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YSKP Chronicles – Season 1

Posted February 8th, 2014 by John

Dick Tracy – the Musical, the YSKP’s very first production, was performed inside the Antioch Theater in June, 1995. It featured bluesy trombone solos by Musical Director Tony McDonald, large cut-out props by Migiwa Orimo and costumes by Marcia Nowik. Kristine Hofstra was the stage manager. There were 27 cast members, some based on the [...]

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Mardi Gras Gala Menu

Posted January 23rd, 2013 by lisaword

Appetizers: Crawfish Boil, Alligator Bites, Muffaletta Sandwich, Creole Dip, Oyster Dishes and Fried Green Tomatoes Main Course: Vegetable Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, Chicken, Boudin, Blackened Redfish, Jambalaya, Shrimp & Grits, Spoon Bread Dessert: King Cake

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Mardi Gras Gala Menu

Posted January 23rd, 2013 by lisaword

Appetizers: Crawfish Boil, Alligator Bites, Muffaletta Sandwich, Creole Dip, Oyster Dishes and Fried Green Tomatoes Main Course: Vegetable Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, Chicken, Boudin, Blackened Redfish, Jambalaya, Shrimp & Grits, Spoon Bread Dessert: King Cake

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YS Kids Playhouse receives NEA grant for 2013 Summer Program

Posted December 5th, 2012 by John

Yellow Springs, Ohio — National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the YS Kids Playhouse is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The YSKP is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support the 2013 Summer Theater Immersion. In July of 2013 the YSKP [...]

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Teaching Kids Slapstick Comedy

Posted June 4th, 2012 by John

The audition’s complete and the show is cast. At the auditions it was pleasing to see today’s youth respond to the language and situations of the Marx Brothers. It’s generally overlooked that making a show is also an educational journey. And this is especially true in the YSKP, where all productions are original and there [...]

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Little Angel’s Comic Roots

Posted May 7th, 2012 by John

In Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro Cherubino, the Count’s Page, is a charming flirt who more or less falls in love with every female he meets. The part is written for mezzo-soprano and is normally played by a female. On his first entrance he sings about how he can’t control his romantic desires – “I [...]

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Commedia delle Arte and Mo’s Night at the Opera

Posted April 20th, 2012 by John

  This years’ new musical offering, Mo’s Night at the Opera, is a combination of two famous productions that occurred two hundred years apart. At first glance, combining Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with the Marx Brothers’ A Night at the Opera seems like an irreconcilable task. Why would an 18th Century opera have anything [...]

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