2023-24 Season

tick, tick…BOOM!

By Jonathan Larson
September 15-October 1, 2023

Before “Rent”, there was “tick, tick… BOOM!” This autobiographical musical, by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Jonathan Larson, is the story of an aspiring composer questioning his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, but Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. This exhilarating, funny, and moving work by the late Larson will speak to anyone who’s ever gotten lost on their way to finding their dreams.


Wait Until Dark

By Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
October 27-November 5, 2023

In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.


A Christmas Carol

Adapted from the novella by Charles Dickens
with music by Luke D. Rosen
December 1-3, 2023

A Toledo Rep tradition for almost 40 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, the Rep’s annual holiday gift to Toledo is a production you will not want to miss! Made possible by a grant from  the Theatre League.



By Lynn Nottage
February 16-25, 2024

It’s the year 2000 in Reading, Pennsylvania and a group of friends go to work at the steel mill and then decompress at the bar like they’ve been doing for over 20 years. But, unbeknownst to them, their lives are about to be uprooted.


The World of The Brothers Grimm

Young Rep Production ages 7-13
Playwright Carolyn Lane
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc., Englewood, Colorado
March 15-17, 2024

Three of the most popular stories from the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm have been woven into this charming theatre piece. First, there’s the “Story of King Thrushbeard” in which the haughty princess learns humility; the the “Story of the Fisherman and His Wife” where the wife learns that wanting too much can end up costing everything; and, finally, the “Story of the Elves and the Shoemaker,” in which kindness is greatly rewarded.



By Peter Shaffer
April 19-28, 2024

The year is 1823. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition, to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri’s envious grasp: Genius.


Man of La Mancha

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
May 31-June 16, 2024

“Man of La Mancha” is one of the world’s most popular musicals. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17thcentury masterwork Don Quixote and set during the Spanish Inquisition. Cervantes is in prison awaiting trial during the Spanish Inquisition. He and his fellow prisoners perform a play-within-a-play, telling the story of the elderly Alonso Quijana, who renames himself “Don Quixote” and goes on a quest to right all wrongs in the world. The rousing, Spanish-inflected score includes the classic numbers “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him” and “Little Bird.”


Special Event – Actors Collaborative Toledo and The Toledo Repertoire Theatre

Red Speedo

by Lucas Hnath
June 28-30

Ray’s swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, he’ll get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, he’ll never need a real job. So when someone’s stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, threatening the entire team’s Olympic fate, Ray has to crush the rumors or risk losing everything. A sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field—or of leveling the field yourself.


the PROM

Teen Rep Production, ages 14-19
Book & Lyrics by CHAD BEGUELIN
July 25-28, 2024

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.

The Prom is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NNY 10036.


Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR.

Words and Music by BENJ PASEK and JUSTIN PAUL
August 15-18, 2024

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


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