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J&J Performing Arts Presents Toy Story Dance Production This Weekend


You are invited to watch piggy banks, little lambs, specs, potato head, dinosaurs and more spring to life as dancers from J&J Performing Arts show off 5-months of rehearsals and numerous years of training June 10th and 11th with A Toy Story, an all-dance production and recital in the Lassen College gym. Saturday’s show will be held at 7:00p.m. and on Sunday the performance will begin at 4:00p.m.

The dance studio’s 14th annual recital will include 155 dancers of all ages and skill levels who will take you thru the story of Woody, a beloved toy and his new rival Buzz Lightyear.

According to J&J owner and artistic Director Jessica Newton Wade the characters will, “dance their way into your hearts and leave you singing your favorite songs of the past and present.”

“This season our jazz company dancers are taking a step away from their traditional care free character style and they will be acting the characters of Sid the naughty boy from next door,” said Wade. “Sid captures toys and turns them into crazy compilations and in the toy’s minds tortures them. This is a fun new twist for our jazz dancers.”

J&J’s hip hop dancers will be dancing the scene of the Pizza Planet Pizzeria. Here the aliens stuck in an arcade game will ‘bring the groove’, and the whole hip-hop company will perform a mash-up that Wade says is certain to bring you to your feet with applause.

“As always our ballet company will be sharing the beauty of dance as each class displays a toy that is beloved by their owner Andy. Watch our tumbling teams complete rescue missions and slither as snakes across the floor! Don’t forget our Modern company dancers as they fill in all the lines of emotions thru out the entire story. The clogging class is ready to make their second debut to our recital stage and put Mr. Potato Head back together again.”

“At JandJ Performing Arts we pride ourselves on producing shows with excitement so come ready to enjoy, clap, and bleacher dance!” said Wade. “If this is your first time we invite you to experience the magic and if you’re a long time patron, we as always thank you for your continuous support of our community.”

For more information call 260-1575 or check our website at jandjperformingarts.com

Tickets will likely sell out early, so pick yours up at Margies Book Nook or Zaengles Furniture on Main Street, Susanville. Admission is only $8 and all proceeds of the show directly fund the performance and scholarships.