Welcome back, theatre lovers and seers and makers and doers! Time to once-again check in on our little corner of the theatre world here in Dayton, and see what the next fortnight shall bring!
Closing This Weekend!
Shrek! The Musical!
The Victoria Theatre
The Skinny: Based on the hilarious original movie, this family-friendly and crowd-pleasing musical includes music featured in the movie as well as wonderful original songs.
Dates: Closing on Sunday, 1/27
Tickets: Please visit Tickets Center Stage for all ticketing information; www.ticketcenterstage.com
The Dayton Theatre Guild
The Skinny: The ‘‘ghosts’’ in this play are taboo topics that cannot be openly discussed. This drama is one of Ibsen’s most powerful works, but also one of his most controversial. Family sins are revisited when a son returns home to dedicate an orphanage in his father’s name and becomes involved in a tryst that ends in the painful knowledge of long suppressed family truths.
Dates: Closing this weekend, on 1/27.
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online at the DTG website, here.
Opening This Weekend!
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Dayton Playhouse
The Skinny: Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of manners is both a romance, if tongue-in-cheek, and a sly personal commentary on the British class system. Also, it’s hilarious.
Dates: Opening Friday, 1/25 and running two weekends to close on Sunday, 2/3. On Saturday, 2/2, there will be a special “Afternoon Tea” performance including a high tea featuring treats from one of Dayton’s most-charming confectionery shoppes, Sweet Nothings (www.getsweetnothings.com).
Tickets: Tickets for all performances, including the special Afternoon Tea, are available online, here.
1913: The Great Dayton Flood
Wright State University
The Skinny: By W. Stuart McDowell and Timothy Nevits, inspired by the book A Time of Terror: The Great Dayton Flood by Allan W. Eckert, with recorded narration by Martin Sheen, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.
Dates: Opening Thursday, 1/24 and running three weekends to close Sunday, 2/10.
Tickets: Ticketing information is available at the WSU Theatre Dept website, here.
Beavercreek Community Theatre
The Skinny: Steppin’ Out is the story of Mavis, a former professional chorus girl who tries her hardest to teach a group of bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills for an upcoming recital. But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital.
Dates: Opening Friday, 1/25 and running 2 weekends to close on Sunday, 2/3.
Tickets: For all ticketing information, please visit the BCT website, here.
The Dixie Swim Club
La Comedia Dinner Theatre
The Skinny: An hilarious and touching comedy about five unforgettable Southern women, and the bond of friendships that last a lifetime.
Dates: Running through March 3rd. This production has no Wednesday performances.
Ticketing: Tickets are available at the La Comedia website, and include their well-loved dinner buffet. Visit lacomedia.com for further details.