Dayton Theatre Group
TheatreLab Dayton (formerly Dare to Defy Productions) is a place where artists come together to cultivate their ideas into works of art. Focusing on music-based live theater, The Lab takes an ensemble approach to its process, letting each artist have a voice while the piece grows organically. The Lab prides itself on visually stunning works that examine the experiment of life in a way our audiences have not seen before.
See Our Latest Show
May 20 - 21 at the Victoria Theatre, Dayton OH
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.
SOMETHING ROTTEN features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine. It was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years”.
Our 2022-2023 Season
We are excited to announce our 2022-2023 season! Including stellar shows like Sweeney Todd, Urinetown, and more, it is sure to be an exciting season for everyone!
Past Theatre Performances
Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and your Dayton theatre community, but the benefits can be equally great for you. TheatreLab is always on the lookout for new Volunteers! Throughout the season, we have volunteer opportunities for all! From costumes to sets, volunteers are crucial to the success of TheatreLab Dayton!
If you're interested in volunteering, please enter your email below and we'll reach out as soon as possible!
This imperative funding enriches the lives and culture within the Dayton, OH region and is crucial to the success of our incredibly talented artists!
10 new microphones - $2,500
Moving Truck for shows - $100
Sound Technician - $250
Sponsor a Summer Camper - $250
Props for Something Rotten - $250
Batteries for Something Rotten - $50
Costumes for Something Rotten - $1,200
Set Rental for Something Rotten - $1,500