Articles About YSHS Theatre Arts Association

  • YSHS One Acts for stunts, funnies

    “My Brother’s Keeper,” a vignette about Cain and Abel including, from left, Blaze Wright, Sam Crawford, Jeremiah Scott, Bear Wright and Josh Seitz, is part of the Yellow Springs High School One Acts showing this weekend at Mills Lawn auditorium. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m, Sunday’s show is at 2 p.m. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Whatever the One Acts are to local audiences, the one rule of the student-led theater production is there are no rules, and what happens each night depends on the mood of the actors and the alignment of the stars.

  • Love, calypso beat in YSHS musical

    If you’re interested in the Caribbean, calypso music or star-crossed lovers, this year’s high school musical should appeal to you. The musical, Once on this Island, will be performed at Mills Lawn on April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21, with Friday and Saturday showings beginning at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

  • YSHSTAA’s Curtain Warmer­— Keeping theater alive for the kids

    The Yellow Springs High School spring musical, Grease, will be presented this weekend and next at the Mills Lawn gym, with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2. This Saturday, April 14, the Yellow Springs High School Theater Arts Association presents its annual Curtain Warmer fundraiser, with food and drink at the Morgan House, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $25. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Performing in theater helps students feel a part of a team, learn to memorize lines and organize information, respect deadlines, develop empathy and build self esteem. And above all, it’s fun.

  • A swinging spring musical at YSHS — Grease opens Friday

    040512_grease04

    Yellow Springs High School students are eager to play their rebellious teenage counterparts at the fictitious Rydell High School in this year’s spring musical, Grease.

  • YSHS presents ‘Last Night of Ballyhoo’

    The Yellow Springs High School fall play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, will be presented this weekend and next, Nov. 11–13 and 18–20 at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Mills Lawn gym. Shown are principals, counter clockwise from bottom left, Lela Dewey, Liana Rothman, Zyna Bakari, Ben Green, Lydia Jewett, Talia Boutis, Colton Pitstick and Rory Papania. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    No one ever talks about Jews in Atlanta, even the Jews in Atlanta. That’s why Alfred Uhlry’s romantic comedy about a small Jewish community living in the capital of the South in 1939 opens with a Christmas tree.

  • YSHS kids ready to rock ‘Chicago’

    The Yellow Springs High School drama club will open its spring musical, Chicago, this weekend at the Mills Lawn Auditorium, with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Senior cast members are, in the back row, from left to right, Liana Rothman, Elliot Cromer, Anne Weigand, Malaika Halley, Lauren Westendorf, Lydia Jewett and Emma Holman-Smith; middle row, Julia Tucheslau, Miranda Russell, Adam Zaremsky and Bella Hernandez; front row, Natasha Perry, Zyna Bakari and Stephanie Scott. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    If any high school could perform the edgy, somewhat risqué musical Chicago, it’s Yellow Springs. The show’s vaudevillian song and dance numbers are difficult, its despicable characters challenging — but for the talented group of young actors, it’s simply fun.

  • VIDEO: A sneak peek of YSHS’s Chicago

    chicago-sneak-peek

    The Yellow Springs High School drama club will open its spring musical, Chicago, this weekend. See a video sneak peek after the jump.

  • Music, dance to honor YSHS theater

    The YSHS theater program has inspired Lauren Westendorf and Donovan Berends, so the duo is holding a musical review featuring songs from Broadway musicals to raise money for the program as their senior project.

  • Wilde and witty

    YSHS presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest this weekend and next, Nov. 12–14 and 19–21, beginning at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $8 and $5. Pictured in back from left are Malaika Carver-Halley, Zeb Reichert, Adam Zaremsky, Rory Papania, Ben Green, Elliot Cromer and Quinn Leventhal. On the chaise are Bella Hernandez, Kelly Miller and Lydia Jewett. The lady servants are Zyna Bakari, Lauren Westendorf, Lenaya Leeds and Emma Holman-Smith. See the article on page 12 of this week's issue. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Copies of this and other photographs may be purchased from the Yellow Springs News; please contact us via e-mail at ysnews {at} ysnews(.)com or by phone, between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri.

  • Group keeps theater arts going

    Yellow Springs High School Theatre Arts Association board members are shown with props from Urinetown, Guys & Dolls, Big River and other past productions. In the back row, from left, are Laurie Dewey, Sheila Miller, Daniele Norman and Georgia Solomon; middle row, Mary Beth Burkholder, Moira Laughlin, Debbie Henderson; front row, Jerome Borchers. Board members not pictured are Libby Rudolf, Kelley Callahan and Kathleen Krehbiel. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    When a new pit orchestra conductor was needed three weeks before the opening of last spring’s high school musical, the Yellow Springs High School Theatre Arts Association, or YSHSTAA, scrambled to find one. When concerns about censorship of student-written plays arose…

Our weather forecast is from WP Wunderground