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Cast Announced for MAN OF LA MANCHA at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoIntroducing the cast of our next Production, MAN OF LA MANCHA.

The cast includes:

  • Captain- John Wysong
  • Sancho- Ted Eltzroth
  • Governor/Innkeeper- Kevin Rankin
  • Cervantes/Quixote- Tim Rezash
  • The Duke-Danny Klingler
  • Jose- Richard Lee Waldeck
  • Tenorio- Stephen Gogol
  • Paco- Jamison Meyer
  • Juan- Jamie McQuinn
  • Anselmo- Michael Plaugher
  • Pedro- Brad Bishop
  • Aldonza-Sarah Viola
  • Maria- Lindsey Cardoza
  • Fermina- Karoline Royse
  • Antonia- Bryn Corbett
  • Housekeeper- Kate Young
  • Padre- Kip Moore
  • Barber- Chuck Larkowski
  • Moorish Girls- Kiersten Farmer and Darian Black

Directed by Dawn Roth Smith. Musical direction by Andrew Hackworth. Choreographed by Jeffrey Payne.

Performances run Jan. 17-Feb. 2

For more information visit www.thedaytonplayhouse.com.


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Dayton Playhouse
Nov. 1-17

Directed by Tim Rezash

Cast: Matt Lindsay as Atticus Finch, Stephanie Radford as Calpurnia, Sahe West as Tom Robinson, Keith Moore as Jem Finch, Lindsey Cardoza as Scout Finch, Samuel Hamilton as Dill, Adonis Lemke as Horace Gilmer, Lolli Mitchell as Three Ladies, Charles Larkowski as Link Deas, Sean Mayo as Bob Ewell, Brian Sharp as Judge Taylor, Hayley Penchoff as Mayella Ewell, James Karr as Heck Tate, Mark Diffenderfer as Mr. Cunningham, John Wysong Jr. as Boo Radley, Richard Young as Dr. Reynolds & Vaughn Foreit as Baliff/Guard

The new stage adaptation of Lee’s classic novel. Come see the first community theatre production of this script anywhere in the world.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 1-2 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 3 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 8-9 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 10 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 15-16 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 17 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for MAN OF LA MANCHA at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoDirected by Dawn Roth-Smith
Musical direction by Andrew Hackworth
Choreographed by Jeffrey Payne

Where: Dayton Playhouse, 1301 Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton, OH

When: November 4 and 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM

The Dayton Playhouse will hold auditions for the musical MAN OF LA MANCHA on two nights, Monday and Tuesday, November 4 and 5, 2019 at the Playhouse beginning at 7:00 PM. No reservations are necessary, but the vocal audition will be closed…only the Director, staff and an accompanist will be with you during your vocal audition.

If you absolutely cannot make this time frame, contact the director at dawns1210@gmail.com.

Performance dates: Jan. 17-Feb. 2


  • Vocal: Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style song, bring your sheet music with cuts clearly marked. No Pop music, rock or country. Acapella auditions will not be considered.
  • Dance: Wear clothes appropriate for a light choreography audition including closed toed shoes. You will be taught and then perform a short movement routine.
  • Actors: We will also be asking some of you to stay and read from the script after vocal auditions. No monologues are necessary.

About the show:
The musical takes place in a Spanish prison, filled with characters who have all been accused of crimes against The Church. During the Spanish Inquisition people from many different walks of life, countries, religions (Jews, Muslims, Gypsies, Non Catholic Christians), and anyone who spoke ill of The Church were arrested and had to face a trial –and often times torture.

The writer Miguel de Cervantes and his manservant make their living as tax collectors, but soon find themselves imprisoned after being accused of “crimes against The Church.” Now facing the wrath of their fellow inmates, Cervantes must persuade the unruly bunch not to burn his prized manuscript — by performing it for them. With the help of their reluctant fellow captives, they begin the tale of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

We will cast the best performers, there are no pre-set notions regarding race, size, mobility, or gender.

Characters/Vocal Ranges noted for soloist- almost everyone sings in this show

  • Cervantes/Don Quixote Tenor/High Baritone
    Miquel de Cervantes is the director of the play within this play, and the lead actor.
  • Sancho Panza Tenor
    Sancho is very much the stage manager and supporting actor of the manuscript, it is very important to him to get everything just right for Cervantes.
  • Aldonza/Dulcinea Mezzo-Soprano
    Female prisoner, reluctant to participate, but has a change of heart.
  • Antonia Soprano Female prisoner, eager to help out
  • Fermina Female prisoner
  • Maria Female prisoner
  • Housekeeper Alto (high range) Female prisoner
  • Barber Tenor Prisoner, featured
  • Padre Tenor/High Baritone Prisoner, featured
  • Dr. Carrasco/ Duke Baritone/Tenor Male prisoner, educated, Featured
  • Innkeeper/Governor Baritone Male prisoner, Featured
  • Captain of the Inquisition Non-Singing role, Cameo


  • Jose Male prisoner, Chorus
  • Tenorio Male prisoner, Chorus
  • Paco Male prisoner, Chorus
  • Juan Male prisoner, Chorus
  • Anselmo (Tenor +Falsetto) Male Prisoner, Chorus, Featured
  • Pedro Male prisoner, Head Muleteer
  • Gypsies (Moors) Prisoners, Dancers

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Cast Announced for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoAnnouncing the Dayton Playhouse cast of Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Aaron Sorkin:

  • Matt Lindsay – Atticus Finch
  • Stephanie Radford – Calpurnia
  • Sahe West – Tom Robinson
  • Keith Moore – Jem Finch
  • Lindsey Cardoza – Scout Finch
  • Samuel Hamilton – Dill
  • Adonis Lemke – Horace Gilmer
  • Lolli Mitchell – 3 Ladies
  • Charles Larkowski – Link Deas
  • Sean Mayo – Bob Ewell
  • Brian Sharp – Judge Taylor
  • Hayley Penchoff – Mayella Ewell
  • James Karr – Heck Tate
  • Mark Diffenderfer – Mr. Cunningham
  • John Wysong Jr. – Boo Radley
  • Richard Young – Dr. Reynolds
  • Vaughn Foreit – Baliff/Guard

Break legs, everyone! Directed by Tim Rezash, the production opens on November 1 and tickets are on sale now.

For more information visit http://wordpress.thedaytonplayhouse.com/

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Director Submissions for 2020-2021 Season Being Sought by Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoThe Dayton Playhouse is currently accepting applications from potential directors for our 62nd (2020-2021) season. Those interested in directing are asked to submit up to 6 plays and/or musicals, which they would be interested in directing for the season.

Submissions close November 4, 2019.

Additional information and an online submission form is available at http://wordpress.thedaytonplayhouse.com/seasons/director-submissions/

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