- If you are the “blockbuster musical” type, the Broadway revival of A CHORUS LINE rolls into the Schuster next week or catch Maury Yeston’s PHANTOM which is still running at La Commedia.
- If “The Bard” is more your style, then check out Springfield Stage Works’ THE TAMING OF THE SHREW which opens this weekend in the historic State Theater.
- Looking for something a little lighter? Both Playhouse South’s AND NEVER BEEN KISSED and Beavercreek Community Theatre’s THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ (children’s theater production) open this weekend.
- Hate musicals? Like your drama pretty heavy? Definitely get over and see INDEPENDENCE at the Dayton Theatre Guild. You think your family has issues? Check out this play by Lee Blessing and you’ll feel much better!
- But if, like me, your tastes tend to run toward the edges, I have my PICK OF THE WEEK:
Opening Friday, Zoot re-imagines Herman Melville’s American classic MOBY DICK in The Mathile Theatre (that’s the small blackbox theatre inside the Schuster Center).
Have a good weekend – and see something LIVE!
More info & tickets:
MOBY DICK (April 23-25 – ONLY THIS WEEKEND) & A CHORUS LINE (April 27-May 2) visit http://www.ticketcenterstage.com
AND NEVER BEEN KISSED (April 23 – May 1) visit http://www.playhousesouth.org
THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ (April 23-May 1) visit http://www.bctheatre.org
PHANTOM (through May 2) http://www.lacomedia.com
INDEPENDENCE (through April 25 – CLOSING THIS WEEKEND) http://www.daytontheatreguild.org
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (April 22 – May 1) http://www.springfieldstageworks.org
Shane Anderson & David Brush work with locally based Encore Theater Company. ETC recently moved into the new arts collective space in the Oregon District, along with Zoot Theatre Co. & Rhythm in Shoes. Anderson, Brush & ETC are currently preparing for their upcoming Summer season of new musicals in downtown Dayton: Johnathan Larson’s RENT, [title of show] & Next Thing You Know (a developmental production of a new musical by NYC-based writing team of Salzman & Cunningham)