Performing Arts Section :: Page 2

  • YSKP hosts local Cajun ‘Carnival’

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    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse will throw its second annual Mardi Gras “FUNdraiser” on Saturday, March 1, featuring live music, dancing, creole food, beads and more.

  • “GODZILLA!” with a comic twist

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    Corrie Van Ausdal’s “GODZILLA!,” an original musical parody starring five local teens, opens Saturday.

  • ‘Godzilla’ takes to the stage with a comic twist

    The cast and crew of GODZILLA!, an original musical parody written by Yellow Springs native Corrie Van Ausdal, rehearsed last weekend at the Glen Helen Auditorium. The show, produced by YSKP, opens in the auditorium on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. and continues Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. and on the following weekend, Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 15, with performances at 7 and 10 p.m. From left are musical director Xavier Suarez, actors Blaize Wright, Bear Wright, Sumayah Chappelle, Duard Headley and Jeremiah Scott, stage manager Amy Cunningham, writer/director Van Ausdal, assistant director Hannah Craig and choreographer Jill Becker. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A 500-foot fire-breathing monster rises from the sea and tromps around with no regard for human life.
    That’s the gist the plot of an upcoming local production, only this time, GODZILLA! is a clever comedy with pop music.

  • Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse calls on alums for feedback

    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014 with special events and performances. From left, Andrew Beal, Sam Jacobs, Alban Holyoke, Sahara Lawson-Lance and Martin Bakari perform in “Dick Tracy: the Musical” in 1995. YSKP also hopes to reconnect with 1,200 alumni during the year to complete a survey on how the local youth theater experience influenced them. Alumni should contact YSKP at admin@yskp.org. (Submitted photo)

    Ever wonder what happened to Dick Tracey, Homer Price, Frankenstein and James Bond? So does Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse, which hopes to reconnect with some 1,200 alumni from past shows to learn more about the impact of YSKP on their lives.

  • Piano and violin ring out at benefit for Yellow Springs Senior Center

    Local pianist Sam Reich and violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport will present a benefit concert at the Senior Center on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3:30 p.m.

    Local pianist Sam Reich and violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport will present a benefit concert at the Senior Center on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3:30 p.m.

  • Street poets come inside to jam

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    There are many types of poems you might hear if you stumble into the Yellow Springs Community Poetry Jam on Friday night, where four local street poets are moving their acts inside for a “free-flowing evening” of poetry, music, improvisation and more.

  • 10-Minute shorts to hit the stage this weekend

    Miriam Eckenrode, Marcia Nowik and Howard Shook were three of the local actors who performed in The Cherry Orchard last spring at the Presbyterian Church. An enthusiastic reception for the play is one reason that theater-lovers in town, led by Kay Reimers, are gathering this Saturday, Aug. 13, to discuss re-activating Center Stage theater. The event takes place at 7 p.m. in the garden behind the Arts Council space at Oten Gallery. (Submitted photo by Virgil Hervey)

    The third annual Yellow Springs 10-Minute Play Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23, starting at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. This year’s event features eight original plays by local playwrights, local actors and directors. The writers and directors include Virgil Hervey, Jerry Holt, Aaron Saari, Jerry Boswell, Kayla Graham, Lee Huntington and Kay Reimers. […]

  • Street poets put on Poetry Jam

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    A group of local street poets are moving their acts inside for a “free-flowing evening” of poetry, music, improvisation at the Yellow Springs Community Poetry Jam on Friday, Nov. 22.

  • Concert to benefit Senior Center

    Pianist Sam Reich will perform this Sunday, Oct. 6, at 3:30 p.m. at a fund-raiser for the Senior Center.

    Pianist Sam Reich will perform at a fund-raiser for the Senior Center on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 3:30 p.m.

  • Center Stage opens “Threepenny Opera” this weekend in Yellow Springs

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    Center Stage’s production of the 1920s Bertholt Brecht musical The Threepenny Opera opens for a two-weekend run with a public dress rehearsal on Friday, Sept. 27, at the 8 p.m. at the John Bryan Community Center. The show continues on Saturday and Sunday and on the following weekend, Oct. 4–6.

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