The Findlay area is home to a variety of arts you can enjoy during a night out. So secure a sitter, grab your love (or some friends!) and use this guide to plan a parents night out!
The Ritz Theatre
Friday Night Live | 7:30pm | $10/person
Looking for the perfect way to jump start your weekend? The Friday Night Live series features live music and entertainment in a casual intimate setting. Each Friday Night Live performance turns the spotlight on two or more artists of different genres. Some local, some regional and all passionate about their art and showcasing their talents. Enjoy a glass of wine and a relaxing evening in The National Theatre at The Ritz.
October 5, 6, 13, 14
Arsenic and Old Lace
Mortimer Brewster is a newspaperman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch him being married at city hall in the opening scene. Now all that is required is a quick trip home to tell Mortimer’s two maiden aunts. While trying to break the news, he finds out his aunts’ hobby; killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It gets worse.
7:30pm on October 5, 6 and 13 and 2pm on October 14 | $12/adult and $8/student
LIVE WIRE: The Ultimate AC/DC Experience
LIVE WIRE emulates the pure essence, power and electricity of what an AC/DC show is all about and has proven to audiences time and time again that you can’t stop rock ‘n roll. LIVE WIRE performs the best of AC/DC from the early roots of the bands Australian club circuit days, to the superstar worldwide status of their present hits. Complete with a full stage performance, just as if Angus Young and the boys were rocking before your very eyes. There will be no doubt left as to why the Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Experience has become the world’s most recognized AC/DC Tribute Band.
7:30pm | $15, $20, $25 or $30/person
Roots & Boots: Featuring Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye
Three voices that defined ’90s country – touring together on stage with one full band electric. Combined over 40 Top 10 radio smash hits and 25 million albums sold!
7:30pm | $70, $60, $50 or $40/person
November 10, 11, 12
All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Adapted from Robert Fulghum’s best-selling books, this show takes a funny, insightful and heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life. Through monologues, vignettes, narratives and song, the Ritz Teen Thespian Guild will tell the stories about all of us and celebrate our very existence from the whimsy of childhood to the wisdom of old age.
7:30pm on November 10 and 11 and 2pm on November 12 | $10/adult, $5/student
The Ritz Theatre has more great shows so be sure to visit their website at ritztheatre.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Fort Findlay Playhouse
October 18-21 & 26-28
Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell, which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college – a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness and an abundance of thrills and laughter. Deathtrap holds the record for the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway and was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Play. Tickets go on sale October 8.
December 6-9 & 14-16
Arsenic and Old Lace
Arsenic and Old Lace opened on Broadway in 1941. It was an immediate hit and has continued to be one of the most popular American plays for nearly 70 years. The story revolves around the two charming old maid Brewster sisters. Abby and Martha pursue a mission of mercy by helping homeless and lonely men escape a life of sadness by poisoning them and burying the bodies in the cellar. Assisted by Teddy, a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, all goes well until nephew Mortimer discovers one of the bodies. To further complicate matters, an unexpected visit by brother Jonathan, a serial killer, and his intoxicated friend, Dr. Einstein, throws the family into even more turmoil.
Sunday performances begin at 5pm and all other performances begin at 8pm. Visit their website at fortfindlayplayhouse.org for more show information and to purchase tickets.
Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
200 W Main Cross St
419-423-2787 | mcpa.org | “Marathon Center for the Performing Arts” on Facebook
Mary Poppins Jr.
Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical.
7pm on October 19 and 20 and 2pm on October 21 | $13-$16
The Naked Magicians
Seen on London’s West End, in 200+ cities around the world, and by over 50 million on TV–The Naked Magicians is undoubtedly the world’s funniest and naughtiest magic show! The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem. This boisterous, R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes, promising full-frontal illusions. Left without sleeves or pockets, their saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it.”
Good magicians don’t need sleeves and great magicians don’t need pants. This show proves just that!
7:30pm | $25-$55
*Adult Content: 18+ only. Includes coarse language, sexual references and male nudity… get ready to have some fun!