Dayton Playhouse has announced the reopening of the Dayton Playhouse facility and their 2021-22 season – Roaring Into A New Decade.
“Our board and volunteers are thrilled to be back doing what we do best. We can’t wait to welcome our loyal audience members back as we, once again, bring intriguing plays and delightful musicals to life on our beautiful stage.” Matt Lindsay, Dayton Playhouse board chair.
The Dayton Playhouse 2021-22 Season includes:
Written by Christopher Demos-Brown
September 17–26, 2021
Auditions: July 19 & 20
Directed by Tim Rezash
On the night a teenage boy goes missing, his parents end up at the police precinct trying to figure out what happened to their son. Old wounds are reopened concerning race, fear, and their rocky marriage. “American Son is not a subtle play; it barely feels like a play at all. With its unrelentingly high tension on every level — maternal, marital, societal — it’s more like a slice of a nightmare, with few contours despite its surprises.” – New York Times
The Great Gatsby
Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald adapted for stage by Simon Levy
November 5-14, 2021
Auditions: September 20 & 21 (tentative)
Directed by Annie Pesch
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s haunting story of the elusive millionaire is a favorite of so many. Watch as this beautiful story is brought to life on stage. The dialogue, costumes and set will capture the audience as Fitzgerald’s story is brought life.
Into The Woods
Book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
January 14 – 30, 2022
Auditions: November 8 & 9 (tentative)
Directed by Tina McPhearson
This intriguing Sondheim musical blends some of the best-known fairytales with gorgeous, sometimes haunting music to create a story that won several Tony awards and captured the audience’s imagination. Watch as Sleeping Beauty, Jack in the Beanstalk, Cinderella and others weave together a musical story you’ll never forget. “Into the Woods is a journey worth taking.” – Chicago Critic
August: Osage County
Written by Tracy Letts
March 4-13, 2022
Auditions: January 17 & 18 (tentative)
Directed by Jamison Meyer
This drama by Tracy Letts, was the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It delves into a family tragedy that causes tensions to run high and secrets to leak. The Weston women are forced to examine themselves and their lives whether they want to or not. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the smothering heat of August. “Fresh and adroitly updated and conditioned to our time and socio-political climate.” – NY Post
Book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
April 29-May 15, 2022
Auditions: March 7 & 8 (tentative)
Directed by Brian Sharp
We roar out our first season of the decade with Jerry Herman’s classic show about Dolly Levi who puts her hand in there and arranges things! This timeless classic features such tunes as “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” and of course, “Hello, Dolly!” Don’t miss this fabulous show…the perfect way to end a perfect season.
Season tickets for 2021-22 may be purchased at www.daytonplayhouse.com, or by calling 937-424-8477. Messages may be left at any time and calls will be returned. Season tickets are $80 for adults and $72 for seniors, students and military. Individual show tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors, students and military.
The Board and volunteers of the Dayton Playhouse look forward to safely welcoming our audiences back into the thoroughly-cleaned theater, following state guidelines.
The Dayton Playhouse is located at 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton, OH 45414. The Dayton Playhouse is a community theatre providing outstanding theatrical productions to Miami Valley audiences of all ages for more than sixty years. The Playhouse is nationally recognized for FutureFest, an annual festival of new plays, which takes place each July.