Even though The Majestic Theatre recently reached its centennial birthday, it’s still alive and kicking. As we move into the latter half of 2013, there are some awesome events in store for fans of everything from zombies to lighting design.
On September 19, 20 at 7:30pm , and then September 21 at 2:30pm there will be $10 seats available for performances of Pulitzer finalist play Love Letters by A.R. Gurney.
The start of October will see a visit from successful and outspoken folk pop artist Dar Williams. Known for songs discussing gender issues, religion and anti-commercialism, she’ll arrive on the 5th for a 7:30pm show. Tickets will range from $18-40.
As October moves forward, there will be workshops offered for those interested in play writing on the 5th, 12th and 19th, lighting design on the 18th and set design on the 19th. Each workshop is $6, or $15 if you’d like to attend all three.
Come October 25th, horn-heavy Portland jazz group The Shanghai Woolies will be tearing up the stage in style. Show starts at 7:30pm. Just a few days earlier on the 18th, folk singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey will drop in for a 7:30pm show with opener Chris Arellano.
On Halloween they’ll be hosting a zombie movie festival, featuring the classic Night of the Living Dead, White Zombie, and Revolt of the Zombies. Excellent choices for the purists out there, the marathon kicks off at 7:30pm.
Want to try your hand on stage? Free improv classes taught by Eric Nepom of Corvallis’ Infinite Improv continue every Tuesday night at 7:30pm.
Although your chance at auditioning for The Sound Of Music has passed, you’ll still be able to catch one or more of 14 performances in November. The show will run from the 7th until the 24th.
For more information and updated event details, check out http://majestic.org/.
By Johnny Beaver