Ah, late spring! A time for backyard barbeques, long porch-sitting evenings and … exciting end-of-season theatre. There are a lot of really great things coming up to finish off this (theatrical) year with a bang.
One Night Only
Turn It Up!
The Victoria Theatre
The Skinny: This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and to celebrate that, they’re bringing us Turn It Up, a retrospective of the best of their last decade of music. This evening is bound to set your toes a’tapping and leave you with a smile, and a song, on your lips.
Date: Saturday, 6/1
Tickets: Please visit the Victoria Theatre Association website at www.ticketcenterstage.com
Closing This Weekend
The Skinny: The Pillowman centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders.
Dates: Closing on Sunday, 6/2
Tickets: Please visit the Dayton Theatre Guild website at www.daytontheatreguild.org
The Skinny: It ain’t easy getting to the top, and Dreamgirls, the story of a 3-woman group (think “The Supremes” and their meteoric rise) typifies that. You will laugh, you will smile and if you don’t cry during the heartwrenching torch song “And I Am Telling You (I’m Not Going),” then I just don’t know what to say!
Dates: Opening Tuesday 6/4 and running through Sunday 6/9.
Tickets: Visit the Victoria Theatre Association website at www.ticketcenterstage.com
Opening This Weekend!
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
The Skinny: Something familiar, something peculiar. Something for everyone! A comedy tonight! Come see the Dayton Playhouse take on one of Stephen Sondheim’s funniest and best loved pieces. A farcical love story taking place in a fictionalized idea of Ancient Rome.
Dates: Opening Friday, 5/31 and closing Sunday 6/16.
Tickets: Please visit the Dayton Playhouse website at www.daytonplayhouse.com
Currently In Production!
The Sound Of Music
The Skinny: A little known boutique musical about a would-be nun who battles Nazis. But seriously, folks – this is the well-loved classic, a perennial crowd pleaser. Join The Captain, Maria and all 7 children as they sing, dance and, eventually, cross the Alps.
Dates: Running through 6/30.
Tickets: Please visit the La Comedia website at www.lacomedia.com