Mailing Address
607 Pena Drive #10, Davis CA 95618
Phone
(530)756-3682
Website
https://dmtc.org
E-mail
info@dmtc.org
Founded
1984

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.


Special Event

New Year's Eve Gala - Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame

 


Main Stage Production

Disney, The Hunchback of Notre Dame - January 4 - 27, 2019

 

 

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame is the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical theater, composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. In this brand new production, a lush, emotionally rich score highlights the music’s orchestral power and choral beauty in an intimate retelling of the famous love story. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz.

 

Recommended for theater goers 11 and up.

 

Directed by Steve Isaacson
Choreographed by Kyle Jackson
Musical direction by Jonathan Rothman

Performances:

  • January 4 - 27, 2019
    • Fridays at 8:00pm
    • Saturdays at 8:00pm 
    • Sundays at 2:00pm 
  • Directed by Steve Isaacson
  • Choreographed by Ron Cisneros
  • Musical Direction by Dave Williams
  • Tickets (Buy Now)
    • $18 General
    • $16 Students/Seniors (55 & over)
    • $14 each for groups of 10 or more
    • Note: each ticket is subject to a $2 per ticket facility fee

 


Young Performers' Theatre

A Christmas Carol - November 10 - December 2, 2018

 

Dicken's Classic Story

 

Alan Menken's "A Christmas Carol" is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens's most well-known story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.

 

Directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson

Musical Direction by Dave Williams

 

For all families and ages!

  • November 10 through December 2, 2018
    • Saturdays at 2:00pm (Nov 10, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 1)
    • Friday, November 30 at 7:00pm
    • Sunday, December 2 at 2:00pm
  • Tickets (Buy Now)
    • $8 All ages
    • Note: each ticket is subject to a $2 per ticket facility fee

 

Coming in DMTC's 2018-2019 Season

Bye Bye Birdie - September 7 through September 30, 2018

When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert's longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one counted on Kim's boyfriend.

Recommended for all ages

 

Annie - November 2 through November 25, 2018                                   Underwritten by Dave & Rachel Lyman

Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.  Recommended for all theatergoers

 

Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame - January 4 through January 27, 2019

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical theater, composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. In this brand new production, a lush, emotionally rich score highlights the music’s orchestral power and choral beauty in an intimate retelling of the famous love story. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz.

Recommended for theater goers 11 and up.

Special Gala performance on New Year's Eve - 12/31/18

 

Oliver! - March 1 through March 24, 2019

Nothing entertains on stage like a well-crafted tale, and OLIVER! is just such a show. Based on the Charles Dickens novel, it engages you with its pathos and drama, while delighting you with its outstanding musical numbers. Food, Glorious Food, I’d Do Anything, Where is Love?, Consider Yourself, As Long As He Needs Me, Who Will Buy and Reviewing the Situation are musical theatre classics  It will leave you saying ‘Please Sir, May I have some more?’

Recommended for audiences of all ages

 

The Pajama Game - April 19 through May 12, 2019

Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

Featuring plenty of fun and splashy production numbers, including a comic "dream ballet," The Pajama Game is filled with standout featured roles and a large ensemble, making it a perfect choice for high schools and community theatres. This perennial favorite is a surefire crowd-pleaser and a glowing example of solid, classic musical comedy.

 

RENT - June 14 through July 7, 2019

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

Recommended for theater goers 13 & up

Reviews

Awards

They have received numerous Elly Awards, including several Best Show Awards. In 2000 they received the Harmony in Our Lives Award.

Sources

Mantay, Marilyn; 2000 Oct. 23, "DMTC honored with local award," Davis Enterprise, pg. A7.

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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