The Valentine Theatre

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July 2016

PICK 4 SERIES

The late and legendary David Bowie will be celebrated with internationally acclaimed David Brighton’s Space Oddity The Tribute, live on The Valentine Stage Friday, July 29th at 7 PM. David Brighton is credited as being the world's best David Bowie impersonator, with one of the most entertaining tribute acts ever to hit the stage.

"David Brighton has the voice, moves and look to actually step in for David Bowie if he were unavailable and few would ever know. Experiencing David Brighton's Tribute to David Bowie made for a truly remarkable evening…" says Harry Maslin, the Producer of David Bowie's YOUNG AMERICANS and STATION TO STATION Albums.

Weather permitting, The Valentine’s outdoor plaza will open with beer, wine and full cash bars along with the theatres lobby bars, from 5 PM till 10 PM. Tickets for David Brighton’s Space Oddity A Bowie Celebration are $39, $49 and $70 for the first three rows of the main floor with a private VIP meet & greet immediately following the 7 PM performance.

August 2016

Join us for the Ohio premiere of the documentary Heroes On Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan, by Emmy award nominated filmmaker John Davies. The hour long film explores the critical role of the USS Wolverine and the USS Sable, two Great Lakes passenger steamers that were converted into aircraft carriers and used to train thousands of pilots to land at sea in WWII. There will be a VIP reception with the director prior to the screening as well as a sneak preview of an up-coming temporary exhibit on the topic.

TICKETS ARE FREE FOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY.

The VIP director’s reception will begin at 6pm.
Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.
Call 419.214.5000 ext. 200 to reserve your seat.

September 2016

VALENTINE STUDIO A THEATRE

Stephen Dolginoff’s story of F.W. Murnau, Jack Pierce and Peter Cushing, fighting for their art against the various demons they must face. As these famous monster makers each discover, sometimes real life can be even more frightening than the movies!

VALENTINE STUDIO A THEATRE

Stephen Dolginoff’s story of F.W. Murnau, Jack Pierce and Peter Cushing, fighting for their art against the various demons they must face. As these famous monster makers each discover, sometimes real life can be even more frightening than the movies!

October 2016

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For more than 32 years, political satirist Mark Russell has been entertaining audiences with material ripped from today’s headlines. This year, Russell arrices at The Valentine just as the presidential election cycle heats up. Known for skewering Democrats and Republicans alike, Russell’s unique brand of comedy earned him the Mark Twain Award for political comedy and has made him a popular favorite on PBS. Long before Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, there was Mark Russell, daring to joke and sing of the often absurd political process.

GALA

It’s Saturday Night Fever every night with The Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute to the Bee Gees. One of the most successful and celebrated tributes in Vegas musical history comes to the Valentine stage directly from The Excalibur in Las Vegas with a multi-media concert event. You’ll hear hits like, “Staying Alive,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” and “Jive Talkin” to mention a few.

Cocktails & Dining: 6 to 8 pm • Concert: 8 pm • Disco Party & Dessert
ON STAGE!: 10 pm to midnight • Dress: Cocktail/Disco Attire
Tickets: $100-$125 per person*

* This annual concert benefits our not-for-profit historical theatre’s ongoing maintenance. A significant portion is tax deductible! Valet parking available.

“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter….” These famous opening lines of The Tale of Peter Rabbit have enchanted young audiences for over one hundred years with the exploits of a charming hero, who, going against his mother’s wishes, has adventures (and misadventures) in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Beatrix Potter created an instant classic with the little blue-coated rabbit who we recognize as both boy and rabbit, wild and civilized, and who has become an icon of childhood since he first hopped out of the pages of a story book and into children’s hearts.

CHILDREN'S SERIES

“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter….” These famous opening lines of The Tale of Peter Rabbit have enchanted young audiences for over one hundred years with the exploits of a charming hero, who, going against his mother’s wishes, has adventures (and misadventures) in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Beatrix Potter created an instant classic with the little blue-coated rabbit who we recognize as both boy and rabbit, wild and civilized, and who has become an icon of childhood since he first hopped out of the pages of a story book and into children’s hearts.

November 2016

BROADWAY SERIES

Fame The Musical is a full-throttle journey traversing the struggles, fears, and triumphs of young artists navigating the worlds of dance, music and theatre. Conceived from the unforgettable Academy Award-winning film and subsequent Emmy Award-winning television series, this unmistakable title has been brilliantly transformed into riveting musical theatre!

Before Glee there was Fame!

The play, set in Verona, is a story about a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families. This feud causes tragic results for the main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet. The events contrast hatred and revenge with love and a secret marriage, forcing the young, star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly and die tragically in despair.

What’s in the bag? Featuring The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, discover a mystery story, fables, tangram puzzles, and much more! Starting with Using Your Noodle, National Theatre of the Deaf improvises with simple pool noodles to show signs to learn and enjoy. Have fun with the National Theatre of the Deaf as they combine the visually-exciting American Sign Language with the Spoken Word to create a performance that will be seen, heard, and long-remembered!

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What is DISENCHANTED!?

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades toss off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to Toledo – and fairy tales will never be the same! Mature audiences only.

December 2016

Four children of war-torn England accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. This strange and wondrous place is ruled by the cold-hearted White Witch. Unlikely saviors, the children fulfill an ancient prophecy by defeating the witch and returning the Lion King Aslan to his throne.

Toledo Jazz Orchestra:
"Cool Yule" Annual Holiday Concert
 |  Saturday, December 17

January 2017

Alexander has just received some really bad news. His dad has taken a job in a city a thousand miles away, which means that he and his family are going to have to move to a whole new city. And even though his mom says, “Wait, you’ll like it,” Alexander already knows that he’ll hate it. He can’t bear to leave the people and places he loves, so he decides that he won’t move. First he tries to live with three different neighbors. Then he tries to build a tent so he can live by himself. Then he decides he’ll hide so that his parents’ll never find him, but that doesn’t work out either. With a little help from his mom and dad, and even his bossy older brothers, they help him to understand that home is “where your family is, where you’re with the people who love you best of all.”

Toledo Jazz Orchestra:
“Torme Sings Torme,”
 |  Saturday, January 14

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Dance Theatre of Harlem performs exceptional ballet masterpieces around the world. The iconic company brings unprecedented relevance to classical ballet with cutting-edge new works and beloved masterpieces performed by some of the most beautiful and exceptionally-trained dancers around. Now in its fourth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards around the world.

BROADWAY SERIES

Catapulted from the heights of Broadway to concert stages across America, this original, one-of-a-kind concert experience is lifting audiences of all ages to their feet. These four stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys (Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award-nominee J. Robert Spencer) shared the stage for over a thousand performances and are featured on the show’s Grammy Award-winning soundtrack. Now, with their own celebrated debut album and third national tour, The Midtown Men bring the sound that earned them acclaim in Jersey Boys to the best of the Sixties, including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown Greats, The Four Seasons and more!

February 2017

VALENTINE STUDIO A THEATRE

An evening of two one-acts by playwright Peter Shaffer, creator of Equus and Amadeus.

PICK 4 SERIES

Direct from a 4-star sold-out run in London’s West End where The Times calls it “charming, funny” and “spot on” – it’s Graeme of Thrones! This theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms is a hilarious parody that the West Australian calls, “A roller coaster ride of beheadings, incest and war.” Avid ‘Thrones’ fan Graeme just wants to recreate his favorite fantasy saga on stage – aided and abetted by his best friend Paul and the woman he used to fancy at school – Bryony. Written by the UK’s top comedy writers, Graeme of Thrones is an original and unauthorized parody of the HBO phenom that is Game of Thrones. A treat for fans and an introduction for the unenlightened. Mature audiences only.

VALENTINE STUDIO A THEATRE

An evening of two one-acts by playwright Peter Shaffer, creator of Equus and Amadeus.

A new musical, featuring a frolicking little puppy named Biscuit who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. Along the way, Biscuit learns about the joys of having a family. With over 17 million books in print, Biscuit is a modern classic!

CHILDREN'S SERIES

A new musical, featuring a frolicking little puppy named Biscuit who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. Along the way, Biscuit learns about the joys of having a family. With over 17 million books in print, Biscuit is a modern classic!

Join us for the Bow Wow Picnic prior to the show! $15 additional charge for both children and adult tickets. Limited seating.

VELVET VOCALS SERIES

The regal-voiced Dianne Reeves, a five-time Grammy Award-winner who is heir to the soaring jazz tradition of Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, sings with her intimate trio. Reeves, whose “intimate sense of a song has long made her one of the most compelling vocalists in jazz” (Seattle Times), sings a rich program encompassing bossa nova classics, jazz solos, and sumptuously beautiful ballads. Join us for this incomparable concert experience in our intimate, acoustically-superior Valentine Theatre!

March 2017

CHILDREN'S SERIES

Will some good advice from the wise old Octopus persuade the Rainbow Fish to share her gifts with those around her? Enjoy, as this bestselling book is turned into a delightful and touching musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others.

Toledo Jazz Orchestra:
“Drums & Drummers”
 |  Saturday, March 11

April 2017

BROADWAY SERIES

THREE BROADWAY CHRISTINES IN CONCERT

Meet the ladies, a trio of Broadway’s “Christines” from The Phantom Of The Opera sing everything from Broadway classics to The Beatles as solo artists and in distinctively intricate three-part harmony. These beautiful women provide an evening of surprises and flirtatious fun with exquisite musicianship, humor and class. Think The Three Tenors; but cooler, funnier and they look better in cocktail dresses!

VALENTINE STUDIO A THEATRE

A a one-man show written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, and starring Toledo’s own Paul Causman, is a modern interpretation of The Iliad, attributed to the Greek poet Homer.

Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla need a boy to help with the chores around their farm on Prince Edward Island. They are not expecting Anne Shirley, a vivacious orphan with a wild imagination and a breathless fascination with finding a place she can call home. ArtsPower’s heart-warming musical, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved novels, follows Anne on her unlikely journey to find the family she’s always wanted.

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In a concert-style show that he has been presenting for the last five years, Hanna introduces a variety of animals on stage along with video clips from his many wildlife adventures around the world, hoping to entertain and inform in the laid-back style that has made him the Director Emeritus to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, one of the country’s most recognizable animal authorities. “It’s like going on safari with me and getting a chance to see the animals on stage as well,” Hanna said. “I love doing these shows because when I do my TV shows all you really see is cameras in front of you, but here is a chance to really meet people and talk to them and find out what they want to know.”

This fun-filled ballet is a story of a magician who accidentally mixes up his magic spells with a recipe for pancakes one morning! As a result, all the pancakes come to life and escape throughout the city. His whole family then set about the hilarious task of chasing down the pancakes and bringing them home.

VELVET VOCALS SERIES

Maureen McGovern, celebrated as “The Stradivarius Voice,” marks the 43rd anniversary of the release of her #1 Oscar-winning International Gold Record, “The Morning After” from The Poseidon Adventure, which garnered her a Grammy Nomination in 1973 for “Best New Artist.” Maureen received her second Grammy Nomination in 1998 for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal” for her solo piano/voice album, The Pleasure of His Company. Other hits include, “Can You Read My Mind” from Superman, the Oscar-winning “We May Never Love Like This Again” from The Towering Inferno and “Different Worlds” from the TV series Angie.

Toledo Jazz Orchestra:
“60 Years of West Side Story”
 |  Friday, April 22

CHILDREN'S SERIES

This musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions. First, it’s the boy’s soccer ball. Then, his bike. But, when the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse the monster and make the difficult decision to face his own fears? Children and adults alike will be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of will power.

May 2017

VALENTINE STUDIO A THEATRE

The world’s longest-running musical, written by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, The Fantasticks has entranced generations of audiences the world over during its over 50-year run in Manhattan.

VALENTINE STUDIO A THEATRE

The world’s longest-running musical, written by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, The Fantasticks has entranced generations of audiences the world over during its over 50-year run in Manhattan.

 

2016

 

Mary Poppins

Saturday, September 10

7:30 p.m.

Young Frankenstein

Saturday, October 29

7:30 p.m.

Hocus Pocus

Friday, November 18

7:30 p.m.

It's A Wonderful Life

Friday, December 16

7:30 p.m.

 

2017

 

Gone With The Wind

Friday, January 6

7:30 p.m.

Hook

Friday, January 13

7:30 p.m.

To Catch a Thief

Friday, February 17

7:30 p.m.

Groundhog Day

Friday, February 24

7:30 p.m.

A League of Their Own

Friday, March 3

7:30 p.m.

The Quiet Man

Friday, March 10

7:30 p.m.


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Resident Arts Organization's Presentations

Toledo Opera Association:
The Barber of Seville
 |  Friday, October 7
Sunday, October 9

Toledo Symphony Orchestra:
Holloween Spooktacular
 |  Sunday, October 30

Ballet Theatre of Toledo:
The Nutcracker
 |  Friday, November 25
Saturday, November 26
Sunday, November 27

Toledo Repertoire Theatre:
A Christmas Carol
 |  Friday, December 2
Saturday, December 3
Sunday, December 4

Toledo Symphony Orchestra:
Score: The Sounds of Sports
 |  Sunday, January 22

Actors Collaborative Toledo: In Studio A
”In a Forest , Dark and Deep” Staged Reading
 |  Friday, February 3

Toledo Opera Association:
The Marriage of Figaro
 |  Friday, February 10
Sunday, February 12

Toledo Opera Association:
Vanessa
 |  Friday, March 31
Sunday, April 2

Toledo Ballet Association:
Spring ballet
 |  Saturday, April 29
Sunday, April 30

Daryl Jervis Dance:
Spring Recital
 |  Saturday, May 20
Sunday, May 21

Courtney’s Dance Concepts:
Spring Recital
 |  Friday, May 26

Masterworks Chorale:
COLLAGE
 |  Saturday, June 3

Dance Centre of NW Ohio:
Spring Dance Recital
 |  Saturday, June 17
Sunday, June 18

School Presentations

UT Marching Band:
Sounds of the Stadium
 |  Saturday, November 19

Central Catholic H.S.:
Sounds of Christmas
 |  Sunday, December 11

St. Ursula Academy:
Musical
 |  Friday, January 27
Saturday, January 28
Sunday, January 29

Toledo School for the Arts:
Alternative Wilde
 |  Wednesday, February 22

Toledo School for the Arts:
Limitless
 |  Thursday, March 9

St. John’s Jesuit H.S.:
Spring Musical
 |  Friday, March 17
Saturday, March 18
Sunday, March 19

Toledo School for the Arts:
Xhibit
 |  Wednesday, March 22

Central Catholic H.S.:
Spring Musical
 |  Friday, May 5
Saturday, May 6
Sunday, May 7

Toledo School for the Arts:
KALEIDOSCOPE
 |  Friday, May 12
Saturday, May 13