Welcome back! You know, whenever I type that phrase, I think of the theme song to the 1970’s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter!” Only, in this case, your dreams aren’t your ticket. Your tickets are your dreams. And in each one of the pieces I’m synopsizing for you, there are dreams a’plenty. For safety, for glory, for happiness…and maybe just for a really good-looking man.
Was that too much? I may be waxing poetic. Probably best, then, just to dive right in!
The Skinny: A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, War Horse is based on the 1982 novel of the same name. The plot heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, War Horse tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, set amid the horrors of the first World War. And features puppetry you must see to believe.
Tickets: Tickets are available at the Victoria Theatre Association website, www.victoriatheatre.com
Opening This Weekend!
The Skinny: A writer of thrillers, who has seen his unsuccessful plays greatly outnumber his smashes, receives a nearly perfect thriller in the mail from a fan. After inviting the fan to his home, the question becomes…what would you do for a taste of glory? This is a dark comedy that will make you laugh, and gasp, and keep you guessing.
Dates: Deathtrap opens 10/25 and will run through 11/03.
Tickets: Please visit the Dayton Playhouse website at www.daytonplayhouse.com
Dog Sees God – Confessions of a Teenaged Blockhead
The Skinny: An “unauthorized parody,” the play imagines characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts as teenagers. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sexual relations and identity are among the issues covered in this drama. Not for the younger set, as this is produced by BCT’s more-adult “Edge Of The Creek” season.
Tickets: Please see the Beavercreek Community Theatre website at www.bctheatre.org
The Skinny: This beloved Rogers & Hammerstein classic tells the story of the denizens of the Oklahoma territory, just as it is poised on the cusp of statehood. You know it, you love it. It’s a guaranteed good time in the theatre.
Dates: Oklahoma opens Thursday, 10/24 and will run through 11/10.
Tickets: Please visit the Wright State box office page, here.
Currently In Production!
The Rocky Horror (Puppet!) Show
The Skinny: The sweet transvestite and his motley crew will take the stage in an entirely new way and for the first time ever at the NCR Renaissance Auditorium. A much different take on this classic, yet campy musical this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi Gothic is more fun than ever and let’s face it…it’s going to be done like ONLY Zoot can do! Caution: adult themes and strong language are used. Recommended for those ages 16 and up.
Dates: RH(P)S is currently in production, having opened last weekend, and will run through 11/2.
Tickets: Please call the Zoot box office at 937.512.0140
Opening Next Weekend!
Fiddler On The Roof
The Skinny: Based on the short stories of Sholem Aleichem, Fiddler is the tale of Tevye the milkman and his family. The shtetl of Anatevka seems safe and peaceful, but the sweeping changes facing Russia in 1905 bring strife and worry even to its smallest pockets. Fiddler juxtaposes the large changes rocking the world with the intimate, beautiful and sometimes heart-breaking changes that can rock a family.
Dates: This production will open on 10/31 and run through 12/1.
Tickets: Please visit the Human Race Theatre Company website at www.humanracetheatre.org