Michael Veldman rehearses with Kaye Perry, Brian Bawek and Erin Schumacher for the December, 10th anniversary show of Michael Veldman and Friends Thursday night at the Paramount Theatre. -- Eric Johnson
Michael Veldman rehearses with Kaye Perry, Brian Bawek and Erin Schumacher for the December, 10th anniversary show of Michael Veldman and Friends Thursday night at the Paramount Theatre. -- Eric Johnson

The stage is set: Veldman and Friends’ return to the Paramount

Published 11:27am Friday, October 18, 2013

Only 1,000 tickets left

Michael Veldman and Friends are getting ready for the big show.

Tickets to the popular four-person variety show are still available, though they may not be around for much longer.

“The main floor is pretty full for any event,” Paramount Theatre Executive Director Jennie Knoebel said. “Basically, we have all balcony seating left for every show.”

The shadows of Erin Schumacher, from left, Brian Bawek, Kaye Perry and Michael Veldman  stretches to the back of the stage at the Paramount Theatre, rehearse Thursday night for the Michael Veldman and Friends 10th anniversary show in December.
The shadows of Erin Schumacher, from left, Brian Bawek, Kaye Perry and Michael Veldman stretches to the back of the stage at the Paramount Theatre, rehearse Thursday night for the Michael Veldman and Friends 10th anniversary show in December.

Every show still has tickets, though there are about 1,000 tickets left for Michael Veldman and Friends’s run, according to Veldman. The four-person group’s “A Christmas to Remember,” will take place on Dec. 12, 14, 20 and 21 this year.

Veldman and co-stars Kaye Perry, Erin Schumacher and Brian Bawek have been hard at work practicing since May, and the group is running practices twice a week this month leading up to the big event.

“It’s turned into a family tradition,” Bawek said. “It’s something families can look forward to this time of year.”

What’s more, Veldman and Friends make sure every seat in the house is a good one — the group always sits in the balcony during its final practice to ensure the Michael Veldman and Friends set is visible to everyone, while they review the show’s music and pace.

“We make sure there’s not a bad seat in the house,” Veldman said.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the Paramount Box Office or online at www.paramounttheatre.org. For more information on Michael Veldman and Friends, visit www.michaelveldmanandfriends.com


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