Festival Events Calendar
Wednesday Jul 28
8:00 pSwingin' The Dream
Thursday Jul 29
2:00 pWhy Can't You Behave?
8:00 pMan Bites Dog
Friday Jul 30
2:00 pThe Rain In Spain
Saturday Jul 31
8:00 pSuch Sweet Thunder
Thursday Aug 5
2:00 pWhere Did Robinson Crusoe Go
8:00 pWhen You Wish Upon A Star
Friday Aug 6
2:00 pSomewhere
Saturday Aug 7
8:00 pI Could Write A Book
The Shedd Ticket Office
541.434.7000
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This summer we’re presenting two musical adaptations of Shakespearean comedies from the Golden Age of musical comedy, Rodgers & Hart’s 1938 The Boys From Syracuse (A Comedy of Errors) and Cole Porter’s 1948 Kiss Me, Kate (The Taming of The Shrew). It was natural that a musical adaptation of Shakespearean tragedy would arise out of the more serious Broadway tradition that came to its own in the early 1940s with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, firmly establishing the viability of musicals based on non-comic material.
West Side Story, the brilliant 1957 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein took on Shakespearean tragedy as brilliantly as Rodgers, Hart and Porter had taken on the bard’s comedy a generation earlier, and in a way that wove the timeless story of star-crossed lovers (which Shakespeare himself borrowed from Italian and Latin sources) seamlessly into the fabric of American life and culture. Ken Peplowski and company offer a concert presentation, with vocal and jazz instrumental versions of most of the show's music.
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director, clarinet
Julie Alsin, vocals
Clairdee, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Dan Barrett, trombone
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Rod Fleeman, guitar
Doug Miller, bass
Chuck Redd, drums
Program
 Prologue
(1957) West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Jet Song
(1957) West Side Story - Stephen Sondheim (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Something's Coming
(1957) West Side Story - Stephen Sondheim (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Dance At The Gym 2. Promenade/Mambo/Cha Cha
(1957) West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Tonight
(1957) West Side Story - Stephen Sondheim (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 America
(1957) West Side Story - Stephen Sondheim (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Cool
(1957) West Side Story - Stephen Sondheim (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 One Hand, One Heart
(1957) West Side Story - Stephen Sondheim (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 I Feel Pretty
(1957) West Side Story - Stephen Sondheim (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Somewhere
(1957) West Side Story - Stephen Sondheim (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Gee, Officer Krupke
(1957) West Side Story - Stephen Sondheim (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 I Have A Love
(1957) West Side Story - Stephen Sondheim (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
Ticket/Venue Info
Somewhere Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
15%20%25%Stud.
AA28.00  24.00  22.50  21.00  14.00 
A24.00  20.50  19.25  18.00  12.00 
B20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
O16.00  13.75  13.00  12.00  8.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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