ASHLAND CONTEMPORARY THEATRE
2 p.m. Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at Paddington Station in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford, online at www.ashlandcontemporary-theatre.org or by calling 541-646-2971.
The community theater group, directed by Evalyn Hansen, presents playwright Tom Dudzick's "Greetings," a thought-provoking play about rekindling spiritual wonder.
"sherlock holmes and the case of the christmas carol"
Curtain is at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25, $23 for seniors and students.
Presumed dead for three years, a hardened Sherlock Holmes resurfaces only to turn his back on his friends. On Christmas Eve, Holmes receives a visit from the ghost of Professor Moriarty, along with three unexpected callers who uncover clues from the detective's past, present and future. Bob Herried directs. The show is at the Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Show times, tickets and information are available at www.camelottheatre.org or 541-535-5250.
THE WIZARD OF PANTO-LAND
Curtain is at 8 p.m. evenings and weekends, 1 p.m. for Sunday matinees, through Dec. 31. Tickets cost $33 to $37; $20 for bistro seats.
This Oregon Cabaret Theatre hit is a wacky riff on the story of "The Wizard of Oz" done in the style of British pantomime, or panto. With book and lyrics by Jim Giancarlo and music by Eric Nordin, the story draws as much from "Oz" as Walt Disney films. Look for the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and Dorothy, along with a wizard and several witches.
2 p.m. Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at Music Coop or at the door. 541-708-1817 or www.theatreconvivio.com.
"Light Sensitive," a 1992 play by Jim Geoghan, tells a holiday story of three wounded souls healed by love. Richard Heller directs. Michael Meyer, Lia Dugal and David King Gabriel play Tom Hanratty, Edna Miles and Lou D'Marco. Music is by Philip Glass.