Special Events

The cast of Merrily We Roll Along, 2012. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

Playhouse Pride

April 21, 2017
Pre-Show Cocktail Party: 6:30 p.m.
All the Roads Home Performance: 8 p.m. — Post-Show Reception to Follow

Join us for our third annual Playhouse Pride event! This celebratory evening with the LGBTQA community will focus on a performance of All the Roads Home. The show resonates strongly not only with LGBTQA audiences but with all who have struggled with familial relationships and reconciliation. The event will feature a pre-show cocktail party with fine fare provided by Jeff Thomas Catering and a post-show reception featuring live music.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to PFLAG, a non-profit organization of volunteers who offer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals, families and friends in a safe and caring environment.

Tickets are available to the public through the Box Office for $90 (includes donation to PFLAG, pre-show reception, tickets to the show and post-show reception). Subscribers may upgrade their tickets to attend the pre-show reception. All ticket buyers in the audience will be invited to stay for the post show reception.


Craft Beer Experience

Fridays, April 28, May 5, May 12, and May 19, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.

Join us before Friday evening performances of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery for a special craft beer experience. Events start at 6:30 p.m. for $32 per person.

The menu features:

• Specialty Slider Stations: Culinary staff will build sliders to order from several options.

• Pretzel buns and mini-slider buns
• Angus beef sliders and pulled rotisserie chicken
• Red pepper aioli, MadTree and Rhinegeist mustard, roasted tomato salsa and signature barbecue sauce
• Marbled Buffalo Jack cheese, mozzarella cheese and Colby Jack cheese
• Dijon slaw, citrus slaw, Mediterranean greens, sliced Roma tomatoes, pickles, caramelized onions, crunchy onions and Ratatouille slaw

• Hickory Saratoga chips
• Kettle baked beans
• Marinated vegetable salad
• Dressed deviled eggs (plain, pesto and spicy barbecue bacon)
• Petite cookies and petite dessert bars

The Craft Beer Experience features a six-sample flight from MadTree Brewing and Rhinegeist Brewing with food by Vonderhaar's Catering. To reserve your spot, call the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888.


Erma Bombeck Book Club

May 1 and May 22, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers' Rookwood Location

This season, in partnership with Joseph-Beth Booksellers, the Playhouse is launching a book club for audience members interested in better understanding the process of adapting a book from the page to the stage. Playhouse book club participants are invited to attend special discussion events. We’ll talk about the book itself: the plot and characters, the overarching themes, how you might imagine it translates to a theatrical setting and even the challenges you see in adapting the story. Discussions that take place after you’ve seen the play focus on what excited and surprised you and how members of the artistic team approached the show.

Books can be purchased or ordered through Joseph-Beth. Discussion events are free, but registration is required in advance through the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888.


Erma Bombeck Memoir Writing Workshop

May 20, 2017, from 10 a.m. to noon
Cost is $50 per person.

Start your very own memoir at this two-hour adult workshop! Access your inner Erma Bombeck with author Katrina Kittle, who will share writing strategies that will help you get to the core of your own story.

Katrina Kittle is the author of four books for adults — Traveling Light, Two Truths and a Lie, The Kindness of Strangers and The Blessings of the Animals — and one novel for tweens, Reasons to Be Happy. The Kindness of Strangers was the winner of the 2006 Great Lakes Book Award for Fiction. A former middle school and high school English and theatre teacher, Katrina now teaches creative writing workshops for all ages, as well as offering private coaching and manuscript evaluations. She is a lifelong fan of Erma Bombeck’s work and has been honored to be on faculty twice for the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop held at the University of Dayton. She is a public speaker, most often leading her “Leap and the Net Will Appear” and “Practicing Happiness” workshops. Katrina lives south of Dayton with her fella, her odd cat Joey, her sweet beagle Ryley and her out-of-control garden. She has a thing for goats, gardening and going barefoot; and is addicted to coffee, pedicures and movies.

You can find out more at katrinakittle.com and by visiting her author page on Facebook. To sign up for the workshop, visit our Classes & Workshops page and scroll to the bottom for Adult Workshops.



TOLL FREE (OH, KY & IN only)

Telecommunication Device for the Deaf


Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Box Office closing hours may vary based on performance schedule.

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