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The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre invites you to see Swing! between January 29 and February 14. This fast-paced, uplifting, fun musical review will take you through the history of jazz and the swing era of the 30s and 40s featuring songs such as “Skylark,” “Stompin at the Savoy,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

Featuring familiar tunes from legendary artists like Duke Ellington, William Basie, Benny Goodman and others, be ready to experience the incredible vocal and dance talent of the community as Jonesborough Repertory Theatre once again gives you a “must see” show. Whether you are from this generation or from decades ago, you will enjoy the songs, dances, live band and history of it all as you realize how this style of music shaped much of the music and dance we know today.

Swing!, by Paul Kelly, who pulled together tunes from various well-known performers and composers, received six Tony nominations in 2000. This show will be the fourth production of JRT's 2015/2016 season and is directed by Jennifer Schmidt, assisted by Janette Gaines and choreographed by Lindy Ley.

The cast of Swing! includes more than 30 local actors and a live band.

Shows will run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010 or go online to jonesboroughtheatre.com.

On Saturday, February 6th from 4-6PM, at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 1432 Gray-Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough, Come enjoy down-home music as three local bands join forces to support the Community Help Center, NETN. The Center serves the rural Washington County, TN neighbors in crisis, providing gently used clothing, furniture, household items,food boxes and other resources. Musical performers at this afternoon benefit include the Def Shepherds, the Tillers and Milhorns, and the ETSU Bluegrass Gospel Ensemble. The Def Shepherds, a gospel group based in Kingsport, performs familiar sing-along hymns in an energetic bluegrass style. Committed to community service, they’ve graced the stage at FunFest and performed at churches all across East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The Tillers and Milhorns include Brett Tiller, Katie Hoffman-Tiller, and Tommy and Cindy Milhorn. This is their debut appearance as a group. The ETSU Bluegrass Gospel Ensemble, part of the Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Program at East Tennessee State University, will cap off the afternoon’s lineup. Coffee and snacks will be provided after the performances.
This event is open to the public. Admission is by donation and non-perishable canned goods for the food pantry.


 Join the Jonesborough Senior Center for the annual Ladies Valentine’s Tea at their new location on East Main Street on February 12. Starting at 10 a.m., enjoy a variety of teas, light refreshments paired with music and festive entertainment while relaxing in the Senior Center’s beautifully decorated dining room.

Each guest will also have the opportunity to win door prizes including the grand prize of a delicious chocolate basket and other packages themed around the Valentine holiday weekend.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the Jonesborough Senior Center at 423.753.4781.  Reservations are required as a limited number of tickets are available for the Ladies Valentine’s Tea.


 

 

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