Volume 37, Issue 1
October 2013
Letter from the Artistic Director


Dear Friend of the Rep,


It's been said before: There's no business like show business.


And speaking of business, the best way to ensure that you have the best seats for great shows is to purchase your Season Subscription today.  Although the season has begun, there are still wonderful subscription packages available-guaranteeing an audience for The Rep and great savings for you! Contact Kathy McGovern, our business manager, at 419-243-9277 for all the details.


Next up is Talk Radio, an Edgy Rep Reading directed by Jennifer Rockwood, for one night only on Saturday, October 12th.


Written by Eric Bogosian, Talk Radio portrays a controversial late-night Cleveland radio talk show host and his menagerie of loyal and quirky insomniac listeners who call in every night to sound off on every topic under the sun (or in this case, under the moon).  The Host, as entertainer, puppet-master and savvy sooth- sayer, highlights the incursion of popular culture on modern media.


The series of Edgy Rep Readings gives us-and Toledo-the opportunity to explore themes in contemporary topics not easily accessible through traditional theatre. These productions are for mature audiences.    In November, we make a return to "classic theatre" with the madcap antics of Arsenic and Old Lace at the Tenth Street Stage and the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, at The Valentine in December.


We hope you enjoyed the stellar performance of September's Forbidden Broadway (I laughed so hard I lost my voice-kudos to the cast and crew), and there's still more to come... Remember to mark your calendar, because you won't want to miss this fantastic season of show business at The Rep:   


Talk Radio, (an Edgy Rep Reading) 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 take place on our Tenth Street Stage.)


And so, On with the Show!
Eric L. Hillenbrand
Artistic Director



Up Next:


Talk Radio


A drama, written by Eric Bogosian

Directed by Jennifer Rockwood


Toledo Rep's Edgy Rep Reading is Eric Bogosian's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about a controversial local, late-night talk show host on the eve of his show going in national syndication, coast to coast. Beck, Limbaugh, Savage, Levine, and even Frasier all pale in comparison with Barry Champlain and his callers, as American values and attitudes go under the microscope and over the microphone. 


Intended for mature audiences only.


Purchase tickets here.



A Christmas Carol School Performances


Join us at the beautiful Valentine Theatre and experience the musical version of this classic holiday tale. A Christmas Carol spins the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the curmudgeonly miser, who learns to love more than his money. Our production features a large cast with beautiful sets, gorgeous costumes, live orchestra and energetic dancing. A holiday treat for the entire family! 


Two Special School Performances Thursday, December 5th at 10:00 am & Friday, December 6th at 10:00 am. 


Let A Christmas Carol help you to fulfill State Standards in Language, History and the Arts. 


By attending A Christmas Carol, and utilizing the Study Guide of materials provided by the Toledo Rep, you can fulfill multiple Benchmarks for the Ohio State Standards in:


English & Language Arts for grades 4-7 

Social Studies for grades 3-8 

Fine Arts/Drama/Theater for grades K-8 


Download and complete this form or call the Toledo Rep at 419.243.9277 Ext. 4 for more info!


Love Letters
Directed by Barbara Barkan
Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20
Noises Off
Directed by Wes Skinner
Saturday, November 16
Season Tickets Still Available
Purchase tickets for our remaining four mainstage shows for $70. Call the box office at 419-243-9277.
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

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.

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