Claudia Alick oversees numerous activities as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s community associate producer, including the Green Show summer performances on the bricks and Open Mics in the Black Swan Theatre. This is Alick’s seventh season at OSF. We ate lunch at the Dragonfly Restaurant in Ashland. This is the first of two parts; the second will publish April 30.
In Camelot Theatre’s musical production of “The Producers,” the role of Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen-Hallen Svaden-Svanson, the stunning Swedish singer/ secretary/ receptionist, is played by Kelly Jean Hammond. The production features a number of stellar performances and a great ensemble cast.
Hammond, a graduate of Ashland High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Notre Dame de Namur University and did some post-graduate studies at American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco before returning to Ashland, where she now works as a buyer at Paddington Station by day and performs musical theater at night. We met at Starbucks in downtown Ashland.