Dayton Playhouse @ The DayTonys

Fiddler Opens October 28!

The Dayton Playhouse and the Miami Valley Symphony are once again collaborating on a major production, this time to present the timeless musical, Fiddler on the Roof.  The performances will be for one weekend only, Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 pm; and Sunday, October 30, at 2:00 pm at the Dayton Masonic Center, 525 Riverview Ave, Dayton.

Fiddler

This the second collaboration between the two community arts organizations.  Two years ago, they presented a concert version of Les Miserables with full cast and chorus featuring the depth and breadth of local musical and theater talent. The collaboration continues with this production of Fiddler on the Roof which will showcase both seasoned and young talent with a cast and chorus of over 85 under the direction of Brian Sharp.  The orchestra of over 65 musicians conducted by David Dietrick, will play the full orchestral version of the musical and include authentic Ukrainian mandolin and accordion performers rather than substituting a synthesizer, which is often the method of covering those instruments.

Based on the Jewish folklorist Sholem Aleichem’s stories published over a century ago about Tevye the Dairyman and his community in Russia, Fiddler on the Roof was first  produced on Broadway in 1964 with revivals nearly every decade since.

Featured in the role of Tevye is Marshall Weiss, who has played the part three times in Miami Valley community theater productions of the musical.  Pam McGinnes, a local community theater veteran, plays Golda his wife.  Kelli Locker, who portrayed Mme. Thenardier in Les Miserables, again joins in this joint production as Tzeitzel, the eldest daughter.  The rest of the cast and chorus includes many familiar faces from local theater productions and from the MVSO’s presentation of Handel’s oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.  Joining them are a number of young and exciting new actors and singers.

Tickets for the production are available at: mvso.org or at thedaytonplayhouse.com.  They also can be ordered by calling The Dayton Playhouse box office at 937-424-8477 or at the door.  Tickets are general admission.  Wheelchair Accessible and Priority seating will be available and the auditorium is accessible by elevator.

2015-16 Blackburn Certificate of Achievement Recipients

At the Blackburn Awards Gala, many volunteers were recognized with Certificates of Achievement for their performances or production work on the shows from our 2015-16 Season. These certificates are awarded on the basis of Patron ballots provided in the programs of every performance. Below is the list of Certificates of Achievement presented on September 25, 2016.

Technical:

Tina McPhearson – Costume Design – Diary of Anne Frank
Sarah Caplan – Props – Diary of Anne Frank
Alan Shotwell – Lighting Design – Diary of Anne Frank
J. Gary Thompson – Sound Design – Diary of Anne Frank
Paige Hanshaw – Choreography – Carousel
Teresa Kahle – Costume Design – Carousel
Tina McPhearson – Props – Carousel
Chris Newman – Set Design – The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd
Kathleen Carroll – Costumes – The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd
Dawn Roth-Smith – Props – The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd
Molly Lamperis – Lighting Design – The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd
Bob Kovach – Sound Design – The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd
Bob Kovach – Sound Design – 1776

Direction:

Jennifer Lockwood – Director – The Diary of Anne Frank
Shawn Hooks – Assistant Director – Carousel
Richard Brock – Assistant Director – The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd
Judy Mansky – Musical Director – The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd
Stacey Ward – Assistant Director – 1776

Supporting Actress:

Heather Campbell Martin – Supporting Actress – The Diary of Anne Frank
Emily Church – Supporting Actress – The Diary of Anne Frank
Jill Lynott – Supporting Actress – The Diary of Anne Frank
Sandy Coleman – Supporting Actress – The Diary of Anne Frank
Pam McGinnis – Supporting Actress – The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife
The Pontecorvo Dancers – Supporting Actress – Carousel
Christy Carson – Supporting Actress – The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd
Krissy McKim-Barker – Supporting Actress – The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd

Supporting Actor:

Jack Lewis – Supporting Actor – The Diary of Anne Frank
Rick Johnson – Supporting Actor – The Diary of Anne Frank
Ray Geiger – Supporting Actor – The Diary of Anne Frank
Richard Young – Supporting Actor – The Diary of Anne Frank
Malcolm Casey – Supporting Actor – The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife
Eric Thompson – Supporting Actor – Carousel
J. Gary Thompson – Supporting Actor – Carousel
Brad Bishop – Supporting Actor – Carousel
Brad Bishop – Supporting Actor – 1776
Mark Van Luvender – Supporting Actor – 1776
Alain Alejandro – Supporting Actor – 1776
Mark Reuter – Supporting Actor – 1776
Brian Laughlin – Supporting Actor – 1776
Matt Lindsay – Supporting Actor – 1776
Charles Larkowski – Supporting Actor – 1776

Lead Actor:

Chris Tuell – Lead Actor – 1776
Shawn Hooks – Lead Actor – 1776

Specials:

Orchestra – Carousel
Orchestra – The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd
Ensemble – Carousel
Ensemble – Urchins – The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd