A Chorus Line
June 3-4, 10-12, 16-19

Young Rep Production
Ages 14-19
July 14-17

Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.
Young Rep Production
Ages 7-13
August 4-7


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
(abridged) [revised]
July 8, 7-9:30pm
10th St. Stage
July 9, 1-4pm
10th St. Stage
July 10, 2-4pm

110 Stories
July 16, 1-4pm
10th St. Stage
July 17,  1-4pm
Brown Building

Out of Sight... Out of Murder
Sept. 26, 6-8pm
Brown Building
Sept. 27, 6-8pm
Brown Building

Classes & Workshops:

Theatre Through The Ages
Ages 7-16
June 27-July 1
10th St. Stage

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Theatre
Ages 7-16
July 18-July 22
10th St. Stage

Build Your Own Broadway
Ages 7-16
July 25-July 29
10th St. Stage

Improv for Kids
Holy Toledo LaughFest
Ages 7-11
Oct. 15, 12:30-3:30pm
10th St. Stage

Improv for Kids
Holy Toledo LaughFest
Ages 12-17
Oct. 22, 12:30-3:30pm
10th St. Stage

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Toledo Performing Arts!
Volume 38, Issue 20 / June  2016
Note from the Technical Director...

As we bring our 2015-2016 season to a close in June, I wanted to share the photo of my office wall. The posters you see represent every show we had here this season. We couldn't have had such a successful season without the actors, directors, designers, crew and all the volunteers who help put every show together. There were countless hours put into every single one of the productions and a tremendous amount of dedication from everyone involved. Most of all, we couldn't have had such a successful season without all of our patrons coming out to support us.

With that in mind, please be sure to come and see our final production of the season:  A Chorus Line showing June 3-19. The costumes in this production are the same ones that were used in the 2006 Broadway revival, making our final musical of the season even more special.   
Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who took part in our wonderful 2015-2016 season.

Rose Perry
Technical Director


Director/Choreographer: Stephanie L. Stephan
Music Director: Todd Ryan Schreiber

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban

June 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18 at 8:00pm
June 12 & 19 at 2:30pm

Nine-time Tony Award-winning A CHORUS LINE celebrates those unsung heroes of American Musical Theatre--the chorus dancers. Those valiant, over dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star of the show.

A CHORUS LINE takes the audience through the final grueling audition for a new Broadway musical, while presenting a true picture of what it's like to be in the theatre. It is a celebration of the American Musical itself, showing exactly the talent it takes to make it into... a chorus line!

A CHORUS LINE presented by arrangement with TAMS WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022
All rights reserved.

A CHORUS LINE is sponsored by:

(formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio)


Sarah Sobel-Poage
Christopher McAnall

Photo Credit: Todd Grinonneau

Joe Dennehy......................Zach
Tracy Rae Wilson.............Cassie
Meg McNamee..................Larry
Helane Stiebler.......Sheila (152)
Dom Glover................Mike (81)
Tricia Kushen..............Val (179)
Mikey Del Vecchio.......Paul (45)
Rachel Esposito..........Judy (23)
Connor Long.............Mark (63)
Kelsey Vela...........Kristine (10)
Garrett Monasmith........Al (17)
Samantha Scott.......Maggie (9)
Jarrod Alexander......Greg (67)
Meg Grzeszczak.......Bebe (37)
Neil Powell......... .....Bobby (84)
Lisa Lewandowski...Connie (149)
Derrick Jordan ........Richie (44)
Christina Gavarone....Diana (2)
Bridgette Dona..........Lois (53)
Maxwell Brown........Frank (59)
Savannah Scott........Butch (14)
Erin Ripley.............Tricia (131)
Amanda Schmidt......Vicki (60)
Michael Rywalski.......Tom (40)



Original Broadway Revival Costumes
*Gold beaded vests
*Copper mesh beaded leotards
*Gold top hats


Original Broadway Revival Costumes
*Gold jackets
*Gold jumpsuits
*Gold top hats

Check out those costumes!

Something really special for this production of 
A CHORUS LINE are the costumes you'll be seeing on The Rep's stage. All of those shimmery, gold finale costumes (vests, top-hats, leotards and all)--as well as some of the warmup costumes and hats used throughout the show--are originals from the 2006 Broadway revival of  A CHORUS LINE  in NYC! Designed by legendary costume designer Theoni V. Aldredge originally for the 1975 Broadway production, the iconic designs were brought back for the 2006 revival.

Who is Theoni Aldredge, you might ask? With over 150 Broadway shows to her credit, and numerous more Off-Broadway productions, ballets and operas, Aldredge was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1986. Among her many theatre credits include  Sweet Bird of YouthWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Anyone Can WhistleA Chorus Line (Tony nominee),  The Threepenny OperaAnnie (Tony Award),  Barnum (Tony Award),  42nd StreetDreamgirlsLa Cage aux Folles (Tony Award),  GypsyThe Secret Garden and Follies. Film credits include  The Mirror Has Two FacesGhostbustersThe First Wives ClubAddams Family ValuesMoonstruckNetworkThe Rose and  The Great Gatsby, for which she won the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award.

In addition to the 14 Tony Award nominations and three Tony Awards for Best Costume Design, other honors bestowed on Aldredge during her career include: two Obie Awards and six Drama Desk Awards. Additionally, she received the New York City Liberty Medal in 1986, the Costume Designers Guild Career Achievement Award in 2000 and the Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. For over 20 years, Aldredge was also the principal designer for the New York Stage and Film company.

The costumes come to us courtesy of José M. Rivera and JMR Costume Designs.

A very special thanks to Rose Perry for going above and beyond to procure these costumes for The Toledo Repertoire Theatre and to Jim Norman for overseeing and managing the alterations and proper care of our costumes!

The grand finale from the original 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, which opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre October 5, 2006

The grand finale from the original 1975 Broadway production of A Chorus Line, which opened at the Shubert Theatre on July 25, 1975

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

Directed by Macaela Whitaker
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield

July 8, 7-9:30pm
10th St. Stage
July 9, 1-4pm
10th St. Stage

Callbacks If Needed:
July 10, 2-4
Brown Building

Wanted - 3 actors, 18-100 (any race, gender and body type) who are familiar with Shakespeare's work - this can range from "I sleep with Shakespeare's plays under my pillow" to "Who's this Shakespeare guy?" 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script as well as selections from a few of Shakespeare's plays (such as Romeo & Juliet, Titus Andronicus, Macbeth, Hamlet, & Othello). If you would like to brush up on your Shakespeare visit the Folger Shakespeare Library at  www.folger.edu/shakespeares-works . There will also be improvisation exercises.

Bring a headshot and resume if possible.
Please wear comfortable shoes for movement. If you want to audition and cannot make it Friday or Saturday, please contact The Rep office at (419) 243-9277 (ext. 4) to schedule an audition time on Sunday.

Featuring all 37 plays, including sonnets, in 97 minutes! This updated 21st-century production is an irreverent, witty, fast-paced romp through the Bard's entire canon. If you like Shakespeare, you will love this show! If you hate Shakespeare, you will love this show!

Show dates:
Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 & 9



Our Artistic Director Dave DeChristopher's play  June Agonistes has received the honor of being chosen for performance at the FUSION Theater's prestigious 11th Annual Short Works Festival.  The theme of this year's festival is Strange Bedfellows. The play will receive a full production in Albuquerque, NM on  June 12  to a sold out audience.

Founded in 2001, FUSION was named "one of the ten most promising emerging theatre companies in the U.S." by the American Theatre Wing. FUSION is New Mexico's professional regional theatre company.

(copy courtesy of Notre Dame Academy)
2016-2017 Season Subscriptions
Available Now!

If you are a current season subscriber, make sure you have your order form and payment in by June 15 to reserve your same seats!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield
September 30-October 9, 2016
Featuring all 37 plays, including sonnets, in 97 minutes! This updated 21st-century
production is an irreverent, witty, fast-paced romp through the Bard's entire canon. If you like Shakespeare, you will love this show! If you hate Shakespeare, you will love this show!
Out of Sight... Out of Murder
by Fred Carmichael
November 11-20, 2016
Encounter the mysterious evening of an author who is grinding out a murder story in an old mansion when an electrical storm creates a cosmic snafu and his characters come to life! There is a series of murders with Peter, the author, as the intended victim and the culprit among his characters. Can Peter find the killer before the killer gets him? All is solved ingeniously with romance, suspense and wit.
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens, revised by David Jex and Debra Ross Calabrese.
December 2-4, 2016
at the Valentine Theatre
A 30-year Toledo Rep tradition! This timeless tale of redemption follows Ebenezer Scrooge as he is transformed by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future from a miserly old curmudgeon into a man who embodies the true meaning of Christmas. With lavish costumes, spectacular sets and a musical score rich with carols of the era, this production is one you will not want to miss!
It's Only a Play
by Terrence McNally
January 13-22, 2017
A celebration of theatre at its best! Written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally, last seen on Broadway in 2015, It's Only a Play details the opening night anxiety of a new Broadway play. With the playwright's career hanging in the balance, a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. This hilarious play proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage!
Of Mice And Men
by John Steinbeck
March 31- April 9, 2017
A renowned classic recently seen on Broadway in 2014,  Of Mice And Men is set in
California during the Great Depression and follows two drifters, George and Lennie,
who together hope to one day acquire their own piece of land. But when Lennie stirs
up trouble on the job, George, now worried about his own safety, must choose between protecting his friend and staying the course towards his version of the
American Dream.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart 
music by Stephen Sondheim
June 2-18, 2017
Broadway's greatest farce! This classic takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of traditional vaudeville.  Forum is a non-stop laugh-fest with... "something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"

*** Show times for all Mainstage shows: Thursday - Saturday at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:30pm ***
Special Event

110 Stories
by Sarah Tuft
September 9-10, 2016 at 8:00 and September 11, 2016 at 2:30 and 7 pm
Special Event to commemorate the 15-year Anniversary of 9/11,  110 Stories shares the first-person testimonials no one saw on the news. This is a powerful and humanizing account of New York City's darkest day, capturing the grief and resilience through the eyes of those who experienced it directly.
* A portion of the proceeds from this production will go to a 9/11 charity *
Young Rep

Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit
by Jonathan Rand
Young Rep play (ages 7-13)
April 28-30, 2017
This hilarious one-act play parodies the long-running television series  Law and Order. In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. These are their stories.

Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc
Shaiman, Music by Marc Shaiman, Based on the 1988 film by John Waters
Young Rep musical (ages 14-19)
July 13-16, 2017
Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, tells the story of a quirky, energetic, teenage Tracy Turnblad, who has one dream - to dance on "The Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network.
A Year With Frog and Toad
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale, Music by Robert Reale, Based on the books of Arnold Lobel
Young Rep musical (ages 7-13)
August 3-6, 2017
Based on Arnold Lobel's beloved children's books and nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Musical, this whimsical show tells the story of two best friends: the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad.  A Year With Frog and Toad takes the audience on a journey through four, fun-filled seasons as the two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

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Season and Show Sponsorship

In operation since 1933, The Rep is a cornerstone of Toledo's artistic tradition. We rely on the generous support from individuals and organizations to help keep live theatre thriving here in the Toledo area.

Please consider becoming a partner with the Toledo Rep and help us provide year-long theatrical programming and outstanding educational classes for people of all ages.  Your tax-deductible donation will help us continue our tradition of great live theatre for many years to come. 

 If you would like to support The Rep, please select one of the sponsorship packages below. The Season Sponsorship Level allows donors to give directly to the theatre, while the Show Sponsorship Level allows you to support the show or shows or your choice.

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Held At The Toledo Rep
Cost: $125

"Improv for Kids' Workshop
Our Rep Ed program is excited to offer its first ever 'Improv for Kids' Workshop!

In this family-friendly workshop, student's will study the fundamentals of improv comedy through games and exercises that help to develop strong ensemble and character work. This class will develop the student's stage presence, self-confidence, communication skills and respect for other performers and their creativity. The class culminates with a brief demonstration performance.

Ages 7-11 
(Oct. 15 from 12:30-3:30pm)

Ages 12-17 
(Oct. 22 from 12:30-3:30pm)

Workshops held at The Toledo Rep.  Registration $15.00

Further details about our Improv Program Director:

Nick Morgan trained in improv at The Second City Theater in Chicago, IL and iO (formerly Improv Olympic). He graduated the Conservatory program at The Second City, whose notable alumni include Dan Aykroyd, Joan Rivers, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey. Nick performed improv at The Playground Theater, with longtime house team 'Wing Night' and wrote and performed his original show 'Karl Lighter's Hour of Power' at The Second City's Skybox Theater. Nick is a former board member here at The Rep and is fortunate enough to have performed in two productions on the 10th St. stage.

Have questions about our Improv for Kids Workshop?Email: education@toledorep.org
Look at the fun our Toledo Rep Education Program had in May!

Young Rep Showcase!


"Seasons of Love"
Toledo Repertoire Theatre- Young Rep Ed

Adult Improv Showcase!

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.

As a thank you for taking our survey, one lucky patron will win a Gold Package season subscription! The Gold Package includes all five Mainstage productions, excluding "A Christmas Carol".

The Toledo Repertoire Theatre is looking
for an individual to fulfill the voluntary position of Treasurer to oversee the management and reporting of our organization's finances to our Board of Trustees.

Primary duties included:
  • Bank account maintenance
  • Financial transaction oversight and management
  • Budget creation and management
  • Upholding and maintaining financial policies
  • Keeping the board and staff regularly informed of key financial updates, including providing monthly financial and budget reports.
  • Serving as Chair of the Finance Committee
Qualified Treasurer must have preferred knowledge of QuickBooks and monthly financial statements including P&L, balance sheets and cash flow; financial literacy; attention to detail;  punctuality in completing tasks on time; neat and accurate record keeping and a willingness to ask questions.

All qualified and  interested candidates  please email:

Education is one of the central aspects of our mission here at The Rep and we are always looking for new instructors to include in our program. If you have any interest 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 and workshops for children, teens and adults.


Volunteer at The Rep!

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! Here are just a few of the areas where we are looking for dedicated people:
  • Backstage Crew
  • Light Board Operator
  • Sound Board Operator
  • Stage Management
  • Set Construction/Painting
  • Props
  • Costumes
  • Makeup/Hair
  • Office Work
  • Usher (see the show for free!)
  • Marketing/PR Team
  • Fundraising/Development Team
  • Season Selection
  • Education Committee
  • Community Outreach
  • Hospitality
  • Cleaning/Janitorial Services
  • Building Committee

To get started, please complete and submit the form below:


You may also contact Susan McCann at  smccann@toledorep.org  or by contacting specific committees directly and we'll find a role for you!

The Rep would like to thank:

- Bomar Glass and Mirror for their contribution to our upcoming production of  A CHORUS LINE.

- Prodigy Music for their contribution to our upcoming production of  A CHORUS LINE.

- Equitas Health Care for All (formely AIDS Resource Center Ohio) for sponsoring our upcoming production of  A CHORUS LINE.

- Sarah Sobel-Poage and Christopher McAnall for sponsoring our upcoming production of  A CHORUS LINE.

- Our Season Patrons for their continued support. Thank you for making our 83rd Season such a success!

- Nick Morgan and Lynn Brand for sponsoring our Adult Improv Showcase reception.

- JCPenny at Fallen Timbers and Jill Sterling for the use of the mannequins displayed in the lobby during our run of A CHORUS LINE.

Toledo Rep to present 'Chorus Line'

Check out the article that The Toledo Blade did about our upcoming production of A CHORUS LINE opening this Friday, June 3

Channel 24 Better Living

Check out our Artistic Director Dave DeChristopher being interviewed on Channel 24 Better Living about our upcoming production of A CHORUS LINE!

Kroger Community Rewards Program!

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to sign up for the 
Kroger Community Rewards Program!

You need to re-enroll yearly for this program.

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The Toledo Rep!
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Thank you for supporting 
The Toledo Rep!
* 22-gallon plastic tubs  
* Consistent additional rehearsal space
* Stage Crew Volunteers
* Ushers for our shows
* Reliable audio/sound and visual equipment 
* Two 220 window air conditioning units for the newly renovated rehearsal space in the Brown Building
* Gift cards to Home Depot and Lowe's 

If you would like to volunteer or donate an item from this list, please contact Kathy McGovern

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