The Ohio Light Opera

History & Information

For 43 years, the Ohio Light Opera (OLO) has produced high quality operettas and musical comedy. You can see classic productions by Gilbert and Sullivan or more modern shows like South Pacific and Carousel. 

With 141 show titles currently on their credits, the OLO has a world-class reputation. Their mission is "to preserve, promote and produce the best operettas and musicals ever written, and to do them in respectful and traditional settings." 

In future seasons, the company hopes to honor their existing mission and broaden their audience base with time-honored productions. 

The Ohio Light Opera is supported by the College of Wooster as well as a large list of generous private donors who give to their annual fund.
An opera singer performing.
actors on stage in an opera


Nearly 20,000 patrons attend productions at the Freedlander Theatre each season and the company is made up of over 120 members from around the United States. 

Plan your trip to Wooster to include an evening at the Ohio Light Opera if possible. 

For information about current and upcoming seasons and productions, refer to the online box office. 

The Ohio Light Opera is located at The College of Wooster just a short drive away from the Market Street Inn. Take time to tour the campus and then take your seat in plenty of time for the show. 

For general information, contact them at (330) 263-2345 or by email at 
Calendar of Events
The Ohio Light Opera always gives a spectacular and sterling performance. Have been to see them 3 times and they do not disappoint!
Veronika D - Google
Absolutely fantastic. The theater equivalent of paying for a five-course meal at a Michelin three-star restaurant for fifteen bucks.
Robert S - Google
Ohio Light Opera is amazing! The shows just get better every year - as impossible as that sounds.
Bob E - Google
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!
Mary S - TripAdvisor
Our second visit to Ohio Light Opera. Thoroughly enjoyed Pirates of Penzance. The cast is outstanding and very talented.
Tireman9 - TripAdvisor