The Wizard of Oz
closes DCCA Family Theatre Season
Darke County Center for the Arts
Darke County Center for the Arts will present American Family Theatre’s
production of The Wizard of Oz on Sunday, May 6 at Henry St. Clair
Memorial Hall in Greenville. “For so many reasons, this is the perfect
show to complete Memorial Hall’s Centennial Celebration and end our
Family Theatre season,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins.
“Generations of families have loved and shared this story which has
been around longer than the Hall itself; the comfort and joy found by
returning home provides an appropriate theme for celebrating this place
through which generations of local citizens have passed,” Rawlins
stated. Curtain time for The Wizard of Oz is 2 p.m.
According to Mr. Rawlins, Philadelphia-based American Family Theater,
which performs in over 300 venues across the nation each year, is
committed to presenting full-scale musical productions for the entire
family that capture the spirit of timeless classics. “AFT understands
the excitement and magic of live on-stage performances,” the DCCA
spokesperson explained. “Their production values result in a
spectacular, entertaining show which entertains youngsters and delights
adults,” Mr. Rawlins concluded.
DCCA’s Family Theatre Series is sponsored by Dayton Power and Light
Company Foundation, Second National Bank, Greenville Federal, The
Andersons Inc., Dr. Doug Gordon, Midmark Corporation, Edison Community
College, Greenville Rotary Club, Jordan Insurance Agencies, and Wayne
Healthcare. DCCA also receives funding for this series from Ketrow
Foundation, Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund, and HOPE Foundation,
plus operating support from Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial and
DCCA memberships. Additionally, the Ohio Arts Council helped fund this
program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth,
educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans; this
program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment
for the Arts.
Tickets for The Wizard of Oz are $5, and can be reserved by contacting
DCCA at 937-547-0908 or email@example.com. Advance tickets may
also be purchased at Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles and
Readmore’s Hallmark in Greenville. If any remain by showtime, tickets
will also be available at the door.
Other special DCCA events have been planned in conjunction with the
Memorial Hall Centennial Celebration. DCCA will present “An Evening of
Legacy” featuring local performers at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall on
Friday, May 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets for this show are $5, and will be sold
at the door. Additionally, DCCA will present the Toledo Symphony
Orchestra’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” program on Saturday, May 5;
tickets for that performance are $30, with a special student price of
$15, and may be obtained by contacting DCCA.