Arts Section :: Page 49

  • New Yellow Springs Theatre Project seeks to tap local talent

    Sandra Crews, a Wright State professor of theater arts, is launching a new local theater program, the Yellow Springs Theatre Project, that seeks to produce original and nontraditional theater in the village. The first production, 20%, will be performed at 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, in the Antioch College South Gym. Crews is pictured with her husband, Byron, who will provide music for the show.

    Village children have many opportunities to take part in live theater through YS Kids Playhouse and school productions, and older youth benefit from a vital theater program at YSHS/McKinney. But local adult actors and playwrights have lacked consistent opportunities to perform since the closing of Center Stage theater several years ago.

  • Hudson sculpture honors firefighters

    Local sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson has created public art for more than 30 years, his works of swirling stone and steel spread around the globe. But his latest design for a public sculpture is unlike any before — honoring those who died fighting fires and saving lives.

  • Theater, music, cones this summer

    Dustin Vincent performed last Friday at the Corner Cone. The ice cream business will feature musicians on the patio on Friday evenings.

    The Corner Cone will serve up more than just ice cream and hot dogs this year. Every Friday evening until the end of its season in October it plans to offer a live music performance, and in August it will make its foray into theater with an event co-owner Bob Swaney is calling the “Soft Serve Playhouse 10-Minute Play Festival.”

  • Young musicians spar for competition’s 25th year

    Who ever said that music critics had to be experts? It wasn’t the lay musicians and passionate music-lovers in Yellow Springs who started the Chamber Music Yellow Springs concert series that has thrived for 27 years. That attitude served the group well when its founders initiated a chamber music competition as the finale for each season…

  • Layered mystery by local writer

    Local author Rebecca Morean will read from her novel, In the Dead of Winter, on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Yellow Springs public library.

    When local author Rebecca Morean wrote her novel In the Dead of Winter, a mystery starring the illegitimate daughter of Sherlock Holmes, she was trying to pull one over on her audience. The book, allegedly a manuscript discovered by author Abbey Pen Baker that was written by Baker’s great aunt…

  • Antioch School enlivens a classic

    The cast from the Antioch School’s musical production of The Wizard of Oz tried on their costumes for a rehearsal last week. From left, Weymar Osborne as the Lion, Danny Grote as the Tin man, Henry Potts-Rubin as the Scarecrow, Cecila Comerford as Dorothy, Anna Williamson as the Wizard, Landon Rhoads as Toto, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn as Auntie Em and Jorie Seick as Mrs. Gulch. The show opens at the Clifton Opera House on Friday, May 7, at 7 p.m., and shows again on Saturday, May 8, at 2 p.m. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Anyone who has been alive for longer than five years has likely seen the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. But far fewer have read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the novel published by Frank Baum in 1900, which the Antioch School students say is more complicated and slightly more vicious.

  • YSHS opens ‘Urinetown: The Musical’ this weekend

    Central cast figures rehearsed last week, including Anne Weigand and Adam Zaremsky, front, as Hope Cladwell and Bobby Strong, and from left, Jacob Kintner as Caldwell Cladwell, Rory Papania Officer Barrel, Elliot Cromer as Officer Lockstock, and Lauren Westendorf as Little Sally.  (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School present Urinetown: The Musical. Click on the title for showtimes and a link to an audio slideshow with stills from rehearsals and interviews with the actors.

  • WYSO brings StoryCorps

    Three WYSO Public Radio employees greeted the StoryCorps mobile booth when it arrived in Dayton on Monday, April 19. Shown are Peter Hayes, director of operations, Julietta Fromholtz, Webmaster and Neenah Ellis, station manager. The StoryCorps mobile booth, which is being sponsored by WYSO, will be parked in front of the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton from April 22 to May 15, as part of a nationwide project to collect oral history.

    When Neenah Ellis was growing up in northern Indiana, she regularly listened to Studs Terkel interview guests on Chicago radio. The legendary oral historian became an inspiration and role model, according to Ellis, who is now general manager of WYSO Public Radio.

  • ‘Urinetown’ bursts with surprises

    If viewers who haven’t heard of Urinetown: The Musical think they know what the Broadway hit is about, they don’t. If those who have heard about the show but haven’t seen it think they know how it ends, they don’t.

  • YSHS opens ‘Urinetown: The Musical’ this weekend

    Central cast figures rehearsed last week, including Anne Weigand and Adam Zaremsky, front, as Hope Cladwell and Bobby Strong, and from left, Jacob Kintner as Caldwell Cladwell, Rory Papania Officer Barrel, Elliot Cromer as Officer Lockstock, and Lauren Westendorf as Little Sally.  (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School present Urinetown: The Musical. Click on the title for showtimes and a link to an audio slideshow with stills from rehearsals and interviews with the actors.