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Green Mill Village Theatre Welcomes New Sales and Social Media Coordinator

Green Mill Village Development is excited to announce Koy Cook has joined the Green Mill Village Theatre team to assist with sales and social media marketing. Green Mill Village Theatre, in a partnership with Blue Gate Musicals, will premiere its first production “Half-Stitched” in June 2015 at the Best Western PLUS Green Mill Village Hotel & Suites and Convention Center.


Cook’s seven years of experience in marketing, sales, online media and social media promotion will be an asset in the development and marketing of Green Mill Village Theatre that promises to bring Arcola and the surrounding communities a fun, family-friendly entertainment option.

Tickets are expected to go on sale February 6, 2015 for the June premiere. You can already start learning more about the Green Mill Village Theatre on the social media pages that Cook and his team have created:

Facebook – facebook.com/gmvtheatre               Tumblr – gmvtheatre.tumblr.com

Twitter – @gmvtheatre                                               Instagram – gmvtheatre

“Our social media gives insight to valuable information about shows, contests and more,” said Cassie Yoder, Green Mill Village Marketing & Development. “Koy is the voice behind these platforms for Green Mill Village Theatre and connects the audience with upcoming events & things to do which make Amish Country of Illinois the perfect getaway.”

ABOUT HALF-STITCHED: Half-Stitched is based on the best-selling novel by Wanda Brunstetter, who is acclaimed as “one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre.” The Broadway-style musical, comedy/drama will have the audience bent over laughing and then fighting back tears detailing intriguing relationships and unforgettable melodies as it shares the story of an Amish widow spending a weekend with ‘six loose threads’ of personalities learning a lot of quilts and themselves. Tickets will go on sale for the first production, Half-Stitched, in February. Groups are encouraged. For more information, please call 217/254-4012. www.gmvtheatre.com

ABOUT BLUE GATE MUSICALS: Blue Gate Musicals, LLC (BGM) was formed in 2010 to create relevant, meaningful, original and entertaining musicals. CEO/Executive Producer Mel Riegsecker and President and Grammy Award winning producer Dan Posthuma oversee the operations of BGM, which includes three hugely successful Amish-based musicals:  The Confession, Half-Stitched, and Josiah for President.  Blue Gate Musicals is proud to have four locations producing these outstanding, original musicals.  Shipshewana IN led the way in 2010, followed by Bird-In-Hand, PA and Sugarcreek, OH in 2012 and Arcola, IL, the newest location, is scheduled to open in June of 2015.

ABOUT GREEN MILL VILLAGE: Green Mill Village is bringing to life a vibrant mixed-use retail and business environment while incorporating the tradition and architecture of the Amish with the natural beauty of central Illinois.   Located 30 minutes south of Champaign and east of downtown Arcola, Green Mill Village is a 65-acre development just off the heavily traveled I-57 interstate. Green Mill Village provides an established daily retail base for the surrounding industrial park employees, Arcola residents and the residents of the assisted living center. Plus, Green Mill Village and the Best Western Plus Hotel and Suites benefit from the tourist attractions in Arcola, Illinois Amish country and nearby Champaign. For more information on Green Mill Village, please visit www.gmvdevelopment.com.


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