2023–2024 Season: Art That Moves

It’s the anticipation of an orchestra tuning and the thrill of the performance. It’s the momentum of a dancer flying across the stage in a gravity-defying leap. It’s the deep sorrow you feel in the final moments of a heart-wrenching operatic performance and the calm reflection that follows. Nothing moves us like the performing arts. We can’t wait to share another soul-stirring season with you!

All About Subscriptions

Subscribing to the 2023-2024 Season is the best way to enjoy all that Dayton Performing Arts Alliance has to offer! We currently offer three subscription options that provide ultimate flexibility and the best deal around!

Have you been to a couple of shows this season and want to save more? Then you don’t want to miss out on subscribing! Simply choose the package or collection of shows you’d like to see. Seating requests will be taken down during checkout and then processed in early June.

FlexPass Package

Now with even more flexibility! Pick your tier, name your quantity (four, six, eight, ten, or twelve), and redeem anytime after August 10. Use your tickets for several events, or invite friends and family to accompany you! You can purchase this all year round for the best deal.

Create Your Own Package

Choose three or more events, save 15% on full-price tickets, and receive subscriber benefits with a Create Your Own (CYO) Package. Mix, match, and make it your own!

Composed Package

Subscribe to a full series and save 20% on full-price tickets. The Composed Packages include Ballet, Opera, Masterworks, Rockin’ Orchestra, SuperPops, and the Family Series.

Subscriber Benefits

Benefits FlexPass Packages Create Your Own Package Composed Packages
Lower prices from single ticket rates ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Discounts on area dining ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Payment plans for your conveneince ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Early access to the best seats ✔️ ✔️
Free ticket replacement ✔️ ✔️
Invitation to subscriber-only events ✔️
Renewable ✔️

What’s New This Season?

SuperPops Series performances now take place on Saturdays only. (Previously Friday and Saturday evenings)

We’ve consolidated these events to ensure that we can sustain the program while delivering the same high-quality experience and artistry.

In situations where renewing SuperPops subscribers had overlapping seats, we made every effort to keep parties together and in comparable areas. For additional questions, please call the Box Office at (937) 228-3630.

Opera Series performances will now take place on Saturday and Sunday

New for the 2023-2024 Season, renewing subscribers can purchase Add-On tickets to performances not included in their subscription packages.

For example, if you are a Masterworks 8 subscriber, you can also purchase tickets to The Nutcracker, Puccini’s Tosca, and The Music of Green Day (and more!) when completing your subscription renewal.

Flex Passes may be purchased as a package of four, six, eight, ten, or twelve vouchers. At the time of purchase, you will select your preferred price level (Premium, A, B, C, D, or E).

Discounts range from 5% to 50%.

Vouchers can be used for multiple events in the 2023-2024 season, or use all vouchers for one performance to bring friends and family, and can be exchanged for tickets anytime after August 10.

Composed packages do not have Wild Card tickets. Instead, subscribers can purchase additional single tickets throughout the season with their subscriber discount (20% off).

The Learning and Community Engagement programs at DPAA connect thousands of students in the Dayton region with exceptional educational experiences year-round.

We are excited to offer tickets to a variety of programs for purchase during subscription renewals and to the general public on August 10.

No New Year’s Eve concert is scheduled for the 2023-2024 Season.

Discover the 2023-2024 Season

Ballet Series

Dayton Ballet moves into its 86th season with the artistry and athleticism Dayton audiences have come to expect. The 2023-2024 Season begins with a Season Opening Celebration: Prince Orlofsky’s Grand Masquerade in collaboration with Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic to bring Act 2 of Johann Strauss, II’s Die Fledermaus (The Revenge of the Bat) to life. 

In October, have a hauntingly good time with Dracula: Bloodlines—just in time for Halloween.

Get into the holiday spirit with the magical, family-friendly tale of The Nutcracker. Fall in love with Swan Lake in February set to Tchaikovsky’s romantic score. The season concludes with a repertory performance titled New Beginnings, introducing the new Artistic Director of Dayton Ballet.

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Opera Series

Live opera—combined with singing, music, dance, scenery, and costumes—is intoxicating, captivating, and a true spectacle to behold in the best sense of the word.

In the 2023-2024 Season, Dayton Opera presents a trio of thrilling performances. The season begins with a Season Opening Celebration: Prince Orlofsky’s Grand Masquerade in collaboration with Dayton Ballet and Dayton Philharmonic to bring Act 2 of Johann Strauss, II’s Die Fledermaus (The Revenge of the Bat) to life. 

Also featured on the opera stage is Stephen Sondheim’s dark and comedic story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; a tale of political intrigue, passion, and betrayal in Puccini’s Tosca; and an intimate Opera Star Recital with Grammy Award-winning baritone Will Liverman.

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Masterworks Series

Music, no matter the form, moves us in ways that make us think, dream, grow, cry, and soar. The 2023-2024 Masterworks Series, filled with magnetic and moving moments, is one you don’t want to miss! 

The Masterworks Series begins with a Season Opening Celebration: Prince Orlofsky’s Grand Masquerade in collaboration with Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet to bring Act 2 of Johann Strauss, II’s Die Fledermaus (The Revenge of the Bat) to life. 

The season features orchestral masterpieces such as Gustav Holst’s cosmic tour de force The Planets, Mussorgsky’s picturesque Pictures at an ExhibitionMozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, Brahms’ A German Requiem, Florence Price’s Dances in the Canebrakes, Dvořák’s New World Symphony, and many other great works! In addition to these great works, dazzling guest artists feature pianist Aleksandra Kasman, DPO Principal Horn Aaron Brant, Acting Concertmaster Aurelian Oprea, guest conductor Kensho Watanabe and more!

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Rockin’ Orchestra Series

Rock and roll across the decades with the Dayton Philharmonic in the 2023-2024 Rockin’ Orchestra Series. 

This year, enjoy a one-of-a-kind fusion of Tchaikovsky X. Drake; the music of Queen with Jeans ‘n Classics; the music of ABBA; the music of Whitney Houston with Broadway sensation Rashidra Scott; and punk rock hits with the music of Green Day. Whether you’re a longtime fan or just discovering these great classics, you’ll hear classic rock acts in a brand-new way—with a full symphony orchestra!

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SuperPops Series

The 2023-2024 SuperPops Series with the Dayton Philharmonic is an exciting year highlighting how music is a part of pop culture and everyday life.

The series blasts off to a new galaxy with Star Wars: A New Hope Film with Orchestra featuring a live performance by the Dayton Philharmonic, bringing John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score to life. The Canadian Brass spreads cheer in Dayton with a special holiday performance. Huddle Up: Music of Sports knocks it out of the park with a night of football fight songs, figure skating waltzes, and the soundtrack for sports triumphant moments. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with The Celtic Tenors, a charismatic, globe-trotting trio that brings the Emerald Isle to Dayton. The SuperPops series finale wraps with Soundtrack Magic: John Williams and Friends. Featuring familiar songs from 2001: A Space OdysseyJurassic ParkThe Lord of the Rings, and more, this concert brings your favorite film scores to live at the Schuster. 

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Family Series

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s Family Series is a favorite for families and kids of all ages! 

The Family Series blasts off to a new galaxy with Star Wars: A New Hope Film with Orchestra featuring a live performance by the Dayton Philharmonic, bringing John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score to life on Sunday, October 15.

In December, you’ll travel to the magical Land of Sweets with Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker, accompanied by the Dayton Philharmonic.  The Family Series concludes in March with Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: On Broadway! Enjoy Broadway hits you know and love without the hassle of traveling to the Big Apple. DPYO students, alongside Dayton Opera’s Artists-in-Residence, perform songs and overtures from the best of Broadway!

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Special Events

In the 2023-2024 Season, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents three special events on stage at the Schuster and at Carillon Historical Park. Starting August 10, patrons can purchase single tickets to Handel’s Messiah and The Nutcracker: Sensory-Friendly performance.

Handel’s Messiah

Escape from the holiday hustle and bustle with the Philharmonic and Chamber Chorus and immerse yourself in one of the most glorious oratorios of all time.

The Nutcracker: Sensory-Friendly

This special presentation of The Nutcracker is great for all families, but especially for those with autism, sensory sensitivities, or other social or cognitive atypicality.

Memorial Day Celebration Concert

Join the Philharmonic for an exciting concert to celebrate Memorial Day at Carillon Historical Park on May 26, 2024.

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Learning Programs

The Learning Programs provide unique opportunities for children and their families to access the arts year-round in Dayton. The in 2023-2024 Season, enjoy a variety of performances from Dayton Ballet II (DBII), Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (DPYO), Dayton Opera Artists in Residence, and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

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All artists, dates, repertoire, programs, and venues are subject to change.