Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 29th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Chanticleer Inn Garden in SpringOver the years, more than 1,500 bulbs have been planted throughout the gardens. Some are early spring bloomers, such as those in these pictures, others are mid- and late-spring blooming. Ever a challenge in the Chanticleer Inn garden, thankfully, the deer don't like daffodils and hyacinths (yet). [caption id="attachment_4241" align="alignleft" width="189"] Daffodils[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4243" align="alignright" width="189"] Tassel Bush and Red Camellias[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4244" align="alignleft" width="180"] Wood Hyacinths[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4242" align="alignright" width="184"] Miniature Daffodils[/caption]
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 26th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Camelot Theatre "Sunset Boulevard" -- a ReviewLivia Genise's version of Sunset Boulevard is a "kinder, gentler version of tale told in classic Wilder movie" says Roberta Kent writing for the Daily Tidings. I always love to promote the 'other' performing arts venues in the Rogue Valley. The town of Talent, just a few miles up the road from Ashland, is the home of the Camelot Theatre. This community theater does a wonderful job mainly due the untiring efforts of its Artist Director Livia Genise. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="354"] Camelot Theatre's production of "Sunset Boulevard." Livia Genise plays Norma Desmond and Nathan Monks is Joe Gillis in Photo courtesy of Steve Sutfin[/caption] Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton Based on the Billy Wilder Film Starring Livia Genise and Nathan Monks Directed by Roy Von Rains, Jr. Go here to read Roberta Kent's review of "Sunset Boulevard"
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 9th, 2015 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_4146" align="alignright" width="300"] Guys and Dolls[/caption]
Guys and Dolls -- a ReviewGuys and Dolls is truly entertaining and very well done ... this coming from someone who loves music and especially dance, but not particularly musical theater. If you like musical theater, then you must go to see Guys and Dolls. Others who are musical theater lovers, such as, my friend Jim are loving the show. The two lead women, Kate Hurster and Robin Goodrin Nordli, really sparkle and shine, nearly stealing the show. I also loved how Rodney Gardiner played Nathan Detroit. The dancing was excellent, perhaps the best choreography Oregon Shakespeare Festival has done yet (err, in a long time). David Stabler's review (see it here) provides another view, funnily enough reflecting much of what I think and feel.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: March 6th, 2015 | 0 Comments
2015 Ashland Farmers Market Opens[caption id="attachment_4117" align="alignright" width="300"] Organic Carrots[/caption] Always fun, the Ashland Farmers market, also called Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market, provides a wide selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables. As well as herbs, plants, soaps and crafts. Music and food booths add to the festive feel. TUESDAYS 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory on 1420 E. Main Street
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 21st, 2015 | 0 Comments
Siskiyou Center: Shakespeare, Women and Song[caption id="attachment_1028" align="alignright" width="372"] Miles Fletcher and Robin Goodrin Nordli in "Into The Woods" (photo by T. Charles Erickson)[/caption] If you want an immersive program to learn more about Oregon Shakespeare Festival's spring plays and meet those who actually make it happen, check out Siskiyou Center's program April 19-24.
Theatre Instructor: Barzin AkhavanTopics that will be covered:
- What's the connection between Shakespeare and modern musical theater and how they overlap?
- Find out how a musical theater performer uses a score with language, not notes, to tell a story. Learn how an actor uses the musicality of Shakespeare’s words to make the language clear for the audience.
- Discover some of the unconventional female characters who are on stage at Oregon Shakespeare Festival this season, and how they contribute to the overall production.
- Delve into the world premiere production of the absorbing tale of Fingersmith, aptly described by Oregon Shakespeare Festival as “a wild ride of a Victorian crime thriller!”
Daily ScheduleClick HERE to see a day-by-day schedule complete with class times, meals, and theater performances.
Program Fee Includes:
- Tickets to 3 performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
- Ticket to 1 performance at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre
- 13 lectures/discussions with theater professionals and Shakespeare scholars
- 13 meals (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners—2 dinners “on your own”)
- Final dinner at a wonderful restaurant in Ashland
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 11th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors and Designers Receive 2014 Falstaff AwardsToday PlayShakespeare.com announced the nominees and winners for their 2014 Falstaff Awards.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 4th, 2015 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_4074" align="alignright" width="300"] Josh Feinberg[/caption]
Josh Feinberg sitar, with Ravi Albright, tabla traditional Indian ragasCome and enjoy an evening of traditional Indian ragas with Feinberg and Albright this Saturday. More about Josh Feinberg sitar and more about Ravi Albright tabla Saturday, February 7, 2015 • 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 Often in the off-season the Chanticleer Inn B&B donates room(s) to Ariella St. Claire Production musicians. This coming weekend, we will be hosting Josh and Ravi.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: February 4th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Identity of Shakespeare Mysterious Mr. WH Possibly Revealed
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: January 27th, 2015 | 0 CommentsDo those costumes look familiar? They should ... Saturday Night Live used Oregon Shakespeare Festival's costumes for a skit. Who knew?
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: December 29th, 2014 | 0 Comments