Strange Love: Toledo Opera’s season debut, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers

Two friends fall irrevocably in love with the same woman, but there’s a twist: the young men vow to forsake the beautiful maiden to preserve their friendship. It’s not until years later, through an accidental encounter, that the priestess reenters their lives and almost destroys their bond. Georges Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers follows the

Think you’re funny?

Or is that just what your friends tell you? Put your jokes to the test during The Toledo Rep’s Adult Improv classes, beginning Thursday, September 28. Each class will meet for six weeks. Beginners should join Level 1, which meets 6:30-9pm on Thursdays. Those with previous experience should join Level 2 (6-8:30pm, Sundays) or Level

What about Mary?

The raising of Lazarus. Turning water to wine. The crucifixion. We all know Christ’s account of these pinnacle moments, but what about Mary’s? How was The Son when he was just her son? Hear a provocative account of the days leading up to, and following, the crucifixion in The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín,

Coming Home Again

In 2001— before 9/11, Afghanistan and the second Iraq War— the Village Players Theatre presented PVT. WARS, a show revolving around three Vietnam veterans recovering and bonding in an Army hospital. “Each one of them is definitely fighting their own battles,” said Jake Gordy, former Village Players president, who played Woodruff in the 2001 production.

Catch a Killer for a Good Cause

A murder is staged amid partygoers — guests dressed to attend a costume ball, each gathering clues and weeding out suspects. Questions hung in the air — who was responsible for all this and would we catch the killer in time? On September 23, the first Masquerade Murder Mystery Dinner in support of local charity

Beauty and the Beast at The Croswell Opera House

Once a traditional, vaguely-horrifying fairy tale, the story of Beauty and the Beast has been transformed over the years. Disney’s Broadway musical version of Beauty and the Beast takes the stage at The Croswell Opera House. $15-$25. September 22-October 1. 7:30pm, Friday-Saturday. 2:30pm: Saturday, September 23; Sunday, October 1. A special sensory-friendly production will take

A grave affair at The Village Players

Once a month, the three widows visit their husbands’ graves and meet at a deli afterward to discuss their lives— but everything changes when Sam, the attractive butcher, enters the scene. See how three women with very different personalities handle the potential of love-life after death in the comedy-drama The Cemetery Club. $18/general, $16/seniors and

Ride or Die: Macaela Carder Whitaker Directs The Rep’s Bonnie & Clyde

It’s the passionate American outlaw story we all know and love, the tale of the notorious Bonnie & Clyde. Their story, the inspiration for the two-time Tony-nominated musical, is coming to Northwest Ohio at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre from September 8th through the 24th. Director Macaela Carder Whitaker discussed the upcoming production. How long have

Adult acting classes at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre

Maybe you fantasize about performing onstage. Maybe you’ve acted in the past but need some coaching. Maybe you haven’t been getting the roles you auditioned for. Maybe you need to boost your self-esteem. Whatever your reason, The Craft of Acting is an adult acting class that offers a step forward. Open to adults 17 years

SLAM! For Change poetry contest at the Peacock Café

The creative outlet you seek to express yourself could be in the form of SLAM! For Change, an ongoing poetry contest that kicks off at the Peacock Café. To participate in the SLAM!, the entry fee is $10 and there are only 12 spots available, so sign up early to vie for the $200 cash