Out & About: OSF, State Soloists and Rogue Valley Wine & Food Festival

April 19, 2012

By Kathy Wing

It’s what happens when Euripides, Shakespeare, and Rodgers & Hammerstein collide on-stage.

This weekend, “Medea, Macbeth and Cinderella” joins Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s current productions, which include “Romeo and Juliet”, “Animal Crackers” and “The White Snake”. “Medea, Macbeth and Cinderella” is described as the weaving together of three title-character studies in ambition.

The production is the creation of OSF’s Artistic Director Bill Rauch. The music-centered show features pieces by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Greek choral odes. Call OSF or visit their website for ticket information: http://osfashland.org/

On Sunday, some of Southern Oregon’s most talented young musicians will appear at the Craterian Theatre for this year’s “Stars On Stage” event. This concert features the winners of the District 8 High School Vocal and Instrumental Music Competitions. These students now advance to the state competition. The concert is Sunday night at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The best of Southern Oregon drink and dining is the centerpiece of the First Annual Rogue Valley Food and Wine Festival. The festival features local cuisine, wine tasting, live music, chef demonstrations and more, all contained in the Medford Armory. The festival runs on Friday and Saturday. Admission is 12 dollars per day or twenty dollars for a two-day pass. You can find more information on the Rogue Valley Wine Fest website: http://www.roguevalleywinefest.com/