The BEAT Goes On

Bend Experimental Art Theatre’s First Annual Charity Event

The BEAT Goes On is slated to be a fun evening, featuring entertainment by BEAT actors and other local artists on Saturday, March 16, 7pm at the Old Stone Church. The event includes appetizers catered by Tate & Tate, a cash bar and a silent auction.

The event will benefit BEAT’s scholarship fund for actors and student audiences with financial challenges and BEAT’s production fund—an endowment that will be a legacy to help ensure the organization’s future.

Tickets are $20 a person and can be purchased at or call Mary Hudson Kelley 541-639-7712.

Over 60 volunteers are preparing for BEAT’s three spring p­roductions along with a special event dubbed The Beat Goes On.

Over 50 actors ages 7-19 are participating in three 8-10 week workshops to prepare for the plays.

Director Mary Kilpatrick and musical director Rebekkah Sharpe are preparing the actors for the world famous musical Annie Get Your Gun to be performed at Bend High on April 5-8 with four public and two student performances.

And then BEAT will perform And a Child Shall Lead. This was BEAT’s first production six years ago. Now as the 30th production, the drama will be presented in a very special way. Two casts performing two productions will grace local stages. First at 2nd Street Theater April 13-22 and then at CTC-Greenwood Theatre May 10-13.

The continued growth of the non-profit that specializes in dramatic workshops/productions for youth has given rise to a full time organization.

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