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In 1851, renowned singer Jenny Lind made her way to Madison, IN, alongside P.T. Barnum and a host of other characters.  This Friday, she will make her return, at least to Hanover, in When Jenny Lind Came to Town.

When Jenny Lind Came to Town performances are to happen on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 14 at 3 p.m.  Both performances will take place in the Fitzgibbon Recital Hall at the Lynn Center for Fine Arts, located in Hanover College at 151 Scenic Drive.  

Tickets for each show are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $5 for students and younger.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 812-265-6296.  

When Jenny Lind Came to Town focuses on singing star Jenny Lind, who performed a nationwide tour through major cities like Cincinnati, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and even Louisville.  Madison, the smallest city on Lind's tour, ended up having to turn a pork house into a concert hall quickly.

Bill Breuer directed When Jenny Lind Came to Town, which was created by Mike Smith.  Smith also serves as producer.  Jenna Underhill performs as Jenny Lind.  Other cast members include James Butterfield as Giovanni Belletti, Phyl Breuer as Josephine Ahmansen, Heather Anderson as Mary Fremont, John Finnegan as Billy Wilson, Thomas Dunbar as P.T. Barnum, David DeSpain as General Tom Thumb, and Herb Whitney as Sen. Henry Clay.

More information on the show can be found at the theatre group's Facebook page.

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(Image from When Jenny Lind Came to Town)

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A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for Louisville.com since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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