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Sinclair to Present Dayton Premiere of Broadway Bound Musical "Be More Chill" - September 14, 2018

The smash hit, musical comedy Be More Chill closes its sold-out Off-Broadway run on Sept. 30 and opens Sinclair Theatre’s season October 5-13 in Blair Hall, Building 2 on the downtown Dayton campus! Then, the off-Broadway production heads to a recently-announced Broadway opening in February 2019! Based on the book by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is about students surviving high school by transforming from “loser” to “chill” via a pill-sized super computer. It’s been called “the show saved by social media” after students made ...

Sinclair Theatre to Open 2017-18 Season With Blues For An Alabama Sky - August 03, 2017

Sinclair Theatre to Open 2017-18 Season With Blues For An Alabama Sky

Sinclair Theatre will open the 2017-18 season with Blues for An Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage from October 6-14 in the newly renovated Blair Hall Theatre, Building 2, on the downtown Dayton campus. Blues examines the conflicting political currents of the Harlem Renaissance as seen through the eyes of 5 passionate African Americans who have been influenced by Josephine Baker, Margaret Sanger, Langston Hughes and other contemporaries. Directed by Kimberly Borst, the cast includes Bryana Bentley, S. Francis Livisay, Justin Lampkins, Erin McGee and Shaun Diggs. All seats reserved: $18 adult...

Sinclair Stands Out in Annual Salute to Dayton Theatre - July 12, 2017

Sinclair Stands Out in Annual Salute to Dayton Theatre

Sinclair Theatre received 19 nominations in Russell Florence Jr.’s Saluting Dayton’s 2016-17 Theatre Season and received two “BEST OF” awards for scenic and sound designs for Dracula-- including one for the student sound design by Isaiah Parnell, 2017 Sinclair graduate, who is transferring to University of Cincinnati’s CCM this fall and is currently doing an internship in New York. Full article can be viewed at: Florence writes: “Highlights from area colleges included &...

Free Movie for a Summer Afternoon - June 09, 2017

Free Movie for a Summer Afternoon

The Diversity Office is hosting the movie Pele: Birth of a Legend on Thursday, June 22 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Charity Earley Auditorium located in Building 12 on Sinclair's downtown Dayton campus.  The movie is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy this 2016 film that chronicles the life of Brazlian soccer legend Pele. Snacks will be provided. For more information, check out the links below or contact Movie Overview Movie Review Movie Trailer

Free Theatre During Lunch Hour May 25-26 - May 22, 2017

Free Theatre During Lunch Hour May 25-26

Students from the Sinclair Theatre program will perform 21 Chump Street by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda at 12 Noon Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 in the Black Box Theatre on the third floor of Building 2, near the end of the ramp leading to Building 10. The 15 minute performance is free, and seating is on a first come-first serve basis. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. DAYTON DAILY NEWS ARTICLE Additional free performances take place 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 24; 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 25 and 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 26.  

Sinclair Theatre and Dance presents Moving Spirits - May 01, 2017

Sinclair Theatre and Dance presents Moving Spirits

Sinclair Theatre and Dance presents Moving Spirits, a dance event, for two performances only May 19-20 (both at 8 p.m.) in Blair Hall Theatre, building 2, downtown Dayton campus (Fourth St.) Directed by Rodney Veal and featuring choreography by Erin Long-Robbins, Denise Miller and Elisa Kappedal there will be 6 pieces performed by Sinclair students and the South Dayton Dance Studio. The beauty of dance begins within the soul and movement becomes an extension of the dancer's body, mind and spirit. This is storytelling at its finest; incorporating various genres of dance as the catalysts t...

Sinclair Theatre presents The Toxic Avenger - March 24, 2017

Sinclair Theatre presents The Toxic Avenger

Sinclair Theatre will present an outrageous musical comedy with an environmental twist, The Toxic Avenger, April 7-15, in Blair Hall Theatre on the downtown Dayton campus. Directed by Chris Harmon with musical direction by David McKibben, the show is based on Lloyd Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger films. This charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical features an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and bullies, mobsters, old ladies, and stiletto-wearing back-up singers. Written by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, the subject matter is not suitable for child...

Traveling Exhibition: Signs of Suicide Project (SOS) - February 07, 2017

Traveling Exhibition: Signs of Suicide Project (SOS)

Sinclair will host the traveling exhibition SOS: Signs of Suicide Project February 13-27 on the Library Loggia at the downtown Dayton campus.  The exhibit is presented by Dayton's K12 Gallery & TEJAS (Teen Educations and Joint Adult Studio). The goal of this project is to educate the public about the signs of suicide among young people, bring hope to those who are suffering and provide resources for direct support.  The travelling exhibition will travel to schools, universities and organizations through September of 2017. An opening reception will take place ...

A Song for Coretta -- On Tour and in Blair Hall - February 06, 2017

A Song for Coretta -- On Tour and in Blair Hall

In honor of Black History Month, Sinclair Theatre is touring the play A Song for Coretta by Pearl Cleage to area schools throughout the community. The story of A Song for Coretta centers five fictional African American women who share their inspirations from Coretta Scott King.  The production is made possible through a Sinclair Cultural Diversity Grant. A 20-minute selection from the show will also be performed as part of the NIA Awards, “celebrating leadership and good deeds with the purpose of uplifting African-American students on campus or citizens throughout the Miami Va...

Sinclair Theatre to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream - February 06, 2017

Sinclair Theatre to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sinclair Theatre will present one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, February 10-18 in Blair Hall Theatre, Building 2 on the downtown Dayton campus. Adapted and directed by Nelson Sheeley, this version features music by Felix Mendelssohn including his well-known Wedding March. The four interconnecting plots, surrounding a wedding, include the adventures of four you lovers and six amateur actors who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. Performances are at 8 p.m. ...

Freedom Summer Images by Famed Photographer Herbert Randall on Display at Sinclair Library - February 03, 2017

Freedom Summer Images by Famed Photographer Herbert Randall on Display at Sinclair Library

In the spring of 1964, Herbert Eugene Randall, Jr., a talented young African and Native American photographer, was awarded a fellowship to spend a year photographically documenting contemporary Negro life.  He decided to photograph Freedom Summer activities in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. With gratitude to Mr. Randall, Sinclair will have several of the images from the Freedom Summer project on display in the library loggia on the downtown Dayton Campus from February 1 – March 31. During the summer of 1964, Randall not only documented the social and political efforts of the Hattie...

Sinclair Shines at Regional Theatre Festival - January 23, 2017

Twenty-seven theatre majors represented Sinclair at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Indianapolis January 14. They competed against students from 2- and 4-year colleges from a 5-state region. Isaiah Parnell, won the Region III Theatrical Design Excellence Award for Sound Design and will compete in Washington, D.C. at the national festival in April.  In addition, he received a Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas fellowship. Erin Waldon, with scene partner Bryana Bentley, received the Selectors’ Award for Comedy for her performances in the final round of...

Black History Month Events & Activities - February 02, 2016

The Sinclair Diversity Office, Student & Community Engagement and Sinclair Theatre are just some of the areas at our campuses presenting events and activities throughout February in observance of Black History Month. All events are free of charge, unless noted.  Download flyer and check website calendars for additional details on all events.  February 2 - Documentary "From Swastika to Jim Crow" Building 8 Stage at 11:30 a.m.  February 8 - TV Adaptation of the 1987 play "The Meeting" Building 8 Stage at 11:30 a.m.  February 15 - S...

Sinclair Theatre to Offer Free Staged Reading of August Wilson's Fences - January 22, 2016

This special event will be presented February 16 & 17 as part of Black History Month activities.  The reading begins promptly at 6:00 p.m., and no latecomers will be seated, in consideration of the cast and audience.    Set in the 1950s, Fences is the sixth in Wilson's ten-part "Pittsburgh Cycle". Like all of the "Pittsburgh" plays, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award f...

Free Readers Theatre Performance: The Brick and The Rose - March 14, 2014

Only 3 Performances! Sinclair Theatre presents a FREE Readers Theater production of The Brick and The Rose by Lewis John Carlino on Wednesday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 27 at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Room 2411, on Sinclair's Downtown Campus. Directed by Gina Neuerer, the play, performed in a unique theatre style, has been called a "collage of voices" that depict a young man's spiral into drug addition in his search for life's meaning.  Fourteen actors portray 47 characters in this powerful and compelling drama. Admission is free with ...

Special Art Exhibit: Shades of Greatness - February 06, 2014

February 2 - March 12 Building 13 Galleries   As the annual Realizing Awareness and Cultural Heritage (REACH) exhibit, Shades of Greatness, displays work from an estimated 30 contributors and honors the Negro Baseball leagues of the early 20th century. Works in the exhibit include traditional paintings and drawings, as well as sculptures, prints commissioned by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.  The exhibit also highlights a collection of jerseys from the Negro leagues that are part of an extensive collection on loan from Michael Carter, Sin...

Special Exhibits and a Panel Discussion Support Upcoming Theatre Production of A Shayna Maidel - January 24, 2014

To support and enhance the story being dramatized in the upcoming production of A Shayna Maidel, Sinclair's Theatre & Dance Department has collaborated with the Holocaust Remembrance & Education Committee to host three exhibits and a panel discussion designed to promote a better understanding of the Holocaust.   January 27-February 16 Bystander to Upstander:  A banner exhibit from the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education  will be on display on the third floor hallway of Building 2 near the Black Box Theatre.  The banners examine examples of byst...

City-Wide Kwanzaa Celebration at Sinclair - December 10, 2013

The African American Studies, Cultural Diversity Committee and Psychology Department are hosting the 2013 City-Wide Kwanzaa Celebration of Nia on Monday, December 30 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Leadership Center in Building 8 For more information, please see attached flyer.

Famed Clarinetist to Perform with Wind Symphony - December 04, 2013

The Sinclair Community Wind Symphony, directed by music professor Kenneth Kohlenberg, presents a concert featuring clarinetist, Joe Eller, on Saturday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m. in Building 2, Blair Hall Theatre. Eller is clarinet professor at University of South Carolina School of Music and principal clarinet of the South Carolina Philharmonic. In addition to the concert, Eller will present a woodwind master class on Friday, December 13, at 4:00 p.m. Both events are free and the public is invited.

Sinclair Choral Concert is an " An Evening in December" - November 13, 2013

Sinclair Choral Concert is an

The Sinclair Contemporary Gospel Ensemble,  Opera & Music Theatre Ensemble, and special guests, The Sinclair Choral Union-- an ensemble formed of community members from the Greater Dayton Area-- will present: " An Evening in December"  on Saturday, December 7 in Blair Hall Theatre at 8:00 p.m. This concert will be an entertaining evening of vocal and choral music including seasonal melodies, up-beat gospel tunes, and opera/ musical theater scenes from such popular productions as The Sound of Music, Into the Woods, The King and I, Meet me in St. Louis, ...

Sinclair Theatre Premieres Two New Plays in Jux*ta*posed - November 04, 2013

TWO Original One Act Plays Written and Directed by a Sinclair Student and Faculty Member ONE New Black Box Theatre FOUR Performances Only   The Art of Dying A new drama about 2 brothers, religion, and cancer. What could possibly go wrong? By Nelson Sheeley and Directed by John Ray Featuring Lewis Smart and Graham Fulmer   Gilligan, The Titanic and Other Small Tragedies A new comedy about 2 couples, 1 broken down cruise ship, and 0 hope of rescue. By John Ray and Directed by Nelson Sheeley Featuring Sydney Back, Katie Beyoglides, Jordan Hub...

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