Terminal Cafe began performing in Dayton in the 1980s and competed in the first ever Dayton Band Playoffs at the newly opened Canal Street Tavern. After many years apart, the band has reunited and started rehearsing for an upcoming reunion show along with several current local bands containing the members' children. Terminal Cafe visited the WYSO studios for their first live performance in over a decade. They spoke with Shelly Hulce about the Dayton music scene in the 1980s, the decision to reunite and preparations for their reunion concert.
Encore Theatre Company's production of Spring Awakening opens January 20th and runs through February 4th. The production is directed by JJ Parkey, who played Hedwig in last year's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. In this preview, Parkey talks about the production, the story and the unique theater space for Spring Awakening.
JJ Parkey plays the title role in Encore Theatre Company's upcoming production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Here he talks about developing the character and the dynamic between Hedwig, the ensemble and the audience.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is April 7 and 8th at Club Vex and 9th at MJ's Cafe.