Oregon! Oregon!

In 1959, the Blitz-Weinhard brewing company commissioned comedian Stan Freberg to compose a musical comedy to celebrate Oregon's centennial. It's a silly thing, involving two explorers named Harry and David, a witch and a dance number called "The Beaver Thump." It was only performed on radio. Now Pink Martini bandleader Thomas Lauderdale has teamed up with the Oregon National Guard 234th Army Band and a squadron of Oregon sorta-notables, including David bragdon, Pat Janowski and Sara Dougher, to perform the musical live with an additional fourth act in honor of the state's Sesquicentennial. Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Road., 7 pm Saturday, Sept. 5. SOLD OUT.
the Portland show at the zoo is completely sold out.