- Adam Levy
Yep, it's raining. Yep, the sold-out show will go on.
From Stephen Marc Beaudoin's preview:
You know the story, right?
Globetrotting explorers happen upon a witch in the great Oregon Territory and wish Oregon from mere territory into mighty statehood; the witch "uncorks" Oregon statehood from the bottle where it's kept, but threatens to rebottle Oregon at age 100 unless someone can guess her name; a California fruit inspector guesses right (obviously!), so the state lives on to celebrate its 150th birthday; and there is a "beaver thump" dance and general rejoicing. Oregon history in 33 jazz-soaked musical minutes has never sounded so riotously bizarre.
Read the rest of the article for more details on the show, plus quotes from Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale and Oregon! Oregon! stage director Greg Tamblyn.