Volume 38, Issue 1
November 2014

Letter from the President


Dear Theatre Colleagues,

 

November is the month when we consider how grateful we are for our blessings. Studies show that grateful people are happier and more successful. Here are a few things that have crossed my mind that we, as a theatre, have to be grateful for:

  • Our loyal audiences
  • Our dedicated staff, board, committee members, and volunteers
  • Our Rep Ed and Young Rep teachers, student-performers, and their parents
  • Talented actors, musicians, directors, designers, stage managers, and technicians who grace our theatre
  • Artistically and financially successful productions of The Pirates of Penzance and Detroit
  • Our "art-ners"-the Valentine Theatre, Toledo School for the Arts, the University of Toledo
  • Individuals, Foundations, and Companies who financially support our mission

To all of those people, we extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation today and every day.

 

It's another month and another show is ready to open. Director Wes Skinner, his talented cast, and committed production team are readying the Rep for the suspense-filled drama, Laura. You won't want to miss this powerful play that takes the audience through hairpin plot twists and turns. The cast (Eric Hale, Nolan Thomaswick, Brad Smith, Eric Simpson, Carol Ann Erford, Elizabeth Cottle, Dana Pilrose, and Glen Ackerman) has completely immersed themselves in their roles; their performances are riveting! Laura runs November 7-16. Tickets are available for purchase on the website or by calling the box office during regular business hours. Plan on spending a memorable evening with us to discover the mystery of Laura.

 

We are also in rehearsal for two more upcoming productions. A Christmas Carol is in full-swing at TSA. Thanks to support from The Andersons, we will have refreshed sets and costumes for our December production. Also, Director Deb Calabrese is excited about her very talented cast filled with fresh faces and old favorites. Blithe Spirit, directed by Matthew Gretzinger, has been cast. The cast includes Marissa Rex, Kate Argow, Cindy Bilby, Lindsey Denham, Kendra Beitzel, Matt Kizaur, and John Corcoran. Blithe Spirit promises to be a sparkling comedy, surely to brighten up the month of January.

 

Even though the year is not over and our season is still young, our season selection committee is hard at work putting together a wonderful slate of shows for you for 2015-2016. If you have any suggestions, feel free to send your ideas to president@toleodrep.org. All suggestions will be passed along to the committee. We are grateful for your input.

 

So in this season of family and friends, our Rep Family would like to thank you, our friends and supporters, for eighty-two seasons of artistic blessings and happiness for many more years to come.

 

Theatrically yours,

Amy Spaulding-Heuring
President, Toledo Repertoire Theatre

Coming Soon:

  

Laura

November 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

 

Based upon the 1944 film noir classic, Detective Mark McPherson investigates the murder of the enigmatic Laura Hunt. When Laura miraculously arrives on the scene it becomes even more urgent to unmask the murderer.

 

Ticket Information

The Rep On Broadway

 

Sara Shepherd, an alum of the Rep Ed and Young Rep programs, is starring on Broadway as Carole King in the musical, Beautiful. Sara attended Whitmer High School and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Congratulations, Sara! We are so proud of you!

Scrooge Is Live!

 

Scrooge's Favorite Things has gone live today. Tickets are on sale for $25.00. All the prizes are worth at least $100.00. Some of our prizes include gift cards to The Andersons, hand-made cutting boards from master carpenter Rose Perry, four tickets to A Christmas Carol, Walleye Gear, just to name a few. Only 120 tickets will be sold until November 30. One gift will be given away from December 1-12. Please support the REP this holiday season 


 
A big thank you goes out to all our stakeholders who attended our very first open board meeting in October. You asked us some great questions and gave us important things to consider. Thank you for helping us make the REP better!

Upcoming Events

 

Productions:

Laura

November 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

 

A Christmas Carol

December 5, 6, 7

 

Blithe Spirit

January 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25

 

Auditions:

All Aboard the Marriage Hearse

November 22

1:00 p.m.

 

The Very Unmerry Adventures of Robin Hood

December 13

1:00 p.m.

(Young Rep performers, ages 7-13)

 

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

January 10

1:00 p.m.


 

(All auditions are on Saturday at the 10th Street Stage.)

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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.

Thrifty Thespian Thursdays are made possible by generous grants from the Baumker Family Foundation and the France Stone Foundation
Wish List 

Consistent additional rehearsal space
Stage Crew Volunteers
Ushers for our shows
Reliable audio/sound & visual equipment 
Two 220 window air conditioning units for the newly renovated rehearsal space in the brown building
Gift cards to Home Depot and Lowe's

 

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

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