FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 8, 2012
Beauty and the Beast
Naima Kradjian, Executive Director
Goodwill Theatre Inc.
(607) 772-2404, ext. 2 (Office)
(607) 727-5851 (Mobile)
Schorr Family Firehouse Stage presents interactive Children’s Show “Beauty and the Beast”
Johnson City – The Goodwill Theatre will present “Beauty and the Beast” on Saturday, March 24, at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. Based on the classic fairy tale, Duffle Bag Theatre takes a new and hilarious approach the story telling in this one-hour show. This will be the third show for the Goodwill Theatre’s 2011-2012 Story Time Theatre Series, sponsored by Senator Libous’ BOOKS Program, in partnership with Morrisville State College, and Bates-Troy Quality Dry Cleaners.
The dream of living a fairy take actually does come true with DuffleBag Theatre’s refreshing and hilarious fairy tale adaptations featuring audience participation. Audience members are spontaneously invited on stage to play the main parts while the audience helps them on with chorus prompts. Everyone participates! Accompanied by Duffle Bags witty narration these performances deliver hilarity and spontaneity.
“We love presenting versions of favorite children’s books because they are professionally acted and beautifully performed as well as being clever with loads of energy,” says Goodwill Theatre CEO Naima Kradjian. “We schedule these one-hour shows at convenient times before and after lunch, so the family can enjoy the show and the rest of the day together. This is a great introduction to the magic of theatre.”
DuffleBag Theatre began performing at the London International Children’s Festival in London, Ontario, Canada. Now based in Toronto, Dufflebag performs over 600 shows a year across Canada, The US and internationally. For more information please http://www.dufflebag.com.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and students. Reservations, and information on all shows, are available by calling the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 1. Tickets, if still available, will also be sold at the door, one hour before show time.
The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage, located at 46-48 Willow Street in Johnson City, accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards. Doors will open approximately 45 minutes before show time. General Seating is based on a first-come; first-served policy. Refreshments will be available for sale.
The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage is the first performance venue of the Goodwill Theatre Performing Arts Complex & Professional Training Facility. It is located on the corner of Corliss Avenue and Willow Street in Johnson City. Patrons are advised to enter the facility through the parking lot on Corliss Avenue. Parking is available in a small lot at the theatre, on-street, and in various Village municipal lots within two blocks of the theatre. For more information, interested persons can contact the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 1, or visit: www.goodwilltheatre.net