On Stage Dayton Previews

Adam Pascal Bound for Wright State

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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 musical theatre … [Read more...]

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.

$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

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.

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...]

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