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Zanesville, Ohio - War Bonds Still Matter

Meet 103 Year-Old World War II veteran, Dale Jones!

Dale gave us permission to read one of his letters to his sister in EbzB's performance of War Bonds on October 27, 2019 for the Zanesville Concert Association in Zanesville, Ohio.  Dale was a riot–– laughing, joking, even dancing a little!  The show stopped when his letter was read from the stage, as the audience of 800 patrons gave him a well-deserved standing ovation.  After the performance, a USO canteen gala allowed performers, musicians and audience members to break bread, dance and reminisce about their own stories from the time.

The following morning, a student matinee of War Bonds was performed for over 600 elementary students .  Their tickets were paid for by the previous day's audience.  The greatest generation literally paid it forward so that these students might have a better experience in life.  A five-piece band, led by Music Director Julie Florin brought the music to l…

Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center announces 2019-20 season

GU’s Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center announces 2019-20 seasonPublished: Aug. 8, 2019, 12:20 p.m. UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 12:48 p.m. The Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center was made possible by Myrtle Woldson’s $55 million gift to Gonzaga University, the largest in Gonzaga’s history and second-largest gift from an individual to a college or university in Washington state history. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review) The Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center at Gonzaga University, which opened in April, has announced its 2019-20 season of performances.  Tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 21 through the box office, 211 E. Desmet Ave. and (509) 313-2787.

Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till – Oct. 17. Actor and playwright Mike Wiley performs a one-actor, multiple-character drama telling of the murder and trial in the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till.
The Night Before Christmas Carol…

Back To School with EbzB Productions and United Arts Council

Back To School with EbzB Productions and United Arts Council

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In One Era And Out The Other

EbzB Productions' Residencies & Workshops  EbzB Productions EbzB Productions' Arts in Education offerings include workshops and residency programs for middle school and high school levels, as well as for after-school programs, libraries & museums with a focus on collecting oral history and adapting it for the stage. Programs available meet Common Core and Essential Standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Healthful Living, and Arts Education (Theatre Arts). In addition to EbzB's signature 5-day residency for students, Get Connected: Stage Your History, professional development workshops integrating theatre and history into the classroom are al…

War Bonds show Seeks to Connect with Local Families

War Bonds show Seeks to Connect with Local Families

Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen are performers for the War Bonds – The Songs and Letters of World War II show coming to Zanesville on Oct. 27, as part of the Zanesville Concert Association’s 81st season. For ticket information, visit (Photo: Submitted) ZANESVILLE - The 81st season of the Zanesville Concert Association begins with War Bonds – The Songs & Letters of World War II featuring a five-piece band along with performers David zum Brunnen & Serena Ebhardt, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Secret Auditorium.
“With the 75th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy just last month, it seems appropriate to pay tribute to World War II veterans as part of our season,” said Jim McLaughlin, booking agent for the Zanesville Concert Association. 
War Bonds explores the dark si…

Curriculum Come To Life in Two Chatham County Elementary Schools


Artists-in-Schools: Curriculum Come to Life in Two Chatham County Elementary Schools
History, math, science – sometimes everyday curriculum can be difficult to grasp for elementary school students. The concept seems unfamiliar or too far removed from everyday life to grasp. But when a student becomes an integral part of dissecting and reconstructing it in a different way, the ability to connect with curriculum concepts is more within reach. This is the idea behind two recent Chatham Arts Council Artists-in-Schools theater residencies with EbzB Productions, founded by Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen. The residencies took place at Pittsboro Elementary School and Bonlee School, and proved to be successful tools in bringing history, math, science, language, and dramatic arts curriculum to life. “This program provides a great way to reach kids who need other ways to learn – they need movement,” said Serena Ebhardt,…

War Bonds. Why We Do It.

June 17, 2019
Thank You Very Much

Dear EBZB Productions:
It is Monday morning, and I'm still thinking about the “War Bonds” play we saw Saturday night at the Pal Theater. It was great, and I have a number of areas of thanks I want to cover with you.
First, thank you for the entertainment you provided. Cheryl and I have become set in a routine that usually involves a TV screen and some sort of snack on Saturday nights. You provided us with an opportunity to get out of the house and do something productive with our minds and bodies. It was refreshing.
Second, thank you for the content of the play. Those who fought in WWII are often referred to as “the greatest generation", and it is a title that they rightly earned. To think that millions of men and women put down their plows and picked up their arms to defend this country after not one, but three nations declared war with us is amazing. I do not feel we can muster that kind of patriotism among our draftable youth today. The sa…