Karen and Tony Montanaro Submitted photo

Karen Montanaro’s one-woman, multi-media show, “Tony Montanaro – A Love Story,” is a comical, intimate, and in depth account of the personal and professional relationship between Tony and Karen Montanaro. Having performed it for two sold out houses earlier this summer, Karen will make a final encore performance at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, at the Celebration Barn in South Paris.

When Tony and Karen met in 1987, he was a world-renowned mime artist and she was a professional ballet dancer. Tony was 60 years old and freshly divorced. Karen was a 27 year-old virgin. Tony was ready to leave his former life, buy an Airstream, and hit the road. Karen was at a dead end, suffering from anxiety attacks and a life-threatening malaise. Thus began a relationship that Karen credits with saving her life, imparting grand lessons in vulnerability, artistry, and love.

An early student of both Marcel Marceau and Marceau’s teacher, Etienne Decroux, Tony Montanaro was one of the great masters of mime. Learn more about the show and Tony Montanaro’s legacy at mimespokenhere.com/love.

Karen Montanaro is a world-renowned dancer and mime artist, an award-winning choreographer, and the innovator of “mimedance” (the fusion of two classical art forms). Learn more about Karen Montanaro at mimedance.com.

All patrons attending a show at Celebration Barn must present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and a matching photo ID. A booster shot, while recommended by the CDC, is not required in order to attend a show at this time. Attendees 4 and under are only required to wear a mask.

Limited tickets are available for $30 for adults, $20 for seniors (65+), and $10 for kids (17 and under). Tickets are general admission. The lobby and concessions open at 7 p.m. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, visit celebrationbarn.com. Celebration Barn Theater is located just off Route 117 at 190 Stock Farm Rd., South Paris.

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