And Finally, Heartbreak… Toledo Opera performs Vanessa

This season’s romantic trilogy with American composers at The Toledo Opera has drawn to a close. Audiences laughed heartily and wept with joy during performances of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, but all good things must come to an end. Vanessa, the tragic opera composed by Samuel Barber, marks

Pouring Puccini: Opera on Tap Brings Baritones to Toledo Bars

When most people think “opera,” they envision a stuffy, black-tie affair, with wealthy patrons peeking through their glasses and applauding politely. The idea of the venerated art form appealing to the masses seems unlikely to those with that kind of picture in their minds. It’s exactly the stereotype that the group Opera on Tap hopes

The Toledo Repertoire Theatre presents Of Mice and Men

Literature and theater have an intimate relationship; John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” first appeared on Broadway in 1937, the year the novella was published. See the renowned classic about fighting through the Great Depression for a piece of the American dream at the Toledo Rep. Friday, March 31-Sunday, April 9. 8pm, Friday-Saturday. 2:30pm, Sunday.

Riverdance comes to Toledo

Talented Irish dancers and musicians will kick up the stage when the 20th Anniversary World Tour of Riverdance rolls into town. 7:30-10:15pm. Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30. $28-$88. The Stranahan Theater 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. | 419-381-8851 | stranahantheater.org

Bird’s Eye View Circus sets sail with Nautica

For the past five years, Erin-Garber Pearson has invited awestruck audiences and eager novices to enter her enchanting space, tucked in the Old West End. Locals have learned how to gracefully wind themselves in silks 15 feet in the air, walk on stilts, balance on beams and attempt astonishing aerial acrobatic acts.

Say Yes to Improv at the Toledo Repertoire Theater

“Yes” isn’t just an answer. In improv, “yes” does a whole lot more. When performing, if an actor says “no,” the scene will end because it has nowhere to go. On the flip side, if you say “yes,” the scene continues. This is one of many fundamentals improv comedian Nick Morgan teaches during his Improv

Learn the contra with Northwest Ohio Traditional Music and Dance

If you’ve ever seen Downton Abbey, or nearly any film that is set in early England, you’ve likely watched couples facing one another and dancing down a line of people. The style, called contra dancing, is alive and well here in Toledo. From New England to Toledo Northwest Ohio Traditional Music and Dance (NOTMAD), is a local nonprofit

Pippin comes to Stranahan Theater

Historically-lauded musicals typically don’t need a facelift, but the high-flying Pippin is enjoying a 21st-century update. See the death-defying hit musical, featuring songs from the composer of Wicked, as it jumps into town. A winner of four 2013 Tony Awards, Pippin features extraordinary acrobatics, breathtaking feats and jaw-dropping choreography— but with just a little more