Your Guide to the Local Community Theater Season for 2020 and 2021

Community TheaterOne 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?

Follow current local Cincinnati productions at Behind the Curtain Cincinnati.

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

Acting Up
Mason, Ohio 

  • Cancelled thus far for 2020 due to COVID-19

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

  • 2020–2021 season cancelled due to COVID-19; Looking for a production in August 2021

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

  • A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail – begins Dec 4, 2020
  • Picasso at the Lapin Agile – begins Jan 29, 2021
  • The Surprising Tale of the Three Little Pigs – begins Mar 5, 2021
  • There Should Be Roses – begins Apr 23, 2021
  • Something Rotten – begins Jun 18, 2021

Bespoke Theatre
Dayton, Ohio

  • TBD

Brookville Community Theatre
7700 Arlington Road, Brookville, Ohio

  • Blithe Spirit – 2021 dates TBD
  • The Sound of Music – 2021 dates TBD
  • The Curious Savage – 2021 dates TBD
  • Christmas  Dreams – 2021 dates TBD

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

  • MacBeth – Early Fall 2020
  • Incorrigible – Early 2021
  • BUGS! – Spring 2021

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

  • 2020 performances are cancelled

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 2020–2021 season is cancelled

Dayton Playhouse
1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

  • Streamed 2020: A Ghost of a Chance
  • Streamed 2020: Before Lesbians
  • Streamed 2020: The Good Deli

Dayton Theatre Guild
430 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

  • 2020 season is cancelled

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

  • 2020 season is cancelled. Hoping to open in early 2021.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Cancelled 2020 season

The Fairfield Footlighters
Fairfield Community Arts Center, Fairfield, Ohio

  • 2020 season cancelled

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

  • Amour – Feb 11–14, 2021
  • Sweeney Todd – Apr 29 – May 2, 2021

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

  • Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill – September 12–29 2019
  • The Cake – October 31–November 17, 2019
  • Gloria: A Life – February 27–March 15, 2020
  • The Revolutionists – April 16 –May 3, 2020
  • Looped – June 11–28, 2020

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

  • The 39 Steps – September 13–15 and 20–22, 2019
  • The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 – March 6–8 and 13–15, 2020
  • Assassins – May 8–10 and 15–17, 2020

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

  • Mamma Mia – August 15–25, 2019
  • Cole, an Entertainment – November 1–17, 2019
  • Gypsy – March 6–22, 2020
  • The Musical Comedy Murders Murders of 1940 – May 15–24, 2020

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

  • Grease – July 12–28, 2019
  • Dr. Evils and the Basket of Kittens – September 27–October 5, 2019

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

  • Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens – September 27–October 5, 2019
  • Tuna Does Vegas – November 15–23, 2019

Middletown Lyric Theatre
1530 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio

  • The Last Five Years – September 13–14 and 20–21, 2019
  • Mothers and Sons – November 1–2 and 8–9, 2019
  • The Gifts of the Magi – December 13–14 and 20–21, 2019
  • Twelfth Night – March 20–21 and 27–28, 2020
  • The Importance of Being Earnest – May 1–2 and 8–9, 2020
  • It Shouda Been You – June 19–20 and 26–27, 2020

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

  • A Long Way Off – August 23–31, 2019 (various dates)

Springboro Community Theatre
Various venues: Springboro Performing Arts Center, 115 Wright Station Way, Springboro, Ohio; North Park Amphitheater, 195 Tamarack Trail, Springboro, Ohio 

  • Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory – August 2–11, 2019 (various dates)
  • The Marvelous Wonderettes – September 20–29, 2019 (various dates)
  • Chicago The Musical – November 8–17, 2019 (various dates)
  • Charlotte’s Web – January 10–19, 2020 (various dates)
  • Almost Maine –February  28–March 8, 2020 (various dates)
  • [Title of Show] an original Broadway musical – April 24–May 3, 2020 (various dates)
  • Bye Bye Birdie – June 12–21, 2020 (various dates)

Rivertown Players
Lawrenceburg Indiana and surrounding areas

  • The Marquis Crossing Ladies Society’s First Attempt at Murder – October 25–26, 2019
  • Seussical Jr. – Spring 2020

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

  • Disney Frozen Jr. – September 13–29, 2019
  • Junior Claus – December 6–22, 2019
  • A Dragon’s Heart Part 1: The Colony – January 17–February 2, 2020
  • Stuart Little – March 6–22, 2020
  • Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr. – May 1–17, 2020

Springfield Civic Theatre
Various theater locations in Springfield, Ohio

  • Jake’s Women – October 11–12, 2019

Tipp City Plays Community Theatre
Tipp City, Ohio

Tri-County Players
Evendale Community Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

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

  • Once Upon a Mattress – September 27–29 and October 4–6, 2019
  • A Christmas Carol – November 15–17 and 22–24, 2019
  • Proof – March 6–8 and 13–15, 2020
  • The Hallelujah Girls – May 1–3 and 8–10, 2020

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

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

  • Arcadia – October 4–12, 2019
  • Of Dragons and Dwarves – December 6–15, 2019
  • Room for Seconds – March 6–14, 2020
  • The Last Five Years – April 17–25, 2020

Yellow Springs Theater Company
Yellow Springs, Ohio

  • W3 Three Humorous Tales of Horror – October 26–27 and November 2–3, 2019

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

  • Two Short Plays (No Mother to Guide Her; The Potman Spoke Sooth) – August 30 September 8, 2019
  • Catfish Moon – October 4-13, 2019
  • Picnic – December 6–15, 2019
  • The Glass Menagerie – January 10–19, 2020
  • The Face of Emmett Till – February 14–23, 2020
  • Rumors – March 27–April 5, 2020
  • Rabbit Hole – May 8–18, 2020

 

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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