Valentine Theatre
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September 2014

Our second annual Season of the Arts Plaza pARTy will open the theatre’s presenting season on the Valentine’s Key Bank outdoor stage on Saturday, September 6. Performances by all of The Valentine’s resident performing arts organizations including The Toledo Opera, Toledo Ballet, Toledo Rep, TJO, Toledo School for the Arts, Masterworks Chorale, Ballet Theater of Toledo and the Toledo Symphony will play the outdoor Plaza and throughout the historic 119-year-old theatre from 5 PM to 11 PM. An outdoor beer garden, full bar, food and wine will complement Toledo’s performing artists highlighting their new seasons. Admission is FREE and proceeds benefit our new Local Performing Arts Fund administered by the Toledo Community Foundation.

Performance Schedule
Time Group Location
5:30 - 5:50 Toledo School for the Arts
Members from the cast of the Toledo School for the Arts Fall Musical will perform sections from Crazy for You.
Key Stage
5:55 - 6:10 Toledo Symphony School of Music
The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will be represented by by Skyelar, Vance & Tierra Raiti "The Raita Trio"
Key Stage
5:50 - 6:15 Jennifer Jarret Dance
Jennifer is the Arts Commission's Deputy Director. She will be teaching Merengue to our guests.
Grand Lobby
6:15 - 6:35 Toledo Ballet
Toledo Ballet will be performing selections from La Bayadere, The Dream, and Les Miserables.
Grand Lobby
6:35 - 6:55 Toledo Opera
Flower Duet from Lakme' by Leo Delibes performed by Toledo Opera resident artists: Madeline Harts - soprano & Laura Reaper - mezzo-soprano with accompaniment by Spencer Miller.
Key Stage
6:45 - 7:15 Jennifer Jarret Dance
Jennifer is the Arts Commission's Deputy Director. She will be teaching Argentine tango to our guests.
Grand Lobby
7:00 - 7:30 Key Bank Stage Dedication
with the Valentine Cabaret Players
Key Stage
7:30 - 7:50 Ballet Theatre of Toledo
performing Selections from The Little Mermaid, The Nutcracker and warm up exercises.
Grand Lobby
7:50 - 8:10 The Toledo Repertoire Theatre
performing excerpts from their upcoming Pirates of Penzance.
Key Stage
8:15 - 8:50 Toledo Jazz Quartet
Made up of Ron Kischuk - Trombone, Chuck Shermetaro - Piano, Kevin Eikum - Bass, & Roger Schupp - Drums will play sections from their upcoming Valentine presentations including Basie, Ellington, Kenton and Mancini
Key Stage
8:30 - 8:50 Masterworks Chorale
Masterworks Chorale is a mixed voice ensemble comprised of singers from the Toledo area. It strives to skillfully and professionally perform a diverse variety of choral literature and provide its audiences and members with an enriching and fulfilling musical experience.
Grand Lobby
9:00 Movie: Tom Hanks in That Thing You Do Main Theatre

October 2014

Toledo Opera Association:
TOSCA
 |  Friday, October 10
Sunday, October 12

Toledo Repertoire Theatre: (In Studio A)
Edgy Rep Reading: Detroit
 |  Friday, October 10
Saturday, October 11

This production is an informative, hilarious and heart rending two-man show that depicts the true story of what the Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous were like, what happened between them and how they came to form AA. It appeals to all audiences, whether AA members or not. It has been presented at cities all across the United States.

Pick 3 Series

Toledo favorite – Vicki Lawrence of The Carol Burnett Show fame returns with her 40th Anniversary comedy tour on Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. Vicki Lawrence returns with the role that took her to stardom. The Emmy Award-winning performer gained esteem for her role as Thelma Harper (also known as Mama) from The Carol Burnett Show and her celebrated show Mama’s Family. Instead of revisiting the now legendary skits, Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show will feature brand new pieces that mix comedy, music and Vicki’s views on the real world, celebrating 40 years since Mama’s debut. Being a seasoned vet on stage and television this is the perfect show for audiences looking for laughs and satire. Prepare to laugh your heart out! Tickets start at $43.

Studio A Theatre

This hilarious live stage show combines all the elements of the cult classic horror films Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. (Mature Content.)


Additional Shows:
Saturday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Friday, October 31 at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Friday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Friday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Friday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

What do you get when you bring together a fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, upright slap bass, rhinestone costumes, hilarious comedy and great classic country, bluegrass, rockabilly and gospel music to The Valentine Theatre?... Branson On The Road. It’s the kind of show most people thought was long gone in this day of overproduced music, overused special effects and performers singing to tracks. In the same tradition as the traveling road shows during the glory days of the Grand Ole Opry, the Louisiana Hayride and the first Branson music shows, Branson On The Road keeps you tapping, laughing and smiling. You’ll not only get great music but plenty of hilarious homespun comedy every step of the way.

Visit www.BransonOnTheRoad.com to learn more!

Toledo Symphony Orchestra:
Halloween Spooktacular
 |  Sunday, October 26

November 2014

Annual Benefit Gala

Slated for the theatre’s 16th Season Gala fundraiser is the wildly popular The Midtown Men – the 4 Original Stars of Broadway’s Jersey Boys on Saturday, November 1, 2014. 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. Tickets at $100 & $75 include dinner, the concert, dancing and dessert starting at 6 p.m. This annual concert benefits our not-for-profit historical theatre, contributing to its façade and interior maintenance.

Children's Series

A one-of-a-kind, live, black-light puppet show, Tony Award-winner John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean is a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Tank, Bubbles, and Dorsel are three best friends who just happen to be fish, and they're about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye.

Broadway Series

Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked, Jekyll & Hyde The Musical is the enthralling musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant but obsessive scientist whose alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London. An evocative tale of two men – one a doctor, passionate and romantic – the other, a terrifying madman; and two women – one beautiful and trusting – the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret! Jekyll & Hyde will be presented for one performance only on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Lorie Line is celebrating a big year.  This season marks her 25th anniversary of touring and she is making this year's show special in every way.  Line will showcase the best of the best of her holiday music over her 25-year career.  She will feature her Fab 5 and this year she is bringing a special vocalist to the stage.  Don't miss this special evening of music as Lorie celebrates a milestone year.

Broadway Series

Anything Goes, Cole Porter's first-class musical comedy and one of the greatest musicals in theatre history, is sailing into Toledo on Sunday, November 16 at 7 p.m. This heralded national tour was the winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical – Revival and Choreography!

Ballet Theatre of Toledo:
The Nutcracker
 |  Friday, November 28
Saturday, November 29
Sunday, November 30

December 2014

Toledo Repertoire Theatre:
A Christmas Carol
 |  Friday, December 5
Saturday, December 6
Sunday, December 7

Central Catholic H.S.:
Sounds of Christmas
 |  Sunday, December 14

Toledo Jazz Orchestra:
Stan Kenton Christmas Concert
 |  Sunday, December 21

January 2015

Pick 3 Series

Fans both young and old will delight in Sleeping Beauty – the ballet classic, performed by the Russian National Ballet Theatre, with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky on Thrusday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. This fairytale ballet -- replete with king and queen, fairies both good and evil, a beautiful princess and dream prince, magical stage effects, and courtly splendor -- lends itself perfectly to a beautiful evening of ballet for the entire family to enjoy. Tickets start at $38.

Pick 3 Series

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody has the emphasis on parody! This original parody of Shades of Grey, one of the best selling adult novels ever, packs a wallop of adult content, a hilarious musical score and plenty of wrestling singlets, handcuffs, and helicopters with silly names to entertain adult singles and couples alike. Tickets start at $29.

Toledo Symphony Orchestra:
Family Concert
 |  Sunday, January 11

Studio A Theatre

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna - men, women, children and animals.


Additional Shows:
Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, January 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 25 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m.

Children's Series

Harold and the Purple Crayon, the first of seven delightful picture books by Crockett Johnson, follows the zany adventures of an inventive young boy. Using many creative elements, including life-size puppets, masks, magic and music, Harold will delight and amaze any audience whose collective heart is young and adventurous.

February 2015

Broadway Series

A hilarious, fun-filled evening of madcap antics! In this five-time Tony Award-winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination. This swashbuckling grownup prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight! Peter and the Starcatcher’s Toledo premiere of this well-regarded, all-ages, national tour performance is on Thursday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Toledo Opera Association:
Susannah
 |  Friday, February 13
Sunday, February 15

Children's Series

Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. When he ends up in Mrs. Granger's language arts class, he has his best idea ever. He decides to create his own word: FRINDLE! Before long, Nick's word creates a buzz in his school, his town and then to his suprise, it spreads all around the country, and a power struggle erupts with the strict Mrs. Granger. Based on the multiple award-winning, best-selling novel by Andrew Clements, this quirky tale about creative thought and the power of words will have your young audience inventing their own words, too!

March 2015

Toledo Jazz Orchestra:
Basie & Ellington
 |  Sunday, March 1

Studio A Theatre

Based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The world's most famous sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, takes on the mystery of an ancient family legend about a vicious and supernatural hound's diabolical attacks and murders.


Additional Shows:
Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, March 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m.

Children's Series

All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! With every swing and flip, George takes the audience on a fun-filled adventure through which he learns more about meatballs (and the "secret ingredient" to cooking) than he'd ever imagined!

Broadway Series

Another Toledo Broadway national touring premiere event, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2010 (along with Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestration), Memphis The Musical! In the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, the soul of a new era is dawning as the first incredible sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and gospel are emerging into the mainstream. Falling in love with a beautiful club singer, one young man’s vision to bring her voice and her music out of the clubs and onto the airwaves of America will fly in the face of cultural divides and spark a music revolution that will shake the world.

Toledo School for the Arts:
Possibilities are Limitless
 |  Thursday, March 12

St. John's Jesuit H.S.:
Spring Musical
 |  Friday, March 20
Saturday, March 21
Sunday, March 22

Toledo Repertoire Theatre: (In Studio A)
Edgy Rep Reading: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
 |  Friday, March 20
Saturday, March 21

Toledo Ballet:
Alice in Wonderland
 |  Saturday, March 28
Sunday, March 29

April 2015

Toledo School for the Arts:
Xhibit
 |  Wednesday, April 1

A new addition this season, A Dorothy Mackenzie Price Piano Recital Feature, named for philanthropist and performing arts advocate Dorothy Price. Ryan Behan will perform a piano recital of works by Frederic Chopin and Sergei Rachmaninoff on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Behan is a member of the faculty at Ohio State University, and has won acclaim from audiences around the world. Ryan will also bring along a special guest performer, yet to be announced. General admission tickets $20.

Toledo Jazz Orchestra:
Music of Mancini
 |  Sunday, April 12

Toledo Opera Association:
Lucia Di Lammermoor
 |  Friday, April 24
Sunday, April 26

May 2015

Central Catholic H.S.:
Spring Musical
 |  Friday, May 1
Saturday, May 2
Sunday, May 3

Broadway Series

A show tune song-fest with 4 Girls 4…show tune lovers hit the jackpot with this foursome, each a legendary leading lady. Maureen McGovern, always remembered for “The Morning After” theme from The Poseidon Adventure, is “a musical tour de force” (Los Angeles Times). Donna McKechnie’s “bright and brassy” voice (The New York Times) lit up the stage in A Chorus Line. Andrea McArdle was the youngest Tony Award nominee ever when she charmed audiences in Annie—just the beginning of a fabled career. And Faith Prince breathed new life into Broadway revivals of Guys & Dolls and Bells Are Ringing with “sublime vocal virtuosity” (Newsday). Tickets start at $48.

Children's Series

Laugh and sing along with Alexander's misadventures in this hilarious musical, featuring book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, author of the best-selling, classic book. Discover along with Alexander that sometimes everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Soon to be a Disney family movie release featuring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner!

Toledo School for the Arts:
Kaleidoscope
 |  Friday, May 15
Saturday, May 16

Onstage Studios:
Spring Dance Recital
 |  Friday, May 22

Courtney's Dance Concepts:
Spring Dance Recital
 |  Friday, May 29

June 2015

Masterworks Chorale:
Collage
 |  Saturday, June 6

Dance Centre of NW Ohio:
Spring Dance Recital
 |  Saturday, June 20
Sunday, June 21

Silver Screen Classic & Art House Film Series
Sponsored by: THE BLADE

Classic Film Series 2014  
Young Frankenstein Fri., Oct. 24 7:30 p.m.
Home Alone Fri., Nov. 21 7:30 p.m.
It's A Wonderful Life Fri., Dec. 19 7:30 p.m.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation * Sun., Dec. 28 7:00 p.m.
Happy Feet * Mon., Dec. 29 2:00 p.m.
  2015  
Gone with the Wind Fri., Jan. 9 7:30 p.m.
Notorious Fri., Jan. 16 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Night Fever Fri., Jan. 23 7:30 p.m.
Cape Fear (1962 version) Fri., Jan. 30 7:30 p.m.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ** Sat., Feb. 14 2:00 p.m.
When Harry Met Sally ** Sat., Feb. 14 7:30 p.m.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Fri., Feb. 20 7:30 p.m.
Dr. No Fri., Feb. 27 7:30 p.m.
Caddyshack Fri., Mar. 13 7:30 p.m.
 
Art House Film Series in Studio A 2014 - 2015  
The Rules of the Game - Jean Renoir - French Sun., Nov. 23 2:00 p.m.
The 39 Steps - Alfred Hitchcock - United Kingdom Sun., Dec. 21 2:00 p.m.
Ikiru - Akira Kurasawa - Japanese Sun., Feb. 8 2:00 p.m.
 

Toledo’s New Old Fashioned Night Out : $5 movie screenings

Cold Tall Drafts • Full Bar • Popcorn

Purchase any four films together,and save $1 each!

Titles and dates may change. Call the box office for confirmation. General Admission, reservations suggested.

* - Films in conjunction with Walleye Winter Fest
** - Bring your Valentine to The Valentine Romantic Movie Fair

 
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