Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan’s 2002 Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Hairspray” is a glorious hit all over again thanks to the Muse Machine’s truly delightful, impressively cast and genuinely crowd-pleasing production continuing through Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Victoria Theatre. “Hairspray” is the arts education organization’s 33rd annual student musical and features 170 Muse students from across the Miami Valley. Based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name, the show cleverly uses humor and cultural/societal attitudes to examine important and … [Read more...] about ‘Hairspray’ Review – Muse Machine – You Can’t Stop the Joy!
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For many of us, the story of Peggy Sawyer is one we all hoped to live. That one big chance to breakthrough, be the star & hit the heights. Well, 42nd Street, now playing at the Schuster Center, hits the heights indeed! From the opening of the curtain, which teases perfectly, through the big finale, which satisfies with some unbelievable hoofing, 42nd Street reminds us that dreams do come true.....even if they are somebody else's! Gerrianne Genga who plays the upbeat, comic relief Maggie, is a standout. She brings to the stage that wacky, scene stealing character for … [Read more...] about TAP THAT!! 42nd Street Delivers the Goods!
The "Bee" is back and charming as ever thanks to Dare to Defy Productions. Composer William Finn, librettist Rachel Sheinkin and conceiver Rebecca Feldman’s entertaining and tuneful 2005 Tony Award-winning musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” has been a popular, ensemble-driven choice for many area theaters over the years. After all, the witty material’s clever brew of zaniness, eccentricity and tenderness is innately appealing in a kooky fashion. So, it’s no surprise Dare to Defy is the latest troupe to provide their own take, a firm, fast-paced, excellently … [Read more...] about ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ – Dare to Defy Productions – A Very Nice Beginning
The Yellow Springs Brewery will be hosting the latest works from quilt-maker Pam Geisel from January 9 - February 5 with an artist’s reception on Sunday January 15 from 2-4 pm. The exhibit is part of an ongoing monthly series hosted by the Yellow Springs Brewery entitled, Art + Ale, featuring the latest work from local artists in their taproom. Geisel is a quilt-maker who works with traditional design blocks in non-traditional ways. For example, instead of piecing shapes together or sewing them, they are fused together using an iron on the back of the fabric which then fuses pieces … [Read more...] about Yellow Springs Brewery Hosts Quilt-Maker Pam Geisel
The Dayton Playhouse is pleased to announce auditions for the comedy of manners, The Women to be held on Monday and Tuesday, January 23 & 24, 2017. Auditions will be at 7 pm each evening at the Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45414. The director of this production will be Robb Willoughby. The play is written by Clare Boothe Luce. Performances will be March 10-19, 2017. The Women is a 1936 American play. It is an acerbic commentary on the pampered lives and power struggles of various wealthy Manhattan socialites and up-and-comers and the gossip that propels … [Read more...] about Casting 20 Women ages 20’s-60’s For Dayton Playhouse Show
Hello MostMetro, We're very excited at THE NEON. In less than two weeks, LA LA LAND has become our #5 highest grossing film of all time. To put that in perspective, every other film in our Top 10 played at THE NEON for at least six weeks...so LA LA LAND has performed exceptionally well. Many thanks to everyone who has helped to make the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 such a success. This weekend, we are holding both LA LA LAND and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA - both of which are certain to be "Best Picture" contenders during this year's Oscar Race. To read about everything … [Read more...] about LA LA LAND is Huge Hit at THE NEON!
As you all know I am always promoting Dayton events, but I gotta tell you,The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival running through this Sunday in Columbus is simply spectacular. Displayed at the Natural Resource Park at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, just off I 71 north of the city, this walk through display of 38 vignettes of Chinese Lanterns is certainly worth a trip to see. And while they are called lanterns, they are really huge sculptures created by hand using silk fabric, steel frames, and tens of thousands of LED lights. You'll see pandas and peacocks, tulips and traditional characters … [Read more...] about Roadtrip: The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival in Columbus
Know someone between the ages of 8 and 12 who might be interested in acting in our new web series, "Anything I Want To Be, A to Z"? Share this information with them: We need actors between the ages of 8 and 12 to play our A to Z Career Lab team! Interested? The auditions are from 4pm to 7pm January 3, 4 and 5 at our studio at 110 South Jefferson Street. If you want to audition, email [email protected] with your preferred audition date and bring your 1-minute comedic monologue as well as your headshot and resume, if you have them. We’ll be doing call backs on January 18 and 19 and … [Read more...] about Young Actors Wanted for ThinkTV Project
The Dayton Art Institute has announced its 2017 special exhibitions, featuring a major retrospective of Native American artist Kay WalkingStick, a newly organized tour of the African beadwork of the Ubuhle women, and decadent Art Nouveau lithographs by Alphonse Mucha. “The Dayton Art Institute strives to present a range of special exhibitions complementing the museum’s encyclopedic collection,” said Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth, Kettering Exhibition Coordinator and Curatorial Associate, and in-house curator. “We are thrilled to host these three traveling exhibitions and are certain our … [Read more...] about DAI Announces Special Exhibitions for 2017
Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio announces a call for entries for the 27th annual "Works on Paper" exhibition, a juried exhibition for artists living within a 40-mile radius of Dayton, Ohio. Entries must be original works in any media (2-D or 3-D) on or of paper, completed within the last four years and not exceeding 40 inches in width. Work previously exhibited at Rosewood Gallery is not eligible. Jury will take place from actual work. Artists may drop off entries at Rosewood Gallery on Saturday, December 31, 10 am – 3pm and Monday, January 2, 4 – 9 pm. A non-refundable entry fee … [Read more...] about Call for Entries: Rosewood Gallery “Works on Paper” 2017