Young Audience series resumes Aug. 13

The Defiance Community Cultural Council (DCCC) has announced the start of the 2021-22 Young Audience Series beginning with a performance by Justin Roberts. Other events in the series are: The Magic of Eli, Opera on Wheels: “The Stylist of Seville,” TCT on Tour: “Nutcracker Rocks,” Madcap Puppets: “Jack and the Gentle Giant,” and Aaron Ziegler and Friends.

Justin Roberts appears on Aug.13, at 7 p.m. As his performances draw large crowds, this performance will be held outdoors at Triangle Park. Roberts is familiar to Defiance audiences. A Grammy nominee, Roberts has been described by USA Today as the best song writer in the family music scene. Roberts navigates the joys and sorrows of growing up as he dishes out whimsical rocking music for kids and parents.

On Sept. 18, the performance will be The Magic of Eli. This show features a second generation magician and one of magic’s hottest rising stars. Children will be amazed with the modern magic and movement in this show. The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Stroede Center for the Arts, 319 Wayne Avenue. Opera on Wheels returns to Defiance with Rossini’s “The Stylist of Seville.” This comic opera based on “The Barber of Seville” is adapted for kids and performed by members of the Toledo Opera.