Performing arts

The Spitfire Grill

By Russell Florence, Jr.

Beavercreek Community Theatre will open its 15th season September 17-26 with James Valcq and Fred Alley’s 2001 off-Broadway musical The Spitfire Grill, based on the 1996 film of the same name. Wright State musical theater alum Sydney Lanier will star as Shelby, a young ex-convict who starts a new life working with a proprietress of a Wisconsin diner. The cast also includes Kelsey Celek, Teresa Connair (shown), Chris Harmon, Brad Maddingly, Pam McGinnis and Max Monnig (shown). Doug Lloyd, responsible for last season’s outstanding Urinetown: The Musical at the Dayton Playhouse, will direct. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Lofino Center, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for seniors, students and BCT members. For tickets or more information, call (937) 429-4737,
e-mail boxoffice@bctheatre or visit online at In addition, BCT season tickets are still available. Tickets can be purchased for three, five or all seven shows in its lineup. Three shows are $37 for adults and $30 for BCT seniors, students and BCT members; five shows are
$59 and $44 respectively; and seven shows are $78
and $60 respectively.

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