2016 – 2017 Season

It’s our 30th Anniversary season as Dayton’s premier professional regional theatre company, and to celebrate, we’re presenting a 5-show collection of modern classics and new works. With some titles and authors you may know and a couple that will surely be new, you’re bound to laugh and even cry, to be inspired and challenged, but most of all, you’ll be entertained by the power and presence that comes with a live performance in the intimate Loft Theatre. Plus, for the holiday season, we’ll even bring back a sold out hit from last year as an add-on production for grownups.

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The 2016-2017 Eichelberger Loft Series Lineup:

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street A Musical Thriller

  • music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • book by Hugh Wheeler
  • from an adaptation by Christopher Bond
  • directed by Scott Stoney
  • _music direction by _Sean Michael Flowers
  • choreography by Tracey Bonner

September 8 – October 2, 2016

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd, a barber unjustly imprisoned by corrupt Judge Turpin, who returns to 19th century London fifteen years later to take his revenge on the man who took him from his wife and young daughter. Todd’s need for vengeance becomes indiscriminately murderous—and profitable—when he partners with the unscrupulous Mrs. Lovett and opens his new barber practice above her failing meat pie shop. With his busy straight razors and her new secret ingredient, their fame grows until Todd comes face to face with the judge. Can he avenge his family before their dastardly deeds are uncovered?

Hail Mary!

  • by Tom Dudzick
  • directed by Margarett Perry

November 3 – 20, 2016

Plucky novice Mary is causing trouble again, teaching her own unorthodox views on God to the third graders at Saint Aloysius Catholic Elementary School, where she’s hardly a favorite with her conservative Mother Superior. Mary’s aspirations of becoming a nun are in further jeopardy when her childhood sweetheart reappears and declares his love. Will she give up a life of Sisterhood for the man of her dreams? Or will she choose another path and listen to an eccentric priest who proclaims her to be the world’s next savior in this delightful comedy that puts the “fun” in fundamentalism.

26 Pebbles

  • by Eric Ulloa
  • directed by Igor Goldin

February 2 – 19, 2017 — A World Premiere

On December 14, 2012, an act of unbelievable madness took the lives of 20 innocent children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. These 26 deaths—described by one local resident as “pebbles thrown into a pond”—created ripples that captured the attention of the entire nation. Now, through a series of interviews with the people of this small New England town, the true stories of that tragic day and its aftermath come to light in this powerful drama that asks, “How does a community endure the ultimate test, and what comes after the cameras and noise leave?”

On Golden Pond

  • by Ernest Thompson
  • directed by Richard E. Hess

April 6 – 23, 2017

For forty-eight years, Norman Thayer and his energetic wife, Ethel, have been spending the summers at their lakeside home on Golden Pond, fishing and watching for loons. This year, their divorced daughter, Chelsea, her new fiancé and his thirteen year old son make an unexpected visit. When Norman develops an unlikely friendship with the boy, it reinvigorates the grumpy retired professor and highlights the rocky relationship between this father and his now middle-aged daughter. As the summer days grow short, there is still time for their family to heal, and to rediscover the joys in everyday life.

Family Ties

  • by Daniel Goldstein
  • based on the CBS television series
  • directed by Kevin Moore

June 1 – 25, 2017 — A World Premiere

One of the most beloved television families of the 1980s takes to the stage. Almost thirty years have passed and Alex P. Keaton, now running for Congress, returns to his parents’ Columbus home with his sisters, Mallory and Jennifer, who are parents of their own. Gathered together once again, they relive some of the most important moments from their childhood - the growing pains, heartbreaks and reconciliations - with fondness and appreciation for simpler times that defined a generation.
(Replaces previously announced production of Anne of Green Gables.)

Add-on Production

The Santaland Diaries A Special Holiday Extra for Grownups

  • by David Sedaris
  • adapted by Joe Mantello
  • starring Tim Lile as “Crumpet”
  • directed by Scott Stoney

December 8 – 17, 2016
10 PERFORMANCES ONLY!

The quintessential elf-gone-bad is back to share a series of less-than-merry misadventures in David Sedaris’ hysterical antidote for holiday havoc. Spend some time with the irreverent Crumpet—one of Santa’s little helpers during the Macy’s Christmas shopping rush—as he handles the hordes of insufferable shoppers and their kiddies with whacked out, wicked wit in the return of 2015’s sold out hit comedy.
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Productions, artists, performance dates and prices subject to change.