Theatre Lab Dayton (formerly Dare to Defy Productions) is thrilled to announce our 2022-2023 Season!
SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
By Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.
*Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
*TBA SHOW TO BE ANNOUCED SOON*
IN THE GREEN
By Grace McLean
As a young girl, medieval saint, healer, visionary, exorcist, and composer Hildegard von Bingen was locked in a cloister’s cell after demonstrating a preterenatural sensitivity to the world around her. Sequestered with Hildegard is Jutta, a woman who has spent her life secluded in an effort to recover a whole self after deepest trauma. Under Jutta’s guidance, Hildegard attempts to reassemble her own fragmented self while her mentor proselytizes a rejection of brokenness.
*IN THE GREEN is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
By John Cameron Mitchell
Tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just “an angry inch.”
*HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing. www.broadwaylicensing.com
URINETOWN The Musical
By Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
*URINETOWN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
THE SECRET GARDEN
By Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon
Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
*THE SECRET GARDEN is presented by arrangement with CONCORD THEATRICALS. www.concordtheatricals.com