McGuffey Lane

McGuffey Lane is a country rock band from central Ohio. In 1972 founding members Steve George Reis (bass/ vocals) and Terry Efaw (steel guitar/ gut string guitar/ electric guitar) were a duo called “Scotch and Soda”. When they added Bobby Gene McNelley (vocalist/ guitarist) they renamed themselves McGuffey Lane after the street of Steve’s Athens Ohio home. As their popularity grew they added Dick Smith (drums/ vocals) and Stephen “Tebes” Douglass (keyboards/ harmonica/ vocals). In 1977 McGuffey Lane started playing at Zachariah’s Red Eye Saloon and soon became the house band.

November 3, 2018


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Veteran’s Tribute ft. The Scioto Valley Brass & Percussion Co.

Today we honor our veterans with a free show featuring the talents of the Scioto Valley Brass and Percussion Company. Limit 8 tickets per order.



November 11, 2018


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Murphy’s Christmas Carols!

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Join us for the annual Murphy Christmas Show, directed by Timothy Larrick.



December 7-9, 2018

2:00PM or 7:30PM

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TCT on Tour presents: Reindeer Games

 “Join in all our Reindeer Games” as TCT takes on the holidays – game-show style – featuring Santa’s four-hoofed sleigh team as both hosts and contestants. This TCT world premiere, written by Kenneth Jones, has plenty of audience participation, laughs, good cheer and celebration!



December 16, 2018


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Phil Dirt and the Dozers

To celebrate 30 years of performing on the Murphy stage, we’re having a special reception. Phil Dirt & the Dozers will transport you to another time and place, the classic Rock ‘n Roll of America’s golden years. The Dozers perform the intricate vocal harmonies of the Beach Boys, Four Seasons, the Eagles and many more to perfection.



January 12, 2019

6:00 PM

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Kids Comedy at the Murphy: Matthew David Stanley

Matthew David Stanley, combines Stand-Up Comedy with Mind Blowing Magic for a result that can only be described as Entertaining.  He is the proud recipient of the prestigious “Lance Burton Award” presented in Las Vegas, NV as well as the “International Brotherhood of Magicians Stage Champion Award” presented in Kansas City, MO.  He has been featured on NBC and FOX television networks and currently tours the United States and performs internationally at Comedy Clubs, Colleges, Theatres, and Corporate Events. He has opened for such names as Master Illusionist David Copperfield, Country Music Star Mark Wills, Funny Man Gary Owen, and Tom Wilson a.k.a. “Biff” from the Back to the Future Trilogy.  Matthew is a seasoned professional and there is a little bit for everyone in his performances.  Bring the entire family out for this fun filled afternoon of clean comedy and magic.

January 26, 2019


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Comedy Night at the Murphy: Mike Armstrong

Comedy Night at the Murphy is back again, this time featuring comedy by Mike Armstrong, the ex-cop on The Bob and Tom Show. He has also appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, CMT, FOX, and Comedy on Broadway. This show is meant for adults, and contains, clean adult humor.

February 9, 2019


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Night Fever: A Tribute to the Bee Gees presented by Gary Warner

“Night Fever” – This Bee Gees Tribute is the largest production of the Bee Gees in the world. The group has been touring for the past ten years, from Disneyland to Russia, recreating the look and sound of the Bee Gees.

Capturing a full history of the Bee Gees, “Night Fever” includes songs from “To Love Somebody”, “Massachusetts”, “I Got to Get A Message”, “I Started A Joke”, “Jive Talking”, “More Than A Woman”, “Nite Fever”, “You Should Be Dancing”, “Tragedy”, “Stayin’ Alive”, and many more.

February 16, 2019


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TCT on Tour presents: Rumpelstiltskin

Is your name Harry? Or Sam? Or could it be Rumpelstiltskin? TCT retells this classic tale of the miller’s daughter, her boastful father, a handsome prince and the ability to spin straw into gold. Discover the magic and wonder of one of the world’s best-loved fairytales.


March 10, 2019


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The Drowsy Lads

Your toes will be tapping and there will be a smile on your face for a long time after.” Join the spirit of Irish music in the midwest to kick off Saint Patrick’s weekend at the Murphy with the Drowsy Lads and Guinness!

March 16, 2019


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Mutts Gone Nuts

Wanna hear a joke? ”What’s happens when it rains cats and dogs? You can step in a poodle!” If you think that joke was terrible, that’s because it was written by a person. To see how funny dogs can be, come check out Mutts Gone Nuts, a comedy show that lets the pups shine, instead of letting their trainers tell the jokes.

May 5, 2019


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Bill Marine Ford presents Mike Albert and the Big “E” Band

Spending the night watching Mike is more than just watching another tribute band; Mike pulls you in with an experience that leaves you spellbound. We guarantee that you won’t want to leave your seat once Mike takes the stage. This event is presented by Bill Marine Ford.

May 11, 2019


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Ticket office opens two hours prior to event.

50 W. Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio

Phone: 937-382-3643

Hours: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Tuesday –  Friday.

Ticket Office Opens day of show at 5 p.m.

Matinee is 1.5 hours in advance of show.

Group Discounts

A 10% discount is available for large groups of 20 or more patrons.  The group must be attending the same event and payment must be made in one lump payment at the time of ordering.  Please call our office at 937-382-3643 to schedule your groups visit to the Murphy Theatre.

Wheelchair Seating

Accessible seating for patrons with disabilities is available. This seating is only available on the main floor. Our balcony is not wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office at 937-382-3643 as far in advance as possible to reserve this seating.


There are no ticket refunds. All Sales are Final. Members of the Murphy Theatre who are unable to attend a show may exchange their tickets for another regular season series show. Any difference in price must be paid. Exchange these tickets in person or by calling the Box Office at 937-382-3643.


The Murphy Theatre is very proud to offer freshly popped popcorn and a variety of Coca-Cola products. Beer and Wine at select shows.

The Soda Shop is open one hour prior to most live shows and during intermission .

No outside food or drink permitted


During the Show

Concessions are available at most events both before the performance and during intermission (when applicable).

Every patron, including children, must have a ticket to enter the theatre. Parents are asked to please use discretion when bringing very young children to the theatre, as disruptive children can become distracting to other patrons and to performers.


For the consideration of other patrons, latecomers may be placed in Latecomer Seating at the back of the theatre until there is an appropriate break in the performance. Patrons leaving their seats during a performance for any reason may be seated on a seat-available basis to the rear of the house at the house manager’s discretion.

Photographs and Recording Devices

All video or recording of any portion of this show is strictly prohibited. The taking of photographs is also prohibited.

Theatre Etiquette

Please turn off alarms, pagers and cellular phones. For everyone’s enjoyment of the show, please refrain from talking, text messaging or the excessive use of perfume. If you experience a disturbance, please notify an usher and the situation will be handled discreetly. Remember to turn off your cell phone again after intermission.

In case of emergency or fire, please follow the directions of the staff and volunteers. When exiting, please walk in a calm and orderly fashion to the nearest exit. Do not run.