Wow, what a wacky month May turned out to be huh? Chock full of crazy weather, egg on the face for the IRS, rumor mongering, journalistic integrity gone awry, and a so-called filled-stick that when I got home from what used to be my favorite bakery, turns out, wasn't filled at all! Now there's some real injustice for you.
Let's hope June proves better for all of us. Lord knows we deserve it. And what better way to improve our situation than with the funniest show of the year to end our 80th Anniversary Main Stage season with, The Drowsy Chaperone. The gals will love The Drowsy Chaperone because it's filled with zany characters, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and silly tunes. The guys will love it because it's just one act!
Directed by Deb Calabrese and jam-packed with a stellar all-star cast, (and one of the friendliest casts too I might add) complete with refreshing new faces nicely blended with some long-time favorites, The Drowsy Chaperone is a family-friendly musical sure to brighten up your sour outlook on life, if you have a sour outlook on life. If you don't, just imagine your outlook after catching this knee-slapper. Buy your tickets here.
Additionally during the month of June we've got auditions by appointment for our 81st Season opener, the hysterical musical revue, Forbidden Broadway, also directed by the incomparable Deb Calabrese. For audition info please click here.
And while you plot out your summer plans, I urge you to please check out what our Young Rep'sters are up to, with our Young Rep production of the musical Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Rosie Best, playing the Tenth Street stage July 18-21. Following Tevye and the gang we have our production of the musical Guys and Dolls Jr., directed by Eileen Eddy, scheduled for August 8-11. Two fine shows directed by two wonderful people. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for the kids and it's a great way to see the quality of what the youth are learning at the Rep as you ponder where to send your young thespian in the family for the upcoming year of theatre classes. Speaking of which, you'll want to check out the summer theatre camp offerings we've lined up too, by clicking here.
And finally, our 81st Season brochures are being stuffed and mailed in a matter of days, but in the mean-time here's reminder of what we have lined up for next season.
Forbidden Broadway, September 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
Talk Radio, October 12
Arsenic and Old Lace, November 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
A Christmas Carol, December 6, 7, 8 (At the Valentine Theatre)
Noises Off, January 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26
Love Letters, February 14, 15, 16
The Glass Menagerie, April 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13
Moonglow, May 8, 9, 10, 11
Young Frankenstein the Musical, June 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
With the exception of A Christmas Carol, all performances will be held on our 16 Tenth Street stage.
Thank you again for your continued patronage of your Toledo Repertoire Theatre as we bid a fond adieu to our 80th season.
With Grateful Regards,
Steve Burnette, Artistic Director