Your Guide to the Local Community Theater Season for 2019 and 2020

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?

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

Acting Up
Mason, Ohio 

  • Matilda – September 20–22, 2019
  • Tuck Everlasting – April 2020

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

  • A Nice Family Gathering – July 26 – August 3, 2019
  • The Best Man – October 4–12, 2019
  • Weekend Comedy – December 5–7, 2019
  • HONK!  – February 14–22, 2020
  • Wrong Window –  May 1–9, 2020

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

  • Freaky Friday – August 30–September 8, 2019
  • Nevermore – October 25–November 3, 2019
  • How Hans, Christian & Anderson Melted the Snow Queen – December 6–15, 2019
  • The Humans – January 3–February 9, 2020
  • A MId-Summer Night’s Texas-Sized Nightmare – March 6–15, 2020
  • It’s Only A Play – April 24–May 3, 2020
  • If/Then – June 19–28, 2020

Bespoke Theatre
Dayton, Ohio

  • The Tempest – July 26– August 3, 2019

Brookville Community Theatre
7700 Arlington Road, Brookville, Ohio

  • A Gift to Remember – September 24–25, 2019

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

  • The Elephant Man – September 27–October 6, 2019
  • Marvin’s Room – November 15–24, 2019
  • Momus & Aphrodite – March 13–22, 2020
  • What’s Your Damage? Heathers The Musical – May 1–10, 2020

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

  • Side by Side By Sondheim – September 6, 7, 14 and 15, 2019
  • Cabaret – November 8–16, 2019
  • Singables & Swingables: An Evening of Jazz – February 14, 15, 21 an 22, 2020
  • Singin’ in the Rain – May 8–16, 2020
  • I Do! I Do! A Musical About Marriage – June 5, 6,11 and 12, 2020

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts

Driving Miss Daisy – September 529, 2019

Dayton Playhouse
1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas – September 13–29, 2019
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – November 1–17, 2019
  • Man of La Mancha – January 17 – February 2, 2020
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner – March 6–15, 2020
  • Jekyll and Hyde – May 1-17, 2020

Dayton Theatre Guild
430 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

  • The Musical Comedy Murders of 1941 – October 23–September 8, 2019
  • Decision Height – October 11–27, 2019
  • Icebergs – November 29–December 15, 2019
  • Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting – January 24–February 9, 2020
  • Morning’s at Seven – March 30–April 5, 2020
  • The Old Man and the Old Moon – May 29 – June 14, 2020

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

  • Nana’s Naughty Knickers – August 9–25, 2019
  • Blithe Spirit – October 11–27, 2019
  • It’s a Wonderful Life –Live Radio Play – December 6–22, 2019
  • A Catered Affair – February 20–March 8, 2020
  • Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash – May 1–17, 2020

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1127 Vine Street , Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Fun Home – August 31–September 28, 2019
  • Sex and Education  October 15–26, 2019
  • The Frog Princess – December 4, 2019 – January 4, 2020
  • Fortune  – January 18–February 15, 2020
  • Pipeline – March 7–April 4, 2020
  • Photograph 51 – April 18–May 16, 2020
  • 20th Century Blues – May 30–June 27, 2020

 

  • The Fairfield Footlighters
    Fairfield Community Arts Center, Fairfield, Ohio
  • Mamma Mia! – September 12–28, 2019
  • The Spitfire Grill – November 7–23, 2019
  • Of Mice and Men –February 13–29, 2020
  • Annie Get Your Gun – April 23–May 9, 2020

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

  • Noises Off – October 3-5, 2019
  • Nutcrackers – The Nunsense Christmas Musical – December 4–8, 2019
  • Cheaper by the Dozen – February 13 –16, 2020
  • Dirty Dozen Scoundrels – April 30 – May 3, 2020

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.