Central Oregon is widely recognized as a mecca for outdoor activities. Just as we need a range of exercise to be physically fit, a variety of cultural pursuitshelp us stay creatively fit. And that’s where the Tower Theatre’s new 2014-15 lineup comes in.
“Music, drama, dance and movies offer plenty of opportunities to flex those artistic muscles,” said Alison Hamm, the newly-elected chair of the Tower Theatre Foundation. “And – with the Bend Follies – we’ll even tickle your funny bone!”
Once again the Tower brings the world to Bend. The Bend Surgery Center’s CenterStage Series features:
CIRQUE ZUMA ZUMA Sunday – Monday, October 26 – 27, 2014
An African‐style circus with performers from Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania staging pole acts, human pyramids, Egyptian limbos, South African gumboot dances, and Ethiopian contortions.
MODERN MANDOLIN QUARTET Saturday, November 1, 2014
From Bach to Bluegrass, Bill Monroe to Amadeus Mozart, this triple-Grammy-nominated ensemble is modeled after a conventional string quartet, blazing new trails through classical and folk music.
BODYVOX Thursday, November 13, 2014
Portland’s renowned dance troupe brings its breathtaking production to Bend, combining dance, theater and film into remarkable creations rich in imagery, athleticism and humor.
MARIACHI SOL DE MÉXICO de JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ Tuesday, December 9, 2014
It’s a “Merri-achi Christmas” when spirited songs, folk dances, and Mariachi classics take you on a colorful trip through Mexico’s holiday traditions.
STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas Sunday, February 8, 2015
From Jefferson Airplane through Jefferson Starship, Thomas’ powerful, unmistakable vocals led Starship to a string of Top Ten hits on radio and MTV, providing the soundtrack of the ’80s.
CLINT BLACK Sunday, February 22, 2015
With seven Country Music awards, thirteen Number One singles, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the prolific performer plays acoustic versions of his ground-breaking hits. SOLD OUT
Additional sponsors include Mt. View Heating, Deschutes Brewery, Central Oregon Radiology, the Hollern Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Patricia and Knute Buehler, Sally Russell and Shelly Hummel.
Need an excuse to put down the remote, turn off the X-Box, or log off the laptop? Experience the Tower’s new Family Series, featuring age-appropriate, professional, live, stage productions:
LILY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE Sunday, January 25, 2015
A delightful adaptation of Kevin Henkes’ award-winning children’s book. Lily loves school until she loses her magical, musical purse.
HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON Friday, February 6, 2015
Based on the treasured picture books by Crockett Johnson, this production combines life-size puppets, masks and music to celebrate a child’s perspective and Harold’s unlimited imagination.
NELSON ILLUSIONS Saturday, February 21, 2015
Featuring four master magicians, audience participation, and jaw-dropping classic illusions, this large-scale show has won multiple awards from the Society of American Magicians.
THE VOETBERG FAMILY BAND Friday, March 13, 2015
These eight siblings, aged 13 to 26, own two national and ten state fiddle championships. They enthusiasticallyplayIrish, Scottish, Americana, and Swing music with skills beyond their years. Special guests: local jam-band Bend Ukulele Group.
Just PICK 6 and become a Season Subscriber. Buy tickets to six or more CenterStage or Family Series shows and receive 10% off the ticket price, plus complimentary ticket exchange and refund privileges.
The Tower’s executive director, Ray Solley, emphasizes, “We’ve gone to extra lengths this coming season to showcase music, performers and spectacle you’ll not see anywhere else, all at affordable prices. Make the Tower part of your active lifestyle and help celebrate our 75th anniversary as the community’s center of connection and culture.”
The full 2014-15 season catalog is inserted in this edition of Cascade A&E.
The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic venue in downtown Bend. Program information and individual and group tickets are available at the box office (835 NW Wall), by phone (541-317-0700) or online (www.towertheatre.org). Details on events are also at facebook.com/TheTowerTheatre.