An evening of 15 minute individual, often intimate, stories about the people, places, and moments that impacted, changed, and shaped a passion for "show business."
Doors open at 7pm
Seating: On Stage - General Admission $17 Student, $27 Adult - limited to the first 40 reservations.
While the characters in A Chorus Line are young, hungry and just starting out, these performers and directors have been around the block (and a dressing room) or two, with enough experiences and stories to fill a mini series.
This is not an open mic night, but carefully crafted and rehearsed short performance pieces that--although not memorized like a monologue--are known so well each participant just tells it.
Each story relates one pivotal episode in an active life committed to the performing arts. Each tale has a beginning, a middle (or conflict), and an end--with or without a lesson learned. But inevitably, the main character (the story teller) is different at the end than in the beginning.
Creator and producer Shay Knorr explains: "These stories are not always funny; show business is hard and I am looking for depth, feelings, and individuals sharing a part of their personal journey they have never told before. Story telling is a very powerful medium and I want more people to experience that."
This special event will be held on the set of A Chorus Line on the Tower stage. Seating is limited to the first 50 reservations. A portion of the evening's profits will be donated to LessonPLAN, the Tower's award-winning educational initiative that uses performing arts to enhance core curriculum in schools across Central Oregon.
Featuring the personal stories of:
Shay Knorr (actress, producer)
Patricia Del Ruth (Love, Loss & What I Wore)
Michael Coffman (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
Michael Heaton (Chorus Line, Chicago)
David DaCosta (Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast)
Skye Stafford (Venus in Fur)