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February 21, 2014

The musical with a gameboard twist opens soon at Cherokee Civic Theatre

RUSK — Looking for a cure of the winter blahs?  Try a performance of “Passing Go!”, the original musical that opens at Cherokee Civic Theatre on Friday, Feb. 28. Inspired by popular board games, “Passing Go!” is written and directed by Jacksonville resident Minette Breitenberg with musical arrangements by Seth Lord. 

 “Passing Go” focuses on two players, Kerry and Clare, who meet at the game’s start where love blooms – only to be stopped by differences in opinion and career goals.  They meet again while navigating the board, encountering along the way other players hoping to ‘win big’ including a Banker with his finger in many pies and a police officer whose desire to protect and serve might cause deafness in many citizens.

 Tumbling Dice keep Kerry, Clare and all the Players on the move as they encounter Life’s ups and downs, gameboard-style: from love & money to politics and portfolios.  “Passing Go!” takes a poignant look at the game all humans must play while original songs provide a fun and moving soundtrack of life.

 Who will reach the end first?  Who will make the most money?  Or is the goal really to enjoy the journey from space to space?  Come see “Passing Go!” and decide the winner for yourself.

 “Passing Go” will open on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 pm with additional evening performances on March 1, 7  and  8.  A Sunday matinee will be presented at 2 p.m. March 2.

 Tickets are on sale now for CCT members, and general sales begin Monday.  Advance sale ticket prices range from $5-12 with all ‘at-the-door’ tickets sold for $15.  For more information and to purchase tickets for “Passing Go!,” call CCT at (903)683-2131.  Tickets are also available 24/7 at the CCT website: www.cherokeetheatre.net

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