Romancing The Wests – Dinner and Show
A Historic Documentarycombined with a Live Concert Performance – Travel through 240 years of the American West in two riveting music-filled hours. The music and imagery tells of the Native American people and the Russian ships exploring the West Coast, the Spanish quest into Alta California and the building of the Mission chain, the Lewis and Clarke expedition, the blazing of the Oregon Trail, the trail of tears, the gold rush, and coming of the railroad.
Romancing the West celebrates the triumph of the human spirit through feast, famine, and decades of social and political change, telling the story of the American people rising above their differences to share this great land today. Three themes boldly emerge throughout the show including the preservation of Hometown America, conveyed through lines like “Where My Home Town Went” written by David Mac Kechnie, respect for our fellow man and their rights as communicated in songs like “Wallowa Skies,” a tribute to Chief Joseph, and the triumph of the human spirit as shared in songs like “California” which speaks of the melded fates of the Native and Spanish people who built the Mission together, lived and died together in the collapse of the Great Stone Church, and whose ancestors carry on the history of their peoples together in the Fiesta Los Golondrinas.
About the Writer and Producer
Christina Lynn Martin, who co-founded pop/rock duo Velvet Bleu, first began writing about the Oregon Mountains, Rogue River and Applegate Valleys and the love of the people there after moving there as a young mother. Having to leave Oregon during a recession, she returned to California where she settled in her beloved Mission town of San Juan Capistrano, penning songs such as “Mission by the Sea”, “California” and “Hwy 101.” Upon returning to Oregon twenty years later, she wrote “Oh Oregon” in honor of Oregon’s 150th birthday and was asked to co-write and produce a musical concert in honor of Historic Jacksonville, Oregon’s 150th birthday with lyricist Paul Wyntergreen. This concert was performed at the Britt Pavilion and inspired her to create “Romancing the West®.”
Sunday, April 2nd at 5:30pm at Jacksonville Inn
175 E. California St., Jacksonville, Oregon, 97530
Prime Rib or Vegetarian dinner selection available upon request.
Dinner at 5:30 pm, Show begins at 6:30 pm.
For Tickets & Reservations: https://romancingthewest.org/
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