On Stage Dayton Previews

Human Race Presents A Classic: The Glass Menagerie

The Human Race begins the second half of its 29th season with Tennessee William’s first great masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie. Memories come alive and love becomes desperate in this shimmering drama of a family on the edge. Tom struggles to make it in a modern day world while his reclusive sister hides amongst the small glistening crystalline creatures she collects. Their mother holds tight to a fantasy of Southern gentility and the belief that a certain gentleman caller will be the answer to their problems. With an edge as sharp as broken glass, it’s a story that cuts deep into the longing … [Read more...]

A Medieval Feaste in Springfield

A newly reimagined splendid Medieval Feaste and costumed pageant will take place in the Springfield Masonic Temple under candlelight January 21-23rd at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm & January 24th at 5pm, doors open at 4:30pm. The great hall of an English 15th Century manor will be filled with madrigal singers, mummers, dancers, jesters and medieval and renaissance vocal and instrumental pieces - known as the 'Feaste of Epiphany.' … [Read more...]

The Great American Trailer Park Musical Comes To Schuster

Dare to Defy Productions presents The Great American Trailer Park Musical. The Great American Trailer Park Musical is a hilarious musical featuring music and lyrics by David Nehls and book and direction by Betsy Kelso.   There's a new tenant at Armadillo Acres--and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, "the stripper on the run," comes between the Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband, the storms begin to brew -- and this storm ain't any old Florida hurricane. This show is raunchy, packed with fun and adult … [Read more...]

Adam Pascal Bound for Wright State

Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal, one of the finest pop/rock voices in contemporary musical theatre who garnered acclaim in Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking 1996 Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Rent,” will perform a special acoustic concert Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Wright State University.   Presented by WSU’s Musical Theatre Initiative, Pascal’s visit marks a yearlong celebration of contemporary musical theatre entitled “Musicals Rock!” The Musical Theatre Initiative is an international center at Wright State that celebrates and explores the history, culture and craft of the … [Read more...]

This is Our Time…. To See Footloose

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...]

$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 (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...]

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

EVIL DEAD - THE MUSICAL, winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto’s (CA) favorite show, unleashes its bloody mayhem and fun, Nov. 6-8, 2015 for a limited engagement at Dayton’s historic Victoria Theatre as part of the 2015-2016 Star Projects Unlimited Star Attractions. Evil Dead - The Musical, the hilarious, record-breaking Canadian musical (book and lyrics by George Reinblatt, director, co-creator and co-composer Christopher Bond, music by Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris, Reinblatt and Bond) tells the outrageous story of five college friends spending the weekend in an … [Read more...]

Dayton Ballet Presents the Classic Cinderella

Say “Cinderella,” and what word comes to mind? Romance? Intrigue? Love? Humor?  How could it not? Just look at the list of characters in the cast: a harassed serving girl, a wicked stepmother, two evil stepsisters, a fairy godmother, four fairies, 12 prince’s courtiers, four mice, four attendants, a beautiful princess, and, of course, a handsome prince. This October, Dayton Ballet opens with the first of three full-length story ballets for its 2015-2016 Ascend Season. Dayton Ballet Artistic Director Karen Russo Burke’s spectacular Cinderella returns to the Victoria Theatre, featuring the … [Read more...]

Dare To Defy Takes On Godspell

Godspell is an old favorite, for good reason. It tells the story of Jesus' last days, using gentle parables from The Bible and an easy-going, ultimately touching approach. Dare To Defy's founder, and the director of this production, Becki Norgaard, thinks this helps make the show a great fit for D2D.  As she says,“One reason Godspell is ideal for us is that the staging, message and cast size make it ideal for that intimate experience in the Mathile. In addition, the music is so beautiful, complicated and diverse and I humbly assert that Dare to Defy has been fortunate to attract some of the … [Read more...]

The Human Race Goes Full Monty!

The Human Race proudly launches its 2015-2016 Eichelberger Loft Season with the smash hit The Full Monty: The Broadway Musical. With a book by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek, the hilarious and heartwarming story follows six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers who, in need of quick cash and low on prospects, come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing the local women’s wild enthusiasm for touring Chippendales dancers.       Short on time and with little talent or physical appeal, … [Read more...]