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 mainstage, 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 Events

October 21, 2017 - It's About Time Jazz Concert at DMTC

 

October 28, 2017 - Halloween Skary-oke at DMTC


Main Stage

Jesus Christ Superstar - November 3 - 26, 2017

 

 

 

 

  


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Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion. A rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the musical has no spoken dialogue and is sometimes considered a modern rock-opera. Loosely based on the Gospels, Superstar focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome. Special attention is played to the relationship between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, as well as Jesus’ relationship with Mary Magdalene. The musical is unique among biblical retellings in that it focuses on both Judas’ struggle making the decision to betray Jesus and Jesus’ human psychology, fear, and anger in understanding and accepting his role as both leader and martyr. The show is a product of its era, permeated with 1970’s rock, gospel, folk and funk themes, modern language and colloquialisms, and high-energy dance numbers.

All theatergoers

 

Performances:

  • November 3 through November 26, 2017
    • Fridays at 8:00pm (Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17, Nov 24)
    • Saturdays at 8:00pm (Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Nov 25)
    • Sundays at 2:00pm (Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, Nov 26)
  • Directed by Steve Isaacson
  • Choreographed by Pamela Kay Lourentzos
  • Musical Direction by Adriel Cruz
  • All tickets subject to $2 Facility Fee
  • Purchase Tickets

 

 Tickets are available at the Box Office or on the web


Young Performers' Theatre

 

Disney's Aladdin, Jr. - September 16 - October 8, 2017

 

 

 

Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin Jr. is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.

 

Performances:

  • Saturday,September 16 at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 30 at 2:00 pm
  • Friday, October 6 at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 8 at 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 pm

Directed and Choreographed by Jan Isaacson

Musical direction by Tylen Einweck

Tickets: $8 - all ages (+ $2 facility fee)

Purchase Tickets

 

Coming in DMTC's 2017-2018 Season

Jekyll & Hyde - September 8 through October 1, 2017

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. In an attempt to cure his ailing father's mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London. Includes such popular songs as: “This is The Moment”, and “Someone Like You”. 

Recommended for Theatre-goers ages 11 and up

Jesus Christ Superstar - November 3 through November 26, 2017

Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion. A rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the musical has no spoken dialogue and is sometimes considered a modern rock-opera. Loosely based on the Gospels, Superstar focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome. Special attention is played to the relationship between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, as well as Jesus’ relationship with Mary Magdalene. The musical is unique among biblical retellings in that it focuses on both Judas’ struggle making the decision to betray Jesus and Jesus’ human psychology, fear, and anger in understanding and accepting his role as both leader and martyr. The show is a product of its era, permeated with 1970’s rock, gospel, folk and funk themes, modern language and colloquialisms, and high-energy dance numbers.

Recommended for all theatergoers

Monty Python's Spamalot - January 5 through January 28, 2018

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations.

Recommended for audiences of all ages.  Special Gala performance on New Year's Eve - 12/31/17

Carousel - March 2 through March 25, 2018

In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent 'up there.' Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, CAROUSEL was Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite. Recommended for all theater goers

Guys and Dolls - April 20 through May 13, 2018

Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Great songs include: “Fugue for Tinhorns”, “Luck Be a Lady”, Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat”, and the title song “Guys & Dolls”.

Disney's The Little Mermaid: (6/15/18-7/8/18)-

Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

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