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About DLO

The Best in Community Musical Theater Since 1956

Danville Light Opera began in 1956, making it the oldest musical theatre group in the area. Each year, DLO presents three regular season musicals, a fall and a spring mainstage production and a winter dinner theatre production. The organization also presents a youth musical every summer. DLO occasionally produces special programs that can be booked as entertainment for parties and other special occasions by individuals, groups, or businesses.

Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The mission of Danville Light Opera Company is to produce live musical theater entertainment that provides opportunities for artistic and creative expression, education, and community outreach for the enrichment of individuals and the communities in which they live.

Our Vision

The vision of Danville Light Opera Company is to bring an appreciation and understanding of musical theater to the communities it serves.

Board of Directors

President: Heather Miyagi
First Vice President: Paul Strain
Second Vice President: Jodi Prosser Muller
Treasurer: Andrew Peters
Secretary: Brittany McDaniels

Members: Nancy Blue, Sonnia Crowder, Karen Grove, Nancy Keener, Gary Lickfett, Ron McDaniel, Shannon Schroeder

and all active past presidents (with one collective vote)

1955       Richard Telling (President)
1956       Russell Suycott (Gen. Mgr.)
1957       Jack Baldwin (Acting Gen. Mgr.)
1958       Jack Baldwin (President)
1958–59 Roy Haakon Goranson
1959–60 Frank Williams
1960–61 Robert Westwater
1961–62 Roy Haakon Goranson
1962–63 Harold French
1963–64 Frank Williams
1964–65 Barbara Bowles
1965–66 Richard G. Hall
1966–67 Dale Everts
1967–68 Tom Goder
1968–69 Ron McDaniel
1969–70 Beverly Anders
1970–72 Harold French
1972–75 Louise McCollum
1975–76 Jamie Briggs
1976–77 Bill Lucas
1977–78 Mary Lou Spain
1978–79 Duane H. Prentice
1979–80 John R. Orsulak
1980–81 Pamela Shaw Heath
1981–83 Daniel J. Miller
1983–84 Duane H. Prentice
1984–85 Harold French
1985–86 Daniel J. Miller
1986–88 Ruth Bryant
1988–89 Kathleen Spain
1989–91 Rebecca Majors Quetone
1991–92 Mary Lou Mauck
1992–95 Nancy Henderson
1995–96 Danita Morfey
1996–97 Laurel Soderstrom
1997–2000 Nancy Henderson
2000–02 Amy Hegg
2002–04 Ann Soderstrom
2004–07 Lon Henderson
2007–13 Gary Lickfett
2013-16 Richard Welchans