The Dayton Baristas first monthly Thursday Night Throw-Down was held on July 21 at Ghostlight Coffee on Wayne Ave. There was a large & enthusiastic crowd of baristas representing 7 different shops around the Miami Valley & Cincinnati. The evening included friendly coffee competition, food, fun, and Gladgirl Shelly who's a local DJ that made sure to spin some vinyl. Adam Solomon of Ghostlight Coffee and Shelby Lewis from Boston Stoker made it to the finals of the Latte Art Competition with Solomon coming out on top with his free pour Swan. Judges included Jon Lewis of Deeper Roots … [Read more...] about Battle Of The Baristas
TONIGHT: The Songs of West Side Story & More Muse Machine On Wednesday and Thursday evening Muse Machine, the nationally recognized educational arts group, will kick-off its 30th year with music from one of the most popular musicals of all time: West Side Story. The local organization has gathered together over 200 local students, alumni and guest artists to present TONIGHT: The Songs of West Side Story & More at 8:00 p.m. on the stage at the Victoria Theatre. "The whirlwind, high-energy numbers will thrill you; the soulful melodies will move you; you can't help but feel the … [Read more...] about Muse Machine Celebrates 30th Year with West Side Story Concert
A Midsummer Nights Dream Free Shakespeare! In many communities around the world, a treasured summer activity is outdoor performances and festivals devoted to classic Shakespeare plays (Shakespeare Fellowship List). Two of the most well-known in Ohio are Cincinnati Shakespeare Co. which tours two shows in fourteen different parks and Actor's Theatre which is celebrating it's 30th season presenting shows in Schiller Park in Columbus' German Village. Suddenly in the past few years there is much interest in this terrific tradition right here in the Miami Valley, ranging from a small … [Read more...] about The BARD is on the loose!
Translations: an exploration in birdsong, sound and movement Blue Sky Project When first perusing this press release, I was not really certain into which section of DaytonMostMetro.com to place this article. When I first spoke with fellow onStageDayton contributor Rodney Veal about this, my assumption was that this project he was so excited about would be featured in the "oSD" section. Maybe, however, it belongs in the "Dayton Music" section as the project prominently features a very accomplished violinist, Shaw Pong Lui from Boston, participating through a residency here in the Gem City … [Read more...] about Music. Dance. Hiking Boots?
Disney's THE LION KING The Victoria Theatre Association I have a confession to make: I, Shane Anderson, admittedly know very little about The Lion King. In fact, I know very little about most of the Disney films and musical adaptations. I've certainly seen some, but I have no children of my own, therefore I typically don't choose to spend my entertainment budget on a movie ticket to a film marketed to kids. I get it...I get it... I hear that they are terrific for anybody at any age, but I don't have that added motivation of a really excited 5 year old persuading me to go catch the latest … [Read more...] about Behind the Masks – The Lion King
The Mystery of Edwin Drood Beavercreek Community Theatre Win Tickets! Read on! One hundred forty one years ago today (08 June 1870) Charles Dickens suffered a stroke. The next day: dead. His last novel: unfinished. Flash forward those 141 years (+a couple days): the audiences at Beavercreek Community Theatre will get an opportunity to determine how the plot of Dickens' incomplete The Mystery of Edwin Drood concludes. The novel was adapted into a Tony Award winning musical comedy in the mid-eighties by Rupert Holmes. The playwright put a unique twist on the show, by writing … [Read more...] about Whodunit? The Mystery of Edwin Drood
La Cage aux Folles Dayton Playhouse Win tickets to this delightful show! Read on… La Cage aux Folles, a collaboration between two of the most recognizable voices in musical theatre (Jerry Herman- Hello Dolly, Mame & Harvey Fierstein- his vocal chords), premiered on Broadway in 1983. That production garnered nine Tony Award nominations, winning six of those including Best Score, Best Book and the Best Musical. Since that production, the show has continued to achieve recognition with Tony Award winning revivals in 2004 & 2010 (earning it the distinction as being the only musical to … [Read more...] about The Best of Times
Mauritius The Dayton Theatre Guild A world of mystery. A world of intrigue. The world of Philately? We don't normally equate stamp collecting with conspiracy and danger, but the latest offering by The Dayton Theatre Guild might just make you take a different view of this great American hobby. The Dayton Theatre Guild presents Mauritius by Cincinnati native Theresa Rebeck, the final show of the 2010 – 2011 season. Performances begin Friday, May 13th and run through Sunday, May 29, 2011. It is directed by Saul Caplan and produced by Debra Kent. Publisher Samuel French describe … [Read more...] about Mauritius at The Dayton Theatre Guild
Blackbird Dayton Theatre Guild The Dayton Theatre Guild is set to present Blackbird by Scottish playwright David Harrower as a season extra offering, opening Friday evening. The only opportunity to catch this intense psychological drama will be this weekend, April 22 - 24 at the Caryl D. Philips TheatreScape, 430 Wayne Avenue, in Dayton's historic Oregon Arts District. The bold award-winning play promises to be a thought-provoking, though potentially uncomfortable, evening for theatregoers. The play was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival, where it received its … [Read more...] about Blackbird
Hedwig and The Angry Inch ENCORE THEATER CO. A few months ago, I was approached by our artistic director, David Brush, about directing the upcoming production of Hedwig and The Angry Inch. My initial reaction was to decline, as life was certainly going to be very busy this spring, and I knew NOTHING about the show, but the opportunity to work with some of the most insanely talented people I've ever encountered proved to be too much of attraction. JJ Parkey was the lead in our production of RENT last June, as were The Bengsons (Shaun & Abigail), a mesmerizing musical duo that I can … [Read more...] about Wig In a Box