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Cast Announced for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoOnce On This Island Cast

  • Ti Moune: Evette Nicole Williamson
  • Daniel Beauxhomme: Naman Clark
  • Asaka: Kyla Roniece Hutchins
  • Agwe: Aaron Washington
  • Erzulie: Jovone’ Lewis
  • Papa Ge: Jarrod Davis Jr.
  • Mama Euralie: Alexandria Leigh
  • TonTon Julian- Antwan Terrell
  • Andrea Deveraux: (female) Pending
  • Armand Beauxhomme (male): Pending
  • Little Ti Moune (female age 8-11): Pending
  • Story Tellers: Zenobia Curtis, Hairong Gu, Amirah Musa, Charmaine Webster


  • Director: Aaron Washington
  • Music Director: Sarah Lingg
  • Choreographer: Aaron Washington
  • Dance Captain: Kiersten Farmer
  • Technical Director: Richard Lee Waldeck
  • Costumes: Theresa Ankenmen
  • Set Designer: Danielle Lowery
  • Stage Manager/Assistant Director: Dawn Roth Smith

Congratulations to all. BREAK A LEG!!

Performances run Jan. 13-29.

For more information visit www.thedaytonplayhouse.com.

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HARVEY Runs Nov. 11-20

DPH_Harvey logoHARVEY
Dayton Playhouse
Nov. 11-20

Directed by Dawn Roth-Smith

Cast: Ted Eltzroth as Elwood, Peggy Allen as Veta, Megan Hohman as Myrtle Mae, Martin Foster as Wilson, Jenni Cypher as Mrs. Chavenet, Cathy Long as Mrs. Chumley, Sean Gunther as Dr. Chumley, Mark Garner as Judge Gaffeny, Mary Beringer as Ej Lofgren/Ms. Johnson,Brandon Shockney as Dr. Sanderson & Katie Gainey-West as Nurse Kelly

Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a polite and friendly man with a very strange best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey. Elwood’s sister Veta is concerned the rabbit will interfere with her life as a socialite, so she tries to have Elwood committed at the local sanatorium. Veta is so hysterical when she explains her brother’s condition that she is committed instead. Elwood leaves the sanatorium grounds unbothered, turning the town upside down as everyone goes on the lookout for this mind-mannered hero and his invisible rabbit.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 11-12 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 13 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 18-19 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 20 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoAuditions for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at The Dayton Playhouse.

Oct. 30 & Nov. 1 at 7pm

Here is what Director Aaron Washington will be looking for:

An integral part of the story told in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND includes a history of the island’s color caste system, and its predominantly African heritage. In casting the show, we will be giving strong consideration to that, however, except for the roles of Ti Moune and Daniel (whose ethnicity is noted in the breakdown below), we are open to the possibility of non-traditional casting choices and encourage everyone with a strong voice to audition.

Looking for all actors to be comfortable moving with some needing strong dancing skills.

Production dates: Jan.13-29, 2023

PREPARE A SONG in the style of pop, gospel or contemporary musical theatre that accurately demonstrates your vocal ability and range and have sheet music in the appropriate key. We will provide an accompanist. Auditions with backing tracks will be accepted, however, No a cappella auditions please.
All will take part in a movement/ dance audition. All skill levels will be considered.

Ti Moune is a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie, Asaka, Papa Ge, and Agwe, on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.


  • LITTLE TI MOUNE – 9 – 12 year old young girl of African descent, who will be instrumental in the story telling.
  • TI MOUNE – (High belt) Ti Moune is a peasant girl of African descent. Curious and energetic with an infectious joy for life.
  • DANIEL – (Tenor) Daniel is a mix of African and French descent. He is Ti Moune’s love interest, and a member of the ruling class, torn between duty and love.
  • MAMA EURALIE – ( Alto) Ti Moune’s adoptive mother. Tries to be stern but has a generous spirit.
  • TONTON JULIAN – ( Baritone) Ti Moune’s adoptive father. Gentle with a quiet strength.
  • ANDREA – (Mezzo) Daniel’s betrothed, a grande homme.
  • ARMAND – (Baritone) Daniel’s father, a grande homme.
  • AGWE – (Bass/ Baritone) God of the Sea. Powerful yet playful.
  • ASAKA – (Mezzo/ Soprano) Mother of the Earth. Fierce with a wicked sense of humor.
  • ERZULIE – (Soprano) Goddess of Love. Warm and kind.
  • PAPA GE – Tenor/ Baritenor) The Spirit of Death. A trickster. Lithe and mysterious.
  • STORYTELLERS – (All vocal types) 4 -6 Chorus and ensemble members who help create the world of the show.

If you have any additional questions, please email Stage Manager Dawn Roth Smith at dawns1210@gmail.com.

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Cast Announced for HARVEY at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoCongratulations to the cast of HARVEY.

The show runs November 11 – November 20, 2022.

The cast includes:

  • Elwood- Ted Eltzroth
  • Veta- Peggy Allen
  • Myrtle Mae- Megan Hohman
  • Wilson- Martin Foster
  • Mrs Chavenet- Jenni Cypher
  • Mrs Chumley- Cathy Long
  • Dr. Chumley- Sean Gunther
  • Judge Gaffney- Mark Garner
  • EJ Lofgren/Ms. Johnson – Mary Beringer
  • Dr Sanderson- Brandon Shockney
  • Nurse Kelly- Katie Gainey-West

For more information visit www.thedaytonplayhouse.com

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FutureFest at Dayton Playhouse To Take a One-Year Hiatus

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The Board of Directors of the Dayton Playhouse is going to give FutureFest a much-needed rest for the summer of 2023. Don’t be alarmed; we are simply working more diligently behind the scenes to create a better FutureFest in 2024. In fact, we are already announcing the dates as July 19 – 21, 2024. Put it on your calendar now; it is sure to be the hottest ticket in town! Look for more information as we regroup, replan, reimagine and revitalize FutureFest.

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