Your Guide to the Local Community Theater Season for 2018 and 2019

Community Theater 2018-2019One of the best parts about living in our region is the robust and diverse arts scene. In addition to a healthy roster of music venues and art museums, this area is FULL of both professional and community theatre. Below is a sampling of what some of our community theaters are offering this season. What are you looking forward to seeing?

Community theaters are listed alphabetically for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana:

Acting Up
Mason, Ohio 

  • Shrek the Musical – September 21-23, 2018

Beechmont Players
Anderson Center Theatre, Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • When We Are Married – May 11-19, 2018
  • The Canterville Ghost – July 27 – August 4, 2018
  • Widdershins – October 19-27, 2018
  • A Christmas Carol,  a Live Radio Play – December 14-16, 2018
  • Father of the Bride – February 15, 23, 2019
  • Over the Tavern – May 3-11, 2019

Beavercreek Community Theatre
3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio

  • Company –  June 15-25, 2018
  • Dreamgirls – August 31 – September 9, 2018
  • Fun Home – October 26 – November 4, 2018
  • Babes in Toyland – November 30 – December 9, 2018
  • A Little Piece in Heaven –January 25 – February 3, 2019
  • Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures – March 1-10, 2019
  • The Legend of Georgia McBride – May 3 – 12, 2019
  • Cabaret – June 21-30, 2019

Bespoke Theatre
Dayton, Ohio

  • Macbeth @  Garden Station – August 28 – September 6, 2018

Brookville Community Theatre
7700 Arlington Road, Brookville, Ohio

  • Mary Poppins – June 28 – July 15, 2018
  • Dearly Departed – September 6-16, 2018A Nice Family Christmas– November 8-18, 2018

CenterStage Players
Lockland High School Auditorium at 249 W. Forrer Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday – June 1-9, 2018
  • Parade– September 21-30, 2018
  • Madeline’s Christmas– December 6-9, 2018
  • Rabbit Hole – January 18-27, 2019
  • Vanya, Sonya, Masha and Spike – March 15-24, 2019
  • Hot’l Baltimore – April 26 – May 5, 2019

Cincinnati Music Theatre
Jarson Kaplan Theatre at the Aronoff, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Camelot – May 11-19, 2018

Dayton Playhouse
1301 E.Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid –  May 4-20, 2018 (2017-2018 season)
  • My Fair Lady – September 14-30, 2018
  • Murder on the Nile – November 2-11, 2018
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ – January 18 – February 3, 2019
  • To Kill a Mockingbird –  March 8-17, 2019
  • to-be-betermined musical – May 3-19, 2019

Dayton Theatre Guild
430 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

  • Bakersfield Mist – May 11-27, 2018 (2017-2018 season)
  • The Little Foxes – August 17 – September 2, 2018
  • This Random World – October 5-21, 2018
  • The Man Who Killed the Cure – November 16-25, 2018
  • The Shadow Box – January 11-27, 2019
  • Our Mother’s Brief Affair – March 1-17, 2019
  • Nice Girl – April 19 – May 5, 2019
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – June 7-23, 2019

The Drama Workshop at The Glenmore Playhouse
3716 Glenmore Avenue, Cheviot (Cincinnati), Ohio 

  • The Sting – May 4-20, 2018 (season 2017-2018)
  • Egad! The Woman in White – August 10-26, 2018
  • The Philadelphia Story – September 5 – October 21, 2018
  • A Taffeta Christmas – November 30 – December 16, 2018
  • Love, Loss and What I Wore – February 22 – March 10, 2019
  • Working – A Musical – May 3-19, 2019

The Fairfield Footlighters
Fairfield Community Arts Center, Fairfield, Ohio

  • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – May 19-27, 2018

Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre
Harry T. Wilks Conference Center at 1601 University Boulevard, Hamilton, Ohio

  • Last Call at Chez Mort – May 18-19, 2018
  • Assassins – September 20-23, 2018
  • The Wedding Singer – October 4-7, 2018
  • Disney’s My Son Pinocchio –December 6-9, 2018

The Human Race Theatre Company
Loft Theatre at 126 N. Main Stree in Dayton, Ohio

  • Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End – April 19 – May 20, 2018
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) – May 31 – June 17, 2018
  • Banned From Baseball – September 6-23, 2018
  • An Act of God – November 1-18, 2018
  • Around the World in 80 Days – February 28-March 27, 2019
  • Sylvia – April 25 – May 12, 2018
  • Lizzie – June 13-30, 2019

Lebanon Theatre Company
10 S. Mechanic Street, Lebanon, Ohio

  • The Foreigner – May 18-27, 2018 (season 2017-2018)
  • Boeing, Boeing – September 21 – 30, 2018
  • Is He Dead? – February 15-24, 2019
  • She Loves Me – May 17-26, 2019

Loveland Stage Company
111 S. 2nd Street (Route 48), Loveland, Ohio

  • Don’t Drink the Water – May 11-20, 2018 (season 2017-2018)
  • Memphis the Musical – November 2-18, 2018
  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid – July13-22, 2019

Mariemont Players
Walton Creek Theater at 4101 Walton Creek Road, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • The Outgoing Tide – May 11-27, 2018 (season 2017-2018)
  • All the Way – July 13-29, 2018 (season 2017-2018)

Mason Community Players
2752 S US Route 42, Lebanon, Ohio

  • Red, White and Tuna – June 8-16, 2018
  • Man of La Mancha – July 27 – August 4, 2018
  • The Foreigner – September 28 – October 6, 2018
  • Sentimental Journey: A Salute to the OSU – November 9-18, 2018
  • The Visit (Winter 2019 – Dates to be determined)
  • Shear Madness (Spring 2019 – Dates to be determined)
  • to-be-determined musical (Fall 2019)
  • Tuna Does Vegas (Fall 2019- Dates to be determined)
  • The Last 5 Years (2019 – Dates to be determined)

Middletown Lyric Theatre
1530 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio

  • Present Laughter – June 8-16, 2018 (2017-2018 season)

Northern Kentucky Community Theater
Anderson Center Theater at 7850 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Horizons of Gold, A New Musical – August 24- September 2, 2018
  • It’s a Wonderful Life – November 29 – December 2, 2018

Playhouse South Community Theatre
3750 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, Ohio (moving to Springboro in Spring 2019)

  • Rock of Ages – May 11-20, 2018
  • School House Rock Live – June 11-13, 2018 (location: Springboro at North Park)

Rivertown Players
Lawrenceburg Indiana and surrounding areas

  • Urinetown the Musical – July 26-28, 2018
  • The Butler Did It! – October 26, 27, 2018
  • Godspell – November 2018
  • Disney’s Sleeping Beauty – Spring 2019

Town Hall Theatre
8200 McEwen Road, Dayton (Washington Township), Ohio

  • Madagascar A Musical Adventure – May 4-20, 2018
  • Camelot and Camelittle – June 1-3, 2018
  • Into the Woods, Jr. (TBD)
  • A Little Princess (TBD)

Springfield Civic Theatre
Various theater locations in Springfield, Ohio

  • The Spitfire Grill – August 10-11, 2018

Tipp City Plays Community Theatre
Tipp City, Ohio

Tri-County Players
Evendale Community Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (May 4-12, 2018)

Troy Civic Theatre
Troy City Park, Adams Street, Troy, Ohio

  • Making God Laugh – May 4-13, 2018 (season 2017-2018)

Union Community Theatre
Ferguson Community Center (Boone County Historic Courthouse) at 2988 Washington Street, Burlington, Kentucky

  • Snoopy The Musical – November 15-18, 2018

Village Players of Fort Thomas
8 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky

  • Contrary Tales – June 15-17, 2018

Yellow Springs Theater Company
Yellow Springs, Ohio

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – July 2018

Xenia Area Community Theatre (X*ACT)
45 E. Second Street, Xenia, Ohio

  • You Can’t Take It With You – May 25-June 3, 2018 (season 2017-2018)

Follow current local Cincinnati productions at Behind the Curtain Cincinnati.

Some theaters have not posted their new season yet, so keep an eye out for updates. Let us know if there’s a theatre or show that we missed.

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