The Dayton Playhouse is pleased to announce four of the 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 can’t 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! And also our exciting season extra – another glorious collaboration with the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra for the final weekend of October 2016!