• Extended Intermission

    by  • June 17, 2020

    A ghost light is an electric light that is left energized on the stage of a theater when the theater is unoccupied and would otherwise be completely dark. It typically consists of an exposed incandescent bulb, CFL lamp, or LED lamp mounted in a wire cage on a portable light stand.

    The practical use of a ghost light is mainly for safety. A ghost light enables one to navigate the theater to find the lighting control console and to avoid accidents such as falling into the orchestra pit and stepping on or tripping over set pieces. Aside from its obvious practical purpose, there are a number of superstitions associated with the origin and purpose of ghost lights.

    While we have had to keep our ghost light on for much longer than expected, we know it will one day be replaced with a wash of stage lights. We are still awaiting direction from the State of Ohio as to when performance theatres can resume with a clear safety plan to keep our actors, crew, volunteers, and patrons safe. As soon as we know those directions, you’ll be the next to know.

    However, one of the things we have decided is to open our first show of the 2020-2021 season with the last show we were unable to bring you in the 2019-2020 season, Mornings At Seven by Paul Osborn. So, stay with us while the ghost light is left on to keep us all safe.

    Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    by  • March 12, 2020

    Dear Patrons,

    The Dayton Theatre Guild regrets to announce that due to the Covid-19 virus, we will be cancelling the remainder of our season. Looking at the social distancing that is occurring overseas, we anticipate the US will alter its social distancing requirements two or three month after other nations that have been dealing with this longer alter their requirements. With that expectation, we are likely seeing a return to normal sometime in the Summer or Fall.

    As you might expect, there was a lot of time, money, and effort already invested in Mornings at Seven by Paul Osborn. We purchased the rights for the show, scripts, actors spent weeks preparing, our set builder had nearly finished building the entire set, and our costumers had completed sewing all the costumes and were just about to tailor them for each actor. Our loss for The Old Man and the Old Moon will be less. Fortunately, we were able to cancel auditions before they occurred. We do however, have the lost revenue from not being able to present both productions along with requested refunds. Therefore, we would like to extend the option for you to help support the Dayton Theatre Guild by changing your ticket purchase into a donation. If you would like to help by changing your ticket purchase into a donation, we would be happy to send you a donation letter. However, we will also offer a refund if you purchased tickets and would prefer a refund. Our email is contactus@daytontheatreguild.org and our phone number is 937-278-5993. We hope that most will take us up on the offer to change your purchase into a donation. Therefore, we will assume you would like to change your ticket purchase into a donation if we DO NOT hear from you. You only need to contact us with a message indicting you would like a refund.

    Thank you for your continued patronage and we wish you all good health.

    Dayton Theatre Guild

    Congratulations to the cast of…

    by  • February 5, 2020

    Mornings at Seven by Paul Osborn

    Theodore Swanson – Dave Nickel
    Cora Swanson – Dee Berdine
    Aaronetta Gibbs – Tori Tuccillo
    Ida Bolton – Margie Strader
    Carl Bolton – Richard Young
    Homer Bolton – Matthew Smith
    Myrtle Brown – Susie Gutierrez
    Esther Crampton – Barbara Jorgensen
    David Crampton – Charles Larkowski





    Donate Your Cookies

    by  • July 28, 2019

    Are you a baker?

    Do you love to bake cookies or other delicious sweets?

    We’re always looking for volunteers to help provide the homemade cookies and treats, for intermission, The Dayton Theatre Guild is know for.

    If you’re not on the list, but would like to be added to our list of bakers, please click on the cookies to submit your contact information.  One of our cookie coordinators will give you a call and arrange a date you can whip up a batch of your famous treats to share at intermission.

    Have a question?

    by  • November 30, 2017

    We have the answer.

    Visit our FAQs page.

    The answers to many of the most frequently asked questions are there.  The FAQs link is near the top of all of our web pages on our menu bar.



    Shop and Give

    by  • August 7, 2017

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