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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 the 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
Sweeney Todd - June 23 - July 16, 2023
Underwriiten by Sharon Joyce
SWEENEY TODD is Stephen Sondheim’s chilling, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous “barber-ism” and culinary crime. It tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him. Featuring a lush, complex musical score, with clever and memorable songs such as “The Worst Pies in London,” “Johanna,” “Not While I’m Around,” “City on Fire” and “Pretty Women,” SWEENEY TODD is a show — and a man — you won’t soon forget!
NOT ANYTHING LIKE THE 2007 JOHNNY DEPP MOVIE WHICH ELIMINATES THE ENSEMBLE AND CHANGES MANY CHARACTERS.
Opening Night Gala!
Join us for the show on June 23, 2023 and enjoy cake, champagne and sparkling cider after the show in our lobby!
Recommended for ages 11 and up
Young Performers' Theatre
The Wizard of Oz - July 21 - July 30, 2023
Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away to another world. Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination. Including the songs made famous in the classic M-G-M film, including “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” THE WIZARD OF OZ is everyone’s favorite movie fantasy, come to life on the stage!
Recommended for audiences of all ages
Coming in DMTC's 2023 - 2024 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