VERSAILLES — The Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) will open its 2016-2017 Family Theatre Season at Versailles Performing Arts Center (VPAC), 280 Marker Road, on Sunday, November 6, with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre’s production of “Chicken Dance.”
Based on the award-winning book by Kansas farm girl turned children’s book author Tammi Sauer, Chicken Dance tells the tale of Marge and Lola, two hilarious hens on a mission to win tickets for the Elvis Poultry Show. The musical features songs composed by award-winning songwriter, humorist, and record producer John Forster. The show begins at 2 p.m.
According to DCCA officials, Chicken Dance was originally scheduled to be performed at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville; however, due to a scheduling conflict the show was moved to Versailles.
“In addition to being grateful that VPAC was made available for our needs, we are excited that Chicken Dance fits in perfectly with the poultry culture that abounds in Versailles; what better place to present a show about Elvis Poultry and his fans than in the Poultry Capital of the world?” said DCCA Artistic director Keith Rawlins.
DCCA’s Family Theatre Series is sponsored by Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation; Second National Bank; Greenville Federal; Greyson James Steyer Fund of the Darke County Foundation; Edison State Community College; Gordon Orthodontics; Jordan Insurance Agency; The Andersons Inc.; Wayne HealthCare; and Greenville Rotary Club. The series also receives support from DCCA memberships and the Jean Louise Thieme Fund of the Darke County Foundation. The Ohio Arts Council, Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial, Ketrow Foundation, and Lydia Schaurer Memorial also provide operating support for DCCA.
Tickets for Chicken Dance are $5, and can be reserved by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or [email protected] or purchased online at www.centerforarts.net. Tickets are also available at the Greenville Public Library, Readmore’s Hallmark in Greenville, and Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles.