Dayton's Premier Professional Regional Theatre

Kevin Moore, President and Artistic Director

126 North Main Street, Suite 300

Dayton, Ohio 45402

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History and Highlights

Mission and Principles

The Loft Theatre

Products and Programs

Production History

Resident Artists




MTW = Musical Theatre Workshop

YSS = Youth Summer Stock

IST = In-School Tour

FR = Fundraiser

MHNPW = Marsha Hanna New Play Workshop

FONW = Festival of New Works



The Full Monty: The Broadway Musical @ The Loft
Steel Magnolias @ The Loft
The Santaland Diaries @ The Loft
The Glass Menagerie @ The Loft
One Slight Hitch @ The Loft
Master Class @ The Loft


Have You Ever Played, Dayton? – FONW @ The Philips Creativity Center
The Day After Epiphany – FONW @ The Philips Creativity Center
Central Park Tango – FONW @ The Philips Creativity Center
Some Self-Evident Truths – FONW @ The Philips Creativity Center
Mann...and Wife – FONW @ The Loft
The Adventures of Rose Red – YSS @ The Philips Creativity Center
Poetry in Motion – IST
Lewis Black in Concert: A Benefit to The Human Race (Theatre Company) – FR @the Victoria Theatre
A Mardi Gras Celebration! – FR


Miracle on South Division Street @ The Loft
Mame @ The Loft
Family Shots @ The Loft (World Premiere)
Taking Shakespeare @ The Loft (Regional Premiere)
Crowns @ The Loft


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike @ the Victoria Theatre
Molly Sweeney: A Musical – MTW @ The Loft
2014 Songwriter Showcase – MTW @ The Loft
Snow Queen – YSS @ The Philips Creativity Center
#othello – IST
A Mardi Gras Celebration! – FR


Becky's New Car @ The Loft
Fiddler on the Roof @ The Loft
Torch Song Trilogy @ The Loft
Other Desert Cities @ The Loft
Play It by Heart @ The Loft


It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play @ the Victoria Theatre
My von Trapp Life – MHNPW @ The Philips Creativity Center
The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes – MTW @ The Loft
Guarding Gold Street – MTW @ The Loft
The Wizard of Oz – YSS @ The Philips Creativity Center
Historical! – IST
A Mardi Gras Celebration! – FR


Managing Maxine @ The Loft
Under a Red Moon @ The Loft (World Premiere)
Oliver! @ The Loft
Lombardi @ The Loft
Race @ The Loft
Avenue Q @ The Loft


Next to Normal @ the Victoria Theatre
Gingerbread Children – MHNPW @ The Loft
Dani Girl – MTW @ The Loft
Red-Blooded, All-American Man – MTW @ The Loft
35MM: Musical Exhibition – MTW @ The Loft
Portales, NM – YSS @ The Loft
A Dickens of a Time – IST
Blues, Brews and More! – FR


God of Carnage @ The Loft (info)
Caroline, or Change @ The Loft (info)
Red @ The Loft (info)
Gem of the Ocean @ The Loft (info)
Band Geeks! @ The Loft (info)


Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical @ the Victoria Theatre (World Premiere) (info)
Love Makes the World Go ‘Round – MTW @ The Loft
Play It Cool – MTW @ The Loft
Carried Away: A New Musical – YSS @ The Loft
King Midas and the Touch of Gold – YSS @ The Philips Creativity Center
Change – IST
Celebration X3: Wine, Women and Song – FR
Celebration X3: Twenty-Five Seasons of Joy – FR
Celebration X3: A Night to Remember – FR


August: Osage County @ Wright State University (info)
The 39 Steps @ The Loft (info)
8-Track: The Sounds of the '70s @ The Loft (info)
Twelfth Night @ The Loft (info)
Permanent Collection @ The Loft (info)
right next to me @ The Loft (info)

The Drowsy Chaperone @ the Victoria Theatre (info)
Play It by Heart – MTW @ The Loft
Tenderly – MTW @ The Philips Creativity Center
Dust in the Sunlight: A Musical in Pieces/Lovewell – YSS @ The Loft
The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland – YSS @ The Philips Creativity Center
Belch, Bottom & the Boys – IST


Lend Me a Tenor @ The Loft (info)
Man of La Mancha @ The Loft (info)
A Christmas Carol @ The Loft (info)
The Vertical Hour @ The Loft (info)
Rounding Third @ The Loft (info)
Ordinary Days @ The Loft (info)

Moonlight & Magnolias @ the Victoria Theatre (info)
Divine Decadence – FR @ Gilly's
The Trimble Wars – MTW @ The Philips Creativity Center
right next to me – MTW @ The Philips Creativity Center
Super-Powerless: An Action-Packed Musical/Lovewell – YSS @ The Loft
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe – YSS @ The Philips Creativity Center
Lazzi Faire – IST


Over the Tavern @ The Loft (info)
Ears on a Beatle @ The Loft (info)
A Christmas Carol @ The Loft (info)
Brother Wolf @ The Loft (info)
Doubt: A Parable @ The Loft (info)
Ethel Waters: His Eye Is on the Sparrow @ The Loft (info)

Wait Until Dark @ the Victoria Theatre (info)
New Year's Eve with the Rubi Girls – FR @ The Loft
Tinyard Hill – MTW @ The Loft
"The Black Crook" Project – MTW @ The Loft
A Novel Insight: A Musical Bestseller/Lovewell – YSS @ The Loft
The Jungle Book – YSS @ The Philips Creativity Center
Charlotte's Web – YSS @ The Philips Creativity Center
Myth-Connected – IST


Snapshots @ The Loft (info)
The Sunset Limited @ The Loft (info)
A Tuna Christmas @ The Loft (info)
Romeo and Juliet @ The Loft (info)
Rabbit Hole @ The Loft (info)
Five Course Love @ The Loft (info)

Shenandoah @ the Victoria Theatre (info)
Dayton's Divine Ms. P.: Katie Pees' One-Woman Show – FR @ The Loft
Will Power – IST
The Secret Garden – YSS @ The Loft
Stuart Little – YSS @ The Philips Creativity Center


Moonlight & Magnolias @ The Loft (info)
Big River @ The Loft (info)
I Am My Own Wife @ The Loft (info)
Harold & Maude: An Intimate Musical @ The Loft (info)
Painting Churches @ The Loft (info)
Take Me Out @ The Loft (info)

Tuesdays with Morrie @ the Victoria Theatre
The Ambition Bird – MTW @ The Loft
Voice of the City – MTW @ The Loft
Be ’Twixt and Be Twain – IST
Romeo and Winifred – YSS @ The Loft
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – YSS @ The Philips Creativity Center


The Nerd @ The Loft (info)
Copenhagen @ The Loft (info)
Seussical @ The Loft (info)
The Tempest @ The Loft
A Delicate Balance @ The Loft
Toxic Audio @ The Loft

Alone Together @ the Victoria Theatre
Vanishing Point – MTW @ The Loft
Nefertiti – MTW @ The Loft
The Tempest – IST
Still Life with Iris – YSS @ The Loft
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – YSS @ The Loft
The Scarecrow Diaries – FR @ The Loft


Was @ The Loft (World Premiere)
Crimes of the Heart @ The Loft
The Drawer Boy @ The Loft
Every Good Boy Deserved Favour @ the Schuster Center
   With the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
The Retreat from Moscow @ The Loft
The Underpants @ The Loft

Green Gables @ the Victoria
Animal Farm – IST
Squeeze Box – FR @ The Loft
The Wizard of Oz – YSS @ The Loft


The Dazzle @ The Loft
The Spitfire Grill @ The Loft
Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune @ The Loft
Convenience @ The Loft
   & the Sacramento Theatre Company, Sacramento, CA
Of Mice and Men @ The Loft
Getting to Know You @ The Loft (World Premiere)

The Odd Couple @ the Victoria
Fetching Water – MTW @ The Loft
24 Hours – MTW @ The Loft
John Steinbeck: American's Noble Knight – IST
Alice in Wonderland – YSS @ The Loft


Dirty Blonde @ The Loft
Bat Boy @ The Loft
The Wonder Bread Years @ The Loft
Death of a Salesman @ The Loft
Proof @ The Loft
Jitney @ The Loft

Green Gables – MTW @ The Loft
Over the River and Through the Woods @ the Victoria
Wild Blue @ the Mathile in the Schuster Center (World Premiere)
Moby Dick! The Musical – MTW @ The Loft
Antigone – IST
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – YSS @ The Loft


Over the River and Through the Woods @ The Loft
Spinning into Butter @ The Loft
A Grand Night for Singing @ The Loft
Macbeth @ The Loft
Seascape @ The Loft
Anton in Show Business @ The Loft
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change @ The Loft

I Hate Hamlet @ the Victoria
Pacific Overtures – MTW @ The Loft
Convenience – MTW @ The Loft
Macabaret – MTW @ Thomato's Restaurant
Scratch – IST
Many Moons – YSS @ The Loft


The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron @ The Loft
Art @ The Loft
Wit @ The Loft
The Trip to Bountiful @ The Loft
Resident Alien @ The Loft
Higher Ground @ The Loft
Forever Plaid @ The Loft

Steel Magnolias @ the Victoria
West Side Story @ the Victoria, featuring the Dayton Ballet
Guys and Dolls @ the Fraze, a concert with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Goblin Market – MTW @ The Loft
King Island Christmas – MTW @ The Loft
Prometheus Dreams – MTW @ The Loft
Nevermore – IST
Romeo and Juliet – IST
The Little Prince – YSS @ The Loft


A Little Night Music @ The Loft
How I Learned to Drive @ The Loft
The Last Night of Ballyhoo @ The Loft
Three Days of Rain @ The Loft
The Mineola Twins @ The Loft
Beautiful Thing @ The Loft & the Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis

Noises Off @ the Victoria
Weird Romance – MTW @ The Loft
Six Wives – MTW @ The Loft
Hereafter – MTW @ The Loft
Romeo and Juliet – IST
The Phantom Tollbooth – YSS @ The Loft


Picasso at the Lapin Agile @ The Loft
Sisters @ The Loft
All My Sons @ The Loft
Mother Russia @ The Loft, Chicago's Theatre Building,
   & the Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis
The Beauty Queen of Leenane @ The Loft
Children of Eden @ The Loft

On Golden Pond @ the Victoria
Adventures in Time – a radio serial @ the Renaissance Auditorium,
    The Dayton Art Institute
A Midsummer Night's Dream – IST
Ramona Quimby – YSS @ The Loft
Swing Fling – FR @ The Loft


Angels in America; Perestroika @ The Loft
Zombies from the Beyond @ The Loft
Taking Sides @ The Loft & the Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis
Stonewall Jackson's House @ The Loft
Late Night Catechism @ The Loft
After-Play @ The Loft

To Kill a Mockingbird @ the Victoria
Having Our Say @ the Victoria
Macbeth – IST
The Last Song of John Profitt – HR presents Rhythm In Shoes @ The Loft


And That's My Story @ The Loft (World Premiere)
The Fantasticks @ The Loft
Mrs. Coney @ The Loft
A Tuna Christmas @ The Loft
Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil @ The Loft
Sylvia @ The Loft
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches @ The Loft

Quilters @ the Victoria
Puttin' on the Dog – FR @ The Loft
Celebration Performance – IST


All in the Timing @ The Loft
The Sisters Rosenweig @ The Loft
Scotland Road @ The Loft
The Gifts of the Magi @ The Loft & Fitton Center, Hamilton
True West @ The Loft
Three Tall Women @ The Loft

Sweeney Todd @ the Victoria
The Rocky Horrow Show @ the Fraze Pavilion
Proud Voices @ the Dayton Convention Center
Casual Concerts @ the Victoria with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Mardi Gras Musical Revue – FR @ The Loft
When I Think of Home – IST
Patient A @ the Boll Theatre, University of Dayton


The Good Times Are Killing Me @ The Loft
Keely and Du @ The Loft
Oak and Ivy @ The Loft
The Gifts of the Magi @ The Loft
Cloud 9 @ The Loft
Beau Jest @ The Loft

The Mystery of Edwin Drood @ the Victoria
Silence & I @ The Loft
Mardi Gras with Phyllis Diller – FR @ The Loft
The Proposal – IST


Arsenic and Old Lace @ The Loft
Closer Than Ever @ The Loft
Speed-the-Plow @ The Loft
Dancing at Lughnasa @ The Loft
Marvin's Room @ The Loft

A Christmas Carol @ the Victoria
Beehive @ the Victoria
Where the Grass Is Greener – IST
An Evening with Ben Vereen – FR @ The Loft


Prelude to a Kiss @ The Loft
From the Mississippi Delta @ The Loft
The Elephant Man @ The Loft
The Speed of Darkness @ The Loft
Homeward Bound @ The Loft

A Christmas Carol @ the Victoria
Beehive @ the Fraze Pavilion


Other People's Money @ The Loft
The Mystery of Irma Vep @ The Loft
Falsettoland @ The Loft
Bus Stop @ The Loft
On the Verge @ The Loft

A Christmas Carol @ the Victoria
Romance*Romance @ the Victoria
How Johnny Learned to Fail – IST


A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine @ the Muse Space
A Shayna Maidel @ the Muse Space
Lyrics from the Hearthside with Joseph Mydell @ the Muse Space
The Road to Mecca @ the Muse Space

The Boys Next Door @ the Victoria
Come A-Waltzing with Me with Zoe Caldwell @ the Victoria
Little Shop of Horrors @ the Victoria
Tintypes – IST
Three Legends – IST Elementary


Tar2f @ the Muse Space
Godspell @ the Muse Space
Fences @ the Muse Space
The Real Thing @ the Muse Space
An exchange with Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati*
   *Darkside – An ETC production
   *Six Women with Brain Death – A HRTC production
         both @ the Muse Space and ETC in Cincinnati

The Dining Room @ the Victoria
Viva Victoria Festival '90 @ the newly restored Victoria Theatre
Russian Roulette – IST
An Evening in Paris – FR @ the King Cole Restaurant


Amadeus @ the Muse Space
Election '84 @ the Muse Space
Moon for the Misbegotten @ the Muse Space
Steel Magnolias @ the Muse Space
Fool for Love @ the Muse Space
Baby @ the Muse Space

Open Admissions – IST


The first official season of productions
The Sea Horse @ the Muse Space
The Colored Museum @ the Muse Space
Orphans @ the Muse Space

The Foreigner @ the Victory
Class Reunion – IST


Count Dracula @ the Victory
A Midsummer Daydream – IST
Hans Christian Anderson – IST Elementary

Performance Calendar