Tag Archives: Theatre – Feature

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 Rep’s Fun Home celebrates lesbian graphic novelist Alison Bechdel

Toledo loves love— and equality— so it’s no surprise that The Toledo Rep chose to debut Fun Home, the true story of lesbian graphic novelist Alison Bechdel, author of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. Bechdel took seven years to finish her graphic novel, in part due to her time-intensive artistic process of photographing

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.