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FUNDRAISING WITH DAYTON LIVE
Centerville High School Theatre Department

Through this program, you have the opportunity to purchase great seats at great prices AND support your school or organization! Each ticket purchased with the order forms below earns your school/organization $3/$5.

With this program, tickets are discounted (most performances and seat locations) and the ticket processing fee is waived! You can purchase tickets to Dayton Live’s Broadway Series, Star Attractions, National Geographic Live, Family Series and so much more. There is something for everyone!

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Box Office personnel cannot handle these orders, so please:
    • Email the order form to betty.gould@daytonlive.org; or
    • Mail the order form to Betty Gould at Dayton Live, 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402.
  • All orders require full payment at the time of the reservation.
  • ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds or exchanges.
  • Tickets are subject to availability.

This page will be updated as more shows become available!

Questions? Contact Betty Gould, Dayton Live Group Sales Manager, at 937-461-8295 or betty.gould@daytonlive.org.

THE PEKING ACROBATS
March 12, 2020

For the last 32 years, THE PEKING ACROBATS have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. THE PEKING ACROBATS are often accompanied by live musicians who skillfully play traditional Chinese instruments; the time-honored Chinese music coalesces with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, creating an exuberant entertainment event with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival.

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DRUM TAO 2020
March 14, 2020

DRUM TAO 2020 is the latest production from Tao, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. Tao’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of DRUM TAO 2020 create an energetic and unforgettable production.

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JANE IN CONCERT
March 14, 2020

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass and performed live on stage by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Neal Gittleman, JANE IN CONCERT offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists. “Set to an almost overwhelmingly emotional original score by Philip Glass, this is a wondrous and moving account of a remarkable life that puts us right there with Goodall.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

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LLAMA LLAMA LIVE!
March 15, 2020

Based on the book Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney. Bedtime has never been so exciting! It’s the end of the day for the Llama family. After a long day of adventures at the school and the store, Baby Llama can’t wait to put on his red pajamas. He and his friends the toys are ready to sing and dance their way to sleep…except…they need a bedtime story and a kiss goodnight and a drink of water. But, where’s Mama? This hilarious new musical based on the bestselling books by Anna Dewdney will warm every Llama and Llama Mama’s heart.

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KARA COONEY: WHEN WOMEN RULED THE WORLD
March 22 & 23, 2020

When it comes to women in power, we’ve come a long way…right? Join DR. KARA COONEY, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence are undeniable. Cleopatra used her sexuality — and her money — to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. What can we learn from how these women ruled? Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers.

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MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY
March 28, 2020

Return to Horace B. Smedley School where the Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. In fact, they have never even scored a single point! With such a poor record and a team that is out of control, kindhearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape. A fun-filled musical from the award-winning playwright/composer who brought you Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly.

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Sensory-Friendly MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY
March 29, 2020

This production is great for all families, especially for children with an autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivity, and other special needs. You can expect a reduction of loud or jarring sounds, the absence of flashing or strobe lighting on stage, modification of house lights during the performance, and a judgment-free environment where all patrons are free to vocalize or move around the theatre. At no time will anyone be asked to leave the performance due to vocal reactions, movement, or behaviors related to cognitive/developmental abilities. Return to Horace B. Smedley School where the Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. In fact, they have never even scored a single point! With such a poor record and a team that is out of control, kindhearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape. A fun-filled musical from the award-winning playwright/composer who brought you Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly. It is our hope that this production will make attending the theatre an accessible and enjoyable experience for all.

Download the Sensory-Friendly MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY Fundraiser Form (PDF)

 

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
March 31-April 5, 2020

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls”, and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation. WARNING: SUMMER contains flashing strobe lights.

Download the SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Fundraiser Form (PDF)

 

KEVIN LOCKE
April 7, 2020

Hoop dancer, preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator. Kevin Locke (Tokaheya Inajin in Lakota translation “First to Rise”) is a world-famous visionary hoop dancer, preeminent player of the Indigenous Northern Plains Flute, traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator. Kevin is Lakota and Anishnabe and has learned many lessons in global citizenship. With nearly 40 years of performing to over hundreds of thousands of people in over 90 countries, Kevin shares how we can each draw from our individual heritages to create a vibrant, evolving global civilization embracing and celebrating our collective heritage.

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RONAN DONOVAN: SOCIAL BY NATURE
April 19 & 20, 2020

What’s a human? We are, at our core, social mammals. We build relationships, communicate, reproduce, establish territories, and adapt to shrinking resources. In these ways, we’re no different than other social mammals. Chimpanzees, wolves, and gorillas are among the most charismatic of the mammals we know. We identify with them as species, groups, and even as named individuals. They’re also under threat. Join biologist-turned-photographer RONAN DONOVAN as he talks about his work in documenting these animals and what we, as fellow social mammals, can learn from them.

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ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
April 28-May 3, 2020

Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Dayton’s golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory… to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before — get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

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GRIMMZ FAIRY TALES
May 2, 2020

Meet two modern-day hip-hop street performers, Jake and Will, who bring the stories of the brothers Grimm to life with a contemporary urban spin, as they and a few of their friends turn records and dance circles around some of the most beloved and well-known fairy tales collected by the famous German brothers of old. Featured tales include “Cinderella,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Frog Prince,” “Rapunzel,” “Snow White & the Seven Shawties,” “The Brave Little Tailor,” “The Six Swans,” and “The Elves and the Shoemaker.” These tales include R&B, pop, reggae and rap, with a little Run-D.M.C.-inspired rock and roll.

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Sensory-Friendly GRIMMZ FAIRY TALES
May 3, 2020

This production is great for all families, especially for children with an autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivity, and other special needs. You can expect a reduction of loud or jarring sounds, the absence of flashing or strobe lighting on stage, modification of house lights during the performance, and a judgment-free environment where all patrons are free to vocalize or move around the theatre. At no time will anyone be asked to leave the performance due to vocal reactions, movement, or behaviors related to cognitive/developmental abilities. A hip-hop revelation for the younger generation! Meet two modern-day hip-hop street performers, Jake and Will, who bring the stories of the brothers Grimm to life with a contemporary urban spin, as they and a few of their friends turn records and dance circles around some of the most beloved and well-known fairy tales collected by the famous German brothers of old. Featured tales include “Cinderella,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Frog Prince,” “Rapunzel,” “Snow White & the Seven Shawties,” “The Brave Little Tailor,” “The Six Swans,” and “The Elves and the Shoemaker.” These tales include R&B, pop, reggae and rap, with a little Run-D.M.C.-inspired rock and roll. It is our hope that this production will make attending the theatre an accessible and enjoyable experience for all.

Download the Sensory-Friendly GRIMMZ FAIRY TALES Fundraiser Form (PDF)

 

CATS
May 26-31, 2020

CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America! Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater — “Memory.” Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation! Experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life for a new generation… or let it thrill you all over again!

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CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: LED ZEPPELIN - LED ZEPPELIN II
May 29, 2020

Note for note. Cut for cut. That’s what you’ll experience live at the Victoria Theatre. CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE recreate classic rock albums in their entirety. Not a cover band, not an impersonation, these world-class musicians go to great lengths to faithfully recreate every sound on the original album in a concert setting.

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