Monday, April 1, 2013


Darke County Center for the Arts will present American Family Theater's musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty at Versailles Performing Arts Center on Sunday April 14; this change from the originally announced venue was made necessary due to the temporary closure of the auditorium at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall. The show starts at 2 p.m.

According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, American Family Theatre is known for its colorful and creative productions which delight children while also charming and amusing adults. “Every little girl will want to see Sleeping Beauty, but AFT adds funny and surprising elements which will keep boys engaged and entertained as well,” Rawlins stated. “This show will warm the hearts of young and old alike; it's a great show that brings a contemporary flavor to an old favorite that's been re-told to generations of children,” Mr. Rawlins concluded.

DCCA's Family Theatre Series was created to introduce children to the wonder of theatre, and offer families opportunity for a shared growing experience through the arts. DCCA's Family Theatre Series is sponsored by Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation, Second National Bank, Greenville Federal, Jean Louise Thieme Fund of the Hope Foundation, Edison Community College, The Andersons, Dr. Doug Gordon, Greenville Rotary Club, Jordan Insurance Agencies, Wayne Healthcare, Family Health, and Greenville Kiwanis Club. DCCA also receives funding from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial, Ketrow Foundation, and Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust. Additionally, the Ohio Arts Council helps fund these programs 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 Sleeping Beauty are $5, and can be purchased at Readmore's Hallmark in downtown Greenville and Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles, as well as at DCCA's office on the third floor of Greenville Public Library, and are available online at Additionally, tickets will be sold at the door the day of the show. For more information, contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or

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