A Wrong Turn on the Way to the Forum?

Comedy isn’t easy. And making it look easy takes of great deal of careful preparation. It is, as they say, all in the timing.

Mounting a full-scale musical is a daunting task for any theater and the enormous cost for performance rights and music royalties this type of show demands can hamper a community theater’s ability to do all they envision. Even so, the biggest challenge Riverfront’s … Continue Reading

Thursday’s ‘Off the Hook’ Offers Unique Glimpse Behind Bars

Wanted: Actors. No theatrical experience necessary.

Required: Incarceration experience. Don’t bother applying if you haven’t done time behind bars.

Welcome to the bravely innovative Poetic Justice Project, a 2-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to helping parolees reintegrate into society through the arts … Continue Reading


Shasta High’s Cast of 70+ Presents ‘The Music Man’

Shasta High School’s music department presents five-time Tony award-winning “The Music Man.” This beloved family musical will be held May 4th-7th and May 12th-14th at the beautifully restored David Marr Theater in Redding. The production includes a cast of over 70 students and a live orchestra.

All performances are assigned seating … Continue Reading


Ashland’s ‘Language Archive’ Speaks to Our Complexity

The hundreds of bankers boxes piled nearly to the ceiling on the stage of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “The Language Archive” represent the enormity and uniqueness of human communication.

Inside the boxes, we’re led to assume, are the results of painstaking efforts to record and chronicle disappearing languages. We learn early of … Continue Reading

The Fonz, Richie, Potsie – Happy Days are Here Again!

What: Happy Days When: March 17-20 and 25-26 Where: McLaughlin Theatre, Sequoia Middle School Cost: $15; tickets available here Goodbye gray skies, hello blue! Happy days are here again with Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the unforgettable “king of cool”… Continue Reading


POSTPONED 1 WEEK: ‘Hill Country’ Teens Serve Dinner and a Play, Free

What: “Hill Country,” a play written and directed by Mike Flanagan and performed by Intermountain Teen Center members

When: Friday, MARCH 4, 6 – 8:30 pm. Please note new date; the Feb. 25 performance is postponed due to poor weather.

Where: Hill Country Health and Wellness Center … Continue Reading


‘M*A*S*H’ To Open; ‘Minotaur’ In Final Weekend

When “M*A*S*H” opens on Thursday (Oct. 28) at McLaughlin Theatre in Redding, audiences will quickly discover that the production is far more than just a play. Director Wade Riggs calls it an “event” that will include a host of elements,… Continue Reading


High-Gloss Shakespeare Meets Mozart in Ashland

“Twelfth Night” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). Director Darko Tresnjak, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival neophyte, comes to the festival with a long list of credits from other top theaters, including several opera companies. His operatic pedigree shows in this crowd-pleasing,… Continue Reading