“GHOSTS the Musical” to Open at the Historic Texas Theatre Friday Night
PALESTINE- Opening Night at the Historic Texas Theatre for Palestine Community Theatre’s (PCT) production of “Ghosts the Musical” is this Friday night. PCT has been preparing for this show since last year with a cast packed full of local talent, which promises to bring down the house. This Friday at 6:30p.m., the Texas will roll out the red carpet with a Opening Night Gala complete with complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Chef Simon at Sabor a Pasion and East Texas made wines from Sweet Dreams Winery.
On Opening Night there will be a very special guest in the house to hear PCT’s musical. Severely hearing impaired since birth, Sarah Churman had learned to cope in a world where sounds came as white noise or as if they were under water. When Sarah was 29 she received a surgical implant that changed her life. Today she can hear the birds singing, her two daughters playing, and her husband’s snoring. Sarah will soon hear her first live musical at the Historic Texas Theatre on March 22. Sarah, her husband Sloan, and their two daughters will be special guests for the Opening Night performance of “Ghosts the Musical.”
Then, on April 5 and 6, the the writer and producer of “Ghosts the Musical,” Will Jones and Neil Port, will attend performances. is the co-founder of P&J Productions, P&J Theater Works and Footbridge Films. Jones has written four theatrical musicals-A Christmas Caroled, Sherwood: The Musical Adventures of Robin Hood, Jack, and Ghosts: The Musical, which have been locally, regionally and nationally produced. In addition, he wrote the screenplay for the independent, feature film version of his show Ghosts: The Musical, which was selected and awarded in the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, Accolade Film Festival, Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival, Las Vegas Film Festival, Hoboken Film Festival and The Manhattan Film Festival. Jones, along with his producing partner, Neil Port, has regionally produced, promoted, and directed both theatrical and touring shows. He has also appeared on stage as Prof. Harold Hill in The Music Man, Munkustrap in Cats, and as Billy Flynn in Chicago. William Allen Jones is honored to have his show, Ghosts: The Musical, performed at the Texas Theatre, and he would like to personally thank Sandy Hanson, Kevin Guinn, The Palestine Community Theatre, the cast and crew, and everyone involved in this wonderful production.
“Ghosts the Musical” is about a very old theatre that is in danger of being torn down because it is in poor condition, much like the story of the Texas Theatre. But a young couple who love the theatre and the actors, and actresses that once graced the stage but have passed on COME BACK and save the theatre! This show has been dubbed a “Ghoulish-Haunted-Otherwordly-Spooktacular-Theatrical-Show!” You will laugh and you will cry.
This show tells a similar story of what the Texas Theatre went through before PCT stepped in and brought her back to life. The Texas has been on a rise and fall roller coaster since opening as the most expensive built theater in Texas at that time. For many years the theatre fell into ruin and the doors were closed. Today the grand old lady stands proud in Downtown Palestine in the best shape she has been in since the doors opened 83 years ago.
PCT is honored to be hosting so many special guests at the Historic Texas Theatre, and looks forward to seeing the familiar faces who love the Texas and its players at performances as well. Don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your tickets! You don’t want to miss this show. Tickets are available for purchase at Education Unlimited, Dogwood Diner, and the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.outhousetickets.com.
Ticket prices are $8 for ages 4-18 (children 3 and under may sit in your lap) and $12 for adults.
March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & April 5, 6, 7
Friday and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2pm