Chicago on Broadway Comes to The Valentine Theatre

Since 1996 the Broadway musical Chicago has been welcomed and adored by international audiences for its powerful homage to the Windy City’s 1920s nightclub scene. The story follows the lovable and troubled Roxie Hart and how misfortune leads her on a musical journey through corruption in the criminal justice system and shady nightlife surrounding Post

‘Next To Normal’ Hits the Croswell Opera House Stage

In movies, bipolar disorder is often depicted with bizarre and off-base representations of sexually promiscuous, Jekyll and Hyde-type young women. Not very often does a work of fiction touch on the familial impact of mental health through sympathetic characters. In Next to Normal, an Off-Broadway rock musical, portrays the story of a mother, with worsening

The Village Players Perform ‘Camping with Henry and Tom’

Staged readings are lo-fi theatre productions. Actors perform a theatrical reading of a script without many props, costumes or set elements, allowing the audience to be drawn in through the words and the plot, making for a raw and edgy production. Ghost Light Theatre, named for the tradition of leaving a light on after the

The Uncertainty of the Human Condition

In 1927, German physicist Werner Heisenberg introduced his most famous theory, the Uncertainty Principle. The basic idea is that it is impossible to measure multiple properties of an object— position and movement, for example— simultaneously.

Painting the Town; Dylis Croman’s Dream Role in “Chicago”

Growing up in Dallas, Texas, the touring actress spent a lot of her time taking dance classes and the occasional voice lesson as a young girl. When she was 14, she met actress and dancer Ann Reinking at a summer program, who was the artistic director of. There, she was introduced to Fosse style and musical theater, which Croman recalls an eye-opening experience.

The Magic Flute at Toledo Opera

Kicking off Toledo Opera’s 2018-19 season and 60th anniversary, is The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The German masterpiece, written in 1791, follows Prince Tamino and his sidekick, Papageno on a journey to save Pamina from the high priest, Sarastro. Through trials and song, the comedic story is told, portending a happy ending. $40-$90.

Actors Collaborative Toledo Presents ‘An Act of God’

Actors Collaborative Toledo (ACT) presents An Act of God at the beginning of October. The hilarious staged reading entails the answers to all of mankind’s deepest questions, presented by God himself and his devoted angels. After so many millennia, humans finally gain answers, some maybe they didn’t want to hear.

Audition for The Rep’s “A Christmas Carol”

Now that summer is winding down, are you starting to think about Christmas? Well, if you want to star in Toledo Rep’s A Christmas Carol, then you better. The Rep is looking for passionate performers to play the roles in this timeless tale following Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation from hating the jolly holiday, to

The Toledo Rep Performs Fun Home

Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel, The Toledo Rep brings the pages to life with their rendition of Fun Home. Things get personal, as the play is reminiscent of Bechdel’s childhood, her memories at her family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, and her understanding of her own sexuality. The production addresses unanswered questions of her early years

The “Ragtime” Melting Pot

If it’s possible for a stage show to be timeless and incredibly timely all at once, that show might be Ragtime. Originally staged on Broadway in 1998, the musical weaves together multiple narratives to tell interlocking stories of the American experience in the early 20th century.

Parental Advice Takes the Stage

It’s already a stressful day for Olivia and Gabe. They’ve just moved across the country to a new apartment in Chicago— the first time they’ve lived together. They’re struggling to get everything unloaded into their new place. And then, suddenly, the parents show up.