Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 19th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Catherine Coulson teaches a free class on OSF's musical "Guys and Dolls"[caption id="attachment_4408" align="alignright" width="200"] Catherine Coulson[/caption] Learn more about the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's musical "Guys and Dolls" from actor extraordinaire Catherine Coulson on May 9, 2015. Each year, a variety of OSF actors teach classes for the Siskiyou Center. Go to Siskiyou Center's website to see the in-depth theater education programs and other free classes. The classes are free of charge, but please call 541-482-0260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know if you are attending to arrange for the right amount of seating and refreshments. Location: Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main Street Date: May 9, 2015 Time: 10-11am
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 18th, 2015 | 0 Comments
"Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden"[caption id="attachment_4398" align="alignright" width="262"] Calliope Hummingbirds[/caption] Learn what to do in your garden to attract hummingbirds. Klamath Bird Observatory's month of May "Talk and “Walk"" presented by Laura Fleming, a KBO Board Member Talk: Wednesday, May 6th 6:30-8pm Laura Fleming is opening Wild Birds Unlimited in Medford this spring. The “Walk” for this event will be an invitation to visit Wild Birds Unlimited at its new location plus a gift certificate offering a discount on purchases. $25 fee is for both the Talk and Walk. Contact email@example.com to sign up.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 14th, 2015 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_4386" align="alignright" width="300"] Musical of Musicals[/caption]
Musical of Musicals (the Musical!)Music by Eric Rockwell Lyrics by Joanne Bogart Oregon Cabaret Theatre presents a hilarious satire of musical theater, a single story is transformed into five mini-musicals, each written and composed in the distinctive style of a different master of the musical theater form: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kander & Ebb. Roberta Kent writing for the Mail Tribune says:
"“The Musical of Musicals (the Musical!)” is a delightful spoof on Broadway musicals. Don’t let the way-too-clever title of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre’s new offering put you off. It is a valentine without being saccharine and a tribute without being slavish — and great fun."Musical of Musicals plays April 8 - May 17, 2015 For show times and ordering tickets go here.
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]