A Monthly Newsletter from the Toledo Repertoire Theatre
The Reporter, Volume 35 Issue 8
July 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


Welcome to the July edition of The REPorter. We appreciate you taking the time to read the latest on
what's happening here at The Rep as we head towards our exciting 80th Anniversary season.

At the beginning of our 79th season we asked you to complete an audience survey. We took your
responses and have worked hard towards accomplishing many of the helpful suggestions you offered
through those questionnaires. And your continued feedback is very important to us. So, if you could do us this big favor and send me an email (sburnette@toledorep.org) with this simple task; tell us what you think we do best, but most importantly tell us what you feel we need to continue to improve upon.

Thank you for your continued patronage.



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If you would like to be included on the mailing list of any of the organizations listed below, simply click on that link and you'll be routed through the proper channels with which to add your name and contact information. And we encourage you to continue to support the many wonderful performing arts organizations that make up this great community.

3B Productions
Village Players
The Valentine Theatre
Ballet Theatre of Toledo
Toledo Ballet
Toledo Opera
Toledo Symphony
Stranahan Theater
Season Tickets
Our 80th Anniversary Season Tickets are on sale now! And while the per-show ticket is slightly more than last year, the season ticket price has remained the same, giving you greater savings with the same flexibility you've come to expect.

Contest?  Did someone say Contest?


Last month's intentionaly misspelled word was "hooper". Congratulations to everyone that spotted it, you know who you are. Now spot this month's misspelled word and get your name in the hopper for a year-end special grand prize package chosen especially for you.

Useless Theatre Trivia  

The inspiration for this legendary Broadway musical's title was a surrealist painting of small man playing the violin on the roof of a small house. The artist was Marc Chagall, and the show was Fiddler on the Roof. Additionally the creators first sought out a tall, thin man to play the role of Tevye, until Zero Mostel entered the picture.
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A Young Rep Production, ages 14-19
Music by Tom Snow
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins
                                    and Jim Steinman 



July 12, 13, 14, 15, 2012


When Ren and his

mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the conservative local rules that include a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation.


The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. The Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score includes the hits "I'm Free," "Holdin' Out for a Hero," and of course, "Footloose" along with dynamic new songs created for the stage. Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Events Calendar
A Young Rep Production
July 12, 13, 14, 15, 2012
Tenth Street Stage
Ivan and Adolf: The Last Man in Hell
An Edgy Rep Reading
July 28, 2012
Owens CC Center for the Fine and Performing Arts
Once on this Island, Jr.
A Young Rep Production
August 16, 17, 18, 19, 2013
Tenth Street Stage
For more information please click here
Casting Call

All auditions are at 1 PM at the Tenth Street Stage unless otherwise indicated.
I Hate Hamlet
Barbara Barkan
August 11 at 1 PM & 12 at 3 PM, 2012
November, The Pillowman, You've Got Hatemail
Tracy Lustic, Stephen Harrick, Cindy Bilby
August 25, 2012
A Christmas Carol
Deb Calabrese
The War of the Worlds
Kate Argow
September 15, 2012
The Fox on the Fairway
Carol Ann Erford
October 6, 2012

Death of a Salesman
Scott Regan
December 8 & 9, 2012
The Laramie Project & The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later
Rosie Best
January 5, 2013
The MOMologues
Elizabeth Cottle
February 16, 2013
The Drowsy Chaperone
Deb Calabrese
March 23 & 24, 2013
at the Toledo School for the Arts

For more information please click here
Wish List
Stage Crew Volunteers 
Additional consistent rehearsal space
Special thanks to Ross Goodfellow for donating a new fridge.
If you would like to volunteer please contact Kathy at kmcgovern@toledorep.org

Theatre Manners and Advice with Entertainment Etiquette ExpertWilma Seatsbetaken

 W. Wright from parts unknown writes...Wilma, I arrive early to an event that does have assigned seats. I find an entire section of empty seats is being blocked off by one or two people who are saving the seats for others who have not arrived. Is this appropriate? If not, how should I handle this issue as my group is currently all present?

Dear W. If the seats are indeed assigned as your letter states then I have to tell you sadly you're out of luck. I liken that to making reservations or call-ahead seating at some of our finer restaurants, like Big Boy, Denny's, or Waffle House. However, I'm thinking perhaps you may have meant to write, "...does not have assigned seats...", and if that's the case then we're talking a whole different ballgame. Not only
is this a rude practice by those two eager beavers, it is against the law in 33 states. I can think of three solutions to this; either slip the usher a twenty and have them boot those folks out, have you and your party simply sit right amongst these two individuals, leading to an uncomfortable moment that would eventually bring them to get their coats and move to the back, or thirdly, bring along an electronic zapping device and take matters into your own hand, so-to-speak.

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