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CONTACT: Mark Metzger, Managing Artistic Director Town Hall Theatre 27 North Main Street / Dayton, OH 45459 (937) 433-8957 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 11.15.2010 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP’S TOWN HALL THEATRE PRESENTS: Junie B. Jones Jingle Bells, Batman Smells WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – That irrepressible first-grader, Junie B. Jones is back for the holidays and, this time, its personal! When Miss B draws the name of her sworn enemy in her school’s secret Santa, things are about to get ugly! Town Hall Theatre invites audiences to try something a little less traditional this holiday and learn, along with Junie B. Jones, the true reason of the season! The Landmark Children’s Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells at Town Hall Theatre in Centerville December 3-19, 2010. Filled with laughs and plenty of good holiday cheer, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the season with the entire family! Performances will take place Fridays at 7pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm December 3rd – 19th. There is also a special family matinee on Saturday, December 4th at 11am. In this new adaptation commissioned by Arizona playwright, Allison Gregory, everyone’s favorite girl is back and this time it's personal! The holidays should be that special time of year when everyone spreads peace and goodwill. But not when Junie B. draws her sworn enemy’s name for the secret Santa gift exchange at school! Things get especially ugly when their music teacher announces that the two will perform together in the school’s holiday pageant! Town Hall Theatre is located at 27 North Main Street in the “Heart of Centerville”, directly beside Panera Bread. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors and $10 for children 12 & under. All day of show tickets are $15. Reserve tickets online at www.townhalltheatre.org or call 937-433-8957. The show runs 90 minutes and is recommended for children ages K and up. The production is presented by the Landmark Children’s Theatre Company, the theatre’s premiere series featuring professional and volunteer adult actors performing with young people. It is directed by the theatre’s education director, Brittany Hayden-Hinkle, who previously directed an adaptation of Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business for Town Hall Theatre. Ms. Hayden-Hinkle says she especially enjoys working with these titles because “Junie B speaks to topics that have been culturally shared experiences like getting a sibling, sitting by the kid who is allergic to everything, fighting with the girl who has all the nice clothes and wanting more attention. We can all relate these feelings and remember having “been there” ourselves.” The 30+ member cast includes the Town Hall Theatre debuts of Centerville residents Morgan Chamberlain, (Cline Elementary), and Marianne Kingrey, (Watts M.S.), who alternate playing the irrepressible Junie B. They face off against the character of May, who is played by McKenna Myers, (Tower Heights M.S.), and Kaylin Ely, (Magsig M.S.), who are also both from Centerville. The script is written by playwright Allison Gregory and was adapted from the Junie B. Jones series of books by Barbara Park. FOR OUR PRESS CONTACTS: For an electronic copy of this press release, including short bios of the cast including their hometowns and the schools they attend as well as high-resolution photographs, please visit our website at www.townhalltheatre.org and click on our Media Link. For more information on this production and to find out more about our summer offerings, please contact the Box Office at (937) 433-8957 or log on to our website at www.townhalltheatre.org. XXX Town Hall Theatre is a program of the Washington Township Recreation Center and receives additional funding from the Ohio Arts Council and Montgomery County.
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