Happy All Hallow’s day! November already. Hope you got out to see some of the spooky, Halloween-y themed offerings that Dayton served up. What’s next? Well, there are a few things closing this weekend, but enough opening to hopefully keep you busy!
Closing This Weekend!
Coming Back To Jersey
West Milton Players
The Skinny: Dayton theatre audiences may remember this script as a FutureFest finalist in 2008, when it was voted “Audience Favorite.” A comedy set in New Jersey in 1965.It is a story of Howard Karchmer, a middle-aged tailor who indulges in daydreams to escape his humdrum existence. Norma, his suspicious wife, believes he is fantasizing about Dorothy, a sexy widow friend. Norma schemes to have Dorothy flirt with Howard to test his fidelity, but Norma’s plan backfires when Howard connives with Dorothy to turn the trick around.
Dates: Last performance is Saturday, November 3rd.
Tickets: For all production and ticketing information, please visit the Facebook Event page; here.
A Few Good Men
Xenia Area Community Theatre (X*ACT)
The Skinny: Fans of Aaron Sorkin’s TV and movie work will be delighted to take in his well-known military courtroom drama. Famously brought to the screen by, among others, Tom Cruise and Jack “You Can’t Handle The Truth” Nicholson, this is a gripping tale of whether or not something can be wrong, if your job is to do as you’re told.
Dates: Finishing this weekend, with the last performance on Sunday November 4th
Tickets: Please visit the X*ACT website, here.
Wright State University, Theatre Department
The Skinny: Funny Girl is the semi-biographical musical based on the life and career of Broadway and film star, the comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein. Audiences may be familiar with the movie starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif. It is from this musical that we get such musical theatre classics as “People” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade”.
Dates: Closing this Sunday, November 4th at the Festival Playhouse.
Tickets: For tickets, please call 937-775-2500
Sugar Bean Sisters
Beavercreek Community Theatre
The Skinny: A Southern gothic comedy of romance, murder and alien abduction, Sugar Bean Sisters takes us back to the sticky, humid environs of Sugar Bean, Florida, where audiences last visited in its companion piece, The Sugar Witch, at Dayton Theatre Guild. Sugar Bean Sisters is a lighter, more comedic piece, dripping with the same spanish moss and thrum of supernaturalism.
Dates: Closing this Sunday, November 4th.
Full Disclosure: I’m in this, and in my (naturally, entirely unbiased!) opinion, it’s awesome
Tickets: Please visit the Beavercreek Community Theatre website, here.
Opening This Weekend!
The Skinny: Pink-loving sorority princess Elle Woods follows her boyfriend, and her heart, to Harvard Law School. She makes friends, makes enemies and make decisions she never thought she’d have to, all the while, her beloved Delta Nus see her through.
Dates: Opening Friday, 11/2 and running through 11/17.
Tickets: For all ticketing information, please visit the Playhouse South website, here.
A Plague of Angels
Sinclair Community College
The Skinny:This drama is based on the actual account of Mary Mallon, better known as “Typhoid Mary” and her struggle with the Public Health system of New York City in 1907. It’s Mary’s rights versus the “public good” which submerges us into medical ethics in our society then and perhaps even now.
Dates: ONE WEEKEND ONLY; Friday, 11/8-Sunday, 11/10.
Tickets: All ticketing information can be found on Sinclair’s website, here.
You Better Watch Out
Brookville Community Theatre
The Skinny: It’s Christmas Eve at the Willow Inn. The hosts Jenny and Tom are having Art, (Jenny’s father who’s still mourning the passing of his wife) see their bed and breakfast for the first time. There’s a snowstorm raging outside and three travelers are forced to lodge at the inn and wait it out. Rudy and Marsha who run a costume business together and a mysterious but cheerful man who claims to be in the delivery business named Mr. Smith. Only the Inn’s handyperson Andy sees who Mr. Smith really is, the spirit of Christmas. Andy must help him make Art, who’s been in a dark place for a very long time, see the joy of Christmas and who Mr. Smith really is!
The Dates: Ring in the Christmas spirit early! This show opens 11/8 and closes 11/18
Tickets: Reservations in advance are highly recommended as shows do sell out. To reserve tickets, please call the Brookville Flower Show at 937.833.3531