Thursday, May 26 – Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Yesterday, when friends asked about having a picnic on Monday, I returned the question with a confused stare until they prompted me that it was Memorial Day. Wow! The holiday seems like it has completely snuck up on me. And with it has come some break in the rain (just some) and the beginning of summer.
Even in the midst of cookouts and vacations, there’s still the opportunity to see shows in the Dayton area this summer and these next few weeks. This can be a great time to celebrate school letting out and the warmer weather, and what better way than by doing something creative? A few shows are closing this weekend, so make sure to catch them before they do!
Another Openin’, Another Show
…SHOWS OPENING SOON
HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY
The Story: A war widow, attempting to cope with her Marine husband’s death in Iraq, goes with her brother-in-law on a quest to scatter her husband’s ashes where he required, remembering and seeing flashbacks along the way in an emotionally moving and uplifting journey. This show premiered in an earlier and very different version as part of the Human Race Musical Theatre Workshops in 2009.
The Dates: May 21 – June 12, 2011
Tickets & More Information: Human Race Theatre Company
…SHOWS CLOSING SOON
The Story: George (a glitzy nightclub owner) and his partner Albin (also the glamorous changeuse Zaza)’s son is getting married… and in this musical, he brings his fiancee’s conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair. “The bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly [in this] tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together… stay fabulous… and above all else, stay true to themselves!”
Date: May 13 – 29, 2011
The Story: Only together after the death of their mother, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare-and potentially extremely valuable – stamps. One sister embraces the stamp collecting, the other resists – but both are targets of three seedy, high-stakes collectors who are willing to do anything to claim a particularly rare find as their own.
Dates: May 13 – 29, 2011
One Short Day
…SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THE THEATRICALLY MINDED
First Annual Talent Show
The Basics: The talent pool in this area is great and diverse… and Playhouse South has selected 21 people of various ages, from singers and dancers to comics and beat-boxers, to show off their skills and compete for a $250 Grand Prize. Part of the contest is the audience’s ranking, so get ready to cheer for your favorite act!
The Date: Friday, May 27, 8:00 pm
More Information: Playhouse South