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The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Announces the Cancellation of Live In-Theatre Performances Through December 2020

DAYTON OH (August 19, 2020)
– The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance today regretfully announces that all live in-theatre performances through December 30, 2020 have been canceled or rescheduled. The DPAA has made this decision in order to ensure the safety of all concerned during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“These heart-breaking decisions regarding our performances through December 30, 2020 were made with the continued safety and well-being of our musicians, dancers, singers, patrons, and staff in the very forefront of our minds,” said Interim DPAA President and CEO Pat McDonald. “We are sad to have to cancel more live performances, but we remain optimistic about being able to take the stage in person in 2021. We cannot wait to welcome everyone back into the theaters so that we can celebrate together the beautiful performing arts of the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic in the future. In the meantime, we have been offering a summer full of virtual DPAA Summer Streams performances that have been an absolute thrill for us to create, and we will continue to offer these types of virtual performances over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for news about our upcoming Autumn Streams, Holiday Streams, and Family Streams, and our Arts Explorer Streams designed specifically for the educators in our community!”

Several performances that will be canceled in the next several weeks will be given the proper premiere that they deserve in the 2021–2022 season. These performances, highlighting the artistic creativity and collaboration of the DPAA, include the The Art of Us: A Dayton Mosaic, Dayton Ballet’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Dayton Opera’s Finding Wright. Additionally, seasonal favorites that have become a staple in the Dayton community will return as well, including PhilharMonster, Handel’s Messiah, and Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

The DPAA rescheduled or canceled performances are as follows:

DPAA Performance Update
Original Dates Current Status
The Art of Us: A Dayton Mosaic – Season Opening Spectacular Sept 12 & 13, 2020 CANCELED**
Handel’s Messiah Dec 16, 2020 CANCELED
Beethoven 4, Rach 3 Oct 2 & 3, 2020 CANCELED
Beethoven 7 and Wagner Oct 23 & 24, 2020 CANCELED
Cole Porter in Concert Oct 16 & 17, 2020 CANCELED
Hometown Holiday Dec 4 & 5, 2020 CANCELED
Rockin’ Orchestra
Dayton Funk Sept 26, 2020 RESCHEDULED for April 17, 2021
One Vision: The Music of Queen Nov 13, 2020 RESCHEDULED for date TBD
Landslide: The Music of Fleetwood Mac Apr 17, 2021 CANCELED
High Octane Strings Oct 25. 2020 CANCELED
PhilharMonster Halloween Concert Oct 18, 2020 CANCELED
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Oct 29, 2020 CANCELED**
The Nutcracker Dec 11-21, 2020 CANCELED
La Traviata Nov 20 & 22, 2020 RESCHEDULED for April 24, 2021 at 3pm and 8pm
Finding Wright Apr 23 & 25, 2021 CANCELED**

**NOTE: These programs will be performed in the 2021–2022 season. Ticketholders for these performances for the current 2020–2021 season are encouraged to donate the value of their tickets or put the value on account for future use. Please call the box office at (937) 228-3630 for assistance.

The DPAA has also made the following decisions regarding Education Programs for the 2020-2021 season:

Education Programs Original Dates Current Status
Young People’s Concerts – Nature in Music Oct 14, 2020 CANCELED
Young People’s Concerts – Kaleidoscope: Around the World Mar 3, 2021 CANCELED
Magic Carpet Concerts – Going Places Mar 9-12, 2021 CANCELED


Ticketing Information

Rescheduled Performances: When a performance is rescheduled to a new date within the 2020‒2021 season, current ticket holders will automatically be transferred to the new date with seat selection remaining the same.

Canceled Performances: For patrons with tickets to a canceled performance, the DPAA offers the following options:

Donate the value of your tickets to the DPAA. Your tax-deductible donation today means that the next time you join us for a Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, or Dayton Philharmonic performance, we will be here to share the joy of live performances with you once more, as a healthy, vibrant and financially secure organization.

  • Subscribers who donate tickets valued at $100 or higher will receive access to our new Autumn Streams, Holiday Streams, and Family Streams. Stay tuned for more information.

Put the value of your tickets on account. The Ticket Office can put your funds on account for future use.

Receive a refund if your performance has been canceled. If your performance has been canceled, we can provide a full refund for your tickets. However, we encourage you to consider the role that the performing arts play in your life and how vital the arts are to the culture, vibrancy and very fabric of our Dayton community. We ask that you consider donating the value of your tickets or putting that value on account in order to support the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and the art forms we all enjoy so much.

To carry out the ticketing options listed above, please call the ticketing office at (937) 228-3630 or send an email to tickets@daytonlive.org. The Dayton Live Ticket Office phones are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. You can also visit the DPAA website at https://daytonperformingarts.org/covid-19/ and click on the link beside each performance for a streamlined approach to ticketing options.

Please keep in mind that when calling the Dayton Live Ticket Office, due to high volumes you may be on hold for some time and it may take two to three business days to process your request. We appreciate your patience and your understanding.


About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio’s cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents. In 2013, The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was thrilled to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year “Music Alive” grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is the proud recipient of a 2017-2018 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.