Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Appalachian Green Parks Project at ARTS/West

The first performance of the Appalachian Green Parks Project in over 30 years is nearly upon us.
This Thursday evening, March 29, at ARTS/West bringsthe Gala Kick-off of the 2007 OVST (Ohio Valley Summer Theater) Summer Season.

The performers for this evening include original Green Parks members: Bruce and Gay (Gehres) Dalzell, Bill Mullins, Charlie and Celia, plus Bob & Connie (House) Winters who were, and still are,major creative forces behind this entire project from way back in 1973 to the present day.

Featured guests include Jerry Rockwell, a wizard on the Appalachian/Mountain Dulcimer, Bill Mullins, multi-instrumentalist parexcellence, as well as Jim Prouty & Terry Douds, both former membersof the "Frogwhompers" and "A Touch of Grass." We are also privilegedto feature some offspring of the aforementioned folks!

The Gala Season Kickoff - Thursday, March 29. tickets are $20 each, as this is afundraiser, and the higher cost includes a reception featuring local wines and finger foods starting at 6:30 p.m. This gives you a chance to mingle and talk with members of the troupe as well as OVST Board Members. Heck, you will even be able to pick up a season subscriptionto all the shows going on at OVST this year. Then, the concert begins at 8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, 8:00 p.m.: The eveningconcert continues into the weekend -- tickets are $10 each. Sunday, April 1, 3:00 p.m.: Matinee performance, family friendly. Each $10 ticket entitles the bearer to one free child admission.There will be puppets and singing games along with some of the pieces from the evening concerts. Should you decide you'd like to attend, please visit www.ovst.org

The Appalachian Green Parks Project visited many, many locations in Southeastern Ohio and throughout the state during our country's Bicentennial, and those who saw the group then may want to have this opportunity to see it again. We have heard from several folks already who remember bringing their children to a show in the1970's! We hope we'll meet those children and their children thistime around. Looking forward to seeing you -Charlie & Celia

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