Children of Eden

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14689058_10211352199460543_736785178_oStorytellers Desmond Thomas and Lisa Glover photo by Lauren Schierloh Photography

Dare to Defy Productions Presents Children of Eden

Dayton, OH – Dare to Defy Productions is bringing the captivating musical Children of Eden to the beautiful Victoria Theatre for a limited 3 performance run Thanksgiving weekend.

Featuring one of the most beautiful scores in contemporary musical theatre from the composer of Godspell, Pippin and Wicked, Children of Eden is a heartfelt and humorous musical about the unique family bond. Inspired by the Book of Genesis, it tells the timeless story of what it means to be a parent.

From the moment, you bring a child into the world everything changes; you learn to protect, cherish, and love unconditionally. But as they grow you must learn one more thing, to finally let them go.

The Dare to Defy production of Children of Eden stars an incredible cast of local professional actors and is directed by Mackensie King with music direction by Lorri Topping and choreographed by Lisa Glover.

“This is the perfect show for families over the Thanksgiving weekend,” said Dare to Defy Productions Executive Director, Becki Norgaard. “It has great music and a wonderful, family story that can be enjoyed by all ages and backgrounds.”

Show times are November 25 at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the 26th. Tickets are available at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office located in the Schuster Center, by calling (937) 228-3630 or online at Senior, military and student discounts available at the box office. For more information visit the Dare to Defy website at

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This show is an adult drama and is not appropriate for children

The Wild Party , with book, lyrics, and music by Andrew Lippa, is based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 poem of the same name. It’s great fun to watch and puts enough talent on stage to throw a party in the aisles.
In the roaring 20’s and beautiful young Queenie cannot find a lover able to satisfy her desires – until she meets Burrs, a vaudevillian clown with a voracious appetite for women. The dark musical moves on to an exciting wild party that spins fatally out of control.
The score is filled with a number of notable high spots like “Let’s Raise the Roof,” “The Juggernaut,” and “The Life of the Party.”
The Wild Party won the 2000 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical of the 2000 season, Lucille Lortel Awards for Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Design, and the 1999-2000 Obie Award for Best Choreography. It was also nominated for an additional twelve Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding New Musical.
The Wild Party will be presented in the Mathile Theatre, located in the Schuster Center, at 8 PM on April 1st and 9th and 2 PM and 8 PM on April 2nd and 10th, 2016. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 1-888-228-3630.
The Wild Party opened off-Broadway on February 24th, 2000 at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

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