835 Wall St
North Bend, OR 97459
Circus, music, and comedy fill the Tower Theater on Saturday, July 15. The New Old Time Chautauqua, a nonprofit arts organization, is returning to Bend for one night only with a live vaudeville show offering good old fashioned fun for kids and adults.
The show features show-stopping acts by world renowned juggling group, The Flying Karamazov Brothers; Ty Vennewitz, cyr wheel and hula hoop artist; Poki McCorkle, award winning mime and juggler; The Pipia Sisters, real life sister duo on dueling sousaphones; and special guest, Kendall Knowles, Bend’s own aerialist extraordinaire.
Throughout the show, enjoy the rousing live music and zany wisecracks by the Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Chamber Band/Orchestra, playing music ranging from marches and sambas to New Orleans Jazz.
The New Old Time Chautauqua is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing laughter and inspiration to communities that need it most.
Following Chautauqua’s stop in the Bend, the troupe of 50 volunteer performers and educators will travel north to offer free performances and arts education in Madras and on the Warm Springs reservation, in addition to outreach performances at the Deer Ridge Correctional Facility, and the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute.
The organization was founded in 1981 by the Flying Karamazov Brothers, Patch Adams, and Faith Petric. Inspired by the traveling Chautauquas of the early 20th century, Chautauqua aims to be a catalyst for strengthening communities and elevating lives through laughter, inspiration, and learning. For the past 36 years, the dedicated group of performers and educators have volunteered their summer months to bring high quality live entertainment and arts education to communities throughout the United States; visiting rural communities, Native American reservations, schools, prisons, youth correctional facilities, assisted living facilities, and hospitals.
The organization has brought joy and entertainment to communities throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Alaska and British Columbia, and post-Katrina New Orleans.
Proceeds from the performance at the Tower Theatre will help to offset costs of the New Old Time Chautauqua’s 2017 summer tour to rural communities in Central and Eastern Oregon.