Hey, all! Hope everyone got the chance to go see some of the rad theatre that happened around the area during the last couple weeks, I know I did!
As promised in my last update, I want to bring you guys some of the 2012-2013 season line-ups that have come to me. If your favorite theatre is missing, let me know and I’ll be sure to include it next time.
Beavercreek Community Theatre
Musical Chairs, directed by Matt Owens
September 7th through 16th
Auditions: July 9th and 10th.
The Sugar Bean Sisters directed by Doug Lloyd
October 16th – November 4th
Auditions: August 20th and 21st
On Christmas Day In The Morning (BCT Youth Theatre), directed by Teresa Connair
November 30th – December 9th
Auditions: October 16th and 17th
Steppin’ Out, directed by John Falkenbach
January 25th – February 3rd 2013
Auditions: November 26th and 27th
A Chorus Line, Directed by Doug Lloyd
March 1 – 10
Auditions: January 7th and 8th
The Canterbury Tales, or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus (Youth), Directed by Teresa Connair
April 19th – 28th
Auditions: March 5th and 6th
Legally Blonde, The Musical, Directed by Chris Harmon
June 21st – 30th
Auditions: April 8th and 9th
More information, including synopsis, can be found at the Beavercreek Community Theatre Facebook Page.
Dracula, (director TBA)
October 12th – 21st
Scrooge, directed by Craig Smith
November 30th – December 16th
The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Jennifer Lockwood
January 25th – February 3rd
Thoroughly Modern Millie, directed by Richard Croskey
March 1st – 17th
The Retreat from Moscow, directed by Bill Brewer
April 12 – 21st
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Jim Lockwood
May 31st – June 16th
Synopses are available at the Dayton Playhouse website, but audition dates are not yet published:
The Dayton Theatre Guild
Opus, directed by Greg Smith
August 24th – September 9th
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, directed by Debra Kent
October 5th – 21st
A Tuna Christmas, directed by Kathy Mola
November 23rd – December 9th
Ghosts, directed by Matthew W. Smith
January 17th – 27th
100 Saints You Should Know, directed by Ellen Finch
February 22nd – March 10th
Leaving Iowa, directed by Robb Willoughby
April 5th – 21st
Pillow Man, directed by Natasha Randall
May 17th – June 2nd
Synopses are available at the Dayton Theatre Guild website, no audition information published.
A Little Princess, directed by Becki Norgaard
August 10th – 19th
Legally Blonde, The Musical (director TBA)
November 2nd – 17th
Little Shop Of Horrors, directed by Jenni Cypher
February 22nd – March 9th
Jekyll & Hyde, directed by Jen Skudlarek
May 10th – 25th
Synopses are available at the Playhouse South website, where audition information will be made available at a later date:
White Christmas, November 27th – December 2nd
Shrek The Musical, January 15th – 27th
The Addams Family, March 5th – 10th
Mary Poppins, April 16th – 21st
Next To Normal, May 7th – 19th
Dreamgirls, June 4th – 9th.
More on VTA’s 2012-2013 season can be seen here.
I’m sure more theatres will be announcing their seasons in the coming weeks, but it’s already shaping up to be a dynamite year. And you have TWO opportunities to see Legally Blonde, The Musical. Well, 3 if you include the production in rehearsal currently by Vandalia Youth Theatre under the direction of Michael Wadham.
But let us not get so lost in future musings that we forget the present!
The Human Race Theatre Company
The Skinny: Each of the ten plays in the late August Wilson’s famed “Pittsburgh Cycle” covers a different decade of the 1900s in an urban African-American neighborhood, and Gem, while the next-to-last written, is the first chronologically. It’s set in 1904, an age when slavery no longer exists but oppression remains all too real, and where the problems of the residents seem overwhelming. At the core of the story is Aunt Ester, whose 285 years of life include a journey to America on a slave ship, and who uses her experiences to bring moral guidance to new generations.
Dates: Running through April 15th.
For tickets and more information, visit the Human Race Theatre Company website: www.humanracetheatre.org
Wishful Drinking, Starring Carrie Fisher
The Victoria Theatre Association
The Skinny: Fisher is the life of the party in this uproarious and sobering look at her Hollywood hangover. A colorful evening of what Fisher calls “talking about myself behind my back…”
Dates: April 10th – 22nd
Tickets: For more information visit the Victoria Theatre Association website.
(look for a DMM Feature interview with Carrie Fisher AND ticket contest later this week)
Zoot Theatre Company
The Skinny: Steinbeck’s epic tale of characters is perfectly caught in this sensitive one-act play
Dates: April 12th – 14th
Tickets: For more information, please visit the Zoot Theatre Company website.
Alright, that about wraps it up for me for this installment, but fear not! I’ll be back with more news in another fortnight! If anything happens between now and then that you need me to talk about, just let me know!