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THE BULLETIN • FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
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Warming up By Jenny Wasson • The Bulletin
ith a seemingly nonexistent spring, it felt of cabin fever. as if summer would never arrive in Cen-
If you are itching for an adventure, there are plenty
tral Oregon. But warmer days are upon of events scheduled around Oregon to whet your ap-
us, and it is time to finally shake off this severe bout petite. Here are a few highlights of the season.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
Coming next season Highlights of the fall season include the world premiere of the Oregon Ballet Theatre’s “Petrushka/Carmen” in Portland (Oct. 8-15), the Blue Man Group in Eugene (Oct. 4-6) and Portland (Oct. 18-23), Pilobus in Portland (Oct. 5), Greg Brown in Eugene (Oct. 7), “The Lord of the Rings in Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring” in Portland (Oct. 18), the Portland Opera’s “The Marriage of Figaro” in Portland (Nov. 4, 6, 10, 12), Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL Tour in Eugene (Nov. 15-16) and Portland (Nov. 18-20), “A Lincoln Portrait” narrated by Tom Brokow in Eugene (Nov. 22) and “A Christmas Story” in Portland (Nov. 22-Dec. 4).
On June 18, Ashland’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival discovered a crack in a supporting beam in its Angus Bowmer Theatre. With the help of the community, the festival amazingly managed to cancel only one performance of “Measure for Measure” during this time. Starting this weekend, Angus Bowmer Theatre plays are being performed in a large tent structure in Lithia Park. These plays include “Measure for Measure,” “The Imaginary Invalid” and “August: Osage County.” “The African Company Presents Richard III” runs July 20-Nov. 5. While the Angus Bowmer Theatre has had a tumultuous month, the plays at New Theatre and Elizabethan Stage are going strong. “Julius Caesar” (through Nov. 6) and “Ghost Light” (through Nov. 5) are running at the New Theatre. “Henry IV, Part Two” (through Oct. 7), “The Pirates of Penzance” (through Oct. 8) and “Love’s Labor’s Lost” (through Oct. 9) are in production at the Elizabethan Stage. The Pirate King (Michael Elich) leaps onstage as his shipmates look on with awe in “The Pirates of Penzance.”
A FAIR TO REMEMBER The Oregon State Fair, the state’s biggest fair, runs Aug. 26-Sept. 5 in Salem. This year’s festivities include a Cirque style show by iL CiRCo and the Stihl Timbersports Series. Cheap Trick kicks off the fair’s concerts on Aug. 27. The lineup also includes SessionFest featuring SouLive, Ozomatli, pictured below, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Sept. 1), The Band Perry (Sept. 2), The Judds (Sept. 3) and Selena Gomez & The Scene (Sept. 5).
Courtesy Christian Lantry
Courtesy T. Charles Erickson
Published on Jul 8, 2011