Feb
20
Tue
Northwest Ohio Poetry Out Loud Regional Semifinal @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 20 @ 4:30 pm

The Arts Partnership will host the Northwest Ohio Poetry Out Loud Regional Semifinal at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Six students from northwest Ohio will be reciting poems in two rounds, and one will be selected to move on to the Ohio Poetry Out Loud Finals in Columbus on March 3. The event is free and open to the public.

Feb
22
Thu
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm

Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people.

Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.

Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm

“Lend Me A Tenor,” the comedy/farce written by Ken Ludwig, comes to the Fort Findlay Playhouse stage Feb. 22-25 and March 1-3.

Sunday shows begin at 5 p.m., with all other performances at 8 p.m.

A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, the screwball comedy’s story is set in 1934. Saunders (James Foust), the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera company, is ready to present Tito Morelli (Patrick Davis), the world’s most famous tenor, as the star of the one-night-only opera, “Otello.”

He arrives with his hot-blooded Italian wife Maria (Kedryn Roether) and a terrible stomachache from eating too much while traveling. With his girlfriend Maggie (Samantha Henry), the opera guild’s president Julia (Jean Daniel) and the opera’s resident diva Diana (Lori Foster) all trying to finagle a private meeting with Morelli, Saunders’ beleaguered assistant Max (Andy Conway) has his hands full.

Through a series of mishaps, including the hotel’s bellhop (Ron Dutton) popping in and out of the room, Morelli is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo.

Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume, ready to perform. Now, two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo.

Tickets go on sale to the public for $12 each on Monday and can be bought online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636, or in person at the box office inside the playhouse from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Unreserved seats will be available at the door on show nights on a cash- or check-only basis.

Feb
23
Fri
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm

Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people.

Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.

Funny Girl @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People”, “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, and “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” this musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. This grand production, has music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, a book by Isobel Lennart and based on an original story by Miss Lennart.

Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

“Lend Me A Tenor,” the comedy/farce written by Ken Ludwig, comes to the Fort Findlay Playhouse stage Feb. 22-25 and March 1-3.

Sunday shows begin at 5 p.m., with all other performances at 8 p.m.

A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, the screwball comedy’s story is set in 1934. Saunders (James Foust), the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera company, is ready to present Tito Morelli (Patrick Davis), the world’s most famous tenor, as the star of the one-night-only opera, “Otello.”

He arrives with his hot-blooded Italian wife Maria (Kedryn Roether) and a terrible stomachache from eating too much while traveling. With his girlfriend Maggie (Samantha Henry), the opera guild’s president Julia (Jean Daniel) and the opera’s resident diva Diana (Lori Foster) all trying to finagle a private meeting with Morelli, Saunders’ beleaguered assistant Max (Andy Conway) has his hands full.

Through a series of mishaps, including the hotel’s bellhop (Ron Dutton) popping in and out of the room, Morelli is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo.

Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume, ready to perform. Now, two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo.

Tickets go on sale to the public for $12 each on Monday and can be bought online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636, or in person at the box office inside the playhouse from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Unreserved seats will be available at the door on show nights on a cash- or check-only basis.

Feb
24
Sat
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Performing Arts Workshop @ Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center will host a performing arts workshop for students in grades 5 through high school from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24.

Cost is $15. Register with Elizabeth Washington at 614-360-8611.

The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm

Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people.

Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.

Funny Girl @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People”, “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, and “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” this musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. This grand production, has music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, a book by Isobel Lennart and based on an original story by Miss Lennart.

AdverCity Showcase @ Fidnlay's South Side
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm

The AdverCity Showcase will return to Findlay for its fifth surprise performance Feb. 24.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the city’s south side. The performers will be unveiled at the start of the event, and ticket holders will be notified of the event’s location 24 hours prior to showtime.

Tickets can be purchased at EventBrite.com by searching the word AdverCity.

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