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Theatre and Film Department to spotlight ’50 Years of Wow!’

The University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film will turn 50 this academic year. In honor of its birthday, the department is throwing a bash this weekend.

50 years of wowSeveral events for “50 Years of Wow!” will take place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21.

Some have a cost; most are free. All require advance registration by Wednesday, Sept. 17. Register online at or call 419.530.2452.

Listed by date, the schedule for the weekend:

Friday, Sept. 19

• Bernie’s Bash, 4 to 7 p.m., Center for Performing Arts. Dr. Bernie Coyne, department founder and former chair, will get things started with a welcoming reception/mixer. Pick up tickets for the events you registered for and have some free nosh compliments of Coyne, who will be in attendance. There will be a cash bar.

• Evening Party, 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Toledo Club, 235 14th St. Check out animation created by UT film students while country-rock and rhythm and blues band Mustang Sally performs in the parking lot. In the red room, jazz will be served up by local musicians Candice Coleman, who was a semifinalist on “American Idol,” and Chris Brown. Free UT shuttle to the event, with the last bus leaving the Toledo Club at 10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

• Historical walking tours of the Center for Performing Arts, 10 a.m. to noon. Check out the installation of photos, posters, programs, memorabilia, costumes and more from recent and historical productions.

• Cabaret in the Afternoon, noon to 3 p.m., Center for Performing Arts. Performances and films by current students, past performers, alumni and others. The event will include a free lunch; a cash bar will be available. To sign up to perform, contact Kate Abu-Absi, director of UT’s Arts Living and Learning Community, at

• Cocktail Hour, 6:30 p.m., Toledo Club. There will be a cash bar.

• Dinner, 7:30 p.m., Toledo Club. Cost is $45 per person; payment required in advance.

• After-Dinner Program, 8:30 p.m. Tributes, memories and more will be shared.

Sunday, Sept. 21

• Brunch, 10 a.m. to noon, Toledo Club. Cost is $20 at the door.

• “Pirates of Penzance,” 2:30 p.m., Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th St. Tickets are $15 when you register for this event online.

More information is available on the department’s website at and

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