Theater Notes – May 2021

Comedy of King comes to Funny Bone
Shuler King will make you laugh yourself silly. The up-and-coming comedian has an interesting side job: He works as a licensed funeral director and embalmer at his family’s funeral business in South Carolina. King will stop at Toledo Funny Bone for three nights beginning May 14. His raw and uncompromising style will have you roaring at the ridiculousness of life— and maybe death, too. $32. 7:30 and 9:15pm, Friday, May 14. 6 and 8:30pm, Saturday, May 15. 6pm, Sunday, May 16. 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474.

Dancing Fairy Tales take flight in Peristyle
Bringing beloved children’s stories to life onstage has long been a part of the theater experience. This month, the Toledo Symphony will join the tradition with Dancing Fairy Tales. Led by the Toledo Ballet’s Director/Choreographer Michael Lang, the show will depict some classic stories by authors such as Hans Christian Anderson, accompanied by music performed by members of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. $25-40 for in-person tickets, $19.99 for streaming. 7pm, Friday, May 14. 3pm, Saturday, May 15. Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St. 419-246-8000. 

Rep returns with reasons Not To Be in a Play
There are at least “30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play,” according to the comedy written by Alan Haehnel. The Young Rep cast of the Toledo Repertoire Theatre’s upcoming production are ignoring all of them. Directed by Melissa Shaffer, the show is a satirical look at all of the things that can, and do, go wrong, while onstage. Everything from awkward kisses to inadvertently starting major conflicts are depicted over the course of a hilarious evening of staged comedy. Limited attendance in accordance with CDC guidelines. Friday, May 7 through Sunday, May 9. For the latest information on tickets, visit