On Stage Dayton

This is Our Time…. To See Footloose


When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

A Charlie Brown Christmas at Sinclair


This classic holiday show is LIVE ON STAGE and back by popular demand due to last year’s sold out performances. First shown as an animated television special based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts characters in 1965, this faithful stage adaptation features Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang as they grapple with the meaning of Christmas.

Turning Hot Flashes Into Fun!


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.

‘Steel Magnolias’ Review – Human Race Theatre Company – Salon Sisterhood


Those immensely engaging ladies of Truvy’s Beauty Shop tug the heart and tickle the funny bone as evidenced in the Human Race Theatre Company’s excellent production of Robert Harling’s touching 1987 comedy “Steel Magnolias,” the third presentation of the play the Race has produced in 26 years.   The gossipy chit-chat flows effortlessly and with great charm in this quaint, relatable tale set in Chinquapin, Louisiana over the course of two years concerning friendship, family, loyalty, illness, and the innate bonds of sisterhood. It’s hard to completely erase memories of the play’s 1989 … [Read more...]

‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Review – Victoria Theatre Association – Don’t Speak!

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Woody Allen’s 2014 Tony Award-nominated adaptation of his 1994 Academy Award-winning film “Bullets Over Broadway” has great charm but lacks melodic heft and consistent laughs as evidenced in its regional premiere at the Schuster Center courtesy of the Victoria Theatre Association’s Premier Health Broadway Series.   In this mildly amusing ode to theater and the Roaring Twenties, originally co-written by Douglas McGrath, struggling playwright David Shayne is thrown for a loop when his Broadway debut is upended and his artistry is called into question. Gangster Nick Valenti financially … [Read more...]

Show Offers Unique Perspective to Both Hearing and Deaf Audiences


A chance meeting at a party brings two college students, Lucas and Lindsay, together and they find common ground in their experiences with hearing and Deaf cultures. Lucas is deaf and Lindsay is hearing but familiar with misconceptions about the deaf, having grown up interpreting for her grandfather who had never received proper American Sign Language training.

‘Chicago’ Review – Wright State University – How to Get Away with Murder

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Long before Annalise Keating displayed tremendous legal savvy, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly knew how to get away with murder in the Windy City of the Roaring Twenties. And it’s a lot of fun seeing these merry murderesses of the Cook County Jail compete to the hilt behind bars and in the press while enticing with delicious decadence in Wright State University’s marvelous production of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s cynically satiric 1975 musical “Chicago.” Deftly directed by Joe Deer with a striking emphasis on the show’s original vaudevillian framework, expertly heightened by … [Read more...]

$10 Cheap Seats For Upcoming Shows


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 (in the balcony) when purchased in advance online. Tickets are limited in availability, so buy early to be assured of seats.

Evil Dead – The Musical comes to Victoria Theatre Nov. 6-8!


Evil Dead - The Musical, the hilarious, record-breaking Canadian musical tells the outrageous story of five college friends spending the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods after accidentally unleashing an evil force that turns them all into demons."The next Rocky Horror show" - The New York Times “Must see show!” - Philadelphia Inquirer

Cinderella & Prince Charming Party


Cinderella and Prince Charming will be on hand for photos and a dance lesson! We will have story time and of course, yummy snacks and warm drinks, thanks to our sponsor Boston Stoker Coffee Shop & the wonderful members of the Ballet Barre. Boys are welcome too!!