A Monthly Newsletter from the Toledo Repertoire Theatre
The Reporter, Volume 35 Issue 2
January 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


Just like the rash you thought had finally faded from your neck we're back with the shiny new second edition of the Toledo Repertoire Theatre's monthly e-Newsletter, The REPorter, appearing now on your computer screen!


What an exciting time this must be for you, reading updates and reminders, checking out our wish list, learning some useless theatre trivia, and getting a dose of drivel from the Artistic Director, all eating up valuable mega-kilo-bites or whatever you call those things on your computer.


We've got so much going on at The Rep that to try to fit all the info on this e-blast, well quite frankly would be scary.  So we will always advise you to check our web site at www.toledorep.org as often as you can.  


Because even though you might get these REPorter e-Newsletters once a month or so our web site changes nearly every week with new additions to keep you on top of all things Repy.  

Recent additions to look for include "Calling All Artists" and "Running for The Rep". 


Finally, a huge thanks once again to Deb Calabrese, Paul Causman, David Jex, Tim Durham, and all those (and there were many) who worked to make our recent production of A Christmas Carol the success it was.


Happy New Year to all of our supporters!  And here's hoping 2012 brings you everything you want, like season tickets for our special 80th Anniversary season, to be announced soon!




Steve Burnette

Artistic Director, 

Toledo Rep

Call for Artists!
The Rep is looking for an artist! As we prepare to announce our 2012/2013 80th Anniversary season we need to find an artist who possesses that special flair to create a series of publicity posters and general artwork for our shows and brochures. If you
think you've got that unique touch we're looking for then please send us a sample of your work. For more information please see the attachment below.
Submission Info
...and one last thing

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.

by John Bishop
January 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2012 
The creative team of a recent Broadway flop assembles at the estate of a wealthy "angel." What ensues is comic mayhem as bodies drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions. Throughout, the audience is treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving of the author's biting, satiric, and refreshingly irreverent wit.
Events Calendar
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
January 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2012
Tenth Street Stage
In a Dark Dark House
An Edgy Rep Reading
February 11, 2012
The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet
A Young Rep Production
February 24, 25, 26, 2012
Tenth Street Stage
For more information please click here
Casting Call
January 14
Bordertown Cafe
February 4
A Number, Becky Shaw
Edgy Rep Readings

For more information please click here
Wish List

More Wooden Hangers 
(a special thanks to Dawn Klein and Elizabeth Cottle 
for their initial gift of hangers)
Grant Writer
Stage Crew Volunteers
Handy Man
Copy/Printer paper
If you would like to volunteer or donate an item from this list, please contact Kathy at kmcgovern@toledorep.org

Contest?  Did someone say Contest?


Last month in our first REPorter e-Newsletter we mispelled a word.  But either you all were too kind to point that out to us, or you didn't bother to even read the darn thing.  So with the latter being our suspicion we proudly present the, FIND OUR SPELLING ERROR CONTEST.  Each month there will be a word spelled incorrectly somewhere within the e-Newsletter. If you are one of the first three to send us an email pointing out that word we will put your name in a hopper, (does anyone really own a hopper?) and at the end of 2012 we'll draw a name from that hopper and one lucky spelling wordsmith will win a special prize package chosen especially for them.  If that doesn't give you incentive to read our e-Newsletters, well then I don't know what else we could do.  Good Luck!  And happy reading!

Theatre Manners and Advice

with Entertainment Etiquette Expert, 

Wilma Seatsbetaken


C. Norris from Rossford writes...
Dear Wilma, my wife and I arrived 20 minutes late for a performance recently because she wanted to watch the last part of Wheel of Fortune before we left for the theatre.  When we arrived we were seated in the back even though our tickets were in the front row.  What's up with that?  Should I be angry?   

Dear Mr. Norris, arriving late for the theatre, though sometimes an unavoidable faux pas, is never a polite habit to find yourself in.  In the interest of respecting the other patrons who were courteous enough to arrive in a timely manner it is the theatre's own discretion to seat late-comers in a designated area where they have the least chance of disrupting the ebb and flow of the performance and distracting the polite audience members that you and your wife were not.  My suggestion to your wife is to record Wheel of Fortune, or perhaps attend a Sunday matinee.   -WS   


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

Many stars were considered for Eva Peron in the motion picture version of Evita before Madonna landed the role, including Barbra Streisand, Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, and...Liza Minnelli. Seriously, Liza Minnelli.
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Toledo, OH 43604 
Phone: 419-243-9277 
Fax: 419-725-1930 
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