Spotlight on Loretta Lynn

Spotlight on Loretta Lynn

Performing in the 2014 Green Show Tuesday, July 8.

This is their second season in the OSF Green Show.

Highlights of Loretta Lynn's life thru narration and song.

Livia Genise (Vocalist/Loretta Lynn):
A former Broadway actress and Camelot’s Artistic Director for over twelve years, Livia Genise has both directed and starred in many Camelot productions, including Evita, Jekyll & Hyde, All the King’s Men, Funny Girl, Rags, Gigi, Cabaret, Shenandoah, Sockdology, Sweeney Todd, and Master Class. Her Camelot Spotlights have included Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Bonnie Raitt and Julie London.

Bob Jackson Miner (Narrator/Duets/Harmonica):
Actor, singer, musician, voice coach, and Harmonica Bob™ – Bob Jackson Miner has a fun and varied career. He served as on air host for the FOX TV Network's Kids Club, in West Texas for 4 years; performed and toured with multiple bands in the US, Mexico, Malaysia, Canada and Jamaica; produced six albums for various artists and 36 jingles for radio and television. Recently starring as Juan Peron in Camelot’s production of Evita, Miner performed in over thirty musical theater productions including 14 at Camelot Theatre.

Cathy Noah (Script):
Cathy Noah has been writing short plays since 2002 and has had productions in Manhattan, Colorado Springs, Seattle, North Hollywood, Eugene and Ashland. To support her habit, she works as city editor of the Mail Tribune and Ashland Daily Tidings. Noah also wrote the script for Camelot’s Spotlight on Steve and Edie.

Steve Fain (Bass):
Steve has played bass music in theatre, jazz, folk, worship and rock venues throughout the Rogue Valley for the past 20 years. He is also a conservation geneticist for the US Fish & Wildlife Service and is partial to wolves and bears – Oh My!

Jef Fretwell (Guitars):
Jef has three kids, a beautiful wife and has played guitar and bass in Southern Oregon since 1999. His bands have included The Detractors, The New Autonomous Folksingers, Papa Keith Liddy and the Washington St. Gang, Not My Blood and The Rainbow Wrecking Crew.

Brent Olstad (Piano/Music Director/Arranger):
Brent Olstad has been active in the Southern Oregon music scene for the past 20 years. He is the Worship Pastor at Grace Bible Church and has also played for a variety of productions at the Camelot Theater as well as the Avalon, SOU, the OSF Green Show, Britt Festival, Craterian Theater and many other venues. Brent is a composer and arranger with 12 books of published works for instrumentalists, piano and hand bells. Brent also is the Director for Joni and Friends Southern Oregon which provides ministry and resource programs for families affected by disability. Brent is married to Rachel and has three children, Bryce, Abel and Phoebe.

Steve Sutfin (Drums):
Steve has been a percussionist for over 40 years starting in the rock clubs of Los Angeles and then touring the Western U.S. with show groups such as The Diamonds and Mose Allison. His concert locales also include Reno, Las Vegas and Southeast Asia. Since settling in the Rogue Valley he plays with local theatres and is Camelot’s resident drummer and photographer.

Scott Woolsey (Guitar/Banjo):
Scott had the good fortune of being cast in the Camelot 2003 production of Woody Guthrie’s American Song and returned for the 2012 production in honor of Woody’s 100th birthday. He also appeared in and musically directed the Camelot production of The Grapes of Wrath in 2007. Scott has lived in the Rogue Valley since 1989 and wrote, recorded and performed music for two OSF productions during the 1990’s. He also performs Blues music on both acoustic and electric guitars.

Spotlight on Loretta Lynn on Community: In its Spotlight Series in 2014, Camelot Theatre celebrates the contributions made by artists such as Loretta Lynn, Edith Piaf, Johnny Mercer and Irving Berlin. Camelot prides itself on using only members of the Rogue Valley artistic community to write, perform and produce these musical tributes.