The Eugene Ballet Company is facing a $130,000 budget shortfall and is taking their 2009 season production of Swan Lake into a "show on the road" throughout the Pacific Northwest in April 2009 to raise awareness of the arts and hopefully solve their budgetary woes.
This is a wonderful opportunity to have a quick romantic Oregon getaway with an evening showing support for dance and the arts as well as a great overnight stay at one of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild's quality bed and breakfasts.
You can get the full story at the Ballet's website devoted to their efforts, DancersActNow.com .
Upcoming Eugene Ballet performances of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and B&B Oregon pairings:
Tillamook, OR: Sunday, April 12th at 2:30 pm. Plan a stay 36 miles north at the romantic Arch Cape Inn along the Oregon coast. (See another blog post here about this new Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member.)
Medford, OR: Wednesday, April 22nd at 8:00 pm. Stay down the road in an historic Ashland Oregon lodging at one of many OBBG member inns. (Gee, tag on a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and you'll have quite the cultural getaway!)
Salem, OR: Thursday, April 23rd at 7:30 pm. Forego the Salem Oregon hotels and stay at Eagle Crest Bed & Breakfast (and here's another OBBG blog post about this lovely B&B).
Newport, OR: Saturday, April 25th at 7:00 pm. Choose from five oustanding Oregon bed and breakfasts in Newport to complete your cultural weekend.
Even if you live in one of these Oregon towns, wouldn't it be fun to put together a romantic Oregon staycation and show support for the arts? We think so!