Ashland Contemporary Theater premiers Pompadour — a new play by Molly Best Tinsley
“Pompadour” plays three weekends starting January 19th, produced by Ashland Contemporary Theater, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way.
Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, from Jan. 19 thru Feb. 3.
Tickets: Regular admission: $15 Senior/student, $12.
Tickets can be bought at Paddington Station in Ashland, and Grocery Outlet in Medford, as well as online on the ACT website, by credit card thru Paypal.
Ashland Contemporary Theater presents the play as though you were a guest at the tiny private theater in Versailles — which means seating is limited. ADVANCE PURCHASE is recommended.
Voltaire called Mme Pompadour a “soul born sincere,” “with good sense,” and “justice in her heart.”
Tinsley’s play begins at the end, when Pompadour has had a potentially fatal confrontation with the King’s latest young lover. As she clings to life in her chambers at Versailles, she begins to make sense of her own. Read More
Mt. Shasta Nordic Ski Weekend
Southern Oregon Nordic Ski Club is hosting its “annual” ski weekend at Mt. Shasta.
Save the weekend of January 11–13, 2013. Edgar & Karen are planning the somewhat annual Mt. Shasta Nordic Ski Weekend with details to come.
The traditional Mt. Shasta weekend can be a full 3-day outing or a one-day event. Your choice, with the big “wine and cheese” after ski gathering and dinner on Saturday January 12th.
While past Mt. Shasta events have been postponed or canceled because of too much snow, or too little snow, we are planning, or at least wishing, for a Mama Bear amount of snow this season.
Check with Edgar & Karen Hee 541 734‑4872, for information and details.
As a young adult, Chris Botti toured with Frank Sinatra, and then for Paul Simon and was a featured soloist in Sting’s band. Born in Oregon, Chris Botti, a trumpet prodigy, has become a star in his own right during the last decade, with multiple Grammy nominations and his own PBS special. If you love sweet smooth jazz come to the Craterian.
For more information on this wonderful trumpet player
16 January 2013 at 7:30 PM
Presented by: Craterian Performances
Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon
Jeff Peterson, Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar with Ka Pi’o O Ke Ānuenue, Ashland’s Hula Hui
Presented by St. Claire Productions
Friday, January 11, 2013 at 8pm
Tickets: $20/advance, $22/door, $10/teens 12–17,
children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland
Jeff Peterson, playing live music Ashland Oregon. Recognized as one of Hawaii’s most versatile musicians, Jeff Peterson performs a combination of Slack Key guitar, classical, and jazz music while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage.
Neil Berg 101 Years of Broadway Song & Dance
Caviar for musical theater lovers! Dynamic showman Neil Berg is back, with a brand new playlist of classic and contemporary Broadway show stoppers. For the first time, Neil Berg stellar show will feature dance as well as song, as a potent pair of hoofers takes the stage along with the usual line-up of powerhouse vocalists. Mixing intimacy with show-biz sizzle, Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway is an ace musical revue you won’t want to miss!
12 January 2013 at 7:30 PM
Presented by: Craterian Performances
Southern Oregon Nordic Ski Holiday Party!
December 22nd, 10AM, at Lake of the Woods
Bring your skis or snowshoes; and come ready to play! All levels welcome.
Meet at Lake of the Woods Resort Marina at 10:00 a.m.
- Beginner lesson by Michael Dawkins
- Novice ski outing by Stefanie Ferrara
- Snowshoe outing by Marian Crumme
- Intermediate outing by Ron Gardner
After a day of skiing, meet up at the Marina between 2:00–3:00 p.m. The club will provide the pizza’s from the Marina grill. Fresh baked cookies from home would be welcome.
There will be a ski related/white elephant gift exchange if you want to participate. This event is hosted by Stefanie and she can be reached at 541–890-2979.
Carpool options from Ashland and Medford, details to follow. The Grants Pass Nordic Club will be joining us.
One of my new favorites: Tot Restaurant!
At 310 Oak St. (walking distance from the Chanticleer Inn) check out their menu and the website: www.totrestaurant.com
Opened June ’12, one of the newest places in town. I’ve been there twice, each time it was a delight. Wonderful food and great service.
They call themselves “Southeast Asian BBQ”, but it’s more that BBQ. Soups, rice bowls and sandwiches are available — all very well prepared with great mix of flavors! Worth going back and back, and back.
For more restaurant selections go to Ellen’s favorite eatery list.
Southern Oregon Nordic Club (SONC) Meeting
7:00 PM Thursday, December 6, 2012
Location D&S Harley Davidson, Phoenix
Presentation on Physical Preparation for Ski Season
Be sure to mark your calendar for So OR Nordic skiing club’s second meeting of the season. The program highlight will be Mary Ellen of Jackson County Physical Therapy who will share the best ways to get in shape for the season, and the best stretches to take care of our muscles after a tour.
Also on the agenda is a short presentation for beginners who will be participating in SONC lessons: a who, where, when, what, and how to be ready.
In addition, board member Marian Crumme will review the responsibilities of outing participants. Stay tuned as well for other important announcements , AND a dry land lesson from Michael Dawkins.
And no meeting is complete without refreshments – we’ll have plenty – and a RAFFLE with extra– nice prizes for the season (hint: wouldn’t you love to have a steaming hot beverage during a cold ski tour?).
“Forty-Second Street” at the Camelot Theatre
FORTY-SECOND STREET, November 28 – December 30, 2012
Music by Harry Warren, Lyrics by Al Dubin, Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes.
Every audience enjoys watching the underdog succeed! This Tony Award winning musical is a celebration of Broadway and the people involved in show business. A story of hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love, the musical highlights aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer and takes us on her journey. Musical hits include Lullaby of Broadway, You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me and Forty-Second Street. Read More
November 16 – December 30, Previews November 14 & 15
Performances nightly @ 8:00 except:
Nov 19, 22, 26, 27; Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 24 & 25
Saturday & Sunday brunch matinees @ 1:00
The Wonderettes are back! This seasonal sequel finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party where Betty Jean works in corporate sales. Missy is newly married and just back from her honeymoon with Bill. Cindy Lou has a bigger beehive but a softer heart. And Suzy is as ditzy as ever. When Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity, plus some great holiday tunes, to save their holiday party: Read More