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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 mainstage, Broadway-style musicals every year, now shown at their new DMTC 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 Performer's 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
Evita - Opening June 22, 2015
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of her countrymen after marrying military leader-turned-president Juan Peron. Set in Buenos Aires between 1934-1952, the musical follows Eva Duarte Peron on her journey from fatherless child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America—and, eventually, to a saint-like figure after her death from cancer at age 33. The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and editorialized on by the show’s narrator, Che.(Recommended for theatergoers 10 and up)
Tickets are available at the Box Office or on the web
Young Performers' Theatre
Winner of 9 TONY Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler On The Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and bookwriter Joseph Stein. Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon.
Tickets are available at the Box Office or on the web
Coming in DMTC's 2014-2015 Season
|SHREK - the MusicalSeptember 12-October 5, 2014SHREK THE MUSICAL brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all fun for everyone! Recommended for all ages.|
|My Fair LadyNovember 7- November 30, 2014This show is the standard by which all others are measured. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s iconic play Pygmalion, with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, MY FAIR LADY is triumphant. With such classic and memorable songs as “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” it’s no wonder everyone — not just Henry Higgins — falls in love with Eliza DoolittleRecommended for all ages.|
|Anything GoesJanuary 2-January 25, 2015The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES. This show is an shipboard story wrapped around a magical Cole Porter musical score. Terrific Cole Porter songs include “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Anything Goes,” “You’re the Top,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” “Take Me Back to Manhattan” and “Let’s Misbehave.” It’s a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where ANYTHING GOES!Recommended for all ages.|
|Sweeney Todd - the Demon Barber of Fleet StreetFebruary 27-March 22, 2015SWEENEY 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!Recommended for ages 13 and up|
|The Wizard Of OzApril 24, 2015-May 17, 2015Dorothy 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 all ages.|
|EvitaJune 20, 2015-July 13, 2015Argentina’s controversial First Lady is the subject of EVITA, Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's dynamic musical masterpiece. Escaping her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires, Eva Peron, “saint to the working-class and reviled by the aristocracy,” was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Featuring such iconic songs as “On This Night of a Thousand Stars,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself!Recommended for ages 10 and up.|
- The Davis Enterprise rave reviews of Les Misërables 2014, Oliver! 2013, Chess, January 2011 and 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