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

Updated information regarding this show.



The state of Oregon’s recent move of Deschutes County back to High Risk Level requires us to change the time and audience capacity for this weekend’s Cocktail Cabaret performances.


There will be four performances each with a max capacity of 30 patrons. All shows will run approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.


·        Friday, April 9th at 7 PM and 9 PM

·        Saturday, April 10th at 7 PM and 9 PM


All ticket buyers will have a first-come, first-serve chance to exchange tickets to the new time of your choice. Seating for each performance will be general admission and the venue will be sanitized between performances.

BONUS -- attend at 9 PM and your first beverage or popcorn will be on us!


Questions or concerns? Please contact the Box Office at 541-317-0700 or info@towertheatre.org.



Produced by Limelight Entertainment, Bend's popular Cocktail Cabaret re-opens the Tower for an intimate, live two-night event featuring eleven of Central Oregon’s preeminent voices performing 17 of Oscar’s favorite Academy Award nominated and winning songs. Think of it as an award show and after-party rolled into 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 in a stirring revue of songs that have been part of American movie soundtracks since 1955, including:

Shantae Knorr                                          “Into the Unknown” (Frozen 2)   
Ryan Klontz & Audrey Pennington       “Beauty and the Beast”                                                      
Stephen Wagner & Erik McGinnis        “Man or Muppet” (The Muppets)              
Rick & Tara Johnson                               “Shallow” (A Star Is Born – 2018)               
Dan Schimmoller                                     “Mean Green Mother From Outer Space” (Little Shop of Horrors)      
Kara Klontz                                               “Thoroughly Modern Millie”                               
Jarod Gatley                                             “You’ll Be in My Heart” (Tarzan)                                       
Mollie Tennant                                        “Evergreen” (A Star is Born – 1976) 

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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