2018-2019 Season

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Fun Home
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Directed by Julie Zatko
September 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2018

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile and brilliant father whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the unanswered questions about her early years. A wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Slasher
by Allison Moore
Directed by Nancy Wright
October 26, 27, 28, November 1, 2, 3, 4, 2018

When she's cast as the "final girl" in a low-budget slasher flick, Sheena thinks it's the big break she's been waiting for. But news of the movie unleashes her malingering mother's thwarted feminist rage, and Mom is prepared to do anything to stop filming...even if it kills her. The hilarious hit of 2009's Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. "Screaming. Blood. Impalements. Meat hooks. Electric drills. Objectified women. Crazy mother in wheelchair. Whaddaya expect? It's a slasher movie." - Philadelphia Inquirer

 

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens, adapted by David Jex and Debra Ross Calabrese
Directed by Bill Quinlan
November 30, December 1 & 2, 2018

A Toledo Rep tradition for more than 30 years, this timeless tale of redemption follows Ebenezer Scrooge as he is transformed by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future from a miserly old curmudgeon into a man who embodies the true meaning of Christmas. With lavish costumes, spectacular sets and a musical score rich with carols of the era, this production is one you will not want to miss!

 

Bus Stop
by William Inge
Directed by Sonia Perez
January 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2019

An American classic by the author known as “The Playwright of the Midwest.” In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up there until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with the most to worry about. She's pursued by a young cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull.

 

August Wilson's Fences
by August Wilson
March 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2019

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, this sensational drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. Adapted into an award-winning film starring Denzel Washington.

 

A Flea In Her Ear
by Georges Feydeau, adapted by David Ives
April 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2019

The greatest of French farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written. Raymonde Chandebise suspects that her husband, Victor, a placid and successful insurance executive, is secretly having an affair. To find out, she and her friend Lucienne write him an anonymous love letter suggesting a rendezvous at the shady Frisky Puss Hotel. Thinking the letter was intended for his coworker, the gigolo Tournel, Victor sends Tournel off to make the rendezvous in his place. And after that…Ives' adaptation maintains the original's dazzling plot while communicating Feydeau's playful use of language to an American audience.

 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by Debra Ross Calabrese
May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2019

Based on the film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, written by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, and Paul Henning, Scoundrels takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated and suave with more than a dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score.

 

 

YOUNG REP SERIES

10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
Young Rep Play (ages 7-13)
by Don Zolidis
Directed by Irina Zaurov
May 3, 4 & 5, 2019

It’s the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with creatures that would rather eat brains than use them? Turn to this handy and hilarious guide to survive the apocalypse! (Hint: sacrifice the weak is step number one.)

 

Green Day's American Idiot
Young Rep Musical (ages 14-19)
Book and Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, Book by Michael Mayer, Music and Lyrics by Green Day
July 11, 12, 13, & 14, 2019

The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day’s American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the storyline.

 

Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Young Rep Musical (ages 7-13)
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Chad Beguelin, Book by Chad Beguelin
Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and directed & produced by Ron Clements & John Musker
Directed by Jill Reinstein
August 1, 2, 3, & 4, 2019

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. This new adaptation of the beloved story is based on the 1992 Academy Award-winning film and 2014 hit Broadway show. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, it will open up “a whole new world” for audiences young and old.

 


 

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