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Spectrum of Findlay Dinner Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Spectrum of Findlay Dinner Fundraiser @ Findlay Moose Lodge
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
An April 1 event will be a murder mystery, a dinner theater — and a chance to raise funds for an organization working to be a resource for the area’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Tickets are now on sale for Spectrum of Findlay’s fundraising dinner. Spectrum is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Barry Ratzlaff, a board officer, said it started as an effort to raise money for a local gay pride picnic. The April 1 event will be an original murder mystery, “Babylon Broadway Murder Mystery” dinner/theater night, with interactive audience participation. It’s written and produced by Jim Toth, and performed by the Northwest Ohio Theatre Fraternal Association. Proceeds go toward the pride picnic. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is at the Findlay Moose Lodge, 1028 W. Main Cross St. The event will include door prizes and a buffet-style prime rib dinner including honey brown-sugar ham, vegetarian ziti, potatoes, green beans, vegetables and cheese, desserts and more. Spectrum is providing most of the food, although the prime rib will be cooked for them. The show is open to attendees age 16 and older. There will be a cash bar for those 21 and older. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at $30, presale only before March 25, by sending money order or check to Spectrum of Findlay, 1910 Candlewick Drive, Findlay, OH 45840.
Menopause: The Musical 7:30 pm
Menopause: The Musical @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
A celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “the change,” “Menopause: The Musical” will bring 90 minutes of comedy and song parodies to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $30-$60. Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing unmistakable similarities among one another, they joke about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. The women go on to form a sisterhood and bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “the silent passage.” The sisterhood is real. Cast member Megan Cavanagh told The Courier it’s like a “love fest,” and she has enjoyed touring with her co-stars since she started doing the musical in 2004. “It’s like going on vacation, and ‘yay, we get to do a show,’” she said. Cavanagh was attracted to the script after she attended one of the shows and watched it capture the audience, she said. “The message is pretty clear: Although we are all going through this life-changing process, our best years are not necessarily behind us, they’re ahead of us. We go into it in solidarity and laughter together. “It’s different for every woman. Everyone sees themselves in the show. They see themselves through one or more of the characters,” Cavanagh said. The guys are invited to join the girls’ night out, too. “Men come in reluctantly but always leave smiling,” Cavanagh said. The characters don’t have names in the traditional sense, instead they are recognized by their personality traits. Cavanagh plays Earth Mother; Donna Huntley plays Professional Woman; Rebecca Fisher plays Soap Star; and Teri Adams plays Iowa Housewife. Cavanagh said she identified strongly with her character as someone who is eco-friendly, meditates and has followed a vegan diet. “It was a perfect fit, quite frankly,” she said. Normally a maternal and loving personality, Earth Mother is struggling to make sense of her recent onset of insomnia and mood swings. “We all help each other deal with this change of life,” Cavanagh said. The production features parodies from classic pop songs of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including “My Husband Sleeps at Night,” a take on “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “Night Fever” becomes “Night Sweatin’,” and “Chain of Fools” turns into “Change of Life,” she said. Written by Jeanie Linders and premiering in Orlando in 2001, the show has played in more than 450 cities across the United States, nearly 300 international cities and a total of 15 countries. The show contains adult content and may not be suitable for children under 13. For more information, visit www.menopausethemusical.com or call the Marathon Center box office at 419-423-2787.
The Long Red Herring 8:00 pm
The Long Red Herring @ Osceola Theatre, Gillmor Student Center, Tiffin University
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
Tiffin University’s Dragon’s Den Players will present “The Long Red Herring,” a comedy thriller by Pat Cook. The show chronicles a professor with an unusual final exam: he sets up a murder in his own home and has his students try to solve it. Soon, the students suspect the murder is real.
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The Long Red Herring 3:00 pm
The Long Red Herring @ Osceola Theatre, Gillmor Student Center, Tiffin University
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm
Tiffin University’s Dragon’s Den Players will present “The Long Red Herring,” a comedy thriller by Pat Cook. The show chronicles a professor with an unusual final exam: he sets up a murder in his own home and has his students try to solve it. Soon, the students suspect the murder is real.
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Laughter is Sacred Space 8:00 pm
Laughter is Sacred Space @ Founders Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm
Bluffton University’s upcoming Spiritual Life Week will feature Ted & Company’s performance of “Laughter is Sacred Space” at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken. Led by veteran actor Ted Swartz, Ted & Company TheaterWorks uses humor and professional storytelling to talk about issues of faith and social justice through live shows and other forms of media.
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Dancing Wheels 7:00 pm
Dancing Wheels @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm
The Arts Partnership presents the Dancing Wheels Company, a physically integrated company of dancers both with and without disabilities. The performance is 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St., as part of the “TAP Package” presented by the Arts Partnership. Reserved seating tickets are $8 for children and $10 for adults. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Marathon Center box office by calling 419-423-2787, visit marathoncenterarts.org, or come in person during office hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the first professional wheelchair dancer in the United States, founded the Dancing Wheels Company in Cleveland in 1980. Born with spina bifida, Verdi-Fletcher wanted to offer others with disabilities full and equal access into the world of dance. Furthering the mission of inclusive arts and recreation opportunities for all, the School of Dancing Wheels opened its doors in 1990. Its state-of-the-art studios were soon regarded as a world-class training center for dancers, choreographers and educators. To date, the Dancing Wheels Company’s mission has touched over 5 million people through performances, school assemblies, residencies and workshops. Millions more have enjoyed the company’s artistry through appearances on CNN, Good Morning America, and the TV special “Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope.” The dance company is also completing a weeklong residency in area schools sponsored by the Arts Partnership.
An Evening of One Acts 7:30 pm
An Evening of One Acts @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
A trip to New York City, a cross-examination in criminal court, a scientific experiment with chimpanzees — “An Evening of One Acts,” staged by University of Findlay Theatre Program students, will transport the audience through an eclectic collection of short scenes. Featured will be five plays, four directors and 10 actors, all in less than two hours. Performances will be held at the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre from Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Admission for the general public will be $6. Tickets can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., by calling 419-423-2787, or visiting marathoncenterarts.org. UF students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Eleven actors, from freshmen to seniors, will include Rachel Coberley, Andrew Peatee, Sarah Bornhorst, Emma Lamore, Michael Knight, Jonda Krontz, Blake Bush, Jacob Myers, Becca Kowalski, A.J. Kittle and India Miller. Students Adrionna Powell Lawerence, Tabitha Kittle and Abigail Bumbledare will direct. The opening act, “Degas, C’est Moi,” written by David Ives, will include all student actors and is directed by Meriah Sage, visiting assistant professor of theater at UF. It’s about a man who wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist, Edgar Degas. He decides the best location to do this is New York City, where he encounters all that makes great art. “The Worker,” written by Walter Wykes and directed by Lawerence, will star Coberley, Peatee and Bornhorst. The “dark” comedic story follows two characters as they are faced with difficult choices that could alter life as they know it. “I Dream Before I Take the Stand,” written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Kittle, will star Lamore and Knight. The play follows a defense lawyer who cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case and, in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park. “Words, Words, Words,” written by David Ives and directed by Sage, will star Krontz, Bush and Myers. In the play, three intelligent chimpanzees named Kafka, Milton and Swift are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” “Subtraction,” written by Kevin McFillen and directed by Bumbledare, will feature A.J. Kittle and Miller. The story follows an elderly man feeding pigeons in a park who encounters a woman from “the office of subtraction,” an office whose task is to balance the universal equation. “Subtraction” explores memory, loss and the power of love.
The Other Mozart 7:30 pm
The Other Mozart @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
“The Other Mozart” is a one-act play created by Sylvia Milo that tells the story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Wolfgang Amadeus. A prodigy in her own right, she performed alongside her brother but her accomplishments have faded to history. The performance includes facts and stories linked to the Mozart family letters.
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An Evening of One Acts 7:30 pm
An Evening of One Acts @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm
A trip to New York City, a cross-examination in criminal court, a scientific experiment with chimpanzees — “An Evening of One Acts,” staged by University of Findlay Theatre Program students, will transport the audience through an eclectic collection of short scenes. Featured will be five plays, four directors and 10 actors, all in less than two hours. Performances will be held at the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre from Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Admission for the general public will be $6. Tickets can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., by calling 419-423-2787, or visiting marathoncenterarts.org. UF students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Eleven actors, from freshmen to seniors, will include Rachel Coberley, Andrew Peatee, Sarah Bornhorst, Emma Lamore, Michael Knight, Jonda Krontz, Blake Bush, Jacob Myers, Becca Kowalski, A.J. Kittle and India Miller. Students Adrionna Powell Lawerence, Tabitha Kittle and Abigail Bumbledare will direct. The opening act, “Degas, C’est Moi,” written by David Ives, will include all student actors and is directed by Meriah Sage, visiting assistant professor of theater at UF. It’s about a man who wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist, Edgar Degas. He decides the best location to do this is New York City, where he encounters all that makes great art. “The Worker,” written by Walter Wykes and directed by Lawerence, will star Coberley, Peatee and Bornhorst. The “dark” comedic story follows two characters as they are faced with difficult choices that could alter life as they know it. “I Dream Before I Take the Stand,” written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Kittle, will star Lamore and Knight. The play follows a defense lawyer who cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case and, in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park. “Words, Words, Words,” written by David Ives and directed by Sage, will star Krontz, Bush and Myers. In the play, three intelligent chimpanzees named Kafka, Milton and Swift are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” “Subtraction,” written by Kevin McFillen and directed by Bumbledare, will feature A.J. Kittle and Miller. The story follows an elderly man feeding pigeons in a park who encounters a woman from “the office of subtraction,” an office whose task is to balance the universal equation. “Subtraction” explores memory, loss and the power of love.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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An Evening of One Acts 7:30 pm
An Evening of One Acts @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
A trip to New York City, a cross-examination in criminal court, a scientific experiment with chimpanzees — “An Evening of One Acts,” staged by University of Findlay Theatre Program students, will transport the audience through an eclectic collection of short scenes. Featured will be five plays, four directors and 10 actors, all in less than two hours. Performances will be held at the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre from Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Admission for the general public will be $6. Tickets can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., by calling 419-423-2787, or visiting marathoncenterarts.org. UF students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Eleven actors, from freshmen to seniors, will include Rachel Coberley, Andrew Peatee, Sarah Bornhorst, Emma Lamore, Michael Knight, Jonda Krontz, Blake Bush, Jacob Myers, Becca Kowalski, A.J. Kittle and India Miller. Students Adrionna Powell Lawerence, Tabitha Kittle and Abigail Bumbledare will direct. The opening act, “Degas, C’est Moi,” written by David Ives, will include all student actors and is directed by Meriah Sage, visiting assistant professor of theater at UF. It’s about a man who wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist, Edgar Degas. He decides the best location to do this is New York City, where he encounters all that makes great art. “The Worker,” written by Walter Wykes and directed by Lawerence, will star Coberley, Peatee and Bornhorst. The “dark” comedic story follows two characters as they are faced with difficult choices that could alter life as they know it. “I Dream Before I Take the Stand,” written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Kittle, will star Lamore and Knight. The play follows a defense lawyer who cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case and, in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park. “Words, Words, Words,” written by David Ives and directed by Sage, will star Krontz, Bush and Myers. In the play, three intelligent chimpanzees named Kafka, Milton and Swift are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” “Subtraction,” written by Kevin McFillen and directed by Bumbledare, will feature A.J. Kittle and Miller. The story follows an elderly man feeding pigeons in a park who encounters a woman from “the office of subtraction,” an office whose task is to balance the universal equation. “Subtraction” explores memory, loss and the power of love.
She Kills Monsters 7:30 pm
She Kills Monsters @ Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts, Reed Hall, Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Ohio State Lima Department of Theatre’s production of “She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans as she tries to deal with the death of her little sister, Tilly. Agnes finds Tilly’s “Dungeons and Dragons” notebook and follows it into the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. The play is a comedic romp that explores and celebrates geek culture and girl power, featuring high-energy swordplay on stage. Recommended for mature audiences only, due to language and goofy stage violence.
Tom Cotter 7:30 pm
Tom Cotter @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Tom Cotter for a night of stand-up comedy Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available by calling the box office at 419-423-2787 or ordering online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $20-$45. Cotter was the first-ever comedian to reach the finals of “America’s Got Talent,” finishing as season seven’s runner-up contestant behind the father/son dog-training act, Olate Dogs. His rapid-fire, high energy style of comedy was a hit with the show’s judges, and he came to the show prepared with a selection of topics including “teens,” “college,” “drinking,” “travel,” “parenting,” “summer,” “politically incorrect” and “health.” He asked judge Howie Mandel to pick a topic, and Mandel picked “college,” leading Cotter to reminisce about “the best 28 semesters of my entire life,” tying jokes together about Columbia University, drug cartels and studying abroad in less than a minute. He has appeared on television shows like “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” “Comedy Central Presents,” “The Today Show,” and his own reality series on the Women’s Entertainment Network, “Two Funny,” where he co-stars with his wife, comedian Kerri Louise. The Marathon Center event contains adult content and may not be suitable for children under 13. For more information, call the box office or visit www.tomcotter.com.
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An Evening of One Acts 2:00 pm
An Evening of One Acts @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm
A trip to New York City, a cross-examination in criminal court, a scientific experiment with chimpanzees — “An Evening of One Acts,” staged by University of Findlay Theatre Program students, will transport the audience through an eclectic collection of short scenes. Featured will be five plays, four directors and 10 actors, all in less than two hours. Performances will be held at the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre from Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Admission for the general public will be $6. Tickets can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., by calling 419-423-2787, or visiting marathoncenterarts.org. UF students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Eleven actors, from freshmen to seniors, will include Rachel Coberley, Andrew Peatee, Sarah Bornhorst, Emma Lamore, Michael Knight, Jonda Krontz, Blake Bush, Jacob Myers, Becca Kowalski, A.J. Kittle and India Miller. Students Adrionna Powell Lawerence, Tabitha Kittle and Abigail Bumbledare will direct. The opening act, “Degas, C’est Moi,” written by David Ives, will include all student actors and is directed by Meriah Sage, visiting assistant professor of theater at UF. It’s about a man who wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist, Edgar Degas. He decides the best location to do this is New York City, where he encounters all that makes great art. “The Worker,” written by Walter Wykes and directed by Lawerence, will star Coberley, Peatee and Bornhorst. The “dark” comedic story follows two characters as they are faced with difficult choices that could alter life as they know it. “I Dream Before I Take the Stand,” written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Kittle, will star Lamore and Knight. The play follows a defense lawyer who cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case and, in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park. “Words, Words, Words,” written by David Ives and directed by Sage, will star Krontz, Bush and Myers. In the play, three intelligent chimpanzees named Kafka, Milton and Swift are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” “Subtraction,” written by Kevin McFillen and directed by Bumbledare, will feature A.J. Kittle and Miller. The story follows an elderly man feeding pigeons in a park who encounters a woman from “the office of subtraction,” an office whose task is to balance the universal equation. “Subtraction” explores memory, loss and the power of love.
She Kills Monsters 2:00 pm
She Kills Monsters @ Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts, Reed Hall, Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm
The Ohio State Lima Department of Theatre’s production of “She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans as she tries to deal with the death of her little sister, Tilly. Agnes finds Tilly’s “Dungeons and Dragons” notebook and follows it into the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. The play is a comedic romp that explores and celebrates geek culture and girl power, featuring high-energy swordplay on stage. Recommended for mature audiences only, due to language and goofy stage violence.
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UNITED Drag Show Benefit 3:39 pm
UNITED Drag Show Benefit @ Alumni Memorial Union
Apr 10 @ 3:39 pm – 4:39 pm
UNITED, the University of Findlay’s Gay-Straight Alliance, will have its annual Drag Show Benefit to raise money for the university’s LGBT Resource Center and TATS: Toledo Area Transgender Support, on Tuesday at the university’s Alumni Memorial Union. The event runs from 7-10 p.m., with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. It is free for UF students with valid university identification; $1 for non-UF students with proper identification; and $5 for community members. Featured performers will include Candi, Wantsome? of Findlay; and Magestik, Jade Sexton, and Jackie O, all of Dayton. It will also feature free PRIDE T-shirts for UF students, student groups performing in drag for prizes, snacks and drinks, and professional photography. For more information, call the campus LGBT Resource Center at 419-434-5428.
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Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Zonta Spring Style Show 6:00 pm
Zonta Spring Style Show @ St. Michae's Auditorium
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zonta Spring Style Show @ St. Michae's Auditorium | Findlay | Ohio | United States
Zonta’s Spring Style Show held at St. Michael’s Auditorium (750 Bright Rd, Findlay) Benefits Hope House, Open Arms, and The Daughter Project Doors open at 6:00PM – bring cash for gift basket raffles and vendors Style Show: 7:00PM – Papillon Boutique Emcees – Beth Wilkins & Keith Hodkinson Wine and light pairings will be served. Tickets are $20 – Contact Lisa Loughman (419)-425-5111 or email: lloughman@woh.rr.com
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Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
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Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
Annie 9:47 pm
Annie
Apr 21 @ 9:47 pm – 10:47 pm
“Annie” will be staged June 23-25 and June 30 through July 2 at the Star Theatre, 121 W. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky. It will be directed by Vicki McClurkin, with Matthew J. Armstrong as music director and Timothy Sherman as choreographer. For more information, contact the Star Players on their Facebook page at The Star Theatre – Home of the Star Players.
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Save 22 Pancake Breakfast and 5K Walk/Run 7:00 am
Save 22 Pancake Breakfast and 5K Walk/Run @ Findlay AMVETS Post 21
Apr 22 @ 7:00 am
A pancake breakfast and 5K walk/run will be held Saturday to bring awareness to veteran suicide. Every day, 22 American veterans take their own lives because of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. “Save 22” is a program the AMVETS Department of Ohio has started to help veterans and local military members who may be in crisis. The program will put them in contact with other veterans who have dealt with the same issues and also provide them with camaraderie they may be missing since leaving the military. “After learning of this tragedy, I felt the need to bring awareness to the community. And, with the support of the entire AMVETS Post 21, we hope to make a difference,” said junior AMVETS president Mayci Aldrich. A pancake breakfast sponsored by the Sons of AMVETS will be served at the post home, 423 W. Trenton Ave., from 7 a.m. to noon. Cost is $6. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the walk/run starting at 9. Cost is $20 per person which includes a T-shirt, drinks and a swag bag. Proceeds from both the breakfast and walk/run will benefit the SAVE 22 program. To register, check the pinned post on the Findlay AMVETS Facebook page and provide a shirt size, or call the AMVETS at 419-422-5190.
Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K 8:00 am
Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K @ Downtown Findlay
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am
The American Heart Association will host the Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K on Saturday in downtown Findlay. The Heart Walk is a key fundraiser for the American Heart Association and supports its mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Nearly 1,000 participants will join millions of people walking in cities across the country as part of that lifesaving mission. This year, participants are eligible to win a one-year membership to the Findlay Family YMCA. The runner/walker who raises the most money online through 5 p.m. Friday will win the membership. The winner will be announced prior to the start of the walk. The walk will begin at State Bank, 201 E. Lincoln St., with registration at 8 a.m. The ceremony begins at 9. Registration for the 5K is $30 per person; there is no fee to walk. Visit www.heart.org/hancockcountywalk for more information.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 11:30 am
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes @ Riverside Park
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am
Open Arms will present the ninth annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event, sponsored by The Union Bank Company, on April 22 at Riverside Park. Hancock County men, women and boys will walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes to raise awareness and educate the community about domestic violence and sexual assault. Open Arms is seeking event sponsors, individual walkers, teams and volunteers. Sign-up is available at www.openarmsfindlay.com. There is also an option to be a virtual walker. Day-of registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with an opening ceremony at 11:30. This is a family-friendly event with a free kids zone featuring face painting, arts and crafts tables, an inflatable bounce house and a visit from Spongebob. Food vendors, massage stations and sponsor areas will be set up throughout Riverside Park. Prizes and awards will be given. For more information or to volunteer, call Jodi DeVore at 419-420-9261.
Hancock Gospel Pavilion Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Hancock Gospel Pavilion Fundraiser @ Vanlue Community Church
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm
A Hancock Gospel Pavilion fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. April 22 at Vanlue Community Church, with music provided by One Voice, Living Water and Jim Boedicker. A goodwill offering will be collected to help fund the gospel pavilion at the Hancock County Fair.
Drag City USA 7:30 pm
Drag City USA @ Legends Steakhouse and Sports Bar banquet hall
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
Ignite the Arts will host “Drag City USA,” a variety show featuring performances by local and regional drag queens who sing, dance and lip sync, on Saturday, April 22. The fundraising event benefits the Focus on Friends organization and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs banquet hall at Legends Steakhouse and Sports Bar, 411 S. Main St., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Performers include Ivy Winters; Candi, Wantsome?; Taj Mahal; and Majestik. Winters, the show’s headliner, is a former circus performer who routinely incorporates fire eating, stilt walking and juggling into her act. A sought-after costume designer, she won the “Miss Congeniality” title in season five of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and resides in rural Michigan when she’s not touring. Candi, Wantsome? is the persona of Ben Hippensteel, the event’s emcee and a Findlay and Fostoria native. Hippensteel began his drag career in 1998 and majored in musical theater at Wright State University, going on to perform with Thelma Houston, John Cameron Mitchell and RuPaul. He uses his performance medium to help others, with emphasis on those in his LGBT community, who are struggling with addiction and self-acceptance. In 2005, he was asked to join the Rubi Girls, an Ohio-based drag troupe which started in the late 1980s. The group has raised over $1 million for LGBT charities. As someone in long-term recovery, Hippensteel introduces himself in character as “the 39-year-old, super sober, Drag Queen Hostess with the Mostess.” He will share stories of his recovery at the event and says his goal is to show it is possible to be in recovery and still have fun. Focus on Friends is a peer-led recovery center that offers support and resources to people impacted by mental health and addiction issues. Hippensteel is a board member for the recovery center and developed the show with Donaldson. His connections with Rubi Girls helped attract Taj Mahal and Majestik’s participation. Standing room general admission tickets are $20. VIP tickets cost $50 and include special seating, swag bags, entry to meet and greet with food and two drink tickets. Only 250 general admission and 50 VIP tickets will be sold. The event is open to those ages 16 and older. All ticketholders who would like alcoholic beverages will have to go downstairs to the main bar. Food can be brought upstairs, but only limited bistro tables will be available for general admission. An elevator will be available for handicapped accessibility. Tickets can be purchased at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St.; Focus on Friends, 509 W. Trenton Ave.; or online at www.ignitethearts.com. Those interested in sponsoring the event can email ignitethearts@gmail.com.
Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
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Boeing Boeing 5:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
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Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
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Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
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