On Stage Dayton Previews

Landmark ‘Lion King’ centerpiece of Victoria’s appealing 2015-16 season

Tshidi Manye as “Rafiki”THE LION KING National Tour.  Disney.  Photo Credit  Joan Marcus

The lineup includes the exhilarating 2013 Tony-winning, circus-themed revival of Stephen Schwartz’s “Pippin,” 2014’s breezy and nostalgic Woody Allen adaptation of “Bullets Over Broadway,” the intimate 2012 Tony-winning adaptation of “Once,” the gorgeous 2013 Tony-winning revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” and composer Jason Robert Brown’s beautifully romantic, Tony-winning adaptation of “The Bridges of Madison County.”

DCDC Produces a Wonderful Valentine for Dayton


his is definitely one of the must see dance performances of the 2014-15 season. Having had the pleasure and benefit of seeing HEARTSHAKES in rehearsal. I cannot think of a more delightful evening that one could spend at the theatre. Crafted with exquisite charm by Kiesha Lalama and set to the bluesy/soulful music of Alabama Shakes.

Soap Star Colleen Zenk Comes To Town To Star in Human Race’s Family Shots **Ticket Giveaway**


Beginning January 22 and running through February 8, Colleen Zenk, along with Corbin Bleu and Randy Brooks will be starring in Family Shots at The Human Race Theatre

“Night of the Living Dead” turns to Day(ton) for National Premiere


Opening on Halloween, The Dayton Playhouse produces the national premiere of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead Live.

Victoria Theatre Association Announces $30 Million Endowment Campaign


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...]

Les Miserables Collaboration Creates Big Sound


Do you hear the people sing? You will - but it's this weekend only. Les Miserables is getting a fresh staging and a BIG sound with a collaboration between Dayton Playhouse and Miami Valley  Symphony Orchestra at the Masonic Center for an orchestral and vocal production. The team of Brian Sharp (Director), Erik Strope (Vocal Director), and Ron Kindell (Orchestra Conductor) is working together to bring this show to Dayton. I recently talked to Brian Sharp for some insights into how the production came together and what audiences can expect. Is Les Mis a personal favorite of yours? Do you … [Read more...]

Disney’s Resourceful Young Hero & Wise-Cracking Genie Come To Miamisburg


Childrens' Performing  Arts of  Miamisburg is proud to present Disney's Aladdin, Jr. Sept 12-21 at the Memorial Auditorium on South Sixth Street at Park in Miamisburg.  This current favorite Broadway  hit is popular with kids of all ages!  Music written by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Tim Rice and Howard Ashman. Additional lyrics and book adapted by Jim Luigs. With one rub of the magic lamp, you will be transported into a world of color and energy. Hitch a ride on the magic carpet and travel to Agrabah – the City of Enchantment – where every beggar has a story, every camel has a tail and every … [Read more...]

Twisted Cabaret A Decadent Dish


  A one night only event,Twisted Cabaret is a music and dance extravaganza geared for mature audiences, hosted by the one and only, Mahoganay Halsten Soule as a fundraiser for the Women and Dance fall concert, Opening Doors. Twisted Cabaret will transport you back to the decadent cabaret shows of the 1920s and 30s, brought forward with a contemporary and mischievous twist! The evening of performance will feature dance, live music, comedy and theater. Twisted Cabaret is an experience you will never forget! Twisted Cabaret is a one night event which takes place at 1101 E 2nd St, Suite … [Read more...]

Master of the personal, embarrassing tale- Mike Birbiglia Brings Tour To Dayton

Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's BoyfriendBarrow Street Theatre

Comedian Mike Birbiglia to appear at Victoria Theatre in Dayton, OH on Sept 12th.

From Elvis Tribute Shows To Touring Elvis


It sounds like the beginning of a joke, or some impossible showbiz fairy tale: “Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins walk into a recording studio…”   And yet, on December 4, 1956, at Sun Records in Memphis, it happened, and they jammed on record together for the first and only time. Perkins, riding the success of "Blue Suede Shoes," was in with his band to cut some new material. Cash, a fellow Sun artist and a fan of Perkins, dropped by to listen. Sun's owner, Sam Philips ("The Father of Rock and Roll"), added Lewis to Perkins' session in search of a more … [Read more...]