10 Feb

Susan Leighton

It seems like forever since Bruce Campbell appeared at the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon. In 2019, the icon regaled audience members with his spoken word rendition of Peter & the Wolf. Fans of the actor will be pleased to know that he is returning to narrate Nathaniel Stookey’s The Composer Is Dead with Text by Lemony Snicket for the venue’s 60th anniversary! 

Originally, he was scheduled to perform the piece two years ago but unfortunately COVID hit and the event was cancelled. Now, the entertainer will take the stage on June 28 at 11:00 AM with conductor Teddy Abrams of the Britt Festival Orchestra. 

If you are familiar with the classic series of children’s books, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events from author Daniel Handler, then you are going to love Campbell’s upcoming performance. Nathaniel Stookey’s clever murder mystery debuted in 2006 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Three years later, Harper Collins released the libretto as a book with a CD insert included. 

The production is designed to introduce children to musical instruments that are typically found in orchestras. Considering Bruce’s incredible vocal skills (The Last Kids on Earth, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), this will be an enteraining venture for adults and children of all ages. An added bonus, Campbell will be participating in a 30 minute Q & A! 

To attend this one-hour family friendly production, gates open at 10:00 AM. The Fest is also requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test with testing available on site. For policy information click on this link

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Feb. 11 at 10:00 AM. Prices are as follows:

  • Reserved: $15.00 
  • Lawn: $5.00 

To purchase your tickets, click here.

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