Jenni Cypher has been involved in the Dayton theatre community since 1994, when she costumed her first show, 42nd Street, at Dayton Playhouse. Prior to that, she studied Theatre Arts/Acting at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Jenni is also a proud wife and mother to two teenage daughters. Now, she can combine her lifelong love of theatre with her love for her community of Dayton to share with the readers of Broadway World.
While there are some big shows in town this weekend, there is one little show that should not be overlooked. Dare to Defy's TICK, TICK... BOOM! in the Mathile Theatre at the Schuster Center is as intimate as PHANTOM is spectacle and makes for a beautiful evening of theatre. BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Enamors at VICTORIA THEATRE ASSOCIATION April 19, 2018
Family. When all is said and done, all we have left is our family. This is the central message of BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, currently in production at The Human Race Theatre Company at the Loft Theatre in Downtown Dayton.THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at Wright State University March 23, 2018
Wright State University Theatre concludes its 43rd season in the Festival Playhouse with the Tony Award-winning musical: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, running from March 15th - April 8th. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a musical inspired by the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. Drood became a Broadway smash hit, winning Tony's for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score - all by Rupert Holmes in a tour-de-force creation.BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Delights at VICTORIA THEATRE ASSOCIATION March 23, 2018
The weather has been dreary and we could all use a few hours of laughter in our lives. Right now, you are on your phone or your computer, reading this review. Pause and just go ahead and buy your tickets now to see the national tour of SOMETHING ROTTEN at the Schuster Center before it leaves Dayton after this week's performances. You will not be disappointed.BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE Captivates at LA COMEDIA DINNER THEATRE March 13, 2018
Victoria Theatre Association announced the 2018-2019 Premier Health Broadway Series, Projects Unlimited Star Attractions, the Morris Furniture Company Family Series, andNational Geographic LiveSeries,sponsored by Subaru of America and Wagner Subaru,tonightat a special event for Season Ticket Holders, donors, sponsors and friends of Victoria Theatre Association.BWW Review: ONE NIGHT WITH REBECCA LUKER Dazzles at HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY February 27, 2018
In the last week, I have been able to check off two of my theatre bucket list items. One was to see a professional production of CHESS, which I was able to see at the Kennedy Center in its limited run last week. The second, I checked off Saturday night at the Human Race Theatre Company at its fundraising event ONE NIGHT WITH REBECCA LUKER, when I was actually able to hear Rebecca Luker sing in person.BWW Review: SEX WITH STRANGERS Steams up the Human Race Theatre Company February 6, 2018
Acting is hard. The ability to lay yourself bare night after night, emotionally (and sometimes physically) is something that does not come easily to most people. Add into that the ability to react honestly to your acting partners, even though you may know their lines better than they do. Then, there is the difficult matter of comic timing. When all of these things click, it makes for an amazing night of theatre and you feel lucky to be part of it. You have the opportunity to experience this now, if you go to see SEX WITH STRANGERS at the Human Race Theatre Company. BWW Feature: Wright State University Announces THE GRAPES OF WRATH February 2, 2018
Going into the Mathile Theatre on Saturday night, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I am not overly familiar with The Who's music but I do remember that my older brother had a copy of the Tommy album back in the 70's. I also think that I may have actually played pinball on a Tommy machine. Consequently, my mind was a pretty clean slate and I was ready to enjoy the evening.BWW Preview: Dayton Theatre Warms You Up in January January 2, 2018
I know. It is cold in Dayton right now. It is a great time to see a play or a musical and there is something for every theatrical taste in Dayton in January. Brave the cold and go see a show.