The Redmond High School (RHS) theatre group, The Panther Theatrical Company, announces its Winter musical, the high energy dance production Footloose The Musical, with music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford, stage adaptation by Walter Bobbie and Dean Pitchford, based on the the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford with additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagaar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman.
The play and runs through Saturday, March 8. Enjoy the rock’n, rhythm of the Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score, augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical. Based on the original movie, Footloose The Musical tells the story of the lively city boy, Ren, who moves from Chicago to a small town where dancing has been banned by an anxious Reverend. After the culture shock sets in, Ren tries to gain support from his friends to overturn the extreme ban.
When the reverend’s rebellious daughter, Ariel, sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals willing to believe the worst about the new kid. Footloose The Musical celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. The incredible pop/rock score features such hits as Let’s Hear It for the Boy, Almost Paradise, Holding Out for a Hero and the hit title song by Kenny Loggins that will bring audiences to their feet – Footloose.
The Panther Theatre Company, which is the RHS after school drama club, welcomes students from RHS and Redmond Proficiency Acadamy (RPA). This cast features Clayton Roy (RHS junior) as Ren, and Katie Bullock (RPA, freshman) as Ariel. Also appearing will be Teddy Tsai (RHS, senior) as Reverend Moore, Courtney Mansell (RHS, senior) as Vi Moore, Una Wagner (RPA, junior) as Rusty, Erik McGinnis (RPA, freshman) as Willard and Juan Retano (RHS, junior) as Chuck. Several RHS staff members will make cameo appearances.
Directed and produced by Hilda Beltran Wagner, the creative team also includes Russ Seaton as vocal director, Rachel Sarrett as assistant director and producer and Jeanne Bullock as choreographer.
For the second year in a row, Panther Theatre Company is proud to offer support to the Mr. RHS/NICU fundraiser by offering featured performance opportunities for select Mr. RHS candidates, as well as special “Bomont-for-Babies” ticket pricing for audience members who wish to support both programs at once. There will also be a silent auction with proceeds shared by Panther Theatre Company and the Mr. RHS candidates who are members of the cast.
Redmond artist Cameron Kaseberg has been pushing, playing with and refining the art of solvent transfer since his college days. It has been an exploration of the process brought to prominence in the 1950s by Robert Rauschenberg. For Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) it was a unique process and story that aired January 30 on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat.
For Cameron, the Oregon Art Beat story began at the very first Art in the High Desert festival (Bend’s nationally ranked fine art festival) and the first art festival he had ever done. There, Cameron met artists who had been featured on Oregon Art Beat. “I was in awe,” he said. “It is a rare Oregon artist whom does not dream of being featured on Oregon Art Beat, and at that festival it became mine, too.”
Oregon Art Beat is an Emmy award-winning weekly television series produced by OPB. It profiles artists of all genres, and suggests upcoming events in the Oregon community.
The reality of Cameron’s dream began unfolding in May 2013 with an unexpected call from Katrina Sarson, a producer for Oregon Art Beat. Sarson had seen Cameron’s work on the Art in the High Desert website and was intrigued by the process. Within two weeks Sarson and the Oregon Art Beat crew arrived in Redmond to begin filming Cameron’s story.
“I was a nervous wreck,” he said, “but the moment they walked in the door all of my trepidation vanished. They were amazing.”
Filming took place in Cameron’s home where he works, with a trip to Smith Rock State Park where he sometimes hikes and photographs material for his art. “In one day we shot elements of every step in the process of making one of my pieces,” Cameron explained. “From photographing at Smith Rock all the way through editing images and putting the final piece together. The last bits of filming were shot as I was setting up for Art in the High Desert to sell my work.”
Jennifer is a renown international artist best known for her folk art paintings. She composes a scene of Redmond during winter featuring all of the new developments in downtown Redmond including Centennial Park and the revitalized Main Street. She also incorporated Redmond’s holiday traditions into the painting including the Starlight Parade, Festival of Trees, Holiday Village Market and Ice Skating Rink.
This painting has been donated to the Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places (RCAPP) to help raise funds for Redmond’s public art program. And limited edition prints will be available as well. RCAPP will sell the original painting for $5,000 and prints for $50. The original painting is 30” x 40.”
Jennifer has also agreed to paint a second piece for Redmond depicting Redmond in the summer and featuring Redmond’s status as a Flag City, USA. This painting will be unveiled at the Fourth of July parade and will be available for sale with proceeds being donated to Redmond’s public art program.
Jennifer is donating these pieces to RCAPP because she feels that, “A community that supports the “Fine Arts” creates an environment for its citizens like no other . . . . an uniqueness just like the surrounding landscape.”
“We have worked so hard to build a public art program here in Redmond primarily through private fund-raising efforts such as this,” Linda Hill, chair for RCAPP added. “We are very grateful to Jennifer for her generous donations. This is an opportunity for people to own a beautiful new print by Jennifer Lake showcasing all of the beautiful changes in Redmond over the past couple of years at reduced costs while supporting our public art program. It is a win-win situation for everyone.”
Jennifer Lake’s work is cherished by collectors internationally and in the United States, Canada and Japan. Many of her print series have completely sold out. There are over 400 paintings in the collection and more than one million prints have been sold, making her the most collected artist in the Northwest. Her work has been featured in numerous newspaper articles, magazines and television programs here and abroad; the most exciting of which was her tour in Japan.
Jennifer began her professional painting career over 30 years ago. With a love of American history, nature and the west, she created a series for New York, Oregon, Washington and Canada. Her work is a feast of color and minute detail that captivates the eye.
Jackie Abslag at 541-923-7763 to order a signed print.
Redmond School of Dance presents its annual High Desert Nutcracker on December 7, 7pm and December 8, 2pm at Ridgeview High School Theatre. Along with more than 50 ballet students from the school, Act I features adults drawn from the community to play the parts of Uncle Drosselmeyer, Mr. and Mrs. Stahlbaum, the Maid and various characters who attend the Christmas Party at the Stahlbaum’s house.
This updated ballet, danced to the familiar Tchaikovsky score, features a slightly dysfunctional family in Act I. Farmers and Rock Chucks dance in the famous battle between the Nutcracker prince and Rock Chuck King. After rollerblading through a Central Oregon snowstorm, Clara and her prince enter the magic land of Central Oregon, full of fishermen, golfers, cowgirls, skiers and mariposa lilies, all presided over by the beautiful juniper berry fairy.
Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Children under 10, available at www.redmondschoolofdance.com. $12 and $7 at the door.
Snowflake Boutique November 1-3
Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, North Sister Building
Friday: 1-8pm, Saturday: 9am-4pm. 541-383-1821, www.snowflakeboutique.org
How can you help our local children in need and get a head start on your holiday shopping? Attend the Snowflake Boutique. What began as a few friends selling their crafts from their home 37 years ago (1975) has evolved into a major Central Oregon event looked forward to by thousands of people. $3 door charge.
Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo November 1-2
Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, 7:30pm
Tickets available at Big R, Boot Barn in Bend, Wilco Farm Stores in Bend and Prineville or at Deschutes County Fair & Expo.
Tickets for Friday night performance $15. $3 off for Friday night if you purchase at Wilco Farm Stores and $2 off for Saturday performance from Wilco Farms Stores.
Fall Monster Truck Show November 8
Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, show start at 7:30pm
Oregon Trail Gun Show November 10
Deschutes County Fair & Expo
Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Adult admission is $8, children 12 and under free.
Veterans Day Parade in Redmond November 11
Sixth Street between Dogwood & Forest, 11am
Dennis Gutherie at 541-280-5181 or Jack Newcomb at 541-526-1371
Switchfoot Concert November 14
Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 7pm, 855-443-8499
This special evening includes an intimate set with Switchfoot, the premier of their surf documentary Fading West, and songs from their forthcoming companion album by the same name. The film is two years in the making and follows the band as they surf, write songs and travel the world. The companion album is the songs that were written during their filming journey, and serves as a soundtrack to the film.
Third Friday Stroll November 15
Downtown Redmond Stores, 4-8pm
Holiday Food & Gift Show November 15-17
Deschutes County Fair & Expo.
Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Arts, crafts, home décor, jewelry, gourmet foods, wine & distilleries, Santa visits all days.
Redmond Turkey Trot November 23
12pm-3pm, 541-388 -1860, www.bendturkeytrot.com
5K Fun Run/Walk. 1 Mile Trotters Walk. This is an all weather event, please dress accordingly. The event supports the local Redmond Community Food Bank.