VeggieTales' "'Twas the Night Before Easter" comes to MVNU
March 11, 2011
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio. -- Have you ever wanted to help others? Marlee Meade, the cable news reporter in Crisper County, knows how you feel. She is ready to make Easter special in the new VeggieTales adventure from Big Idea Entertainment.
WNZR and Gospel Supply Shop will host a premiere of the new VeggieTales DVD “’Twas the Night Before Easter” on Friday, March 11, in the Dining Commons on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The premiere is part of WNZR’s PTLIF (Praise the Lord It’s Friday) Party, a highlight of the station’s annual fundraiser, Lifeline 2011. The event starts at 8 p.m.
“’Twas the Night Before Easter” tells the story of Easter time in Crisper County. Ms. Meade is hunting for a way to help others. On a tip that the old town theater will be shut down, she cooks up a plan to save the stage and make a difference through the power of musical theater. With a cast of costume-clad townies, massive props and a 20-foot robot rabbit, “Up With Bunnies” is hatched. There’s only one thing missing—the star of the show!
When news spreads that singing sensation Cassie Cassava (voiced by American Idol top finalist Melinda Doolittle) is arriving to perform in her hometown church’s Easter service, Marlee gets worried. Concerned about the competition, she schemes to steal the starlet for her own pageant! But when things go haywire, will it be curtains for Marlee’s dreams? Or will she discover the true meaning of Easter?
WNZR’s PTLIF Party will include an all-you-can-eat buffet of hot dogs, nachos and drinks plus prize giveaways including CDs, books, restaurant gift certificates and t-shirts. Guests will also be registered to win the “Unplug and Reconnect Spring Break” Package to CoCo Key Water Resort at Cherry Valley Lodge. The package includes an overnight stay at Cherry Valley Lodge, four passes to CoCo Key Water Resort, an old fashioned family board game (such as Candy Land, Life and other favorites), two kids’ souvenir t-shirts and two $5 arcade cards.
Tickets are $4 for all ages and can be purchased at Gospel Supply Shop (117 S. Main St., Mount Vernon) or at the WNZR studios (800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon). Tickets will also be available at the door on Friday, March 11. All proceeds from this event support Lifeline 2011 and the station’s radio ministry.
For more information and to see a trailer for “’Twas the Night Before Easter,” visit www.wnzr.fm. WNZR 90.9 FM is celebrating 24 years as Knox County’s hometown Christian radio station and is a broadcast ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University. WNZR broadcasts contemporary Christian music, family-oriented programs, sports, news and weather 24 hours a day. For more information about station events, visit the Web site or contact (740) 392-9090.
Big Idea Entertainment is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands. Since 1993, Big Idea’s best-selling animated series VeggieTales has sold 54+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs. For more information on Big Idea Entertainment, visit www.bigidea.com.