A Monthly Newsletter from the Toledo Repertoire Theatre
The Reporter, Volume 35 Issue 3
February 2012
The mission of the Toledo Repertoire Theatre, founded in 1933, is to educate, entertain and serve Toledo and the surrounding region through live theatre.

Letter from the Artistic Director


As the old saying goes, "There's a broken dream for every light bulb on Broadway."  While that may seem a discouraging sentiment it's a heck of a lot better than the other way around, a broken light bulb for every dream on Broadway, especially since the invasion of these new fangled twirly light bulbs that you need a HAZMAT team if one happens to break.


Please read through this REPorter E-newsletter. Despite that first paragraph there really is some useful information contained within the frame of your computer screen. 


As always I urge you to please visit our website (www.toledorep.org) for more detailed information about all things related to The Rep.  But I would like to point out something in particular on our web site for you to visit, called Running for the Rep.


And finally, thanks to those of you who submitted artwork for our Calling All Artists contest held during January.  We'll be looking over all submissions and will contact the winner shortly.


Enjoy February.  We get an extra day this year.  Make the most of it! 



Steve needs a Pianist

I'm looking for a Jack (or Jill) of-all-trades when it comes to the piano; a composer with a collaborator's sensibility, who's a whiz-bang on the ivories and who won't take him or herself too seriously. A sense of humor is a must for this project which is a multi-media comedy I've written that is now ready for the music to be put to the songs...and maybe a little bit more. If this interests you at all please contact me at sburnette@toledorep.org.

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet 
by Peter Bloedel


A Young Rep Production
February 24, 25, & 26, 2012 


What would happen if Dr. Seuss met William Shakespeare, and they collaborated to create the most famous lovers of all time? It would be comic
chaos. Bloedel's unique script is filled
with great lines, original rhymes, and fantastical machines-all that the Bard
and the "good doctor" would love! This play is the funniest tragedy ever seen
on stage.
Events Calendar
In a Dark Dark House  SOLD OUT
An Edgy Rep Reading
February 11, 2012
20 North Gallery
The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet
A Young Rep Production
February 24, 25, 26, 2012
Tenth Street Stage
A Number
An Edgy Rep Reading
March 24, 2012
University of Toledo Medical Center
For more information please click here
Casting Call
February 4
A Number and Becky Shaw
Edgy Rep Readings
March 31 & April 1
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
April 28
Young Rep
June 2
Once on this Island, Jr
Young Rep

For more information please click here
Wish List
Grant Writer
Stage Crew Volunteers
Handy Man
Copy/Printer paper
Legal size mailing envelopes
If you would like to volunteer or donate an item from this list, please contact Kathy at kmcgovern@toledorep.org

Theatre Manners and Advice

with Entertainment Etiquette Expert, 

Wilma Seatsbetaken




K. Kardashian from Ottawa Hills writes...Dear Wilma, me and my girlfriends really hate to walk up steps and we wanted to know when The Rep is going to get an elevator.


Dear Ms K

The Rep's most recent contractor's estimate proposed in 2009 showed the cost of installing a one-person, no-frills elevator to be in the range of $80,000.00.  That being three years ago we must assume that cost is now nearing the $100,000 mark.  So without some significant financial windfall from...oh let's just say some TV reality star that no one can quite figure out why she's famous, the likelihood of The Rep acquiring an elevator any time soon is about as likely as you staying married longer than a month.  But thanks for writing.   


Do you have a question for Wilma?  Please drop Wilma a line at Wilma@toledorep.org and perhaps your question will be published and answered in our next e-Newsletter.  


"But probably not,  so don't get your hopes up." -WS

Useless Theatre Trivia

The role of Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was originally written for Phil Silvers.  But after both he and Milton Berle turned it down the role went to Zero Mostel. Years later Phil Silvers appeared in the motion picture version however as another character Marcus Lycus, but eventually starred as Pseudolus in the staged Broadway revival of 1972. 

Contest?  Did someone say Contest?


Last month's misspelled word was "mispelled".  Congratulations to those of you who pointed it out, you know who you are.  And your name is now in our special "hopper" for an end-of-the-year drawing of a special prize package chosen especailly for you. Can you spot this month's misspelled word?   

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Toledo, OH 43604 
Phone: 419-243-9277 
Fax: 419-725-1930 
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