Dayton's Professional Regional Theatre

Kevin Moore, Producing Artistic Director

126 North Main Street, Suite 300

Dayton, Ohio 45402

Box Office: 937.228.3630    |    Join our mailing list!

Buy tickets


The Human Race on Education

Philips Creativity Center

Kids and Teens Classes

Girl Scouts Workshops

Adult Classes

Private Coaching

Summer Theatre Camps

Schwartz Scholarship


Artist in Residence

Theatre in Context

Career Days/Job Shadowing

Performance Calendar


Summer Stock KIDS       (Ages 8 – 13)      

Camp dates: Mondays – Fridays, June 9 – 20, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Performances: Saturday, June 21, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $395.00

Directed by Adventures In Theatre instructor Jene Rebbin Shaw, Summer Stock KIDS is a two-week summer theatre camp which culminates in a production that is totally produced by Jene and the kids - sets, costumes and props. Each day, the children participate in fun, imaginative theatre exercises which help to develop vocal and movement techniques necessary for creating their character role in the play. From auditions through rehearsals to the performances, students learn to perform with confidence and energy, and discover the importance of working as an ensemble. The challenges are great but, oh, so rewarding for the young performers as well as family and friends. Previous Summer Stock KIDS productions include: The Jungle Book; Charlotte's Web; Stuart Little; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe; The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. Classes and performances take place in The Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center at 116 North Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton.

This summer, we will be performing
Snow Queen
written by local playwright Stacey Lane

About the Play
The flurries, the icy imps of the Snow Queen, conjure up a cruel spell to make a magical mirror that reflects the ugly side of humanity. Less than impressed, the Snow Queen smashes the mirror to set in motion her more dastardly plan. While cousins Gerda and Kay play tag, Kay gets a shard of the mirror stuck in his eye. It turns him into a rotten brat. The Snow Queen kidnaps the boy and takes him to her Ice Castle. On her journey to rescue her best friend, timid Gerda encounters a cursed gardener, talking flowers, a mischievous fox, giggle-inducing snickerdoodles, a know-it-all crow, a generous Princess, rowdy robbers and a gypsy’s jar of warm wishes. Once at the castle, Gerda uses the jar of warm wishes to melt the flurries and the magical cookies to warm Kay’s heart. The Snow Queen calls for her flurries to stop Gerda and Kay, but the flurries do not come. Gerda apologies for melting the Snow Queen’s faithful friends and gives the saddened villain a hug. That hug fills the Snow Queen with warmth. Her flurries return, now as sunbeams and transform the Snow Queen into the Sun Queen.


Registration for Summer Stock KIDS 2014 is now closed.


Have questions? Please email Education Director Marilyn Klaben or call her at (937) 461-3823, extension 3132.

Summer Stock KIDS is sponsored by Ted and Sandy Tozer.
Partial scholarships are available for qualifying families who are in need, thanks to the generous support of the Frank M. Tait Foundation. Download the scholarship application.

Photos from the Summer Stock KIDS 2013 production of The Wizard of Oz

SummerStock Kids : The Wizard of Oz SummerStock Kids : The Wizard of Oz

Photos from the Summer Stock KIDS 2012 production of King Midas and the Touch of Gold

SummerStock Kids : King Midas and the Touch of Gold SummerStock Kids : King Midas and the Touch of Gold