Performing Arts Section :: Page 7

  • Comedian Julia Sweeney to visit the village

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    Local comedy fans will be happy to note that Julia Sweeney, actor, comedian, author and former Saturday Night Live cast member, will help celebrate the Antioch School’s 90th anniversary.

  • Dallas directs UD play— A collaborative process of discovery

    The University of Dayton will present Eleemosynary at its Boll Theater beginning this weekend, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 3 and 4, and 7 p.m. on Feb. 5. The play, which continues next weekend, is directed by Yellow Springs resident Tony Dallas and stars local actor Marcia Nowik, who are shown discussing the play at Dallas’s Stafford Street home. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    When actor, playwright and director Tony Dallas reads a play that he likes very much, the play resonates and stays with him for weeks or months afterward. That’s what happened when he read Eleemosynary, a 1985 work by Lee Blessing.

  • Dallas to direct UD play

    Local director Tony Dallas will direct Eleemosynary at the University of Dayton's Boll Theater this weekend and next. He's shown here with local actor Marcia Nowik, who plays a lead role.

    Villager Tony Dallas is directing Eleemosynary at the University of Dayton’s Boll Theater this weekend and next. The play features local actor Marcia Nowik in a leading role.

  • Village shows its love, proudly

    Megan Miller showed off some of the chocolately possibilities of the upcoming “Tour de Chocolat,” on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. Twenty-three downtown businesses are offering chocolate items on their menu. The chocolate crawl is part of the first Yellow Springs Love-In, Feb. 10–12, featuring music, peace and activism. Miller, who is helping to organize the event as an Antioch College Miller Fellow with the Yellow Springs Arts Council, here holds some handmade chocolates from Town Drug and a bianca white chocolate latte from Dino’s Cappucinos. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Rather than fight it, the Yellow Springs Experience is embracing the village’s hippie image with a weekend “Love-In” modeled after happenings in the late 1960s centered on music, peace and activism.

  • Wheels in FMC fundraiser

    Wheels members Rory Papania, left and Sam Salazar, second from left, met at Friends Music Camp in 2009. Now the band, which also includes Friends Music Camp alums Jamie Scott and Sam Crawford, right, along with Connor Stratton (not pictured), will perform at a benefit concert for Friends Music Camp’s scholarship fund on Friday, Dec. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Yellow Springs Senior Center. (Submitted photo by Savanah Amos)

    Despite both growing up in Yellow Springs, local teens Sam Salazar and Rory Papania never really met. But after attending Friends Music Camp together, they started picking a ukulele and guitar in front of Tom’s Market and the bluegrass-folk band Wheels was born.

  • Wheels to play Friends Music Camp benefit

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    Local bluegrass-folk band Wheels will perform at an annual benefit for Friends Music Camp on Dec. 30 to raise funds for the school that shaped their young musical careers.

  • Malarkey’s a star on London’s West End

    Yellow Springs native Michael Malarkey has hit the big time playing Elvis Presley in London’s West End theater district, in the hit show “Million Dollar Quartet.” He’s shown recently when he returned to the states for a visit at the Littlewood home of his parents, Jim and Nadia Malarkey. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Michael Malarkey has spent the year playing Elvis Presley in the West End production of “Million Dollar Quartet” at the Noel Coward Theatre in London.

  • YSHS presents ‘Last Night of Ballyhoo’

    The Yellow Springs High School fall play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, will be presented this weekend and next, Nov. 11–13 and 18–20 at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Mills Lawn gym. Shown are principals, counter clockwise from bottom left, Lela Dewey, Liana Rothman, Zyna Bakari, Ben Green, Lydia Jewett, Talia Boutis, Colton Pitstick and Rory Papania. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    No one ever talks about Jews in Atlanta, even the Jews in Atlanta. That’s why Alfred Uhlry’s romantic comedy about a small Jewish community living in the capital of the South in 1939 opens with a Christmas tree.

  • Singing from, and for, the heart

    Organizers of the upcoming community singing event, “Singing from the Heart,” are, from left front, Denise Runyon and Theresa Horan-Sapunar, and from left back, Linda Griffith and Jannirose Fenimore. The event takes place next Saturday, Nov. 19, from 7–9:30 p.m. at Westminster Hall at the First Presbyterian Church. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Singing brings people together in a way that unites and enriches, according to the organizers of “Singing from the Heart,” a Yellow Springs Community Sing that takes place next weekend.

  • YSHS to host several last nights of ‘Ballyhoo’

    The principals of Ballyhoo are counterclockwise from bottom left, Lela Dewey, Liana Rothman, Zyna Bakari, Ben Green, Colton Pitstick, Lydia Jewett and Rory Papania.

    This weekend Yellow Springs High School opens its fall play, ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo.’

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