Comedian Brian Regan prepares to tickle Funny Bone

In these tumultuous and chaotic times, it can be hard sometimes to see the lighter side of things— which makes comedians crucial for coping, according to Brian Regan. “I think comedy is very important. I think it always has been and always will be. Sometimes people aren’t sure how they’re supposed to think or feel

Area theatre groups working together

A new cooperative effort among area theatre companies envisions working together to coordinate and share resources. A series of online virtual meetings with Toledo area theatre leaders have allowed representatives from area of companies to discuss plans for reopening amid COVID restrictions. The cooperative group, yet to adopt a formal name, has discussed looking into

I Want You to See Me

Issue Box Theatre prides itself on educational and inspiring dialogue about contemporary issues relevant to modern audiences. In its fifth year, Issue Box is opening its floor to members of marginalized communities with its latest project, I Want You to See Me. Throughout July, Issue Box has asked any artist who has suffered from oppression

Issue Box Theatre looking for artists to speak out about oppression

Issue Box Theatre is asking any artist who has suffered from oppression— racism, sexism, gender identity, religious persecution and more— to submit proposals for a video project entitled “I Want You To See Me.” The proposals can be for almost anything— poetry, music, dance, spoken word, etc. If accepted, the artist will submit their work

Buy a virtual ticket, the Toledo Rep is back— online

The Toledo Repertoire Theatre is hosting its first show in months for a virtual audience. The theatre’s Young Rep program will present live performances of Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible beginning July 9. The show will be broadcast online through the Toledo Rep’s official website, with “access passes” to see the performance available for only

The Village Players Present “Bedroom Farce”

Four different married couples of varying ages, three different bedrooms that the characters meet up in and two days of events in the story make for one hilarious and insightful play. The Village Players and director Nancy Wright present Alan Ayckbourn’s classic Bedroom Farce. This British comedy examines the differences between young and old couples,

Toledo Voices series kicks-off with “Peanuts and Crackerjacks”

The Toledo Rep once again shines a spotlight on area playwrights’ unproduced works with its Toledo Voices series. These performances present a new play in a staged reading in front of an audience for the first time. Leading off this year is “Peanuts and Crackerjacks,” F. Scott Regan’s farce about a hard-luck minor league baseball

[title of show] to be performed by Cutting Edge

A new production of the unique and off-center staging [title of show] will debut at Nederhouser Community Hall on March 12, courtesy of Toledo’s theatrical risk takers Cutting Edge Theatre Company. The show, written by a pair of New York artists, went on to a successful Off-Broadway and Broadway run, garnering Obie and Tony award

The Lion King Musical Returns to Toledo

Debuting on Broadway in 1997, director Julie Taymor’s spellbinding production of Disney’s animated classic The Lion King has thrilled audiences on its way to becoming the highest-grossing musical of all time. Get ready, the national tour of Lion King is coming soon to Toledo for three weeks. If you haven’t seen it before, now is

DRUM TAO Performs at Stranahan Theater

You have never seen a performance quite like DRUM TAO, a group of male and female performers from Japan that combine percussion, dance and a variety of cultural influences to create a feast for the eyes and ears. The group’s previous North American tours have been wildly successful, and the current tour, DRUM TAO 2020,

“Choir of Man” Comes to the Valentine Theatre

Ever spend an evening down at the bar, having a few drinks, listening to an awesome house band and just loving every second of it? Take that experience and transport it to the Valentine Theatre, for The Choir of Man. A rocking song and dance show with a real working bar on stage— which some