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Chess, The Musical at the Camelot Theatre

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Chess, the Musical

August 31 - October 2, 2016

Music by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus Lyrics by Tim Rice, and Book by Richard Nelson

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About Chess, The Musical

The collaborators on Chess are giants of rock music and rock musicals (such as, Mama Mia!) and they have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations.

Here the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super power politics and international intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the earnest Russian champion, the loutish American chess star and a Hungarian American female assistant who arrives at the international chess match in Bangkok with the American but falls for the Russian.

From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes One Night in Bangkok, Someone Else's Story, Pity the Child and Heaven Help My Heart.

About Camelot Theatre

Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon in the beautiful Rogue Valley, just a few short miles north of premier lodging in Ashland, Oregon.

The Camelot has a wonderful new state-of-the-art building, the James M. Collier Theatre. Here is the 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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Raft Rogue River Ecology Trip August 21, 16

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Rogue Undammed: River Ecology from a Raft

What happens to a river and its habitats once the dams go away? Find out as you raft Rogue River and immerse yourself in its ecology during this removal and restoration adventure. [caption id="attachment_5115" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Raft rogue river Siskiyou Field Institute image of the Raft Rogue River class[/caption] The session will start at approximately 9 am at the TouVelle State Park boat launch area (north side of river downstream from Table Rock Road bridge). After a short introduction, the group will raft Rogue River for approximately 6 miles (river mile 131 to river mile 125), stopping along the way to observe and discuss river processes such as sediment movement, habitat complexity, river channel features. The group will stop near Bear Creek for lunch and the site of the former Gold Ray Dam to see and discuss restoration and monitoring actions since the dam was removed in August 2010. Float will then proceed to the take out point. Instructor: Craig Tuss, M.S. Date: Sunday, August 21 , 2016 Location: Meet at TouVelle State Park boat launch Tuition: $155

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!

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Spotlight on Musical Theatre

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Spotlight On Musical Theatre

August 11 - August 21, 2016

Script by: Paula Flowers

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About Spotlight on Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre has been entertaining audiences since 1849. This spotlight focuses on the specific songs from musicals that have not only entertained but have moved and inspired us. Spotlight On Musical Theatre includes songs from The Lion King, Aladdin, Into the Woods and Wicked and guarantees to leave you uplifted and thankful for this uniquely American art form!

About Camelot Theatre

Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon in the beautiful Rogue Valley, just a few miles north of Ashland. Find the best lodging in Ashland Oregon, Chanticleer Inn B&B. The Camelot has a wonderful new state-of-the-art building, the James M. Collier Theatre. Here is our 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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Legally Blonde at Camelot Theatre

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Legally Blonde

August 4 - August 7, 2016, at the Camelot Theatre

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE TIMES: 7 pm Thursday, Aug. 4th - Saturday, Aug. 6th, 2 pm matinee Friday, Aug. 5th - Sunday, Aug. 7th

Music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach.

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Legally Blonde, the story

Based on the novel Legally Blonde, by Amanda Brown and the hit movie with the same name, this musical is fresh and effervescent fun. It tells the story of Elle Woods, a stylish, self-absorbed sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School just to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner.

She discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others, and successfully defends exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial. Throughout the show, no one has faith in Elle Woods, but she manages to surprise them when she defies expectations while staying true to herself.

About the Camelot Theatre

Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon in the beautiful Rogue Valley, just a few miles north where there are many wonderful accommodations in Ashland Oregon, Chanticleer Inn B&B.

The Camelot has a wonderful new state-of-the-art building, the James M. Collier Theatre. Here is our 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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Chicago musical at OR Cabaret

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More Show Times for the Chicago Musical!

Oregon Cabaret Theatre is in deep trouble! Trouble keeping up with the demand for the Chicago Musical!   [caption id="attachment_5283" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Chicago musical dance scene Chicago Musical![/caption] So they are adding more 4 performances of Chicago: 7/31 8pm, 8/7 8pm, 8/14 8pm, 8/20 1pm. All tables are currently available! Give them a call to book these new show times:  541.488.2902 or visit oregoncabaret.com.  

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ThePianoGuys at the Britt July 28, 2016

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The Piano Guys

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The Piano Guys are at the Britt Festival July, 28, 2016

Thepianoguys are an American musical sensation members are: Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek. Their popularity grew via YouTube, where piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music are posted. Schmidt and Nelson's music is accompanied by professional-quality videos shot and edited by Paul Anderson and formerly by Tel Stewart. Their first four major-label albums The Piano GuysThe Piano Guys 2A Family Christmas, and Wonders each reached number one on the Billboard New Age Albums and Classical Albums charts

The videos — with a pianist and a cellist — play classical and pop mash-ups against beautiful backdrops such as the Utah desert, the Great Wall of China and, most recently, a set for the Batcave. The latter turned them into a YouTube viral sensation.

“You have a cello and a piano playing in a classical vein, but it is tough to pin us down,” Mr. Nelson said. He dislikes the term crossover because, he says, most classical musicians just put a drum beat behind traditional music to reach a broader audience. Instead they will take, for example, five of the most memorable melodies from a classical work like Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and infuse it with a pop song, as they did with OneRepublic’s “Secrets.”

The Britt Festivals

Britt Music & Arts Festival, is Southern Oregon's premier outdoor summer performing arts festival. Located in the charming historic gold-rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon. The Britt presents dozens of summer concerts, featuring world-class artists in classical music, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop, and country music. Britt's outdoor venue was the estate of the 19th century photographer Peter Brill. Its sloped grassy hillside forms a natural amphitheater surrounded by majestic Ponderosa pines and native Madrones.

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“Chicago” the Musical — July to Sept 2016

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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. [caption id="attachment_4801" align="aligncenter" width="510"]Poster of Chicago the musical, playing the Cabaret theatre in ashland oregon Chicago[/caption] 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

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Chanticleer Inn Pond Lily

The pond plants are blooming! Michiko took this striking photo -- it's too good not to share! [caption id="attachment_5269" align="aligncenter" width="518"]Pond lily Pond Lily[/caption]

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Vegetable Frittata with Turkey Bacon Lattice

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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. [caption id="attachment_5263" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Plated frittata with a turkey bacon lattice topping Plated frittata with a turkey-bacon lattice topping[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5264" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Frittata with a turkey bacon lattice topping right out of the oven Frittata with a turkey-bacon lattice topping right out of the oven[/caption]  

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La Cage Aux Folles, at the Camelot Theatre

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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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