Music, Dance, Theater in Limelight for 2009/10

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Music, Dance, Theater in Limelight for 2009/10

Byline: Cynthia Whitfield For The Register-Guard

Performance venues in Lane County showcase talent from budding child artists to local performing companies to seasoned world-class performers.

Enjoy the celebrated annual summer Oregon Bach Festival, traveling performers at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, the American Festival of Music's summer production of Rogers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" and hundreds of other music, dance and theater shows.

Be sure to call ahead to confirm performance schedules, times and ticket prices:

Actors Cabaret of Eugene: 996 Willamette St., Eugene. Year-round performances in two theaters, the Cabaret and the adjacent Annex, 39 W. 10th Ave., and at the Hult Center. "Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits Vol. 1," May 8-June 6; "Curtains," June 19-July 18. Call (541) 683-4368 or visit

Community Center for the Performing Arts/WOW Hall: 291 W. Eighth Ave., Eugene. Features performances of rock, indie, world music, hip-hop, funk and other pop music. Call (541) 687-2746 or visit

Cottage Theatre: 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove. Community theater presents plays and musicals. "The Rainmaker," June 5-21; "Family Melodrama," July 17-19; "Into the Woods," July 31-Aug. 22; "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," Sept. 11-19; "The Miracle Worker," Oct. 9-25; "Marley and Scrooge," Dec. 4-20. Call (541) 942-8001;

Cuthbert Amphitheater: Alton Baker Park, Eugene. Outdoor venue hosts a variety of summer concerts. Michael Franti and Spearhead, May 24; 311 and Ziggy Marley, June 7; Chicago, July 19; The Moody Blues, July 27; Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal, Sept. 7. Call (541) 762-8099 or visit

Dance Theatre of Oregon: Hult Center, Eugene. Blend of modern dance, ballet, and theater. Dates TBA. Call (541) 914-4572 for information or (541) 682-5000 for tickets or visit

Eugene Ballet Company: Hult Center, Eugene. Local world class ballet company presents four major shows at the Hult Center. Upcoming season: "Sleeping Beauty," Oct. 31 and Nov. 1; "the Nutcracker," Dec. 18-20; "The Dark Side of the Moon," Feb.13-14, 2010; and "American in Paris," April 17-18, 2010. Call (541) 485-3992 for information or (541) 682-5000 for tickets. Visit

Eugene Concert Choir: Hult Center, Eugene. Ninety-voice master chorus and 32-voice vocal ensemble. Concert choir performs choral masterpieces. Season tickets available. Master Chorus: Mason Williams and Friends Holiday Show, Dec. 5; Brahms' "Requiem," Feb. 27, 2010; "The British Invasion: From Vaughan Williams to the Beatles," May 1, 2010; Vocal Arts Ensemble: English Madrigal Dinner Dance at St. Paul's Parish Hall, Dec. 11-12; Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble Concert, April 10, 2010. Call (541) 687-6865 or (541) 682-5000 for tickets. Visit

Eugene Opera: Hult Center, Eugene. Gala choral and orchestral productions. "Marriage of Figaro," Dec. 18 and Jan. 1-2, 2010; "Faust," May 12 and 14, 2010. Call (541) 485-3985 for information or (541) 682-5000 for tickets. Visit

Eugene Symphony: Hult Center, Eugene. Regular concert series September to May. "New World Symphony," Sept. 24; Mozart's "Magic Flute," Oct. 22; "The Mighty `Organ Symphony,'" Nov. 19; Beethoven and Brahms, Dec. 3; Chambers Family Foundation Yuletide Celebration (special concert), Dec. 12-13; Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, Jan. 21, 2010; Beethoven's Fourth Concerto, Feb. 18, 2010; "Royal Fireworks," March 18, 2010; Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, April 22, 2010; "Play: A Video Game Symphony" (special concert), April 24, 2010; Mahler's Titan, May 20, 2010. Call (541) 687-9487 for information or (541) 682-5000 for tickets. Visit

Florence Events Center: 715 Quince St., Florence. Eight performances each year. Glenn Miller Orchestra, Sept.

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