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

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

Corner Cone hosts fundraiser concert with YSKP and friends

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In case you missed the summer YS Kids Playhouse production of Gaston Boudreaux or just can’t get enough of those Cajun tunes, the theater company is partnering with additional musicians to perform an expanded reprise of the show this weekend. The performance, a YSKP fundraiser, includes the YS Kids Playhouse players, the Yellow Springs High School jazz band and Sol Tribe, a San Antonio-based reggae band. It takes place Sept. 8, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Corner Cone.

Sol Tribe will take a special detour through Yellow Springs during its Full Confidence National Tour, including 60 performance venues in 24 states, to perform with the local youth. The band, whose members include Anthony Berdecio (voice, guitar), Shaun Ferguson (bass), Thomas Bazan (drums) and Cocos Nucifera (keys), is rooted in reggae infused with genres such as hip-hop, EDM, Latin, R&B and blues.

Gaston Boudreaux – The Cajun Robin Hood was created by YSKP in 2002. The original production investigates the impact of the environment on cultural changes, a timely message given the 100th anniversary of Dayton’s Great Flood of 1913. This is the first time that the YSKP has revisited one of its popular musicals, and the collaboration of playwright Louise Smith and composer/musical director Tucki Bailey makes for an unforgettable collection of songs.

“As the YS Kids Playhouse enters its 20th year, we are ever grateful to our local and regional communities for your support as audiences, actors, volunteers and patrons,” YSKP Founder and Artistic Director John Fleming said.

The YSKP thanks its 2013 partners, which include Tecumseh Land Trust, Miami Conservancy District, YS Community Foundation, Antioch College, WYSO, Antioch University Midwest, Emporium Wines & Underdog Café, Winds Cafe, Ohio Arts Council & National Endowment for the Arts.

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