Cocktail Cabaret "And The Award Goes To..." - Cancelled

Due to the recent “Two Week Freeze” order across the State of Oregon this event has been ​cancelled.  All ticket holders will be ​refunded.  

If you have any questions please contact the Box Office by phone at 541-317-0700, or email info@towertheatre.org

We hope you recognize the profound impact COVID-19 is having on the staff, crew and operations of the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation. Rather than a refund, please consider one of these ways to help sustain the performing arts during this difficult time:

  • Donate the price of your unused tickets as a tax-deductible gift to the Tower
  • Apply the ticket amount as credit to your account or exchange for a future program
  • Purchase a Tower membership
  • Text “Tower” to 44321 with a special donation


Thank you for your patience and your understanding.


Tickets:  $17 plus $3 historic preservation fee

Produced by Limelight Entertainment, Bend's popular 'Cocktail Cabaret' returns for an intimate, live two-night event featuring ten of Central Oregon’s preeminent voices performing a dozen of Oscar’s favorite Academy Award nominated and winning songs. Think of it as an award show and after-party all in one!

Presented by the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation, the weekend cabarets are hosted by veteran Tower performer and Limelight Entertainment principal Brad Ruder (Les Miz, A Chorus Line, Bend Follies). Multi-talented pianist and musical director Scott Michaelsen accompanies a stellar line-up of local entertainers.

Enjoy an engaging and stirring revue of songs that have been part of America’s entertainment soundtrack since 1940, including: 

“Unchained Melody”                (Shantae Knorr)
“Falling Slowly”                          (Keely Wirtz)
“I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing”   (Nathan Schierbeek)
“Que Sera Sera”                       (Wendy Rudy)
“When You Wish Upon a Star”  (Ryan Klontz)
“Man or Muppet?”                   (Jared Gatley & Erik McGinnis)
“Somewhere Out There”           (Rick & Tara Johnson)
“Hopelessly Devoted to You”            (Audrey Pennington)


Funding for this program made possible in part by the Oregon Cultural Trust Creativity Grant 


Our reopening plan adheres to guidance from Governor Brown, the Oregon Health Authority, and Deschutes County Health Services.

Here are some important changes you’ll notice attending a performance at the Tower Theatre:

• 6’ physical distancing between groups must be respected at all times.
• Face coverings are required and will be available to those who do not bring one.
• Intermissions will be eliminated entirely.
• Seating will be assigned by Box Office staff.
• Common touchpoints will be sanitized before, during, and after performances.
• Multiple hand-sanitizing stations are installed for your convenience.
• Guests will be encouraged to leave by rows to avoid crowding while exiting.

For further details on the Tower Theatre Foundation’s re-opening and operating procedures please click here. Patrons will also receive an event-specific email prior to attending events. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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