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Theatre alliance, Bag&Baggage team up to premiere 'Cabaret Cupid'

COURTESY PHOTO - Bag&Baggage Artistic Director Scott Palmer, emcee of the evenings festivities, rehearses a poem for B&Bs Cabaret Cupid, premiering at the Venetian Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14.   Bag&Baggage Productions will celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend with “Cabaret Cupid,” a production that features an evening of song, dance, comedy and performance featuring some of the region’s most celebrated artists and performers.

The event is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at The Venetian Theatre, 253 E. Main Street in Hillsboro, and will include more than two hours of dance, opera, music, comedy, poetry, monologues and performances selected

specifically to celebrate love and romance.

This year’s event is being presented in partnership with the Portland Area Theatre Alliance (PATA) and its Valentine Fund. The Valentine Fund was started by the alliance in 1987 to provide financial assistance to members of the Portland-area theater community in times of medical or personal emergency. The Valentine Fund is made possible by donations from the community, businesses, and PATA members, and the organization holds an annual fundraising drive and accept donations throughout the year.

“Last year’s event was a huge success,” said Scott Palmer, B&B’s artistic director. “We are thrilled that so many new performers are joining us for this third year, in part to support The Valentine Fund.”

Tickets are $30 for individuals, and $50 for couples, and can be purchased at bagnbaggage.org.