Volume 37, Issue 12
October 2014

Letter from the President

Dear Theatre Colleagues,


Fall is my favorite season because it both a season of constants and a season of change. We see the green leaves changing into a riot of color-bold golds, stunning reds, and vibrant oranges. Warm, sunny days make way for cool, crisp nights. We exchange our shorts for jeans, t-shirts for cozy sweaters. Fall is a comfort because we all know that the change happens just like this every year. Our fall theatre season is the same. Shows change as quickly as the leaves, but their artistry and beauty are always a constant. That's what makes the Rep-- the Rep.


First of all, many congratulations go out to the cast, crew, orchestra, and production team of The Pirates of Penzance. From zany pirates and policemen to beautiful daughters to soaring vocals, the performances were a crowd-pleasing delight. Deb Calabrese, David Jex, Patrick Barrett, and Scott Heuerman brought together a talented and energetic group of actors, technicians, and musicians. What an enthusiastic way to begin our season of classics and end September and summer!


The first of our fall productions is the Edgy Rep Reading, Detroit, by Lisa D'Amour. Jennifer Rockwood directs this searing play about two suburban couples whose quest for upward mobility and self-destruction mirror the city around them. The cast includes Kate Abu-Absi, Jeffrey J. Albright, Cindy Bilby, John Duvall, Lane Hakel, and Qarie Marshall. Detroit will be presented in the intimate Studio A at the Valentine Theatre on Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11 at 8:00 p.m. Seating is limited, and tickets do go fast. Please join us for this powerful production.


Our second fall production, Laura by Vera Caspary and George Sklar, is currently in rehearsal. Director Wesley Skinner has been putting his talented cast through their paces in order to give you a suspenseful evening to remember. Laura will be performed November 7-9 and 13-16. Tickets are on sale online or by calling the box office. Make plans now to join us for the memorable drama, Laura.


The Rep is trying something new in October that we hope will become a fall tradition. We are holding an open board meeting for our patrons and stakeholders on Monday, October 13. All of you are invited! We will hold a reception in the lobby beginning at 6:30 p.m. with cider, coffee, and donuts. The board will then conduct the business part of the meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the theatre, which will last around 40 minutes. (meeting agenda


During the business portion, former artistic director, Eric Hillenbrand, will share plans for the new elevator and building renovation. We'll also share the updated information on the capital campaign. After the business meeting concludes, there will be ample time for questions and suggestions from you. There will also be opportunities to sign up to volunteer, along with working on the capital campaign. We are very excited about this new endeavor. Please make plans to join us on the 13th.


Fall at the Rep promises to be as beautiful and colorful as the season itself. Plan on cozying up with us in October!


Theatrically yours,

Amy Spaulding-Heuring
President, Toledo Repertoire Theatre

Coming Soon:



October 10 & 11


A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, this 2010 play won the Obie Award for Best New American Play. At times blistering, quirky and humorous, two suburban couples walk a tightrope between boredom and self-destruction in their quest for upward mobility in a time of economic anxiety.


To be performed at the Valentine Theater's Studio A


Ticket Information

We're Open For Business


Join us for the Open Board Meeting on Monday, October 13.


6:30 p.m.  Reception in the lobby

7:00 p.m.  Business Meeting in the theatre

7:40 p.m.  Questions and Suggestions from YOU!

Seeking Directors

The Toledo Repertoire Theatre is looking for a director for the next Young Rep Production of "The Very, UnMerry Adventures of Robinhood". It is a 45 minute play to be performed by children 7 to 13 years of age. The play will be performed February 27, 28 and March 1, 2015 on the 10th Street stage. Auditions are December 13, 2014. We are looking for someone who loves to work with children and has experience with theatre arts. If you are interested please reply.

Please send your resume to the Toledo Repertoire Theatre:
16 10th Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Attn: Eileen Eddy

Or e-mail to eeddy@toledorep.org 

Elevate the Rep

It's our new slogan for the capital campaign! Please give generously to raise us to new heights.

Scrooge's Favorite Things


It's back for another year. Scrooge's Favorite Things Raffle returns to spread holiday cheer.


Tickets are $25.00 a piece and only 100 will be sold. Save your tuppence because tickets go on sale November 1st.


More details soon!

Upcoming Events


October 10, 11

8:00 p.m.

Studio A/Valentine Theatre


Rep Ed Fall Showcase

October 25

12:00 noon

10th Street Stage



November 7-16

8:00 p.m. eve

2:30 p.m. mat.

10th Street Stage


A Christmas Carol

December 5,6,7

8:00 p.m. eve

2:30 p.m. mat

Valentine Theatre

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
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

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The Toledo Repertoire Theatre
16 10th Street, Toledo, OH 43604