“O Fortuna,” the opening and closing song of Carl Orff’s scenic cantata Carmina Burana, is one of the most well-known pieces of music composed during the 20th Century, and perhaps ever. When Orff created the piece, it was intended as staged work accompanied by visuals and choreography. The Toledo Symphony, BGSU Choruses, dancers from the
It wasn’t until Tamar had grown up and had children of her own that she learned about her mother’s childhood experiences during World War II, her personal experiences of the Holocaust.
The Dance Theatre of Harlem’s new production Passage is receiving wide acclaim as a triumph of movement and theme. The performance, commissioned by the Virginia Arts Festival to act as a reflection of key historical events that took place in Virginia in 1619, depicts the arrival of the first African slaves in the future United
Katori Hall’s powerful and controversial play The Mountaintop tells a version of Martin Luther King, Jr’s last night on Earth. Actors Collaborative Toledo brings the show to audiences with a pair of staged readings. Set in the hours after he gave his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, the play sees King in his
There are few things more nerve-wracking for someone in theater than waiting for the first reviews to be published. This exciting and terrifying moment is the centerpiece of It’s Only a Play. Set during a party held after the opening night of a new show, Terrance McNally’s hilarious and insightful play will entertain anyone who
Faith-based theatrical company Dramatically Inspired Works hopes to motivate audiences with its new show Sounds of Black History, an afternoon of education and performance focused on the heroes who fought for unity throughout history. The event will feature a skit performed by St. Mark Drama, songs performed by Dramatically Inspired Works Vocals, appearances by special
Pair the mouth-watering casual dining fare of the Holy Toledo! Tavern with an evening of laughs during the latest installment of the Tavern’s Comedy Series with sets by Holly Lynnea, a Louisville-based comedian, and headliner Sal Demilio, a Detroit comic who has worked some of the biggest stages in comedy. $20 | 7:30pm | Saturday,
Jonathan Larson’s wildly popular musical RENT has wowed audiences since 1996. See the “20th Anniversary Tour” of the show— on the road since 2016—in a one-night performance. The story of seven artists trying to survive, RENT is a musical feast throwback to the mid-90s. $69-$119 | 7:30pm | Tuesday, February 4 Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns
A staple of the American comedy scene for over three decades, comedian Rob Schneider returns for one-night at the Funny Bone. As a Saturday Night Live cast member and through his movie career, including films in the Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo series, Schneider’s trademark offbeat humor is a favorite of American audiences. $30 | 7pm
Experience a divine tale of hope and belief as DkWard Quality Entertainment’s new touring show The Blacker the Berry… makes a stop in Toledo. The story of a bright, ambitious young woman and a series of unfortunate events and an overbearing mother. A gospel story like no other to set toes tapping and hearts soaring.
Puccini’s most famous and influential opera, La Boheme, has been a favorite of audiences for over 120 years. Experience the classic and tragic love story with the Toledo Opera’s production. Set in 19th-century Paris, La Boheme is the tale of a pair of unfortunate lovers at the height of an artistic revolution. La Boheme awes