Community Theater 2017 and 2018 Season for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio

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One of the best parts about living in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton area 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 throughout the region are offering this season. What are you looking forward to seeing?

Beechmont Players
Born Yesterday – 5/12-5/20 (2017)
James and the Giant Peach – 8/4-8/12 (2017)

Beavercreek Community Theatre
Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike – 4/21-4/30 (2017)
Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical – 6/16 – 6/25 (2017)

Brookville Community Theatre
Oklahoma  – 6/29-7/16 (2017)
Pygmalion – 9/7-9/17 (2017)
The Christmas Spirit –11/9-11/19 (2017)

CenterStage Players
It Doesn’t Get Any Deeper Than This – 5/5–5/13 (2017)
Dark of the Moon – October 2017
Coney Island Christmas – December 2017
The Secret Life of Girls – February 2018
Tribes – March 2018
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday – May 2018

Cincinnati Music Theatre
Shrek The Musical – 5/12-5/20 (2017)

Dayton Playhouse
Ragtime –  5/5-5/21 (2017)
Sister Act – 9/15-10/1 (2017)
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean – 11/3-11/12 (2017)
Beehive: The Sixties Musical – 1/19-2/24 (2018)
A Few Good Men – 3/9-3/18 (2018)
Disney’s The Little Mermaid –  5/4-5/20 (2018)

Dayton Theatre Guild
Wonder of the World – 5/12-5/28 (2017)
All My Sons – 8/18-9/3 (2017)
Marjorie – 10/6-10/22 (2017)
The Christians – 11/17-12/3 (2017)
Stella and Lou – 1/19-2/4 (2018)
The Other Place – 3/16-4/1 (2018)
Bakersfield – 5/11-5/27 (2018)

Fairfield Footlighters
The Rainmaker – 9/23-10/2
Over the River and Through the Woods – 11/11-11/20
The Boys Next Door – 2/17-2/26
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – 5/19-5/28

The Fairfield Footlighters
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – 5/19-5/27 (2017)

Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre
Damn Yankees – 4/27-4/30 (2017)
My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra – 10/5-10/7 (2017)
Children of Eden – 11/30-12/3 (2017)
The Foreigner – 2/15-2/18 (2018)
Legally Blonde – 4/26-4/29 (2018)

Lebanon Theatre Company
Leading Ladies of Lebanon – 5/26-6/4 (2017)
Godspell – 7/21-7/30 (2017)
Guys and Dolls – 9/22-10/1 (2017)
The Seance – October 2017
Almost Maine – 3/16-3/25 (2018)
The Foreigner – 5/18-5/27 (2018)

Loveland Stage Company
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – 5/12-5/21 (2017)

Mariemont Players
Doll House – 4/28-5/14 (2017)
Godspell – 7/7-7/23 (2017)

Mason Community Players
The Wizard of Oz – 7/14-7/22 (2017)
The Curious Savage – 10/6-10/14 (2017)
Tuna Christmas – 12/1-12/9 (2017)
Fantaticks – February 2018
Enchanted April – April 2018
Red, White and Tuna – June-July 2018
Man of La Mancha – July-August 2018
The Foreigner – September-October 2018
Sentimental Journey: A Salute to the OSU – November 2018

Middletown Lyric Theatre
The Book Club Play – 4/21-4/29 (2017)
It’s Only a Play –  6/2-6/10 (2017)
Lost in Yonkers – September 2017
The Game’s Foot – November 2017
Grand Concourse – February 2018
My Name is Asher Lev – April 2018
Circle Mirror Transformation – May 2018
Present Laughter – June 2018

Playhouse South Community Theatre
Catch Me If You Can – 5/5-5/14 (2017)
Once Upon a Mattress – 8/4-8/13 (2017)
Women Playing Hamlet – 9/15-9/24 (2017)
Chess – 11/3-11/12 (2017)
The 39 Steps – 3/2-3/11 (2018)
Rock of Ages – 5/11-5/20 (2018)

The Drama Workshop at The Glenmore Playhouse
Always…Patsy Cline – 4/28-5/14 (2017)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – 8/11-8/27 (2017)
Natural Causes – 10/6-10/22 (2017)
Inspecting Carol – 12/1-12/17 (2017)
The Girls of Miller’s Court – 2/23/-3/11 (2018)
The Sting – 5/4-5/20 (2018)

Town Hall Theatre
Landmark Theatre Series
High School Musical Jr. – 5/5-5/21 (2017)
Snow White – 6/2-6/4  (2017)
Disney’s Lion King Jr – 9/15-10/1 (2017)
Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up) – TBD

A.C.T. Showcase Series
Snow White – 6/2-6/4 (2017)

Tri-County Players
A Murder is Announced – 4/21-4/29 (2017)

Troy Civic Theatre
Things My Mother Taught Me – 5/5-5/13 (2017)
Yankee Tavern – 9/29-10/8 (2017)
Pajama Game – 11/10-11/19 (2017)
Escanaba – 3/2-3/11 (2018)
Making God Laugh – 5/4-5/13 (2018)

Village Players of Fort Thomas
Don’t Talk to the Actors – 4/21-4/29 (2017)

Xenia Area Community Theatre (X*ACT)
The Odd Couple – 5/26-6/4 (2017)
The Odd Couple Female Version – 5/26-6/4 (2017)

Some theatres 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. Also check out our post on the
2017-2018 professional season.

2017-2018 Theater Season for Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton, Ohio

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Looking to enjoy a broadway show or play soon? Ta da – we have a list below that showcase some terrific live productions scheduled for Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton, Ohio. There are dozens of other shows going on throughout the region at a variety of community theaters.

Note: Fall 2017 will be a very exciting time as there will be several new theaters in Cincinnati. Read more about what is going on!

Here is our list of live broadway shoes or plays throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio and Northern Kentucky:

Broadway Cincinnati 2017-2018 (Aronoff Theater)
Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles – 4/17 (2017)*
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – 5/2-5/14 (2017)
Wicked – 9/13-10/15 (2017)
Finding Neverland – 11/7-11/19 (2017)
A Christmas Story – 12/5-/12/10 (2017)
Waitress – 1/9-2/21 (2018)
School of Rock – 2/21 – 3/4 (2018)
Chicago – 3/20-3/15 (2018)
The King and I – 4/10-4/22 (2018)
Disney’s Aladdin – 5/29 – 6/10 (2018)
The Book of Mormon – 7/31-8/5 (2018)
Hamilton – Coming in 2018-2019 season!
(Season subscriptions begin at $175)

The Carnegie
The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever – 6/3 (2017)
(Season subscriptions are $95)

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
My Fair Lady – 4/27-5/21 (2017)
The Miracle Worker – 9/7-10/1 (2017)
Young Frankenstein – 10/19-11/12 (2017)
Annie – 11/30 – 12/23 (2017)
Guys and Dolls – 2/15-3/11 (2018)
Oklahoma – 4/5-4/29 (2018)
(Season subscriptions are $132)

Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – 7/27-8/6 (2017)

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat – 6/2-7/9 (2017)

Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg
Beauty and the Beast – 5/5-5/13 (2017)
Peter Pan – Fal 2017

Warsaw Federal Incline Theater
Equus – 4/6-4/23(2017)
Damn Yankees – 5/24-6/18 (2017)
Blithe Spirit – 6/28-7/23 (2017)
The Drowsy Chaperone – 8/2-8/27 (2017)
(Season subscriptions are $84)

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
All the Roads Home – 3/25-4/23 (2017)
Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery – 4/22-5/20 (2017)
Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End – 5/6-6/4 (2017)
Shakespeare in Love – 9/2-9/30 (2017)
Mr. Joy – 9/23-10/22 (2017)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – 10/14 – 11/11 (2017)
Frank Ferrante in an Evening with Groucho – 11/3-12/17 (2017)
A Christmas Carol – 11/22-12/30 (2017)
Million Dollar Quartet – 1/20-2/18 (2018)
Be Here Now – 2/9-3/11 (2018)
Marie and Rosetta – 3/3-3/31 (2018)
Sooner/Later – 3/24-4/22 (2018)
Ken Ludwig’s Treasure Island – 4/21-5/19 (2018)
Murder for Two – 5/5-6/10 (2018)
(Season subscriptions begin at $292 (Previews: $280))

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
The Tempest – 4/28-5/20 (2017)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 9/8-9/30 (2017)
Dracula – 10/13-11/4 (2017)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – 11/17-12/9 (2017)
Every Christmas Story Ever Told – 12/21-12/41 (2017)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – 1/26-2/17 (2018)
Othello – 3/2-3/24 (2018)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – 4/6-4/28 (2018)
Noises Off – 5/18-6/9 (2018)
(Season subscriptions are $240 (Previews: $145))

University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM)
Singin’ in the Rain Jr. – 5/4-5/6 (2017)
(Customizable subscription packages range in price from $69-$188)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Bloomsday – 4/4-23 (2017)
(Subscription packages range in price from $125-$210)

Falcon Theater
Master Harold….And the Boys – 5/5-5/20 (2017)
Frankenstein – TBD
Poor Behavior – TBD
A Streetcar Named Desire – TBD
The Pillowman – TBD
A Great Wilderness – TBD
(Adult Flex passes are $80 (5 shows))

Know Theatre
Girlfriend – 7/29-8/27
Pulp – 10/7-10/29
The Other Rhine – 10/22-10/31
Darkest Night at the Gnarly Stump – 11/26-12/17
Dragon Play – 1/27-2/18
Heavier Than – 3/10-4/1
Listen for the Light – 4/21-5/13
(Flex passes are $100 (6 shows))

Miami University Theatre Department
The Wild Party – 4/20-4/30 (2017)

Victoria Theatre Broadway
Kinky Boots – 5/23-5/28 (2017)
Circus 1903 – 6/13-6/18 (2017)
Disney’s The Little Mermaid – 8/8-8/13 (2017)
In the Heights – 10/3-10/8 (2017)
An American in Paris – 11/7-11/12 (2017)
The Sound of Music – 3/20-3/25 (2018)
The Phantom of the Opera – 4/11-/22 (2018)
(Season subscriptions begin at $240)

Victoria Theatre – Morris Family Series
How I Became a Pirate  – 11/4 (2017)
Mr. Popper’s Penguins – 1/20 (2018)
Step Afrika – 3/3 (2018)
Journey to Oz – 4/8-4/8 (2018)
The Olate Dogs Variety Show – 5/5 (2018)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) – 5/31-6/24 (2018)

Human Race Theatre Company
On Golden Pond – 4/6-4/23 (2017)
Legandale – 9/7-10/8 (2017)
The House – 11/2-11/19 (2017)
Sex with Strangers – 2/1-2/18 (2018)
Brighton Beach Memoirs – 4/5-4/22 (2018)
(Subscription packages range in price from $102-$190)

*Not part of the Broadway Series

2017 Guide to Dayton, Ohio’s Farmers’ Markets

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There are many great reasons to live in Dayton, Ohio and their local farmers’ markets is one of them. Most of these markets are open throughout the growing season into October, so be sure to check them out. There is nothing that compares to a fresh tomato bursting with flavor.

Here’s our list of Dayton farmers’ markets including the  days and times they are open. If you know of any local markets that aren’t featured on this list, please let us know and we’ll add them! 

TUESDAYS
West Carrollton Farmers’ Market
833 E Central Avenue, West Carrollton, Ohio. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Xenia Towne Square Farmers Market
Parking lot in front of the former Kmart on Main St., Xenia, Ohio. 2pm-6pm (June – end of October 2017)

Mechanicsburg Farmers & Artisans Market
140 S. Main St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 4:30pm-7pm (June – September 2017)

Dayton VA Farmers Market
Dayton VA Medical Center t 4100 W. Third Street in Dayton, Ohio
11am – 3pm (June 13 – September 26, 2017)


WEDNESDAYS
Downtown Miamisburg Farmers’ Market
1146 E Central Avenue at Miamisburg Christian Church, Miamisburg, Ohio. 3pm-7pm pm (July-October 2017)

Fairborn Farmers Market
Corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue (Fifth Third Commons parking lot) in Fairborn, Ohio. 10am-2pm (April – November 2017)

St. Leonard Farmer’s Market
8100 Clyo Road in Centerville, Ohio; 2pm-6pm May – October, 2017.

 


THURSDAYS
2nd Street Market
600 E 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio. 11am-3pm (Year round)

Centerville Farmers’ Market
892 S Main Street, Parking lot of Centerville Shopping Center, Centerville, Ohio. 2:30pm-6:30pm (May 18 – October 26, 2017)
November/December Markets: Third Thursday from 2pm-4pm at Benham’s Grove Barn at 166 North Main St.

Lebanon Farmers’ Market
Corner of Main Street and Sycamore Street, Lebanon, Ohio.3pm-7pm (May 18- October 19, 2017)

Piqua Community Farmers’ Market
High Street in front of the Fort Piqua Plaza in downtown Piqua, Ohio. 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (June 1 – September 14, 2017)

Tippecanoe Farmers’ Market in Tipp City
Fourth at Main Street, Tipp City, Ohio. (evenings)

The Market at Austin Landing
10400 Innovation Drive, Dayton, Ohio. 3pm-7pm (June – September, 2017)

Beavercreek Farmers Market
3pm-6pm at Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene at 1850 North Fairfield Road through end of September, 2017.

Enon Farmers Market
Settler’s Park at Main and Xenia Streets in Enon, Ohio. 4pm -7pm through end of October.

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2017 Guide to Cincinnati Farmers’ Markets

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Cincinnati, Ohio has so many local businesses to enjoy including local farmers’ markets. Most of these popular markets are open through October, so be sure to check them out throughout the growing season. By visiting a farmers’ market, you are not only supporting a local agribusiness, but are more environmentally conscientious since fewer resources are used in the transportation and packaging of locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Here’s our list of Cincinnati farmers’ markets including the days and times they are open. If you know of any local markets that aren’t on this list, please let us know and we’ll add them!


EVERYDAY
Columbia Tusculum Farmers’ Market
260 Wilmer Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
7 days a week: M-F: 2-6p; S-S: 9-Noon

Newtown Farmers’ Market
3950 Round Bottom Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
7 days a week: Monday-Saturday: 9am-6pm; Sunday: 10am-6pm

Findlay Market (Farmers’ Market)
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, Tuesday-Friday: 9am–6pm; Sat: 8am-6pm; Sun: 10am-4pm (Closed on Mondays)

Lunken Airport Farmers’ Market
Near Kellogg and Wilmer Avenues. Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm. Sat-Sun.


SUNDAYS
Hyde Park Farmers’ Market
2700 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – 9:30am – 1:30pm


MONDAYS
Nativity Church Tailgate Market
Pleasant Ridge: 5935 Pandora Avenue, Cincinnati, OH – 3:30pm – 7pm
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2017 Guide to Northern Kentucky Farmers’ Markets

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There are so many great reasons to live in Northern Kentucky and local farmers’ markets are one of them. Enjoy shopping for your locally grown fruits and vegetables through October by visiting one of these markets listed below.

If you know of any local markets that aren’t mentioned on this list, please let us know and we’ll add them! 


EVERY DAY
Boone County Farmers Market
6028 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, Kentucky.
7 days a week: 10am-5pm
Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day): 9am-6pm

The Friendly Market/Farmer’s Pavilion
10050 Norbotten Drive, Florence, Kentucky.
April 1 – October 31
Mon-Fri: 11am-6 pm
Sat-Sun: Hours vary


TUESDAYS
Highland Heights Farmers’ Market
3054 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, Kentucky. 3pm–6 pm (May-October )

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Sweet! Local Candy Stores in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; and Northern Kentucky

Who knew our region had such a sweet spot for sweet spots? I certainly didn’t realize the wide variety of confectionary companies that made their home in Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky. After browsing the 25+ shops, specializing in everything from gummy bears, old-fashioned candy, handmade and bean-to-bar chocolates,  it is clear that when it comes to sweet treats you can find anything your heart or tastebuds desire. Here’s a brief rundown of what the area has to offer:

Maverick Chocolate Co.129 W Elder Street, Cincinnati, OH
Family-owned and operated bean-to-bar chocolate company located at Findlay Market.

Jenco Brothers’ Candy224 W. McMillan Street, Cincinnati, OH
This modern candy store features over 400 varieties of candy, popcorn, ice cream, fine chocolates, and more.

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Milford – A Great Place to Live and Ranked a Best Place to Retire!

Milford has proven to be an admirable model of a city. If you were to create a check list of characteristics in your ideal city, Milford would likely check all the boxes. Whether it’s outdoor recreation, diverse businesses, connection to history, variety of residential options,  Milford delivers on every note. According to Smart Asset, a financial planning website, Milford is #4 in the state for retirees. Factors such as tax rate, recreation centers and doctors’ offices were used to create the ranking. In a message from City Manager Michael Doss, he encourages visitors to “learn what more than 7,000 residents already know; that Milford is a great place to raise a family, work, play and retire.”

History
The origins of Milford began with a 230-acre land survey in 1788 and a 1,000-acre Revolutionary War land grant in 1796. John Hageman was one of the first permanent settlers and laid out Milford or Hageman’s Mill, as it was originally named, in 1806. When Hageman left for Indiana in 1811 the town was commonly referred to as Milford. The name came from a newspaper that used the name to describe the town’s location as the first safe ford over the Little Miami River north of the Ohio River. It was at this location that one would cross the river to get to the mills, thus the name mill-ford or Milford. Milford was incorporated 25 years later in 1836 and officially attained city status in 1982.

Get Connected
If you’ve never spent the day in Milford, the Milford Urban Trail System serves as an incredible guide. This four-mile loop trail will take you past a wonderful sampling of all that Milford has to offer. Milford is a critical intersection of eight long-distance hiking and cycling trails that collectively cover over 22,000 miles.
img_0170-copyIn 2012, Milford was established as the first official Trail Town on the Buckeye Trail (1,400+ miles). Milford is also located on the North Country National Scenic Trail (4,600+ miles), American Discovery Trail (6,800+ miles), Sea-to-Sea Long Distance Hiking Route (7,700+ miles), Underground Railroad Cycling Route (2,000+ miles), Ohio to Erie Cycling Route (450+ miles), Little Miami Scenic Trail (78 miles), Little Miami Scenic River (105+ miles). In addition to trail access, Milford is home to a number of parks that offer a variety of recreation opportunities.img_0015

Mosey Down Main

The downtown business district of Milford along Main Street offers a plethora of dining and shopping opportunities. As you mosey down main you will find a variety of restaurants, art galleries, antiques and speciality shops often located in buildings built in the 1800’s. In addition to the historic business district, Milford is also home to several national chains such as Wal-Mart, Rave Motion Pictures, Kroger, Starbucks and a number of chain restaurants. From small town charm to modern conveniences, Milford has it all.img_0372-copyimg_0367-copyimg_0360-copyimg_0357img_0351img_0347

Roads Rivers and Trails
Roads Rivers and Trails is an independently-owned adventure outfitter. Not only do they sell outdoor recreation equipment, they pride themselves on providing information and guidance based on their extensive experience.

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Promont House
The Promont is a Victorian mansion built in 1865 that was the former home of Ohio’s 43rd Governor, John M. Pattison. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is current the home of the Greater Milford Area Historical Society.promonthousemuseum_color3

Valley View Nature Preserve and Education Center
Valley View is a 150-acre nature preserve and education facility. Valley View has about five miles of trails that are perfect for hikes and walks in all seasons.img_0149

Full of Fun Festivals
Great US 50 Yard Sale – Held the third weekend in May, this widespread event serves to promote tourism along U.S. 50.
Frontier Days – This community festival was voted ‘Best Festival on the Eastside’ in 2013-2015 by Cincy Magazine. Frontier Days offers a little something from everyone from parades, games, food, live music, frog jumping contest and a spaghetti-eating contest. The festival usually takes place the first weekend of June.
Amazing Race – The Amazing Charity Race is an adventurous way to raise money for dozens of local charities. The race is comprised of a variety of physical and mental challenges and has raised over $600,000 for local charities.
Movies on the Miami – Free movies are shown on the second Saturday of July and August at Riverside Park. This event is hosted by the Milford Parks & Recreation Commission.
Milford Street Eats Foodtruck Rally – The Milford Street Eats Foodtruck Rally is in its fourth year and offers delicious bites from over two dozen vendors. This event also offers local beers and live music.
Art Affaire – Art Affaire is Milford’s premier art and fine craft show featuring approximately 100 local and regional juried artists. The event includes live music, food and more. Art Affaire is an annual event on the fourth Saturday of September.
Hometown Holidays – This traditional hometown holiday celebration offers Mr. and Mrs. Claus, horse-carriage rides, great gift ideas, and food and drinks from the area’s most popular and award-winning shops and restaurants.

Location, Location, Location
Milford in conveniently located 15 miles east of Cincinnati on US 50. The city lies inside the I-275 loop along the Little Miami River. Milford is bordered by Indian Hill, Terrace Park, Miami Township and Union Township.

As is the theme of Milford’s recreation and business opportunities, so it is with residential options. The diversity of real estate options in Milford runs the gamut from charming cottages and historic gems to modern estate homes and condos. A complete list of amenities and easy access to I-275 make Milford a great place to live.