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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 3 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.
“The Overcoat” Listening Party 4:30 pm
“The Overcoat” Listening Party @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
May 3 @ 4:30 pm
The Departments of Communication and Media Studies and Theatre Arts of Ohio Northern University will host a listening party for the premiere of ONU’s first radio production, The Overcoat. ​ The listening party will occur on Thursday, May 3 ​at 4:30 p.m. at the Freed Center. The airing will be followed by a question and answer session with members of the cast and production staff. Admission is free and open to the public. The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol, dramatized for radio by Jim Poyser. The play is set in 19th century Russia. Akaky is a clerk in a government office copying documents day in and day out. Walking to work, he wears a ragged overcoat and those around him urge him to get a better coat. By saving, working overtime and pawning some of his possessions, Akaky is finally able to buy a very fine looking overcoat.​ ​While far from home and on foot, Akaky is robbed of his coat. He manages to stumble to the home of his supervisor and asks for help but is turned away. He then walks through the freezing temperatures to his home and dies from the cold. Akaky returns as a ghost and visits his superior. Despite the sad ending, there is humor in the play. The Overcoat was produced in collaboration with Malcolm Raeburn Read (Director) from the University of Salford, the Department of Communication and Media Studies and the Department of Theatre Arts. For more information, please call the Freed Center box office at 419-772-1900.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 4 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.
Spring ArtWalk 5:00 pm
Spring ArtWalk @ Downtown Findlay
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown Findlay will open its doors to showcase the businesses, restaurants, artists, performers, and musicians from throughout the community for the Spring ArtWalk from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4. The semi-annual event hosted by the Arts Partnership is free to the public. It celebrates commerce and culture, allowing local artists, downtown businesses and restaurants to form a connection that draws spectators downtown to see what Findlay has to offer. Guests may also take advantage of special offers, sales and demonstrations that many businesses and restaurants offer for the event. This ArtWalk includes the final public display of works by Marianna Hofer, a local artist who died unexpectedly last year. Pieces will be for sale with proceeds going to the Marianna Hofer Arts Endowment Fund. St. Andrews United Methodist Church will also have art from the congregation on display. New locations participating in ArtWalk include: Painter’s Pottery, the Swan House Tea Room, Journey Salon & Day Spa, and Downtown Yoga. The evening will open with the Findlay Art League’s May show, a juried showcase of Art League member works that will remain open throughout the month. Other area galleries open for the evening include Awakening Minds Art, Jones Building Artist Studios, Gaslight Gallery Art Studio and Kan Du Studio. To view or print the official event brochure, including a list of the participating businesses and artists performing or being showcased, visit artspartnership.com/event/artwalk. Copies of the brochure will be available for pickup at participating event locations. For more information, visit www.artspartnership.com or call 419-422-4624. The Arts Partnership is located at 618 S. Main St., with office hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. ArtWalk is sponsored by First Federal Bank, GSW Manufacturing, Whirlpool Corp., Eyes on Main, One Energy, The Courier, WFIN, WKXA, 106.3 The Fox, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Ohio Arts Council. The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County is a nonprofit organization serving Findlay and Hancock County with the mission of enriching youth through arts education and advocacy.
Runway: Posh Repurpose for Parks 6:00 pm
Runway: Posh Repurpose for Parks @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Runway: Posh Repurpose for Parks is a unique event to build environmental awareness while raising funds for the Hancock Parks Foundation. This event showcases amazing fashions made from plastic bags, bottles, cans, etc.—materials that would otherwise be headed to the landfill. The designs were submitted to our contest for a chance to win a grand prize of $500 cash. Join the Hancock Park District, Huntington Bank, Walmart and the Hancock County Solid Waste District at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts for a fun-filled evening emceed by WFIN’s Chris Oaks. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres by The Baker’s Cafe and a coffee bar by We.Serve.Coffee, music, raffles, and a creative fashion show with audience participation! Raffle items include: Kayak and canoe donated by Dr. Robert McEvoy Lowe’s Garden Treasures Fire Pit Purse signed by Mary Wilson of The Supremes Scarf signed by Martha Reeves of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Original glazed vase by Brandon Knott Dietsch’s Tower Shirley’s Popcorn gift card King’s Island day passes Miller Ferry adult round-trip tickets My Own Backyard Gift Basket Mud Hens tickets Findlay YMCA Youth Pass Legacy Lawn & Pet bird feeder …and much more!
[title of show] 7:30 pm
[title of show] @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University will present the musical comedy “[title of show],” an original musical about writing an original musical. Featuring music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell, the small-cast show addresses themes of creative collaboration, self-doubt and the journey of following one’s dreams. Admission: . Time: 7:30 p.m. May 4 and 5. Location: Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University. Information: Call the box office at 419-358-3239 or visit http://tickets.bluffton.edu.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 5 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.
AMVETS Monte Carlo Night 5:00 pm
AMVETS Monte Carlo Night @ AMVETS Post 21
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
AMVETS Post 21 will present a Monte Carlo night to benefit Flag City Honor Flight from 5-10 p.m. May 5. The post is located at 423 W. Trenton Ave.
Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association Murder Mystery Dinner 6:00 pm
Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association Murder Mystery Dinner @ American Legion Hall
May 5 @ 6:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association will host a murder mystery dinner at 6 p.m. May 5 at the American Legion Hall, 711 S. Shore Drive, Lima. Tickets are $25 each and include an Italian meal buffet, dessert, beverage and the evening’s entertainment. The name of the murder mystery is “Bobby and Bonnie Got Married.” Tickets can be purchased by calling Tracy Oberst at 567-208-1582 or at HCF Management, 1100 Shawnee Road, Lima. Proceeds go to West Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Walk to Remember.
[title of show] 7:30 pm
[title of show] @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
May 5 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University will present the musical comedy “[title of show],” an original musical about writing an original musical. Featuring music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell, the small-cast show addresses themes of creative collaboration, self-doubt and the journey of following one’s dreams. Admission: . Time: 7:30 p.m. May 4 and 5. Location: Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University. Information: Call the box office at 419-358-3239 or visit http://tickets.bluffton.edu.
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Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 6 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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Youtheatre Club 4:00 pm
Youtheatre Club @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
May 8 @ 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.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 10 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.
The Marvelous Wonderettes 7:00 pm
The Marvelous Wonderettes @ Star Theatre
May 10 @ 7:00 pm
The Star Players’ spring musical will feature more than 30 1950s and ’60s pop staples. The smash off-Broadway hit comedy was written by Roger Bean and follows class clown Betty Jean, diva Cindy Lou, overachiever Missy and ditzy Suzy through their 1958 prom and 1968 class reunion at Springfield High School.
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Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 11 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.
The Marvelous Wonderettes 7:00 pm
The Marvelous Wonderettes @ Star Theatre
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
The Star Players’ spring musical will feature more than 30 1950s and ’60s pop staples. The smash off-Broadway hit comedy was written by Roger Bean and follows class clown Betty Jean, diva Cindy Lou, overachiever Missy and ditzy Suzy through their 1958 prom and 1968 class reunion at Springfield High School.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 12 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.
The Marvelous Wonderettes 7:00 pm
The Marvelous Wonderettes @ Star Theatre
May 12 @ 7:00 pm
The Star Players’ spring musical will feature more than 30 1950s and ’60s pop staples. The smash off-Broadway hit comedy was written by Roger Bean and follows class clown Betty Jean, diva Cindy Lou, overachiever Missy and ditzy Suzy through their 1958 prom and 1968 class reunion at Springfield High School.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
May 13 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.
The Marvelous Wonderettes 2:00 pm
The Marvelous Wonderettes @ Star Theatre
May 13 @ 2:00 pm
The Star Players’ spring musical will feature more than 30 1950s and ’60s pop staples. The smash off-Broadway hit comedy was written by Roger Bean and follows class clown Betty Jean, diva Cindy Lou, overachiever Missy and ditzy Suzy through their 1958 prom and 1968 class reunion at Springfield High School.
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“Curtains Up” 1:30 pm
“Curtains Up” @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
May 19 @ 1:30 pm
Becky’s School of Dance, home of the Findlay Academy of Ballet, will perform “Curtains Up,” a dance extravaganza with the theme of “Once Upon a Time.” About 300 dancers will perform, ranging from age 3 to adult.
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