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Michael Bouson is a graduate of the esteemed Theatre Program at Miami University of Ohio. Multi-hyphenate Bouson has either Written, Designed, Directed, Produced, Acted (or all of the above at the same time) in nearly 80 Professional Productions since spectacularly failing Carnegie Mellon's acclaimed Pre-College Actor Training Program while still in High School! He is the founder of The Avante Garage! and Co-founder of Rave Revues! Michael is a winner of Three First Night Awards (Special Award for Continued Excellence in Original Theatre, Best Director of a Musical for "McBeth the Musical!" Best Actor in a Musical for "The Melancholy Dane - Hamlet the Musical!" as well as a First Night Honor that he shares with Joe Correll. As a songwriter, Michael has had his work performed on Stage in various musicals, plays and concerts, in Cabarets/Clubs in Nashville and New York, and on National Television (ABC). Also a Reality Television Producer, audiences are probably more familiar with some of the indelible characters he's been associated with (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Flipping Out, Ace of Cakes) than they are with him and that's just fine with him!!

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The Avante Garage Theatre Company Presents THE BOP SHE BOPS!

Experience the musical comedy celebration 'The Bop She Bops!' at The Ohio Theatre this summer.
The Avante Garage Theatre Company Presents THE GREAT SPAGHETTI MURDERS At The Ohio Theatre

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. 
Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Dayton Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Dayton Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Dayton Awards; DISNEY’S NEWSIES, ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Human Race Theatre Company & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Dayton Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
BroadwayWorld Dayton Awards; DISNEY’S NEWSIES, ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Human Race Theatre Company & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Dayton Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
SEASONED GREETINGS '23! Opens at Ohio Theatre Lima

The Avante Garage Theatre Company opens their Holiday Show 'Seasoned Greetings '23' on December 14 with performances continuing on December 15, 16, 21, 22, 23. This new musical comedy revue features a cast of zany characters in an irreverent send up of dysfunctional family Christmas Gatherings in a Classic 70's Christmas TV Special Format!
BroadwayWorld Dayton Awards December 5th Standings; DISNEY’S NEWSIES Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Dayton Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Dayton Awards; ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Leads Best Play!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Dayton Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Dayton Awards; INDIGO Leads Best Musical!

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Dayton Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Ohio Theatre Lima Will Premiere New Musical DUSTY DIXIE'S DANCE HALL

Ohio Theatre Lima will premiere new musical DUSTY DIXIE'S DANCE HALL. Learn more about the show here!
Hit Show FATAL FOLLIES OF '27 Comes To Lima With An All Local Cast!

Tickets are now on sale for Avant Garage's next Dinner Theatre Production - 'Fatal Follies of '27!' An Audience Participation Musical Comedy Murder Mystery written and directed by the Award-Winning team of Michael Bouson and Joe Correll.
Ohio Theatre Lima Announces Grand Opening Of Their Mainstage ONE NIGHT IN FANTASIA

Ohio Theatre Lima announces the grand opening of their mainstage! - a hilarious musical tribute to The Ohio Theatre Lima's night club 'Glory Days' is set to open the Main Stage at the 95 year old Historic Venue.
Ohio Theatre Lima Announces New Show LEE HARVEY AND THE OSWALDS

Tickets are now on sale for The Avante Garage's 'Lee Harvey and the Oswalds - a Funny and Groovy Musical Trip back to the Summer of Love on our Cabaret Stage!
Ohioe Theatre Lima Presents LEE HARVEY AND THE OSWALDS

Tickets are now on sale for The Avante Garage's 'Lee Harvey and the Oswalds - a Funny and Groovy Musical Trip back to the Summer of Love on our Cabaret Stage! Sunday School Teacher, Mrs. Oswald and her children (who are all from different husbands who mysteriously died) have an amateur Garage Band.
The Ohio Theatre Lima Announces Upcoming Event Lineup

The Stage Door Canteen & Cabaret (located inside the historic Ohio Theatre Lima and The Avante Garage! is hosting weekly Open Mic Nights on Thursdays 8:00 pm - 10 pm.
Ohio Theatre Lima Opens Stage Door Canteen & Cabaret

PLAYWITHYOURFOOD LLC, the new owners of The Ohio Theatre Lima have announced the soft opening of the Stage Door Canteen & Cabaret. This exciting new 'Big City Style' Venue is a Piano Bar and Performance Space that will offer Handcrafted Cocktails and International 'Bar Foods' alongside Nightly Piano Players and a singing staff (and sometimes singing audience members!)
The Ohio Theatre Lima Opens It's First Business - The Stage Door Canteen Piano Bar & Cabaret

After nearly two years of restoration work, The Ohio Theatre Lima is finally opening its first business - The Stage Door Canteen Piano Bar & Cabaret. Located inside TheOhio Theatre Lima, the Stage Door Canteen Piano Bar and Cabaret is the regions only Piano Bar and joins the growing number of Cabaret Venues popping up in Downtown Lima.
The Historic Ohio Theatre Now Offering Sneak Peek Tours

The historic Ohio Theatre was purchased last October by Michael Bouson and Joe Correll, a couple of TV Producers from LA. Since then they have been very hard at work repairing, restoring, and revitalizing this once vibrant Movie Palace and Vaudeville Theatre into a nostalgic but state-of-the-art Entertainment and Dining center.
The Ohio Theatre Lima to Host Sneak Peek Tours

The historic Ohio Theatre was purchased last October by television producers Michael Bouson and Joe Correll.
Ohio Theatre's New Owners Plan to Create a Dinner Theatre, Piano Bar, and More

The historic Ohio Theatre now has new owners, Michael Bouson and Joe Correll. The 20,000 square feet building was bought for $160,000.

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