‘Bronco Cabaret!’ to provide a musical voyage through time

Songs from musicals – old and new – will be blended together, when students from Parkrose High School’s theater and music departments join forces for three great shows next week …

Parkrose High students Jason Newman, Tamara Dan, Hadassah Jeremiah, Amariah Moran, and Taylor Grady work on their routine for the song “You’re the One That I Want” from the show “GREASE” in their upcoming production of “Bronco Cabaret!”

Story and photo by David F. Ashton
Starting off the season with a new type of production, “Bronco Cabaret!” will take the stage at the Parkrose High School Theater October 23, 24 and 25.

“This revue features songs from the past century of theatrical musicals & the pop music world, woven together by an endless tale of love,” says the school’s theater department instructor, Ms. Zena, as we watch the performers work on their musical numbers.

Some 75 students, including the live band and technical crew, will put on this tuneful show, we learn.

“People of all ages will recognize and enjoy the songs,” chimes in Lesley Bossert, Parkrose High’s choral director. “From I Cain’t Say No, from Oklahoma and Trouble from The Music Man – to 2005 Broadway musical nominated for six Tony Awards show, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’s standout number, Pandemonium – to pop music standards such as Elton John’s Your Song and 9 to 5, this show is loaded with fun, evocative music.”

VIP packages still available
Treat yourself to a real evening out by ordering a VIP Ticket Package!

It includes café-table seating, special show program & cast photo, a rose to give to cast member of your choice, intermission in the VIP Lounge, a complimentary snack, a Cabaret Cosmo (non-alcoholic beverage), and an opportunity to meet & greet with cast members. Call (503) 408-2718 and arrange now for VIP treatment!

Or, attend any one of the three performances for only $8 adults –  $5 for seniors 65+ & students 18 and under. You can order online at www.seatyourself.biz/parkrose, or at the door.

The curtain goes up each night – October 23, 24 and 25 – at 7:00 p.m. at the Parkrose High School Theatre; 12003 NE Shaver Street, just west of NE 122nd Avenue.

© 2008 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News

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