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In the Days of 

Teddy Roosevelt

The Greatest

Generation

A Musical Tribute

Waiting Star

The Road to Egypt

With Every

Christmas

Card I Write

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 4, 2021: WITH EVERY CHRISTMAS CARD I WRITE

Big Holiday Event at Gold Hill IOOF Lodge will feature With Every Christmas Card I Write.

 

With Every Christmas Card I Write, a heartwarming musical review about the magic of Christmas, will play at the Odd Fellow’s Lodge #129 in Gold Hill on December 4 . This show features the most beloved Christmas songs; blending live performance and big screen multimedia.  It is also something of a mystery.

 

When an unusual Christmas card appears, Lauren tries to discover its origins by searching through cards from her past.  The images inspire her to sing such numbers as “Winter Wonderland,” “Silver Bells” “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer,” and other holiday favorites. As she performs onstage, the movie features the artwork of Norman Rockwell, Currier & Ives, and Christmas cards throughout the decades. The first card was printed in 1843.

 

At the end of the show, she finally discovers the dramatic story behind the mystery card. It is over a hundred years old and comes directly from the time and place of a real life Christmas miracle.

 

With Every Christmas Card I Write first opened in 2015 and has become a beloved holiday tradition around the Rogue Valley.

 

Lauren James, who headlines the show, is well known to local audiences. She has been performing professionally in the Northwest since the age of 17. As an accomplished pianist and singer, she has entertained audiences in many venues, including Carnegie Hall (as soloist). She is also a music teacher and music director. She was co-host of the Morning Show on a radio station in Roseburg, her home town.

 

The script was written by Gold Hill playwright Edward Miller. Prior to his work with Waiting Star Productions, Ed worked as a reporter, photographer and graphic artist for a Bay Area magazine. His first produced play, A Night in Egypt, was produced twice in the San Francisco Bay Area and may soon be revived.

 

Lauren and Ed also created the highly successful shows The Greatest Generation—A Musical Tribute and In the Days of Teddy Roosevelt.

 

Ed and Lauren’s full musical, Waiting Star is scheduled to open in Medford’s Randall Theatre on August 5, 2022.

 

The event begins right after the Gold Hill Christmas Tree Lighting, which happens at 6:00 PM.  From the downtown library it is only a two-minute walk to the IOOF Lodge where guests will be treated to a Christmas trivia pre-show, music, raffle, games, and even a “ugly holiday sweater” contest. Special face-in-a-hole photo props will allow guests to capture their images next to iconic Christmas characters.  

 

Odd Fellows members will be serving free coffee and popcorn; and also selling delectable holiday fare at the refreshment table.

 

The pre-show fun  begins at 6:20 PM and the one-hour show — With Every Christmas Card I Write — plays at 7:00 PM.  

 

This all happens at the IOOF Lodge, 483 Fourth Ave in Gold Hill.  This  free community event is open to the public.  Masks and social distancing are required.

  

No reservations necessary — just show up and bring lots of holiday spirit! 

 

 

Friday, June 28, 2019: WHEN AMERICA CAME OF AGE. Live performance and multimedia starring Kacie Bowers. (A reworking of "In the Days of Teddy Roosevelt") Randall Theatre, 20 Fir Street, Medford, Oregon. 7:30 PM. Theater phone:  (541) 632-3258. Reserved seats: $15

Saturday, June 29, 2019: WHEN AMERICA CAME OF AGE. Live performance and multimedia starring Kacie Bowers. (A reworking of "In the Days of Teddy Roosevelt") Randall Theatre, 20 Fir Street, Medford, Oregon. 7:30 PM. Theater phone:  (541) 632-3258. Reserved seats: $15

Sunday, June 30, 2019: WHEN AMERICA CAME OF AGE. Live performance and multimedia starring Kacie Bowers. (A reworking of "In the Days of Teddy Roosevelt") Randall Theatre, 20 Fir Street, Medford, Oregon. 2:00 PM. Theater phone:  (541) 632-3258. Reserved seats: $15

Friday, November 29, 2019: WITH EVERY CHRISTMAS CARD I WRITE. Live performance and multimedia. Randall Theatre, 20 Fir Street, Medford, Oregon. 7:30  PM. Theater phone:  (541) 632-3258. Reserved seats: $15

 

Saturday, November 30, 2019: WITH EVERY CHRISTMAS CARD I WRITE. Live performance and multimedia. Randall Theatre, 20 Fir Street, Medford, Oregon. 7:30  PM. Theater phone:  (541) 632-3258. Reserved seats: $15

Sunday, December 1, 2019: WITH EVERY CHRISTMAS CARD I WRITE. Live performance and multimedia. Randall Theatre, 20 Fir Street, Medford, Oregon. 2:00  PM. Theater phone:  (541) 632-3258. Reserved seats: $15

Tuesday, December 3, 2019: WITH EVERY CHRISTMAS CARD I WRITE. 

Live performance and multimedia, starring Kacie Bowers. Rogue Valley Manor in Medford at 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019: WITH EVERY CHRISTMAS CARD I WRITE.  Live performance and multimedia, starring Lauren James at 2:15 PM.  Park Village Parkside, 1019 Oldtown valley Rd., SE, New Philadelphia, Ohio. (330) 364-4437

Monday, December 16, 2019: WITH EVERY CHRISTMAS CARD I WRITE.  Live performance and multimedia, starring Lauren James at 6:100 PM. United Methodist Church, 1725 N Wooster Ave, Dover, Ohio

2020 SHOWS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF COVID 19

Friday, May 29, 2020: WORLD PREMIERE of WAITING STAR.  Randall Theatre, 20 Fir Street, Medford, Oregon. 7:30  PM. Theater phone:  (541) 632-3258. Reserved seats: $22. 

Saturday, May 30, 2020: WAITING STAR.  Randall Theatre, 20 Fir Street, Medford, Oregon. 7:30  PM. Theater phone:  (541) 632-3258. Reserved seats: $22

Sunday, May 31, 2020: WAITING STAR.  Randall Theatre, 20 Fir Street, Medford, Oregon. 2:00  PM. Theater phone:  (541) 632-3258. Reserved seats: $22

Just Completed!

Waiting Star Opens

August 5, 2022

 

Waiting Star is a new musical in the style of Broadway’s golden age! Shakespeare’s favorite scoundrel, a playboy prince, a mysterious young woman and a feisty inn keeper join a cast of royalty, noblemen and thieves to unravel a plot of love and intrigue that threatens bring down the crown. It’s Falstaff and Prince Hal at their notorious best.
Run dates: August 5 - 21 - Randall Theatre (If theaters re-open by that time.)

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Licensing now available!

Waiting Star
Premieres in AUGUST 2022

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Waiting Star received rave reviews from its staged reading and  the show is now scheduled for full production at Medford's Randall Theatre, opening in August 2022.

The Road to Egypt

     Old Hollywood lives again in one of the zaniest shows to come along in years! Here’s your chance to laugh, fall in love, and share a time-travel adventure you’ll never forget. It begins when a famous soothsayer (famous as the world’s worst) hopes to redeem his reputation by bringing back two 20th century Americans to ancient Egypt.

 

    After he casts the forbidden spell, two buddies are carried back in time, and it becomes complicated when Cleopatra falls in love with one of them. Instead of “Antony and Cleopatra,” will it instead be “Bob and Cleopatra”?

 

    The show is sprinkled with hints of Mae West, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, and Jimmy Durante.

 

    The music is upbeat and fun—the opening number is “What Do You

Give a Girl Who’s Had Everybody.” And there is some tender and

romantic music as well. 

 

    Two early versions of the show were brought before delighted San Francisco Bay Area audiences and The Road to Egypt is now ready for its Road to Broadway!

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script:

Edward Miller



Music:

Dan Baltzo,

Scott Amspoker

Edward Miller



Genre:

Musical Comedy