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Road Construction

Dear OLO Patron, Beginning on Monday, May 8th, Burbank Road will be closed between Highland Avenue and Winkler Drive for the Burbank Road Reconstruction project.  This closure will last for the duration of the project, which will be until late summer or fall.  The official, posted detour for southbound traffic will be Dix-Cleveland-Highland. The official, posted detour for northbound traffic will be Highland-Cleveland-Milltown. Please see the map below for a more detailed picture of the detour. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the changes please call the City of Wooster (330)263-5200 for more information. From Cleveland: Heading south from Cleveland, continue on Rt. 83 to the Cleveland Road exit. Take Cleveland Road to the Beall Ave./Cleveland Rd. split. You will see a a Burger King and Rite Aid to the left and Speedway to the right. Stay in the RIGHT lane, continuing on Cleveland Road. At the first traffic light, make a LEFT onto Bever St. Freedlander Theatre is located at 329 E. [...]

College of Wooster Celebrates 150 Years

Be sure to scroll down to the year 1979, when The Ohio Light Opera became the resident professional company on campus, one of only a handful of companies in the country still performing the genre. View the full College of Wooster Timeline here.  

WKSU’s Vivian Goodman Visits OLO

It’s a typical, busy summer day for Ohio Light Opera Artistic Director Steven Daigle. “We staged 'Ruddigore' in the morning, (the) afternoon was a production of 'Brigadoon,' and we’re about to move into a dress rehearsal of 'One Touch of Venus.'” Daigle says about 20,000 flock each year to the eight-week festival at the College of Wooster. “A die-hard patron can come in and see all seven of the shows. You can come in and see within a two-day period even a Gershwin, Porter, Lerner and Loewe, and Gilbert and Sullivan title.” Read the full article and hear audio on the WKSU site.

The Weekly Standard: Awake and Sing with The Ohio Light Opera

OCT 12, 2015 | By TED BROMUND Wooster, Ohio No works of the late Victorian age are remembered with more affection than those of Gilbert and Sullivan. Yet it’s not been easy to keep those masters of light opera on the professional stage. Since it closed in 1982, the D’Oyly Carte Company, the legendary troupe that staged Gilbert and Sullivan’s Savoy operas, was revived in 1988, and again in 2013​—​each time to limited success. Today, there is no Mikado, and certainly no Ruddigore, on or off Broadway, or playing in London’s West End. In addition to other challenges, the Victorian bards now face the perils of political correctness: Just a few weeks ago, the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players canceled their planned production of The Mikado after accusations of racism. Yet here in Wooster, Ohio, a small college town an hour south of Cleveland, the Ohio Light Opera (OLO) just completed its 37th summer season, offering not just Ruddigore, but The Yeomen of [...]