Ah, it is officially summer! A time for swimming and barbeques and all sorts of outdoor based activities. And when you’ve had your fill of the sun and heat, where better to turn then the soft squishy seat inside the darkened confines of an air-conditioned theatre? Summer is traditionally the “off-season” for theatre, meaning the opportunity for live shows will be slightly less in the coming weeks, but that doesn’t mean it’s non-existent. Two great musicals are finishing up their runs this weekend, and I have news for you on Dayton’s favorite traveling Shakespeare Troupe!
Closing this weekend:
The Schuster Center
The Skinny: This beloved “Wizard of Oz” prequel folds up its tent and hits the road soon. You can read Russell Florence, Jr’s take on it here.
If you haven’t seen it yet, fear not! Tickets are still available.
Dates: The last performance will be Sunday, June 24th.
Tickets: All information regarding tickets can be found online at www.victoriatheatre.com
Beavercreek Community Theatre
The Skinny: Kander and Ebb’s well-loved musical about prohibition-era murderesses finishes its run in Beavercreek this weekend.
The Dates: Chicago closes on June 24th.
Tickets: Tickets are still available but are becoming rather scarce, so if you’re interested, please get ticketing information at www.bctheatre.org
The Skinny: Playhouse South’s duel billing of Bare and Stop-Kiss ends this weekend.
Dates: Bare’s last performance is June 23rd and Stop-Kiss will perform last on June 22nd.
Tickets: For all ticketing information please visit Playhouse South’s website at www.playhousesouth.org
Dates and Locations:
July 19: Blommel Park, South Park, Dayton
July 20, 21, 22: ArtStreet, University of Dayton
July 26: Tower Park, Ft Thomas, Kentucky
July 27, 28, 29: Antioch College Amphitheatre, Yellow Springs
August 2: Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering
August 3, 4, 5: Newcom Park, Oregon District, Dayton
August 9: Blommel Park, South Park, Dayton
August 10, 11, 12: Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, Dayton
All performances begin at 7 pm. Audience members should bring chairs or blankets. All performances are free of charge (but donations are happily and readily accepted!).
I’ve been told by a member of the Hall of Fame committee that I can confirm this year’s Hall of Fame inductee. Bruce Brown, well-known local theatre set designer, will be the 2012 honoree at the annual DayTony’s award dinner. Bruce has designed sets for The Dayton Playhouse, The Dayton Theatre Guild, Kettering Children’s Theatre, Epiphany Lutheran Church and many, many more. Bravo and congratulations, Bruce!
Just as a reminder, weekend pass tickets for Future Fest, Dayton’s internationally-known festival of previously unpublished works, are still on sale. Also, single-performance tickets will go on sale on July 1st at a cost of $15.00. Single-performance seating is limited, so act fast. As a reminder, the schedule of performances is as follows:
Friday, July 27th, 8:00 pm: A Political Woman
Saturday, July 28th, 10:00 am: Provenance
Saturday, July 28th, 3:00 pm: Nureyev’s Eyes
Saturday, July 28th, 8:00 pm: Curve
Sunday, July 29th, 10:00 am: Excavation
Sunday, July 30th: 3:00 pm: This Rough Magic.
Each performance is followed by an adjudication and limited talk-back session.
Information about all things Future Fest can be found at the Dayton Playhouse website, www.thedaytonplayhouse.com
In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention I am a member of the cast for A Political Woman. And I’m very excited!
That will just about do it for now, I believe. 2 weeks from now, I’ll bring you mention of a little season extra show from earlier this year, that another theatre has decided to import, part and parcel, for their season!