Monthly Archives: January 2019

Sinclair Theatre Presents Women Astronomers Story with SILENT SKY

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Sinclair Theatre major Sydney Baker as Henrietta Leavitt. Photo by Patti Celek.

Sinclair Theatre will present SILENT SKY, February 8-16 in its Black Box Theatre, Building 2, on the downtown Dayton campus.

Much like the movie “Hidden Figures,” this play, by Lauren Gunderson, centers on actual women pioneers of astronomy. Female “computers” were paid very little to do the scientific calculations for their male counterparts in the early 1900s. Despite not being allowed to touch the observatory telescope, title character and real-life astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, is credited with discovering how to measure the universe in 1912.

Directed by Kimberly Borst, the cast of SILENT SKY includes: Sydney Baker as Henrietta Leavitt, Amber Smith as Annie Cannon, Nikki Bentz as Williamina Fleming, Katelyn Pennington as Margaret Leavitt and Christopher Goetz as Peter Shaw.

General admission tickets cost $10 each and are available online now at

Performance times are: 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, one Sunday (2/10) matinee at 2 p.m. and a 7 p.m. Valentine’s Day performance. First Saturday, Thursday and Sunday performances are American Sign Language interpreted. Please refer to the website for specific information and to ensure ticket availability as limited seating is available in the Black Box Theatre.

Sinclair’s Black Box Theatre is located on the fourth floor of building 2. Take the elevator to the third floor and follow the signs to the half flight of stairs leading up to the theatre. A chair lift is available for anyone who needs assistance on the stairs leading to the Black Box Theatre. Early arrival is requested as no one can be seated after the production begins.

FREE PARKING is available:

  • In Lot B – Directly across Fourth St. from Building 2. Must enter from Fifth St. at St. Mary’s traffic light. (Open access lot.)
  • At City of Dayton meters along Fourth Street after 6 p.m. and on weekends.
  • In Lot A – Student Parking Garage on Fifth Street. Mon.-Thurs. until 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 6 p.m., CLOSED Sunday.

$10 Parking under Building 12, Lot C – varied hours depending on event – please refer to signage at garage opening.

Please be aware that other campus buildings and overhead walkways are closed and locked when classes are not in session on weekends and holidays. For pedestrian safety always use the marked crosswalks when crossing the street. 

For more information on Henrietta Leavitt or Silent Sky visit Sinclair Library’s web page at:


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Auditions Announced for SORRY WRONG NUMBER at Loveland Stage Company

LSC_logoLoveland Stage Company will be holding auditions for SORRY WRONG NUMBER.

Audition Dates:

  • Sunday Feb. 3rd        12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Monday Feb. 4th          7:00 pm – 8:00

This show has many small parts to accompany one female lead role.

This is a single set murder mystery, no singing or dancing will be involved.

Cold reading from the script, all ages 15 and older welcomed.

Director – Glenna Knapp
Producer – Gregory Carl Smith

Productions dates: April 26-May 5

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Cast Announced for OUT OF STERNO at Mariemont Players

MPI_logoMariemont Players is excited to announce the cast of our May show, OUT OF STERNO by Deborah Zoe Laufer:

  • Dotty – Patricia Mullins
  • Hamel – Darren Lee
  • Zena – Elizabeth Molloy
  • Dan – Bill Hartnett


Dotty’s life in Sterno with her husband Hamel is absolutely perfect! It’s a fairy tale, it really is. True, in their seven years of marriage Hamel has forbidden her to leave their tiny apartment or speak to anyone, but Dotty is so very happy to spend her days watching video re-enactments of the day they first met. When a phone call from a mysterious woman threatens to tear her world asunder, Dotty must venture out into the vast city of Sterno, and try to discover what it is to be a “real” woman.

OUT OF STERNO is a coming-of-age play in an Alice in Wonderland world. It explores the triumph and heartbreak of growing up and the contradictory societal pressures women face just trying to make it across town.

OUT OF STERNO is directed by Dan Maloney.

Performance Dates: May 10-26

For tickets, call Betsy at 513-684-1236 or visit!

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Beechmont Players Inc.
Feb. 15-23
Anderson Center

Directed by Jim Waldfogle

Cast: Fred Hunt as Mr. Banks, Jody Hart as Mrs. Banks, Emily Keller as Kay Banks, Tyler Metcalf as Ben Banks, Parker Culp as Tommy Banks, Andrew Shamblin as Buckley Dunstan, Joseph Robinson as Buzz Taylor, Katie Altman as Peggy Swift, Maggie Harris as Delilah, Reva Schell as Miss Bellamy, Chadwin Davis as Mr. Massoula, Catie Harris as Jo, Sandy Schleuter as Mrs. Pulitzki & Joseph Moreland as Red

Mr. Banks learns that one of the young men he has seen occasionally about the house is about to become his son-in-law. Daughter Kay announces the engagement out of nowhere. Mrs. Banks and her sons are happy, but Mr. Banks is in a dither. The groom-to-be, Buckley Dunstan, appears on the scene and Mr. Banks realizes that the engagement is serious. Buckley and Kay don’t want a “big” wedding—just a simple affair with a few friends! We soon learn, however, that the “few” friends idea is out. Then trouble really begins. The guest list grows larger each day, a caterer is called in, florists, furniture movers and dressmakers take over, and the Banks household is soon caught in turmoil—not to mention growing debt. When Kay, in a fit of temper, calls off the wedding, everyone’s patience snaps. But all is set right, and the wedding (despite more last-minute crises) comes off beautifully. In the end, the father of the bride is a happy, proud man, glad that the wedding is over, but knowing too that it was worth all the money and aggravation to start his daughter off so handsomely on the road to married life.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 15-16 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 17 at 3pm
  • Fri, Feb. 22 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 23 at 3pm & 8pm

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tht_the snow white variety show logoTHE SNOW WHITE VARIETY SHOW
Town Hall Theatre
Feb. 15-17

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All the fun of just about every TV-show genre you can imagine is jam-packed into this wild and fast-paced comedy!  Your audience becomes the live studio audience on a talk show, Real Talk with Fairytale Legends, where the seven dwarves tell the story of Snow White as the Fairytale Players bring it to life.  As each new dwarf takes a turn telling part of Snow White’s famous story in his or her own unique voice, the players’ re-enactment shifts to match the style and personality of that particular dwarf.  At any given moment, the story can be anything — romance, comedy, home improvement show, suspense, Western, epic poetry, mystery, cooking show, stand-up routine, or blockbuster action movie!  There’s even a “Miss Fairest of Them All” beauty pageant!  It all culminates in a mad-dash ending of fast-changing genres that sets the record straight on Snow White’s happily-ever-after. 

  • Fri, Feb. 15 at 7pm
  • Sat-Sun, Feb. 16-17 at 3pm

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