Press Release by Marcia Thomas
Jefferson’s Opera House Theatre Players are bringing one of the world’s finest musical
organizations to town on Sunday, February 25, from 4-6 pm when the Glenn Miller
Orchestra plays for a Tea Dance and Concert at the JHS Commons area. The event is
a special “gift” to the city and the area in celebration of the theatre groups 30th anniversary of existence and is also a fund-raiser for the continuing performances presented by the community theatre during their “Pearl of the City” observance.
According to theatre director, Marcia Thomas, the theatre board realized that the gem designated for the thirtieth-year celebration is a Pearl.
“Luckily, a neighboring jeweler, Pelz Jewelers of Marshall, agreed to complement our celebration by furnishing a beautiful, cultured pearl, two-strand necklace to be given away to a fortunate ticket-holder at our GMO event”, she said.
She went on to say that Pearls are a beautiful way to spotlight the famous orchestra whose theme song is “A String of Pearls”, highly popular during its original 1940s-era birth as well as now. She additionally added that fresh-water Pearls have a historical significance in this area having once been harvested along the north shores of Caddo Lake by a Japanese gentleman, Sachiko (George) Ono Murata in the early part of the twentieth century.
Tickets for the event are on sale now at The Willow Tree in Jefferson, 903-601-4515 or online at the theatres website address, www.JeffersonOperaHouseTheatrePlayers.
com. Ticket purchases in the Jefferson city limits may also be purchased and home delivered by calling 903-665-2310 and leaving a name, number wanted and home
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