A Monthly Newsletter from the Toledo Repertoire Theatre
The Reporter, Volume 35 Issue 6
May 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


 It's finally May and it certainly smells like spring. Or maybe that's my sanitizing gel.

Anyhoo... In case you missed it we've recently announced our 2012/2013 lineup of shows. Our 80th Anniversary season announcement was met with much fanfare, hullabaloo, and dare I say there were even rumors of a parade. Over the top? Perhaps. But we are happy to report a healthy surge in season ticket sales, a wealth of interested directors, and Kathy fielding phone calls inquiring about auditions.

I want to send another big thanks to Judson for his fine work on the season brochure design. And you can look forward to seeing his handiwork on the show posters and other materials throughout the upcoming season.

But, let's not get ahead of ourselves we've still got our season-ending Mainstage musical, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, directed by James M. Norman. For our long-time Rep faithful you know Mr. Norman does outstanding work, and Whorehouse will no doubt be a great finale to such a successful season.

As always, we're on the lookout for folks interested in volunteering, backstage, onstage, ushering, 
concessions, perhaps even someone to give Kathy the occasional pedicure. That will take a very special person. If interested in helping out here please email me at sburnette@toledorep.org. And please visit our website often at www.toledorep.org.

Enjoy the great weather, when it gets here. And thank you for your continued patronage of YOUR Toledo Repertoire Theatre.

Steve Burnette
Artistic Director

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Even if you have already signed up for Kroger Community Rewards you must re-enroll in April to continue donating to The Rep.

 Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo


May 26, 2012


Through the nurturing friendship she has with her work colleague and his psychologist wife, Becky reveals the deep dark secrets that have long since troubled her psyche. Crisis and comedy ensue in this wickedly funny play that asks what we owe the people we love and the strangers who land on our doorstep.


To be performed at The Beirut Restaurant (4082 Monroe St.)


Events Calendar
Becky Shaw
An Edgy Rep Reading
May 26, 2012
The Beirut Restaurant 
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
June 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2012
Tenth Street Stage
For more information please click here
Casting Call

Once on this Island, Jr
Directed by Shauna Newbold
Young Rep
2012-2013 Season Auditions
May 12, 19 *By Appointment Only*
Directed by Matthew Gretzinger

For more information please click here
Wish List
Slightly Used Refrigerator
Stage Crew Volunteers
Handy Man
Used Desktop Computer (64-128 MB RAM, 1.5 GB Hard Drive)
A special thanks to Cindy Rotondo for her donation of envelopes and Ralph Spitulski for his donation of paper.
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 ExpertWilma Seatsbetaken

D. Trump from Archbold writes...Dear Wilma, I recently received the 80th Anniversary Season brochure with the informational letter, and read about the Thrifty Thespian Theatre Thursday. I'm all about saving money and was hoping that wasn't a joke. Could you please confirm?

Dear D. You read that right. During next season's four Mainstage plays which are Hamlet, I Hate Hamlet, The Fox on The Fariway, and Death of a Salesman you can come to the box office starting at 7:00 PM on the Thursday night only performance, and if there are any tickets still available for that Thursday evening, you can buy a ticket for a mere $10. This deal is for the four plays only, the Thursday night performance only, and no other coupons or discounts apply. And that savings of 50% from a regular single adult ticket equates to a total savings of $40.00 on those four plays alone. So Mr. Trump perhaps you can use that extra money to find someone to work on whatever it is you call that sitting on your head. 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

He was best know as the lead singer of a Saturday Morning made-for-TV "pop"-rock band The Monkees.
But years earlier the late Davy Jones was already a star on London television before coming to the states to repeat his West End role of the Artful Dodger in the original Broadway production of Oliver.
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Toledo, OH 43604 
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Last Call


Interested directors for our upcoming 80th Anniversary season are encouraged to contact me immediately at sburnette@toledorep.org to set up a meeting. Directors will be announced soon. 

Contest?  Did someone say Contest?


Last months intentionally misspelled word was "Sondhiem". Unfortunately no one spotted that, though we did have a few grammar errors pointed out to us in addition to the misspelling of "handiwork". So thank you to those who spotted our accidental spelling snafu along with our grammar gaffes. 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.