Ok, I think we’ve got this whole “schedule” figured out, and thanks for your patience, as well as to Russell and Shane for stepping in! Now, without further unnecessary ado, I bring you … What’s Going On:
One Night Only!
Disney’s Beauty And The Beast
The Skinny: The Broadway musical based on the classic Disney movie based on the classic fairytale, Beauty and The Beast can only be described as a crowd-pleased. Featuring the familiar (and Academy Award-winning!) Alan Menken/Howard Ashman music, as well as songs that will be less-familiar to those new to the stage rendition, this love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers and has been seen by an estimated 35 million people world wide.
Tickets: Ticket prices are $61, $51 and $41
Date: Beauty And The Beast comes and goes on Wednesday, March 28th.
For more information, visit the Springfield Arts Council site here: http://www.springfieldartscouncil.org/
Closing This Weekend!
The Skinny: There’s great buzz about the drama onstage in Matt Smith’s production of William Inge’s classic, taking place in a diner outside Kansas City. Be sure to check out this offering to see what happens when a group of strangers have nowhere else to go, and nothing else to talk about but themselves.
Tickets: Prices are $15, $14 and $10
Dates: Bus Stop closes on 3/25.
For more information visit the Dayton Playhouse website at www.thedaytonplayhouse.com
The Dayton Theatre Guild
The Skinny: After an eventful final dress performance, St. Ives had a smashing opening weekend. This Lee Blessing script is a series of conversations between the austere mother of an African dictator, and the renowned ophthalmologist who is her only hope. Under the direction of Greg Smith, this is not one you’ll want to miss.
Tickets: Tickets are are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $11 for students.
Dates: St. Ives continues its run this weekend and next, closing 4/1. It’s worth noting that this Saturday and next, the curtain is at 5:00 pm.
For tickets or more information, visit the Dayton Theatre Guild website at www.daytontheatreguild.org
What You Need To Know: Director, and Free Shakespeare! founder, Chris Shea is holding auditions for their summer production, The Merchant Of Venice. Auditioners will be asked to prepare a 1-minute classical monologue, as well as be ready to cold-read from the script. Gender-blind casting will be considered, and rehearsals will begin the week onf June 18th, with the first performance being July 20th. All roles are open and all actors will receive a cash stipend.
Where: Auditions will be held from 1 pm until 4 pm on Sunday, 3/25 at Atta Girl Arts & Gardens, 905 E. Third Street.
That about wraps it up for me for this fortnight. We’re reaching the end of the standard theatrical season, but that doesn’t mean anyone is slowing down just yet — most theatres have at least one more offering up their sleeve, and we’ve reached the most exciting part of every year: Season Announcement Time! Everyone has, or will soon be, announcing their 2012-2013 seasons, and we theatre-lovers, theatre-goers and theatre-makers wait with bated breath to see what THE SHOW(s) of the upcoming season will be. Never a dull moment ’round here! Stay tuned!