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Jim Ralph
The Jazz Age: Festival Overview
Jim Ralph
  • Biography
  • Shedd Appearances
Jim Ralph is a co-founder of The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, and served as President & Chairman of the company from 1991-95 and as Executive Director from 1995 to the present. He also serves as the company's chief program director and its marketing director.
Ralph was educated at the University of Oregon from which he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and an M. A. in Medieval Church History and History of the United States. An educator by training (he taught high school history and economics for a number of years), Ralph has played a central role in shaping The Shedd Institute's unique, multi-layered, and markedly educational approach to performing arts programming. He is the editor of the program books associated with The Shedd's various performance series (including Oregon Festival of American Music, The Jazz Kings, and Shedd Theatricals) and its quarterly magazine, CONTEXT+ .
Aug 12OFAM 2004Fullblown MermaidsJaqua
Aug 13OFAM 2004Pygmalion To My Fair LadyRecital
Aug 1OFAM 2005It's De-LovelyRecital
Aug 1OFAM 2007Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979Recital
Jul 29OFAM 2008Memories In Black & WhiteRecital
Jul 30OFAM 2008Pre-Code BettyRecital
Jun 20-29ST 2014Oh, Kay!Jaqua
Aug 15OFAM 2015The Unitegrated Musical ComedyRecital
Aug 2OFAM 2017OFAM 2017 intro: The Classic SongbookRecital
Aug 4OFAM 2017Shall We DanceRecital
Aug 4OFAM 2017Ira GershwinRecital
Aug 9OFAM 2017Cole PorterRecital
Aug 11OFAM 2017Lorenz HartRecital
Dec 1-17ST 2017Singin' In The RainJaqua
Jun 8-17ST 2018RobertaJaqua
Jul 20-29ST 2018Guys And DollsJaqua
Aug 1OFAM 2018Masters & Mentors: Introduction to OFAM 2018Recital
Aug 11OFAM 2018Frank LoesserRecital
Nov 30-Dec 16ST 2018White ChristmasJaqua
Jul 22OFAM 2021OFAM 2021 OverviewRecital
Jul 23OFAM 2021Play It SamRecital
Jul 29OFAM 2021The Sound of NoirRecital
Dec 4-19ST2021Holiday InnJaqua
Mar 2OFAM Winter 2022Classic Silents of the 1920sRecital
Mar 2OFAM Winter 2022The Jazz Age: Festival OverviewRecital
Mar 3OFAM Winter 2022Early AnimationRecital
Jul 8-17ST2022Lady, Be Good!Jaqua
Aug 2OFAM 2022Die 3 Groschen-OperRecital
Aug 3OFAM 2022Pennies From HeavenRecital
Sep 9-18ST2022The Pajama GameJaqua
Dec 2-18ST2022The Sound of MusicJaqua
Jim Ralph appears in these Avalon events:
Obie Companies
5th Street Public Market
Inn At The 5th
The Gordon Hotel
OFAM Winter Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor