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Dayton theatre executive director says audience habits are changing post-pandemic

Arts organizations have faced the full force of the pandemic, witnessed the rise and fall of comfortability in accordance to their own sales and attendance rates. A local nonprofit arts organization revealed efforts to connect with the community amid a recent rebrand and changing audience habits. 

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TheatreLab Dayton shines spotlight on local youth

Spaceships, aliens and potions - creativity knows no bounds at the "Kids Collaborative!" writing and performance workshop. Just ask Brok the Bully, Sammy Smartipants and Roxis, characters created by the young workshop participants. 

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TheatreLab Dayton presents 'big, flashy and funny' musical 'Something Rotten!' at Victoria 

TheatreLab Dayton encourages audiences to join them on a journey to the Renaissance as the group presents Karey Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell's 2015 Tony Award-nominated musical comedy "Something Rotten!" May 20 and 21 at the Victoria Theatre.

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Time for a holiday: 5 reasons to see ‘Cabaret’ this weekend

What good is sitting alone in your room 17 months after a pandemic shuttered opportunities to gather? If there’s ever been a moment to assemble in celebration of live theater, look no further than Dare to Defy Productions’ outstanding “Cabaret,” continuing through Saturday, Oct. 16 in the PNC Arts Annex.

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‘The Last Five Years’ Review – Dare to Defy Productions – The Way They Were

As various re-openings occur throughout the city despite the ongoing presence of COVID-19, Dayton’s 2020-2021 theater season officially launches with Dare to Defy Productions’ vocally superb presentation of The Last Five Years. 

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Saluting Dayton’s 2019-20 Theater Season

Let’s be real. Dayton’s 2019-2020 theater season didn’t turn out the way anyone expected. While many of us were busy going about our lives filling late winter weekend plans with the exciting prospect of attending numerous shows around town, who could have foreseen COVID-19?

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‘A New Brain’ Review – Dare to Defy Productions – Pain and Glory

In the opening minutes of William Finn and James Lapine’s 1998 musical A New Brain, fledgling composer Gordon Michael Schwinn suddenly realizes something is wrong with his body, specifically his head. His fascinating journey from overwhelming fear to contented recovery provides many quirky, riveting and tender pleasures as terrifically envisioned by Dare to Defy Productions at the PNC Arts Annex.