Dayton Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Victoria Theatre Association BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Victoria Theatre Association
by Jenni Cypher - May 25, 2018

Whether you are new to the music of Carole King or she is an old favorite, do yourself a favor and go see BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL this weekend at the Schuster Center for the Performing Arts.  ... (more...)
BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at La Comedia Dinner Theatre BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at La Comedia Dinner Theatre
by Jenni Cypher - May 22, 2018

Horror!  Comedy! Science Fiction!  Musical! Melodrama! No matter which genre is your favorite, they all collide in the hysterically funny LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS currently playing at La Comedia Dinner Theatre in Springboro.  ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Dare To Defy Productions BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Dare To Defy Productions
by Jenni Cypher - May 18, 2018

Interested in taking a trip back to the 1980's and having some fun this weekend?  All you need to do is grab a ticket to see the Tony nominated musical THE WEDDING SINGER presented by Dare to Defy productions this weekend only at The Victoria Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: TICK, TICK...BOOM! Shines at Dare To Defy Productions BWW Review: TICK, TICK...BOOM! Shines at Dare To Defy Productions
by Jenni Cypher - April 20, 2018

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.  ... (more...)
BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Enamors at VICTORIA THEATRE ASSOCIATION BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Enamors at VICTORIA THEATRE ASSOCIATION
by Jenni Cypher - April 19, 2018

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is the longest running musical on Broadway.  For the rest of this week, you have the opportunity to see PHANTOM here in Dayton at the Schuster Center.... (more...)
BWW Review: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS Charms at HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY BWW Review: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS Charms at HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY
by Jenni Cypher - April 17, 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.... (more...)
BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Delights at VICTORIA THEATRE ASSOCIATION BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Delights at VICTORIA THEATRE ASSOCIATION
by Jenni Cypher - 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... (more...)
BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE Captivates at LA COMEDIA DINNER THEATRE BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE Captivates at LA COMEDIA DINNER THEATRE
by Jenni Cypher - March 13, 2018

If you have never been to Springboro to visit La Comedia Dinner Theatre, now is the time.  Their current production of THE COLOR PURPLE is phenomenal and not to be missed.  ... (more...)
BWW Review: ONE NIGHT WITH REBECCA LUKER Dazzles at HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY BWW Review: ONE NIGHT WITH REBECCA LUKER Dazzles at HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY
by Jenni Cypher - 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 fun... (more...)
BWW Review: SEX WITH STRANGERS Steams up the Human Race Theatre Company BWW Review: SEX WITH STRANGERS Steams up the Human Race Theatre Company
by Jenni Cypher - February 06, 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, th... (more...)
BWW Review: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Intrigues at Beavercreek Community Theatre BWW Review: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Intrigues at Beavercreek Community Theatre
by Jenni Cypher - February 01, 2018

I love a good mystery.  It is my favorite genre.  Beavercreek Community Theatre's production of AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Agatha Christie's most successful novel as adapted for the stage,  did not disappoint me.  ... (more...)
BWW Review: Dare to Defy's THE WHO'S TOMMY Rocks at the Mathile BWW Review: Dare to Defy's THE WHO'S TOMMY Rocks at the Mathile
by Jenni Cypher - January 19, 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. Co... (more...)