The Valentine Theatre

Upcoming Performances

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Broadway Series  

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

November 1, 2023

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage. With lyrics and music by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane” and “Superstar.”

Come from Away

Come From Away

February 5, 2024

On September 11, 2001, the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash The Official Concert Experience

February 21, 2024

A collaboration with the Estate of Johnny Cash, this multi-media celebration is like nothing you’ve seen before. Using state-of-the-art technology, Johnny Cash’s rich, iconic baritone has been lifted from archival concert footage and recordings, enabling the “Man in Black” to perform his biggest hits, “I Walk the Line” and “Ring of Fire,” with a live band again! In addition to never-before-seen footage and on-screen narration by Cash’s only son, John Carter Cash. Male and female vocalists will split singing duties to perform even more Cash hits, and tunes from The Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins, and June Carter Cash.

Little Women

Little Women

May 13, 2024

Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in bringing the timeless, captivating story to vivid musical life onstage. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March, each determined to love on their own terms. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, leaving audiences filled with a sense of adventure, joy, heartache, and a lifting of the spirit. The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartbreak, hope, and everlasting love–the sounds of a young America finding its voice.


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Neal Diamond

Neal Diamond - I am...He Said

November 17, 2023

Matt Vee, along with Jeff and Tommy Vee, sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, join forces with the Killer Vees to celebrate Diamond’s remarkable career. With songs like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Kentucky Woman,” and “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and his influence has spanned five decades. He also wrote many hits we all know by heart and even created the Monkees’ classic, “I’m a Believer.” We’re believers. After researching a number of Neil Diamond shows, we think this is the best one out there, and we think you will agree.

Michael Cavanaugh

Michael Cavanaugh - A Merry Rockin' Christmas

December 16, 2023

Handpicked by Billy Joel to star in the Broadway musical Movin’ Out for three years with over 1,200 performances, Michael Cavanaugh evokes a style rivaling the Piano Man. In a Merry Rockin’ Christmas, Michael combines modern Christmas songs like “Last Christmas” and “Wonderful Christmastime” with classic holiday hits like “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to create a fun, rockin’ musical show for the yuletide season. Sprinkle in a selection of classic pop and rock songs by Billy Joel, Elton John and more. Even Scrooge will be dancing in the aisles!

Joshua Redman

Joshua Redman

January 13, 2024

Following the success of MoodSwing in 2022, Redman returns with his latest project, Where Are We. An album of songs about specific places in the USA, it is both a celebration and a critique of America, as much as it’s also a project of ballads, standards, romance, social reflection, melodic invention, improvisation and even tribute. Where Are We brings together musicians who perfectly complement Redman’s vision. It marks the first time that Redman has included a vocalist, Gabrielle Cavassa, on a record and national tour, along with Aaron Parks on piano, Joe Sanders on bass, and Brian Blade on drums.

The Barricade Boys

The Barricade Boys West End Party

February 22, 2024

From the heart-wrenching emotion of Les Misérables to the toe-tapping harmonies of the Jersey Boys, London’s castmates from Les Mis will take you on a musical journey like no other. Throw in a mix of the greatest pop, rock, swing, and Motown hits of all time, and the boy’s create the ultimate West End Party musical mashup! So get ready for a night you’ll never forget, filled with jaw-dropping vocals, sensational dance routines, and more fun than you can shake a stick at. Don’t wait — grab your tickets now and get ready for the ultimate West End Party with The Barricade Boys!

Ailey II

Ailey II Modern Dance Company

March 8, 2024

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best early-career dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding and emerging choreographers. Dance Magazine calls Ailey II “second to none,” and The New York Times declares, “There’s nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II, the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.”

Storm Large

Storm Large

April 11, 2024

She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show, Rock Star: Supernova, building a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. She was seen on the 2021 season of America’s Got Talent. Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she is featured on their album, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with k.d. lang, Kirill Gerstein, John Doe, Rufus Wainwright, and George Clinton.

ADULT CONTENT WARNING: Please be advised that this performance contains adult content and explicit language (with humor). Not recommended for children under the age of 18.


Heart to Heart Gala

Paul Shaffer

An Evening with Paul Shaffer

March 2, 2024

Enjoy an evening with Paul Shaffer and members of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra as he shares symphonic renditions of his favorite pop, R&B and jazz tunes. Shaffer, David Letterman’s longtime sidekick and musical director, will take you on a fascinating journey with his stories, reminiscences, and anecdotes. Conducted by J. Ernest Green, Paul welcomes special guest vocalist and Motown legend Thelma Houston (”Don’t Leave Me This Way”) to the stage as part of this exciting show.


Silver Screen Classics Sponsored by The Blade

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

October 13, 2023

After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

December 15 & 17, 2023

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years.



January 12, 2024

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.


Gretchen A. Zyndorf Family Series

The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

November 4, 2023

When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he’s a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus’ missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods. This dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book, The Lightning Thief, features an exciting rock score.

Doktor Kaboom

Doktor Kaboom! And the Wheel of Science!

November 12, 2023

So much science, so little time... Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favorite science demonstrations, so he’s bringing them all! Unfortunately, there are way too many to do them all in one show. The solution: The Wheel of Science! Doktor Kaboom has built a great big spinning wheel and labeled it with everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions to a homemade hovercraft, and more! So, step right up, and let’s spin that wheel!

The Stinky Cheese Man

The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales

February 3, 2024

Based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Poor Jack, he’s got to use his wits to save himself from the terrible Giant, but a host of familiar fairytale characters keep messing up his plans — and then there’s that annoying Stinky Cheese Man! The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales deconstructs the tradition of the fairy tale. Nothing is quite the same as you remember it.

Resident Arts Organizations' Presentations

Friday, October 6, 2023
Sunday, October 8, 2023
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Friday, October 20, 2023
Saturday, October 21, 2023
Sunday, October 29, 2023
A Night Before Christmas at the Museum
Friday, November 10, 2023
Saturday, November 11, 2023
A Christmas Carol
Friday, December 1, 2023
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Sunday, December 3, 2023
Romeo & Juliet
Friday, February 16, 2024
Sunday, February 18, 2024
Tribute to Buddy Rich
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Sleeping Beauty
Friday, April 5, 2024
Saturday, April 6, 2024
Sunday, April 7, 2024
Friday, April 19, 2024
Sunday, April 21, 2024
New World A-Comin
Saturday, April 26, 2024
Spring Recital
Friday, May 17, 2024
Ballet Showcase
Friday, June 7, 2024
Spring Recital
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Sunday, June 23, 2024


School Presentations

Sounds of the Stadium
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 10, 2023
Spring Musical
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Friday, January 26, 2024
Saturday, January 27, 2024
Sunday, January 28, 2024
Chapter 5 Dance
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Spring Musical
Thursday, March 14, 2024
Friday, March 15, 2024
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Sunday, March 17, 2024
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Spring Musical
Friday, May 3, 2024
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Sunday, May 5, 2024
Friday, May 10, 2024
Saturday, May 11, 2024