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ROMEO & JULIET & ZOMBIES Runs Oct. 21-29

SCCT_Romeo & Juliet & Zombies logoROMEO & JULIET & ZOMBIES
Sinclair Theatre
Oct. 21-29

Directed by Gina Kleesattel

The famous lovers navigate a world in which death isn’t necessarily the end. Equally inspired by Shakespeare and modern zombie films, R & J & Z pushes the boundaries of theatrical humor and horror.

  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 21-22 at 7pm
  • Sun, Oct. 23 at 2pm
  • Tue, Oct. 25 at 7pm
  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 27-29 at 7pm

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2022-2023 Season Announced by Sinclair Theatre

SCCT_logo2Sinclair Theatre Season
That Ah-Ha! Moment

Sinclair Theatre is proud to announce its 2022-2023 Mainstage Season “That Ah-Ha! Moment” in Blair Hall, building 2, on the downtown Dayton campus. 

Designed to celebrate “That Ah-Ha! Moment,” when theatre gives us a sudden realization, whether it be that a character isn’t quite what you expected, or a revelation about a real situation that you did not know. Here are the chosen productions:

R & J & Z (Romeo & Juliet & ZOMBIES) by Melody Bates will haunt the stage from October 21-29, 2022. The famous lovers navigate a world in which death isn’t necessarily the end. Equally inspired by Shakespeare and modern zombie films, R & J & Z pushes the boundaries of theatrical humor and horror. Directed by Gina Kleesattel. Fight choreography by Gary Minyard.

Back by popular demand, A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz, returns December 15-18, 2022, to delight children of all ages. The popular holiday classic based on the TV special unites Charlie, Snoopy, Lucy and the gang as they explore the true meaning of Christmas. ASL shadow-interpreted performances return to the stage offering a unique experience to all audiences! 

From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz:  THE HELLO GIRLS chronicles the story of America’s first women soldiers in this new musical inspired by true events.  Presented March 24-April 1, 2023, during Women’s History Month, this is the story of women who answered the call, with music and lyrics by Peter Mills; book by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel. These intrepid heroines served as bilingual telephone operators on the front lines, helping turn the tide of World War I.  They then returned home to fight a decades-long battle for equality and recognition, paving the way for future generations. Directed by Kimberly Borst with Charles Larkowski as music director.

Tickets and more information on these mainstage shows will be available online by Sept. 1st at www.sinclair.edu/tickets. Watch for special Tuesday Student Madness performances! 

Also returning this season will be Sinclair Theatre’s FREE EXPRESSIONS series designed to offer insight and promote discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion subjects. Projects are currently in development for Holocaust Remembrance Day and Black History Month. Watch our social media for updates! @sinclair.theatre or @sinclairtheatremusic

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Sinclair Theatre Presents THE MEETING

SCCT_The Meeting promoSinclair Theatre will present The Meeting, by Jeff Stetson, on Feb 9 & 10 in Blair Hall Theatre, building 2 on the downtown Dayton campus.

What if Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had had a private strategy session? This fictional account of a meeting between two of the most important men of modern times takes place in 1965 in a Harlem hotel during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

“Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their varying approaches to the same social problems…” according to Dramatists Play Service.

Directed by Sinclair Theatre graduate, Shaun Diggs, this production will be offered free of charge through the support of Sinclair’s Diversity Office. Performances are at 7 pm on Feb. 9th and 10th with a matinee performance at noon on the 10th.

There will be no tickets for this event. All seating is on a first come, first served basis, however, groups of 10 or more can reserve seats by contacting patti.celek@sinclair.edu . Masks must be worn on all Sinclair campuses. A study guide, written by Furaha Henry Jones, is available upon request. The production is about 30 minutes, with a panel discussion following.

Cast includes Shaun Diggs as Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rico Parker as Malcolm X; and DeAngelo Powell as the Rashad, the bodyguard. Additional support provided by Sinclair Theatre alumni Andrew Ian Adams (costumes), and Ronald J. Frost (stage management and lighting). 

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SILENT SKY Runs Feb. 8-16

scct_silent sky logoSILENT SKY
Sinclair Community College Theatre
Feb. 8-16
Black Box Theatre [Dayton]

Directed by Kimberly Borst

Much like the movie “Hidden Figures,” this play centers on actual women pioneers of astronomy, who made groundbreaking discoveries in the early 1900s that contribute to our understanding of space.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 8-9 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 10 at 2pm
  • Thu, Feb. 14 at 7pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 15-16 at 8pm
    Feb. 9, 10 & 14 performances are ASL interpreted.

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Sinclair Theatre Presents Shaker Play – AS IT IS IN HEAVEN

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Cast of Sinclair Theatre’s AS IT IS IN HEAVEN visit Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. HEAVEN by Arlene Hutton, opens in Sinclair’s Black Box Theatre, Feb. 12-20. Left to right: Erin Waldon, Bryana Bentley, Ashley Judd, Ashlee Ferrell, Chelsea Overman (dance captain), Zoe Mull, Erin McGee, Gabby Neuerer, Shalemar Davis & Rebecca Henry. Photo by Patti Celek.

Sinclair Theatre students spent part of their winter break studying the Simple Gifts embraced by the Shakers at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, KY in preparation for their upcoming production of AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, February 12-20, in Sinclair’s Black Box Theatre.

The play, by Arlene Hutton, is the story of nine Shaker women and how their community is turned upside down when a newcomer claims to see visions of angels. Students on the trip saw the actual buildings where Shakers lived and worshipped as well as learned about their religious customs, governing structure and music.

“One of the most gratifying moments of the trip was when the cast sang ‘Simple Gifts’ in the actual meeting house where the Shakers worshipped,” says director Kimberly Borst. “The acoustics that were part of the original architecture made their sound absolutely breathtaking.” According to the docents at Pleasant Hill, music was the only creative outlet the sisters and brothers were allowed and even then, only for worshipping God. David McKibben serves as music director for the production and has helped prepare authentic Shaker hymns, including Simple Gifts, that will be performed a cappella just as they were in the 1830s.

Rebecca Henry plays Fanny, a “winter Shaker” who claims to have visions of angels. Shalemar Davis plays Hannah, a devout Eldress, who doesn’t understand why the angels don’t visit her. Rounding out the cast is Marley Judd, Erin McGee, Erin Waldon, Zoe Mull, Gabby Neuerer, Bryana Bentley and Ashlee Ferrell.

General admission seats cost $15 each with exception of Throwback Thursdays when ALL seats cost $10. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at www.sinclair.edu/tickets or at the box office, one hour prior to performances (if tickets are still available).

Performance times are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14 and at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 18th. Thursday and Sunday performances are American Sign Language interpreted by Anne Gotwald and Casey Jenkins.

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