Welcome to the Wildish!

Proudly located in the heart of Downtown Springfield. 630 Main Street.

Opened in 2006, the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater is the premiere entertainment destination for the greater Springfield area. The theater features 283 seats in stadium seating and there is truly 'not a bad seat in the house'. The excellent acoustics and flexible stage showcase the wide array of activity that has become a calling card for the young facility.
The Wildish Board of Directors is committed to the mission of offering a professional facility at accessible costs. Four of the area's most popular arts organizations now call the Wildish their 'artistic home'.
More than twenty other arts and business groups regularly use the Wildish.

Contact me today and let's discuss creative ways for you to use the Wildish Theater! dan@wildishtheater.com 541-868-0689
 

Upcoming Shows

Rose Children's Theater Presents: The Reluctant Dragon

Friday February 12th at 7:00pm

Saturday February 13th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Sunday February 14th at 2:00pm

Directed by Judy Wenger

Tickets and more information available at therct.com

Chamber Music Amici: Volans and Fauré

Monday February 15th at 7:30pm

Kevin Volans String Quartet No. 1 "White Man Sleeps" & Gabriel Fauré's Piano Quartet in G Minor

This evening we present two pieces written exactly one hundred years apart.

Kevin Volans wrote his string quartet in 1986, based on the traditional music of several South African tribes. The piece is quite beautiful, with complex rhythms and shared melodic lines, and is a great deal of fun to listen to and to play.

Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet in G Minor from 1886 is a piece filled with emotional contrast from the tempestuous to the tranquil. Throughout the quartet the characteristic harmonic richness and melodic craft of all Fauré’s work is evident.

I hope you enjoy these works as much as we do!

For more information about Chamber Music Amici Call 541-953-9204
Amici

Jessica Lambert: violin

Steven Pologe: cello

Sharon Schuman: violin

Victor Steinhardt: piano

Guest

Leslie Straka: viola

The Age of Love

Sunday February 28th at 2:00pm-4:00pm

Presented by the Willamalane Adult Activity Center
Post-screening Q&A with Director Steven Loring

Admission is free no tickets required

Doors open at 1:30pm

More information avalible at willamalane.org

Belly Dance! 25th Anniversary Gala Show

March 12th 8:00pm

Join MEDGE as the organization celebrates a quarter century of excellence in Middle Eastern dance. The show will be fast-paced, featuring a variety styles, from folkloric to fusion, and featuring more than 35 performers from all over the state of Oregon. Several live music performances will also be included.

This promises to be a highly entertaining evening of dance, with colorful costumes, group dances, soloists and musical performances on oud, kanoon, and Egyptian tabla drum. Not to be missed, this show promises to be a unique cultural experience!

MEDGE (Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene) has been promoting the art of belly dance for the past 25 years, through their shows at Cozmic Productions (third Friday of every month), by hosting workshops with international dance artists, and at their annual Fall Festival, held each year in October. See www.medge.org for more about the group.

WINDING DOWN at the PIANO with DAVID NEVUE

Saturday April 2nd at 7:00pm

Join pianist/composer David Nevue for an evening of piano music at the intimate and beautiful Wildish Theater.

In this one-time-only performance, award-winning pianist David Nevue will be performing music from latest album, "Winding Down." In a recent review, Winding Down was described by Zone Music Reporter's Bill Binkelman as Nevue's "Pieta, his Mona Lisa, his Aida, his Gone With The Wind, his Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.... his pinnacle of artistry."

Nevue will be performing "Winding Down" at this show in almost it's entirety. It's the ONLY concert performance where he will be performing many of these compositions.

Mr. Nevue is one of this generation's most well-known and beloved pianists. His albums include Overcome, which won "Best Instrumental Piano Album of 2005" at the Lifestyle Music Awards. He tours several times a year, and has performed concerts with David Lanz, Wayne Gratz, Peter Kater, Suzanne Ciani and dozens of other pianists. Nevue's piano stylings reflect a wide variety of musical influences, including the Irish band Clannad, Chopin, George Winston and even the progressive rock band Rush, but he is best-known for his melodic, peaceful style, and for the spiritual quality of his music.

In a concert setting, Nevue shares the stories behind the songs, giving insight into the music and what inspired it. His concerts are interactive and engaging and offer a musical experience that is unique and uplifting. Come out for a wonderful evening of music!

Tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 for Students.