Randall Theatre, Jacksonville – Opening in May

Live theater returns to town when the Randall Theatre Company of Medford moves many of its main stage offerings to a new Jacksonville location at the Calvary Church on 5th Street. The planned expansion is part of a partnership between the Randall Theatre and Jacksonville’s Calvary Church. The church will continue holding church services on […]

By | March 19th, 2017|Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Romancing the West Comes to Jacksonville Inn on April 2!

The popular touring documentary concert Romancing the West returns to the City that inspired it for a special dinner show at Jacksonville Inn on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Romancing the West Legacy Tour launched in 2013 has toured ever since, from the West Coast to Midwest shows this past September and this […]

J’ville Tavern’s Open Jam Tuesdays

Jacksonville’s own Open Jam Tuesdays, hosted by bandleader T.J. Elton is celebrating its one-year anniversary. In the spirit of, “If you build it, they will come,” Elton approached J’ville Tavern’s owner, Andy Whitty Gough, to showcase the talent of local musicians. On February 2, 2016, Open Jam Tuesday debuted, and the players filled-up the sign-in […]

By | February 27th, 2017|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Randall Theatre Company Announces Expansion to Jacksonville

Live theater is returning to Jacksonville. The Randall Theatre Company of Medford is announcing plans to perform some of its 2017 season of shows in a new Jacksonville location. The planned expansion is part of a partnership between the Randall Theatre and Jacksonville’s Calvary Church. The church building located on 5th Street in Jacksonville will […]

By | February 27th, 2017|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Britt Music & Arts Festival to Receive $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

MEDFORD, OR — Britt Music & Arts Festival is excited to be the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which will be used to produce and perform a wheelchair-based dance work through a five-day educational residency.

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in […]

By | December 15th, 2016|News From Britt Hill, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments



ASHLAND, OR – Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, under the direction of Dr. Paul French, will celebrate the music of the holidays with a performance of “All Is Bright” on Saturday, December 17th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 18th at […]

By | November 17th, 2016|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Rogue Valley Symphony Season Opener Features Violinist Jennifer Frautschi

The Rogue Valley Symphony will be opening its 2016-2017 season on October 21, 22, and 23, 2016. Two-time GRAMMY nominee and Avery Fisher career grant recipient Jennifer Frautschi will be featured on Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The orchestra will also perform Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Anadyomene-Adoration of Aphrodite and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9. […]

By | October 4th, 2016|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Rachmaninoff and Liszt Performed by Pianist Alexander Ghindin with Rogue Valley Symphony

The Rogue Valley Symphony will be performing concerts with extraordinary pianist Alexander Ghindin on November 11, 12, and 13, 2016. Cleveland International Piano Competition winner Ghindin will be featured on two works: Liszt’s Totentanz and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The orchestra will perform a second work by Liszt, Mazeppa, and an additional […]

By | October 4th, 2016|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Jacksonville Cemetery Association and Madrone Theatre Company Team-Up to Present “Spoon River Anthology”

For the past ten years, the pioneers of Jacksonville have been brought back to life each October, through dramatic “Meet the Pioneers” reenactment performances in the Jacksonville Cemetery. The grassroots community event has grown each year, with hundreds of visitors trekking up the hill above the gold rush town in small groups to enjoy historical […]

Repertory Singers Conclude 30th Anniversary Season with Haydn’s “Creation” Concert

ASHLAND, ORE. – Southern Oregon Repertory Singers will conclude its30th season under the direction of Dr. Paul French, with a performance of Joseph Haydn’s magnificent “Creation” on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at 3:00 pm.

Composed late in life, “Creation” represents Haydn at his tuneful and creative best. The […]

By | April 25th, 2016|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Crater Drama presents GREATER TUNA – April 20-23, 2016

Crater Drama presents GREATER TUNA

by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard

Directed by Matthew R Reynolds

*please read in your best Texan accent J

Come take a trip down south to Texas’ THIRD smallest town, Tuna. First, we meet Thurston and Arles on their talk radio show. Today’s topics include the winner of the American Heritage […]

By | April 6th, 2016|Event News, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Britt Festival’s Taste of Summer 2016 – Call to Artisans

Taste of Summer is an annual celebration in Jacksonville presented by Britt Music & Arts Festival and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The event includes a wine walk, live music, food booths, art, classic cars and more. This will be the second year in which selected artisans or crafters will be invited to show and sell their products.


Applicants […]

Flute/Guitar Ensemble Duo Damiana to Perform

As part of Britt’s continuing efforts to bring professional musicians into local schools, Duo Damiana will visit  Hedrick Middle School in Medford, and North Medford High School. The flute/guitar duo is made up of Molly Barth and Dieter Hennings, and, as Duo Damiana, they are focused on broadening the cutting-edge body of repertoire for flute […]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Crater Drama Presents 7 Plays, 24 Hours, 1 Cabaret!

Crater Drama Presents 7 plays, conceived, constructed, rehearsed and performed all in 24 hours!

The process is simple, or maybe not so much. Writers, directors, and a handful of actors all gather on the evening of Friday, February 5th to begin their journey into the world of a 24 hour theatre production. Once the students enter […]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Britt Announces 2016 Slate of Camps/Workshops

MEDFORD, OR — Britt’s Education and Engagement department announces its lineup of camps and workshops for 2016. The programs focus on a variety of music genres, and serve students from preschoolers through adults. With the goal of providing the community opportunities to explore the act of creative expression through music, Britt collaborates with teaching musicians […]

By | January 7th, 2016|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Firebird Wind Trio Community Concert at Jacksonville Library

The Firebird Wind Trio returns to the Jacksonville Library this holiday season with a community concert full of delightful music including many favorite pieces and a sing-along. Join the fun on Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 3:00-4:00pm in the Naversen Room of the Jacksonville Library, at 340 West “C” Street in Jacksonville.

Well-known musicians will include […]

By | December 1st, 2015|Event News, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Globe Saxophone Quartet Concert at Bigham Knoll Ballroom on November 20

Globe Saxophone Quartet concert
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Bigham Knoll Ballroom, Jacksonville
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 for students with valid ID and children 1-12
Tickets available at the Britt box office at 541-773-6077

Britt and the Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU are partnering to bring the Globe Quartet to town for […]

By | November 4th, 2015|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Rogue Valley Symphony Masterworks Concert 2 Features Israeli Cellist Amit Peled

Masterworks of Beethoven, Dvořák, and Smetana to be played on the Rogue Valley Symphony’s concerts in October. Concerts will be held on Friday, October 16 at 7:30 pm in the SOU Music Recital Hall, Mountain Ave, Ashland; Saturday, October 17 at 7:30pm in the Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts, 23 […]

By | October 4th, 2015|Event News, Performing Arts|0 Comments

New Talent & Event Featured at the Southern Oregon Music Festival – by Gwenne Wilcox

The first weekend in October, hundreds of people travel from out of town to our beautiful Rogue Valley. They don’t come to taste the wine, although they are sure to. Nor do they come to hike, although their feet may feel as if they had. No. They come for three days of live music and […]

By | August 28th, 2015|Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Britt Orchestra to Play Crater Lake National Park in 2016

In July 2016, members of the Britt Orchestra and Music Director Teddy Abrams will celebrate the unique majesty of Crater Lake with performances at the national park. Abrams will lead approximately 40 Britt Orchestra musicians in the performances, with the dramatic panorama of the entire lake as the backdrop. The musicians will perform a world […]

Britt 2015 Guitar Workshop Still Accepting Students!

Britt is still accepting students for its first Guitar Workshop, which will be August 28-30, 2015 at the RCC campus in downtown Medford.

The workshop is a three-day exploration of flamenco, slack key, classical, jazz, blues and rock guitar techniques. Each day will have two three-hour sessions, each focusing on one genre. The workshop is open […]

By | August 26th, 2015|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Camelot’s Classic Crooners Spotlight: Yes There really WAS Good Pop Music Before Rock And Roll – by Lee Greene

In the lobby of the Camelot Theatre at the Monday evening, August 17 performance of Spotlight on Perry, Jerry & Dean: Classic Crooners, a couple of adults were trying to explain to the adolescent children they had brought to the show just who Perry Como, Jerry Vale and Dean Martin were. “They were BIG in […]

By | August 19th, 2015|Performing Arts|1 Comment

The Spirit of Leonard Bernstein Arouses The Britt Pavilion on Britt Classical Festival’s Fifth Night – by Lee Greene

On Sunday evening, August 9, the Britt Festivals presented the fifth concert of the 2015 Classical Season and for the third time this weekend, the program departed from the traditional menu of past seasons of mainly standard 18th and 19th century European works from the establishment classical repertoire. The August 9 concert was billed as […]

By | August 14th, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

2015 Britt Classical Festival’s Fourth Night: A Concert To Write Home About – by Lee Greene

The Britt Festivals presented the fourth concert of the 2015 Classical Season on Saturday evening, August 8, and it continued the pattern set the previous night. The program diverged from the staid classical programming of past Britt Classical seasons. Instead the program introduced new music, fresh collaborations with talented young artists, and revitalized takes on […]

By | August 13th, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Maestro Abrams Brings Fresh Energy and New Music to Britt Classical Festival – by Lee Greene

The Britt Festivals presented the third concert of the 2015 Classical Season on Friday evening, August 7, and it was the first of three weekend concerts that diverged from the typical classical season fare of previous seasons. Music Director Teddy Abrams, in his sophomore season, had already begun to make his mark, and shape a […]

By | August 11th, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Camelot Conservatory’s Aida Showcases Live Theater’s Promising Next Generation – by Lee Greene

Every summer, Camelot Theatre’s Conservatory offers a six week program for aspiring young talents, providing morning instruction in acting, voice and dance, taught by professional artists, with afternoons dedicated to rehearsals and performances of a Summer Production. The program culminates in 6 performances by the Conservatory graduates of the Summer Production on the Camelot Theatre […]

By | August 7th, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Britt Orchestra Follows Epic Opening Night With Glorious, Historic Second Night Concert – by Lee Greene

As I described elsewhere (http://jacksonvillereview.com/britt-orchestra-delivers-an-epic-start-to-maestro-abrams-sophomore-season/), the 2015 Britt Festivals Classical Season began with an epic start on Opening Night. That was followed on Saturday, August 1 with the Second Night concert. Much was dialed down the second night: the temperature was only in the 90’s instead of 107, the forest-fire generated smoke wasn’t pea […]

By | August 4th, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Britt Orchestra Delivers An EPIC Start to Maestro Abrams Sophomore Season – by Lee Greene

Epic: – of unusually great size or extent; – spectacular; very impressive; awesome [Dictionary.com, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/epic]

The Britt Orchestra opened the 2015 Classical Season Friday evening, July 31, delivering a concert that was epic in all the senses of the word listed above: The performing ensemble on stage was the largest ever to perform at the […]

By | August 1st, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

OSF’s Secret Love In Peach Blossom Land: A Creative & Entertaining Allegory on Separation and Loss – by Lee Greene

Most seasons, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) presents at least one play imported from another culture and adapted so it works for a contemporary American audience (e.g. The White Snake 2012, Throne of Blood 2010). This season, OSF gives its audience Secret Love In Peach Blossom Land by bilingual U.S. born Taiwanese playwright, Stan Lai. […]

By | July 31st, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Southern Oregon Music Festival Brings Music to our Valley’s Youth – by Gwenne Wilcox

Taking the High Road with High Street

Imagine, for a moment, that you are 12-years-old. You and 449 other students are herded into the school gymnasium where a six-member band, decked-out in neon zoot suits and fedora hats, is playing decade hit songs from 1940’s “In the Mood” to Bruno Mars’ latest hit, “Uptown Funk.” […]

By | July 30th, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Epic Season On-Tap for Britt Orchestra – by Donna Briggs

News From Britt Hill – August 2015

By the time you read this News from the Hill the Britt Orchestra will have already arrived here in beautiful southern Oregon. As you can imagine, our Music Director Teddy Abrams has been working tirelessly over the past several months to make his vision a reality. The first rehearsal […]

Holly Theatre Restoration to Appear on National Television Show

Holly Restoration Project to have a segment on Jim Belushi’s “Building Belushi” show on DIY Network

MEDFORD, OREGON, JULY 22, 2015 – Actor, comedian and musician Jim Belushi joined the Holly Theatre in April as the Honorary Chair of the Holly Theatre Restoration Project. His six-episode DIY Network series, Building Beluishi, follows Belushi and his team […]

By | July 23rd, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Camelot’s Jesus Christ Superstar: Glorious Musical Performances Amidst Devastation – by Lee Greene

On Saturday, July 18, I attended a very curious production of the rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, at Talent’s Camelot Theatre. The piece tells the story of the last seven days of the life of the Biblical Jesus of Nazareth. The music, drawn from the 1970 Broadway musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, […]

By | July 22nd, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

OSF’S Pericles – Theater At Its VERY BEST! – by Lee Greene

When I saw Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s (OSF) production of Pericles in the Thomas Theatre for the first time, everything about it was SO outstanding: the profound story, performances so good by ALL the actors, theater technical arts so perfect, music that so effectively heightened the emotional impact of the piece, that it defied my expectations […]

By | July 22nd, 2015|Featured Stories, Performing Arts|0 Comments

A Melodramatic but Imperfect OSF Count of Monte Cristo is a Must-See Theater Experience – by Lee Greene

The Count of Monte Cristo was penned as an adventure novel by Frenchman Alexandre Dumas in 1844, set in the midst of the political conflicts between Napoleon and the French monarchy of that time. “The book is considered a literary classic today. . . . ‘The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of […]

By | July 17th, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

2015 Rogue Saturday Nights at Hanley Farm – The Fret Drifters!

On August 8, 2015, enjoy fresh foods from the Hanley Farm kitchen, local craft beer, and music performed by The Fret Drifters! The Fret Drifters are acoustic guitar wizards known for their high energy shows and their “anything goes” approach to playing. Dancing is encouraged!!!! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, dancing shoes, and appetite! […]

Public Sales for Craterian 2015-2016 Season Begins Today, July 14, 2015!

Tickets for Craterian Performances’ 2015-2016 season go on sale to the general public at 10 am Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office, located at 16 S. Bartlett Street in Medford, or by phone at 541-779-3000. Sales are opened to the general public after five weeks of priority […]

By | July 14th, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Do You Want To PARTY with Oregon Shakespeare Festival? – by Lee Greene

I went to a party the other night, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s (OSF) Allen Elizabethan Theatre. It was advertised and seats to it were sold like the rest of the plays in repertory at OSF, as the world premiere of a new musical, Head Over Heels. But it was nothing like any of the […]

By | July 10th, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Oregon Cabaret Theatre Delivers A Winner In An Intimate Production of the Classical Musical “Cabaret” – by Lee Greene

Oregon Cabaret Theatre (OCT) is a small (compared to the three Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) theaters nearby, Medford’s Craterian Theatre and even the slightly larger Camelot Theatre down the road in Talent) 140 seat dinner theater in Ashland, in a converted church around the corner from OSF.  It has presented 141 theatrical shows in 30 […]

By | July 2nd, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Britt Festivals Kicks Off 2015 Season With a Hot Taste of Summer Celebration – by Lee Greene

The 2015 Britt Festivals season got off to an auspicious start Saturday, June 6 with its annual Taste of Summer Celebration in downtown Jacksonville. This year’s event was HOT in every sense of the word. The celebration this year featured some torrid music by bands such as Salsa Brava and the Talking Heads cover band […]

By | June 14th, 2015|Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Rogue Valley Symphony Returns to EdenVale Summer 2015

The Rogue Valley Symphony will return to EdenVale Winery for two outdoor summer concerts this year.  June 19, 2015 is the first Summer Series concert featuring oboist Gabe Young.  Music Director Martin Majkut called Gabe “an exceptionally talented musician and a thoughtful young artist.”  This performance will feature Gabe Young on Benedetto Marcello’s Oboe Concerto […]

11-Year-Old Local Violin Prodigy To Perform in June Concerts – by Lee Greene

Rogue Valley classical music fans are most fortunate to enjoy exemplary musicians of a superior quality far beyond what one would expect to find in a rural, remote area off the beaten track, year round, including the world class Britt Classical Orchestra in the summer, and the Maestro Martin Majkut led Rogue Valley Symphony, both […]

By | June 6th, 2015|Performing Arts|1 Comment

SOU Concert Features Historic Debut of First Dual Action Steinway Concert Piano – by Lee Greene

A question for you: what performance space has the finest musical instrument piano in the world? One might suppose the answer ought to be Carnegie Hall, or Vienna’s Musikverein or Konzerthaus, perhaps Los Angeles’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall or Sydney’s Opera House. Well, you may be surprised to learn that a claim […]

By | May 26th, 2015|Featured Stories, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Southern Oregon to Host UO Dance Outreach

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.—(April 28, 2015)—After a successful residency on the Oregon Coast in which University of Oregon dancers worked with high school students and gave community performances, the UO Repertory Dance Company is turning its eyes on Central Point.

On May 15 and 16, the UO Repertory Dance Company, composed of the elite student dancers of […]

By | May 4th, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Knowledge in the Arts: A Britt Endeavor

The Britt ACE (Arts Career Exploration) program is presenting a concert by the Portland Cello Project in the Britt Performance Garden on June 4th, 2015 from 8 to 10 p.m.  The concert is a culmination of knowledge through a year of study by the ACE participants, who consist of Medford students from both North and […]

Baritone Sensation Christopheren Nomura Wows Ashland Audience With Possible Swan-Song Recital – by Lee Greene

Christopheren Nomura, at age 51, is perhaps the preeminent baritone singer of his generation. The Japanese-American prodigy was raised in the San Francisco Bay area and began his singing career early as a boy soprano. He made his professional operatic debut in the boys’ choir of the San Francisco Opera at age 6 and performed […]

By | April 25th, 2015|Featured Stories, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Guys and Dolls is a Must-See Classic – by Lee Greene

One of the 11 plays the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is presenting in repertory this season is the classical American musical, Guys and Dolls. I saw it at OSF’s Angus Bowmer Theater in Ashland on Sunday, April 19, 2015. I’ve been asked by numerous inquirers, both before, and after, seeing the OSF production, “is it […]

By | April 20th, 2015|Featured Stories, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Britt Announces Epic 2015 Season – by Lee Greene

“There’s Just One Britt” and “This is the Epic Season!”

Those two phrases were uttered by Britt President and CEO Donna Briggs to describe the 2015 Summer Season that was announced on Thursday evening, April 9, 2015, at the Britt Festivals Season Announcement Party in the Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville. But both phrases were borrowed from […]

By | April 10th, 2015|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Duo Project Play the Hollywood Bowl in a Medford Warehouse – by Lee Greene

Have you ever had one of those eerie, exhilarating experiences of feeling “unstuck” in time and space, like the characters in a Kurt Vonnegut novel (e.g., Slaughterhouse-Five, The Sirens of Titan, Cat’s Cradle, etc.)? That’s what it was like attending my first concert at the Artistic Piano Gallery showroom on Biddle Rd. in Medford, a […]

By | March 27th, 2015|Featured Stories, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Star Livia Genise and Camelot Theatre Deliver An Exceptional “Sunset Boulevard”

The musical, Sunset Boulevard has a checkered history. Various productions of the musical have received very mixed reviews. When it’s been good, it’s very, very good, and when it’s not, it’s landed like a thud. The musical owes its roots to the 1950 film by Billy Wilder that tells the story of the relationship between […]

By | March 24th, 2015|Featured Stories, Performing Arts|1 Comment