2018-19 Season

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.


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 a few weary travelers are going to have to hole up there until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse, 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.)

West Side Story: School Edition

Teen Musical (ages 14-20)
Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by: Arthur Laurents
Music by: Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince By Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens
Directed by Julie Zatko
July 11, 12, 13, & 14, 2019
From the original Broadway production through several revivals, West Side Story has garnered numerous prestigious award nominations and wins, including 14 Tony nominations and three Tony awards, a Drama Desk award, and a remarkable 10 Academy Awards for the film adaptation.

Young lovers struggle to survive in a world of prejudice and violence between warring street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets. West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Book by Arthur Laurents, score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story transports Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the streets of New York City in this landmark Broadway musical considered one of the American musical theatre’s finest accomplishments.

Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

Young Rep Musical (ages 7-15)
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.