You may have heard that a little show called Wicked is going to be returning to Dayton, with tickets going on sale imminently. The return of this monster super show is great for Dayton for a lot of different reasons, and we at On Stage Dayton can’t wait to tell you more about it, but in the mean time, let’s not forget the other things we have going on here!
Dividing The Estate
Dayton Theatre Guild
The Skinny: This Texas-based comedy by Horton Foote opened last week at the guild and chronicals two generations of former gentility as they connive and grope to wrest control of the cherished and once-valuable family estate out of the hands of the matriarch, who wants the eponymous estate to remain a proud symbol of a vanished way of life. Family members square off against her, and each other, in a comedy that precisely captures a time, a place and a way of life of a very colorful set of kinfolk.
Dates: Continuing this weekend and next, closing May 13th.
Tickets: For tickets and more information, please visit the Dayton Theatre Guild website at www.daytontheatreguild.org
The Hallelujah Girls
Brookville Community Theatre
The Skinny: The action southern-fried comedy takes place inside the beauty salon Spa-dee-dah!, where, every Friday night, a group of women friends gather to catch up. After a tragedy rocks the tight-knit group, the realize life is precious, and with the support they lend one another, they’re able to make needed and healthy changes in their lives.
Dates: Continuing and closing this weekend, May 6th, it’s worth noting that Brookville Community Theatre does offer a Thursday show, so there are 4 more performances available.
Opening This Weekend:
Troy Civic Theatre
The Skinny: Inspector Ruffing is called to Ravenscroft Manor on a dark and snowy night. There’s been a murder — the soul male in a houseful of women has been killed, and Ruffing must piece together who did what, to whom, with what and when. Part psychological thriller, part dark comedy, the first impressions of these seemingly innocent women belie their deeper motivations.
Dates: Opening Friday 5/4 and running two weekends, closing Sunday 5/13.
Tickets: $12 per seat, first come, first served. This play is being produced in the Barn in the Park, across from Hobart Arena. For directions and ticket reservations, please call 937-339-7700.
Additionally, Troy Civic Theatre has annouced their 2012-2013 season:
Dearly Departed; Annie ; Boeing, Boeing and Edwina Black
Dates are not yet stated on the theatre’s website: www.troycivictheatre.com
Opening Next Weekend:
The Sound Of Music
The Dayton Playhouse
The Skinny: If you’re unfamiliar as to the general plot of The Sound of Music, I gotta wonder where you’ve been lo these 50-odd years! This perennial favorite combines nuns, children, nazis, love and — best of all — some of the most enduring music Rogers and Hammerstein ever added to the American songbook. It’s truly a classic, and absolutely deserving of that title. This one pleases all generations!
Dates: Opening Friday 5/11 and running 3 weekends, closing Sunday 5/27.
Tickets: For tickets and more information, please visit the Dayton Playhouse website at: www.thedaytonplayhouse.com
Future Fest 2012 Finalists!
The finalists are (mostly) decided! 5 of the 6 plays competing in Dayton’s own, nationally reknowned playwrighting festival are as follows:
A Political Woman; Curve; Excavation; Nureyev’s Eyes and Provenance.
One of the originally selected 6 finalists had to drop out, and a 6th play is currently TBD.
Also announced is this years line-up of adjudicators:
Future Fest audiences may remember Faye Sholiton from having won Future Fest 1997 with her stirring piece The Interview.
Future Fest auditions will be held:
June 4th at 2 pm
June 5th (fully-staged shows) at7 pm and June 6th (staged-readings) at 7 pm.
Tickets will go on sale on June 4th. Weekend pass (all 6 shows) price is $95.00