Friday, April 27, 2012

Darke County Center for the Arts - A Centennial Weekend

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

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