"Phantom" Comes to Salem!
Fans of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The
Phantom of the Opera are in for a treat
Affectionately Known As
The "Iron Man of the Mask"
Local fans of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The
Phantom of the Opera are in for a treat, this
fall. On Saturday, September 7, former Phantom,
Franc D'Ambrosio will be performing
a night of Broadway songs (yes, he'll sing
THAT song) at Enlightened Theatrics' Inaugural
Fundraising Gala: Broadway to Salem.
The evening, on Saturday September 7th,
2019 from 5:00pm-10:00pm at Salem's Historic
Grand, promises to be a unique, one of
a kind event not to be missed.
Gala tickets include a red carpet welcome
at 5 PM, followed by a hosted cocktail hour,
a three- course dinner by Wild Pear, and a
cozy, convivial live auction as we prepare for
the treat of the evening, an intimate performance
by Franc D'Ambrosio. It is sure to be
an evening of community, talent and, most
importantly, a generous outpouring of support
for the company's existing and future
performing arts educational programs.
Businesses and individuals may purchase
entire tables and participate further by sponsoring,
underwriting, or making donations
of funds or goods for the event. Please call
Theresa Yvonne, Managing Director at Enlightened
Theatrics for details on sponsorship
levels and advertising opportunities
Tickets can be purchased at www.EnlightenedTheatrics.
org or by calling
503.585.3427, Wednesday - Friday from 12
noon to 6 pm. Gala tickets are $100, showonly
tickets are $65. Both tickets entitle
guests to an after-party celebrating the evening.
Best-known for his impressive portrayal of
the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony
Award-winning musical, The Phantom of the
Opera , Franc D'Ambrosio is affectionately
known as the "Iron Man of the Mask," for
bringing over five million theatre-goers to
their feet in a 6-1/2-year run.
But that distinction only scratches the
surface of an illustrious career spanning
decades, including his portrayal of the
opera-singing Anthony Corleone, son of Al
Pacino and Diane Keaton's characters in the
seven-time Academy Award-nominated film
Godfather III . Franc also sang the Academy
Award-winning theme song Speak Softly
Love for both the film and Original Motion
Picture soundtrack, garnering over one
million hits on YouTube.
Tiffany Carstensen, Gala 2019 and
Education Committee Chair shared, "The
goal of our Broadway to Salem Gala is to
create our largest fundraiser of the year for
Enlightened Theatrics. The proceeds from
this event directly benefit local students in
our educational theatre programs. Meeting
our fundraising goal of $25,000 will
ensure scholarship funding for students to
attend professional theatrical workshops
and summer camps, regardless
Rini Olson Will Meet Favorite Seahawks' Players
Rini Olson and Members of
Capitol Subaru Staff
Capitol Subaru Makes a Wish Come True
Little seven-year-old Rini Olson of Salem
had one wish after her heart transplant; to
play football and eat Top Ramen noodles
with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell
Wilson. Capitol Subaru made that wish
happen at the end of July, through a donation
to the Make- A-Wish Foundation. Rini was
surprised with a wagon full of Seahawks
merchandise and a future trip to Seattle with
her family for a game.
Capitol Subaru held a festive event for Rini,
her family, the Make-A-Wish representatives
and other children with disabilities. In
addition to a barbecue, candy cart and lawn
games, the Capitol employees wore green and
blue shirts with Rini's name and the #1 on it.
"It is truly exceptional to work with a
company like Subaru that knows how
important it is to be an active member of
your community," said Carrie Casebeer,
Capitol Auto Group marketing director. "The
ability to help support Rini's and to make a
truly special day for her was unbelievably
rewarding for all of us at Capitol Subaru."
Rini had her life-saving transplant six
years ago at Seattle Children's Hospital,
where the enthusiasm for the Seahawks was
It was there where she started learning
about the players and the team.
Now broadening their purpose, Make-AWish
offers to fulfill the wishes of children
with a critical illness.
While Rini's health has stabilized, she
was still considered one of the sickest
young patients seen in Seattle Hospital and
receiving her wish gives some joy to a child
who has suffered so much.
Next fall, Rini and her family will travel to
Seattle to see a game and meet some of the
You can contribute to Make-A-Wish at www.Wish.org.
A Wet Hop Hazy IPA, Hits Shelves September 2019
It can only be made once a year
(NEWPORT, Ore.) -- Rogue Ales & Spirits
is celebrating the hop harvest with the
launch of Coast Haste, an imperial hazy IPA,
that is made with wet hops straight from
"As farmers and brewers, we believe the
best products come from the best ingredients,"
says Rogue President Dharma Tamm.
"We love harvest season, when ingredients
are at their peak and beer is begging to be
To take advantage of this bountiful time,
Coast Haste is made with hops that are harvested
on the Rogue Farm and quickly transported,
while still wet, 71 miles to be brewed
in Newport on the Oregon Coast. This effort
pays off with an incredibly fresh, fruity, flavorful
Coast Haste is a unique beer, and because it
is brewed with fresh hops, it can only be
made once a year. "We brewed this hazy
IPA to showcase the flavor of the hops," says
Rogue Brewmaster Joel Shields. "Its bold
tropical, citrus notes make this the perfect
beer to crack open while savoring the final
few summer nights."