Running and music have always gone together, with many music-themed races like the Rock ’N’ Roll Marathon series and the old Nike Run Hit Wonder. And even if music is not part of the theme, many races have upbeat music playing at the start/finish line or even live performers to keep the runners entertained after the race.
So the Portland Musical Theater Company’s production, “Rock, Roll and Remember: A Tribute To Dick Clark and American Bandstand” should appeal to runners as well as music fans in general. The 2-hour show will include over 40 hit songs from the 1950s through the ‘80s. The show premieres on April 28th and runs through May 21st, at the Mister Theater, 1847 East Burnside Street in Portland.
“For close to 40 years and an astounding 883 episodes, American Bandstand and its host Dick Clark had its finger on the pulse of popular music, introducing several generations of rock, pop and soul artists to the world and propelling their singles to the top of the charts.
Known as ‘the world’s oldest teenager,’ Clark welcomed everyone from ABBA to X to the TV stage, where a live audience of youngsters danced to the music. The world-premiere revue Rock, Roll and Remember brings that feeling back, featuring songs from every decade the show aired, from the ’50s to the ’80s. You’ll hear everything from ‘ABC’ and ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ to ‘Boogie Fever,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and way beyond.”
Tickets are now available and start at around $12-$20, or you can call the box office at 971-225-SHOW. Groups of 10 or more can receive a discount. And everyone is encouraged to dress up in styles from their favorite decade. Seats are already selling out, so secure your spot ASAP!
After you rock around the clock you can rock around the block with a downtown run. Or you can head down to the waterfront or up to Washington Park. ‘Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run.