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
While the "ensemble" sound of the Swing years seemed to capture the nation's imagination throughout the 1930s and into the '40s, the solo vocalists soon overtook the big bands in both record sales and fan appeal. "Crooners" had been a part of American popular music for some time--Gene Austin had reigned in the mid-'20s, and Rudy Vallee had his day as the Great Depression deepened.
NEW 8:00 PM Start Time! From Bing to Bobby Sox 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!
But then an aw-shucks boy named Bing Crosby nonchalantly took the stage--with, importantly, a masterful use of microphone--and pretty much dominated it with his seemingly untrained, comfortable and intimate style for the next 20 years. By the early '40s his successor was on the scene--a wisp of a lad who idolized Crosby, Frank Sinatra mastered Crosby's intimate approach, captured the hearts of his generation of young women, now called "bobby soxers", and became the new superstar.
Ken and company are joined by Bill Hulings, Michael Stone, Shirley Andress and Julie Alsin in an evening recalling those Halcyon years. Look for crooner classics like "Prisoner Of Love", "I Surrender Dear", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie", "All The Things You Are" and more.
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director & clarinet
Julie Alsin, vocals
Shirley Andress, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Michael Stone, vocals
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Marty Grosz, guitar
Dick Hyman, piano
Doug Miller, bass
Chuck Redd, drums
(1932) The Big Broadcast Leo Robin (w) Ralph Rainger (m) instrumental
 Prisoner Of Love
(1931) Leo Robin (w) Clarence Gaskill, Russ Columbo (m)
 I Got Rhythm
(1930) Girl Crazy Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m) Shirley
 Dancing In The Dark
(1931) The Band Wagon Howard Dietz (w) Arthur Schwartz (m) Michael
 Just One More Chance
(1931) Sam Coslow (w) Arthur Johnston (m) Bill
 In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
(1932) Crooner Joe Young (w) Little Jack Little, John Siras (m)
 How Deep Is The Ocean?
(1932) Irving Berlin (w/m) Julie
 I Surrender Dear
(1931) Gordon Clifford (w) Harry Barris (m) Bill
 Everything I Have Is Yours
(1933) Dancing Lady Harold Adamson (w) Burton Lane (m) Michael
 I Get A Kick Out Of You
(1934) Anything Goes Cole Porter (w/m) Shirley
 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
(1933) Roberta Otto Harbach (w) Jerome Kern (m) Bill
 It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
(1936) Billy Mayhew (w/m) Michael
(1936) Johnny Mercer (w) Matty Malneck (m) Shirley
 Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
(1937) Love Honor And Behave Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin (w) Sholom Secunda (m) Julie
 I'll Never Smile Again
(1940) Ruth Lowe (w/m) Michael
 All Or Nothing At All
(1940) Jack Lawrence (w) Arthur Altman (m) Bill
 All The Things You Are
(1939) Very Warm For May Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Jerome Kern (m) instrumental

Ticket/Venue Info
From Bing To Bobby Sox 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