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Dayton

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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

SOMETHING ROTTEN!

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”.

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Announcements

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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!

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Get on stage!

Audition for a Show

Our 2022 season runs Oct 2022-May 2023

Audition info coming soon. Video submissions always accepted at auditions@theatrelabdayton.org

Past Theatre Performances

Get Involved 

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! 

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Donations

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

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Contact Us

Philip Drennen, Executive Director

drennen@theatrelabdayton.org

 

Mackensie King, Artistic Director  

kingm@theatrelabdayton.org

 

Auditions  

auditions@theatrelabdayton.org

 

116 N Jefferson St, Dayton #200, OH 45402

Monday - Friday: 10AM -4PM

P:   (937) 938-1073