OREGON CITY, Ore. — March 6, 2019 — Clackamas Repertory Theatre is celebrating its 15th anniversary with an exciting season featuring a Northwest premiere, a musical classic, and the West Coast premiere of an award-winning one-woman show. The season kicks off with Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood by Ken Ludwig (June 27-July 21); continues with South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein (August 1-25); and concludes with Queens Girl in the World by Caleen Sinnette Jennings (September 5-29).
To enhance the audience’s understanding and enjoyment of the shows, Clackamas Rep will continue its popular series of post-show opening night receptions and post-show actor/director talkbacks, said Managing Director Cyndy Smith-English. Opening night receptions provide ticket holders with the opportunity to enjoy dessert and champagne with actors and artistic staff following the show. Interactive talkback sessions held after the second, third and fourth Friday evening performances of each show enable ticketholders to talk with the director and actors to learn more about the production.
Theatre fans can save more than 20% and secure their seats by purchasing a Season Pass, which includes one ticket to each of the three shows. Season Passes are $85 for Adults, $80 for Seniors (67+) and $35 for Youth (6-25), and can be purchased at www.ClackamasRep.org or by calling 503-594-6047. Current box office telephone hours are Monday to Friday, 1-5pm.
Individual show tickets will go on sale March 15.
Performances take place at Clackamas Rep, in the Osterman Theatre on the campus of Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. Showtimes are Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm, with 2:30pm Sunday matinees.
CLACKAMAS REPERTORY THEATRE 2019 SEASON
Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood
By Ken Ludwig
Preview: June 27
Performances: June 28 – July 21
Audiences will delight in the uproarious Northwest premiere of Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood. A newly designed take on the classic tale, the production is full of sword fights and archery, and features eight actors playing more than 30 roles.
Written by playwright Ken Ludwig, who penned Clackamas Rep’s 2017 hit, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, the season opener will be directed by Artistic Director David Smith-English. The show features Equity actors Jon San Nicolas (Baskerville) as Robin Hood and Todd Van Voris (For Better and Sense and Sensibility) as Friar Tuck. This upbeat, zany comedy is a wonderful way to kick off your summer.
By Rodgers and Hammerstein
Preview: August 1
Performances: August 3 – 25
An immediate Broadway hit in 1949, South Pacific remains one of the most popular musicals ever written. Clackamas Rep’s production of this American classic will transport audiences to an island of beauty and intrigue and entertain with hits Some Enchanted Evening, This Nearly Was Mine, Younger Than Springtime, There’s Nothing Like a Dame, Bali Hai, and I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair.
Jayne Stevens will co-direct with longtime Clackamas Rep choreographer Wesley Robert Hanson, who co-directed last season’s smash hit Annie. Clackamas Rep’s production will feature Equity actor Michael Sharon, whose regional theatre credits include productions with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Portland Center Stage.
Clackamas Rep is thrilled to have Michael spend the summer in Oregon City!
West Coast Premiere!
Queens Girl in the World
By Caleen Sinnette Jennings
Preview: September 5
Performances: September 6-29
Clackamas Rep is excited to present a West Coast premiere and a one-woman show for the first time in its 15-year history. The hit play of the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival in Washington, D.C., Queens Girl in the World is a charming, semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story about a young black girl in the ’60s. This one-woman show by Caleen Sinnette Jennings will feature Lauren Steele, who dazzled audiences in Clackamas Rep’s The Melody Lingers On.
This wonderful production includes our heroine, the engaging Jacqueline Marie Butler plus 12 more characters including her Caribbean father, imperious mother, girlfriends, and boyfriends, as she moves from the safety of her sheltered Queens neighborhood to a new school in Greenwich Village. There, where she is one of only four black students and where race suddenly matters, she begins to wonder where she belongs in the world.
Queens Girl in the World will be directed by guest director Damaris Webb. The co-founder and director of The Vanport Mosaic, Webb played Kate in Clackamas Rep’s 2015 production of Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire and has been a coach for PlayWrite Inc. and The August Wilson Monologue Competition.
About Clackamas Repertory Theatre
Clackamas Repertory Theatre (www.clackamasrep.org) is a professional Equity theatre company in Oregon City, Ore. Founded in 2004, CRT offers high-quality, financially-accessible productions for the citizens of Clackamas County and beyond and prepares current and former Clackamas Community College students for a career in theatre through summer internships.
For more information:
Jayne Stevens, Assistant Managing Director
Clackamas Repertory Theatre