Theater Notes – May 2022

Met star to sing at Opera Gala
Celebrated Metropolitan Opera tenor Chauncey Packer will be the headline attraction of the Toledo Opera’s annual gala, on Friday, May 6 at the Toledo Club. Packer, who recently appeared in the Met’s production of Shut Up in my Bones, will perform a variety of solo pieces, as well as performing repertoire with Toledo Opera’s Resident Artists. The gala will begin with a cocktail hour at 6pm, followed by the concert at 7pm, followed by a dinner prepared by the Toledo Club. $125, cocktail hour and concert. $250, cocktail hour, concert and dinner. 235 14th St. For tickets call 419-255-SING or visit toledoopera.org.

A money thing happened on the way to the Theatre
The Ohio Theatre and Event Center on Lagrange St. has been in need of improvements for a while and, thanks in part to US Representative Marcy Kaptur, they’re finally happening. The Children’s Theatre Workshop, which has owned Ohio Theatre since 2020, announced on Facebook last month that the group was awarded $2.5 million for renovations, one of nine community projects sponsored by Kaptur as part of the country’s 2022 appropriations bill. According to the announcement, the money will be utilized to restore the Theatre’s facade and marquee, as well as to renovate space for classrooms.