Dayton Playhouse @ The DayTonys

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 two more productions! Our closing spring musical 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! We will also soon be announcing our exciting season extra – another glorious collaboration with the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra for the final weekend of October 2016!

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

Dayton Playhouse @ The DayTonys

The Playhouse’s 2014-2015 season showed up in force at the DayTonys Gala on August 8, 2015.  We are proud to note that all five of the Playhouse productions from our most recent season were recognized in multiple categories. Take a read at the Awards of Merit and Excellence received this year!

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Design & Production Award of Merit for Scenic Design – Chris Newman
Direction Award of Merit for Dance Choreography –  Annette Looper
Supporting & Guest Performance Award of Merit – Richard Young
Supporting & Guest Performance Award of Excellence – Tori Kocher
Leading Performance Award of Merit – Brad Bishop

Night of the Living Dead(TM) Live
Design & Production Award of Merit for Sound Design – K.L. Storer
Leading Performance Award of Excellence – Jared Mola

The Fantasticks
Design & Production Award of Excellence for Scenic Design – Chris Newman
Supporting & Guest Performance Award of Merit – Chuck Larkowski
Supporting & Guest Performance Award of Merit – Saul Caplan
Supporting & Guest Performance Award of Merit – William Scarborough
Leading Performance Award of Merit – Robb Willoughby
Leading Performance Award of Excellence – Tyler Henry
Ensemble Performance Award of Merit
Season’s Best Production
Outstanding Overall Production

Fix Me, Jesus
Design & Production Award of Merit for Scenic Design – Chris Newman
Design & Production Award of Excellence for Costuming – Brian Sharp, Tina McPhearson
Leading Performance Award of Merit – Rachael Wilson

Grease
Design & Production Award of Merit for Costume Design – Steve Burton, Tim Grewe, Tina McPhearson
Design & Production Award of Merit for Properties – Tina McPhearson
Design & Production Award of Merit for Scenic Design – Chris Newman
Direction Award of Excellence for Dance Choreography – Paige Hanshaw
Direction Award of Excellence for Musical Direction – Nancy Perrin
Supporting & Guest Performance Award of Merit – Andrew Spoon
Leading Performance Award of Excellence – Tyler Henry
Leading Performance Award of Excellence – Tori Kocher