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D2D_Youre a Good Man Charlie Brown logoYOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
Presented by St. Leonard CHI Living Community, the City of Centerville & Dare to Defy Productions
Aug. 16-17
Stubbs Park [Washington Township]

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. This show is considered rated G and is appropriate for all ages.

  • Fri-Sat at 7pm

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Auditions Announced for A NEW BRAIN at Dare to Defy Productions

D2D_logoDare 2 Defy Productions is thrilled to announce auditions for our upcoming production of the musical A NEW BRAIN, directed by Philip Drennen.

The show will run October 17-19, 2019 at the new PNC Arts Annex with a tentative first rehearsal of September 2, 2019.

Auditions/callbacks will be held on August 11, 2019 starting at 6:00 pm. You will not need to prepare your own songs, we will only be working material from the show.

To receive callback materials, please send your headshot/resume to norgaard@dare2defy.org. Audition location will be emailed back.

All roles are available. All Ethnicities and ages 18+ are encouraged to audition. These are paid non-union contract positions.

Please see casting breakdown below.

  • Gordon Schwinn: A lovable but sarcastic composer, working on music for Mr. Bungee’s TV show Male Tenor (G2-G4)
  • Mr. Bungee: The slightly tyrannical director/producer/star of his own children’s TV show; a frog Male Baritone (B2-G4)
  • Mimi Schwinn: Gordon’s loving yet slightly unstable mother Female Mezzo/Alto (F#3 – C#5)
  • Rhoda: Gordon’s agent and best friend Female Mezzo/Soprano (A3 to E5)
  • Roger Delli-Bovi: Gordon’s charming and affectionate boyfriend Male Baritone (A2 to G4)
  • Richard: A kind and compassionate nurse Male Baritone (G2 to G4)
  • Homeless Lady: Intelligent, caring, yet rough around the edges Female Mezzo Belt (F3 to Eb5)
  • Dr. Berensteiner: An unsympathetic doctor Male Baritone (G2 to E4)
  • Priest: A somewhat clueless man of the cloth at the hospital Male Tenor (C3 to A4)
  • Waitress/Nancy D: The waitress is overbearing; Nancy is a mean nurse Female Soprano (A3 to G5)

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SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Runs Aug. 2-4

D2D@Sweeney Todd logoSWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Dare to Defy Productions Summer Youth Program
Aug. 2-4
The Brightside Music & Event Venue [Dayton]

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. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!

  • Fri, Aug. 2 at 8pm
  • Sat, Aug. 3 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 4 at 2pm

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MATILDA Runs July 26-28

D2D_Matilda logoMATILDA
Dare to Defy Productions Summer Youth Program
July 26-28
Oakwood High School [Dayton]

A stage musical based on the children’s novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. The story centers on Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life.

  • Fri, July 26 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, July 27 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, July 28 at 2pm

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Dare to Defy Productions Summer Youth Program
July 12-14
Dayton Convention Center

The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in the musical retelling. Joseph — the favorite son of Jacob — is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core. Soon he finds himself belonging to Potiphar, whose wife makes advances toward Joseph and ultimately land him behind bars. However, news of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams sparks the interest of the hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh. Soon, Joseph is out of jail and well on his way to second-in-command. Eventually Joseph’s brothers find themselves unknowingly groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed. As they fail to even recognize him, Joseph tests their integrity. He ultimately reveals himself and the brothers are reconciled. A truly timeless Old Testament tale, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to a multitude of musical genres, spanning from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock and roll.

  • Fri, July 12 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, July 13 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, July 14 at 2pm

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