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The REPorter, volume 36 issue 9May 2013

Letter from the Artistic Director


What an exciting time it is here at your Toledo Rep.  We had a wonderful experience with the recent outstanding presentation of Death of a Salesman wrapping up the month of April. Thank you for such a great turnout for this memorable production. 


And now for the month of May...


Auditions will take place for our 14-19 year old thespians on Saturday, May 4 at 1:00 PM for our Young Rep production of the musical Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Rosie Best, and set to play the Tenth Street stage in mid-July.


Next up, we're setting the stage for a Mother's Day weekend Special Event, The MOMologues, directed by Elizabeth Cottle, scheduled to play the Tenth Street stage May 9, 10, 11 at 8:00 PM and closing with a Mother's Day matinee on Sunday, May 12 at 2:30.  What better way to show your love and appreciation for your mother than to bring her to this special salute to Moms!  There is some mature subject matter and strong language, so don't say we didn't warn you. 


And finally, Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 finds us holding another set of auditions, this time for our Younger Young Rep production of Guys and Dolls Jr., a musical for youth age 7 to 13.


So that's what's on tap for May.  And June?  Well far be it from us to get ahead of ourselves, but we've got a sure-fire hit on our hands to close our 80th Anniversary Main Stage Season with the hysterical musical hit, The Drowsy Chaperone


See you at the theatre!



Fiddler on the Roof Opportunities 


We have a variety of positions available to assist with our Youth Production of Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Rosie Best.   


If interested, for more information please email Rosie at

The MOMologues, a special event
by Lisa Rafferty, Stefanie Cloutier, and Sheila Eppolito
Directed by Elizabeth Cottle   

May 9-12, 2013


Treat your mom to a truly unique Mother's Day present from The Rep. This set of recollections and reflections on motherhood set to comic timing is the perfect way to say "thank you" to moms everywhere. 


Purchase tickets here.


Contains mature subject matter and language.

The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical     

Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar 

Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison 
Directed by Deb Calabrese  

June 7-23 


Uproariously funny musical theatre magically and LITERALLY bursts to life on stage. One man's love for a 1920's era Broadway Musical takes us from his record player into the very world of the show. One of the most heartfelt and beloved Broadway shows in recent years, The Drowsy Chaperone show will make you fall in love with musicals all over again.


Purchase tickets here.

Events Calendar
The MOMologues
A Special Event
May 9-12, 2013
Tenth Street Stage


The Drowsy Chaperone
Mainstage Musical
June 7-23, 2013
Tenth Street Stage
Fiddler on the Roof
Young Rep Production
July 18-21, 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. 


Fiddler on the Roof
Young Rep, ages 14-19
May 4, 2013
Guys and Dolls, Jr.
Young Rep, ages 7-13
May 18, 2013, at 2 PM


For more information please click here
Wish List 

Consistent additional rehearsal space
Stage Crew Volunteers
Grants writer
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
Useless Theatre Trivia 


It opened on July 25, 1975 and was originally titled, "Chorus Line".  The show's producers added the "A" before opening so that the show would be listed first alphabetically in all promotional materials.  The newly renamed "A Chorus Line" went on to run for 6,137 performances. 

Rep Ed News

The Toledo Rep would like to extend a hearty Welcome and Thank You to Eileen Eddy for taking on the position of our Rep Ed Director.  


Eileen has been involved with the Rep in many capacities over recent years and we are excited that she has signed on to lead our youth programming.  Welcome aboard Eileen!
Summer Theatre Camps are starting again soon. This experience gives the children an opportunity to learn many aspects of theatre, from technical terms to theatre etiquette. 
Participants will also have classes devoted to singing, dance and acting. On the last day of camp they will give a showcase performance, so that you may see their progress. This gives them the experience of being in front of an audience and the pride of showing what they have learned. 
The classes are for children who have never stepped foot on stage, as well as those who have performed before. Every performance builds confidence and skills. 
For more information please visit 
'Have a Seat' Fundraiser 


Support The Rep with a theatre seat plaque!

  • Celebrate yourself or your family
  • Celebrate your club or volunteer group
  • Post your congratulations
  • Acknowledge your favorite show
  • Remember a loved one
  • Show off your business

More information, including order form, is available here.

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Theatre Manners and Advice with Entertainment Etiquette ExpertWilma Seatsbetaken


Wilma is currently on a book tour with her recent novel, That's Not My Sandwich.  We hope she returns soon.       


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