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Performing Arts Section

  • YSTC’s theatrical ‘collage’

    The Yellow Springs Theater Company will present an original theater work written and directed by 2012 Yellow Springs graduate Colton Pitstick on Wednesday through Saturday, May 9–12, at First Presbyterian Church. Pictured, from left, are participants Keri Speck, Victoria Walters, Jennifer Johnson, Pitstick, Brian Upchurch, Ellen Ballerene and Carlos Landaburu. (Submitted photo)

    It started with a collection of poems. The writing was inspired by life; but the poems, composed over a span of about four years, are the basis of an original theatrical work debuting here next week when The Yellow Springs Theater Company presents “when heart beats…”

  • World House Choir celebrates its fifth birthday

    Issa Walker, of the Yellow Springs-based hip-hop group Village Fam, rehearses with the World House Choir, under the direction of Catherine Roma, on a song that will be performed as part of Friday night’s Pep Rally for Marriage Equality, hosted by the choir, at the Antioch Foundry Theater. The collaborative piece composed specially for the all-volunteer choir combines rap and four-part harmonies. Friday night’s multimedia event, scheduled to begin at 7:40 p.m., will include music, dance and a variety of visual elements. In addition to members of Village Fam, guest performers will include MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir; and dancers Melissa Heston and Rodney Veal. Admission is free. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The World House Choir will celebrate its 5th birthday this Sunday, April 29 with community members, food, drinks, and performances with talented soloists including Hip Hop artist Issa Ali.

  • The Antioch School presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

    “Wizard of Oz” is the latest theatrical production of the Antioch School Older Group.

  • High school’s ‘High School Musical’

    Yellow Springs High School seniors Greta Kremer and Jonah Trillana play theater-obsessed twins Sharpay and Ryan Evans in the school’s spring musical, “Disney’s High School Musical, On Stage!” to be presented this weekend and next at Mills Lawn School. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The name says it all. The title of this year’s high school musical is exactly that — “High School Musical,” or more specifically, and legally, “Disney’s High School Musical, On Stage!”

  • Way Back Wednesday — Spring musicals, 1974 to 1999

    With the McKinney and YSHS spring musical, “Disney’s High School Musical, On Stage!” running for its second and final weekend beginning this Friday, Way Back Wednesday takes a brief sojourn to the final quarter of the last century to remember spring musicals past.

  • Fundraiser to feature Muslim comic

    Arab-American standup comedian Mo Amer will be the featured performer for the Antioch School’s annual Auction Gala event, Saturday, March 3, at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater. (Submitted Photo)

    A comedian who recently made his network TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert after performing as the opening act on Dave Chappelle’s 2015 national tour, has been snagged to perform in Yellow Springs for the Antioch School’s annual Auction Gala event.

  • ‘High School Musical’ coming soon to Mills Lawn stage

    The YSHS and McKinney spring musical, “Disney’s High School Musical, On Stage!” will be performed Friday–Sunday, March 9–11 and 16–18, at Mills Lawn.

  • Tickets to Antioch School’s Auction Gala are still available

    The Antioch School’s Older Group was recently immersed in storytelling and theater, thanks to special guest Christopher Westhoff, of the Mad River Theater Works performing arts company, who spent a portion of each day last week at the school. Westhoff helped students develop their own play about the life and influence of retired Older Group teacher Bill Mullins, which they performed last Friday. Pictured, from left, are Max Florkey, Merida Kuder-Wexler, Ayla Current, Lucy Dennis, Jackson Grote and Antonio Chaiten. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Seating is limited, but tickets to this live auction and performance by Mo Amer are still available.

  • World House Choir: Come sing with us

    The World House Choir will welcome new members on Nov. 7.

    The World House Choir, an inclusive, multicultural, mixed-voice community choir based in Yellow Springs, is welcoming new members as the group prepares for its next set of performances, including events in Yellow Springs, Dayton and Cincinnati.

  • Original plays grace stage at 10-minute plays fest

    This year’s 10-Minute Play Festival features seven short plays, most of them written, directed, acted and produced by local residents. Pictured here, from left, Kevin Mulhall, Sam Butler, Jeremy Holtgrave and Ali Thomas recently rehearsed a military satire written by Holtgrave. Festival performances are Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26 and 27, at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    This year’s 10-Minute Play Festival, produced by Yellow Springs Theater Company, are largely written, acted, directed and produced by local residents, making the festival a showcase of homegrown talent.

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