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Magical, Musical Melodrama – SHANGHAIED IN ASTORIA

Miss MacieCHRISLYNN TAYLOR, Northcoast musical actress is being honored this year for her 20th anniversary with Astor Street Opry Company (ASOC). Known only to some as Miss Macie, the respected Lady of the Saloon, who runs a tight ship in ASOC’s award winning summer musical melodrama, Taylor has possessed numerous roles in the show, but she is truly the exalted spirit of the fish town Madam (who doesn’t need a marriage license for security).

Shanghaied is off and running this July, with the giant cast of stage goofballs, ready to overact and take the popcorn in the face. From cannery coquets to slimy waterfront rat type characters, the “stink” and the camp runs high in the hysterical, cannery musical classic, based on traditional local cultural folklore. Native or tourist – it’s a  ball!!!! The ASOC Playhouse is a charm too, with its old school saloon look. Local brew pub beer at the back bar sustains your thirst and the cast of Shanghaied sustains your laughter.

SHOW RUN: July 7th and runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings until September 10th with four Sunday matinees on July 17TH, August 7th, August 28th and Sept. 4th at The ASOC Playhouse, 129 West Bond Street, and Uniontown. Tickets are $20 to 16 with a special “Champagne Gala Opening” on Thursday July 7th 2011. Tickets can be purchased by calling our Ticket Hotline 503-325-6104 to leave a voice mail. Calls will be returned 10:00 am to 3:00pm daily.

ASOC is also holding a fun drawing — an opportunity for you and six of your closest friends to “Get Shanghaied”! On the MISS VIVIAN’S WILD RIDE win a private limousine Pub Crawl Tour w/ Shanghaied bad girl Vivian during the 8th Annual PUB CRAWL on August 20th 2011. The prize includes an exclusive one-night only limousine tour provided by North Coast Limousines and includes: a stop at all 2011 MISS VIVIAN candidate’s watering holes. There, you and your company will be the 2011 judges for the Miss Vivian ”Shanghai Trap Doors Stories” and “Shanghaied Cocktail” created just for this unique event! Also included on this magical night for everyone: Champagne and snacks, souvenir Shanghaied Glasses, 2011 Shanghaied Sturdy Women Tees, front row seats to any of our upcoming shows, and free admission to the SHANGHAIED BALL! Tickets sold at the show. For general info on the upcoming Pub Crawl, go to astorstreetoprycompany.com.

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