REVIEWS

Still Alice
"...Still Alice, excellently presented in its regional premiere courtesy of Young at Heart Players..."
Read more of Russell Florence, Jr.'s Dayton Most Metro review here.

"This is a mighty theatrical experience."
Read more of Burt Saidel's Oakwood Register review here.

Calendar Girls
"Women raising funds by raising eyebrows is the heartwarming thread binding the love, humor, bravery, and sass within Tim Firth’s 2008 British comedy Calendar Girls, pleasantly presented by the Young at Heart Players at the Dayton Playhouse...appealing cast, one of the largest assembled by YAH..."
Read more of Russell Florence, Jr.'s Dayton Most Metro review here.

"...Young at Heart Players tickled the funny bone and tugged the heart with Calendar Girls..."
Russell Florence, Jr.'s Saluting Dayton's 2018-19 Theater Season on Most Metro.

Well
"Coming to terms with the past in order to embrace a healthier future provides the relatable foundation of Lisa Kron’s fascinating and thought-provoking 2004 autobiographical play Well, terrifically presented by the senior-themed theater troupe Young at Heart Players at the Dayton Playhouse...Like life itself, Well is funny yet cynical, enlightening yet complicated, intriguing yet messy. Just when you have it figured out it veers down a road you didn’t know existed. If you’re looking for a unique theatrical experience, don’t miss this show."
Read more of Russell Florence, Jr.'s Dayton Most Metro review here.


"If you love theater, don't miss this imaginative mind-challenging innovation."
Read more of Burt Saidel's Oakwood Register review here and here.

Tuesdays with Morrie
"Young at Heart Players presents an excellently heartrending production of Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher’s stage adaptation of Albom’s 1997 best-seller 'Tuesdays with Morrie'...Fluidly co-directed by YAH founder Fran Pesch and her daughter Annie Pesch, this effectively scaled down two-hander absolutely thrives on the terrific performances of Patrick Allyn Hayes as sports reporter Albom and a remarkable Jamie McQuinn as Albom’s former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz."
Read more of Russell Florence, Jr.'s Dayton Most Metro review here.

"This production was a testament to the power and reach of theater...Audience members, including me, were wiping tears and elevating the moment of the drama to an unforgettable level. Bravi to all involved."
Read more of Burt Saidel's Oakwood Register review here.

First Kisses
"'First Kisses'...receives a terrific staging courtesy of the senior-themed theater troupe Young at Heart Players...both actors bring impressive nuance and versatility to the proceedings, deftly directed by Young at Heart founder Fran Pesch."
Read more of Russell Florence, Jr.'s Dayton Most Metro review here.

"First Kisses delivered its message...Together they wove a warm and persuasive fabric of life and love. It was a play that drew the audience into this emerging circle...I was quite moved by First Kisses from beginning to end. Isn't this what good theater should do to an audience? It certainly did."
Read more of Burt Saidel's Oakwood Register review here.

"Senior-themed Young at Heart Players delighted with the overdue return of the adorable First Kisses, a 2003 FutureFest finalist."
Read more of Russell Florence, Jr.'s Saluting Dayton's 2016-17 Theater article here.

Circle Mirror Transformation
“This fast-moving premiere, deftly directed with impressive, character-conscious timing by Annie Pesch and incorporating onstage seating, features a first-rate cast...Baker’s acclaimed material is more interesting than engaging, but a worthwhile look at unconventional unity nonetheless.”
Read more of Russell Florence, Jr.'s Dayton Most Metro review here.

“Good acting and good directing let all these forces coalesce...Congratulations to YAHP for adding to our understanding and appreciation of life and theater.”
Burt Saidel, Oakwood Register