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Talent never stops flowing in theater troupe

Northwest Senior Theatre invites people of all ages to enjoy its spring gala May 14 - 17


by: RON TENISON/FOR THE REGAL COURIER - ANOTHER STELLAR SHOW â€' Among the acts in Northwest Senior Theatre's spring show are Duane Crane (left), Sue Tenison and Vic McGraw singing 'How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm?'Northwest Senior Theatre is presenting ita annual spring gala in May featuring songs from the fabulous 1920s, '30s and '40s plus a salute to early radio called "Do You Remember These?"

Among the ever-popular songs in the show are "On The Sunny Side of The Street," "Happy Days Are Here Again," "Thanks for the Memories" and "Are You Havin' Any Fun?"

Plus, the show includes a great tap dance, "Anything Goes," and a soft-shoe routine.

Musical director Ray Beyer of King City said in his director's notes for the show, “Music of the 1920s '30's, '40's and even into mid-century seems to have staying power in our collective memories. Songs such as 'By the Light of the Silvery Moon,' 'Me and My Shadow' and many more never seem to fade. Just start humming or singing one, and soon the whole room has joined in.

"Northwest Senior Theatre wants to bring them back once again. From early 1911 Irving Berlin to the 1950s' Beatles' 'Do You Remember These,' our spring gala brings you 30 songs, along with soft shoe and tap dances associated with some of those pieces.

"And as you listen, if you feel inclined to join in and hum along, feel free. The next step would be to audition and join our cast. Well, that last part may not be your cup of tea, (but) the point is, let the show take you back and enjoy.”

by: RON TENISON/FOR THE REGAL COURIER - HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN - The many acts in the senior troupe's spring show include Lee Wallace (left), Betty Merrill and Bill Morris singing 'Happy Days Are Here Again.' Northwest Senior Theatre is a group of experienced (55 and older) performers who love to entertain. They develop two new professional-quality musical- variety shows each year, complete with costumes, scenery, choreography and, of course, lots of music.

The cast members travel from as far as Hubbard, Cornelius, Gresham, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Happy Valley and Beaverton to rehearse two days a week.

Performances of “Do You Remember These?” will be held Wednesday through Saturday, May 14, 15, 16 and 17, at 2 p.m. at the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland.

Admission is $5 at the door, and there is open seating plus lots of free parking, and the facility is wheelchair/walker accessible.

For more information on the spring gala, call 503-227-2003 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.nwseniortheatre.org.