2021 Yellow Springs News Merchandise
Sep
19
2021

Articles About YSKP musical

  • YSKP’s focus on feisty Alice

    A troupe of young actors recently rehearsed for this year’s YSKP summer production “Alice, Although.” The musical chronicles the life of socialite and influential political force Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the daughter of President Teddy Roosevelt. This year marks YSKP’s 22nd production, all of which have featured original stories and music. Front row, left to right, is Zoe Hamilton, Oskar Dennis, Kian Barker (standing), Miles Gilchrist. Next row is Ben McKee, Sophia Lawson, Violet Babb, Carina Basora, Luka Sage-Frabotta. Third row is Greer Faust and Lily Rainey. On the back platform is Izzana Speck-Almanzar and Zan Holtgrave. On the right platform is Camryn Strolger, Merida Kuder-Wexler, Hannah Hall. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    On a hot summer day last week, the Antioch Amphitheater was filled with kids singing and dancing in the midday sun. If someone missed their cue, the actors went back to their starting places and began the musical number anew. The temperature was in the upper 80s, and the day’s rehearsal was just getting started.

  • YSKP’s animals to save the farm

    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse’s summer play, “The Farm,” blends a recounting of the 1999 Whitehall Farm auction with George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” Playing some of the human, animal and spirit characters in the show are, from left, Chloe Thompson, Reese Elam, Sophie Lawson, Carina Basora, Violet Babb, Malaya Booth, Ben McKee, Zan Holtgrave, Daphne Trillana and Camila Dallas-Gonzalez. (Submitted photo by Tod Tyslan)

    YSKP’s 21st original musical, “The Farm,” is inspired by the events of the Whitehall Farm auction and George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” The play asks the question — can the wild animals, farm animals and human kids work together to save their beloved farm from developers?