Redlands Bowl Performing Arts Announces Updated 2020 Season Schedule
Redlands, CA- Redlands Bowl Performing Arts (RBPA) has announced an updated 2020 season schedule tailored to COVID-19 restrictions.
This is a time of great change for our community as we work to keep our neighbors and ourselves safe. Redlands Bowl Performing Arts is adapting as well. Due to civic guidelines we will present many, if not all, of our programs online via YouTube, Facebook, and Channel 3 here in Redlands on their selected dates at 8:00 pm. “Our hope is that, as guidelines allow, we may be able to present some late season programming on the Redlands Bowl stage. Until then, we invite you to gather with your family around a picnic and with a computer or projected screen and enjoy the Bowl in your Backyard,” said Beverly Noerr, Redlands Bowl Performing Arts Executive Director.
One thing is steadfast and true, the music of the Bowl plays on and the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival holds the distinction as the oldest, continuously running summer music festival in United States where no admission is charged. Whether online or in person, the Bowl is here for you!
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“We will all miss being together the stars at the Redlands Bowl this year but are excited for opportunities the online season brings to share the Redlands Bowl with friends and family all over the world. This year’s online format also makes it possible to bring back Bowl favorites like Rhythmic Circus, who are creating a filmed show for us from their home base in the Midwest. We’re also thrilled to bring performances by artists new to the Redlands Bowl, like Catapult, who ordinarily don’t tour on the West Coast during the summer.” Said Valerie Peister, RBPA Program Director
Several Redlands Bowl shows postponed to 2021
Since announcing our 2020 online season, Redlands Bowl Performing Arts (RPBA) has been asked by many people about plans for the originally announced programs that weren’t included in the new 2020 Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival online schedule.
Redlands Bowl Performing Arts is pleased to announce most of these programs have been rescheduled to 2021, where they will be featured live on the Redlands Bowl stage.
According to Program Director Valerie Peister, “It simply wasn’t safe or logistically possible for our large ensembles or symphony orchestras to create a filmed program, which made postponement the only option for some season offerings. But there are some silver linings. For a show like Drumline Live, which features a 40-person cast celebrating the Historically Black College and University drumline tradition, the postponement will allow Redlands Bowl audiences to fully experience their epic performance in summer 2021.”
In addition to its large ensembles and symphonies, the annual Broadway musical performance will also be postponed for a year.
Continued Peister, “The RPBA’s postponement of ’The Little Mermaid” allows the show, with its amazing cast and colorfully dramatic sets to audiences, to come to life at the Redlands Bowl in 2021. We just have to wait a year longer than we hoped to experience Wayne Scott’s wonderful production!”
The RBPA announces the postponement of the following programs to the 2021 Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival season. Specific performance dates will be announced in February 2021.
The 40-person cast, unable to gather and/or rehearse, has postponed their tour to 2021.
A show-stopping attraction created by the musical team behind the hit movies, “Drumline” and “Drumline: A New Beat, DRUMline Live” embodies the soulful, high-stepping style of the Historically Black College and University marching band experience. With its riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, DRUMline Live and its 40 cast members bring a high-octane musical roller coaster ride guaranteed to thrill audience members of all ages.
The Tim Gill All-Stars Big Band
The Tim Gill All-Stars Big Band brings a captivating and high-energy performance sure to delight with a variety of repertoire and sheer all-out fun.
Celebrating Neil Diamond
Musically inspired by Neil Diamond, Jay White’s Sweet Caroline Tour has been hailed as the most authentic Neil Diamond concert celebration in the world. Jay White will be joined on the Redlands Bowl stage by King Errisson, one of the world’s most acclaimed conga players, who played with Neil Diamond’s touring band for 45 years.
“The Little Mermaid”
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid is a love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, this undersea fable captures the hearts of audiences with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” ‘The Little Mermaid” will be produced and Directed by Wayne Scott of LifeHouse Theater.
State Street Ballet, “Ballroom”
Travel back in time to the grace and style of the Ballroom era, with one of State Street Ballet’s most crowd-pleasing and vibrant repertory programs. An homage to the days of Ellington, Piazzolla, Gershwin, Sinatra and more, this elegant program will have audiences swaying in their seats and tapping their feet. With diverse selections ranging from the passion of the tango to the luxurious beauty of the waltz, State Street Ballet’s world-class dancers bring an uplifting and enthusiastic vibe, making it perfect for audiences of all ages.
New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players
Tuesday, Aug. 4, was scheduled to bring the bowl’s annual night of opera. The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players visit Redlands again from New York City to present “HMS Pinafore” and other Gilbert and Sullivan favorites. Following intermission, the players return in black tie and gowns to entertain with selections from the full repertoire of Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas.
Finale with Fireworks!
The Redlands Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Frank Fetta
Featuring Aubree Oliverson on violin. The concert features violinist Aubree Oliverson performing Barber’s Violin Concerto. Maestro Fetta will culminate the evening by conducting Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. As is a grand tradition of the Redlands Bowl, the season will close with a brilliant burst of fireworks.
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