A Centennial Weekend
Darke County Center for the Arts...
The weekend of May 4 through 6 will be a celebration of Historic Darke
County that will be long remembered. In addition to historic St. Claire
Memorial Hall, the Darke County theme “Discover our Hidden Gems”
includes Garst Museum, Bears Mill and Main Street Greenville’s ‘First
Friday’ tour of the upper floors of several buildings in Downtown
Greenville. The tour wraps up at Memorial Hall.
The Darke County Center for the Arts has prepared an ‘Historic Weekend’
to kick off National Historic Preservation Month in May. The 3-Night
celebration has unique entertainment to delight young and old alike.
Centennial Celebration… An
Evening of Legacy
Friday, May 4, 2012 – 8 p.m. 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the
dedication of Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall. The Centennial Celebration
will include performances by Joseph Helfrich, Spittin’ Image, The
Melody Line, Greenville’s East Echoes, Versailles High School’s
‘Encore!’ show choir and Greenville Senior High School Orchestra, under
the direction of JR Price.
Throughout the evening, theatre-goers will be entertained by historical
re-enactors, John and Karen Burkett. They will relive some of the key
moments in the lives of Henry and Ella St. Clair.
The evening begins with free tours of the hall, between 5 and 7 p.m.,
where refreshments will be served. A $5 admission to the performance
includes a commemorative centennial program as well as a souvenir of
this historic event!
Toledo Symphony Orchestra
“Stars and Stripes Forever” Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 8 p.m. A Darke
County favorite, Toledo Symphony Orchestra celebrates 100 years of
performances at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall while evoking the spirit
of John Phillip Sousa.
As a special request, TSO will be recreating a musical selection
performed at the hall’s original dedication ceremony in 1912. Celebrate
Henry and Ella St. Clair’s legacy and the legacy of our great nation.
Tickets $30. Student pricing $15.
Wizard of Oz
Family Theatre – Sunday, May 6, 2012 – 2 p.m. Explore the enchanting
land over the rainbow where dreams really do come true! American Family
Theater’s lavish production of this perennial favorite will inspire
entire families to follow The Yellow Brick Road together.
Journey with Dorothy through the magical land of Oz as she and her
friends, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion discover the magic
that lies within themselves. Tickets $5.
For ticket and information, contact Darke County Center for the Arts at
937-547-0908 or email DCCA@centerforarts.net.