Mailing Address
607 Pena Drive #10, Davis CA 95618

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

Special Events Coming to DMTC

Halloween Skary-oke at DMTC

October 29, 2016: 7:00pm - 1:00am

  • Killer Karaoke all evening - 500+ song list
  • Costume contest with prizes
  • Sinfully delicious drinks and desserts
  • No host bar
  • Cost: $10 - includes voucher for 1 soft drink and 1 dessert
    * 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult

7th Annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament

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Saturday, Nov 5, 2016: 6:30pm

DMTC's 7th Annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament Fundraiser at Davis Musical Theatre Company is set to deal out an exciting evening of Texas Hold 'em poker action on Saturday, Nov 5, 2016. The festivities, including a delicious buffet dinner will be held in the lobby of the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center at 607 Pena Drive, Davis CA 95618. A wealth of prizes will be up for grabs for the winner as well as runner ups. To add to the excitement, the final table of the night will take place under the spotlights of the center stage at DMTC.

Registration for this fundraising event and dinner begin at 6:30 pm with first hand being dealt at 7:00pm. The entry fee at the door for the evening is $60, but you are urged to take advantage of an early discounted rate, for only $50 per player now through October 29, 2016.

A no-host bar will be available and entertainment will be provided throughout the evening by DMTC performers. All participants must be at least 21 years of age.

All donations for the evening's contest are tax deductible and the proceeds benefit Davis Musical Theatre Company's Main Stage and Young Performers' Theatre productions.


Main Stage Season Opening

Chess - Opening November 11, 2016

Chess By Ulvaeus, Andersson & Rice



Intriguing and poignant, Chess is an engaging musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, formerly of ABBA. The story involves a romantic triangle between two players in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Recommended for theater goers aged 11 and up.


  • November 11 - December 4, 2016 

  • Directed by Steve Isaacson

  • Choreographed by Ron Cisneros

  • Fridays & Saturdays 8pm

  • Sunday Matinees 2pm

  • Tickets: $18/General; $16/Students & Seniors

  • All tickets subject to a $2 facility fee

  • Purchase Tickets

 Tickets are available at the Box Office or on the web

Young Performers' Theatre

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Opens November 19, 2016




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The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.


Written by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice



    • Sat, November 19, 2016-2pm

    • Sat, November 26, 2016-2pm

    • Sat, December 3, 2016-2pm

    • Fri, December 9, 2016-7pm

    • Sat, December 10, 2016-2pm

    • Sun, December 11, 2016-2pm

  • Directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson. 

  • Musical direction by Steve Isaacson

  • Purchase Tickets


Coming in DMTC's 2016-2017 Season

Disney's Beauty & the Beast (9/9/16-10/2/16)-The enchanting story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. Recommended for the whole family.
Chess: (11/11/16-12/4/16)-Intriguing and poignant, Chess is an engaging musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, formerly of ABBA. The story involves a romantic triangle between two players in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Recommended for theater goers aged 11 and up.
42nd Street: (1/6/17-1/29/17)-A classic backstage musical comedy classic,42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the most popular songs ever written, including “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and, of course, “42nd Street.”Recommended for all theater goers (Also special New Years Eve Gala, Dec 31, 2016)
How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying: (2/24/17-3/19/17)-As the show begins, J. Pierrepont Finch, a young window washer, is pouring over a how-to book for transforming himself into a tycoon. He soon bluffs his way into a job in the mail room at World Wide Wicket Company, where he catches the eye of secretary Rosemary Pilkington. With a mixture of innocence and smarts, our hero continues to climb the ladder of success, impressing boss J.B. Biggley while overcoming opposition from Biggley’s lazy nephew, Bud Frump. Recommended for all theater goers
Peter Pan: (4/20/17-5/13/17)-Underwritten by Dave & Rachel Lyman

The magical tale about a boy who refuses to grow up. Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over London to Never-Never Land. The children experience many wonderful and exciting adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily's Indian tribe, and Peter's arch enemy, the dastardly pirate Captain Hook.Recommended for all theater goers

Legally Blonde: (6/15/17-7/8/17)-Fabulously fun and based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equally parts hilarious and heartwarming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal. Recommended for the whole family.



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


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 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