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Auditions Announced for THE PRODUCERS at TheatreLab Dayton

TLD_logoTheatreLab Dayton is excited to announce auditions for THE PRODUCERS. THE PRODUCERS will take place September 15th-16th, 2023 at the historic Victoria Theatre in Dayton, Ohio.

Rehearsals begin August 7th, with a general rehearsal schedule of Monday- Thursday 7-10pm ( subject to change). All roles will be contracted, paid positions. Actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identities and abilities are encouraged to audition. Non Equity*

Director: Angie Thacker
Vocal Direction: Esther Hyland
Band Direction: Jeremy King
Choreography: Gage Roark
Choreographer Assistant: Rachael Hayes

Auditions will take place June 10th from 4-7pm and June 11th at 1 pm.

There will be a dance call on the 11th from 2-4 pm, followed by vocal callbacks.

Please bring a 32 bar cut of a song in a similar style to the musical in clearly marked music.

There will be an accompanist provided.

Auditions and callbacks will take place at 116 N Jefferson Street, Dayton Ohio.

Please email kingm@theatrelabdayton.org to secure an audition appointment or with any questions.

Video auditions will be accepted until June 10th at 4pm. All video auditions should be submitted to auditions@theatrelabdayton.org with The Producers/ Audition/ Your Name as the subject line.

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show, hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

  • Max Bialystock
    The consummate con man. Naturally animated and bombastic, he is never at a loss for charm and manners. Typically conspires with Leo. Male Presenting Playing Age: 40 to 55
  • Leo Bloom
    An accountant. Boring and mousy, he is a hesitant optimist who longs for something more. Dragged into a scheme by Max. Male Presenting Playing Age: 35 to 45
  • Franz Liebkind
    German loyalist playwright. From his lederhosen to his pigeon, Adolph, his love for the motherland is unmistakable. He is imposing yet tender. Male Presenting Age: 35 to 55
  • Rogers Debris(this role has been precast)
  • Carmen Ghia
    Roger Debris’ faithful assistant. Carmen is severe in looks and passion for Roger. He may appear younger than he actually is thanks to skilled surgeons. Male Presenting Age: 25 to 35
  • Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen-hallen Svaden-svanson
    A young and hopeful actress. Though her beauty might eclipse her talent, Ulla is passionate about life and art. Quite a clueless seductress in some ways. Female Presenting. Age: 20 to 30
  • Ensemble: Accountants; Bavarian Peasants; Convicts; First Nighters; Little Old Ladies; Storm Troopers; Chorus Girls; Girl Prisoners; Usherettes

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TheatreLab Dayton
May 12-13
Victoria Theatre [Dayton]

Directed by Becki Norgaard and Mackensie King

Cast: Morgan Tracy as Mary Lennox, Jax Heritage as Colin Craven, Allie Haines as Lily Craven, Zach King as Archibald Craven, AJ Breslin as Dr Neville Craven, Danielle Kubasky as Martha, Garrett Young as Dickon, Brennan Paulin as Albert, Bethany Locklear as Rose, Martha Benjamin as Mrs Winthrop, Angie Thacker as Mrs Medlock, Robin Shank as Mrs Shelley, Jason Slattery as Major Shelley, Biraj Barkakaty as Fakir, Keya Vadivelu as Ayah, Raef Norgaard as Lt Ian Shaw, Dustin Schwab as Lt Peter Wright, Jacob Sawtelle as Major Holmes, Meghan Rupper as Mrs Holmes, Mackenzie Wolcott as Alice, Emma Francis as Jane & Ted Elzroth as Ben
Ensemble: Emma Myers, Karn Singh & Ty Smith

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved Victorian classic, THE SECRET GARDEN, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle, hermit Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British heath. Inside the haunting house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls. Since her aunt Lily’s death, Mary’s uncle has pushed away his surviving loved ones, leaving his bedridden son, Colin, alone. Sickly Colin, hidden away in the depths of the manner, bears the guilt of his mother’s death on his crippled shoulders. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s hidden garden, locked shot and overgrown with vines, stubborn Mary is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that “one small girl” can have when she “wants things to grow.” Recommended for ages 6 and up.

  • Fri, May 12 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 13 at 2pm & 8pm

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2023-2024 Season Announced by TheatreLab Dayton

TLD_logoThe season includes:

September 2023

October 2023

[title of show]
January 2024

March 2024

May 2024

Tickets will be on sale soon but if you’d like to get in on the action now, check out our season membership options at

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Cast Announced for THE SECRET GARDEN at TheatreLab Dayton

TLD_logoAnnouncing the full cast of THE SECRET GARDEN running May 12 and 13 at the Victoria Theatre.

Get your tickets here: www.daytonlive.org/events/the-secret-garden/


  • Mary Lennox -Morgan Tracy
  • Colin Craven – Jax Heritage
  • Lily Craven – Allie Haines
  • Archibald Craven – Zach King
  • Dr Neville Craven – AJ Breslin
  • Martha – Danielle Kubasky
  • Dickon – Garrett Young
  • Albert – Brennan Paulin
  • Rose – Bethany Locklear
  • Mrs Winthrop – Martha Benjamin
  • Mrs Medlock – Angie Thacker
  • Mrs Shelley – Robin Shank
  • Major Shelley – Jason Slattery
  • Fakir – Biraj Barkakaty
  • Ayah – Keya Vadivelu
  • Lt Ian Shaw – Raef Norgaard
  • Lt Peter Wright – Dustin Schwab
  • Major Holmes – Jacob Sawtelle
  • Mrs Holmes – Meghan Rupper
  • Alice – Mackenzie Wolcott
  • Jane – Emma Francis
  • Ben – Ted Elzroth
  • Ensemble – Emma Myers, Karn Singh and Ty Smith

Directed by Becki Norgaard and Mackensie King

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URINETOWN the Musical Runs March 9-18

TLD_UrinetownURINETOWN the Musical
TheatreLab Dayton
March 9-18
PNC Arts Annex [Dayton]

Directed by Philip Drennen
Musical Directed by Lorri Topping
Choreographed by Gage Wayne

Cast: Drew Roby as Officer Lockstock, Connor Curran as Little Sally, Garrett Young as Bobby Strong, Skyler McNeely as Caldwell B Cladwell, Rachel Hertenstein as Hope Cladwell, Lindsay Sherman as Penelope Pennywise, Ty Smith as Officer Barrel, Joshua Silver Hughes as Mr McQueen, Dustin Schwab as Senator Fipp, Jamal Cann as Old Man Strong/Billy Boy Bill, Jacob Sawtelle as Hot Blades Harry, Mackensie King as Josephine Strong, Abby Kress as Little Becky Two Shoes, Hayley Penchoff as Soupy Sue, Derick Latimer as Tiny Tom/Dr Billeaux, Meghan Rupper as Robbie the Stockfish & Lily Meyers, Raef Norgaard, Kylee Pauley as Swings/Ensemble

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, URINETOWN is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself! This show has the following trigger warnings: self harm, death, and foul language.

  • Thu, March 9 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 10 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 11 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Thu, March 16 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 17 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 18 at 2pm & 8pm

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