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Performing Arts Section :: Page 21
At the Antioch School, things get done a bit differently, and that includes the school musical. As befits a school that advocates a holistic approach to learning, the children are involved in all phases of the production, from choosing the play to picking their character, from designing their costume to decorating the set.
If any high school could perform the edgy, somewhat risqué musical Chicago, it’s Yellow Springs. The show’s vaudevillian song and dance numbers are difficult, its despicable characters challenging — but for the talented group of young actors, it’s simply fun.
At the YS Kids Playhouse gala on Saturday night at its new home on the Antioch College campus, the playhouse announced that it would indeed have a summer season this year.
A contemporary music, theater and dance performance of Igor Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale score with a libretto by Kurt Vonnegut will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in South Gym at Antioch College.
Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse invites the community to its Housewarming Fundraiser Celebration tonight, Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Playhouse, its new home on the Antioch College campus.
The value of theater in a small town goes beyond entertainment; as well as providing something interesting to do on a weekend night, theater brings people together for a shared experience.
A group of local actors and theater enthusiasts are presenting Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard tonight, April 9, at 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, and next weekend on Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, at the same time. Tickets are $10. The goal is to raise money to enhance the church’s Westminster Hall as a performance space.
Movement can convey more emotion than words. Just watch dancer and choreographer Tricia Gelmini, whose piece at this weekend’s community dance concert will blend sorrow and joy in an expression of loss.
Every summer for the past 15 years, YS Kids Playhouse, the little theater that could, has put on at least one musical and often two original productions. But what if suddenly there wasn’t a YSKP summer season?
As Mills Lawn students rehearse Disney’s Jungle Book for the all-school musical this year, they have begun to investigate not just the animated India, but the real life India as well.