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Cast Announced for AUGUST, OSAGE COUNTY at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoWe are happy to announce the cast of AUGUST, OSAGE COUNTY. Director Jamison Meyer is excited to get started. Congratulations to all involved.

AUGUST, OSAGE COUNTY performances are March 4-13, 2022

The cast:

  • Beverly Weston — Michael Taint
  • Violet Weston — Becky Howard
  • Barbara Fordham — Mandy Shannon
  • Bill Fordham — Steven Gogol
  • Jean Fordham — Meghan Hohman
  • Ivy Weston — Katie Gainey-West
  • Karen Weston — Christine Chait
  • Mattie Fae Aiken — Dawn Roth Smith
  • Charlie Aiken — Brent Eresman
  • Little Charles Aiken — Nathan Evans
  • Johnna Monevata — TBD
  • Steve Heidebrecht — Lance Westendorf
  • Sheriff Deon Gilbeau — Steve Mongelli

For more information visit www.thedaytonplayhouse.com

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2022-2023 Season Announced by Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoCOME HEAR OUR STORIES – The Dayton Playhouse 2022-2023Season

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT!
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle, Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle

A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” from the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Directed by Jenni Cypher

Monthly Python’s Spamalot is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, New York 10036 www.theatricalrights.com

By Mary Chase

Directed by Dawn Roth Smith

Presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing Dramatist Play Service collection. www.dramatist.com

Directed by Kip Moore
A Musical, Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All Authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

By Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Tim Rezash

Presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing Dramatist Play Service collection. www.dramatist.com

Songs by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, Book by Hugh Wheeler, Based on The Kensington Stories by Sally Benson and the MGM Motion Picture Meet Me In St. Louis

Directed by Brian Sharp

Presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, servicing TAMS. All Authorized performance materials are also supplied by Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com

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Auditions Announced for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoDirected by Jamison Meyer

Performances will be March 4-13, 2022

AUDITIONS will be held January 17 & 18, 2022 at 7pm. DPH is still requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination at auditions.

Monologues are required for auditions. There will be some extra monologues provided in the lobby if people are not able to bring their own. After the monologues, auditioners will be reading sides from the script.

SHOW CONTENT WARNING: explicit language used by just about every character, prescription drug, and marijuana abuse, as well as attempted assault on a minor.


Character Breakdown:

  • BEVERLY WESTON – late sixties – Alcoholic Poet, patriarch, of the family.
  • VIOLET WESTON – late sixties – Strong but cutting mother, addicted to pain pills, abuse and her pride have made her selfish and mean to those she loves.
  • BARBARA FORDHAM – mid to late forties- eldest daughter, Separated from her husband, witty and sardonic, attempts to keep the family together.
  • BILL FORDHAM – late forties – A university professor who is sleeping with one of his students. Separated from Barbara.
  • JEAN FORDHAM – fourteen – Barbara and Bill’s daughter, a little lost, a little rebellious. *The role of Jean Fordham (who is a 14 year old) won’t be cast with anyone under the age of 18.
  • IVY WESTON – early forties – middle daughter. Has had to stay behind and take care of her parents, resents her sisters for this.
  • KAREN WESTON – early forties – youngest daughter, has dreamed of being married in a fairytale, caught up her delusions and dismissive of her family’s troubles
  • MATTIE FAY AIKEN – Late Fifties – Violet’s Sister, married to Charlie cruel to her son, not close with her sister but understands her better than most.
  • CHARLIE AIKEN – Sixty – A kind man, thoughtful and understanding. Loves his son and defends him to his wife.
  • LITTLE CHARLES AIKEN – Late thirties – Bumbling and inept, seen as a permanent child by the family except for Ivy.
  • JOHNNA MONEVATA – Late twenties (Indigenous American) – the caretaker hired by Beverly at the beginning of the play. A Cheyenne woman, who watches the family.
  • STEVE HEIDEBRECHT – fifty – Karen’s sleazy fiancé, smokes pot with fourteen year old Jean
  • SHERIFF DEON GILBEAU – Late Forties – local sheriff who comes to the Weston house to deliver the terrible news of Beverly’s death

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INTO THE WOODS Runs Jan. 14-30

DPH_Into the Woods logoINTO THE WOODS
Dayton Playhouse
Jan. 14-30

Directed by Tina McPhearson

Cast: Adee McFarland as The Witch, Kailey Yeakley as Cinderella, Dean Swann as The Baker, Laura Zelasko as Baker’s Wife, Kevin Willardson as Jack, Cheryl Mellen as Jack’s Mother, Drew Roby as Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf, David Potts as Rapunzel’s Prince, Elainah Skaroupka as Little Red, Matthew Eberbach as Narrator, Richard Lee Waldeck as Mysterious Man, Jeannine Parson as Stepmother, Jamie Pavlofsky as Lucinda, Shana Fishbein as FLorinda, Brent Eresman as Cinderella’s Father, Amelia Schwartz as Rapunzel, Dustin Schwab as Steward & Dana Vetter as Cinderella’s Mother/Sleeping Beauty

  • Fri-Sat, Jan. 14-15 at 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 16 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Jan. 21-22 at 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 23 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Jan. 28-29 at 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 30 at 2pm

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Cast Announced for INTO THE WOODS at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoDayton Playhouse is happy to announce the cast of INTO THE WOODS

  • The Witch ​​​​- Adee McFarland
  • Cinderella​​​​ – Kailey Yeakley
  • The Baker ​​​​- Dean Swann
  • Baker’s Wife​​​ – Laura Zelasko
  • Jack​​​​​ – Kevin Willardson
  • Jack’s Mother -​​​ Cheryl Mellen
  • Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf ​- Drew Roby
  • Rapunzel’s Prince​​ – David Potts
  • Little Red​​​​ – Elainah Skaroupka
  • Narrator​​​​ – Matthew Eberbach
  • Mysterious Man​​​ – Richard Lee Waldeck
  • Stepmother​​​ – Jeannine Parson
  • Lucinda ​​​​- Jamie Pavlofsky
  • Florinda​​​​ – Shana Fishbein
  • Cinderella’s Father​​ – Brent Eresman
  • Rapunzel​​​​ – Amelia Schwartz
  • Steward ​​​​- Dustin Schwab
  • Cinderella’s Mother/Sleeping Beauty ​​- Dana Vetter ​​​

Directed by Tina McPhearson, performances run Jan. 14-30.

Fore more information visit www.thedaytonplayhouse.com

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