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  • Dayton Opera - The Pirates of Penzance

    Mar 2 - 3, 2019

  • On Your Feet!

    Mar 5 - 10, 2019

  • Les Miserables

    Apr 2 - 7, 2019

  • Dayton Opera - Salome

    May 17 - 19, 2019

  • The Book of Mormon

    May 21 - 26, 2019

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Dayton Opera - The Pirates of Penzance

March 2 - 3, 2019

Set sail with the legendary Gilbert and Sullivan for this high spirited adventures on the high seas as the Dayton Opera revive the classic for the 2018/19 season! A delight for audiences of all ages since 1879, it features a side-splitting swashbuckling story scored by some of the duo's most beloved melodies, including the unforgettable lyrical labyrinth of 'The Modern Major General's Song'!

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On Your Feet!

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March 5 - 10, 2019

This theater season, On Your Feet, the sensational Broadway hit, takes its unmistakable beats to the streets and out on a US tour! Be captivated by the music and moved by the story of Latino star Gloria Estefan's rise to fame, told alongside the heart-warming love story of her and her husband Emilio. With hits like "Conga," "Rhythm is Gonna Get You" and "Get On Your Feet," we guarantee that by the end of the show you too will be On Your Feet and dancing along with the cast!

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Les Miserables

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April 2 - 7, 2019

One of the greatest musicals of all time, Les Miserables returns in a cinematic new production that wowed Broadway audiences and earned three Tony nominations. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, and based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is a sweeping epic set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, and contains the classic songs 'One Day More' and 'I Dreamed A Dream'.

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Dayton Opera - Salome

May 17 - 19, 2019

Despite its controversial origins, Richard Strauss's blazing Salome has gone on to become one of the repertoire's most in-demand masterpieces, defying infamy with its unforgettable score and emotional power. Risque, bloody and bursting with passion, this frenzied carnival of debauchery and death will have you on the very edge of your seat this season!

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The Book of Mormon

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Winner of 9 Tony Awards

May 21 - 26, 2019

With NINE Tony Awards - including Best Musical - a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and leading New York Times critic Ben Brantley himself calling it the "best new musical of the century", this is one show you won't want to miss. Forget having to fly or drive up to NYC, the boys are bringing their own eclectic brand of Good News direct to you in your home city! Just be prepared for the lewd, the crude, and downright naughty songs and antics along the way...

Mead Theater

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Schuster Performing Arts Center, 1 West 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

  • Year opened: 2003
  • Concession stands
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar

Located inside the Schuster Center, the 2,300-seat Mead Theatre hosts many different shows and productions, from orchestras and operas to theatrical and dance performances. The Mead Theatre offers incredible aural and visual experiences for audiences, with world-class acoustics and venue planning, allowing optimum viewing experience.

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