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“Chicago” the Musical — July to Sept 2016


Chicago, The Musical

Chicago July 14th – September 11th, 2016 Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland, Oregon famous for talented and campy musicals.

Set in the mid 1920s Chicago. Found guilty and sentenced to death row, Roxie Hart and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal.

An American musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse.

Poster of Chicago the musical, playing the Cabaret theatre in ashland oregon

Chicago

To buy tickets click here for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre website.

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland is popular with locals as well as visitors. OCT presents musicals, revues, local musicians, and comedies.

The shows are presented in an elegant, theatre-dinner club setting in a restored, church and is on the National Historic register. The original church stained glass is still intact, as are the balconies..

Cabaret Theater is near hotels and B&B in downtown Ashland Oregon, a premiere B&B is Chanticleer Inn. The Cabaret is near the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, located at the corner of First and Hargadine Street.

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Pond Lily, First of the Season


Chanticleer Inn Pond Lily

The pond plants are blooming! Michiko took this striking photo — it’s too good not to share!

Pond lily

Pond Lily

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Vegetable Frittata with Turkey Bacon Lattice


Turkey Bacon Lattice on a Frittata, page 153

This is a fun way to add more protein to a vegetable frittata. If using turkey bacon, form the lattice on top of the vegetables and pour the egg batter over it all. No need to pre-cook the bacon, it will crisp up nicely over the egg.

I’ve never tried doing a lattice with pork bacon, but I’ve seen images online. Everything I have read suggests pre-cooking the bacon in the lattice form and then add on top of the frittata. And then cook the egg  If someone tries it with ‘real’ bacon please let me know how it went.

Plated frittata with a turkey bacon lattice topping

Plated frittata with a turkey-bacon lattice topping

Frittata with a turkey bacon lattice topping right out of the oven

Frittata with a turkey-bacon lattice topping right out of the oven

 

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La Cage Aux Folles, at the Camelot Theatre


La Cage Aux Folles

June 22 – July 31, 2016 at the Camelot Theatre

La Cage aux Folles: Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman and Book by Harvey Fierstein

Poster Playbill for La Cage Aux Folles playing at the Camelot theater

 

About La Cage aux Folles

This Tony Award Winning musical remains one of Broadway’s all time biggest hits!

After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, narcissistic politician.

Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the “star” performer ‘Zaza’. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.

Musical numbers include With You on My Arm, I Am What I Am and The Best of Times is Now.

About the Camelot Theatre Company

Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon a few short miles north where there are many hotels and B&Bs in Ashland OR.

The Camelot has a wonderful new state-of-the-art building, the James M. Collier Theatre. Here is the Camelot’s Mission Statement:
To be of service to the Rogue Valley, Oregon, by producing high-quality affordable plays, musicals and musical events while providing a supportive environment for professional and amateur theatre artists and technicians and inspiring and training adults, teens and children in the theatre arts.

You can read a short history of the theatre company if you click here.

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Gretchen Rumbaugh at Oregon Cabaret Theatre


Time After Time — Gretchen Rumbaugh

June 1, 2016 — Tickets $15.00

Ashland native Gretchen Rumbaugh comes home to the Oregon Cabaret to premiere her one-woman show about coming home again.

Picture of Gretchen Rumbaugh who is at the Cabaret Theater

Gretchen Rumbaugh

Tickets $15.  To buy tickets click here for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre website.

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland is popular with locals as well as visitors. OCT presents musicals, revues, local musicians, and comedies.

The shows are presented in an elegant, theatre-dinner club setting in a restored, church and is on the National Historic register. The original church stained glass is still intact, as are the balconies.

The Cabaret Theater is located near many B&B, vacation rentals and hotels in the heart of downtown Ashland Oregon. A block from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Cabaret is located at the corner of First and Hargadine Street.

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Spotlight on Liza Minnelli at Camelot Theatre


Liza Minnelli, a musical revue

June 2 – June 12, 2016 at the Camelot Theatre

Script by Catherine Noah

Camelot theater poster of Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli

About Spotlight on Liza Minnelli

From her first appearance at the age of 14 months in her mother’s film In the Good Old Summertime, to her Academy Award winning performance as Sally Bowles in the movie version of Cabaret, to her many television specials and concerts, the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minelli has wowed audiences with her many talents and touched our hearts with her vulnerability. Spotlight On Liza Minelli features 23 of Liza’s hits, including Maybe This Time, Liza with a Z, Cabaret, My Own Best Friend and New York, New York.

About the Camelot Theatre Company

Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon, a short distance from Ashland Oregon where there are many accommodations, B&Bs, hotels and vacation rentals.

The Camelot has a wonderful new state-of-the-art building, the James M. Collier Theatre. Here is their Mission Statement:
To be of service to the Rogue Valley, Oregon, by producing high-quality affordable plays, musicals and musical events while providing a supportive environment for professional and amateur theatre artists and technicians and inspiring and training adults, teens and children in the theatre arts.

You can read a short history of the theatre company if you click here.

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Migratory Bird Day, May 14, 2016


International Migratory Bird Day, always on the second Saturday of May, celebrations span across two continents at more than 700 locations, from Argentina to Canada, and the Caribbean.

Here in the “State of Jefferson” there will be a birdwatching field trip at Montague (Siskiyou County), California and a festival gathering in Ashland’s North Mountain Park. Klamath Bird Observatory will be at two local events—Montague and Ashland’s Rogue Valley Bird Festival.

2016 Rogue Valley Migratory Bird Day Celebration

North Mountain Park, Saturday, May 14, 8 a.m. to noon
Rogue Valley Bird Day is Ashland’s celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), which celebrates one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird — its journey between wintering and breeding grounds. This year’s theme, “Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation,” will highlight the many ways we protect birds, including a focus on the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty in the U.S. and Canada and emphasis on other agreements in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

Join us on Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to noon, to celebrate!

Enjoy… Wildlife Images exhibits, guided bird walks, shade-grown coffee, and a bird-calling contest at 10:30 a.m. for all ages. This outdoor event is admission-free and takes place at North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Avenue, Ashland.

To learn more about this national event visit www.birdday.org. 

For more information call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606 or the Klamath Bird Observatory at 541.201.0866.

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Field Trip

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Siskiyou Singers Spring Concert


Siskiyou Singers’ Spring Concert
“Out of the Shadows: Shedding Light on Women Composers,”
May 7 and 8, 2016 at the SOU Music Recital Hall.

Poster of Siskiyou Singers at SOU in Ashland Oregon

About the Siskiyou Singers

The Choir is a community choir comprised of intelligent, enthusiastic residents from the Rogue Valley and beyond. Its members hail from as far as Yreka and Grants Pass to experience the joy of choral singing.

The choir currently produces two concerts per year (one in early December, another in the Spring), each offering multiple performances. Siskiyou Singers have performed at various community events, such as, the Feast of Will, (an outdoor picnic marking the opening of the Oregon Shakespeare’s Elizabethan theater in Ashland), the anniversary concert of the Southern Oregon Concert Band, and joint concerts with other local choral groups. The choir also runs an Educational Outreach program.

For more information: call 541 482-5290 or go to their website

If you’re coming in from out of town, there are many B&Bs and hotels near SOU, a premier B&B is the Chanticleer Inn, the oldest continuing B&B in Ashland Oregon.

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Two Spring Mushrooming Class May 29 & June 5, 16


Mushrooming Class Given by Siskiyou Field Institute

Mushrooming! Learn all about the spring-fruiting fungi, including morels and more. Class emphasis will be identifying edible mushrooms as well as inedible and toxic species. The class will start with a brief spring mushroom overview at the Ashland Co-op Community classroom on Pioneer between B and A streets, in Ashland’s Railroad District, short walk from the Chanticleer Inn. Afterward the class will car pool up Highway 66 to foray near Howard Prairie Lake.

Morel mushrooming

Mushrooming for morels

Instructor: Mike Potts
Date: Sundays, May 29 and June 5, 2016
Location: Meet at the Ashland Food Co-op Community Classroom in the Railroad District
Tuition: $55

About Siskiyou Field Institute

The mission of the Siskiyou Field Institute is to increase the understanding of, and connection to, the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion through education, scientific research, and public engagement.
SFI provides the means for the region’s leading scientists and naturalists to share their passion and deep knowledge with the general public with dynamic field courses and youth education and Naturalist Certification programs.
The Institute is where people of all ages and educational background come to learn about and explore the remarkable Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion.
The Institute provides a wide variety of courses on topics from lichen identification to snorkeling with local salmon!

Gina Citoli at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre


A Cabaret of Consciousness

Gina Citoli on May 11, 2016

Gina Citoli captivates and delights the entire family with her songs, wisdom, and humor in her one woman rock musical. A grand, inspirational entertainment.

Gina Citoli singing at the Cabaret theater

Gina at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre

Tickets $15.

To buy tickets click here for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre website.

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland is popular with locals as well as visitors. OCT presents musicals, revues, local musicians, and comedies.

The shows are presented in an elegant, theatre-dinner club setting in a restored, church and is on the National Historic register. The original church stained glass is still intact, as are the balconies.

There are many lodging and accommodations near the Cabaret in the heart of downtown Ashland Oregon. A block from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Cabaret is located at the corner of First and Hargadine Street.

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