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Cleveland + James Bond equals the Jump Back Ball, on-sale event Nov. 7

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CLEVELAND, OH – Are you ready for a black tie, gala spy affair right here in Cleveland? You won’t want to miss the chance to get dibs on the coolest arts-meets-James-Bond party of 2014, as PlayhouseSquare will host a swanky on-sale event for their 23rd Annual Jump Back Ball: “Jump Back Ball 0023: Shaken, Not Stirred.”

“Tickets for Jump Back Ball sold out in less than one month last year, so getting your tickets early is the best way to make sure you don’t miss out! Also, tickets are at the lowest price at the kickoff party and increase by $15 + handling fees the next day,” says Cindi Szymanski, PlayhouseSquare’s Manager, Brand Communications.

The on-sale party will take place on Thursday, November 7 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Cibreo Privado, the private event and dining room of Cibreo Italian Kitchen, located at 1438 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. No reservations are needed for this kickoff event – just come and enjoy!

With over 1,000 people expected to hit the Bond themed party, the 23rd annual Jump Back Ball (JBB) is expected to be the talk of the town all the way up to event night, which is Saturday, February 22, 2014. Hosted by the PlayhouseSquare Partners, a young professionals group at PlayhouseSquare, the celebration is also a fundraiser to help the Partners contribute annually to PlayhouseSquare’s operating fund and the Bus Subsidy Fund that underwrites transportation costs, making it possible for school children to attend performances at the second largest performing arts complex on the east coast.

When Szymanski was asked about choosing this year’s theme, she cited the Jump Back Ball committee with making the final theme selection. However, she also notes that, “We asked for ideas through PlayhouseSquare’s Facebook and Twitter pages.”

If you need other morsels to pull you into the November 7th event, Szymanski says there are prizes and giveaways that’ll be sure to lure in those looking for a good time. “There will be tickets to upcoming PlayhouseSquare performances, an overnight stay at the Wyndham Hotel on the night of Jump Back Ball and a VIP Jump Back Ball ticket upgrade,” she notes. Also on tap that night are complimentary appetizers and drink specials.

On top of the goodies, JBB tickets are discounted on the night of kickoff party. Tickets will be available for purchase in person only for $150 with no handling fees ($115 for Partners members). There is a two ticket limit per person.

On November 8, the JBB ticket price increases to $165 plus handling fees ($130 for Partners members). VIP tickets are available for $200. The proceeds from JBB support PlayhouseSquare’s not-for-profit mission.

The JBB event itself on February 22, 2014 encourages a "creative take" on James Bond costuming for both men and women. “The elegant tuxedo for men and stunning evening dress for women would be the standard take. To get creative, look to the other members of the MI6 team (Moneypenny and Q), Bond villains or Bond girls. For example, Moneypenny might have a beehive hairdo. You could paint one finger gold to be “Goldfinger.” Don a sari to be Octopussy. Add a bowler hat to be OddJob,” says Szymanski.

The highly anticipated Jump Back Ball event begins at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 and features a gourmet dinner, endless cocktails and dancing on the State Theatre stage. A VIP Party will begin at 6:00 p.m.

More information about the Jump Back Ball and Partners is available online at playhousesquare.org/partners.

PHOTOS from past JBB events:
February 2013: http://www.flickr.com/photos/playhousesquare/sets/72157632946769481/ (Preview)
February 2012: http://www.flickr.com/photos/playhousesquare/sets/72157629535484009/ (Preview)
February 2011: http://www.flickr.com/photos/playhousesquare/sets/72157626282754761/ (Preview)

See you at the kickoff on November 7th!

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