Welcome back again. After my forward-looking glance last time at what fall will bring, I feel like I was rewarded by a small sneak-peek of autumnal weather. It was glorious and refreshing. I got to see Free Shakespeare!’s production of The Merchant of Venice on an absolutely perfect evening. Thank you, cooperative weather! And now, my little tour of the happenings in our local theatre scene.
The Dayton Theatre Guild’s season opener Opus is in desperate need of at least two crew members! The dates of the show are August 24th through September 9th. Anyone interested can email KL Storer at KL_Storer@yahoo.com. If you’ve always wanted to get involved in theatre but never known how to start, here is your chance! Being a crew member is an excellent entre’ into the scene. Plus, in this case, you get the added bonus of being a hero so everyone will laud you and be very happy to see you!
Beavercreek Community Theatre
Beavercreek Community Theatre is holding auditions for Sugar Bean Sisters. Dates are Monday and Tuesday, August 20th and 21st. All audition information, including requirements and a character breakdown, can be found at the BCT webpage, under the “Auditions” tab. www.bctheatre.org
Closing This Weekend!
A Little Princess
The Skinny: This will be the second and final weekend for Playhouse South’s production of A Little Princess, performed under the stars at Northpark Amphitheatre in Springboro.
The Dates: August 17th – 19th at 7:30 pm.
Tickets: The performances are technically free, however a good-will donation of at least $5.00 is greatly appreciated. Also, please bring your own chair(s). And, having just seen an outdoor performance, I’d advise bug spray.
La Comedia Dinner Theatre
The Skinny: This family friendly, Dr. Seuss-inspired musical romp, continues its stay at La Comedia Dinner Theatre.
The Dates: Seussical will close on Sunday, 9/2.
Tickets: All information, including ticket sales, group sales and current menu can be found at the La Comedia website: www.lacomedia.com
Opening Next Weekend!
The Dayton Theatre Guild
The Skinny: The Guild’s season opener is a story about a famous string quartet who, after losing one of their members, is forced to grow and change upon casting, for the first time, a woman as his replacement.
The Dates: Opus opens on 8/24 and runs weekends through 9/9. As usual, with DTG shows, it’s worth mentioning that the second and third Saturday performances (in this case, September 1st and 8th) are at 5:00 pm.
Tickets: Tickets are available for purchase through the Dayton Theatre Guild website at www.daytontheatreguild.org
Beavercreek Community Theatre
The Skinny: Musical Chairs is the story of an audience watching a new show by a struggling playwright. Poor Joe Preston has a lot riding on his new show, and unfortunately he has the worst audience ever, including three grey-haired matinee crones, a theatre critic and, best of all, his ex-wife.
The Dates: September 7th – 16th
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online at www.bctheatre.org
Side By Side By Sondheim
The Dayton Playhouse
The Skinny: Side By Side…which takes its name from a song by Sondheim, is a musical revue of, surprisingly enough, the works of Stephen Sondheim.
Dates: September 7th – 16th.
Tickets: Tickets are available online at www.daytonplayhouse.com
The Human Race Theatre Company
The Skinny: A midwest premier, this show is a tale of “septuagenarian sexiness and matronly merriment”, featuring Broadway actress Jana Robbins as the titular Maxine, a woman who may have just found real love for the first time in her life. Veteran television actor Steve Vinovich plays Arthur, the retired judge and object of Maxine’s affections.
Dates: September 6th – 23rd.
Tickets: For all information, please see the Human Race Theatre Company’s website at www.humanracetheatre.org
Brookville Community Theatre
The Skinny: Noises Off is an absolutely classic farce taking place during the rehearsal, performance and subsequent unraveling of a traveling production of the fictional play “Nothing On.” Personalities, affections and jealousies collide with completely hilarious result.
Dates: September 6th – 16th.
Tickets: Reserving tickets in advance is highly recommended and may be done by calling the Brookville Flower Shop at 937-833-3531
Victoria Theatre Association!
The VTA currently has single tickets on sale for all their shows (except: Mary Poppins and National Geographic Live). For more information, as well as a complete list of productions on sale, please visit the VTA website: www.victoriatheatre.com
I believe that about wraps it up for this addition. As you can see, we’re only about 2 weeks away from the 2012-2013 theatrical season beginning in earnest, which is exciting! There are some really great shows coming up in the next 9 months or so. Directors and producers; I try to go to every theatre’s website and get the info on what’s coming up, but feel free to email me anything you want to make sure that I mention!