BANDON -- Bandon Showcase begins its 16th season with the entertaining and versatile performance of 6 Guitars.

The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Sprague Theater, 1202 11th St. SW in Bandon.

6 Guitars is a pitch-perfect blend of music, comedy and characters. Some compare his routine to a Saturday Night Live skit, complete with hilarity and off-the-cuff comedy. Chase Padgett delivers a virtuosic performance as he becomes 6 different guitar players, each with their own distinct voice, views and musical style (blues, jazz, rock, classical, folk, and country).

During this 85 minute show, each of the characters, ranging from a 19-year-old rock prodigy to an 87-year-old blues man, share their journey with music from discovery to mastery through songs and stories that leaves every audience laughing, crying and falling in love with music all over again.

6 Guitars premiered in the 2010 Orlando International Fringe Festival where it was greeted with sold-out houses and standing ovations. Since then, it has traveled internationally, becoming one of the most successful shows from the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit by breaking attendance records and receiving high praise from critics.

In 2013 it became one of the top 5 highest grossing shows in the history of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival by selling nearly 3,000 tickets in 12 days. In 2015 it broke that record with 3,200 tickets.

6 Guitars has showcased at several Performing Arts Showcases, such as Arts Midwest, Pacific Contact, Contact East and more.

Tickets to the show cost $25 each and are available at Bandon Mercantile (541-347-4341), on Bandon Showcase's updated website: www.bandonshowcase.org, or at the door. All shows are reserved seating.

Delicious treats and beverages are complimentary during intermission, sponsored by Coastal Mist Chocolate Boutique and Edgewaters Restaurant.

As part of its mission statement, Bandon Showcase, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to bringing outreach opportunities to Bandon’s youth. This is done in a variety of manners – school assemblies, special performances at the Sprague Theater, master classes and onstage performances. The Bandon High School Speech Team and coaches will be special guests at this performance. The tickets are underwritten by Showcase outreach sponsors.

To learn more about Showcase outreach and other sponsorships, visit the Bandon Showcase website or contact MaryAnn Soukup, 541-329-0380.

For more information on 6 Guitars and Chris Padgett, visit the website at http://www.chasepadgett.com/shows/6-guitars.

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