Festival Events Calendar
Thursday Aug 15
7:30 pOFAM 1996 Introduction
Friday Aug 16
7:30 pIn the Mood
Saturday Aug 17
4:00 pThis Side of Paradise - Dinner
7:30 pThis Side of Paradise
Monday Aug 19
5:00 pStone: Say It With Music: The ‘20s In Revue
Tuesday Aug 20
5:00 pPhelps: Modernity & Tradition in the 1920s
7:30 pOh, Boy!
Wednesday Aug 21
5:00 pMcLucas: From Ballads to Broadway
7:30 pOf Thee I Sing
Thursday Aug 22
5:00 pDescutner: From the Ballroom to the Dark Continent
7:30 pOh, Boy!
Friday Aug 23
7:30 pOf Thee I Sing
Saturday Aug 24
7:30 pOn A Spree!
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One of the most important sources of the classic Songbook has always been, of course, Broadway. With Oregon Festival of American Music 1996 we begin what we plan to be an ongoing exploration and celebration of Broadway from its earliest years through the golden ages of Musical Comedy and Mustical Theatre. This year the Festival takes a break from concerts to offer 2 fully-staged musicals from the early years of the American Musical: Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse's legendary 1917 Princess Theatre masterpiece Oh Boy! and George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, George S. Kaufman and Morrie Riskind's 1931/33 musical comedy political satire Of Thee I Sing. Add to that our annual dinner-dance, this year styled This Side Of Paradise, an appearance by Alsop's String Fever, and our grand finale at Cuthbert Amphitheatre, this will be another year of fine tunes you will never forget!
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