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Schuster Performing Arts Center: Mead Theatre

1 West Second Street, Dayton, OH, USA
Seats (approximate)
2300

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center represents yet another jewel in the crown of our nation’s Performing Arts Centers. The Schuster Center educates and enriches lives by providing a world-class facility for the best in local, national and international performing artists. Dayton Opera and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra call the Schuster Center home, and it also showcases the latest Broadway blockbusters. Additionally, a variety of local performing arts treasures, such as the Dayton Ballet, will also make use of the facilities. Upon opening, this gleaming new center engaged the entire Dayton community and raised the curtain on years of great performances and abundant support. The 2300-seat Mead Theatre serves as the focal point of this marvelous structure. Outstanding acoustics, coupled with technical capabilities designed to meet the most demanding touring attractions, highlight the auditorium’s construction. Other features include balcony seating above the orchestra seats, and easy accessibility. In addition, the 150-seat Mathile Black Box Theatre will accommodate rehearsals, special programs and smaller-scale performances. It utilizes a separate entrance and can be used concurrently with Mead Theatre. A condominium and office tower adjoins the theatres, and it includes a marvelous restaurant. At the heart of the Schuster Center lies the Wintergarden—a place to inspire the imagination and refresh the spirit. The spectacular, glass-enclosed atrium accommodates more than 1,000 people and provides a beautiful backdrop for events. With its magnificent grove of palm trees, it is sure to be the Miami Valley’s premier indoor gathering place. The Schuster Center represents the cornerstone of Downtown Dayton’s renaissance and revitalization. The majestic Schuster Center will inspire Daytonians and shine for the city throughout the next century, making it possibly the brightest jewel in the crown.
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Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by T.S. Eliot
Musical Revival
Musical Original
Once on This Island
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Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Lynn Ahrens; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Revival
Musical Original Comedy
Waitress
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Music by Sara Bareilles; Book by Jessie Nelson; Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Musical Original Drama
Les Misérables
Apr 02, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
Musical Revival Drama
On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
Mar 05, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019
Featuring Music Produced and Recorded by Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound Machine; Book by Alexander Dinelaris
Musical Original
Chicago
Feb 01, 2019 - Feb 02, 2019
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
School of Rock The Musical
Oct 02, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Book by Julian Fellowes; Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Musical Original
The Phantom of the Opera
Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Comedy
An American in Paris
Nov 07, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
Musical Original
Kinky Boots
May 23, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Music by Cyndi Lauper; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Musical Original
Motown The Musical
Apr 11, 2017 - Apr 16, 2017
Musical Original Drama
Dirty Dancing
Mar 14, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017
Musical Original
Jersey Boys
Oct 18, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
The Lion King - Gazelle
Jun 07, 2016 - Jul 03, 2016
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original
The Bridges of Madison County
Mar 15, 2016 - Mar 20, 2016
Music by Jason Robert Brown; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Musical Original
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Feb 09, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016
Music by Richard Rodgers; New Book by Douglas Carter Beane; Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Musical Original
Pippin
Oct 06, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Wicked - Munchkinland
Apr 29, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
The Illusionists
Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 14, 2015
Music by Evan Jolly
Special Original Magic
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 2014
Oct 21, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Comedy
Million Dollar Quartet
Jun 17, 2014 - Jun 22, 2014
Musical Original
Sister Act
Jan 28, 2014 - Feb 02, 2014
Musical Original Comedy
War Horse
Oct 22, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013
Songmaker: John Tams
Play Original Drama
Mary Poppins
Apr 16, 2013 - Apr 21, 2013
Musical Original Spectacle
Irving Berlins White Christmas - 2012
Nov 27, 2012 - Dec 02, 2012
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives, Paul Blake; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Musical Revival Comedy
Wicked - Munchkinland
May 29, 2012 - Jun 24, 2012
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Jersey Boys
Jan 17, 2012 - Feb 05, 2012
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Les Misérables - 25th Anniversary
Nov 22, 2011 - Nov 27, 2011
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Musical Revival Drama
The Lion King - Gazelle
Jun 14, 2011 - Jul 10, 2011
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original
9 to 5
Feb 01, 2011 - Feb 06, 2011
Music by Dolly Parton; Book by Patricia Resnick; Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
A Chorus Line
Apr 27, 2010 - May 02, 2010
Musical Revival Drama
Wicked - Munchkinland
Feb 16, 2010 - Mar 07, 2010
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Legally Blonde
Jun 16, 2009 - Jun 21, 2009
Music by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin; Book by Heather Hach; Based upon the film by MGM; Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin
Musical Original Comedy
The Color Purple
Apr 21, 2009 - Apr 26, 2009
Musical Original Drama
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Jan 20, 2009 - Jan 25, 2009
Music by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman; Adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams; Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
Musical Original Comedy
Monty Python's Spamalot
Apr 22, 2008 - Apr 27, 2008
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Hairspray
Jan 31, 2006 - Feb 12, 2006
Musical Original Comedy
The Producers - Leo
Apr 19, 2005 - May 01, 2005
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
Peter Pan
Jan 18, 2005 - Jan 30, 2005
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama