Guide to the Local Community Theater Season for Fall/Winter 2021 and 2022

Community theater

One 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, it is full of both professional and community theater. Below is a sampling of what some of our community theaters are offering this season. 

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

Acting Up
Mason, Ohio 

  • Seussical Jr.:  Nov 5–7, 2021

Actor’s Theatre Fairborn
23 E. Main St., Fairborn, Ohio

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

  • The Importance of Being Earnest: Nov 5–13, 2021 (various dates)
  • The Odd Couple: Feb 4–12, 2022 (various dates)
  • Wrong Window: May 6–14, 2022 (various dates)

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

  • It’s Only a Play: Aug 27–Sept 6, 2021
  • Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: Oct 22–31, 2021
  • Whinny the Pooh: Dec 3–10, 2021
  • Picasso at the Lapin Agile: Jan 28–Feb 6, 2022
  • Surprising Story of the 3 Little Pigs: Mar 5–14, 2022
  • There Should be Roses: April 22–May 1, 2022
  • Something Rotten: June 17–26, 2021

Bespoke Theatre
Dayton, Ohio

  • The Tempest:  July 25 – Aug 3, 2021 (various dates)

Brookville Community Theatre
7700 Arlington Road, Brookville, Ohio

  • Blithe the Spirit: Sept 9 –19, 2021 (various dates)
  • Christmas Dreams: Nov 11–21, 2021 

The Carnegie
1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, Kentucky

  • Little Show of Horrors: Aug 13–22, 2021 (various dates)* Playing at Covington Plaza Amphitheater
  • End of the Rainbow: Sept 10–19, 2021 (various dates)
  • Sound of Music: Jan 29 –Feb 13, 2022 (various dates)
  • A New Play (TBD): April 1–16, 2022 (various dates)

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

  • Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley: Nov 12–12, 2021
  • Incorrigible: Feb 18–27, 2022 
  • Heathers – The Musical: Apr 22 – May 1, 2022 

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

  • Shout! The Mod Musical: Sept 4–11, 2021 (various dates)
  • Between the Lines, Outside the Margins: Feb 4–12, 2022 (various dates)
  • Falsettos: June 10–18, 2022 (various dates)
  • Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: Nov 12–20, 2022 (various dates)

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

  • The Odd Couple: Sept 16 – Oct 10, 2021
  • All Shook Up: Oct 21 – Nov 14, 2021
  • Elf: Dec 2–26, 2021 (no 12/24 or 12/25)
  • Beehive – The Musical: Jan 27 –Feb 20, 2022
  • On the Town: Mar 17 – Apr 10, 2022

Dayton Playhouse
1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

  • American Son: Sept 17–26, 2021
  • The Great Gatsby: Nov 5–14, 2021
  • Into the Woods: Jan 14–20, 2022
  • August: Osage County: Mar 4–13, 2022
  • Hello, Dolly: April 29–May 15, 2022

Dayton Theatre Guild
430 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

  • Morning’s at Seven: Aug 20 – Sept 5, 2021

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

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Pipeline Sep 22–Oct 16, 2021
  • Cinderella Dec 1–30, 2021
  • Queen: Jan 26–Feb 26, 2022
  • Your Negro Tour Gude / I Shall Not Be Moved: Mar 23–Apr 23, 2022
  • Tiny Beautiful Things: May 18 – June 19, 2022

The Fairfield Footlighters
Fairfield Community Arts Center, Fairfield, Ohio

  • The Odd Couple: Sept 30 – Oct 16, 2021
  • Bonnie & Clyde: Jan 20 – Feb 6, 2022
  • Something Rotten: April 28–May 15, 2022
  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder: Oct 6–23, 2022

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

  • The Courier Savage: Sept 30 –Oct 2, 2021
  • The Sound of Music: Dec 2021
  • Amour: Feb 2022
  • Sweeney Todd: April–May 2022

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

  • Looped: Aug 5–22, 2021
  • Airness: Oct 21–Nov 7, 2021
  • Who’s Holiday: Dec 2–19, 2021
  • Everything That’s Beautiful: Feb 17 – Mar 6, 2022

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

  • Sunset Duets Shine Bright: Aug 21, 2021
  • Moonlight and Magnolias: Sep 3–12, 2021 (various dates)

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

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

  • The Outsider: Sept10–26, 2021
  • The Last Night of Ballyhoo: Nov 5–21, 2021
  • Intimate Apparel: Jan 7–23, 2022
  • Ripcord: Mar 11–27, 2022
  • Ada and the Engine: May 6–22, 2022
  • Harvey: July 8–24, 2022

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

  • Annie Get Your Gun: Summer 2021
  • The Yellow Boat: Fall 2021
  • Moon Over Buffalo: Spring 2022
  • Calendar Girls: Winter 2022

Maysville Players
Washington Opera House at 116 W. 2nd St., Maysville, Kentucky

  • The Sound of Music: October 2021
  • A Christmas Story: December 2021
  • Mary Todd: A New American Musical: February 2022
  • Big Love: May 2022
  • Alice in Wonderland, the Musical: July 2022

Middletown Lyric Theatre
1530 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio

  • 8 Track: the Sounds of the 70s in Concert: Sept 17–18, 2021
  • The Butterfingers Angel: Dec 10–12, 2021

Richmond Civic Theatre
1003 E. Main St., Richmond, Indiana

  • Drinking Habits:Aug 13–15 and 22–22, 2021
  • Wait Until Dark: Oct 22–24 and 29–30, 2021
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Dec 10–12 and 17–19, 2021
  • Sylvia: Jan 21–23 and28–29, 2022
  • You’re a Good Man, Charlies Brown: Mar 18–20 and 25–27, 2022
  • Newsies: May 6–8 and 13–15, 2022

Rivertown Players
Lawrenceburg Indiana and surrounding areas

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

  • Puffs: Sept 10–19, 2021
  • The Wedding Singer: Nov 5–4, 2021
  • Miss Nelson Is Missing: Jan 7–16, 2022
  • The Mousetrap: Mar 4 –13, 2022
  • The Drowsy Chaperone: Apr 29 – May 8, 2022
  • Disney’s Descendents: June 17 – 26, 2022

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

Springfield Civic Theatre
Various theater locations in Springfield, Ohio

  • Matilda: Dec 9–11, 2021
  • Dearly Departed: Apr 7–9, 2022  

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

  • Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the WIll?: Sept 24– Oct 3, 2021 (various dates)
  • The Tin Woman: Nov 12 –21, 2021 (various dates)
  • Farce of Habit: Mar 4–12, 2022 (various dates)
  • Bonnie and Clyde: May 5–15, 2022 (various dates)

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

  • The Last Five Years: Oct 1–9, 2021 (various dates)
  • Dashing Through the Snow: Dec 3–11, 2021 (various dates)
  • You Can’t Take It With You: Feb 25–Mar 5, 2022 (various dates)
  • Sylvia: April 29 – May 5, 2022 (various dates)

Yellow Springs Theater Company
Yellow Springs, Ohio

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

  • Sylvia: Oct 1–10, 2021
  • Rabbit Hole: Nov 5–14, 2021
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Dec 3–12, 2021
  • The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare: Feb 11–20, 2022
  • These Shining Lives: April 1–10, 2022
  • May 4th Voices: May 6–15, 2022

Follow current local Cincinnati-area 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. sknabe@sibcycline.com

 

Updated August 30, 2021

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