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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.”
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.
The two productions — one contemporary, one classical — on the docket for this fall’s Bulldog Theater Festival deal with social pressure, expectations and violence.
The Bulldog Theatre play “Girls Like That” will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Foundry Theatre on the Antioch College campus.
When Japanese atomic-bomb survivor Kyoko Hayashi traveled to the Trinity nuclear test site in New Mexico, she found burned mountains, ruined fields, and a “wilderness forced into silence.”
This week, long-time Yellow Springs resident Louise Smith, associate professor of devised theater and performance at Antioch College, will host a guest artist, Paul Lazar, who will perform “Cage Shuffle,” an original work based on written text by composer John Cage.
Faeries and asses, music and magic, enchantment and engagement all come together this weekend as the Yellow Springs Theater Company mounts the final performances of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The Yellow Springs Theater Company will open the third annual “Summer Shakespeare Shindig” with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this weekend. Performances will be held Fridays and Saturdays, July 13, 14, 20 and 21, beginning at 8 p.m.
“Interrupted Motherhood,” a one-woman play in one act by Felicia Chappelle, will be presented on Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.
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…”