Why We Tell the Story

Broadway Songs and Stories

Directed and choreographed by Megan Wean Sears Music Directed by David Brush • Produced by Michele Borns
Conceived and created by Megan Wean Sears and David Brush


July 18-20, 7:30 PM

July 21, 2:30 PM



Epiphany Lutheran Church

Far Hills Campus

6430 Far Hills Avenue

Celebration Center (Upper Level)

$15 adults / $10 students (any age) & seniors (60+) / $5 children 5 & under / $20 front row

$17 adults / $12 students (any age) & seniors (60+) / $7 children 5 & under / $22 front row
We are excited to be using a new online ticketing system that enables you to select your seats and print your tickets from home. Processing fees apply.
Questions? Call (937) 433-1449 ext. 105 or email drama@epiphanydayton.org
About the Musical
In celebration of Epiphany’s 60th Anniversary, Epiphany Lutheran Church presents a new vision for summer 2019. In an exciting departure, we are pleased to present an all-new original musical experience celebrating the stories and songs of Broadway’s immense legacy—from theatre’s golden history to the contemporary stories of a new era. Why We Tell The Story charts the stories we love and the songs we hum from the greatest cast recordings of our time. From the New York City streets of West Side Story to the high school halls of Dear Evan Hansen—from the stained glass of Notre Dame in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the alleyways where Cats roam to the revolutionary leaders who shaped our country—we are thrilled to welcome you to our world. Epiphany presents a musical theatre summer adventure like you’ve never experienced before! Grab a ticket – pack your bags – the adventure begins!

Special Sensory-Friendly Dress Rehearsal Invitation Sunday, July 14 | Far Hills Celebration Center The Epiphany Players Drama Ministry is pleased to announce its annual sensory-friendly sampling of the 2019 summer musical, Why We Tell the StoryThis reduced-scale presentation provides an opportunity for those with special needs to enjoy a special event in a safe place. All the lighting, sound, seating and musical selections will be modified and catered to the needs of those with autism, learning disabilities and sensory or communication limitations. 

If you have any relatives or friends with a developmental disability who would care to join us for this free experience, please have them email drama@epiphanydayton.org for more information, to learn the start time, and to reserve a spot.
Epiphany’s Storybook Project
The Epiphany Players Drama Ministry supports a charity every summer through a portion of the musical’s proceeds. This summer, Epiphany’s Storybook Project will be the recipient of those charitable offerings. The Storybook Project Prison Ministry has been visiting prisons since 2002 and has sent more than 15,000 books and recordings to children and relatives of men and women in prison. Beginning at the women’s MonDay Community Correctional Institution, the ministry has recently expanded to serve six prison sites in the Dayton region. This ministry is built around the simple idea that incarcerated parents should have the opportunity to read to the children they love. Volunteers from Epiphany record these parents reading a children’s book of their choosing, along with a personal message of love for the child. The books and CDs are then mailed to the children so they can hear their mother’s or father’s voice and know that they are loved and missed. More information about the Storybook Project can be found at www.epiphanydayton.org/storybook-project.
Patron of the Arts
Please prayerfully consider supporting this outreach ministry by becoming a Patron of the Arts. Learn more by clicking the links, and thank you for your consideration.