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An open letter to the OLO, which I dearly miss

Mike Dewey Life Lines For a dozen years, the Ohio Light Opera was as much a part of my summers as fastpitch softball, pizza picnics in the park or annual treks to the ocean. Billed as “The Resident Theater Company of The College of Wooster," the OLO offered an airy array of confectionery treats. From the box office to the orchestra pit, it was a first-rate operation, and people would travel from not only around the state, but also neighboring ones to be part of the annual tradition. I can certainly see the attraction now; in fact, I began missing it almost as soon as summer 2001 rolled around and I found myself 700 miles from Freedlander Theater, with its sumptuous seating that afforded plenty of leg room for tall guys like me. But I remember being quite nervous in the hours before I was to witness and review my first production; in fact, had it not been for the guidance and reassurance [...]

Important Announcement: 2020 Season Ticket Information

Resident Professional Company of the College of Wooster April 2020 Dear Patrons, In coordination with the College of Wooster and Ohio Light Opera’s Board of Directors, we have been monitoring for several weeks the spread of COVID-19 and, in response, are heeding the recommendations of the State of Ohio, health organizations, and civil authorities.   With heavy hearts, but blooming optimism for the future, Ohio Light Opera (OLO) announces the postponement of its 2020 summer festival season scheduled for June 13–August 8.  Next summer, between June and August of 2021, we plan to present the full 2020 schedule of repertoire and performances. At this time, we are working with our fellow staff members in the College of Wooster business office to create a process for adjusting your orders.  This requires setting up new accounts and procedures within Ohio Light Opera. We will be able to officially adjust orders beginning May 1st, 2020.  Listed below are the three available options to choose from. Convert all or part [...]

An Important Message from OLO

Resident Professional Company of the College of Wooster 31 March 2020 The flowers that bloom in the spring … we welcome the hope that they bring! The Mikado A NOTE TO OUR AUDIENCE AND SUPPORTERS AROUND THE WORLD In coordination with the College of Wooster and Ohio Light Opera’s Board of Directors, we have been monitoring for several weeks the spread of COVID-19 and, in response, are heeding the recommendations of the State of Ohio, health organizations, and civil authorities.  With heavy hearts, but blooming optimism for the future, Ohio Light Opera (OLO) announces the postponement of its 2020 summer festival season scheduled for June 13–August 8.  Next summer, between June and August of 2021, we plan to present the full 2020 schedule of repertoire and performances. For 41 years, on the College of Wooster campus in Wooster, Ohio, OLO has embraced the very best of the lyric theater tradition.  With almost 150 show titles, over 300 fully-staged productions, and more than 750,000 patrons, the [...]

The Daily Record: OLO postpones 2020 season to next summer

WOOSTER — For the first time in four decades, the music of the Ohio Light Opera will not fill the Freedlander Theatre at the College of Wooster. The company on Tuesday announced that it will postpone its 2020 season, which was scheduled to run from June 13 to Aug. 8, until next summer due to the continued coronavirus pandemic. The Ohio Light Opera will present the full 2020 schedule of performances — including “Carousel” by Rodgers & Hammerstein, “Damn Yankees” by Adler & Ross and “Let ’Em Eat Cake” by George & Ira Gershwin — between June and August 2021. >>This story is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. Please support local journalism by subscribing to The Daily Record at https://www.the-daily-record.com/subscribenow. “Please be assured that this postponement will only add anticipated excitement to the 2021 summer festival season,” the company wrote in a statement released Tuesday. “OLO has weathered many storms. We carry with [...]