Town Hall Activities
Washington Township Hall will again serve as a central activity area at the Americana Festival on July 4th.
This year’s festival theme is Our Youth…America’s Future, and as a program for young audiences, the theatre staff couldn’t agree more!
The day’s bill will feature free balloons and patriotic arts and crafts outside for kids, plus live family entertainment inside!
The main feature will be Derek Dye, The Goofball Extraordinaire! He’s an old fashioned clown lost in this fast paced modern world. The Goofball believes when life gives you lemons, you should juggle them!
Derek Dye has been making people laugh for more than twenty years. In 1993, he graduated from the prestigious Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College where he later became a promotional clown for the greatest show on Earth. In 1998, he took his clowning skills into a different arena when he became the first full time mascot for the New York Mets. He later traded himself to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He now makes people laugh with juggling, magic, balloons, and story-telling as the lovable Goofball Extraordinaire.
The onstage line-up will also include Town Hall Theatre’s performing youth! They will present a 2015-2016 season preview show featuring performances by some of the best and brightest of the program’s talented young performers.
The box office will be open during the Americana Festival featuring early-bird ticket specials for the theatre’s 24th year. Operated by the Washington Township Recreation Center, Town Hall Theatre’s productions are created especially for young audiences and are performed by young people and adults. The theatre also offers acting classes and performing arts camps for ages 2 and up.
“We look forward to this massive community event each year and we’re especially excited to celebrate this year’s theme, says Mark Metzger, Artisitic Master of the Township. “Theatre experiences build life skills for our young participants; talents that will help them build successful futures.”
Dedicated on July 3, 1909, the building has served as the seat of government for Washington Township and the City of Centerville, as well as a gathering space for the community for more than a century.