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For Immediate Release – February 9, 2015
Contact: Matt Lentz: 419-377-7918

Sherlock Holmes Most Terrifying Adventure! The Hound of the Baskervilles Live at The Valentine’s Studio A Theatre!

At Baskerville Hall on the grim moors of Devonshire, a legendary curse has apparently claimed one more victim. Sir Charles Baskerville has been found dead. There are no signs of violence, but his face is hideously distorted with terror. Years earlier, a hound-like beast with blazing eyes and dripping jaws was reported to have torn out the throat of Hugo Baskerville. Has the spectral destroyer struck again?
More important, is Sir Henry Baskerville, younger heir to the estate, now in danger? Enter Sherlock Holmes, summoned to protect Sir Henry from the fate
that has threatened the Baskerville family. As Holmes and Watson begin to investigate, a blood-chilling howl from the fog-shrouded edges of the great Grimpen Mire signals that the legendary hound of the Baskervilles is poised for yet another murderous attack.

The Hound of the Baskervilles is directed for The Valentine by Elizabeth Cottle and is based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hound of the Baskervilles will be staged in Studio A, our 85 seat intimate black box theatre at 410 Adams Street, around the corner from our main entrance.

Join Holmes and Watson for a contemporary telling of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Live on The Valentine’s Studio A stage for nine weekend only performances - March 6-8, 13-15 and 27-29, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are available by calling The Valentine box office at 419/242-2787 or visiting valenitnetheatre.com.


For Immediate Release – February 9, 2015
Contact: Matt Lentz: 419-377-7918

Andrew Clements' Frindle To Play Valentine Family Series/School Days Series February 22-23

Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. Who can forget the time he turned his third-grade classroom into a tropical island, Or the times he fooled his teacher by chirping like a blackbird? But now Nick's in fifth grade, and it looks like his days as a troublemaker are over. Everyone knows that Mrs. Granger, the language arts teacher, has X-ray vision, and nobody gets away with anything in her classroom. To make matters worse, she's also a fanatic about the dictionary, which is hopelessly boring to Nick. But when Nick learns an interesting tidbit about words and where they come from, it inspires his greatest plan yet: to invent a new word. From now on, a pen is no longer a pen -- it's a Frindle. It doesn't take long for Frindle to take root, and soon the excitement spreads well beyond his school and town. His parents and Mrs. Granger would like Nick to put an end to all this nonsense. But Frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. All he can do now is sit back and watch what happens.  This quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words will have your young audience inventing their own words.

Frindle is …about discovering the true nature of words, language, thought, community, and learning. It’s also about great teaching and great teachers, and about the life that surges through corridors and classrooms every school day.”
  - Andrew Clements

Tickets for Frindle, Sunday, February 22 at 2 PM (Family Series) and Monday, February 23 at 10 and 12:15 (School Days Series: school groups and homeschoolers), are available at The Valentine box office, by phone at 419/242-2787 or by visiting valentinetheatre.com. For School Days reservations, teachers call 419/242-2787 ext 20 for Kate Rardin.


For Immediate Release – February 1, 2015
Contact: Matt Lentz: 419-377-7918

Get ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll with Memphis, The Musical at The Valentine!

Inspired by actual events, Memphis, the Musical is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of the musically- rich Tennessee city of Memphis. With an original score, it tells the fictional story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole’ local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that he meets one fateful night on Beale Street. Despite the objections of their loved ones (Huey’s close-minded mama and Felicia’s cautious brother, the club owner), they embark on a dangerous affair. As their careers rise, the relationship is challenged by personal ambition and the pressures of an outside world that is just unable to accept their love. Will their love be able to withstand the trials of separation, greed and fame? This hot and bothered Broadway musical is filled with heart, soul and energy to burn!

Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Memphis played pre-Broadway at the LaJolla Playhouse and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and features a Tony®-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I LoveYou, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony®-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member David Bryan.

Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves - filled with laughter and roof Raising rock 'n' roll, and experience all the exuberance and the emotion... the beauty and the controversy... of a wondrous, defining time in our history. This hot and bothered Broadway musical is filled with heart, soul and energy to burn! Memphis, The Musical will be The Valentine for one performance only on Sunday, March 8 at 7 pm. Tickets are available by calling The Valentine box office at 419/242-2787 or visiting valenitnetheatre.com.


For Immediate Release – December 9, 2014
Contact: Matt Lentz: 419-377-7918

The Comedy Greater Tuna To Play Valentine’s Studio A Weekends Jan.16 Thru Feb. 1

The Valentine Theatre presents Greater Tuna, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard.  Two actors portray all the quirky citizens in the tiny Texas town of Tuna in this hilarious send-up of rural America. Greater Tuna will be presented in The Valentine’s intimate Studio A theatre adjacent to the main theatre on Adams.

 

Set in the fictitious "third-smallest town" in Texas, Greater Tuna features two popular local actors, the venerable Paul Causman and Ryan Zarecki, as the hosts of a local live radio show. During the course of the play, actors don wigs, dresses and various costumes to play more than twenty different characters. Citizens of Tuna call in to the show to debate the important news of the day: the homeless duck population, the Polynesian-themed production of My Fair Lady at the high school, and the recent UFO sightings, among others. Greater Tuna has been the most produced show in the United States and even had command performances at the White House.

 

Tickets for Greater Tuna are general admission and priced at $20. Greater Tuna performs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2. Order tickets by phoning The Valentine box office 419/242-2787 or online at valentinetheatre.com


 
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