Actress/instructor Becky Barrett-Jones, choreographer Stacy Gear, and actress Debra Strauss will be inducted the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame Saturday, July 27 at the Dayton Woman’s Club, 225 N. Ludlow Street, Dayton.
Barrett-Jones, wife of Human Race Theatre Company Resident Artist Alan Bomar Jones, is the owner of The Music In Me voice studio, a voice teacher in the musical theatre department of Wright State University, a music director, and actress. She has appeared in numerous productions locally and regionally, including portrayals of Donna Sheridan in La Comedia Dinner Theatre’s “Mamma Mia!,” Diana Goodman in Beavercreek Community Theatre’s “Next to Normal” and Fanny Brice in Dayton Playhouse’s “Funny Girl.”
Gear, a Wright State University graduate in dance, has choreographed over 50 shows in the Miami Valley for theatres and schools including Beavercreek Community Theatre, Dayton Playhouse, Vandalia Youth Theatre, and Miami University. She has also appeared on stages locally and regionally including La Comedia Dinner Theatre.
Strauss, who has been involved with the local theatre community for 20 years, has acted, danced, choreographed, and worked behind the scenes with such organizations as Dayton Theatre Guild, Beavercreek Community Theatre, Troy Civic Theatre, and Dayton Playhouse. She has also served on the board of directors at the Guild, Dayton Playhouse and the DayTonys. She has notably served as president of the DayTonys for the past four years.
The Hall of Fame inductions will coincide with the annual DayTony Awards gala, which will recognize outstanding contributions of the 2018-2019 season.