Volume 37, Issue 8
June 2014
Letter from the Artistic Director

 

Dear Friend of the Rep,

 

For those of you that had the opportunity to attend our production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, you were treated to one of the most compelling and nuanced interpretations I have had the joy of seeing live. This was followed shortly thereafter by an equally moving presentation of Moonglow. Such solid performances are a strong affirmation as to the talents that abound in Northwest Ohio and I thank cast and crew of both productions for their work and dedication to their craft.

 

Our 2013-2014 season of Mainstage performances concludes with the outrageous musical comedy, Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein: The Musical. If you liked the movie you will LOVE the musical; with all of your favorite characters such as "Eye-gore", Frau Blücher, Inspector Kemp, Inga, our lovable "zipper neck" The Monster, and of course Dr. Von Frankenstein (or is that Fraunkensteen?). Join us at the Tenth Street Theatre for a night of cerebral silliness and "Abby-normal" fun.

 

As the summer approaches, please consider purchasing a season subscription to the upcoming season at The Rep. One of highlights of my year as your Artistic Director was to assemble the following 2014-2015 Season of Productions:

 

The Pirates of Penzance by William S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
September 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2014

 

Detroit by Lisa D'Amour (an Edgy Rep Reading)
October 10, 11, 2014

 

Laura by Vera Caspary & George Sklar
November 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2014

 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
December 5, 6, 7, 2014

 

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
January 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2015

 

All Aboard the Marriage Hearse by Matt Morillo
February 13, 14, 15, 2015

 

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen A. Guirgis (an Edgy Rep Reading)
March 20, 21, 2015

 

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
April 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2015

 

South Pacific, by Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein
June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2015
  

 

(With the exceptions of A Christmas Carol and the Edgy Rep Readings, all these performances will take place in our historic Tenth Street Theatre.)

 

By definition, a repertoire theatre should be steeped in the classics of the stage. It has been my great joy to assemble for you a season filled with drama, mystery, humor and panache in these popular and timeless classics. I hope that you-as Friends of The Rep-will join me in supporting, auditioning and attending this grand panoply of theatre in the upcoming season.

 

The 2014-2015 Season Brochure is now available; contact The Rep office at 419-243-9277 or kmcgovern@toledorep.org if you do not already receive our Season Subscriber mailings.

 

And don't forget to mark your calendars for the remaining performances of our current 2013-2014 season:

 

Young Frankenstein the Musical, June 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22

Jekyll and Hyde , July 17, 18, 19, 20 (a Young Rep production)

Bugsy Malone, Jr., August 7, 8, 9, 10 (a Young Rep production)

 

(All these performances will take place on our historic Tenth Street Stage.)

 

On with the Show!

Eric L. Hillenbrand
Artistic Director

 

* A previous edition of this letter listed the dates for "Jekyll and Hyde" as March 17-20. The correct dates are July 17-20. We apologize for the error.

Now Showing:

  

The New Mel Brooks MusicalYoung Frankenstein

 

June 6-22

Directed by Amy Spaulding Heuring

 

Based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name, Young Frankenstein is brought to us by the same comic genius behind the record-breaking Broadway mega-hit The Producers. Mel Brooks has done it again. The year is 1934 in the town of Transylvania Heights and all your favorite characters come back to life, literally, with Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Frau Blucher, Igor, Inga, Inspector Kemp...and oh yes, the Monster! 

 

Ticket Information

Rep Ed Summer Camp is just around the corner!

We have three camps this year. The camps are fun and informative, kids ages 7- 16. Classes are geared to three different age groups where the children are instructed in theatre etiquette, acting skills, song and dance. Performing arts help build communication skills and creativity 

 

The camps take place at the University of Toledo Performing Arts Center.

 

Week 1: June 16-20
Week 2:  June 23-27  
Week 3:  August 4-8

 

All camps are 9 am - 3 pm with a showcase performance on Friday at 3 pm.
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes (NO flip-flops), and bring a snack and a lunch, and a pencil, folder, and blank CD-R. 

Classes are $100 per session.

To register call Kathy at 419-243-9277For additional information call Eileen at 419-344-2499.
Wish List 

Consistent additional rehearsal space
Stage Crew Volunteers
Ushers for our shows
Reliable audio/sound and visual equipment 

 

If you would like to volunteer or donate an item from this list, please contact Kathy at kmcgovern@toledorep.org

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Thrifty Thespian Thursday
 
If you like to go to the theatre on Thursday nights, while saving a little bit of green to use towards that empty gas tank of yours, then you might want to take advantage of our Thrifty Thespian Theatre 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 there are any available seats you can purchase your ticket in person for that same evening for just $10.00!  That's a 50% savings off the regular single ticket price!
 
This special applies to our Thursday night Mainstage plays only. The season-ending musical and our special events are excluded.  No other discounts or coupons apply with this special.

The Toledo Repertoire Theatre
16 10th Street, Toledo, OH 43604
419-243-9277  www.toledorep.org