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Jay Johnson: America's Funniest Ventriloquist appears at the Majestic Theater

(10/5) "Where's Bob?" It's a question Jay Johnson hears often, at airports, in restaurants or just walking down the street. It's an obvious question to the millions of people who know Jay from television. In the four years Jay played the schizophrenic role of "Chuck and Bob" on the classic television comedy SOAP, Jay was seen without Bob no more than 2 minutes. After 30 years of performing and perfecting his talents Jay Johnson has truly become a one man duet and will appear at the Majestic Theater on Saturday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m.

It's a great compliment to Jay Johnson's artistic ability as one of the world's greatest ventriloquists, to have people ask about his wooden partners. But if you think he's just the straight man to a very funny stage act you're not even half right. Jay Johnson is like a 3-D poster. The longer you look and the harder you stare the more you see. There is much more to his talents than superficially perceived. The question then is not "Where's Bob?" but "Who's Jay?"

"Jay Johnson is one of the most talented performers in America. If you think being a ventriloquist is easy, you try having a conversation with a sock on your hand. And, his humor is fit for the entire family" exclaims Jeffrey Gable, Founding Executive Director of the Majestic Theater. Jay's one man show "Jay Johnson: The Two and only" opened on Broadway to rave reviews and won him the American Theatre Wing TONY Award for "Best Special Theatrical Event" for 2007. The show won the Los Angeles Ovation Award for "best Solo show" in 2006. . His quick wit and unbelievable technique are pure magic when witnessed firsthand. He always knows his audience and has an uncanny way of relating to them.

"My job," Jay states, "is tour guide for a journey into the imagination. After the tour is over maybe a few will return on their own." Where's Bob? Don't ask. Let Jay take you there. You won't forget the trip.

Tickets for Jay Johnson are priced from $35- $42 (taxes and fees included) for reserved seating. To purchase tickets, visit, call 717-337-8200, or stop by the Box Office, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg. The Box Office is open Monday through Saturday from Noon until 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m.

The Majestic Theater at the Jennifer and David LeVan Performing Arts Center is owned and operated by Gettysburg College in partnership with the Greater Adams County Community.

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