July 17th, 2013 by Julie
Where can you see a great show 6 nights a week?
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents it’s 2013 Green Show.
This is a fabulous Free Show starting at 6:45 p.m. before the evening theater performances, every night except Monday’s and lasts for about 35 minutes. The show is fun for the whole family, and will run through October 13th.
Some of the offerings this July, August and September will include…..
Ashland Dance Works…. an elite group of local dancers ages 10 to18
Bathtub Gin Serendes… playing Jazz and Blues form the 1920′s and 30′s
Dance Kalieidascope….. a contemporary dance group
Deathrow Tull …. a funk rock band
Heiwa Taiko…. a unique hip and energitic group of grandmother drummers the oldest player is 87 years old.
For more information and complete schedule go to http://www.osfashland.org/artist-biographies/green-show/ashland-danceworks.aspx
July 10th, 2013 by Julie
Everything in the Blue Moon garden is blooming, including a Yucca cactus
It is located at the entrance to our parking lot.
I have read that after it blooms it may die
back, if you know about these plants give us some advice about what to do.
We have just planted a raised bed kitchen garden on the south side of the Cottage.
There are tomato plants and herbs to use in our breakfasts ( they are organic, no
pesticides here )We also have sown some lettuce and radish seeds, if the deer
don’t get them first we hope to serve greens on our breakfast plates
June 23rd, 2013 by Julie
Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk
The first Friday of every month the members of the Ashland gallery Association invite everyone to take a leisurely stroll through the downtown galleries to see new exhibits, meet the artists, hear live music and enjoy some delicious refreshments. The monthly walk is from 5pm to 8pm. Art walk maps are available at the Blue Moon. The next Art Walk will be on June 7th. 2013. Come and enjoy a night on the town!
June 19th, 2013 by Julie
During your stay at the Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast, on one of those days when you don’t have an afternoon play to go to, why not consider a half day trip ZipLining with Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventures which has the longest zip line in the Pacific Northwest. Perhaps you might like to spend the whole day out with their Zip, Dip and Sip Tour, the day will start with ZipLining and then a Rogue River Rafting Trip followed by lunch and end the day with Wine Tasting at a local winery. What could be nicer!
Just a short ride from Ashland, Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure is located in the hills of beautiful Southern Oregon. The Company provides Guided Zip Line Tours on a progressive 5 zip line Course. You can get a glimpse of the locally famous Braden Gold Mine and many other spectacular views as you zip along. Including , Crater Lake Rim, Mt. Mcloughlin and Table Rocks.
June 8th, 2013 by Julie
The small town of Ashland Oregon has lots to offer, well known for world class Theatre, Ashland has many other delights, including lots of opportunities to commune with nature. Join local Ashland residents and visitors on Nature Walks through Lithia Park, a 93-acre gem in the heart of downtown Ashland.
Local naturalists will lead easy 90 minute walks through the stunningly beautiful city park, every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings ( also adding Saturday’s in July and August). The nature walks are Free and all ages are welcome. No reservations required, just meet at the Park entrance near the Ashland Plaza at 10.a.m. and join in the fun.
You will learn about the trees, flowers, birds, climate, water, geology and history of this dazzling park.
For more information go to www.ashlandparksandrec.org
May 29th, 2013 by Julie
The Unfortunates is now playing at the OSF 2013 Season in the Thomas Theatre
The Unfortunates, A world Premier in the Thomas Theatre
We saw the play last week; it was quite entertaining, and surprising. A musical where blues, gospel and rap mix in the story, telling us about despair and how sad tunes can help you keep your dignity when you are in a pickle…..
Please make sure to read about the play in the “Illuminations” brochure before going in!
April 23rd, 2013 by Julie
This is a contemporary and timeless version of King Lear. Directed by OSF artistic director Bill Rauch. Michael Winters and Jack Willis alternate performances as King Lear.
We saw Jack Willis as King Lear, we first saw him last season as LBJ in All the Way. He was very powerful as LBJ and equally so as King Lear.
This is a modern and spare production (at one point Lear watches a flat screen TV) Lear asks his daughters ” who loves me best ” Cordelia his youngest daughter will not play the game and is banished. I wanted to see more of Codelia played by Sofia Jean Gomez in her first season at OSF, but she only appears at the beginning and end of the play.
The Thomas Theatre is very intimate and the intensity of the story makes us the audience feel like part of the action in this often gory and emotional play.
April 3rd, 2013 by Julie
Festival starts on April 4th until April 8th. Last Year I saw the award winning ”Ethel” a documentary about Ethel Kennedy made by her youngest daughter Rory.
This year there are 91 films, on a wide variety of subjects and from many different countries. Documentaries, short films and feature length films, many of these are world premiers.
These are films that you will probably not see anywhere else but here in Ashland. There is something for everyone.
For more information, go to: www.ashlandfilm.org
March 27th, 2013 by Julie
George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion” comes to life in Oregon Shakespeare Festivals ” My Fair Lady”.
I have always loved this story of a working class girl Eliza Doolittle who meets an upper class Professor Henry Higgins outside a Theatre where she is selling flowers. With the help of the wonderful music of Lerner and Loewe we are transported to early 1900′s London.
In this production there are all of the songs that we love and are familiar with. Rachael Warren as Eliza has a beautiful voice and Jonathan Haugen as Henry Higgins has great comic timing and a much better voice than Rex Harrison in the film version. I especially loved Ken Robinson as Freddy Eynsford-Hill he was a real hoot.
The musical is a sheer delight, it had me hooked at the very beginning. I came out of the Theatre singing ” I could have danced all night ” and as the next line of the song goes I would have begged for more. Three hours was not enough for me I did wish for more.