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Tickets to the Broadway blockbuster, “Wicked” go on sale Dec. 5 for the show’s limited three-week run at the Stranahan Theater March 31 through April 18. “Wicked” has broken house records in every city it has visited since 2005.

Tickets will be available online at; at; by calling 800-745-3000; at the Stranahan box office at 419-381-8851, at all Ticketmaster outlets; or by visiting the Stranahan box office directly.  Ticket prices plus handling are:

Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday evening: Orchestra/Loge – $73; balcony – $63; Gallery – $38.

Friday-Saturday and Saturday/Sunday matinee: Orchestra/Loge – $78; Balcony - $68; Gallery - $43.

Premium Seats for all performances are $128.

For more information on “Wicked” and the rest of the 2009-10 Lincoln Mercury Broadway Series at the Stranahan Theater, visit

On the heels of a successful inaugural concert, the newly formed Oregon Arts

Singer, Matt Welch receives a
kiss from Marge Brown, Oregon Mayor.

Council is looking for supporters of the arts who would like to help further the organization’s mission.

“Our goal is this – to provide wholesome entertainment for residents and visitors to Oregon, and to help out local charities,” said arts council organizer Jim Kwiatkowski.

On Nov. 21, the council hosted singer Matt Walch in the Fassett Middle School auditorium. A portion of ticket sales, plus collected donations of non-perishable food items and toys, are going to Oregon Health and Welfare’s Christmas Basket program, which helps local families during the holiday season.

Kwiatkowski said the idea for an arts council came after he and his wife Suzanne started going to Perrysburg and to the Toledo Museum of Art for outdoor summer concerts.




A contemplative Yoda onscreen
over the orchestra during Star
Wars™: In Concert. (Courtesy
Lucasfilm LTD. © 2009 Lucasfilm
Ltd. & TM where indicated. All
rights reserved.)

Star Wars: In Concert, a unique multi-media event featuring music from all six of John Williams’ epic Star Wars scores, will cruise into the Lucas County Arena in Toledo on Dec. 1.

Narrated live by Anthony Daniels (the actor who portrayed C-3PO in all six films), the production features a full symphony orchestra and choir, accompanied by specially edited footage from the films displayed on a three-story-tall, high-definition LED super-screen.

Live music and film elements are synchronized in order to create a full multi-media, one-of-kind Star Wars experience.

“We’ve taken the key themes from the music and cut together all the images that fit with each theme, so you can really get a sense of how the music played into the images,” said George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars Saga.


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