Local Performers Take The Stage At Fayette’s Bean Creek Coffee House

IMG_1127By: Chelsie Firestone

“Serving Fayette and the Bean Creek Valley as a center for building and enriching the community through the arts and education.”

That quote, taken from the front of the Fayette Opera House’s brochure, provides just a brief statement explaining the mission of the Opera House, which holds several events each year that our pointed toward meeting that goal.

Included in these events is the Bean Creek House open-mic night. Held in the Opera House, the night opens up the opportunity for local talent to both hone and showcase their crafts in front of the intimidate audience that coffee houses are known for providing.

The events provide both entertainment and education as area mentor also encourage their students, helping younger artists develop performance skills.

The most recent Bean Creek Coffee House event included performances from Dennis Wasnich (Montpelier), Tom Miller (Fayette), Aubrey Calvin (West Unity), Rebecca Lovelass (Fayette), Phyillis Page (Alvordton), Brian Myers (Waterville), Kathy Ramsdell (Fayette), and John Huffman and Colleen Rufenacht (Fayette), who performed together. Both song and poetry readings were included during the event.

The next Bean Creek Opera House event is scheduled for February 10 and the public is invited to both attend and perform. Those interested in performing or in learning more about upcoming events at the Fayette Opera House can visit http://www.operahouse-fayette.org for more information.

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