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The latest news on live theatre in Dayton from Broadway shows on tour to regional theatre.

Review: INTO THE WOODS at Epiphany Players Drama Ministry
by Brennan Paulin - July 15, 2024

We are back with our second analysis of a local INTO THE WOODS production, this time with The Epiphany Players Drama Ministry. Epiphany has been around since 1991 providing summertime musical theatre opportunities for performers young and old. This group is obviously a religious-based institution, so their mission revolves around providing a supportive space rooted in Christian values.

Dayton Live Unveils New Name for Primary Schuster Center Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 15, 2024

Dayton Live has revealed the naming of the Winsupply Theatre (formerly Mead Theatre) within the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Learn more!

Single Tickets to HAMILTON in Dayton to go on Sale This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 01, 2024

HAMILTON single tickets will be available for purchase in Dayton this month. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.

Review: THE HELLO GIRLS at Beavercreek Community Theatre
by Brennan Paulin - July 01, 2024

It has been 5 years since I last saw a production at Beavercreek Community Theatre. It didn’t hit me until writing this, but it was June 2019 when I saw CABARET at BCT, and it’s a little baffling to me that it has been that long.

Coshocton to Host Music, Fests, Gardens & History All Summer Long
by Blair Ingenthron - June 29, 2024

July heats up Coshocton with sunshine and vibrant energy! Seize the long, sunny days to make unforgettable memories. Dive into exciting events, or simply unwind and explore charming hidden gems.

Dayton Live Appoints Gabriel van Aalst as New President & CEO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 18, 2024

Dayton Live has appointed a new President & CEO, signaling a new chapter for the organization. Learn more about the change!

The Avante Garage Theatre Company Presents THE BOP SHE BOPS!
by A.A. Cristi - June 17, 2024

Experience the musical comedy celebration 'The Bop She Bops!' at The Ohio Theatre this summer.

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is Coming to the Aronoff Center in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 17, 2024

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE will be dazzling audiences in Cincinnati during its six-week, sixty-city U.S. tour this holiday season with a stop at the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER IN CONCERT Comes to the Stranahan Theater
by Stephi Wild - May 30, 2024

The American Theatre Guild, with Nickelodeon, GEA Live and Senbla, is thrilled to announce that tickets for AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER IN CONCERT will go on sale Friday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m.

Human Race Theatre Company Hosts Successful Fundraising Night
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2024

Human Race Theatre Company held a successful fundraising event, bringing together supporters and community members to celebrate and support the arts. The night featured performances and raised significant funds.

Review: INTO THE WOODS at TheatreLab Dayton
by Brennan Paulin - May 21, 2024

What did our critic think of INTO THE WOODS at TheatreLab Dayton?

Beck Center for the Arts Expands Super Saturday Programming
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2024

 Beck Center for the Arts has announced the expansion of its Super Saturday free programming outside the traditional weekend events on the Lakewood campus, including dates at the PNC Fairfax Connection.

THE CHER SHOW Comes to Toledo in June
by Stephi Wild - May 07, 2024

 The American Theatre Guild will present the stunning, brand-new production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE CHER SHOW. This production will close out the 23–24 BROADWAY IN TOLEDO SERIES at the Stranahan Theater June 6–9, 2024.

The Avante Garage Theatre Company Presents THE GREAT SPAGHETTI MURDERS At The Ohio Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - April 30, 2024

The Avante Garage Theatre Company will open their next Dinner Theatre Show 'The Great Spaghetti Murders' on May 9 with performances continuing on May 10, 17, 18, 30, 31 and June 1, 6, 7, 8. 

Dayton Will Go INTO THE WOODS Thrice at TheatreLab Dayton, Epiphany Players Drama Ministry & Middletown Lyric Theatre
by Brennan Paulin - April 29, 2024

INTO THE WOODS, one of the most produced musicals all over the country, and one of the most popular of the Stephen Sondheim cannon. Why is this musical that clashes all of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales into one multiverse so widely beloved and so often performed by high schools, community theaters, and regional companies? Why does it seem like every man who does musicals has The Baker as one of his dream roles?

SO GOOD! THE NEIL DIAMOND EXPERIENCE Comes to the E J Thomas Hall in May
by Stephi Wild - April 26, 2024

Broadway, television, and film star Robert Neary creates a one of a kind tribute to one of the greatest and most successful recording artists in history with So Good! So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience.

Stand Up Comedy Returns To The Ohio Theatre Lima In May
by Stephi Wild - April 22, 2024

Coming up on May 4th is the Ohio Theatre Lima's very first Stand Up Comedy Night featuring six comedians from Fort Wayne on the Stage Door Canteen Cabaret Stage. Join Host Ken Carlson, Kay Banks, Stephen Hinkle, Stacey Stark, Jared Scott and headliner Cam Cooper for a night of great comedy!

Review: IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN DAYTON at Detty Studios
by Brennan Paulin - April 22, 2024

What I am about to share with you is an experience that I hope all theatre-goers in the Dayton area get to experience at some point in their lives. You hope that the next play or musical you attend will provide the entertainment or the emotional journey that all audiences crave.

Broadway's Brittney Mack Brings PUTTING ON THE BRITT to The Avalon Theatre
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024

Direct from her throne at Broadway's SIX The Musical, Brittney Mack brings her solo concert 'Putting on the Britt' to The Avalon Theatre! Her reign began with her breakout role as the original Anna of Cleves in Broadway's SIX the Musical, and now she's ready to dazzle audiences in Union County with a royally exciting performance.

Human Race Theatre Company Reveals 2024-25 Season
by Stephi Wild - April 17, 2024

The season features five productions, combining fresh and favorite works, all showcased in the unique style of The Human Race Theatre Company.  Learn more about the lineup here!

Feature: Burgers from Five Guys? Nah! Quiche from Five Lesbians? Yeah!
by Brennan Paulin - April 11, 2024

Let’s face it, the world of theatre, at times, can be misogynistic. Even though we joke about the multitude of gay men that are involved in theatre, that does not mean it is exempt from the repercussions of “the patriarchy”. As a gay man myself, I understand this problem all too well, but here in Dayton, we have luckily had some incredibly impactful pieces that were not only led by women, but speak upon the experiences of womanhood.

by A.A. Cristi - April 05, 2024

Sinclair Theatre's FREE EXPRESSIONS SERIES will present 'A Super Happy Story About Feeling Super Sad', a musical addressing depression and suicide, directed by Gina Neuerer.

Cast and Creative Team Set for PEERLESS at The Human Race Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 05, 2024

The Human Race Theatre Company will present Peerless. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Canton Museum of Art Will Host Free Family Day
by Stephi Wild - April 04, 2024

 The Canton Museum of Art will invite all local families to attend their upcoming 'Art & Tech Fusion' FREE Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 11th from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Beck Center for the Arts Will Host Third Annual Diversity Celebration
by Stephi Wild - March 26, 2024

Beck Center for the Arts has announced Diversity Celebration 2024, full of powerful and vibrant arts programming for all members of the community. Performers highlight the talents and skills of many local artists.


Steel Magnolias in Dayton Steel Magnolias
Preble Players (8/23 - 8/25) Tracker
The Wizard Of Oz in Dayton The Wizard Of Oz
La Comedia (6/27 - 8/11)
Sister Act in Dayton Sister Act
INNOVAtheatre (8/16 - 8/25)
MJ in Dayton MJ
Schuster Performing Arts Center [Mead Theatre] (6/24 - 6/29)
5th Annual Holiday Happening: A Christmas Carol in Dayton 5th Annual Holiday Happening: A Christmas Carol
Preble Players (12/13 - 12/15)
A Beautiful Noise in Dayton A Beautiful Noise
Schuster Performing Arts Center [Mead Theatre] (11/26 - 12/1)
SIX (Boleyn Tour) in Dayton SIX (Boleyn Tour)
Schuster Performing Arts Center [Mead Theatre] (1/14 - 1/19)
Peter Pan (Non-Equity) in Dayton Peter Pan (Non-Equity)
Schuster Performing Arts Center [Mead Theatre] (2/26 - 3/2)

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