In the words Shang Tsung, that great video-game philosopher, “It has begun!” Granted, in his case, he was referring to the tournament “Mortal Kombat,” but in this case we’re discussing the just-as-exciting and more-correctly-spelled 2012-2013 Dayton Theatre Season. Thats right, the long, dry summer is over and while the long, dry, fall may just be starting, you’ll experience no lack of reason to get out to our local area theatres. Especially in the coming fortnight. Here’s what you have to look forward to!
…BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS IT
La Comedia Dinner Theatre
The Skinny: La Comedia’s production of this candy-colored musical using Dr. Seuss characters takes its final bow this weekend. A sure-fire, family-friendly crowd-pleaser!
Dates: Seussical closes on September 2nd.
Tickets: All information, including ticket reservations and the current menu, is available at La Comedia’s informative website: www.lacomedia.com
…CONTINUING THIS WEEK
Dayton Theatre Guild
The Skinny: DTG’s season opener about a world-class male string quartet, and their controversial decision to bring on a female member, closes this weekend.
The Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday through September 9. Bear in mind, Guild 2nd and 3rd Saturdays are always at 5:00 pm. Sunday matinees are 3:00 pm.
Tickets: Ticket reservation and purchases can be made online at www.daytontheatreguild.org
The Human Race Theatre Company
The Skinny: The Human Race opens its season with this new comedy about silver-aged love and late-life sexiness.
The Dates: Managing Maxine opens on September 6th and runs through September 23rd.
Tickets: All information can be found at the Human Race website, www.humanracetheatre.org
Side By Side By Sondheim
The Skinny: This 1977 Tony Award-winning musical is a revue of songs written by the patron saint of American Musical Theatre, Stephen Sondheim.
The Dates: Side By Side… opens on September 7th and runs 2 weekends, closing September 16th.
Tickets: Tickets are available online at www.daytonplayhouse.com
Beavercreek Community Theatre
The Skinny: BCT’s season opener is an ensemble piece about an audience watching the most reason offering by a struggling playwright who is, lets just say, not having the best night.
The Dates: Musical Chairs opens September 7th and runs through September 16th.
Tickets: Tickets are available online at www.bctheatre.org
Brookville Community Theatre
The Skinny: This delightful “backstage” farce is a perennial favorite among actors and audience members alike. It takes place during the stressful rehearsal and disastrous road-tour of a production of the fictional comedy “Nothing On.”
The Dates: Noises Off runs two weekends, opening September 6th and closing September 16th.
Tickets: Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling the Brookville Flower Shop at 937.833.3531
Playhouse South will hold auditions for its season opener, Legally Blonde, on September 4th and 5th at 7:00, with callbacks on the 6th. Auditioners are asked to bring a one minute song from a current Broadway musical, not from Legally Blonde, preferably upbeat and rock/pop style. Be prepared to dance, and do cold readings from the script. There will be a CD player and accompanist provided. Bring a list of schedule conflicts through November 19th. Please contact Jim Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns.
I think that just about wraps it up for now. I’ve said before, and I’ll repeat, I’m super-excited about the upcoming theatre season and I hope you are, too. And if you’re not, I hope I can help get you excited. Live theatre is just so accessible and so great. And there’s no dearth of it right here in your little Gem City. ’til next time!