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Jonesborough Repertory Theatre to present ‘A Grand Night for Singing’

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm

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 Treat your valentine to an evening of music as the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre brings to the stage “A Grand Night for Singing,” Broadway’s tribute to the genius of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The show features more than 30 of their greatest hits from “Carousel,” “Oklahoma!,” “The King and I,” “South Pacific,” “The Sound of Music” and “Cinderella.”

 This Tony-nominated Best Musical will take the audience on a romantic journey from young infatuation to the touching and funny complexities of commitment, marriage and enduring love. “A Grand Night for Singing” is like a dance down memory lane with such timeless favorites as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ ” and “Some Enchanted Evening.”

 The cast includes Josh Baldwin, Jeff McNabb, Ben Bolt, David Hutton, Jon Luttrell, Kris Carlson, Lucas Schmidt, Susan McNabb, Sharon Squibb, Janette Gaines, Shelley Bolt, Jill Janaitis, Jennifer Schmidt, Sarah Sanders, Nancy Peak, Pam Williams, Shelyne Ponder, Jennifer Eaves, Bob Browning, Heather Allen and Lexi Turner.

 A special Valentine package for two will also be featured Feb. 8 and 9 including a romantic four course meal at Historic Jonesborough’s The Dining Room or Bomba’s Fresh Italian restaurant followed by VIP reserved seating at the JRT for a performance of “A Grand Night for Singing.” Seating times will take place from 5:30 to 6 p.m. at the restaurant of your choice followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m. The cost of the Valentine package is a discounted rate of $70 per couple, as reservations are required. The deluxe package will include half dozen roses, a box of chocolates from Earth & Sky Confectioners and reserved seating at the theatre for $120.

 Performances will be Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Interpretation for the deaf performance will be on Feb. 3. Tickets are $14 general admission and $12 for students and seniors.

 To purchase tickets call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423-753-1010 or order online at m.