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Just a reminder to all you lovers of the Stephen Schwartz’s musical juggernaut, “Wicked” hits town on May 30th and stays through June 24. Tickets are on sale and good seats are still available! Visit the Victoria Theatre Association website at www.victoriatheatre.com for ticketing and further details.
The Sound of Music
The Skinny: Dayton Playhouse’s well-received rendition of the classic continues this weekend and next. Tickets are on sale but my sources tell me seats are going fast. Like, super-fast. So if you want to see and hear all the songs you love so well, or introduce them to a new generation, it behooves you to call the box office at 937.242.8477 or to go to the website post haste!
Dates: The Sound of Music continues this weekend and closes on Sunday, May 27th.
Tickets: Please go online to www.thedaytonplayhouse.com to purchase tickets or get further information.
The Human Race Theatre Company
The Skinny: The Cuyahoga Marching Beavers are 75 trombones short of a Music Man, and there’s only one cornet left, but while the band may be close to extinction, its spirit isn’t. Band Geeks! is a rousing Glee with instruments, a tribute to the tribulations of the millions who have spent football halftimes pounding out Sousa-like renditions of “Maria.” If you were ever in a school band, ever knew someone in a school band, even ever heard a school band, you’ll recognize the woes and revel in the fun of Band Geeks!
Dates: Band Geeks! opens on May 31st and runs through June 17th.
Tickets: For ticketing and more information, please visit the Human Race Theatre Company website at www.humanracetheatre.org
Sinclair Community College Theatre Dept.
The Skinny: A powerful portrait of one town’s healing in the face of terrible tragedy. Five weeks after Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, beaten and left to die on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyo., members of the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to the small town to begin a series of more than 200 interviews with its residents. The result was The Laramie Project, a poignant and deeply moving play that showcases man’s capacity for both brutal intolerance and breathtaking compassion. Named one of Time Magazine’s 10 best plays of 2000.
Dates: The Laramie Project opens May 18th and closes May 26. There is a 1o:00 am performance on Wednesday, May 23rd, as well as an evening performance on Thursday, May 24th.
Tickets: For ticketing and more information, please visit the Sinclair Community College Theatre Department page at www.sinclair.edu/arts/theatre/season/
In the interest of full-disclosure, I’ll admit here and now that I’m the Production Assistant for the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus, so I’m all sorts of biased about their sheer awesomeness. That having been said, the DGMC’s productions aren’t exactly theatre, but I’m going to give them a plug here anyway:
The Skinny: The DGMC’s Pride Weekend concert this year features the music of everyone’s favorite Swedes: ABBA. This 2-act, full-length concert is guaranteed to get you clapping and grooving in your seats!
Date: Pride Saturday, June 2nd at the Victoria Theatre.
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now and are cheaper when pre-ordered! Go to the Victoria Theatre Association website at www.victoriatheatre.com for further event-specific information. For more information on the DGMC, including history and Mission Statement, visit their website at www.daytongaymenschorus.org
I think that about wraps it up for this fortnight! Remember, contact me with anything you want to see mentioned, as well as any questions, comments, criticisms or witticisms (apologies to Terry Stump, Technical Director at Sinclair Community College, from whom I shamelessly stole that last bit!)