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Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Presents A Christmas Story Dec. 4 - 20

Nothing sparks the holiday spirit like a few childhood memories! Experience Christmas through the eyes of a child once more with Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story playing at Jonesborough Repertory Theatre this December.


JRT is proud to bring this family favorite to three-dimensional life on the stage with Philip Grecian’s creative adaptation of the classic holiday film.


Come see Ralphie (Sam Ledbetter) and friends (Elliott Childress, Jeb Jones, Sophia Wabshall, Eliza Ledbetter) in the flesh as they go from misadventure to imaginative misadventure! Whatever your favorite Christmas Story scene, “mommy’s little piggy,” Flick’s tongue stuck to a pole, or the “pink nightmare,” you’ll find that recognizable scenes and beloved characters abound in this nostalgic peek back in time to 1940s small town America.


As Ralph (Tim Reynolds) masterfully performs Jean Shepherd’s comedic narration, Ralphie gets into hilarious situations and learns valuable lessons from his teacher (Jules Corriere), the neighborhood bully (Jake Jones), his little brother Randy (Wolfram Hunter), his mother (Lorriane Carver) and “The Old Man” (Roger Cassell).


Ralphie’s experiences are sure to conjure the Christmas spirit and get laughs from anyone who is, or ever has been, a kid with a big imagination.


A Christmas Story is directed by Heather Knudtsen and produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.


A Christmas Story at Jonesborough Repertory Theatre opens on Dec. 4 with an evening performance beginning at 7:30 p.m.  The show will take place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Dec. 20.


Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for students and seniors.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423-753-1010 or online by visiting jonesboroughtheatre.com.


For more information about A Christmas Story contact the theatre at 423-791-4440.  For more information about upcoming events, princess parties and more, visit www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.

The Lee Valley Music Barn, 500 Lee Valley Road, Whitesburg, TN, continues the 1st. Friday gospel concert series, Friday night Dec. 5, at 7:00 pm. Featured guests for December will be Nick Chandler & Delivered, from Weaverville, NC, a very popular bluegrass gospel band. 

This group consistently has songs listed on the bluegrass gospel charts with 4 different songs reaching the top 10. There is no charge for admission and there will be food and door prizes. Visit www.theleevalleymusicbarn.com or call 423-235-6152 for information.


  Jonesborough Parade Dedicated to “Winter Nights and Christmas Lights," Dec. 13

Christmas is fast-approaching and the Town of Jonesborough is gearing up for another festive season.  Christmas provides the opportunity to celebrate all things near and dear to us and to spend time with all of our loved ones.  What better opportunity to spend time with family and friends than to grab a cup of hot chocolate, don the mittens and hats and gather on Main Street in downtown Jonesborough to watch the annual lighted nighttime Christmas Parade.

The Jonesborough The Parks and Recreation Department is proud to bring you the 2014 Jonesborough Christmas Parade.  The theme this year is “Winter Nights and Christmas Lights.” The department is accepting all entries and is especially interested in live music, floats lit with Christmas lights, horses (only those that are well-controlled in large crowd situations) and antique cars.  Every entrant is asked to decorate their float/entry around the “Winter Nights and Christmas Lights” theme and the incorporation of music (live or not) as well as lights with each float/entry are encouraged. Prizes for the parade are also judged around these elements.  

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 13th on Boone Street and will progress to Main Street and Historic Downtown, ending at the Washington Avenue intersection. 

Visit jonesboroughtn.org for an entry form, or call 423-791-3869.

Take a step to help fight childhood cancer by signing up today for the Tri-Cities St. Jude Give thanks. Walk.  On Saturday, November 22nd at Kingsport Town Center, you can join thousands of others in 66 communities nationwide for the walk, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Form a team with friends and family, and raise funds to help save the lives of children fighting cancer and other deadly childhood diseases.

Thanks to generous donors who support participating individuals and teams, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Contributions give St. Jude the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago.

Special Entertainment for the Tri-Cities St. Jude Give Thanks Walk will feature Model City Wrecking Crew Band, Bakersfield Band and Kris Rowdy.

For more information and to sign up, visit givethankswalk.org. 




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