Dayton Live 2021-2022: A New Season of Theater and Music
By Whitney Bell
The Victoria Theatre Association changed their name to Dayton Live in March of 2020. Then the pandemic happened. During their “extended intermission,” and despite layoffs and uncertainty, Dayton Live continued to engage audiences with Virtual Field Trips, socially-distanced summer camps, and even a video series featuring what goes on backstage. “But Dayton Live is back,” according to Ty Sutton, President and CEO, “and we’re gearing up for an incredible season.”
The most notable show for the 2021-22 season announced on Tuesday, might be HAMILTON, the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, complete with hip-hop, jazz, and R&B. Sutton says the two weeks in January is “going to be huge.” The Broadway show will run from January 26 to February 6, 2022 and single tickets will go on sale late summer or early fall of this year.
Sutton recommends getting season tickets through daytonlive.org, and only purchasing tickets through their website, to guarantee a valid seat at the best price. “Any other location is a secondary ticketing site, and we can’t guarantee you’ll purchase valid tickets if you buy them anywhere but daytonlive.org.”
The Premier Health Broadway In Dayton series also includes DEAR EVEN HANSON, COME FROM AWAY, MEAN GIRLS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. “We have so many great shows,” says Sutton, “it’s hard to highlight only a few.” STOMP, CATS, and THE HIP-HOP NUTCRACKER are also scheduled, as well as performances to run on the Projects Unlimited Star Attractions and Universal 1 Credit Union Music Series.
Dayton Live owns and operates the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theatre, Metropolitan Arts Center including The Loft Theatre, the PNC Arts Annex, and The Arts Garage. They also home the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, Dayton Philharmonic), Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, The Human Race Theater Company, Muse Machine, and other local performing arts organizations.
Sutton says, “We can’t wait to have our venues brimming with people and shows and excitement.”
For more information on upcoming shows and tickets visit daytonlive.org.