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“The Redlands Bowl has been a huge part of my musical career. My parents used to bring my siblings and me from Apple Valley to Redlands during the summer to watch concerts. I remember being about 15 years old and telling my dad that one day I wanted to sing at the Redlands Bowl. That dream became a reality for me when I was 19 years old after winning the Redlands Bowl Young Artists Competition. This past summer I had the pleasure of standing on this stage again to sing. What an honor it is to be able to share the joy of singing at the Redlands Bowl with my friends, family, and community. I’m very proud to be from San Bernardino County and we are blessed to have such great musical concerts right here in our backyard. As someone who has traveled extensively for their singing career, I can honestly say that what the Redlands Bowl provides to our community is truly priceless.
The Redlands Bowl provides a relaxed, family-oriented atmosphere for art, music, dance, and theatre. This makes the arts easily accessible to everyone, and at no cost. It is in our best interest and the interest of our children to keep this company alive, supported, and running well.
Angel Blue, Soprano
“I have so many memories spending summers watching shows at the Redlands Bowl. My first experience with theatre was at the Redlands Bowl where I played a Munchkin and a Flying monkey in The Wizard of Oz! I loved being a part of The Wizard of Oz. I remembered the dance audition like it was yesterday. I am not a strong dancer and I remember that at one point I was turning in the opposite direction of everyone else… I thought I had blown it. Then I got the call that I was cast. Best day ever!
That was truly the beginning of my complete love affair with theatre. I went on and received my master’s degree in vocal performance and since then have had the amazing opportunity to play Belle on the national and international tours of Beauty and the Beast for three years.
I am currently living in NYC continuing to follow my dream!”
Hilary Maiberger, Actor
New York City
“I grew up in Redlands, and lucky for me, have a mother who loves the arts and was a musician herself. I grew up as the youngest in a large family (ten children) so my mom was always looking for ways to teach us and have us experience the arts without having to break the bank.
My earliest memory of the theatre was seeing Hello Dolly! at the Redlands Bowl as a young child. The Redlands Bowl and its performances was not only a regular part of our summer schedule, but a huge factor in shaping my life. It is the earliest exposure to so many of the arts that I can remember.
I remember attending workshops about the ballet, about the symphony, about so many of the performers at the Bowl. I remember specifically being able to touch and handle costumes from the operas, ballets, and musicals. That’s an important memory for me, because I am now a professional costume designer. I run the costume shop for the Hale Centre Theatre in Salt Lake City. I have designed for Sundance Theatre, various universities, and many theaters throughout Utah. I have been able to present my work to the Kennedy Center for the Arts and received awards for my excellence in design. I have gone on to both study and teach Shakespearean theatre in London.
I truly believe it was my experiences and exposure to the arts at the Redlands Bowl that led me down a path of pursuing a degree and successful career in the arts. And most of all, it was these experiences at Redlands Bowl and it’s opportunities for children that allowed me to know that a successful and fulfilling career in the arts was possible, especially as I got older and realized it was challenging as well. I had been told by so many people in the world for so long that an education and career in the arts was impossible, pointless, and not worth going into. But I look at my life and the times I have been most inspired and joyful have been because of experiencing art of some kind.
Thank you to the musicians, singers, designers, technicians, and artists that give so much to the Redlands Bowl and the Children’s Workshops, because you directly inspired one little girl to pursue a career that was literally a dream come true. Not a lot of people get to say that.”
Amanda Shaffer, Costume Manager, Hale Center Theatre
Salt Lake City, Utah
“Cada año esperamos con gran emoción, el poder disfrutar nuestras noches de verano familiares en el Redlands Bowl. Este recinto cultural, marcó la diferencia en la vida de mi hijo, ya que gracias a los Talleres de verano y conciertos semanales, ha adquirido un profundo amor y aprecio por la música en todos sus géneros, lo cual lo lo llevó a estudiar Viola desde hace 2 años.”
“Each year we always look forward to spending our Summer Nights at the Redlands Bowl. The Redlands Bowl has also made a difference in my son’s life, because thanks to the Summer Workshops and Weekly concerts, he has acquired a deep love and appreciation for music in all it’s genres, which led him to begin studying Viola 2 years ago.”
Sandra Perez-Ramirez, Editor/Writer, Mamá Noticias
“The Redlands Bowl has given me so many beautiful opportunities to explore my creativity and connect with this vibrant community!”
Dustin Ceithamer, Choreographer/Actor