Spotlight on Judy Garland

Camelot Theatre Company's Second Stage Music Series will present "Spotlight on Judy Garland"&

166;a Little Biography and a Lot of Music!" at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 14 - 23.

Since 2002, Camelot's Spotlight series has featured the life and works of many popular composers and singers such as The Andrews Sisters, Patti Page, Bing Crosby, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee and Rosemary Clooney. "Spotlight on Judy Garland"&

166;a Little Biography and a Lot of Music!" is the third Spotlight of Camelot's 2007 season. The series has already shone the spotlight on Julie Andrews and Julie London.

An American legend, singer-actress Judy Garland made 32 feature films in her 45 year career. She won numerous awards, including a special Academy Award, a special Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award, received 10 Emmy nominations, four for her television series "The Judy Garland Show" and received five Grammy Awards for "Judy at Carnegie Hall." She is remembered for the variety of roles she chose, including Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz," Esther in "Meet Me in St. Louis," Esther Blodgett in "A Star is Born" and Mrs. Irene Wallner in "Judgment at Nuremberg." Garland died in 1969 at the age of 47.

"Spotlight on Judy Garland" features Camelot's resident artist and conservatory director Rebecca Campbell performing over 24 Garland hits, including "Come Rain or Come Shine," "The Trolley Song," The Boy Next Door" and "The Man that Got Away." Campbell was last seen as Petra in Camelot's production of "A Little Night Music." Previous performances at Camelot include Rose in "Enchanted April" and the Second Soprano in "Master Class." At Camelot Campbell directed "Once Upon a Mattress," "Into the Woods," "Honk Jr.!" and choreographed numerous productions. She served as director of dance at Pacific University teaching dance composition, modern, jazz and tap and holds a B.A. in Music and History with an emphasis in Vocal Performance from Pacific University and an MAT from SOU.

Backing Campbell is musical director, arranger and keyboardist Gwen Overland, narrator Brian O'Connor and musicians Steve Fain, bass; Aaron Moffatt, violin; and Steve Sutfin, drums. At Camelot, Overland appeared as Sarah in "The Sisters Rosensweig," Rosalie in "Carnival" and directed "Enchanted April" and "Master Class." Overland has often directed for Oregon Cabaret Theatre, the Rogue Music Theatre, and the SOU Theatre Department. A local radio personality for over 19 years and resident sound designer for Camelot, O'Connor appeared most recently at Camelot as Jack Warner in "Shakespeare in Hollywood." Other appearances include roles in "An American Daughter," "1776," "The Beard Of Avon and "Into The Woods." Fain is a member of Rogue Valley's Viva Voce, and recently of Back Porch Swing Jazz and Jerry Attrick the Pacemakers. He has performed jazz, rock and folk music for over 30 years. Moffatt, age 17, began playing the violin at age 11. He is currently the solo violinist in the annual Great Works for the Violin concert series, where he has played concertos by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Paganini.

Sutfin has played drums for over 35 years, working rock clubs and Holiday Inn circuits from Alaska to Oklahoma with groups including The Diamonds and Mose Allison. He works with local theatres and plays West Coast concerts with Jason Johnston (contemporary Nashville Country Rock), Lorraine Rawles (original Western Folk/Swing) and Annie McIntyre (original music and high powered RB dance band). Sutfin is Camelot's resident photographer and owner of Ashland Camera.

Tickets are $18 and reserved seating is available for an additional $2. Tickets are available at the theater box office from — to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturdays and one hour before performances. Tickets may also be ordered online at , or by calling 535-5250.

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