Performing Arts Section :: Page 4

  • Thespians present a Haitian story of starred crossed love

    Anna Knippling plays peasant girl Ti Moune.

    The Yellow Springs High School thespians open their spring musical, Once on this Island,  this weekend on Friday, April 12, at 8 p.m. Set in the Caribbean and drawing on the history of Haiti, the story concerns two lovers divided by questions of race and class. After Haiti’s revolution in 1791, the French colonizers were thrown […]

  • Expect anything at dance concert

    Produced this year by Melissa Heston, Marybeth Wolf and Ali Thomas, the Yellow Springs Community Dance Concert will be performed on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. in Antioch College’s South Gym. “Expect anything” was Heston’s advice for the audience in a recent interview, as she reflected on the variety and […]

  • Community dance concert this weekend

    Dancers rehearsed Marybeth Wolf's piece about the feminine.

    The community dance concert is at Antioch this weekend.

  • Allen McCullough— Village a musical wellspring

    Chamber Music Yellow Springs has commissioned a string quartet by Yellow Springs native Allen McCullough that will be performed by the Aeolus Quartet on Sunday, April 14. The piece was written for the Daedalus Quartet, who was scheduled to perform it this weekend, but an injury forced a change in plans. (Photo courtesy of Mercer University)

    From the level at which Allen McCullough listens, the average ear is way behind the times. In fact, he said, the lag time for modern music listeners isn’t a matter of a few years, but more like a century or two. And while Beethoven and Brahms created some of the most beautiful music in the world, McCullough believes it’s time for people to get a new sound. And by that he doesn’t mean Pink and Flo Rida.

  • Center Stage play opens Friday— ‘The Crucible’ across eras

    In the upcoming weeks, the Center Stage community theater group will put on its fourth theater production since its revival in 2011.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ this weekend­— Fleming directs jazz musical at CSU

    This weekend, Fleming, the director of YS Kids Playhouse, returns to his jazz roots when he directs Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Central State University. The production takes place this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Robeson Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $1 for students.

  • Fleming to direct Fats Waller musical at Central State

    YSKP Director John Fleming will direct "Ain't Misbehavin'" at Central State University this weekend. He's shown with the cast of CSU students.

    YSKP director John Fleming of Yellow Springs will direct “Aint’s Mishavin,” a musical based on the songs of Fats Waller, at Central State University this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Yellow Springs strings sing out together

    Anna Williamson performed with the Celebration orchestra as well as a string trio.

    Community string players joined together in an orchestra performance Wednesday night.

  • Friday deadline for YSKP fundraiser

    YS Kids Playhouse staff and performers go Cajun for a day.

    Friday, Feb. 1, is the deadline to make reservations for the Feb. 9 Mardi Gras fundraiser for the YS Kids Playhouse.

  • A Cajun Robin Hood seeks funds

    YS Kids Playhouse will hold a proper Cajun Mardi Gras as its winter fundraiser on Feb. 9. Because of special Louisiana catering, participants are asked to sign up by Feb. 1. Crawfish organizers are, clockwise from bottom, YSKP board president Brian Housh, Bette Kelley, Sharon Fleming Cooke, Director John Fleming, Jill Becker and actor Shakina Williams. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    In honor of Fleming’s Cajunhood and the New Orleans culture he comes from, YSKP will host its annual fundraiser as a Mardi Gras party on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Glen Helen auditorium in the Vernet Ecological Center