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Performing Arts Section

  • UPDATE — ‘Sound of Music’ rescheduled again for April 11–14

    Auf wiedersehen, Gesundheit! The Sound of Music has been rescheduled once more for April 11–14. Pictured above are members of the cast waving "auf wiedersehen, goodbye" at a rehearsal March 6, shortly before flu and other upper respiratory illnesses laid low many of the performers and their classmates. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

    Performances of “The Sound of Music,” have been once more rescheduled for April 11–14, so that the play’s cast and crew may recuperate more fully from the sweeping flu outbreak.

  • UPDATE — ‘The Sound of Music’ canceled for Sunday, March 10

    Maria (Julia Hoff) teaches the Von Trapps how to sing in "Do-Re-Mi" at a recent rehearsal. Many of the cast and crew for "The Sound of Music" have fallen ill this week, forcing the cancellation of all opening weekend shows. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

    The opening performance of “The Sound of Music,” which had been pushed to Sunday, March 10, after a widespread illness in the middle and high schools, has now been canceled in favor of giving the play’s cast and crew adequate time to recuperate.

  • ’Sound of Music’ performances, events update

    ’Sound of Music’ performance and events update schedule for ticket holders.

  • Ten-Minute Play Festival to return

    Colton Pitstick and Charlotte Walkey rehearse a scene from "Large Box — A Conundrum" at First Presbyterian Church, while a mysterious machine looms in the foreground. "Large Box" is one of seven plays that will premiere at the Ten-Minute Play Festival this Friday and Saturday.

    This year’s festival will feature seven short plays, with most of them the traditional length of 10 minutes or shorter, and one at double the standard length, anchoring the second half of the show.

  • Eldridge’s Western Swing comes to The Emporium

    Kyle Eldridge

    This Friday, Dec. 14, the Emporium will present Kyle Eldridge and the Rhythm Rounders during the weekly wine tasting from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at 233 Xenia Avenue. Eldridge is a virtuoso guitarist in the Western Swing style, with plenty of rockabilly, vintage country and “Ameripolitan” sounds in the mix as well, backed by upright bass and drums. 

  • REVIEW — Cromers take center stage in ‘A Christmas Carol’

    Old Ebenezer Scrooge (Bruce Cromer) and his younger self (Charlie Cromer) bow to Belle (Sara Masterson).

    Tony Dallas reviews the Cincinnati Playhouse’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol.”

  • Local plays selected for state conference

    This fall’s YSHS/McKinney Bulldog Theater Festival productions of “Romeo and Juliet” and “Girls Like That” are headed to Ohio Thespian Association state conference in March.

  • Circle of life, twice in one day

    Mills Lawn Elementary School performed its all-school musical on Thursday, Nov. 15. More than 200 first- through sixth-grade students brought “The Lion King KIDS” to life. Pictured above, the lion Mufasa, top, played by sixth-grader Conor Anderson, speaks from the afterlife to his son, Simba, played by sixth-grader James White. (Photo by Matthew Collins)

    This year’s tri-annual all-school musical — with more than 200 Mills Lawn School students participating —  was an adaptation of the popular Disney movie and later Tony-award winning musical “The Lion King.”

  • MLS all-school musical — ‘Lion King KIDS’ springs to life

    In rehearsal: The circle of life continues as the lion Simba, played by James White; the shaman Rafiki, played by Gini Meekin; and lioness Nalla, performed by Ru Robertson, celebrate the birth of a new generation at the conclusion of “Lion King KIDS,” which Mills Lawn School will present in two performances Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 and 7 p.m, at Central State University’s Paul Robeson theater in Wilberforce. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Mills Lawn Elementary has transformed into the Pride Lands this fall as students prepare for a production of “Lion King KIDS,” a stage adaptation for youth of the popular, animated Disney movie and subsequent Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

  • Bulldog Theatre Festival — Two plays address timely issues

    Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School performing arts teacher Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp directed students in English teacher Desiree Nickell’s class as they studied “Romeo and Juliet” recently. From left to right are students Dezmond Wilson, Matt Duncan, Carina Basora and Vera Roberts. Shakespeare’s classic work is one of two plays being performed as part of the Bulldog Theatre Festival. The first play, “Girls Like That,” runs Nov. 2–4; “Romeo and Juliet” is the following weekend, Nov. 9–11.(Submitted photo by Desiree Nickel)

    The two productions — one contemporary, one classical — on the docket for this fall’s Bulldog Theater Festival deal with social pressure, expectations and violence.