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Wayne HealthCare Sponsors DCCA Programs

Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes Wayne HealthCare for their sponsorship of the 2017-2018 Arts In Education programming and DCCA Family Theatre Series.  According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, “DCCA is grateful for Wayne HealthCare’s sponsorship of our Family Theatre Series and Arts In Education programming, which helps enable our efforts to provide culturally enriching experiences for students and families of our community.”

Thanks to strong community support, DCCA has been able to keep a $5 ticket price for professional, high quality, artistic, Family Theatre Series performances, for two decades. According to Jordan, “the goal of DCCA’s Family Theatre Series is to inspire the imaginations of the young and young at heart, encouraging the expression of creativity. The series attracts a wide-ranging audience that includes many preschool children enjoying their first theater experience, as well as senior citizens who enjoy the shows’ strong depiction of traditional values.”

Upcoming Family Theatre Series shows include Theatreworks' production of E.B. White's treasured tale Charlotte's Web on February 18th; and Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's production of the award winning classics Guess How Much I Love You and My Little Storybook on April 8th. All performances will be on Sundays starting at 2 pm, at St. Clair Memorial Hall. Thanks to continued community support, ticket prices have remained at $5 since the first Family Theatre Series performance in 1997.
 
Trough Arts In Education, and in conjunction with local schools, performing artists are taken to each grade of every public school in Darke County, ensuring that children in the community have the opportunity to learn and grow through the arts.  “Wayne HealthCare's support of Arts In Education programming enables all Darke County public school students to experience a culturally enriching artistic program each year,” stated Andrea Jordan, DCCA Executive Director. DCCA Arts In Education programs for the 2017-2018 season include health and wellness enthusiast KID POWER (grades K-3) presenting "Operation Lunch Line" a 3D interactive production on nutrition and exercise. Two time Grammy award winner TERRANCE SIMIEN & The ZYDECO EXPEREINCE (grades 4-6) returns by popular demand to present “Creole for Kidz" sharing Creole music and culture. SIX APPEAL (grades 7 & 8) brings a capella with hands-on critical listening to St. Clair Memorial Hall, and SIX GUITARS (grades 9-12) presents the "Voices of Chase Padgett" portraying 6 different guitar playing characters, each presenting their own story and style of music.  Arts In Education artists are generally in residence for a week as they tour all of the eight public school districts in Darke County.  These programs are open to the public; contact the DCCA office for more information. 

For more information on DCCA, the and the 2017-2018 ARTS COUNT season or to purchase tickets for an upcoming event, contact the DCCA office at (937) 547-0908 or visit us online at www.CenterForArts.net.


 
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