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The Davis Musical Theatre Company (DMTC) was founded in 1984 by Jan and Steve Isaacson (Davis residents since 1977), who, before founding their own company, had participated in productions by West of Broadway, Davis Players, the Davis Comic Opera Co., and other local groups.
DMTC produces six main stage, Broadway-style musicals every year, now shown at their new Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center.
The producers, board and committee members, actors, directors, stage managers, costumers, musicians, and other DMTC participants are volunteers. The only paid participant is the pianist, who receives a stipend.
Jan Isaacson also produces four musicals a year geared especially to children in DMTC's Young Performers' Theatre (YPT). The YPT showcases the talent of kids 7 to 18 years old. Please visit the DMTC website for show and audition information. The Davis Musical Theater Company gives out two scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors who have participated in DMTC Young Performers or main stage productions. DMTC is a non-profit corporation organized under IRS Rules 501(c)3.
Main Stage Production
MEL BROOKS' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - September 25 - October 4, 2020
MEL BROOKS' - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
A LIVE, VIRTUAL PRODUCTION!
All performances will be presented FREE via Zoom over Facebook Live.
It's alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches.
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.
Join us on the DMTC Facebook page for these live performances:
Cost: Free - donations will be gladly accepted.
Young Performers' Theatre
Junie B. Jones, the Musical: A Virtual Performance - October 10, 2020
It's Junie B.'s first day of school, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend, Lucille, doesn't want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting.
Coming in DMTC's 2019-2020 Season
- The Davis Enterprise rave reviews of Les Misërables 2014, Oliver! 2013, Chess, January 2011, Peter Pan, June 2011
- The California Aggie reviews Hello, Dolly!
Mantay, Marilyn; 2000 Oct. 23, "DMTC honored with local award," Davis Enterprise, pg. A7.
2008-09-07 23:03:04 Fiddler on the Roof opens September 12. —ascapoccia
2008-09-30 10:22:43 Young Performer's Theater continues with Footloose through October 12th. Visit www.dmtc.org for show dates and times.
The cast has really worked hard on this performance, and it's well worth seeing. —ArthurFrane
2010-03-08 06:24:23 Attended the DMTC production of "A year with Frog and Toad" this past weekend with the family. It was a packed house and the kids put on a great show that we all enjoyed tremendously. Tickets were reasonable, the location is easy to get to and this is an entertainment option that we will be pursing much more in the future. Worth the communities support —loneshark
2014-01-09 22:26:07 I discovered DMTC on Davis Wiki in March 2013 and was pleasantly surprised at the talent in the production I saw. I am constantly amazed at how accepting they are. Very disability friendly too! The 2013-2014 season is full of great shows, including Les Miserables and Cats. I expect next season, DMTC's 30th anniversary, to be just as great. The tickets are pretty low priced compared to others in the area (about $7 less). —GAvila