Guide to the Local Community Theater Season for 2022 and 2023

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 

Disney Descendants The Musical – June 10–12, 2022
The Sponge Bob Musical – September 2022


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


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

Wrong Window: May 6–14, 2022 (various dates)


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

There Should be Roses: April 22–May 1, 2022
Something Rotten: June 17–26, 2022


Bespoke Theatre
Dayton, Ohio


Brookville Community Theatre
7700 Arlington Road, Brookville, Ohio

The Curious Savage: April 21 – May 1, 2022


The Carnegie
1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, Kentucky

Disney’s Little Mermaid: April 20 – May 1, 2022
Musicville: May 7–7, 2022

A Wop Bop A Loo Bop: May 15, 2022
Into the Woods: June 18 – Aug 27, 2022 (various dates)
Rent: July 16 – Aug 26, 2022 (various dates)
George Remus, A New Musical: Aug 13–28, 2022 
Singin’ in the Rain: Jan 28 – Feb 12, 2023


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

Ragtime The Musical: April 29 – May 7, 2022
Falsettos: June 10–18, 2022 (various dates)


Dayton Playhouse
1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

Hello, Dolly: April 29–May 15, 2022


Dayton Theatre Guild
430 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

The Lifespan of a Fact: Aug 26–Sept 11, 2022
Broadway Bound: Nov 4–20, 2022
For the Loyal: Jan 13–29, 2023
Relativity: Mar 17– Apr 2, 2023
Hedda Gabler: June 2–18, 2023


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

Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl: May 6–23, 2022


Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

Your Negro Tour Guide / I Shall Not Be Moved: Apr 9 – May 7, 2022
Tiny Beautiful Things: May 28 – June 25, 2022


The Fairfield Footlighters
Fairfield Community Arts Center, Fairfield, Ohio

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

Steel Magnolias: Sep 29 – Oct 2, 2022
Clue: Feb 9–12, 2023
Pride and Prejudice: April 27–30, 2022


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

Our Lady of Perpetual Help: April 14 – May 1, 2022
My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend: June 16 – July 3, 2022


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

110 In the Shade: March 11–20, 2022 (various dates)
The Odd Couple: May 13 –22, 2022 (various dates)
Harvey: Sept 2–11, 2022 (various dates)


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

Hello Dolly: March 4–20, 2022 (various dates)
Mission Possible: May 6–2022 (various dates)


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

Ada and the Engine: May 6–22, 2022
Harvey: July 8–24, 2022
This Random World: September 2022
The Gods of Comedy: November 2022
Dearly Departed: January 2023
August: Osage County: March 2023
Cry It Out: May 2023


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

You Have the Right to Remain Dead: May 6–14, 2022
Nunsense: July 14–17, 2022
Nunsense A-men: July 21–24, 2022
Yellow Boat: Sept 16–25, 2022
The Last 5 Years: Nov 10–20, 2022


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


Middletown Lyric Theatre
1530 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio

Showtune: April 22–30, 2022
The Legend of Georgia McBride: June 17–25, 2022
Little Shop of Horrors: Aug 19–27, 2022
Church & State: Oct 14–22, 2022
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Dec 9–17, 2022


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


Rivertown Players
Lawrenceburg Indiana and surrounding areas

9 to 5: The Musical: July 21–24, 2022


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

The Drowsy Chaperone: Apr 29 – May 8, 2022
Disney’s Descendants: June 17 – 26, 2022


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


Springfield Civic Theatre
Various theater locations in Springfield, Ohio


TheatreLab Dayton
116 N. Jefferson St., Dayton, Ohio

Something Rotten: May 20–21 (Victoria Theatre)

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

Bonnie and Clyde: May 6–15, 2022 (various dates)


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


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

May 4th Voices: May 6–15, 2022


Yellow Springs Theater Company
Yellow Springs, Ohio


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 April 15, 2022

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.