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April/May Theater Notes: The Lion King, ABBA and more

Looking to take in some theatrics? Check out the upcoming performances in NW Ohio.

Wednesday, April 19

The Lion King poster
Photo provided via the Stranahan Theater’s website

Disney’s The Lion King

To all a part of “The Circle of Life,” Disney’s “The Lion King” is coming to The Stranahan Theater. The animated Disney film turned Broadway sensation is touring the nation and will be at the Stranahan from Wednesday, April 19 through Sunday, May 7. Showtimes range based on the day, and ticket prices range from $29 to $151. For more information or to purchase tickets for one of the many showtimes, call 419-381-8851 or the Stranahan’s website. stranahantheater.com.

Saturday, April 22

Thank You For The Music: An ABBA Tribute 

ABBA tribute poster
Photo provided via the Croswell Opera House website

For one night, and one night only, ABBA fans can head to the Croswell Opera House in Adrian for a night of fun, excitement and all your favorite songs. Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 pm is “Thank You for the Music: An ABBA Tribute Concert.” Fans will hear songs like “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” and more. Wheelchair-accessible seating is available, as well as assistive headsets and a hearing loop system. Student tickets $15, adult tickets $25. The Croswell Opera House is located at 129 E Maumee St. For more information, visit croswell.org or call 517-264-7469.

Friday, May 5

Yo-Yo Ma smiles
Photo provided via Toledo Symphony website

Yo-Yo Ma and the Toledo Symphony

Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma is coming to Toledo. The Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater  is bringing the19-time Grammy Award winner to its stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm. He will play with the Toledo Symphony while on his current tour that uses music to demonstrate nature’s potential to move the human soul. He wants to “create collaborative works of art” and convene “conversations that seek to strengthen our relationship to our planet and to each other.” For more information or to purchase tickets, visit toledosymphony.com, or call 419-246-8000 to reach the box office.


Saturday, May 6

Streetcar Named Desire
Photo provided via Toledo Repertoire Theater website

A Streetcar Named Desire

The Toledo Repertoire theater presents a classic – Tennessee Williams’ play, “A Streetcar Named Desire.” When former Southern Belle Blanche du Bois loses her home to creditors, she must relocate and cope with life’s harsh realities. This durable drama will be presented at the Toledo Rep and will run from Friday, April 28 through Sunday, May 7 with showtimes varying. Student tickets $9.75, individual tickets $19.75, and seniors 60 and over $17.75. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit toledorep.com, or call 419-243-9277. The Toledo Rep is located at 16 10th Street in Toledo.

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