WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010 – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
This is the week for theatre, evidently… looking at the show dates below, you could see a different show during every performance time on every weekend day, and still not be able to catch everything that’s up. Six shows are opening this weekend, and those could keep you busy from now until my next onStageDayton update, let alone trying to fit in closing shows or special events!
So, what are you waiting for? Go get tickets to one (or two or all) of these great shows! After all, there are plenty to choose from…
Another Openin’, Another Show
…SHOWS OPENING SOON
The Sugar Witch
DAYTON THEATRE GUILD
The Story: Dark family secrets are revealed and unusual passions are ignited as a family is forced to confront madness, truth, and the destructive legacy of racism, while the spirits of the dead walk the dark Florida Swamp, haunting the hearts of all who reside there.
Dates: October 22, 23, 29 & November 5 at 8:00 pm; October 30 & November 6 at 5:00 pm; October 24, 31 and November 7 at 3:00 pm
Tickets: DTG Box Office or 937-278-5993
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
The Story: In a small Depression era farming community, a boy with the gift of divining water develops a friendship with a drifting, charismatic but disillusioned preacher; when the townspeople embrace the drifter as the answer to their prayers, the choice leads to a tragic climax.
Dates: October 22-23 and 28 – 30, 8:00 pm; October 24, 7:00 pm, in the Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
Tickets and More Information: Kennedy Union box office, 937-229-2545
Messiah on the Frigidaire
BEAVERCREEK COMMUNITY THEATRE (Edge of the Creek)
The Story: After the image of Jesus appears on a trailer park refrigerator, a frenzy of conflict, communion, and good old fashioned commerce is set in motion, as three friends are forced to come to grips with their lowly status in the caste system of the rural south.
Dates: October 22 – 31, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm
Tickets: Box office, 937-429-4737
More Information: Beavercreek Community Theatre
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
TOWN HALL CHILDREN’S THEATRE
The Story: When Piggsylvania’s highest court puts him on trial, things don’t look so good for Alexander T. Wolf when everyone from judge Prudence Pig to the court reporter is rooting into the truth about his so-called terrible deeds! In this fresh musical adaptation of the familiar story, audience members (ages 4+) decide the way the story ends.
Dates: October 22 – November 7, 2010: Fridays at 7:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 pm, with a special family matinee on Saturday, October 23 at 11:00 am.
Tickets: Town Hall Theatre or 937-433-8957
Flash: A New Musical
CLARK STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The Story: In the premiere of this new musical by CSCC professor and Springfield resident Dan Hunt, Ed, a seemingly normal man, revisits his past when all the highs and lows of his entire life flash before his eyes.
Dates: October 29-31 & November 5-7
Tickets: 937.328.3874 or Clark State
The 39 Steps
HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY
The Story: Four performers (and 150 characters), an innocent Englishman caught in a deadly ring of spies, and a pair of handcuffs that won’t seem to come off make this combination of Alfred Hitchcock and Monty Python “one of the funniest shows to hit the stage this millennium”!
Dates: October 21 – November 7, 2010
Tickets: HRTC Box Office
…SHOWS CLOSING SOON
Once On This Island
SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The Story: Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of the island; when he is returned to his people, the fantastical gods and rulers of the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred, and death. (And, ETC/onStageDayton’s very own David Brush directs this musical!)
Dates: October 15 – 23, 2010
Tickets: Sinclair Box Office, (937) 512-2808 or (937) 512-2076
Moon Over Buffalo
The Story: In this farce set in 1953, after rumors begin to swirl that a famous Hollywood director will be auditioning fading acting couple George and Charlotte, misunderstandings ensue and merriment begins.
Dates: October 15 – 23; Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm
Tickets: Box Office, 888-262-3792
Part of it All
…AUDITIONS AND CASTING CALLS
In the Spotlight
Auditions: October 25 & 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm, at the Clark Haines Theatre, 3700 Far Hills Dr.
Performance: December 10, 2010
The Basics: Featuring the talents of dancers, singers, actors, and performers of all ages, this show highlights PHS’s 50th Anniversary/2010 season while giving a taste of what’s to come in 2011.
DAYTON THEATRE GUILD
Auditions: November 1 & 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dayton Theatre Guild, 430 Wayne Ave.
Directed by Debra Kent
The Story: In this comedy about deception and the nature of truth, when Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote English county manor house to investigate the death of Patrick Roarke, he becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous women who lead him through an evening of contradictory versions of Patrick’s demise, including ghosts, skeletons, and much more than he bargained for.
More Information: Dayton Theatre Guild: Ravenscroft
Auditions: November 1 & 2, 2010, at Dayton Playhouse, 1301 Siebenthaler Dr.
Performances: December 17 – 19, 2010
Directed by Wade Hamilton and Brian Sharp
The Story: A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator.
More Information: Dayton Playhouse: Auditions
One Short Day
…SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THE THEATRICALLY MINDED
The Second City: Fair and Unbalanced
THE VICTORIA THEATRE ASSOCIATION
The Basics: The Second City’s Fair & Unbalanced takes unbridled comic pleasure in the foibles of our politicians, celebrities and even our significant others. No institution escapes the satiric eye of The Second City – from the blowhards of the Beltway to the Hollywood elite. Ripped from the stages of Second City’s legendary theatres in Chicago and Toronto, The Second City’s Fair & Unbalanced improv-based sketch comedy is a hilarious ride through present day America.
Date: October 23, 7:30 pm
Tickets: Ticket Center Stage, (937) 228-3630, or (888) 228-3630
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Katherine Nelson is a senior theatre major at Cedarville University who focuses on performance, playwriting, and stage management. She’s the Literary Intern with locally based Encore Theater Company, where contributors Shane Anderson and David Brush also work. The local theater company recently moved into the new arts collective space in the Oregon Arts District, along with Zoot Theatre Co & Rhythm In Shoes. Encore Theater Company has a mission to help develop new works of musical theater, most recently Next Thing You Know and The Proof, two new musicals in development.