The recent eight-performance run of Cat Call Productions “Chicago” September 16-24 was the most successful and highly attended stage performance in Bend theatre history. Nearly 3,200 people saw the musical vaudeville set in 1920’s Chicago. The previous attendance record was held by Obsidian Opera for their production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in January 2007.
“The support from the Bend community was amazing,” said Tifany LeGuyonne, co-founder and co-executive producer of Cat Call. “This was the right play at the right time, with an incredible team of local talent. We’re thrilled that so many people were inspired and entertained by our production.”
Kael LeGuyonne, co-founder and co-executive producer of Cat Call, added, “We are grateful to our presenting sponsor BendBroadband, and supporting sponsors Carrera Motors, Coffman Vision Clinic, Bend Radio Group, The Source Weekly, 900 Wall and Progressive Law Group. Our success would not be possible without them.”
“Chicago” was directed by Michael Heaton and choreographed by Michelle Mejaski. Musical director was Constance Gordy. Vocal direction was by Eileen Heaton. Cat Call previously produced “Cabaret” (2009) and “Little Shop of Horrors” (2010) at the Tower.
The LeGuyonnes also announced that Cat Call will return to the Tower stage next September with their production of Mel Brooks’ musical comedy “The Producers.”
Cat Call Productions is a professional and provocative theatre troupe whose mission is to create high quality, edge-of-your-seat theatrical experiences that nurture local talent. More information is available at www.CatCallProductions.com or by contacting email@example.com.
The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic venue in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to provide performing arts, civic, educational and social events that enliven and enrich the lives of all Central Oregonians. Details on events are at facebook.com/TheTowerTheatre and online at www.TowerTheatre.org.