ASHLAND, Ore. -- Today the Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced the 2019 Green Show schedule. The free outdoor entertainment returns on June 7, 2019. This is coinciding with the official opening of the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre.
The Green Show season continues, four nights a week at 6:45 p.m., through September 28. You can find the full schedule of the performances by clicking here.
Throughout the month of August, the Green Show will feature all local performers. It is doing this to highlight talent across Southern Oregon, and to recognize the environmental impact for acts traveling to OSF.
For the first time ever, OSF is presenting performances via livestream. The "Throwback Thursday" performances are part of a pilot program presented on livestream. These performances will highlight footage from previous Green Show performances from the featured artists and the opportunity for people to ask questions via online platforms.
You can access the livestream at osfashland.org/greenshow.
OSF says the community should keep an eye on the Green Show’s Facebook page for performance schedules and day-of updates on other livestreamed performances.
Kicking off the Green Show season on June 7, 2019 is Ashland Danceworks. Throughout the summer the series will feature music, dance, circus and theatre by artists new to the Courtyard Stage. These are acts such as Levity Circus Collective, DJ Prashant and the Jai Ho! Dance Troupe, and SURRIJA (Jane Lui of Cambodian Rock Band), as well as Green Show returning favorites such as Phoenix and Four Directions, Medford-based Ballet Folklórico Ritmo Alegre (a collaboration with Jarabe Mexicano) and Charya Burt Cambodian Dance.
The lineup also features a collaboration with the Britt Festival (Britt Orchestra String Fellows) on July 31, 2019 and the return of a collaboration with Southern Oregon University. The Green Show’s drag show will be on July 26, 2019. Award-winning singer-songwriter, actor, performer, writer and LGBTQi activist Ryan Cassata also returns on September 6, 2019.
Other exciting happenings include a full week of programming in celebration of Juneteenth:
Wednesday, June 19, with MoonCandy: A Live House Music Ensemble, including a pre-show engagement featuring OSF Company and community members, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 20—MoonCandy: A Live House Music Ensemble
Friday, June 2— Okaidja Afroso
Saturday, June 22—Rogue Valley Gospel Group
Mexican Independence Day kick-off:
Thursday, September 12—Jarabe Mexicano
Ballet Folklórico Ritmo Alegre (in collaboration with Jarabe Mexicano) will share their exuberant, colorful dances September 14.
You can check ticket availability at www.osfashland.org or call the Box Office at 800-219-8161.