Music, dance and comedy featured at ‘Bronco Cabaret!’

If you didn’t see this fun new show – here’s what you missed …

One of the 19 acts in the “Bronco Cabaret” was Me & My Shadow, performed by Grant Weston and Chris Davis.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton
In Parkrose, Bronco Cabaret! this week provided a musical voyage through time with songs from musicals – old and new – blended loosely together into the story of couples and families going through time, as narrated by Ciera Willis.

The students from Parkrose High School’s theater and music departments joined forces for three shows, October 23 thru 25.

“This is a new kind of show for us,” said the school’s theater department instructor, Ms. Zena, of the production. “This revue features songs from the past century of theatrical musicals and the pop music world, woven together by an endless tale of love.”

Including the live Parkrose High Band and technical crew, 75 students have been involved in the production of this stage-filling show. And if you are reading this before the evening of October 25th, it’s not too late to enjoy it for yourself!

See Saturday night’s show
Till showtime, tickets remain available at the door for the Saturday night, October 25th, show: $8 adults –  $5 for seniors 65+ and for students 18 and under.

The curtain goes up at 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the Parkrose High School Theatre, 12003 NE Shaver Street, just west of NE 122nd Avenue.

Scenes from Bronco Cabaret!

Kerina Blanchard shows she’s got Fascinating Rhythm.

Actors show couples – and families – in love through the decades, as part of the show.

Taylor Grady performs I Cain’t Say No from the show, OKLAHOMA.

Jackson Singleton tells [not in shown order] Paris Mayhew, Ciera Willis, Nicole Horsley, Brianna Lewis and Taylor Grady why there’s Trouble! (right here in River City) from the show THE MUSIC MAN.

Matchmaker is performed by Judy Dan, Brianna Lewis, and Amanda Coalwell.

Paris Mayhew and Grant Weston sing A Whole New World.

The show includes comedy, including the Monty Python sketch, Bring Out Your Dead!

Moving forward to the music of the 1990s, Jessica Davison sings Don’t Know Why.

After the ensemble sings Seasons of Love, from the Broadway show RENT, the cast takes its bows.

© 2008 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News

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