Articles About kids theater

  • YSHS One Acts a wild ride

    The YSHS One Acts have always been a wild experience on the stage.

  • Nonstop fun at Nonstop fundraiser

    Band members from the local group Kuan (top left) jam while the crowd mingles at the Nonstop Fundraiser (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The Nonstop Institution hosted a fundraising gala last night with a diverse lineup of acts.

  • An ‘Uncle Vanya’ that kids can get

    In 1979 a writer and teacher named Phillip Lopate decided to have his fifth- and sixth-grade students at PS 75 in New York City stage a production of Uncle Vanya on Broadway. Thirty years later, one of those students, Sasha Waters Freyer, has made a film, Chekhov for Children.

  • 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)

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  • School’s 5-year forecast in red

    The current school district budget picture, as presented by district Treasurer Dawn Weller at the school board’s Oct. 14 meeting, shows that expenditures are increasing at a greater rate than revenues, and the local district will begin running a negative cash balance at the beginning of the 2013 school year.

  • 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…

  • YSKP is no longer just for kids

    Eager to get on with the dance show, from left, Eve Diamond, Joseph Minde-Berman, Phillip Diamond and Eliza Minde-Berman leapt and swooned to instructions from their YS Kids Playhouse teacher Jill Becker, while she and husband Doug -Hinkley waltzed in the background. YSKP will offer various dance classes beginning next week, including new classes for adults. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At the height of a YS Kids Playhouse production, when every member of the cast has gathered together at fever pitch to dance and belt out an ardent musical message, there can be a yearning, or even a fleeting sense of jealousy, that kids get to do all the fun stuff. But this fall, adults can have fun too, when YSKP opens up four new dance classes to people of all ages.

  • YS Kids Playhouse ‘Oceans’ moves to the power of dreams

    The YSKP players from Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes) reached for their dreams this week during a rehearsal at the Presbyterian Church. They are, from back left, Annabel Welsch, Nia Stewart, Jonah Trilliana, McKenna Banaszak-Moore, and in front, Lorien Chavez.

    At a YS Kids Playhouse rehearsal last week in the Presbyterian Church, the cast members of the newest show, Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes), were laughing hysterically as they ran through the passageways of Westminster Hall.

  • YSKP rehearses for ‘Oceans of Notions’

    Nia Stewart, right, Reese Elam, Marya Weigand and the 14-member cast of 'Oceans of Notions' rehearsed the snake dance at the Presbyterian Church on Monday. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    YSKP rehearsed for the summer’s second production, Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes), with visiting director Lenard Petit this week at the Presbyterian Church.

  • ‘Velveteen Rabbit’ comes alive at MLS

    YS Kids Playhouse will presents ‘The Velveteen Rabbit,’ with Yellow Springs youth, from left, Abigail Dawson, Evening Hudson, Zane Pergram, Kennedy Harshaw, Julia Tarpey, Ursula Kremer, Josh Seitz, Evelyn Greene, Charlotte Walkey and Greta Kremer.

    You thought YS Kids Playhouse events only took place in the summer? Think again! YSKP is moving into the schools. On March 6–9, third through sixth graders at Mills Lawn School will perform Mary Kay Clark’s original theatrical adaptation of the children’s story, The Velveteen Rabbit…

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