Apr
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2016
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Performing Arts Section

  • 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.

  • The unity and diversity of community dance

    Katy Gaines, Angie Bogner and Sasha Mrozinski are among about 30 dancers performing this weekend in the annual Community Dance Concert at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus. Here they rehearse at the theater while Foundry technicians set lighting for the show. Performances will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27. Tickets are $10 at the door. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    About 30 dancers will be participating in this year’s annual Community Dance Concert to be presented this weekend at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus.

  • NYC theater artists offer workshop on improv, civic engagement

    Shown above is the cast of the upcoming play "Marcellus Shale" at the Antioch Foundry Theater. From left to right in front row are Ida Lease Cummings and Parker Phelan; center row, Selena Wilkinson, Cole Gentry, John Fleming; third row, Sean Allen; and back row, Hannah Priscilla Craig, Michael Casselli and director Louise Smith.

    The founders of the New York City avant garde theater Talking Band will present a workshop on improvisation and civic dialogue this Saturday, Feb. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Antioch College Foundry Theater. The event is free to interested community members.

  • Mills Lawn School presents a winter concert

    There was much to hear at the Annual Mills Lawn School Winter Concert (Photos by Matt Minde)

    At Mills Lawn School’s January 27 Winter Concert all the fine performers were equally good listeners.