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The Great Gatsby

In-Theatre Performance

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Location Date and Time
Victoria Theatre April 8, 2022 7:30 pm
Victoria Theatre April 9, 2022 7:30 pm
Victoria Theatre April 10, 2022 2:30 pm

About the Program

The Great Gatsby, is an exquisitely crafted tale of 1920s America, tells the story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. Choreographed by Ron Cunningham, Artistic Director of Sacramento Ballet, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic is brought to life by the wonderful dancers of Dayton Ballet in the historic Victoria Theatre. So dust off your flapper dress or grab your top hat, baby, and join Dayton Ballet for a roaring good time.

Program Length: 105 minutes with intermission


Jay Gatsby Lukas Pringle
Daisy Buchanan Ashley Griffin
Tom Buchanan Christopher Nachtrab
Jordan Baker Emily Luria
Nick Carraway Cole Rodgers
Myrtle Wilson Olivia Mitchell
George Wilson Isaac Jones
Vocalist: Felita LaRock
Narrator and Vocalist: Jamie Cordes

Dayton Ballet Company
Dayton Ballet II


Based on the Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Music compiled, composed, and arranged by Billy Novick

Libretto: Septime Webre

Choreography: Ron Cunningham

Tap Choreography: Christopher Nachtrab

Répétiteurs: Paul Gilliam, Katy Gilliam, Christopher Nachtrab

Costumes: Lyn Baudendistel

Additional Costumes provided by Human Race Theatre Company, Muse Machine, and Wright State University

Lighting Designer: Joe Beumer 

Lighting Director: Nicholas Smith

Recorded music performed by Billy Novick’s Blue Syncopators

Billy Novick: conductor, clarinet, alto sax
John Clark: clarinet, tenor and baritone saxes
Mike Peipman: trumpet
Dan Fox: trombone
Ross Petot: piano
Stu Gunn: tuba, string bass
Bill Reynolds: drums