The Valentine Theatre

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September 2015

Party with us! Beer Garden • Wine • Full Bar • Food • Fun!
The Valentine Theatre Outdoor Plaza • FREE ADMISSION!

Celebrate Toledo’s performing arts scene and bid farewell to summer. See you on the plaza! Our third annual Season of the Arts Plaza pARTy will open the theatre’s presenting season on the Valentine’s Key Bank outdoor stage on Thursday, September 17 in conjunction with The Arts Commission’s Third Thursday Art Loop! Performances by all of The Valentine’s resident performing arts organizations including The Toledo Opera, Toledo Ballet, Toledo Rep, Toledo Jazz Orchestra, Toledo School for the Arts, Masterworks Chorale, Ballet Theatre of Toledo and the Toledo Symphony will play the outdoor Plaza and throughout the historic 120-year-old theatre from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. 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 Local Performing Arts Fund administered by the Toledo Community Foundation.

October 2015

Toledo Opera Association:
Madama Butterfly
 |  Friday, October 2
Sunday, October 4

SPECIAL ATTRACTION

Girls Night is a touching and hilarious "tell-it-like-it-is" look at the lives of a group of female friends, promising to have audiences laughing, crying and dancing in the aisles! Follow five friends as they re-live their past, celebrate their present and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out. Girls Night is bursting with energy and is packed with hits like "Lady Marmalade," "It's Raining Men," "Man, I Feel Like a Woman," "I Will Survive," "We Are Family" and many more. It's not nearly as naughty as last season's 50 Shades: Musical The Parody, but it's just as much fun! Some mature content.

BROADWAY SERIES

Opening the season, a living, breathing, American masterpiece! It is, quite simply, one of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the history of theatre. Fifty years ago, a young actor took the stage in a tiny off-Broadway theatre and introduced the world to a man they would never forget. The actor was Hal Holbrook and the man was Mark Twain. Mark Twain Tonight, starring Hal Holbrook, will be presented for one performance only. Don't miss this final tour of a theatrical institution!

COMEDY SERIES

In time for another election year, it's The Capitol Steps' new show, Mock The Vote! It's the most wonderful time of the year when Presidential candidates emerge from their political slumbers and proclaim themselves fit to rule this nation. The singing political comedians, The Capitol Steps, will take on Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and all the other “76 Unknowns” who have thrown their hat (and your money) into the ring. It’s time to “Mock the Vote” in 2015! So relax and celebrate your country by helping the Capitol Steps make fun of it. It’s not like there isn’t a lot of material to work with!

Toledo Repertoire Theatre: (In Studio A)
Edgy Rep Reading: The Mourners' Bench
 |  Friday, October 16
Saturday, October 17

GALA

Tickets at $100 or $75 include dinner, the concert, dancing and dessert. Dinner at 6 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., this annual concert benefits our not-for-profit historical theatre’s ongoing maintenance. Tax-deductible!

Slated for the theatre’s 17th season fundraiser is the wildly popular and adult oriented Burlesque to Broadway starring Quinn Lemley! This event presents a five-alarm fire that sizzles, starring Quinn Lemley, her back-up divas and a live, hot big band. Prepare yourself to be mesmerized with one explosive hit song after another! the ultimate adult homage to our theatre’s burlesque and vaudeville history! Celebrating women and all who love their power, glamour, beauty and intelligence, Burlesque to Broadway brings it all together with diverse songs from Irving Berlin to Leslie Gore. Get out your sequins, feathers and fans and come toast The Valentine Theatre’s 120th anniversary! Mature content.

Toledo Symphony Orchestra:
Halloween Spooktacular
 |  Sunday, October 25

November 2015

DANCE SERIES

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters, Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in the country. With new Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II will continue to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company.

VALENTINE 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.

CHILDREN'S SERIES

Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the classic tale of Ichabod Crane and the headless horseman, sure to thrill young audiences and adults alike! It’s a spooky tale of an awkward school master’s wild night on the run from a mysterious figure. The Owns Community College Fine and Performing Arts Department will premier this new adaptation, featuring original compositions and a highly physical stele of performance. (Performance is one hour in length.)

BROADWAY SERIES

Mel Brooks’ Tony-winning musical comedy The Producers is appearing on The Valentine stage for the very first time! The Producers tells a story of Max Bialystock, a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, and his mild-mannered accountant, Leo Bloom, as they scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thus conning their backers out of millions of dollars. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly becomes a smash hit. At the core of this insanely funny, adult themed adventure, is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

VALENTINE 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.

NOSTALGIA SERIES

Rejoice in a USO Tour homage with All Hands On Deck! ALL SINGING! ALL DANCING! ALL BIG BAND! Based on Bob Hope’s 1942 USO tour to the troops in the field, All Hands On Deck! features the songs, dances and laughs that America has loved since the ‘40s. Songs include: “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fe,” “I’m in the Mood for Love,” “Pennsylvania Polka, I’ll Never Smile Again,” “Any Bonds Today?,” “Don’t Fence Me In,” “America The Beautiful,” “Deep In the Heart of Texas,” “Thanks for the Memory” and a powerful Military Medley.

UT Marching Band:
Fall Concert
 |  Saturday, November 21

Ballet Theatre of Toledo:
The Nutcracker
 |  Friday, November 27
Saturday, November 28
Sunday, November 29

December 2015

Toledo Repertoire Theatre:
A Christmas Carol
 |  Friday, December 4
Saturday, December 5
Sunday, December 6

KB Productions, Inc:
Paula Poundstone
 |  Friday, December 11

Central Catholic H.S.:
Sounds of Christmas
 |  Sunday, December 13

Toledo Jazz Orchestra:
Christmas Concert: Kenton, Goodwin & More
 |  Saturday, December 19

January 2016

DANCE SERIES

Classical Ballet fans both young and old will delight in the most famous of all classic ballets Swan Lake! Performed in full 4 Acts by the Moscow Festival Ballet, with music by Tchaikovsky. Founded in 1989 by legendary Bolshoi Ballet dancer Sergei Radchenko, the Moscow Festival Ballet brings together the highest elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies.

NOSTALGIA SERIES

Visit Vegas and the tuneful camaraderie of The Rat Pack is Back, an adult evening of the inappropriate antics and unmatched talents of The Rat Pack! Watch the members of The Rat Pack Is Back bring to life the era of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Deen Martin and Joey Bishop under the glittering lights of The Valentine Theatre stage for one night only! Enjoy classics like “Fly Me To The Moon,” “New York, New York,” “That’s Amore” and many more like only Frank, Sammy and Dean can perform them. Whether you were a fan of the original crew of cool back in the ‘60s and want to relive those days, or if you’re experiencing the magic for the very first time, you’ll fall in love with the sounds and sights of The Rat Pack Is Back! Mature content.

CHILDREN'S SERIES

Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown’s 60-year-old classic, Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both feature the endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music that have earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre. This staged adaptation brings a fresh appreciation of the stories and images that have delighted several generations. (Performance is one hour in length.)

Toledo Symphony Orchestra:
Super Why! Returns with WGTE
 |  Sunday, January 24

February 2016

Toledo Opera Association:
Porgy & Bess
 |  Friday, February 12
Sunday, February 14

BROADWAY SERIES

Our third Broadway Series selection is Saturday Night Fever The Musical. The date is 1976 and in Brooklyn, New York, Tony Manero, a young man with a dead-end job and an extraordinary ability to dance, has only one ambition in life - to become the Disco King! This brand new production of Saturday Night Fever, is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees including the classics “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever,” “Jive Talking,” “ You Should Be Dancing” and “How Deep is Your Love?”

CHILDREN'S SERIES

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Mexican Chihuahua of course! A brand new musical based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (Performance is one hour in length.)

Toledo Jazz Orchestra:
Duke Ellington & The Cotton Club
 |  Friday, February 26
Saturday, February 27

March 2016

Ballet Theatre of Toledo:
The Great Pancake Escape
 |  Friday, March 4
Saturday, March 5
Sunday, March 6

Toledo School for the Arts:
Possibilities are Limitless
 |  Thursday, March 10

CHILDREN'S SERIES

Now that Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? Thus Barbara Park’s Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide To School. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about! (Performance is one hour in length.)

Toledo Repertoire Theatre: (In Studio A)
Edgy Rep Reading: Miss Witherspoon
 |  Friday, March 18
Saturday, March 19

St. John's Jesuit H.S.:
Spring Musical
 |  Friday, March 18
Saturday, March 19
Sunday, March 20

April 2016

VALENTINE STUDIO A THEATRE

A madcap stage adaptation of the famed 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film (and John Buchan novel) of the same title, The 39 Steps trails unsuspecting Englishman Richard Hannay as he is inadvertently drawn into an elaborate plot by a dark and beautiful female spy. Hannay is met by an outrageous cast of characters, from suspicious Scotsmen to an evil professor to an innocent female companion (with a temper). A whirlwind adventure, The 39 Steps pays homage to Hitchcock and the classic film mysteries with an unapologetic, tongue-in-cheek flair that has won over audiences on Broadway, London and around the world.

Toledo Opera Association:
Romeo Et Juliette
 |  Friday, April 8
Sunday, April 10

VALENTINE STUDIO A THEATRE

A madcap stage adaptation of the famed 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film (and John Buchan novel) of the same title, The 39 Steps trails unsuspecting Englishman Richard Hannay as he is inadvertently drawn into an elaborate plot by a dark and beautiful female spy. Hannay is met by an outrageous cast of characters, from suspicious Scotsmen to an evil professor to an innocent female companion (with a temper). A whirlwind adventure, The 39 Steps pays homage to Hitchcock and the classic film mysteries with an unapologetic, tongue-in-cheek flair that has won over audiences on Broadway, London and around the world.

BROADWAY SERIES

Be ready to rock out like it’s 1956 all over again! Million Dollar Quartet takes audiences back to December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins together in what became one of the most memorable nights in music. Based around that historical event, the musical recounts how the legends ended up in the same room at Sun Records in Memphis for one of the greatest impromptu rock ’n’ roll jam sessions in history. Showcased hit songs include everything from “Blue Suede Shoes,” and “I Walk the Line” to “Riders in the Sky,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more!

COMEDY SERIES

Chicago’s The Second City returns in a brand new tour titled Hooking Up With The Second City. The Second City is always original, daring, and hilarious. Their alumni list is a veritable “Who’s Who” of comedy including Bill Murray, John & Jim Belushi, Steve Carell, George Wendt, Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Joan Rivers, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Stephen Corbert, Chris Farley, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Jack McBrayer, Jason Sudeikis and so many more.

CHILDREN'S SERIES

Returning by popular demand, Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. (Performance is one hour in length.)

Toledo School for the Arts:
Xhibit
 |  Thursday, April 21

Toledo Ballet:
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Based on L. Frank Baum's Classic Tale
 |  Saturday, April 30
Sunday, May 1

May 2016

Central Catholic H.S.:
Spring Musical
 |  Friday, May 6
Saturday, May 7
Sunday, May 8

Toledo School for the Arts:
Kaleidoscope
 |  Friday, May 13
Saturday, May 14

Toledo Jazz Orchestra:
The Beatles
 |  Saturday, May 21

Courtney's Dance Concepts:
Spring Dance Recital
 |  Friday, May 27

June 2016

Masterworks Chorale:
Collage
 |  Saturday, June 4

Dance Centre of NW Ohio:
Spring Dance Recital
 |  Saturday, June 18
Sunday, June 19

 

2015

 

Back to the Future 2

Saturday, October 10

7:30 p.m.

Young Frankenstein

Friday, October 30

7:30 p.m.

Home Alone 2

Friday, November 20

7:30 p.m.

It's A Wonderful Life

Friday, December 18

7:30 p.m.

 

2016

 

Gone With The Wind

Friday, January 8

7:30 p.m.

Casablanca

Friday, January 15

7:30 p.m.

MASH

Saturday, January 16

7:30 p.m.

Dr. Strangelove

Friday, January 22

7:30 p.m.

Blues Brothers

Saturday, January 23

7:30 p.m.

Romancing the Stone

Friday, January 29

7:30 p.m.

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Saturday, January 30

7:30 p.m.

Spartacus

Friday, February 5

7:30 p.m.

Hello, Dolly!

Saturday, February 6

7:30 p.m.

Streetcar Named Desire

Friday, February 19

7:30 p.m.

American Graffitti

Saturday, February 20

7:30 p.m.

Psycho

Friday, March 11

7:30 p.m.

Some Like It Hot

Saturday, March 12

7:30 p.m.

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