Chautauqua Returns to Oregon for the 2017 Tour!

In July 2017, Chautauqua will be revisiting some of the small towns in which we built connections during our 2012 Eastern Oregon Tour. We will be teaming up with local community organizers to bring laughter, light and education to prisons, reading programs, and assisted living homes, as well as the general public. We will be presenting a program of free potlucks, parades, and workshops, as well as a Big Vaudeville show in each town.

We will kick off our tour on July 13th with a show and workshops at Oak Creek Youth Correctional facility in Albany.

BEND
On Saturday July 15th, you can catch us parading through downtown and local farmers markets in the afternoon, and will present our big show at 7:00pm at the Tower Theatre. Tickets are available at www.towertheatre.org.

MADRAS
Chautauqua will lead a celebratory parade through Madras at 1:00 pm on July 16. All community members are welcome to join! This will be followed by free public workshops at the Jefferson County Library from 1:30-4:30pm and a community potluck at 5:00 pm at the Library. All community members are invited to bring a dish and mingle with their new Chautauquan friends!

Our week in Madras culminates in a knock-yer-socks off vaudeville show at 7:00 pm on July 20 at the Madras Performing Arts Center. This performance is free of charge thanks to generous grants from the Bean Foundation and the Jefferson County Cultural Coalition.

In addition to these public events, Chautauqua will offer events throughout Jefferson County during the week including outreach performances at The Kids Club’s, Deer Ridge Correctional Facility, Warm Springs Boys & Girls Club, and the Oregon Child Development Coalition.

La GRANDE
Chautauqua rolls into La Grande for full day of events on July 22nd. The day starts with a downtown parade at 11:30 am, free public workshops will follow at the Cook Memorial Library from 12:00-2:00 pm.

The day wraps up with our Big Show at the La Grande High School Auditorium at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door.

ENTERPRISE
Our final stop is Enterprise, we'll start our visit with a community potluck in the Gazebo in front of the Wallowa County Courthouse. Bring a dish to share and get to know our group of performers and educators!

A celebratory parade downtown starts the day on Friday, July 28, followed by workshops from 12:30 to 2:30 on the lawn in front of the Wallowa County Courthouse. In the evening, Chautauqua returns to the OK Theatre for a rollicking night of juggling, music, and vaudeville at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at The Bookloft.

EOCI
We'll wrap up our tour with on Saturday July 29th, with a performance and workshops at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton. Our previous visits in the summers of 2016 and 2012 brought joy to performers and audience alike.

For more information about any of these events, contact Sophie Pipia at sophie@chautauqua.org

Bend, Or - Tower Theater

835 NW Wall St 07.15.2017
835 NW Wall St
    

Madras, OR - Madras Performing Arts Center

07.20.2017
    

La Grande, OR

La Grande High School Auditorium 07.22.2017
La Grande High School Auditorium
    

Enterprise, OR - OK Theatre

07.28.2017
    

In July 2017, Chautauqua will be revisiting some of the small towns in which we built connections during our 2012 Eastern Oregon Tour. We will be teaming up with local community organizers to bring laughter, light and education to prisons, reading programs, and assisted living homes, as well as the general public. We will be presenting a program of free potlucks, parades, and workshops, as well as a Big Vaudeville show in each town.