The Dayton Playhouse will open its 2016-2017 season with the classic musical Camelot, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. According to Dayton Playhouse Board Chair, Brian Sharp, “We are excited to introduce director Ranger Puterbaugh to the Dayton Playhouse audience. We love adding bright, young talent with fresh ideas to our directing pool.” Puterbaugh is a Language Arts teacher and director of the Drama Club at Northmont High School. His recent directing credits include The Addams Family, Moon Over Buffalo, and Children of Eden. Musical director for the production will be Brennan Paulin. Production dates for Camelot are September 16 – October 2 (Fridays through Sundays).
Camelot is the timeless legend of King Arthur brought to the stage. Based on the classic work The Once and Future King, Camelot was a successful Broadway show before being turned into a musical movie in 1967. The story begins with a young Arthur nervous to meet his new wife, Guinevere. Before disappearing forever, Merlin offers some last advice, and Arthur sets out to build the ideal society of knights. With the help of Guinevere, Lancelot, and Pellinore, Arthur begins his quest to establish the Knights of the Round Table. However, it’s not long before old sins and new betrayals threaten to undo all the things they’ve built. This musical blends humor with drama in a wonderful story of chivalry and the legacy we leave behind.
Performances will be September 16 – October 2, 2016. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. The Dayton Playhouse is located at 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45414.
Tickets for the production are available at www.daytonplayhouse.com. The cost is $18 for adults and $16 for seniors, students and military. You also have the option to purchase a season pass for all 5 shows of the season for $75 for adults, $70 for students. Group rates are available when purchasing 10 or more tickets.
Season subscriptions may be purchased through the box office, 937-424-8477, which is staffed Mondays, Wednesdays 1:30pm-4:30pm. Messages may be left for the box office at any time and calls will be returned.
The rest of the shows for the season include Neil Simon’s Proposal in November, Xanadu will be this winter, The Women will be a March show and Ragtime will wrap the season in May.
The Dayton Playhouse is a community theatre providing outstanding theatrical productions to Miami Valley audiences of all ages for more than fifty years. The Playhouse is nationally recognized for FutureFest, an annual festival of new plays.