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My children attended Baker High School in rural Eastern Oregon. The theater arts program was amazing thanks to an awesome teacher, who is now retired, and has helped to create Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre in Baker City. My son took full advantage of the availability of the theater opportunities in Baker City, and grew beyond our wildest expectations. He will graduate from the University of Oregon June 13 with BA in theater. He is one of only 22 in the country that has been selected to intern with the Tony Award winning Actors Theatre of Louisville Kentucky.
The Arts are an avenue for success for many that do not fit in a left brained world. Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre is focusing on bringing acting opportunities to the youth in Baker City and beyond. The Elgin Opera House has experienced huge success in musical theater venues in the small town of Elgin, population approximately 1,900! Most of the small schools over there have no drama program. You should have had Lynne Burroughs from Baker City, or Terry Hale from the Elgin Opera House on your program. These are two people are really keeping the arts alive on the east side of the mountains in the face of huge cuts.
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