On Friday, May 19, Fun Music Presents will produce its hit Back to The Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl at Edmond Town Hall Theatre for the residents of Newtown, CT. This is a family-fun show for all ages. Marcus Linial, owner of Fun Music Presents and producer of the show, is donating all costs associated with the concert and 100 percent of the low-fee ticket price to the Edmond Town Hall (ETH) restoration fund.
There will be two shows: a 45-minute family event starting at 7 pm and a 90 minute late show starting at 9 pm. Doors open 30 minutes before each show. Tickets will be $5 for children (up to age 17) and $10 for adults (18 plus). Both shows will offer concession and the late show will offer beer and wine. Tickets will be available April 7 – April 20 at the Edmond Town Hall during office hours (Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm). You may also call 203.270.4285 and asked to be put on the list of Newtown residents. A photo ID and proof of residence is required. Tickets for the general public will go on sale April 21.
Mr. Linial reached out to ETH with a desire to bring his show to Newtown. He admires the town’s resilience and has always wanted to do something positive for the community. After speaking with ETH manager Sheila Torres, he agreed to use his high-powered entertaining show to help the community see its beloved movie theater in a different light, while helping bring much needed restoration funds to the venue.
Jessie’s Girl masters stunning renditions of the world’s most vibrant songs, all while dressed up as the unforgettable characters of that decade! Bon Jovi, Cindi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, and many more come to life right before the dazzled eyes of the crowd. It is theatre meets live music smothered in 80’s glitz.
“Fun Music Presents brings the fun to everything we do. I’m excited to bring this show to the folks of Newtown and see smiles on their faces. I want them to know their friends from NYC are thinking about them. Being able to make the low ticket price a 100 percent donation to the Edmond Town Hall is a win-win. I’m looking forward to meeting as many people as I can that night, said Mr. Linial.”
The Edmond Town Hall, completed in 1931 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was a gift from Newtown benefactor Mary Elizabeth Hawley. It has served as the center of the community and the heart of Newtown since its inception by providing generations of residents and neighbors with governmental services space; affordable family entertainment through its theater; sports opportunities in its gymnasium and elegant banquet space for gatherings, fundraisers, civic events or to celebrate life events.
The building generates most of its operating revenue through these services to the community and from a modest trust fund disbursement. The aging but graceful building is in need of renovation. Events such as Jessie’s Girl are greatly appreciated to help restore the iconic building.
Fun Music Presents produces over 100 shows a year at Le Poisson Rouge on Bleecker St. in the heart of the West Village in NYC. Linial’s two weekly shows Back to The Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl and I Love The 90s with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air play to sold out crowds every week. Linial’s shows also tour parts of the country and in 2015 he produced the I Want My 80’s Concert at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden featuring Jessie’s Girl, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Howard Jones, Debbie Gibson, DMC, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Tiffany, and The Harlem Gospel Choir.
The band was recently written up in the New York Times.
Jessie’s Girl is a performance like no other and a party you have to experience to believe. So, throw on your best neon, use extra hair spray on that hair and get ready to go Back to The 80’s- because it’s time to party like it’s 1989! Jessie’s Girl has performed at private events for Neil Patrick Harris, Jaime Foxx, Verizon, Spanx, Coca-Cola, and Sprint just to name a few.
“One of the BEST things to do in New York on a SATURDAY NIGHT!” – Time Out New York
“It’s AMAZING, so much fun! It’s like going BACK TO THE EIGHTIES!” – Kelly Ripa
“Thanks JESSIE’S GIRL for kicking ’80s ass!” – Neil Patrick Harris
For more information on upcoming shows you can visit us at jessiesgirlnyc.com and funmusicpresents.com .
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