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Ohio troupe to perform musical

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mishpachah, Inc., based out of Mason, Ohio, will perform the musical, "Dead Serious ... About Life," Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13, at Clay City High School. Courtesy Photo. [Order this photo]
CLAY CITY -- On Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13, the musical drama, "Dead Serious ... About Life," will be performed at Clay City High School.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, March 12, and 2 p.m., Sunday, March 13.

The group Mishpachah, Inc., based out of Mason, Ohio, will perform the musical.

Mishpachah, Inc., is an auditioned group of high school students from the local area who participate in the community drama/music group.

The group's name, "Mishpachah," is a Hebrew word that means family or clan.

"Mish," as the group is called, is known for its radical and exceptional style and choreography.

During the 2008-09 performance year, the group was composed of 36 students representing 20 different school districts and 24 different churches.

Since June 1989, the group has been performing the musical, "Dead Serious ... About Life," which deals with many issues teens have to deal with. The underlying subject matter is teenage suicide. The group wrote the script. Jay Banks wrote the music and lyrics for Mishpachah.

"Dead Serious ... About Life," is a musical written to appeal to teenagers. It is upfront and blunt. The story begins at Todd and Stephanie's house. Mom and dad have left for the weekend, so the party begins.

Throughout the course of the evening, those in attendance will meet many characters with different personalities, their numerous problems and their view about their lives.

"Dead Serious," exposes all to the issues of abortion, alcohol, drugs, religion, sex and suicide.

In the past, the group has performed at various churches, civic organizations, youth events, the Cincinnati Convention Center, various church camps, Eden Park, shopping malls, numerous high schools, Six Flags Over Mid America, Kings Island Amusement Park, and Disney World. They have toured to Florida, Arkansas, Colorado, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Alabama and Ohio.

The group has performed the musical for more than 100,000 people and has counseled more than 8,000 young people following performances.

For ticket information about the performance, call 1-800-459-7268. Tickets cost $8 in advance and $9 at the door. Tickets will be pre-sold until Thursday, March 10.

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I'm very anxious to witness these performers. I believe they were in Clay City several years ago.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Mar 3, 2011, at 2:33 AM

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