16 10th St. | Toledo, OH 
419-243-9277
UPCOMING
EVENTS
Performances:
 
A Christmas Carol
[The Valentine Theatre]
November 30, December 1 & 2
   
Bus Stop
January 11, 12, 13, 17, 18,  19, & 20

August Wilson's
Fences
March 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, & 10
Special Events:
  
The Rocky Horror Show
- Partnership -
3B Productions
November 9
8:00pm
10th St. Stage
November 10
7:00pm & 11:59pm
10th St. Stage
     
Elevate Cabaret Fundraiser
- Partnership -
T.H.E. Modern Dance Co.
November 17
7:00pm
10th St. Stage
Auditions:
  
August Wilson's
Fences
Auditions:
TBA
Adult Rep Ed:
  
New Classes and Workshops Coming Soon!
Young Rep Ed
Classes & Workshops:
  
The Rep Rocks!
(Ages 7-17)
January 5 - February 23
Saturdays
9:00am-noon
10th St. Stage

Building an Audition Portfolio
- Workshop -
(Ages 7-17)
February 16 - March 9
Saturdays
9:00am-noon
10th St. Stage
Student Showcases:
  
Improv at The Rep
November 19
7:00pm
10th St. Stage
  
The Rep Rocks!
February 23
12:15pm
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 3 / November  2018
     
Letter from the President
   
Greetings friends of The Rep,

It's hard to believe that it is already November! With the hustle and bustle of the holidays upon us, the schedule this month at the 10th Street theatre is busier than ever.

First up, in partnership with 3B Productions, we are thrilled to present this weekend  The Rocky Horror Show on the 10th Street Stage for the very first time! This is a limited engagement with only three performances, first tonight at 8 pm, followed by two shows tomorrow evening at 7 pm and midnight.

After  Rocky, our resident dance company, Toledo's Human Experience (T.H.E.) Modern Dance Co., will be presenting "Elevate" on November 17th, a special cabaret fundraiser to benefit both T.H.E. and The Rep. This is a great opportunity to support some of the talented dancers and artists in our community. The event will feature dancers from T.H.E., guest musicians, and other Toledo artists.

Right before Thanksgiving, at 7 pm on November 19th, our wonderful group of adult improv students will be demonstrating their talents in an "Improv at The Rep" Fall Showcase. While we will be accepting donations to benefit our education programming (Rep Ed), admission to the showcase is free.

Last, but certainly not least, everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, is coming to town a little earlier this year! Due to an unusually early Thanksgiving, we'll be opening our holiday classic, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, on November 30th at the historic Valentine Theatre. This year's production includes a number of additions and changes, so we hope you'll check it out!

To support the continued Community Outreach mission here at The Rep, we have also teamed up with "Toys for Tots" during this holiday season. Please bring new, unwrapped, toys to the Toledo Rep during our office hours, productions, or showcases or with you to The Valentine Theatre when you see A Christmas Carol.

Tickets and information for all shows and classes can be found at  toledorep.org.

To close, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we at The Rep would like to express our ongoing gratitude to everyone in the community that helps make this endeavor possible. We truly could not continue to entertain, educate, and serve the greater Toledo area without all of your support.

For that, we are very thankful.

See you at the theatre!


Christopher A. McAnall

The Toledo Rep seeks new plays by local playwrights!
The Toledo Repertoire Theatre is pleased to announce the continuation of its program aimed at local writers. "Toledo Voices" will present unproduced plays by local writers in a series of readings held at The Rep. Each reading will be followed by a talkback with the writer, cast, and director. Selected playwrights will have an opportunity to be involved in the creative process.

The deadline for submission is Friday, December 28th.
Both digital and hard copies will be accepted. Please include a cover letter.
Selected playwrights will be notified by the end of January.

Send DIGITAL COPIES of plays to:
SeasonSelection@toledorep.org

Send HARD COPIES of plays to:
Toledo Repertoire Theatre
16 10th Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604
ATTN: "Toledo Voices"

If you have questions or concerns, please email president@toledorep.org

 ON STAGE SOON!


A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by David Jex, Debra Ross Calabrese, and Bill Quinlan
Directed by Bill Quinlan

Made possible by grants from The Anderson's Foundation and Theater League
Performed at The Valentine Theatre at 410 Adams St.
November 30 & December 1 at 8:00pm
December 2 at 2:30pm
A Toledo Rep tradition for more than 30 years, 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!


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


 
Photo Credit: Amanda Aylwin and Todd Grinonneau
 
"A Christmas Carol"
Toys for Tots Toy Drive
Support the United States Marine Corps in their annual Toys for Tots drive! 

This year local Marines will be collecting toys to provide over 4500 children in Lucas County with a happier holiday!  You can show your support by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy with the Toledo Repertoire Theatre!

Stop in during normal business hours, Monday to Friday 1:30-6:00pm, or bring them with you when you attend The Rocky Horror Show, T.H.E.'s "Elevate" Fundraiser, our Adult Improv Showcase, TSA's Elf Jr. The Musical, or at The Valentine Theatre during our production of A Christmas Carol.

DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR TOY DROP OFF:

November 9 - November 29
16 10th Street at The Rep

November 30 - December 2
The Valentine Theatre  during "A Christmas Carol"

December 3 - December 7
16 10th Street at The Rep


ON STAGE NOW!
    

   
SPECIAL EVENT
PRODUCTION
   
Richard O'Brien's
The Rocky Horror Show
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
 
November 9th at 8pm
November 10th at 7pm and 11:59pm
In Partnership with 3B Productions, the Toledo Repertoire Theatre is proud to present
"The Rocky Horror Show"!

One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiancĂ©e, Janet Weiss innocently set out to visit an old professor. A thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank 'N' Furter, an alien, transvestite scientist with a manic genius. A cult classic and a loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock'n'roll score,  The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget.

*** A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Toledo Rep ***

Prop bags will be sold in the lobby for $5.00!

Come in costume and get ready to Time Warp, have fun, and sing along!


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

"The Rocky Horror Show" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.




Photo Credit: Michelle Johnson
ON STAGE NEXT!
   
Modern Dance Company - Toledo's Human Experience Presents

"ELEVATE"

November 17
7:00 pm

A cabaret partnership with the Toledo Repertoire Theatre featuring dancers from T.H.E.'s company, guest musicians and Toledo artists.

*** A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Toledo Rep ***


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. will also be a resident dance company at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre. Keep a look out for other exciting offerings from them throughout the year on the 10th St. Stage!

We are the dancers ... we create the dreams!

    
    


"The Rep Rocks"
(Ages 7-17)
8 Week Session

January 5 - February 23
Saturdays
9:00am - Noon
at The Rep

The School of Rock is in session! Scenes and songs and dances from some of Broadway's most popular rock musicals, from The Wiz to Hairspray to Jesus Christ Superstar to our upcoming production of Green Day's American Idiot.

STUDENT SHOWCASE: February 23 at 12:15 pm at the Toledo Rep





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

    
VOTE THE  TOLEDO REP
BEST OF TOLEDO - 2018 BALLOT



VOTING:
Now through December 18, vote for your favorite nominee in each category on the online ballot to determine the "Best of  Toledo".

PLEASE CONSIDER VOTING THE TOLEDO REPERTOIRE THEATRE AS
- "BEST LOCAL THEATRE GROUP" -
(LOCATED IN THE "ARTS" CATEGORY)



   
TOLEDO BLADE
    
"Slasher cuts through reality at Toledo Rep"
Dark comedy is full of laughs and gaffes that reveal level social commentary.
  

      
Slasher is a play about the making of a slasher movie, where frights blur out of the script of the movie and into reality... the reality of the characters in the play anyway... which dig at our own lived in society.  "It's perfect for Halloween," said Ashley McMahon, who plays Sheena, the "final girl" in the fictional movie casting that plays out on stage. 

The 1970s and '80s did something to "scary" movies. The low-budget, high thrills and shrills movies created fans of not just scary movies, but movies whose attempts to be scary were laughable, then camp, then beloved kitsch where the film was in on the wink. In  Slasher, everyone is in on the spoof.  "They're all stereotype characters," McMahon said of the play written a decade ago by Allison Moore, "But then they actually reveal a lot of depth."
  

TOLEDO CITY PAPER
   
" Slasher Offers Slicing Satire"



"Any fan of horror movies will recognize the cliches in "Slasher", the play by Allison Moore, opening for a run at the Toledo Rep on Friday, October 26. A mad killer stalks a group of kids. The party eventually dwindles down to a single person fighting for her life.  But "Slasher" has more to say, not just about the horror genre, but also about the people who create it, reveals director Nancy Wright. "It's a horror-comedy, and it's a send-up of sl asher-type movies, like Texas Chainsaw Massacre," Wright said".



WTOL
CHANNEL 11


On October 30th, Ashley McMahon, who played Sheena McKinney in our production of  Slasher  was on Channel 11 talking all things  Slasher  and The Rep!



Young Rep Ed Fall Session
"Fractured Fairy Tales"

 On November 3rd, the amazing students from our Young Rep Ed Fall Session "Fractured Fairy Tales" (Ages 7-17) showcased what they had been up to for the past eight weeks as they transformed into their favorite characters from children's literature with a mischievous twist! Singing and dancing and acting, oh my!

To keep up to date on all of our exciting Young Rep Ed Class and Workshop offerings visit www.toledorep.org











(Photo Credit: Sarah Sobel and Amber Wilkes)


The Rep would like to thank:
 
- The cast and crew of Slasher for working so tirelessly to make this "horrifying comedy" a success.
- The Ability Center of Greater Toledo for sponsoring Slasher and loaning us a motorized wheelchair to use during the production.
- Haunted Toledo for putting on another successful ghost hunt, as well as for your continued support of The Rep.

OCTA NEWS & UPDATES
    
New OCTA Regional Map
Ohio Community Theatre Association

The big project for the Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA) for this upcoming year is redistricting. The delegates voted at the annual meeting to redistrict Ohio into eight (8) regions which will start after the 2019 Annual Conference.



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!

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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Simply go to  smile.amazon.com and  select TOLEDO REPERTOIRE COMPANY to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages are eligible for donations.

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TO ENROLL
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