The Tower Theatre Foundation presents the fourth annual Bend Follies, April 29 and 30.
“Two-time winner of The Source Readers’ Choice Award for Best Fundraiser, the Bend Follies is a night of sketches and song parodies featuring some of Bend’s top talent and local celebrities making fools of themselves in the name of raising money for downtown’s iconic landmark,” says producer, Brad Ruder.
Hosted by Bob Shaw, and a to-be-announced surprise co-host, the event also features News Channel 21’s Lee Anderson and Emily Kirk anchoring the satirical “Bended News.”
The Bend Follies can be described as Saturday Night Live meets a fifth grade pageant, but we’d prefer you think of it as another excuse to hang out downtown and laugh with your friends. Song parodies this year include “Fat Bike,” set to the tune of Sir Mixalot’s “Baby Got Back.” Sketches include an inside look behind the closed doors of the “Godfathers” of downtown, Diamond Parking.
Want the best seats in the house with a personal concierge? Then reserve your private party balcony box now—help the Tower while you and up to eleven other comedy-lovers enjoy an amazing night out.
Audience members will participate in a silent and live auction. All proceeds benefit the programs and mission of the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation. Basically, the goal is for everyone to leave the Follies feeling good about Bend, the Tower, their somewhat-talented friends and neighbors – and with very little money left in their wallets.
The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading performing arts organization, providing cultural and education programs that make an essential contribution to Central Oregon’s lifestyle and strengthen the community. Membership, 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.
What: Bend Follies
When: Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tower Theatre – 835 NW Wall Street
Tickets: $18/$33/$48 VIP (VIP includes free drink + post-show party)
Plus $2 Historic Theatre Preservation Fee
541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org