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Performing Arts Section

  • True stories told live at Yellow Springs Arts Council

    Story Slam, a live storytelling event that was a smash hit when it debuted in February, returns to the Yellow Springs Arts Council this Saturday, May 14, from 7–9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Here, Dayton-area writer Jude Walsh Whelley warms up for her winning story. It was the first story she had ever told to an audience. (Submitted photo)

    Jude Walsh Whelley had never told a story to an audience before. But that didn’t stop her from entering, and then winning, February’s Story Slam.

  • True story … Story Slam is happening tonight

    Story Slam, a live storytelling event that was a smash hit when it debuted in February, returns to the Yellow Springs Arts Council this Saturday, May 14, from 7–9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Here, Dayton-area writer Jude Walsh Whelley warms up for her winning story. It was the first story she had ever told to an audience. (Submitted photo)

    Have a story about “life’s sudden twists and turns”? Tell it tonight, May 14, at Story Slam, YSAC’s Moth-style storytelling competition. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; event starts at 7 p.m.

  • Antioch School’s ‘Phantom Tollbooth’ in Clifton Opera House

    The Antioch School will perform “The Phantom Tollbooth” this weekend at the Clifton Opera House. The cast is pictured in just some of the costumes they’ll wear: up front are the sluggish Lethargarians; behind them are demons, number miners, King Azaz and his advisors, the Mathemagician, the Spelling Bee, Dr. Cacophonous A. Dischord, the Senses Taker, Milo, Tock and the Tollbooth itself. (Photo by Lauren Shows)

    Imagine coming home from school one day to find that a mysterious tollbooth has appeared in your home. That’s precisely what Antioch School students will be doing when they perform “The Phantom Tollbooth.”

  • Antioch School to perform ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

    Students rehearse for the Antioch School spring musical, which will be held April 29 and 30 at Clifton Opera House.

    This weekend, the Antioch School Older Group and Thirds students will present their spring musical, “The Phantom Tollbooth.” Click to see photos and video of the students rehearsing.

  • Vocal Vortex celebrates longtime villager at Mills Park Hotel

    Local choral ensemble Vocal Vortex celebrated Ron Siemer's 82nd birthday with a brief concert on Sunday in the Mills Park Hotel's conference room.

    Around 40 people gathered at Mills Park Hotel on Sunday, April 24, to hear Vocal Vortex and celebrate Ron Siemer’s 82nd birthday. Click below to hear a clip of the performance and look inside the new hotel.

  • Auditions slated for YSTC’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

    By William Shakespeare, Valentine Simmes (printer), Andrew Wise (publisher), William Aspley (bookseller) - Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/hyyrn6, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40929008

    The YS Theater Company plans to stage a performance of Shakespeare’s classic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” this summer, and will hold auditions for the production in the next several days.

  • Coward’s Fresh, fun ‘Blithe Spirit’ on stage

    The ghost of socialite Elvira Condomine (played by Ellen Ballerene) calmed the troubled brow of her remarried husband, Charles (portrayed by Robert Campbell), in The Yellow Springs Theater Company’s new production of Noel Coward’s comedy “Blithe Spirit.” Performances begin this weekend, April 8–10, and conclude April 15–17 at First Presbyterian Church. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    After two years of presenting a diverse array of plays to area audiences, the members of Yellow Springs Theater Company felt the time had come to add a strong comedy to the mix.

  • Play tells inmates’ stories

    This week Craig Powell, left, executive director of the Dayton nonprofit PowerNet, met with local playwright and director Tony Dallas to discuss Dallas’ current project, a play based on stories from female inmates in the Dayton Correctional Institution. PowerNet, which aims to help former prisoners transition back into communities, is sponsoring the project, which is funded by the Ohio Arts Council. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    “Theater needs to be about the large things,” Tony Dallas said in a recent interview. “I want that kind of theater.”

  • “Footloose” schedule changed to support Bulldogs

    The YSHS musical, "Footloose," will be performed on Thursday, March 10, at 8 p.m. in the Mills Lawn gym rather than Friday, March 11, as originally scheduled. The schedule change is in support of the YSHS basketball team, which will play in the Division IV finals on Friday at 8 p.m. Shown above are Charlotte Walkey and Lucas Mulhall during rehearsals.

    “Footloose,” the YSHS musical, will not be presented on Friday, March 11, as originally planned, in order to not conflict with the Yellow Springs High School boys basketball team’s appearance in the Division IV regional finals on that night. Instead, the play will give a performance on Thursday, March 10, at 8 p.m. at the Mills Lawn gym.

  • YSHS kids get “Footloose”

    Charlotte Walkey and Lucas Mulhall recently rehearsed a scene from the YSHS musical "Footloose," which will be performed this weekend and next.

    YSHS kids will present “Footloose,” their annual school musical, this weekend and next.