A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen.
No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards®, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations.
It’s also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa.
Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.
ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”
Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s GRAMMY Award®-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (SPRING AWAKENING), choreography by Steven Hoggett (BLACK WATCH) and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (NEXT TO NORMAL), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!”
TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’s Tony Award®-winning musical returns at last!
Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva’s passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying, Adored.” Don’t miss the stunning new production of EVITA, directed by MICHAEL GRANDAGE and choreographed by ROB ASHFORD, that Channel 4 New York calls “THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN!”
SISTER ACT is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LITTLE MERMAID, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights…but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams…not living in fear…and the power of music to connect all of us.
Forest Grove, July 29th. An all-star cast from the worlds of music and sports helped KISS lead guitarist Tommy Thayer put together another successful fundraiser for Pacific University Athletics. The 2012 Pacific University Legends Classic, hosted by the Beaverton native, grossed more than $360,000 to benefit the University’s 21-sport NCAA Division III athletics program. The event was held at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha.
Night Ranger front man Jack Blades
Former Oregon football coach and ESPN analyst Mike Bellotti and Colleen Bellotti
The silent auction was popular.
Music brought many together to support Tommy Thayer, who shared the stage with Robby Krieger from the Doors.
Tommy Thayer got the crowd excited during the live auction.
Friends included second from the left, original Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine, Tommy Thayer and legendary guitarist Robby Krieger from The Doors
The energetic crowd enjoyed a rocking night of music with over 20 celebrities from the worlds of music, sports and entertainment. More than 350 people attended the dinner, auction, and concert. The benefit concert brought together a hall of fame lineup of some greats from the world of music. Joining Thayer on stage were Night Ranger front man Jack Blades and drummer Kelly Keagy, the Eagles’ original lead guitarist, Don Felder; legendary guitarist Robby Krieger from the Doors, original Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine, country musician/comedian Gary Mule Deer and acclaimed Portland-based jazz saxophonist Patrick Lamb.
Tommy & Amber Thayer
“It was another magical event,” said Thayer. “I sincerely thank everyone who made the 2012 Legends Classic such a great success. I am looking forward to another exciting event in 2013.”
Other highlights of the 2012 Pacific University Legends Classic included:
• A special appeal during the live auction raised over $64,000 for the Boxer Learning Center, a state-of-the-art audio-visual learning in the University’s Stoller Center. Featuring the latest interactive video technology, the center will allow Pacific teams to review game tape, watch live video and strategize for success.
• Joining Thayer in supporting Pacific athletics in the two-day event were PGA professionals Casey Martin, Brian Henninger, and Tommy Masters; LPGA standouts Stephanie Louden, Paige Mackenzie, and Perry Swenson; former Portland Trail Blazers Bobby Gross and Jerome Kersey; NASCAR legend Geoff Bodine, former Oregon football coach and ESPN analyst Mike Bellotti and former Major League Baseball player Richie Sexson. Shauna Parsons, anchor of Fox 12 Oregon’s Ten ‘O Clock News, served as master of ceremonies for Sunday’s dinner, auction, and concert.
• Terry Boyd and Ron Callan of KPAM-AM 860 broadcast both of their shows live from the tournament on Monday, which included interviews with most of the event’s celebrity guests.
Pacific University enrolls 3,302 students, who represent all 50 states and 23 foreign countries. The University strives to provide an education of exceptional quality in liberal arts and sciences and selected professional programs, in preparing students for service to a changing community, nation, and world. The video below offers more information about the University.
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