Don’t miss SHINE’s debut performance at its new venue, The Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica, on Sunday, April 19, at 7 p.m. In honor of the move, the theme will be “New Beginnings.” Storytellers will share inspiring true tales of fresh starts in relationships, careers, locales, and personal reinvention. Over the last 2-plus years, SHINE has grown into a highly popular storytelling event on the Westside. The event features experienced and new storytellers coming together once a month to share inspiring true stories. SHINE is known for its relaxed community atmosphere and powerful, entertaining stories.

This month SHINE will be hosted by Andrea Schell, a dynamic performer, writer, and producer. Schell recently performed her solo show, “From Seven Layers to a Bikini Top in Less Than Five Hours,” as part of Santa Monica Repertory Theater’s Solo Series. She is associate producer on the indie film “Tiger Orange,” created, produced and hosted the web show “What Would Men Say?” and can be seen telling stories at SHINE and around Los Angeles.

A special appearance by Wayne Perry will feature his dramatic personal story and a musical performance. Perry is a renowned singer, songwriter, recording artist, voice coach, and storyteller, and the published author of “Sound Medicine.” Originally from Chicago, Perry now performs his all-vocal music and outrageous storytelling in Los Angeles. He has also recorded 12 CDs and two videos. In the summer of 2014, he did a concert tour in Bulgaria, and was also featured in the cover story of L.A.’s Whole Person Magazine. He is the founder and director of The Holistic Voice Institute and Sound Therapy Center of Los Angeles.

Professional storytellers for SHINE are chosen from some of the nation’s top award-winning storytellers and writers. Amateur storytellers of all ages and walks of life also take the stage.

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