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Portrait of a young painter


Oldcastle Theatre Company presents ‘Grandma Moses: An American Primitive’ By Joyell Nevins Photo: Peter Langstaff and Christine Decker perform in “Grandma Moses: An American Primitive” Dec. 3-6 at Dayton Art Institute Anna Mary Robertson Moses, known as “Grandma Moses” to the world, didn’t begin painting until her late 70s. She was a self-taught painter who […]

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A pause for bras and the cause


Menopause: The Musical celebrates survivors By Marsha Bonhart Photo: Linda Boston, Megan Cavanagh, Teri Adams and Judy Blue star in Menopause: The Musical Nov. 21-22 at the Victoria Theatre What woman doesn’t love a clothing sale? Put lingerie in the mix—more specifically a black bra, complete with lace—and you have a great day at any […]

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Calm before the storm


Dayton Theatre Guild performs All is Calm, The Christmas Truce of 1914 By Don Hurst Photo: The cast of All is Calm performs Nov. 20-Dec. 6 at The Dayton Theatre Guild; photo: Debra Kent   All is Calm, The Christmas Truce of 1914, written by Peter Rothstein with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy […]

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On Stage 11/17/15


Just right to find real holiday mood By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Eric Thompson and Abby Kress star in Dare to Defy Productions’ Footloose, Nov. 27-28 at the Victoria Theatre Dayton Theatre Guild—All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914—Nov. 20-Dec. 6 One-hundred and one years ago, an extraordinary moment occurred when enemies came together and […]

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A new bloom


Steel Magnolias returns to Human Race Theatre By Jacqui Theobald Photo: [l-r] Carolyn Popp, Christine Brunner, Caitlin Larsen, Julia Geisler, Patricia Lindart and Maretta Zilic perform in Steel Magnolias through Nov. 29; photo: Scott J. Kimmins Sally Field is not one of the “Steel Magnolias” on stage at the Loft Theatre this month and she […]

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Can you hear me now?


Sinclair’s Quid Pro Quo portrays Deaf and hearing cultures By Joyell Nevins Photo: [standing] Ashlee Ferrell and Maximilian Santucci; [seated] Katelyn Gross and TJ Fortson perform in Quid Pro Quo through Nov. 14 at Sinclair Community College The poster for Sinclair Community College Theatre’s upcoming play Quid Pro Quo portrays two hands with middle fingers down […]

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In their blood


Evil Dead the Musical at the Victoria By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Evil Dead the Musical comes to the Victoria Theatre Nov. 6-8 Don’t expect Christopher Bond, co-creator of Evil Dead the Musical, to be a lifelong horror fan. “I’ll be really honest,” the 38-year-old Ontario native admits. “I was a big wuss. I was pretty […]

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On Stage 10/20/15


To Cali and back again By Jacqui Theobald Photo: The Dayton Playhouse cast rehearses for “The Diary Of Anne Frank,” which they will perform Nov. 6-15 Beavercreek on the edge You are invited to vacation in California when the Beavercreek Community Theatre presents Neil Simon’s “California Suite,” opening Oct. 30 and playing weekends through Nov. […]

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Pippin does Cirque


Updated Broadway classic flips onto Schuster stage By Joyell Nevins Photo: Sasha Allen as Leading Player and the cast of the National Tour of Pippin. Pippin comes to the Schuster Center Oct. 6-11; photo: Terry Shapiro There’s magic to do, and a spectacle just for you when the revival of Pippin comes to town! Director […]

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Based on a true story


Dayton Theatre Guild presents “The Columnist” now through Oct. 18 By Jacqui Theobald Photo: David Shough as Joseph Alsop and Rick Flynn as brother Stewart Alsop in the Dayton Theatre Guild’s performance of “The Columnist”, playing now through Oct. 18 Fair? No. Balanced? Never. Opinionated? Always. Joseph Alsop, the mid-twentieth century syndicated political writer was […]

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Human Race bares it all


The Full Monty is a winner By Jacqui Theobald Photo: The Human Race Theatre Company presents The Full Monty through October 4; photo: Scott J. Kimmins The Full Monty (book by Terrance McNally, music and lyrics by David Yazbek), about a bunch of out-of-work blue-collar Buffalo guys, is full of very likable music supporting a […]

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On Stage 9/15/15


Back to school, back to Broadway By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Emma Kowatch and Caleb Curby in Cedarville Community College’s production of “Father of the Bride” photo: Scott Huck Beavercreek Community Theatre—Merrily We Roll Along, Sept. 18-27 It’s Stephen Sondheim’s music and lyrics, and that’s really the most significant thing you may need to know as […]

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Ding dong!

Book of Mormon Tour

The Book of Mormon knocks at Schuster Center By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Monica L. Patton, David Larsen and Cody Jamison Strand perform in the national tour of The Book of Mormon, coming to the Schuster Center Aug. 18-23; photo: Joan Marcus Matt Parker and Trey Stone, the creative team behind such acclaimed productions as […]

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On stage: 8/18/2015


Two classics and an Irish romance By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Back row: Mike Beerbower, Teresa Connair; Front row: Dave Nickel, Connie Fowler Strait in Dayton Theatre Guild’s “Outside Mullingar” Dayton Theatre Guild // “Outside Mullingar” // Aug. 21-Sept. 6 Not that this summer has been a slow one theatrically, but fall gets an early start […]

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On stage


Dayton theatre scene is a big summertime happening By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Teryn Barker as Miranda, Kelly Johnson as Prospero and Judy Shaw as Ariel in the Shakespeare in South Park performance of “The Tempest” Shakespeare in South Park – “The Tempest” – Aug. 7-9 If you think Shakespeare as an all-age all-community endeavor must […]

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Staging the future


FutureFest’s 25 year milestone at Dayton Playhouse By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Maggie Carroll, Debra Strauss, Matthew Lindsay and David Hallowren rehearse for “The Consul, the Tramp and America’s Sweetheart”; photo: Jacqui Theboald Twenty-five years! Hard to believe it? Volunteers at the Dayton Playhouse have been selecting and presenting six new scripts in one weekend, and […]

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Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]