It Came From Mars
October 13-29

Human Error
- Special Event -
November 17, 18 & 19

A Christmas Carol
December 1, 2 & 3

January 12-28, 2018

Young Rep Ed Classes:

(Ages 7-17)
Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 2018
Saturdays  9:00 am-Noon
10th St. Stage

Audition Boot Camp:
Cold Reading
(Ages 7-16)
March 3, 2018
Saturday  9:00 am-Noon
10th St. Stage

Audition Boot Camp:
(Ages 7-16)
March 10, 2018
Saturday  9:00 am-Noon
10th St. Stage

Playmaking 101
(Ages 7-16)
March 17 - May 12, 2018
Saturdays  9:00 am-Noon
10th St. Stage

Rep Ed Showcases:

Broadway: Best of the 70s
November 4
12:15 pm
10th St. Stage

Adult Improv
November 6
7:00 pm
10th St. Stage

The Craft of Acting
November 10
7:00 pm
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.
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Toledo Performing Arts!
Volume 41, Issue 2 / October  2017
Letter from the President

The Martians have landed!

Our 85th season of award winning shows is well underway after a successful run for our opener, the riveting musical Bonnie & Clyde We don't need to travel far ahead in time for our next show either.

Written by Michigan native Joe Zettelmaier, It Came From Mars is an award-winning, riotous comedy exploring how one group of people react to the looming threat of Martians on that infamous October night in 1938 when Orson Welles hoodwinked the country with his War of the Worlds broadcast.  Running October 13-29 with Halloween on the horizon, this is the perfect show for the season!

November brings another award-winning work with local playwright Eric Pfeffinger's Human Error and the beginning of December ushers in our holiday tradition, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol performed at the beautiful Valentine Theatre.  In between the hustle and bustle of auditions and rehearsals for a multitude of upcoming productions, we also have more classes going on than ever at The Rep. In addition to our regular Young Rep Ed and Adult Improv classes, we also have a full group of students for our new "The Craft of Acting" class.

Of course, with all that's going on at our community theatre, we're always looking for extra hands. If you like what we're doing and want to get more involved, please let us know by filling out our  volunteer form , or just email us at volunteer@toledorep.org . We'd also love to have you join us for our next building clean up day on October 21st. 

Last but not least, The Rep was honored this past month with a proclamation from Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, recognizing our theatre for its 85th season and all that it contributes to the Toledo community. Whether you're a patron, performing artist, sponsor, or volunteer behind the scenes, we wouldn't be here today without you. Thank you as always  for your ongoing support and investment in the performing arts at The Rep!
Christopher McAnall

Mayoral Proclamation
Honoring the Toledo Rep on 85 Seasons!

On September 15th, the Toledo Rep received a hand delivered proclamation from Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and the City of Toledo congratulating the theatre on 85 wonderful seasons and for their artistic contributions to the city of Toledo!

Thank you Toledo for your continued support. Here is to another 85 seasons to come!!!


It Came From Mars
by Joe Zettelmaier
Directed by Aggie Alt

October 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 8:00pm
October 22 & 29 at 2:30pm
"Farlowe's Mystery Theatre Hour" is in rehearsal for its weekly radio show when an alarming announcement comes over the radio: Martians have landed! The actors fly into hysterics, barricading themselves in the studio, not expecting to live to see the next day. Passions ignite, secret identities are revealed, and slapstick mayhem ensues when a washed-up director, his drama queen ex, a wannabe war hero, a ditzy actress, and a German sound effects whiz all think they are about to be annihilated by men from Mars. Winner of the 2009 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and nominee for the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association Award.

It Came From Mars is presented through special arrangement with The New Play Exchange.


Human Error
A Play By Eric Pfeffinger
Directed by F. Scott Regan

November 17 & 18 at 8:00pm
November 18 & 19 at 2:30pm

A world premiere production by local playwright Eric Pfeffinger. This contemporary comedy - set right here in Toledo, Ohio - is full of warmth, heart, and outrageous humor. Through a medical mix-up, two couples (one red state-ish, the other blue) meet and have a kind of cultural exchange, reminding themselves, and the audience, that while much divides us, there is a large territory of common ground.
Winner of the 2016 Ohio Arts Council Award for Individual Excellence.

Human Error is presented through special arrangement with the Dramatist Guild of America

Young Rep Ed Class
(Ages 7-17)
January 6 - February 24, 2018
9:00 am-Noon

Student Showcase will be on February 24th at 12: 15 pm at The Rep

In this family-friendly session, student's will study the fundamentals of improv through games and exercises that help to develop strong ensemble and character work. Students will develop stage presence, self-confidence, communication skills and respect for other performers and their creativity.


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. "ToledoVoices" will present unproduced plays by local writers in a series of readings held at the theatre. The 2018 readings will happen on three Saturdays, February 24, March 31, and April 28, with an eight o'clock curtain time. Each reading will be followed by a talkback with the writer, cast, and director.

The deadline for submission is Friday, December 22. Only hard copies will be accepted, securely bound; no electronic submissions. Please include a cover letter. Selected playwrights will be notified by January 8, and will have an opportunity to be involved in the creative process.

Plays can be mailed to this address:
Toledo Repertoire Theatre
16 10th Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604
ATTN: "ToledoVoices"

For more information, visit www.toledorep.org or call (419) 243-9277

From September 20 to October 20, readers can nominate selections for each ballot category. Who deserves to be considered for each category? Nominate them online at the Toledo City Paper's Best of Toledo web page. Up to six nominees per category will be included on the ballot.

From November 2 through December 20, vote for your favorite nominee in each category on the online ballot to determine the Best of Toledo. The Toledo City Paper will announce the winners in their February 28, 2018 issue.

The Rep is looking for Building Committee Volunteers!

85 years is certainly a long time to be around, but did you know that our two buildings have been around even longer? Our theatre building at 16 10th St was constructed in 1907 and our rehearsal space building was erected in 1887!

The Building Committee's mission is to lead and guide the process of maintaining and enhancing The Rep's historic theatre building and rehearsal building. Do you have any interest in helping us with our efforts to preserve and enhance our historic buildings? Whether you have experience in one of the building trades, knowledge about various aspects of construction, or just a passion for this kind of work, we would love to have you on board!

If you are interested in joining the committee or have any questions, please email  building@toledorep.org

Toledo Rep Clean Up Day!

It's time for our second round of fall cleaning at the Toledo Rep!

Come lend a hand for an hour or two or three on Saturday, October 21st from 9am-Noon. Meet some new people, have some fun, and help make our theatre and rehearsal space sparkle for our wonderful students and actors! 

Please bring gloves, strength, and lots of energy!

Questions call (419) 243-9277

Toledo Blade
Rep theatre honored for 85th year in operation

Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson presented representatives of the Toledo Repertoire Theatre with a proclamation Friday in honor of the organization's 85th season of presenting live theater in Toledo.  Accepting the proclamation were Christopher McAnall, president of the theater, and Dave DeChristopher, artistic director.

The Rep is the longest-operating community theater in the city and sixth-oldest continually operating community theater in Ohio, Mr. McAnall said. The institution's mission is to educate, entertain, and serve Toledo and the surrounding region through live theater.  As a nonprofit community theater, it depends on volunteers, who log more than 34,000 volunteer hours annually. The Rep also offers classes, camps, and workshops for children and adults throughout the year, covering everything from acting, singing, and dancing, to improv comedy, and technical theater.  "We are honored to be getting this recognition from the mayor and the city at the beginning of our 85th season," Mr. McAnall said. "The Rep has been a steadfast contributor to the performing arts in Toledo since 1933. Our theater has been through the Great Depression, the rise and decline of business in downtown Toledo, and now the resurgence of development that we're seeing today.  "We look forward to continuing to play an important role in the cultural fabric of our community, both through our award winning shows and our expanding theater education program."


1370 WSPD
Our Artistic Director Dave DeChristopher was talking all things Rep and our amazing 85th Season on Fred Lefebvre 1370 WSPD.

"The Craft of Acting" Adult Rep Ed Class

The Toledo Rep at the Girl Scouts BIG Event
     The Toledo Rep participated in the B.I.G. Event, which was held at the downtown SeaGate Convention Centre, attracted some 800 Girl Scouts from all over northwest Ohio. While each could design their own day - choosing from the varied workshops, exhibits, and hands-on activities - the idea is to give the scouts the opportunity to design their own year of learning and achieving.

Adult Improv Outreach
Improv team with Youth Leadership Toledo
Improv team with Youth Leadership Toledo

The Rep would like to thank:
- The cast and crew of Bonnie and Clyde for making our 85th Season opening production such a huge success.
- Grant Perry, Tyler Labree, and Bonnie Herrmann for representing the Toledo Rep during the Girl Scouts BIG Event.
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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