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This Evil Thing 7:00 pm
This Evil Thing @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm
British actor and playwright Michael Mears, along with Maria Santelli and Jake Short, leaders of the Center for Conscience and War, will give two presentations on Tuesday at Bluffton University. At 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall, they will present the forum, “100 Years of Conscientious Objection to War: Conscience, Dissent, Resistance and Civil Liberties from World War I through Today.” At 7 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall, Mears will present “This Evil Thing,” a one-person play that delves into the experiences of conscientious objectors in Great Britain during World War I and explores the courage it took to be a pacifist. The play focuses on two men: Bert Brockelsby, a young schoolteacher and preacher, and Bertrand Russell, philosopher and Nobel laureate. Both events are free.
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The Sound of Music 7:00 pm
The Sound of Music @ Hardin Northern Local School
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hardin Northern School will host “The Sound of Music” character breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and include three hotcakes, three sausage links and a drink, along with a visit and performance by “Sound of Music” cast members. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own camera for pictures. See any cast member or call 419-759-2331, ext. 1510, for tickets. The school will stage the musical from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 6 and 7, and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 8 in the junior high gym.
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The Sound of Music 7:00 pm
The Sound of Music @ Hardin Northern Local School
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hardin Northern School will host “The Sound of Music” character breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and include three hotcakes, three sausage links and a drink, along with a visit and performance by “Sound of Music” cast members. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own camera for pictures. See any cast member or call 419-759-2331, ext. 1510, for tickets. The school will stage the musical from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 6 and 7, and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 8 in the junior high gym.
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The Sound of Music 2:30 pm
The Sound of Music @ Hardin Northern Local School
Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Hardin Northern School will host “The Sound of Music” character breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and include three hotcakes, three sausage links and a drink, along with a visit and performance by “Sound of Music” cast members. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own camera for pictures. See any cast member or call 419-759-2331, ext. 1510, for tickets. The school will stage the musical from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 6 and 7, and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 8 in the junior high gym.
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Youtheatre Club 4:00 pm
Youtheatre Club @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is starting a monthly performing arts club through its Youtheatre program. Students in grades 1-12, regardless of ability or past involvement with Youtheatre, are encouraged to participate in Youtheatre Club, which will meet the second Tuesday of each month beginning Tuesday and ending May 8. Grades 1-5 will meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 and 9-12 will meet from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $45 per year and meetings are held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Contact Craig VanRenterghem at education@artspartnership.com or 419-422-4624, ext. 3, to sign up.
Million Dollar Quartet 7:30 pm
Million Dollar Quartet @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm
Findlay will get a close look at one of popular music’s most legendary jam sessions with the arrival of the “Million Dollar Quartet” at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. Tickets cost $35, $45 and $55. They can be purchased at the Marathon Center box office, 200 W. Main Cross St.; by phone at 419-423-2787; or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical takes audiences to Memphis’ Sun Records where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins recorded together for the first and only time. Around Christmas 1956, Carl Perkins was in a post-“Blue Suede Shoes” funk. He booked a recording session on Dec. 4 with producer Sam Phillips. Along with Jerry Lee Lewis, Perkins and his band recorded a number of songs including one of Perkins’ best-known records, “Matchbox.” Details from the rest of that day are still questioned, but this is what is known: Perkins and Lewis were later joined by Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, and the foursome held an impromptu jam session. A newspaper wrote, “This quartet could sell a million.” Shortly after they were known as “The Million Dollar Quartet.” The session was a reunion for Cash, Perkins, and Presley, who had toured the South together in 1955. Lewis was still a star on the rise, but quickly bonded with Presley over their shared knowledge of spirituals. Cash’s presence is still debated by historians; some say that he was only there for a short time and quickly left. This seemed to be confirmed on some recordings, in which the Man in Black can’t be heard at all. However, in Cash’s autobiography, the country music legend attributes his relative absence on the recordings to the fact that he was singing in a higher register than usual to help blend better with Presley. The recording session retains its historical significance as a landmark event in the age of rock ‘n’ roll, and a milestone for the genre. The show, written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott with music arranged by Chuck Mead, features several rock and country standards, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more. For more information, visit www.milliondollarquartet.net.
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Zonta Club Spring Style Show 6:00 pm
Zonta Club Spring Style Show @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Zonta Club of Findlay will hold its Spring Style Show from 6-9 p.m. April 12 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, benefiting two agencies focused on women’s health and well-being. This year’s show will feature the addition of a live auction. As in years past, light refreshments, a cash bar and shopping with local vendors will be available prior to the show. Lori Morehead of Papillion Boutique will serve as fashion show coordinator, and models will each show off five outfits for the season. General admission tickets are $25; $30 reserved seating; and $30 general admission day-of. Sales will support Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services and the Forensic Nurse Program (S.A.N.E.) of Blanchard Valley Health System, which provides nurse examiners to sexual assault survivors and provides guidance through the judicial system to prosecute their perpetrators. Tickets are on sale at RooBarb Studios and at Papillon Boutique, through any Zonta Club member or by emailing ZontaStyleShow@gmail.com.
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Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner 6:00 pm
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will have a special dinner to commemorate the maiden voyage of the Titanic on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., cocktails are available at 6:30 p.m., and dining starts at 7:15 p.m. This event will feature a 10-course meal re-created exclusively from the Titanic’s extravagant first-class menu and prepared by the Bistro. During the cocktail hour, along with the dinner, music that played on the 1912 voyage will travel through the air to create an ambience of the era. Guests will be given the name of a passenger who was on board the Titanic and will be honoring that person for the evening. After dinner, they will find out whether or not their passenger survived the crossing. Tickets are extremely limited and cost $80 per person, and $150 per couple. Included in the price of a ticket is special sparkling punch, two glasses of wine and the 10-course dinner. Additional period cocktails will be available for purchase, along with nonalcoholic options. Tickets can be purchased only by calling the Jones Mansion at 419-427-6110. Buyers should leave a message, and the call will be date- and time-stamped so that a first-call, first-serve policy can be adhered to. The Jones Mansion asks buyers to refrain from Facebook messages or other forms of communication regarding ticket sales. Proceeds from the event go toward the continued restoration and upkeep of the 1867 Jones Mansion.
Emma! A Pop Musical 7:30 pm
Emma! A Pop Musical @ Bluffton High School
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm
“Emma! A Pop Musical” will be presented by Bluffton High School this weekend. The production is based on the classic novel by Jane Austen, featuring hit songs by girl groups and iconic female singers. The show is directed by Kara Zink and Kevin Gratz. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Reserve seating tickets are available for $8 in the middle school office. General admission tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students at the door.
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Kamikaze Fireflies 10:00 am
Kamikaze Fireflies @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am
The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA) and the Arts Partnership (TAP) co-present the Kamikaze Fireflies at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is the last in the MCPA/TAP Family Series sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Corp. The show is approximately one hour in length. Reserved seating tickets are $12 for children and $15 for adults and can be purchased at the Marathon Center box office, 200 W. Main Cross St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; by phone at 419-423-2787; or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. The Kamikaze Fireflies are a Los Angeles-based two-person vaudeville comedy duo featuring Rob Williams and Casey Martin. Whether spinning gigantic metal cubes, juggling, stilt-walking, performing daring stunts, breathing fire, or breaking into contortionist backbends, their performances incite awe and laughter geared toward family audiences. They were also featured on “America’s Got Talent” in 2014. The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County is a nonprofit organization serving Findlay and Hancock County. Its mission is to enrich youth through arts education and advocacy. The Arts Partnership is funded in part by the Findlay Area Arts Fund and other funds of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, private donations, corporate and small business donations, and the Ohio Arts Council.
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner 6:00 pm
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will have a special dinner to commemorate the maiden voyage of the Titanic on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., cocktails are available at 6:30 p.m., and dining starts at 7:15 p.m. This event will feature a 10-course meal re-created exclusively from the Titanic’s extravagant first-class menu and prepared by the Bistro. During the cocktail hour, along with the dinner, music that played on the 1912 voyage will travel through the air to create an ambience of the era. Guests will be given the name of a passenger who was on board the Titanic and will be honoring that person for the evening. After dinner, they will find out whether or not their passenger survived the crossing. Tickets are extremely limited and cost $80 per person, and $150 per couple. Included in the price of a ticket is special sparkling punch, two glasses of wine and the 10-course dinner. Additional period cocktails will be available for purchase, along with nonalcoholic options. Tickets can be purchased only by calling the Jones Mansion at 419-427-6110. Buyers should leave a message, and the call will be date- and time-stamped so that a first-call, first-serve policy can be adhered to. The Jones Mansion asks buyers to refrain from Facebook messages or other forms of communication regarding ticket sales. Proceeds from the event go toward the continued restoration and upkeep of the 1867 Jones Mansion.
Emma! A Pop Musical 7:30 pm
Emma! A Pop Musical @ Bluffton High School
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm
“Emma! A Pop Musical” will be presented by Bluffton High School this weekend. The production is based on the classic novel by Jane Austen, featuring hit songs by girl groups and iconic female singers. The show is directed by Kara Zink and Kevin Gratz. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Reserve seating tickets are available for $8 in the middle school office. General admission tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students at the door.
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Emma! A Pop Musical 2:00 pm
Emma! A Pop Musical @ Bluffton High School
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm
“Emma! A Pop Musical” will be presented by Bluffton High School this weekend. The production is based on the classic novel by Jane Austen, featuring hit songs by girl groups and iconic female singers. The show is directed by Kara Zink and Kevin Gratz. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Reserve seating tickets are available for $8 in the middle school office. General admission tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students at the door.
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Friends of the Forest-Jackson Public Library Spring Luncheon 12:00 pm
Friends of the Forest-Jackson Public Library Spring Luncheon @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm
The Friends of the Forest-Jackson Public Library will host a spring luncheon fundraiser at noon April 19. Tickets are $15 each and include choice of soup, salad, dessert bar and beverage. There will also be door prizes and a bake sale. The speaker is Judy Green, who will bring the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder to life. RSVP by calling the library at 419-273-2400.
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Christian Clearing House All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
Christian Clearing House All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the DOCK behind St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. The menu includes pancakes, sausage link, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. Tickets are available by calling the CCH office at 419-422-2222 or at the door. All proceeds will benefit the ministries of Christian Clearing House, a nonprofit agency that helps Hancock County residents with emergency needs such as food vouchers, rent payments to prevent eviction, utility payments to prevent shutoff, prescription medications and other emergency needs.
Vanlue Athletic Boosters Comedy Fundtaiser 8:00 pm
Vanlue Athletic Boosters Comedy Fundtaiser @ Vanlue Community Park
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Vanlue Athletic Boosters will host their annual comedy night fundraiser Saturday in the shelter house at Vanlue Community Park. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8. Headlining the show will be Steve Lind, a standup comedian from the Midwest who brings the perspectives of a husband and father of four boys. He has been seen on NBC and has opened for Tim Allen, Kathleen Madigan and Michael Winslow. The featured comedian for the show will be Dan Simon, whose quick-wit, fast-paced style of comedy covers a wide range of topics. The emcee for the evening will be local comedian Eddie Michaels. Tickets are $12 in advance or $17 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Vanlue Athletic Boosters and the student athletes at Vanlue High School. Contact Mike Edie at 419-348-9242 or email vanlue80@yahoo.com for tickets.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 26 all-day
Audiences can expect romance, shipboard shenanigans and Cole Porter classics when “Anything Goes” sails into the Fort Findlay Playhouse, presented with arrangement by Tams Witmark music library. Performances run April 26 to 30, May 3 to 5 and May 10 to 13. All shows begin at 8 p.m., with the exception of a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and go on sale April 16. They can be reserved by phone at 567-525-3636, online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org or in person at the playhouse box office at 300 W. Sandusky St. With an original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (a Wall of Famer at the Marathon Center who was born in Findlay) with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, the story is set in the early 1930s. The SS American has set sail from New York to England with a variety of passengers, including a gangster, Moonface Martin (Wes Taylor); a wealthy debutante and her mother, Hope and Evangeline Harcourt (Aeryn Williams and Betty Hipp); a famous nightclub singer, Reno Sweeney (Julie Lane); and a rich businessman and his stowaway assistant, Elisha Whitney and Billy Crocker (Brad Schlumbohm and Seth Carey). It turns out that Hope is Billy’s long-lost love, but she’s engaged to a prosperous Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (George Rustemyer). The story reaches its conclusion through a series of comedic twists and turns buoyed by Porter’s songs, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the title track. Other cast members include: Donovan Callahan as the Steward; Ashley Carey as Bonnie; Andrew Conway as the Purser; Laurie Dye as Chastity; Juan M. Flores as a Christian Convert; Talyn Foust as the Reporter; Jordan Gottschalk as the Photographer and the Drunk; Caroline Guy as Girl 2; Vashti Larsen as a Christian Convert; Michelle Kleinau as Girl 3; Angela Massara as Purity; Megan Meyer as Charity; Kayla Nagy as Virtue; Pete Reynolds as Bishop Henry T. Dobson; Iman Thambi as Girl 1; and Andrew Willford as the Captain. The show is directed by Samantha Henry with musical direction by Craig VanRenterghem. Choreography is by Mandy Tiech, and the show is produced by Rob Stauffer.
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Spring Tea 5:45 pm
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Spring Tea @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 26 @ 5:45 pm
The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will present their annual spring tea at 5:45 p.m. April 26. This year’s event features Dave Essinger, author of “Running Out.” Tickets are $12, available at the front desk. Proceeds benefit library programs and services.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 27 all-day
Audiences can expect romance, shipboard shenanigans and Cole Porter classics when “Anything Goes” sails into the Fort Findlay Playhouse, presented with arrangement by Tams Witmark music library. Performances run April 26 to 30, May 3 to 5 and May 10 to 13. All shows begin at 8 p.m., with the exception of a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and go on sale April 16. They can be reserved by phone at 567-525-3636, online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org or in person at the playhouse box office at 300 W. Sandusky St. With an original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (a Wall of Famer at the Marathon Center who was born in Findlay) with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, the story is set in the early 1930s. The SS American has set sail from New York to England with a variety of passengers, including a gangster, Moonface Martin (Wes Taylor); a wealthy debutante and her mother, Hope and Evangeline Harcourt (Aeryn Williams and Betty Hipp); a famous nightclub singer, Reno Sweeney (Julie Lane); and a rich businessman and his stowaway assistant, Elisha Whitney and Billy Crocker (Brad Schlumbohm and Seth Carey). It turns out that Hope is Billy’s long-lost love, but she’s engaged to a prosperous Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (George Rustemyer). The story reaches its conclusion through a series of comedic twists and turns buoyed by Porter’s songs, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the title track. Other cast members include: Donovan Callahan as the Steward; Ashley Carey as Bonnie; Andrew Conway as the Purser; Laurie Dye as Chastity; Juan M. Flores as a Christian Convert; Talyn Foust as the Reporter; Jordan Gottschalk as the Photographer and the Drunk; Caroline Guy as Girl 2; Vashti Larsen as a Christian Convert; Michelle Kleinau as Girl 3; Angela Massara as Purity; Megan Meyer as Charity; Kayla Nagy as Virtue; Pete Reynolds as Bishop Henry T. Dobson; Iman Thambi as Girl 1; and Andrew Willford as the Captain. The show is directed by Samantha Henry with musical direction by Craig VanRenterghem. Choreography is by Mandy Tiech, and the show is produced by Rob Stauffer.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 28 all-day
Audiences can expect romance, shipboard shenanigans and Cole Porter classics when “Anything Goes” sails into the Fort Findlay Playhouse, presented with arrangement by Tams Witmark music library. Performances run April 26 to 30, May 3 to 5 and May 10 to 13. All shows begin at 8 p.m., with the exception of a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and go on sale April 16. They can be reserved by phone at 567-525-3636, online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org or in person at the playhouse box office at 300 W. Sandusky St. With an original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (a Wall of Famer at the Marathon Center who was born in Findlay) with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, the story is set in the early 1930s. The SS American has set sail from New York to England with a variety of passengers, including a gangster, Moonface Martin (Wes Taylor); a wealthy debutante and her mother, Hope and Evangeline Harcourt (Aeryn Williams and Betty Hipp); a famous nightclub singer, Reno Sweeney (Julie Lane); and a rich businessman and his stowaway assistant, Elisha Whitney and Billy Crocker (Brad Schlumbohm and Seth Carey). It turns out that Hope is Billy’s long-lost love, but she’s engaged to a prosperous Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (George Rustemyer). The story reaches its conclusion through a series of comedic twists and turns buoyed by Porter’s songs, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the title track. Other cast members include: Donovan Callahan as the Steward; Ashley Carey as Bonnie; Andrew Conway as the Purser; Laurie Dye as Chastity; Juan M. Flores as a Christian Convert; Talyn Foust as the Reporter; Jordan Gottschalk as the Photographer and the Drunk; Caroline Guy as Girl 2; Vashti Larsen as a Christian Convert; Michelle Kleinau as Girl 3; Angela Massara as Purity; Megan Meyer as Charity; Kayla Nagy as Virtue; Pete Reynolds as Bishop Henry T. Dobson; Iman Thambi as Girl 1; and Andrew Willford as the Captain. The show is directed by Samantha Henry with musical direction by Craig VanRenterghem. Choreography is by Mandy Tiech, and the show is produced by Rob Stauffer.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 10:30 am
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes @ Riverside Park
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am
Open Arms will present the 10th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser April 28 at Riverside Park. Men, women and children are welcome for this march to speak out against domestic violence and sexual assault, walking one mile in “her shoes” (high heels). On-site registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with an opening ceremony planned for 11:30. Event organizers are seeking event sponsors, individual walkers, teams of walkers and volunteers. Signup is available online at www.openarmsfindlay.com, and community members also have the option to be a “virtual walker.” Miss Ohio, Sarah Clapper, will join Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik as a guest judge for the day. The event will also feature a free kids’ zone with face painting, arts and crafts and an inflatable bounce house, along with food vendors and massage stations. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the walk. To register or for more information, call Jodi DeVore at 419-420-9261.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 29 all-day
Audiences can expect romance, shipboard shenanigans and Cole Porter classics when “Anything Goes” sails into the Fort Findlay Playhouse, presented with arrangement by Tams Witmark music library. Performances run April 26 to 30, May 3 to 5 and May 10 to 13. All shows begin at 8 p.m., with the exception of a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and go on sale April 16. They can be reserved by phone at 567-525-3636, online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org or in person at the playhouse box office at 300 W. Sandusky St. With an original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (a Wall of Famer at the Marathon Center who was born in Findlay) with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, the story is set in the early 1930s. The SS American has set sail from New York to England with a variety of passengers, including a gangster, Moonface Martin (Wes Taylor); a wealthy debutante and her mother, Hope and Evangeline Harcourt (Aeryn Williams and Betty Hipp); a famous nightclub singer, Reno Sweeney (Julie Lane); and a rich businessman and his stowaway assistant, Elisha Whitney and Billy Crocker (Brad Schlumbohm and Seth Carey). It turns out that Hope is Billy’s long-lost love, but she’s engaged to a prosperous Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (George Rustemyer). The story reaches its conclusion through a series of comedic twists and turns buoyed by Porter’s songs, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the title track. Other cast members include: Donovan Callahan as the Steward; Ashley Carey as Bonnie; Andrew Conway as the Purser; Laurie Dye as Chastity; Juan M. Flores as a Christian Convert; Talyn Foust as the Reporter; Jordan Gottschalk as the Photographer and the Drunk; Caroline Guy as Girl 2; Vashti Larsen as a Christian Convert; Michelle Kleinau as Girl 3; Angela Massara as Purity; Megan Meyer as Charity; Kayla Nagy as Virtue; Pete Reynolds as Bishop Henry T. Dobson; Iman Thambi as Girl 1; and Andrew Willford as the Captain. The show is directed by Samantha Henry with musical direction by Craig VanRenterghem. Choreography is by Mandy Tiech, and the show is produced by Rob Stauffer.
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Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 30 all-day
Audiences can expect romance, shipboard shenanigans and Cole Porter classics when “Anything Goes” sails into the Fort Findlay Playhouse, presented with arrangement by Tams Witmark music library. Performances run April 26 to 30, May 3 to 5 and May 10 to 13. All shows begin at 8 p.m., with the exception of a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and go on sale April 16. They can be reserved by phone at 567-525-3636, online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org or in person at the playhouse box office at 300 W. Sandusky St. With an original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (a Wall of Famer at the Marathon Center who was born in Findlay) with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, the story is set in the early 1930s. The SS American has set sail from New York to England with a variety of passengers, including a gangster, Moonface Martin (Wes Taylor); a wealthy debutante and her mother, Hope and Evangeline Harcourt (Aeryn Williams and Betty Hipp); a famous nightclub singer, Reno Sweeney (Julie Lane); and a rich businessman and his stowaway assistant, Elisha Whitney and Billy Crocker (Brad Schlumbohm and Seth Carey). It turns out that Hope is Billy’s long-lost love, but she’s engaged to a prosperous Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (George Rustemyer). The story reaches its conclusion through a series of comedic twists and turns buoyed by Porter’s songs, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the title track. Other cast members include: Donovan Callahan as the Steward; Ashley Carey as Bonnie; Andrew Conway as the Purser; Laurie Dye as Chastity; Juan M. Flores as a Christian Convert; Talyn Foust as the Reporter; Jordan Gottschalk as the Photographer and the Drunk; Caroline Guy as Girl 2; Vashti Larsen as a Christian Convert; Michelle Kleinau as Girl 3; Angela Massara as Purity; Megan Meyer as Charity; Kayla Nagy as Virtue; Pete Reynolds as Bishop Henry T. Dobson; Iman Thambi as Girl 1; and Andrew Willford as the Captain. The show is directed by Samantha Henry with musical direction by Craig VanRenterghem. Choreography is by Mandy Tiech, and the show is produced by Rob Stauffer.

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