Warren Miller returns to the stage in Seattle for one night. The icon of the ski film industry has been removed from the public ear for several years, but breaks his silence to enthrall fans once again with his wry wit.
Miller, who retired on an island in the Seattle region, hasn't been a part of the ski movies that bear his name for several years. In fact, a recent ruling in a lawsuit forbids him from narrating snow sports films.
But the legendary moviemaker will head to the stage Nov. 21 for An Evening With Warren Miller. The rare speaking event, presented by Warren Miller Co., puts the 86-year-old back where he started, interacting with his audience as he used to do with his early films.
"The evening gives Warren an unchoreographed opportunity to tell his story," Colin Kaufmann, CEO of Warren Miller Co., told OnTheSnow. "The feature is Warren himself with a backdrop of prints of him and by him."
The evening is expected to run about two hours with Miller presenting a monologue in the first half. The second half offers a unique opportunity for members of the audience. "The room is conducive to audience participation, and the real feature is Warren fielding questions interactively from the audience," said Kaufmann.
An Evening With Warren Miller takes place at 6 p.m., Nov. 21 in Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. A general admission ticket costs $35. The Ski Bum Ticket, which costs $65, offers priority seating and a post function with Miller who will be signing copies of his book, Wine, Women, Warren and Skis.
Partial proceeds from the event will go to The Warren Miller Freedom Foundation. The foundation aims to equip aspiring entrepreneurs with business skills.
An Evening With Warren Miller may not be a singular event. Kaufmann indicated that Miller has a "distinct interest" in doing more shows of this type. "We are considering other market places, most likely on the West Coast," he said. "Where people express a lot of interest might influence our plans."
"The reception so far has been extraordinary," he added. The number of fans on the Warren Miller Facebook page can attest to that.
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