Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical about a newly widowed woman and her romance with the King of Siam will hit the local stage when Perrysburg Musical Theatre Company presents the critically acclaimed story about unlikely love in 1860’s Thailand. June 22-25. $13/in advance. $15/at the door. 7pm, Thursday-Saturday. 2pm, Sunday. Perrysburg High School 13385 Roachton
Even if you don’t know anything about improv theater, you probably know the hit TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Taking a cue from the international comedy sensation, Sylvania’s Ten Mile Creek Theatre Company will present “Whose Line Is It?,” a summer variety show. Featuring improv actors from the Toledo area, the night of
American playwright Mary Chase’s 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Harvey, is a comedy of errors like no other. When social-climber Vera becomes embarrassed by her sweet, calm-tempered brother, Elwood P. Dowd, and his ( imaginary) friend Harvey, she seeks to commit the half-fictional duo to a sanitarium. Unfortunately, the psychologists accidentally commit Vera, not her brother,
Family businesses are difficult, especially when they’re nearly-bankrupt. See how a creative son named Charlie kicks life back into the shoe factory he inherited from his father in Kinky Boots, the 2013 Tony Award winner for best musical. When Charlie meets Lola, a lively entertainer the unlikely duo teams up to earn knee-high profits. Tuesday,
Throughout her long and prolific theatrical life, Amy Spalding-Heuring has been followed by the specters of Pseudolus, Marcus Lycus and the other characters from Stephen Sondheim’s legendary 1962 musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Spalding-Heuring grew up in Northwest Ohio and, as a youngster, sang the show’s most famous song,
Musical traditions, like the world, are colorful, diverse and filled with tradition. Channel the song immortalized by Louis Armstrong during Masterworks Chorale: Collage. The Chorale’s performance weaves together folk songs from around the world with local voices, the Ballet Theatre of Toledo and the Junior Choral Society. 8pm, Saturday June 3. $25-$30. The Valentine Theatre
Family businesses are difficult, especially when they’re nearly-bankrupt. See how a creative son named Charlie kicks life back into the shoe factory he inherited from his father in Kinky Boots, the 2013 Tony Award winner for best musical with music by Cyndi Lauper. When the conservative Charlie meets Lola, a lively entertainer the unlikely duo
On May 13, lauded opera singer Renée Fleming performed at the Metropolitan Opera for the last time, bidding farewell to her mastered craft. For many, that was a final concert— but not for Toledoans. See the star soprano when Renée Fleming joins the Toledo Symphony Orchestra for a one night performance. 8-11pm. Wednesday, June 7.
Young love often rings true to the story of Romeo & Juliet— even without royal families, feuding fathers, protecting a wall built to keep two neighbors apart is still quite intimidating. Mix in oppositional teens and you have a recipe for romance. See how the drama boils over in The Fantasticks, a musical that first
The late Lillian Hellman is remembered for many things— her impressive dramatic talents, writing the 1939 dramatic play The Little Foxes, the far-left sympathies that got her blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, her romantic relationship with Dashiell Hammett, the author of detective novels like The Maltese Falcon, who was later arrested for
Eight-year-olds rarely dream of growing up to become a spider— but then again, Alanna Baker was no typical eight-year-old. From a small village outside of London, Baker began training for acrobatic competitions at age five. She hadn’t even turned nine and she knew exactly what she wanted to do. “Cirque du Soleil came to London.
Could you tell a story in ten minutes? Don’t worry, you don’t have to, but the actors at Tree City Playhouse will. During their 10th annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays, members of the community theatre programming effort of the Sylvania Community Arts Commission (SCAC) will present original works from the Tree City Playhouse’s 2016 playwriting