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Loft Theatre (Dayton, OH, )
126 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH,

Schedule

Tuesdays: 7:00pm
Wednesdays: 7:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

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Twenty years have passed and Alex P. Keaton, now running for Congress, returns to his parents' Columbus home with his sisters, Mallory and Jennifer, who are parents of their own. Gathered together once again, they relive some of the most important moments from their childhood - the growing pains, heartbreaks and reconciliations - with fondness and appreciation for simpler times that defined a generation.

The preview performance of Family Ties is Thursday, June 1. Opening night is Friday, June 2, and the production runs through June 25 at The Human Race's home at downtown Dayton's Loft Theatre.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

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BWW Review: MILLER, MISSISSIPPI at Dallas Theater Center
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For First Time Ever, MODERN FAMILY Ties 'Empire' as Wednesday's No. 1 Series
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

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Arsht Center Names Former Civil Rights Activist First African American Chair
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Tacoma Little Theatre'S 'OFF THE SHELF' presents A TASTE OF HONEY
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

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Johnny Mathis to Play Ruth Eckerd Hall This Winter; Tickets on Sale This Saturday!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

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Real-Life Family of Actors to Star in HAMLET at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

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TV Stars Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross to Close Totem Pole Playhouse's Season with LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

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TV Stars Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross to Close Totem Pole Playhouse's Season with LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

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Artists Announced for Rita Wilson's 'Liner Notes' Series at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

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Dvdendo Breaks Down Investment Barriers For Hispanics
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Brooklyn's Billie Holiday Theatre Announces 2017 - 18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

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Toronto Film Festival Announces International Short Cuts Titles
by Movies News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® has unveiled the 35 exceptional short films that make up the International portion of this year's Short Cuts programme. (more...)

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