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Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents " Off The Rails"


Off the Rails is a world premier production written by playwright Randy Reinholz and brilliantly directed by Bill Rauch.

The play takes much of it's story and even some dialogue from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, the play is an interesting concept and a creative way of using a Shakespeare play and his words to tell this story of how native Americans were so cruelly treated. Native children were taken force-ably from their parents and sent to terrible "boarding schools" who indoctrinated the children with a Christian white education, the goal was to annihilate their culture and native traditions and customs. Many of these children never saw their families again and some died of mistreatment, starvation and disease.
The play takes place in Genoa Nebraska at the Industrial School in the late 1880's, the story follows Madam Overload, (Lakota businesswoman and brothel owner) and the men and woman who work at her brothel, the Mayor General Gatt and superintendent Captain Angelo who keeps law and order at the school in a ruthless way. And a beautiful Pawnee teacher Isabel who comes to town to save her brother.
There are many stellar performances especially Sheila Tousey as Madam Overload, General Gatt played byDavid Kelly and native Pawnee teacher in training Isabel, played by Lily Gladstone.
This is an intense play about how indigenous people suffered at the hands of the American Government. It is a haunting heartbreaking story of courage, survival and resistance. Thank goodness there are light and funny moments during the play also some wonderful songs and native dancing, all in all this is a sad but also uplifting tale that will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye!

For Tickets: osfashland.org

Saturday Night Strut at Oregon Cabaret Theatre



A couple of weeks ago Jean-Pierre and I had an evening out at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre that is celebrating 32 years producing wonderful musicals here in Ashland Oregon. We took a trip down memory lane with "All Night Strut".

It's a fast paced musical, full of the Jazz Swing and American standards from the 30s and 40s that I think we all know and love. This classy sassy musical is in two acts, which is great because during the intermission you can indulge in a variety of mouth watering desserts. The musical revue weaves together legendary music of Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and wonderful Gershwin songs among many others. We were wowed by the four stellar performers who sang and danced throughout the evening with such energetic enthusiasm.
Lucus Blair, Natasha Harris, Anastasia Talley and Keeno Hooks obviously enjoyed bringing these wonderful songs of yesteryear to the Cabaret audience
This musical is only one show in the packed schedule of fantastic shows that the Oregon Cabaret puts on every year. Coming up next is 'The Drowsy Chaperone' playing from July 6th until September 23rd 2017. This production is a hilarious and witty fast paced musical set in the 1920's. With gangsters, lovers, and of course a drowsy chaperone. We can't wait to see it. See you there!
For tickets go to the box office at the


Britt Festival 2017 Season



Britt Festival in Jacksonville Oregon has announced it's 2017 lineup. Jacksonville is just 17 miles from Ashland Oregon.

If you have a free evening while you are staying here at the Blue Moon B&B in Ashland, why not travel over to Jacksonville for the evening to see some fabulous music performed live under the night sky.
This year among others The Temptations and the Four Tops ,Huey Lewis and the News, Pink Martini,Diana Krall and the Britt Orchestra will delight you.
The first performances start on June 17th and last performance will be September 17th.
You can buy food and drink there before the show or take a picnic.

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Address

312 Helman Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520

Phone

(541) 482-9228
(800) 460-5453


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