Local Musical Production Companies Announce Collaboration
Shore Things Productions Theatrical (“A CHORUS LINE”, “Les Misérables,”) and Thoroughly Modern Productions (“SHREK: The Musical”, “The Last 5 Years”, “Peter Pan”, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”) have announced a partnership with The Tower Theatre Foundation to bring the best in musical theatre to the stage of the Tower beginning in June, 2017.
Presented under the banner of “Broadway in Concert”, these joint productions will be staged in a unique fashion with the performers and orchestra sharing the stage. This popular style has recently been seen in musical theatre productions from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl. In 2012, Shore Thing Productions presented to sell out crowds the musical “1776” in concert with an all female cast at the Tower.
The first in a planned series of annual co-productions will be the Pulitzer Prize/ TONY Award winning Frank Loesser musical, “Guys and Dolls” that will be staged at the Tower from June 2-4, 2017.
Based on Damon Runyon’s colorful New York gangsters and gamblers of the 1920’and 1930’s, including Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson, the show features such popular songs as “Luck Be A Lady”, “A Bushel and a Peck” and the rousing showstopper “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat”.
“Guys and Dolls” will be produced by Shore Thing Productions with the creative vision overseen by Thoroughly Modern Productions’ team including direction by David DaCosta, music/vocal direction by Scott Michaelsen, and choreography by Michelle Mejaski of Gotta Dance Studio in Bend. Central Oregon Symphony Maestro Michael Gesme will conduct the show’s 17 piece orchestra.
Future “Broadway in Concert” musical productions will include “Evita” with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”, and five time TONY winner, including the award for Best Musical, “Titanic”.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Shore Thing Productions