Last year, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company was awarded the highly-coveted Bessie award for Outstanding Revival, for it's revival of Donald McKayle’s iconic “Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder." The Huffington Post listed it as one of the top 10 dance performances for 2016. Daytonians have the opportunity to see this work, along with two others, as part of DCDC's newest production “Vantage Points: A Read Between the Lines,” March 4 & 5 on Dayton’s historic Victoria Theatre stage. "It is very interesting that a piece choreographed in 1959 — by a master choreographer — is … [Read more...] about Read Between the Lines with DCDC March 4th & 5th
Highly entertaining and a great big bundle of fun, “Elf the Musical,” based on the popular 2003 Will Ferrell film of the same name, absolutely makes the season bright at the Schuster Center as a Project Unlimited Star Attractions courtesy of the Victoria Theatre Association. Breezily directed by Sam Scalamoni and equipped with exuberantly crisp choreography by Connor Gallagher, this family-friendly tale concerns Buddy, an orphan inadvertently taken to the North Pole as a baby having tumbled into Santa’s bag of toys. Now an adult, Buddy has difficulty fitting in among the elves due to … [Read more...] about ‘Elf’ Review – Victoria Theatre Association – Christmas Cheer
It's the start of the downtown event season! This week includes the kickoff for The Square Is Where as well as First Friday and the first in the DP&L Summer in the City signature series. In preparation for the May 7 Downtown Housing Tour, the Downtown Dayton Partnership is pleased to present two more resident profiles. The "typical" downtown resident is anything but -- with ages spanning from young professionals to families to empty nesters, people are turning to downtown living not as a rite of passage but as a lifestyle choice. Residents choose urban living for its density and proximity … [Read more...] about Won’t You Be Our Neighbor? … Again?
Whether you truly "heart" Valentine's Day, shun the celebration, or are simply ambivalent to arrow-slinging amoretti, if you're looking for heartfelt gifts, awesome dinner specials, or great local music, downtown Dayton has you covered. Choose your own adventure in today's post to create the best weekend experience plopped in the middle of a frigid February. Date Night Find out why Amazon.com rated Dayton in its top 20 list of most romantic U.S. cities. If you need gifts and activities for you and your sweetie, here are a few suggestions to squeeze every last drop of romance out of your … [Read more...] about Downtown Businesses Here To Rescue You From Lame Valentine’s Day
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, … [Read more...] about This is Our Time…. To See Footloose
Menopause The Musical is set in a department store where four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! Singing along to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, the cast forms a sisterhood with the entire audience. Whether naturally occurring or thrust into as a result of cancer treatment, Menopause The Musical helps women embrace and celebrate that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.” “GFour Productions is happy to partner with Susan G. Komen® to raise important … [Read more...] about Turning Hot Flashes Into Fun!
Thanks to a sponsorship from Dayton Power & Light Company, you can attend many theater shows at the Schuster Center and the Victoria Theatre. This CHEAP SEATS program makes available $10 seats (mostly in the balcony) when purchased in advance online. Here's how it works: $10 ticket are available while supplies last or until 48 hours before the performance. You MUST register here to get access to the CHEAP SEATS. You can only buy DP&L Company CHEAP SEATS online. They are not available at the Box Office or by phone. DP&L Company CHEAP SEATS can be purchased by clicking the … [Read more...] about $10 Cheap Seats For Upcoming Shows
Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) hosted a private reception Tuesday evening announcing a $30 million endowment campaign with funds designated for the future capital, programming and educational needs of VTA’s arts facilities: the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, the Victoria Theatre, and the Metropolitan Arts Center, home to The Loft Theatre. “Dayton is fortunate to have wonderful arts venues – the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, the Victoria Theatre, and the Metropolitan Arts Center, home to the Loft Theatre – that we own and operate … [Read more...] about Victoria Theatre Association Announces $30 Million Endowment Campaign
Award-winning comedian, author, and filmmaker MIKE BIRBIGLIA returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories in a show about jokes, and how they can get you in trouble. Join Birbiglia as he he gets arrested in New Jersey, screamed at by a famous director, heckled by Statler and Waldorf, and attacked by zombie rodents. Ira Glass of public radio's "This American Life" writes"Birbiglia's stories are even funnier live than they are on the radio." Time Magazine calls Birbiglia "master of the personal, embarrassing tale." The New York Times describes him as a "supremely enjoyable … [Read more...] about Master of the personal, embarrassing tale- Mike Birbiglia Brings Tour To Dayton
The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus Featuring Members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra with Artistic Director Kathy Clark, Actor Charlie Clark + Soprano Mary Elizabeth Southworth are proud to present: I Am Harvey Milk, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8:00pm at the Victoria Theatre located at 126 N Main St, Dayton OH. The DGMC is thrilled to announce the regional premiere of a new work by Tony and Grammy nominee Andrew Lippa. Featuring over 40 voices and 14 orchestra members, “I am Harvey Milk” is a grand musical work for chorus, orchestra + soloists that weaves the story of Harvey Milk’s life – from … [Read more...] about The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus Presents I Am Harvey Milk