Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dr. Gordon Supports Theater for Children

Dr. Doug Gordon with DCCA Executive Director Julie Strait
Darke County Center for the Arts is pleased to receive a sponsorship donation from Dr. Douglass Gordon DMD, MS of Gordon Orthodontics, located in Greenville and Troy, in support of Family Theater Series. Gordon Orthodontics’ purpose is “To provide specialized and superior orthodontic services to our patients, helping them improve not only their dental health, but their confidence, self esteem and quality of life.”

“DCCA greatly appreciates Dr. Gordon’s commitment to the younger generation in our community; he has an inherent understanding of how important and rewarding the arts are to young people and is truly a genuine individual who wants to help children have confidence in themselves through an improved smile, but also through the benefits derived from participating in the arts,” said Julie Strait. “Dr. Gordon is also a valued board member for Darke County Center for the Arts, helping direct program planning as well as volunteering his time to help out at the shows when possible,” she concluded.

Dr. Gordon’s sponsorship helps enable DCCA to present high quality artistic performances for youngsters and their families at a low ticket-price of $5. According to Strait, 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.

Performance times are scheduled to fit conveniently into most schedules at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. Most of the productions are original musicals based on popular tales adapted from current and classic children’s literature, although non-theatrical creativity -inspiring performances are presented as well.

DCCA is proud to be presenting its 32nd season of high quality professional performing artists in Darke County. Family Theater Series presentations in the 2010/2011 season will include ArtsPower’s delightful musical theatre version of The Rainbow Fish on Sunday, November 14. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will present their creative retelling of Leo Lionni’s beloved books Frederick, Swimmy, and Inch By Inch on January 23, 2011. Shadowgraph artist, mime, and master conjurer Leland Faulkner will delight children with his World of Wonder on March 13, 2011. All performances take place at the beautiful, historic Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. Tickets are $5, or purchase all three shows in the series at $12 and save. Tickets may be purchased one month in advance of each show at Readmore’s Hallmark in Greenville and Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles, or contact DCCA anytime at 937-547-0908 or e-mail

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