Ohio Light Opera

Ohio Light Opera, Wooster: Hours, Address, Ohio Light Opera Reviews: 5/5

Ohio Light Opera
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

5.0
102 reviews
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Mary S
6 contributions
The Ohio Light Opera
Aug. 2019 • Friends
Excellent repertory company performing musical theater with full orchestra. Orginally performing light opera such as Gilbert & Sullivan shows, this 41st season included more contemporary shows including "South Pacific" and Sondheim's "Into The Woods." Loved "Girl "Crazy" for its music and dancing, especially the full cast tap finale to Gershwin's I Got Rhythm. A true gem!
Written August 7, 2019
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Tireman9
Akron, OH21 contributions
Wonderful time
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Our second visit ti Ohio Light Opera. Thoroughly enjoyed Pirates of Penzance. The cast is outstanding and very talented.
Written July 20, 2019
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Dave Hasak
Mentor, OH15 contributions
A Gem
Jul. 2019 • Couples
First time to Wooster and the OLO. My wife and I really enjoyed the theater and productions. We saw Pirates of Penzance and Into the Woods. Very high production value on the music, audio, and vocal performances. Choreography was also very good. The sets were simple, yet effective. (Necessary, as the show schedule rotates quickly). We were surprised that the theater seated only about 500 people (my estimate). However, it made for easy parking, seating, and exiting. There isn’t a bad seat in the house, best I could tell.

We will absolutely return next season.
Written July 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mandbc2015
Elyria, OH27 contributions
First time attendee
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We saw three shows - Music in the Air, South Pacific, and Pirates of Penzance - and thought they were all great. The quality of the actors and musicians is outstanding. We were amazed by how many actors have roles in quite a few of the plays this summer. How they memorize their lines and all the choreography is beyond amazing. I appreciated that the words to the songs and some of the dialogue were featured on a screen high above the stage curtain for Music in the Air. That would have been nice for Pirates of Penzance, as there were many fast-moving songs containing important details to the storyline that I couldn't make out all the words to.
Written July 13, 2019
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Tim M
Cleveland, OH103 contributions
High production values make for a good excuse to head out of town
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed our very first OLO experience last evening for the run of Into the Woods — which was great! Reviewing something like the OLO can be a challenge because so much of each season depends on the individual shows on offer. So, instead, let’s focus on the experience the OLO offers.

Pros

- If you need an excuse for a one-tank trip, catch a show at the OLO. That was our plan, and while there we noticed that there are many “regulars” who attend each season, even those who come from several states away.

- Auditioning for the OLO is competitive, and most of the performers are very accomplished musicians and actors, many of whom are pursuing master’s degrees and doctorates from leading institutions. This means you’ll be enjoying top talent on stage.

- The theater is air conditioned and comfortable.

Cons

- Get your tickets in advance — the OLO is a hot ticket in a quaint town. Those year-to-year patrons get their tickets early on.

Good to Know

- Need a snack? There are gourmet baked goods from a local bakery, coffee, water, and even ice cream, in the lobby. Bring cash, though.

- Like many summer rep theaters, some shows have an A cast and a B cast. If you have an interest in seeing a specific performer, check the website or call to make sure you book tickets for the right show.

- If you drive to the show, you park behind the theater. If you are staying nearby, I think it’s easier to walk.
Written July 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

@fredmowrer
Wooster, OH7 contributions
Entertaining
Aug. 2018 • Couples
Very talented group of people well worth the price. Kind of unique the way they use shadows to help tell the story. Make sure you look at play bill early it sells out fast.
Written November 6, 2018
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DavidKeltner
Broadview Heights, OH280 contributions
something never change
Jul. 2018
We saw Candide which was excellent, but the production was soooooooooooooooooo lengthy. I could have dealt with a shorter version, even though this venue is quite comfortable.
Written August 19, 2018
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Judith W
29 contributions
Another two terrific operettas
Aug. 2018 • Couples
We have attended OLO since 2007 or so. We have never seen bad performances but some were more memorable than others. This year we saw 50 million Frenchmen and cloclo. Both were outstanding for voices and acting/dancing. The OLO has a sustained record of great productions. We worry about the future as the audience is quite grey but hope those 40- 50-somethings step up and continue the tradition. The talent pool won’t dry up, we are confident. This is a special attraction. People come from California and NY as well as South and closer. We are opera fans and the OLO got us hooked. We drive from MI for these performances. Highly recommend!
Written August 10, 2018
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MidwestGranma
Wooster, Ohio16 contributions
Wonderful music and dance for summer fun.
Jun. 2018 • Couples
Not only can you enjoy operettas, there are also old Broadway shows included. The
theater is arranged so that all seats are good ones. You can't go wrong no matter which show you select.
Written August 7, 2018
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Maria G
Dunwoody, GA1,194 contributions
Fantastic
Jul. 2018 • Family
The Ohio Light Opera is a hidden gem in the middle of Ohio. We saw 5 shows and were entertained by all 5. We were only sorry that we were not in Wooster for the other two. Our family including 2 students votes after we see the shows. Our #1 this year was Iolanthe, # 2 pajama game, #3 50 million Frenchmen and for fourth place 4 Babe in Arms tied with la perichole.

Our favorite thing at OLO is that the actors come out after each performance. They have a live or headed that is amazing. The space between the rows is large and you can stretch your legs. The concession stand offering is limited to water and ice cream.
Written July 23, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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