Blast From the Past: Diana Ross

The one and only Diana Ross had the audience on their feet in 2015. She brought uninhibited energy to the stage that was matched only by the audience’s excitement. An unforgettable performance overall, The Paramount’s Executive Director, Chris Eure, recalled one particularly iconic moment:

“Being Diana Ross, I’m sure she was used to much larger venues,” Chris said. “However, the audience completely won her over, and she really responded to the intimate space. When the performance was over, I went out to the lobby to talk with patrons as they left…but no one ever came out! I finally went back into the auditorium, only to see Diana on the stage again. She was dressed in leggings and a T-shirt with a towel around her neck, and she was giving an encore! Her stage manager was just as shocked as we were – encore performances from Diana Ross were completely unheard of. At the end of the song, the owner of Cappellino’s Crazy Cakes, who was sitting in the front row, handed her a cupcake, and she took a bite as she exited the stage. It was truly an unforgettable night.”

We truly cannot wait to be able to safely bring us all together again for more magical nights on stage at The Paramount. We are diligently working to reschedule many of our events that have been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These events contribute significantly toward our yearly operating budget, and we know that we will suffer a devastating loss of revenue as a local nonprofit theater. Please consider making a donation to The Paramount.

Photos by Rob Garland Photographers