WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010 – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010
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To make this page an even better, more centralized place for you to come find all the latest information about what’s going on in the Dayton greater metropolitan area arts scene, we’re trying some new things with onStageDayton. These posts will now be biweekly, and we’ll continue to write regular feature articles highlighting specific things and events. Join the conversation by leaving comments, and let us know what you think. And, make sure to attend one of these great performances! There are lots to choose from…
Another Openin’, Another Show
…SHOWS OPENING SOON
Die, Mommie, Die
The Story: Glamorous but fading diva Angela Andrews murders her husband in an attempt to find happiness with her lover, but her son seeks to avenge the death by killing his mother in this off-beat, “comic-thriller-melodrama.”
Dates: October 8 – October 17, 2010
Tickets and More Information: Dayton Playhouse: Die, Mommie, Die
Moon Over Buffalo
The Story: In this story set in 1953, after rumors begin to swirl that a famous Hollywood director will be auditioning fading performers George and Charlotte, misunderstandings ensue and merriment begins.
Dates: October 15 – 23; Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm
Tickets: Box Office, 888-262-3792
More Information: Playhouse South
…SHOWS CLOSING SOON
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Story: A trivial comedy for serious people, this show is a romantic delight that entertains, satirizes the hypocrisy of social obligations, and comments on society’s foibles – all in the midst of mistaken identities.
Dates: September 30 – October 9; Thurs – Fri 8:00 pm, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00 pm.
Tickets: Cedarville Box Office
More Information: Cedarville University Theatre
August: Osage County
HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY & WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY
The Story: A pill-popping mother, a vanished father, and a family that personifies dysfunctional combine in this intense yet humorous drama, a collaboration between the collegiate and professional, and the regional premiere.
Dates: September 23 – October 10. Curtain times vary; check the performance calendar.
Tickets: WSU Box Office, (937) 775-2500
One Short Day
…SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THE THEATRICALLY MINDED
Mid-Day Arts Café: Porgy & Bess
THE VICTORIA THEATRE ASSOCIATION
The Basics: Dayton Opera will feature songs from Porgy and Bess and a Q&A with the actors and director Gary Briggle, while you enjoy a box lunch from Citilites Restaurant & Bar and connect with others interested in the arts.
Date: Registration/Networking – 11:30 am – 12:00 pm; Performance – 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Tickets: www.TicketCenterStage.com/ArtsCafe, (937) 228-3630.
More Information: Victoria Theatre Association, Mid-Day Arts Cafe
JUMP Into Dance
Date: Saturday, October 16. 7:30 pm show – Stivers School for the Arts; 9 pm post-show social – SideBar
Tickets: $20 when you mention jumpstart; box office – 937-228-3232 x111
Within the Silence
The Basics: This story follows the life and dreams of a Japanese-American girl during WWII, the plight of her family in an internment camp, and her desires to rebuild her life and tell her story.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 7:30 pm
More information: Springfield Arts Council
Part of it All
…AUDITIONS AND CASTING CALLS
The Last 5 Years
Auditions: October 16, 2010, 10:00 am (callbacks later, same day, if necessary)
Performances: February 10 – 12, 2011
Directed by James Straley & Tom Kushmaul
The Story: Cathy is a struggling actress, Jamie a rising writer, and over the course of five years, they fall in and out of love in this emotionally powerful and intimate song cycle.
More Information: Springfield StageWorks: Auditions
A Christmas Carol
BEAVERCREEK COMMUNITY THEATRE – CHILDREN’S THEATRE
Auditions: October 19 – 20
Performances: Dec. 3 – Dec. 12, 2010
Directed by Teresa Connair
The Story: Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale is told from a new perspective – a young boy’s grandfather, who uses the story of Ebenezer Scrooge to explain to his grandson why he would give his money away.
More information: Beavercreek Community Theatre: Auditions
Katherine Nelson is a senior theatre major at Cedarville University who focuses on performance, playwriting, and stage management. She’s the Literary Intern with locally based Encore Theater Company, where contributors Shane Anderson and David Brush also work. ETC recently moved into the new arts collective space in the Oregon District, along with Zoot Theatre Co. & Rhythm in Shoes. Anderson, Brush & ETC just concluded their summer season of new musicals in downtown Dayton, which featured Johnathan Larson’s RENT, [title of show] & the new musical in development Next Thing You Know.