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Bend Follies

Bend Follies

The Tower Theatre Foundation announced the return of the Bend Follies for its third outing, this year hosted by MyWindow’s Kerri Stewart and Sun Mountain Fun Center owner (and former city councilor) Scott Ramsay. The Bend Follies is a lighthearted, fast-paced comedy show starring prominent business, civic and entertainment leaders showing off their singing, dancing and joke-telling skills. The Follies opens Friday, April 24 and, appropriately, closes the next night, Saturday, April 25.

In an effort to put some “fun” back in “fundraising,” the Follies are the Tower’s major event celebrating and underwriting the important role the nonprofit venue plays in the cultural life of Central Oregon. Both evenings have silent and live auctions, plus opportunities for audience members to use cash, checks and credit cards to “vote” for their favorite act to receive a “Gratuitous Standing Ovation.”

“Scott and Kerri seem ready to sing and dance,” said Brad Ruder, serving his third sentence as Follies producer. “We’re just not sure they can do both at the same time!”

The Source Weekly’s Readers Poll has named the Follies “Bend’s Best Local Fundraiser” for two year’s straight. Ray Solley, executive director of the Tower Theatre Foundation and executive producer of the fundraiser, said “It’s time again for Bend to laugh at itself and to leave feeling good about the Tower, but with very little money left in their wallets.”

The cast of this year’s Follies includes:


Bob Shaw

Tammy Baney

Tony DeBone

Alan Unger

Victor Chudowsky

Sally Russell

Casey Roats

Barbara Campbell

Tim Casey

Talena Baker

Mollie Tennant

Skye Stafford

Brad Knowles

Kimmie Fountain

Gary Fulkerson

Fr. James Radloff

Avenue Q Puppets

Lee Anderson

Renee Nelson

 

The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading performing arts organization, providing cultural and education programs that make an essential contribution to Central Oregon’s lifestyle and strengthen the community.  Individual and group tickets are available at the box office (835 NW Wall), by phone (541-317-0700) or online (www.towertheatre.org).

 

What:                   Bend Follies – benefitting the Tower Theatre Foundation

When:                  Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25

                              6:30 pm   Drinks and Silent Auction

                               7:30 pm   Showtime

Where:                   Tower Theatre - 835 NW Wall Street - Bend                               

Tickets:                $48         VIP Reserved Seating incld. free drink & post-show party

                              $33         General Seating 

                              $18         Cheap Seats in the Balcony

                              Plus $2 Historic Theatre Restoration Fee

541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org

WARNING: The Bend Follies contains adult material, and an adolescent sense of humor!

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