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Performances Cancelled Until August 2021 at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTG_See You in August logoWe regret that due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic we are postponing our live performances until August of 2021, when we plan to kick off our 2021/2022 season.

Your health and safety, and that of our volunteers, casts, and production crews is of the utmost concern. We have come to this difficult decision as so many of our fellow arts organizations, both local and around the world, have done.

We look forward to offering you a robust season when we open. Please stay tuned for information on upcoming productions and ticket information.

During the pandemic, and as we approach the end of the year, the Dayton Theatre Guild would appreciate any monetary donation, in any amount you are able to make. All donations will be used to help keep the Guild viable until we are able to reopen to the public.

We have been fortunate to have your loyal patronage for all these years, and we are impatient to get back to the business of “Giving You Good Theatre, Done Well!”

Be well and stay safe!

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Remainder of 2019-2020 Season Cancelled at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGDear Patrons,

The Dayton Theatre Guild regrets to announce that due to the Covid-19 virus, we will be cancelling the remainder of our season. Looking at the social distancing that is occurring overseas, we anticipate the US will alter its social distancing requirements two or three month after other nations that have been dealing with this longer alter their requirements. With that expectation, we are likely seeing a return to normal sometime in the Summer or Fall.

As you might expect, there was a lot of time, money, and effort already invested in Mornings at Seven by Paul Osborn. We purchased the rights for the show, scripts, actors spent weeks preparing, our set builder had nearly finished building the entire set, and our costumers had completed sewing all the costumes and were just about to tailor them for each actor. Our loss for The Old Man and the Old Moon will be less. Fortunately, we were able to cancel auditions before they occurred. We do however, have the lost revenue from not being able to present both productions along with requested refunds. Therefore, we would like to extend the option for you to help support the Dayton Theatre Guild by changing your ticket purchase into a donation. If you would like to help by changing your ticket purchase into a donation, we would be happy to send you a donation letter. However, we will also offer a refund if you purchased tickets and would prefer a refund. Our email is contactus@daytontheatreguild.org and our phone number is 937-278-5993. We hope that most will take us up on the offer to change your purchase into a donation. Therefore, we will assume you would like to change your ticket purchase into a donation if we DO NOT hear from you. You only need to contact us with a message indicting you would like a refund.

Thank you for your continued patronage and we wish you all good health.

Dayton Theatre Guild

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Statement on COVID-19 from Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGThe Dayton Theatre Guild is actively following the news along with County, State, and Federal government recommendations with regards to the Coronavirus (Covid-19). As a public venue we are acutely aware of the elevated risk of public gatherings. At this time we intend on presenting all performances as scheduled. While we are taking the extra precaution of extra cleaning we need to ask for your help as well.

MORNING’S AT SEVEN by Paul Osborn opens a week from this Friday (March 20, 2020). We ask that if you are showing any symptoms or have been exposed to someone showing symptoms of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) or any other illness, we ask you to postpone your attendance to a later performance in the run. The production runs for three weekends (March 20 – April 5, 2020). If you’re unable to attend Mornings at Seven by Paul Osborn due to illness, we will gladly change your tickets to a future performance this season. Simply call us at 937-278-5993 and leave a message as to the date of your current tickets and the new date you wish to attend and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

If at a later time the situation changes and we need to adjust or cancel performances, we will post information to our website as well as send out an email to those on our mailing list and/or reach out to those without email addresses. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Dayton Theatre Guild

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MORNING’S AT SEVEN Runs March 20-April 5

DTG_Morning at Seven logoMORNING’S AT SEVEN
Dayton Theatre Guild
March 20-April 5

Directed by Kathy Mola
Produced by Christina Tomazinis

Cast: Dave Nickel as Theodore Swanson, Dee Berdine as Cora Swanson, Tori Tuccillo as Aaronetta Gibbs, Margie Strader as Ida Bolton, Richard Young as Carl Bolton, Matthew Smith as Homer Bolton, Susie Gutierrez as Myrtle Brown, Barbara Jorgensen as Esther Crampton & Charles Larkowski as David Crampton

This 1939 comedy tells the story of four aging sisters who live in a small mid-western town, and their long-standing sibling rivalries. Three of them–Ida, Cora and Arry–have lived next door to each other for fifty years, and Esther, the eldest, lives only a few blocks away. We quickly learn that living so close to one another has taken its toll. Some start to question their lives and decide to make some changes before it’s too late. In 1980, MORNING’S AT SEVEN was nominated for the Tony award for Best Revival of a Play.

  • Fri-Sat, March 20-21 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 22 at 3pm
  • Fri, March 27 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 28 at 5pm
  • Sun, March 29th at 3pm
  • Fri, April 3 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 4 at 5pm
  • Sun, April 5 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Book/music/lyrics: Pigpen Theatre Co

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Mar 23 & 24,, 2020, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.
Production dates: May 29-June 14, 2020

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993 — www.daytontheatreguild.org

Directed by Jeff Sams
Produced by Brian Buttrey & Debra Strauss

The Old Man tends to The Old Moon, refilling the light that spills out every night. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man abandons his post to find her and plunges the world into darkness. His eventful journey across land, air, and sea reminds them—and us—of the unwavering power of love. This is basic storytelling at its best and a lesson about the inevitability of change, reminding us of the magic of folktales that take place in a timeless land far, far away.

Casting Requirements:

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
  • Please bring all scheduling conflicts, including weekends, between Mar 25 and June 14, 2020.

This is a movement play. The director is looking for a strong group of actors who are comfortable with physical movement and singing on stage. Experience as a puppeteer is a plus. All actors must be able to sit, stand, move, and lift objects easily.

This production will use 7 actors to play nearly 30 roles by changing costume pieces and using hand props. Actors never leave the stage and work as an ensemble to tell the story. Those auditioning may be asked to attempt a British, Scottish, or Irish dialect. The production will also include some choreographed dance.

Please note that two roles have been precast due to the necessity of finding actor/musicians.

Those auditioning should dress comfortably for a movement audition and be prepared to learn and sing an excerpt from a song.

Be prepared to sing 16 Bars of a song in the style of the show.

Character breakdowns:

  • Actor 1 (Male)
  • Actor 2 (Male)
    Matheson, Patron *(THIS ROLE HAS BEEN PRECAST)
  • Actor 3 (Female)
    Butcher, Ben, Callahan, Rebel Two, Perry
  • Actor 4 (Female)
    Mabelu, Fine Lady, Dog (puppet)
  • Actor 5 (Male)
    Boatswain One, Llewellyn, Ghost Singer
  • Actor 6 (Female)
    The Old Woman, Boatswain Two, Mickey, Captain, Bartley, Young Woman
  • Actor 7 (Male)
    Fishmonger, Clerk, Cookie, Rebel One, Bartender, Solomon

For more information please contact Director Jeff Sams at jeff.sams@daytontheatreguild.org

The show runs weekends May 29-June 14, 2020
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

For more information, including auditions, see http://www.daytontheatreguild.org/

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