Friday, June 19; Saturday, June 20; Sunday, June 21

Times: See details below

Cost: Show tickets are $15 for members or seniors (55+), $17 for non-members. Dinner is an additional $22.50 for members or $25 for non-members. Tickets are required, see below.

Dinner is in the Garden View Room at the Oliver Wight Tavern. The play is in the Stephen M. Brewer Theater in the Oliver Wight Tavern

Due to the Village’s temporary closure resulting from an abundance of caution during the outbreak of Coronavirus, Dad’s Dance has been postponed to June 19, 20, and 21, 2020. We will be in contact with those who already had purchased tickets in order to reschedule. 

Enjoy Dad’s Dance, written and performed by local theater professionals with all proceeds benefitting Old Sturbridge Village. Tickets are required and sales end 72 hours before a given show. See below for details. 

Every year, the Cara Mulligan School of Dance puts on a grand recital to end the school year. One of their more popular traditions is a choreographed Dad’s Dance – where a group of parents take a crash-course in dance choreography and produce an entertaining routine. With participation at an all-time low, Cara decides this year will be the last year of the once-popular Dad’s Dance and wants to go out on a high note.

This year also happens to be the first year that Brendan Carter – a loving Dad who has watched the dance for years from the audience – decides to get up on stage and honor his daughter’s wish to be part of the festivities. What Brendan lacks in skill, he makes up in heart and he soon discovers a group of similar parents who give their all to entertain an audience while making life-long memories for their children. Throughout the show, we watch Brendan bond with his fellow “Dance Dads” while we learn about his touching relationship with his daughter over the years.

Dad’s Dance is a contemporary comedy-drama with some laughs and a lot of heart. It is a celebration of life, friendship, family and the joy-of-dance.

Written by: Ed Humphries
Directed by: Eric Hart

Buffet Dinner in the Garden View Room

Come for dinner before the show! You must reserve your spot for dinner when purchasing your tickets below.

OSV Bread basket w/ whipped butter
Chef’s Choice of Salad
Roast Turkey w/ Pan Gravy
New England Baked Haddock with a Dill Cream Sauce
Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
Seasonal Roasted Vegetables
Dessert Station
Coffee, Tea, Decaf, Soft Drinks


Please select your chosen date below to purchase tickets.

Friday, June 19, 2020 | Show Only
(Play begins at 7:30 pm)

Friday, June 19, 2020 | Buffet Dinner + Show
(Play begins at 7:30 pm; The buffet dinner is available from 5:00 – 7:00 pm)

Saturday, June 20, 2020 | Show Only
(Play begins at 7:30 pm)

Saturday, June 20, 2020 | Buffet Dinner + Show
(Play begins at 7:30 pm; The buffet dinner is available from 5:00 – 7:00 pm)

Sunday, June 21, 2020 | Matinee Show Only
(Play begins at 1:30 pm; You may wish to make reservations for Sunday Brunch before the show – click here for more information)


Outside view of the Reeder Family Lodges

Extend Your Stay!

Coming from a distance? The Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges are offering a special $99 rate for those attending the play! Simply mention that you’re attending the play when you call  508-347-5056.