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Closing This Weekend
Beavercreek Community Theatre
The Skinny: BCT’s season opener is an ensemble piece about an audience watching the most reason offering by a struggling playwright who is, lets just say, not having the best night.
The Dates: Musical Chairs closes this weekend, on Sunday the 16th
Tickets: Tickets are available online at www.bctheatre.org
Dayton Theatre Guild
The Skinny: DTG’s season opener about a world-class male string quartet, and their controversial decision to bring on a female member, closes this weekend.
The Dates:Opus has its last 3 performances this weekend. Bear in mind, Guild 2nd and 3rd Saturdays are always at 5:00 pm. Sunday matinees are 3:00 pm.
Tickets: Ticket reservation and purchases can be made online at www.daytontheatreguild.org
Brookville Community Theatre
The Skinny: This delightful “backstage” farce is a perennial favorite among actors and audience members alike. It takes place during the stressful rehearsal and disastrous road-tour of a production of the fictional comedy “Nothing On.”
The Dates: Noises Off concludes its run this weekend, on September 16th.
Tickets: Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling the Brookville Flower Shop at 937.833.3531
Side By Side By Sondheim
The Dayton Playhouse
The Skinny: This 1977 Tony Award-winning musical is a revue of songs written by the patron saint of American Musical Theatre, Stephen Sondheim.
The Dates: Side By Side closes Sunday September 16th.
Tickets: Tickets are available online at www.daytonplayhouse.com
Opening This Weekend!
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Town Hall Theatre
The Skinny: After she strikes a terrible bargain with the evil sea-witch, Ursula, Ariel must convince the handsome Prince Eric that she is the girl with the enchanting voice who rescued him.
The Dates: The Little Mermaid opens September 14th and 2 weekends, to close September 30th.
Tickets: Tickets are available online, here.
The Human Race Theatre Company
The Skinny: The Human Race opens its season with this new comedy about silver-aged love and late-life sexiness.
The Dates: Managing Maxine runs through September 23rd.
Tickets: All information can be found at the Human Race website, www.humanracetheatre.org
The Taming of the Shrew
Sinclair Community College
The Skinny: This classic is the tale of a merchant’s two daughters. The younger, prettier, Bianca, cannot be married before her strong-willed sister, Katherina. Trickery ensues as a young adventurer from Verona decides to woo and win Katherina bringing new meaning to love, honor and obey.
The Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 28th – 30th are at the typical 8 pm, 8 pm and 2 pm times. Then there is a performance Wednesday, October 3rd at 10:00 am. This slot is typically for school audiences but open to the public as well. There is also a performance on Thursday, October 4th at 7:00 pm. Friday and Saturday, October 5th and 6th are both at 8 pm.
Tickets: Sinclair’s box office can be reached online here: Sinclair Box Office.
Zoot Theate Company
The Skinny: Dayton’s only puppet theatre company returns, this time with their take on J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved (or should we say “precious”?) “The Hobbit.” All performances will be at the NCR auditorium at the Dayton Art Institute.
Dates: The halflings, wizards and dwarfs will premier on September 28th and run weekends through October 4th.
Tickets: Tickets are available at the Dayton Art Institute website: here.
The Dayton Playhouse
Dayton Playhouse will hold auditions for the musical Scrooge at 7:00 PM, September 24 and 25 in the lobby at the Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, OH 45414.
Please prepare 32 bars of a standard musical theater piece, or a verse of your favorite Christmas Carol; an accompanist will be provided.
Be prepared to do cold readings and to provide information about dance experience. There will be no general dance audition. In addition to the many roles available, the director is looking for a male tap dancer/singer to play Tom Jenkins.
Performances will be November 30 December 16.
For additional information contact director Craig Smith at [email protected]