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., ticketsoregon.com. 7 pm Saturday, Sept. 5. SOLD OUT.
the Portland show at the zoo is completely sold out.