Festival Musical(s)
Festival Events Calendar
Friday Jul 25
7:30 pWizard of Oz
Saturday Jul 26
7:30 pWizard of Oz
Tuesday Jul 29
6:00 pMemories In Black & White
Wednesday Jul 30
10:00 aPre-Code Betty
5:00 pDuke Ellington
7:30 pCotton Club Stomp
Thursday Jul 31
10:00 aGold Diggers of 1933
1:00 pLouis Armstrong
2:00 pSwing That Music
5:00 pHarold Arlen
8:00 pBeyond The Rainbow
Friday Aug 1
10:00 aShall We Dance
1:00 pDorothy Fields
2:00 pSunny Side of the Street
5:00 pLerner & Loewe
7:30 pBrigadoon
Saturday Aug 2
2:00 pWizard of Oz
5:00 pHarry Warren
8:00 pWe're in The Money
Sunday Aug 3
2:00 pBrigadoon
Tuesday Aug 5
10:00 aRebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
8:00 pUnsaturated Fats
Wednesday Aug 6
10:00 aThe Grapes of Wrath
5:00 pThe Crooners
8:00 pBing to Bobby Sox
Thursday Aug 7
10:00 aCasablanca
1:00 pHoagy Carmichael
2:00 pStar Dust
7:30 pBrigadoon
Friday Aug 8
10:00 aStage Door Canteen
2:00 pFingerbuster
5:00 pAmerican Reds
7:30 pWizard of Oz
Saturday Aug 9
10:00 aTo Have and Have Not
2:00 pBrother, Can You Spare A Dime
7:30 pStage Door Canteen
Sunday Aug 10
2:00 pWizard of Oz
Friday Aug 15
7:30 pBrigadoon
Saturday Aug 16
7:30 pBrigadoon
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Jaqua Concert Hall
Sheffer Recital Hall
Cole Gallery
Warren Court
Room B09
Shedd Ticket Office
Will Call desk

  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
Behind every great song is...well, a great composer and lyricist. This evening of songs by composer Harold Arlen is the first of several concerts that we are dedicating this summer to American songbook whose range and brilliance of top-drawer work is quite remarkable.
NEW 8:00 PM Start Time! Beyond The Rainbow is one of the 4 OFAM evening concerts held at The Shedd’s Jaqua Concert Hall that begin at 8:00 pm rather than our usual 7:30 pm and run 1 hour 15 min without intermission.
     We’ve designed these slightly-shorter, later-starting "Summer Shorts", as we’re calling them, so our patrons can enjoy a more leisurely dinner before coming to a refreshingly entertaining evening of fine music!
Unlike most of his contemporaries, Arlen had very little success on Broadway, but made his impact in musical revues (such as the Cotton Club shows), movie musicals, and "one-off" hit songs. And what an impact! This is the guy who wrote the tunes to “Over The Rainbow” (and all the rest of the music from The Wizard of Oz), “That Old Black Magic”, “It’s Only A Paper Moon”, “Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe”, “My Shining Hour”, and “Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive”, to name just a few.
You’ll hear these and more as delivered by Shirley Andress, Maria Jette, and Michael Stone with hot instrumentals, of course, offered up by Ken Peplowski and the band.
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director & clarinet
 Get Happy!
(1930) Nine-Fifteen (9:15) Revue Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
(1944) Here Come The Waves Johnny Mercer (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Hooray For Love
(1948) Casbah Leo Robin (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Come Rain Or Come Shine
(1946) St. Louis Woman Johnny Mercer (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 When The Sun Comes Out
(1941) Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 It's Only A Paper Moon
(1933) Take A Chance Yip Harburg, Billy Rose (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 That Old Black Magic
(1942) Star Spangled Rhythm Johnny Mercer (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 The Wail of the Reefer Man
(1933) Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Hit The Road To Dreamland
(1942) Star Spangled Rhythm Johnny Mercer (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
(1932) Earl Carroll's Vanities, 10th ed. Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 My Shining Hour
(1943) The Sky's The Limit Johnny Mercer (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Out Of This World
(1945) Out Of This World Johnny Mercer (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
(1942) Cabin In The Sky Yip Harburg (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 One For My Baby
(1943) The Sky's The Limit Johnny Mercer (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Over The Rainbow
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz Yip Harburg (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Let's Fall In Love
(1934) Let's Fall In Love Ted Koehler (w) Harold Arlen (m)

Ticket/Venue Info
Beyond The Rainbow Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA36.00  30.75  29.00  27.00  18.00 
A28.00  24.00  22.50  21.00  14.00 
B20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
O20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
OFAM 2008 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Institute Presenting Sponsor