Stomp into Stranahan

Since 1991, Stomp— the long-running stage percussion show featuring performers making music using unusual objects— has thrilled audiences, even inspiring some to later become cast members. This is the case for performer Krystal Renée, who was first exposed to Stomp while growing up in New York City. “I remember seeing the ads forStomp when I

Retro Valentine

What happens when two friends spend over 50 years as pen pals, discussing hopes, dreams, ambitions, and more? Celebrate the sweetness of sentiment as Barbara Eden, of I Dream Of Jeannie, and Hal Linden, of Barney Miller, come together to perform in A.R. Gurney’s long-running hit play, Love Letters. Explore the power of the written

Aglio e Olio: A multi-sensory performance

Sometimes the simplest things remind us of what is most important. Explore the connection between food, our senses, and family in a unique and immersive theater experience, Aglio e Olio. Created by actress Meg Persichetti and Laura Gilkey, an Adrian, Michigan native and film director, this unique play is set during the preparation of a

Opera over yonder

From Carlisle Floyd’s Appalachian-tinged Susannah to George Gershwin’s folk-jazz inspired Porgy and Bess, 20th-century American opera says ’leave the castles and bourgeoise homes of the royal and elite behind and focus on the people we know, like our friends, families and neighbors. Featuring America’s Got Talent top finalists, 3 Redneck Tenors, do the same, and the

The Toledo School for the Arts Stages Twelfth Night

Cross your heart… but don’t hope to die. The Toledo School for the Arts stages Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity, jealousy, love, obsession and, of course, crossdressing. See why the Bard remains so popular. $16 adults, $10 students/seniors. January 31-February 3. 7pm, Thursday-Saturday | 2:30pm, Sunday Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St.

Toledo Rep Hosts Cabaret Fundraiser

Since 1933, the Toledo Repertoire Theatre has given talented members of the community a chance to shine in the spotlight. In The Rep’s 87th season, the troupe presents “Love Is In The Air,” a cabaret fundraiser. Hear some of the best stage and screen love songs during an evening of performance, food, cocktails, silent auctions,

40 Years of EVITA Musical

Women’s rights activist, political powerhouse, labor rights advocate, entertainer and First Lady of Argentina, Eva Perón is a 20th century icon. In 1979, 27 years after her death, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber commemorated her life and legacy with the Tony® Award-Winning musical, EVITA, which later became a popular film by the same name.

University of Toledo Performing Arts Presents “The Pillowman”

There’s nothing strange about fiction feeling “pulled from the headlines,” but what about when the headlines begin to resemble works of fiction? In Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s 2003 work, The Pillowman, real life resembles the short stories of writer Katurian, who lives in a police state and, of course, trouble follows. Do the bizarre child

Make “Carmen” Your Opera

Toledoans can experience the magic of this endearingly popular performance when director Jeffrey Buchman’s version is presented by the Toledo Opera on Friday, February 8 and Sunday, February 10.

The Village Players Present ‘Dancing Lessons’

The Village Players present their first production of the new year, Dancing Lessons, which centers on Ever, a young man with Asperger’s syndrome, determined, despite his disability, to learn how to dance in order to perform at an awards dinner. Broadway dancer, Senga, becomes his personal instructor, while still recovering from a serious leg injury

‘Bus Stop’ Stops in at Toledo Rep

The American classic by William Inge, Bus Stop, is portrayed by the talents of the Toledo Rep. Amidst a snowstorm, a bus load of travelers are stuck at a roadside diner for the night. Relationships— both platonic and romantic— develop to present a comedic and witty show. $18-$20 | Showtimes are 8pm January 11, 12,

50 Years of Woodstock

It’s been 50 years since the famous Woodstock Music Festival. Whether you attended or weren’t even born yet, everyone can experience the magic of the 60’s with a Magic Bus “Journey to Woodstock” concert. The audience will be transported back in time with the live music channeling Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, the Byrds and many