just about everyone."

If you have questions, please contact us at (419) 243-9277
The Toledo Rep's 85th Birthday Trivia Contest!
How well do you know The Rep?
In honor of our 85th Birthday on June 8th, we are giving away a Platinum Season Subscription Package to the individual who answers the most questions correctly!

HINT: If you're a good sleuth, you'll know that most of the answers to these questions have been published over the past 3 years in our monthly newsletter, The REPorter, in publications by or about The Rep, on our social media platforms, or around the Toledo Rep theatre itself!

See, it literally pays to visit, follow and subscribe to the Toledo Rep! So what are you waiting for? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sign up to receive email announcements from us, including The REPorter, or purchase tickets to one of our many shows!

Contest ends on August 15th.


Fun Home
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
Directed by David DeChristopher

July 16, Time TBA
10th Street Stage

July 17, Time TBA
10th Street Stage

Auditionees will sing and read from the script. Please prepare a song that displays storytelling skill as well as vocal ability.

ALISON - 43 years old, a cartoonist
MEDIUM ALISON - 19 years old, a college freshman
SMALL ALISON - around 9 years old
BRUCE BECHDEL - Alison's father
HELEN BECHDEL - Alison's mother
CHRISTIAN BECHDEL - Alison's brother, around 10 years old
JOHN BECHDEL - Alison's brother, around 6 years old
JOAN - a college student
ROY/MARK/PETE/BOBBY - all played by a single actor, 20s

Winner of five Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Musical. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the unanswered questions about her early years. A wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Show dates:
September 14-30

Questions or concerns, please call (419) 243-9277

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

The Toledo Rep Seeks Summer Interns, Ages 16-19

Are you interested in theatre? Do you enjoy working with kids? Gain  valuable theatrical experience and build your resume by assisting with our  Young Rep Summer Camps!  Three one week sessions, from 9:00 am to  3:00 pm, June 25-29, July 16-20, and July 23-27. Apply for one, two, or all  three. 

Send a letter of interest to Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 Tenth  Street, Toledo, OH, 43604. Tell us about yourself, your work history, and  your theatrical background, and be specific about your availability. 

For  more information, e-mail education@toledorep.org or call (419) 243- 9277

Theatre Camps Invite Children to Shine

In the Toledo Repertoire Theatre's 2018 Young Rep Summer Camps, children ages 7 to 16 can have fun in sessions that go from hit movies to Broadway, to London's West End, or backstage to see how shows come together.

"We always strive to make our camps very accessible," said Chris McAnall, chairman of the Education Committee. "Our instructors are great at working with all students, no matter what level of experience they are at. Our camp themes are very engaging and we think kids are going to have a lot of fun with the ones that were chosen.

"We truly believe that stage skills are life skills. Students will develop stage presence, self-confidence, communication skills, and respect for other performers and their creativity."

 The Toledo Rep's 85th Birthday Celebration!
On June 8th, we celebrated the 85th Birthday of the Toledo Repertoire Theatre! A great time was had by our patrons who were able to celebrate this wonderful milestone with us at our beloved 10th St. Stage!  Thank you Toledo for the love, well wishes, and kind words in celebration of our special day. We wouldn't be here without the amazing outpouring of support from our Toledo community!

(Photo Credit: Sarah Sobel)
Our first Adult Rep Ed session of "AUDITIONS!" taught by the talented Fran Martone was a sold out success! Students were taught how nerve-wracking auditions can be creative treasures and were given the tools and confidence to make them so. In this class the students worked on monologues, sides, and cold reads, learning tips and techniques that would allow them to shine. They discovered the importance of making strong choices and the necessity of learning to decipher "director speak."

(Photo Credit: Sarah Sobel)
"Mall Stars: A Cool Group for Kids!"
Franklin Park Mall
On Friday, June 9th, the Toledo Repertoire Theatre participated in "Mall Stars: A Cool Group for Kids" at the Franklin Park Mall!

The youngsters that visited our table were able to make and take home their very own theatre mask. Toledo Rep staff, volunteers, and interns were also on hand to answer questions about the exciting Young Rep and Young Rep Ed educational and theatrical activities that we offer at our 10th Street Stage!

(Photo Credit: Julie Zatko and The Franklin Park Mall)
YOUNG REP ED Summer Camp
"From Big Screen to Broadway" Student Showcase
On Saturday, June 29th, the amazing students from our Young Rep Ed Summer Camp, "From Big Screen to Broadway" (Ages 7-16) showcased what they had been up to for the past week!

In this week-long, 6 hours a day, intensive session, stude nts discovered some of Tinseltown's greatest hits, from 42nd Street to Newsies, that were adapted for the Broadway stage from the Hollywood big screen!

"Seize the Day" - From Big Screen to Broadway
Young Rep Ed Summer Camp

"Something To Believe In" - From Big Screen to Broadway
Young Rep Ed Summer Camp

"America" - From Big Screen to Broadway
Young Rep Ed Summer Camp

"42nd Street" - From Big Screen to Broadway
Young Rep Ed Summer Camp

(Photo/Video Credit: Sarah Sobel and Chris McAnall)

The Rep is Looking For Videographer Volunteers!

The Toledo Rep is looking for qualified individuals to perform freelance videography work for our marketing/advertising team. The goal of our marketing department is to strengthen the Toledo Rep brand and to promote all events, programs, classes, productions and outreach initiatives of the Toledo Repertoire Theatre.

As a videography volunteer, you should be prepared to work in an exciting, creative and fast-paced environment. Candidates should have an entrepreneurial mindset for project development and a strong drive to take on challenges. They must be self-motivated, a strong team player, able to think outside the box, and be comfortable taking the lead in facilitating, planning and executing the digital video productions of the Toledo Rep.

If you are interested or have any questions, please email marketing@toledorep.org

The Rep would like to thank:
- The cast and crew of Sweet Charity for such a fun, colorful, and groovy performance.
- Thank you to Ye Olde Durty Bird for sponsoring our upcoming Young Rep production of Heathers the Musical (High School Edition).
- Thank you to our wonderful community and patrons for your continued support and for celebrating our 85th Birthday with us on June 8th!
Become a Board Member!

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.

The Toledo Rep is always looking for new Board and Committee members.  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!

To get started, please complete and submit the form below!
Please take our survey!

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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