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Dayton Playhouse Opens Season with Camelot

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  The cost is $18 for adults and $16 for seniors, students and military.  Tickets may also be purchased through the box office at 937-424-8477.  Messages may be left at any time and calls will be returned.

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.

Announcing the 2016-2017 Playhouse Season

1617_SeasonThe Dayton Playhouse is pleased to announce four of the five shows slated for our next season. We are very excited about the variety this season will offer to our patrons and our theatre volunteers!

The 2016-17 Season opens with the glorious Lerner and Loewe timeless musical, Camelot. The legend of King Arthur comes to the Playhouse stage in music, romance and comedy. “This musically rich, legend-based classic evokes enough swashbuckling spectacle to keep one smiling” – The New York Times

Performances: September 16 to October 2, 2016
Auditions: July 25 & 26, 2016

Neil Simon’s funny and nostalgic Proposals will be staged in November. Join us for laughs and tears as the Hines family gathers for one last time in the Poconos. “New directions from the dazzlingly successful playwright who changed the very face of comedy on Broadway.” – The New York Times

Performances: November 4 to 13, 2016
Auditions: September 19 & 20, 2016

The New year brings a new production to the Playhouse stage: the campy, outrageous musical comedy, Xanadu. With book by Douglas Carter Beane and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, Xanadu is sure to dazzle and delight! “Can a musical be simultaneously indefensible and irresistible? Why, yes it can.” -The New York Times

Performances: January 20 to February 5, 2017
Auditions: November 7 & 8, 2016

The acerbic comedy of manners, The Women, comes in like a lion in March. Take a peek into the lives of socialites and social climbers in this classic play by Clare Boothe Luce. The Women is a marvel for its time, but don’t stop to think about any of it…just enjoy!”  -Theatrewest

Performances: March 10 to 19, 2017
Auditions: January 23 & 24, 2017

Watch this spot, as in the coming months we’ll announce our closing spring musical, which will run in May 2017. Although we are not permitted to announce the title of this show until June, we can say that this 13-time Tony nominated musical has not been produced by any other community theatre in the area!

SEASON EXTRA! In collaboration with the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, we will present Fiddler on the Roof at the Masonic Center, October 28 – 30, 2016!

More information to come on renewing, or purchasing, season tickets.