Rust Belt Theater Brings Back ‘Dating Sucks’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Rust Belt Theater Company will present its 14th annual production of “Dating Sucks: The Musical” at 8 p.m. Feb. 9-10 and 16-17 at its theater inside Club Switch, 221 Belmont Ave., downtown.

Written by Robert Dennick Joki and with orchestration by Josh Taylor, “Dating Sucks” is a revue-style musical that explores the peaks and pitfalls of modern dating, with cringeworthy, real-life dating stories and original songs. 

The show also features dialog taken directly from online dating profiles and mobile dating app conversations – as well as from the audience itself.

A raunchy multimedia musical that leaves little to the imagination, “Dating Sucks” is updated every year to reflect the current dating climate. 

The cast includes Caitlyn Murphy, Sarah Whitlatch, Shelby Gossick, Charity Bauer, Heather Powell, PK Lankford, Lisa Torrence, Rian Davis, Vasi Sfikas, Keith Stepanic, Janelle Yohman and Joki.

Tickets are $15 (general admission). For reservations, call 330 507 2358. 

Pictured at top: Keith Stepanic, Rian Davis and Vicci Sfikas are part of the cast of Rust Belt Theater’s production of “Dating Sucks.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.