Mailing Address
607 Pena Drive #10, Davis CA 95618
Phone
(530)756-3682
Website
http://www.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 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

DMTC's Annual Dessert Auction Fundraiser - February 11, 2017

DMTC's Annual Dessert Auction

 

2/11/17 - 7:00 pm

  • Come find a sweet treat for your sweetheart - or your sweet-tooth!

    Join us for our annual dessert fundraiser and bid on a wide variety of delicious desserts - cakes, cupcakes, pies...even homemade Scottish shortbread!

  • Also enjoy the live entertainment in between the bidding and our bar will be open as well!

  • Would you like to share a tasty treat and help DMTC at the same time? Do you have a dessert that is your specialty to make (or buy!)? Please sign up to donate a dessert athttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4ea8a628ab9-dessert4

  • A fun and "tasteful" evening is guaranteed!

  • Desserts will be available for viewing at 7PM - auction and entertainment begin at 7:30.

Main Stage Opening

How to Succeed in Business... - Opening February 24, 2017

 

 

 

 

Think Mad Men goes Broadway!!!

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder in the 1960's. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including "I Believe in You," "Coffee Break," "Brotherhood of Man" and "The Company Way."

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

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.

Performances:

  • February 24 -  March 19, 2017

  • Directed by Steve Isaacson

  • Choreographed by Ron Cisneros

  • Musical Direction by Adriel Cruz

  • 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

Jack & the Beanstalk - Opens March 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fee. Fi. Fo. Fum. We smell another wonderful fairytale brought to life! Jack And The Beanstalk is a splendid spin on the classic tale. Needing money to pay the yearly taxes, Jack's mother instructs him to sell their cow. True to form, Jack winds up with a bag full of magic beans in exchange for the cow. The next morning, after planting them, Jack awakens to find a giant beanstalk, at the top of which lives one very scientifically minded Giant who has invented a plucky Golden Harp and a tap-dancing Golden Goose. Wackiness ensues as Jack tries to escape the magical kingdom!

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Performances:

    • Sat, March 4, 2017 - 2pm

    • Sat, March 11, 2017 - 2pm

    • Sat, March 18, 2017 - 2pm

    • Fri, March 24, 2017 - 7pm

    • Sat, March 25, 2017 - 2pm

    • Sun, March 26, 2017 - 2pm

  • Directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson. 

  • Musical direction by Steve Isaacson

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

  • 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.

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