Ashland Contemporary Theatre: Tickets can be purchased online at ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org, at Paddington Station in Ashland and Grocery Outlet in Medford, or at the door. Call 541-646-2971 for information.
‘Pankhurst — Freedom or Death’: To celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage, Jeannine Grizzard’s new play uses British suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst’s own words to explore her personal battles. Set in 1913, Grizzard’s historical drama probes the deeper issues behind women’s militancy against a world of governance by and for men. Grizzard is the sole actor in the play. Peggy Rubin directs. Shows are set for 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 29 at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Tickets are $15.
Barnstormers Theatre: 112 Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass. See barnstormersgp.org or call 541-479-3557.
‘The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee’: When six eclectic mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, they candidly disclose hilarious stories from their lives. Written by Rebecca Feldman and Jay Reiss with music by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin, the tweens spell their way through words — some of them potentially made up – hoping never to hear the soul-crushing ding of the bell that signals a mistake. Michele Kyle directs. The show opens Friday, April 13. Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 6. A pay-what-you-want show will be offered Thursday, April 19. Other tickets are $15.
Cafe-Girl Productions: email@example.com or 541-226-5886.
‘Running the Human Race’: Cafe-Girl Productions will host a night of script readings at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at La Baguette Music Cafe, 340 A St., Ashland. Look for “The Private Dance,” by Ray Nomoto Robison; “Vigilante Grannies,” by Ruth Wire; “Coming Up For Air,” by David Copelin; “Cell Phone Sketch,” by Catherine Hansen; “The Legend of Stingy Jack,” by Nolan Kenmonth; and “Bitch and Moan,” by Justin Blasdel. Admission is $15 at the door.
Camelot Theatre: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets and information available at camelottheatre.org or 541-535-5250. The box office is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour before performances.
‘Spotlight on Tina Turner and Janis Joplin’: Kristen Calvin and Jade Chavis step into the limelight as Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, respectively, two of the biggest rock stars of the ‘60s. Look for Joplin’s hits “Piece of My Heart,” “Ball and Chain,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Maybe,” and Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” “Proud Mary,” “River Deep Mountain High” and “Private Dancer.” Music accompaniment will be provided by guitarist Robbie DaCosta, bassist Jacob Rubanowitz, sax player Gordon Greenley, drummer Tom Stamper and Gwen Overland on keys. Roy Rains and Shawn Ramagos co-direct. The show runs through Sunday, April 22. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $26 or $32.
Collaborative Theater Project: 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets and information are available at ctporegon.org, by calling 541-779-1055 or at the box office.
‘Himself and Nora’: This new musical drama by Jonathan Brielle is based on the life and work of James Joyce and focuses on the 15 minutes between the time the controversial writer died and the time it took his wife to reach his hospital bed. Daniel Sessions Stephens directs. The ensemble cast includes Cody Pettit, Wyn Reed, Rhea Johnston, Catherin Hansen, Emy Rosales and William Coyne. The show opens Friday, April 13, and runs through May 13. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $28, $22 for seniors and $18 for students.
North Medford High School: In the Lynn Sjolund auditorium, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive. Tickets are available at blacktornadotheater.strikingly.com.
‘My Fair Lady’: Black Tornado Theatre will present a production of Alan Jay Lerner’s and Fredrick Lowew’s hit Broadway musical at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 19-21, and 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21. When a pompous phonetics professor takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society, the two clash, then form an unlikely bond. Sharon Bigelow directs, and vocal direction is by Kendra Taylor. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased at blacktornadotheater.strikingly.com. Tickets will be $12 at the door. Students tickets are $5 online and at the door.
Oregon Cabaret Theatre: First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets and information are available at oregoncabaret.com or by calling 541-488-2902. Reservations are required for pre-show dinner and brunch. Appetizers, beverages and desserts are available without reservations. Student rush tickets are $10 and can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain. A 20 percent discount is available for groups of 10 or more.
‘Million Dollar Quartet’: This jukebox musical written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott tells the story of the star-studded 1956 jam session at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, that included Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. When Perkins and his band arrived at the studio to record, producer Sam Phillips brought in Lewis to add a new wrinkle to Perkins’ sound. Cash and Presley stopped in for a casual listen, then the four musicians jammed together — caught on tape by engineer Jack Clement. Look for “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “I Walk the Line” and “Great Balls of Fire.” Todd Neilsen directs. Christopher Wren plays Perkins, Jared Freiburg plays Lewis, William Boyajin plays Cash and Christopher Fordinal plays Presley. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15. Tickets are $22 or $36.
‘Once’: This musical tells the story of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up the dream when a beautiful young woman takes an interest in his haunting love songs. They serve as each others’ muses over the course of a fateful week, and their friendship evolves into a powerful but complicated romance as they collaborate on new, emotionally charge music. Written by John Carney, the Broadway production of “Once” took home eight Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical. The show previews Thursday, April 26, opens Friday, April 27, and runs through July 1 at OCT. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays and select Wednesdays. Matinees are at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Preview tickets are $25. All other tickets are $25 or $39. A special menu created by chef Chris McSevney will be available for dinner shows.
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University: Theatre Arts Building, 475 University Way, Ashland. Tickets are available at oca.sou.edu/events or by calling 541-552-6348.
‘The Bottle Tree’: SOU’s Actors Club will present a reading of Beth Kander’s “The Bottle Tree” at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in the Black Box Theatre. The play explores gun violence, particularly school shootings, in the U.S., and it was a winner of the 2015 Ashland New Plays Festival before premiering at Stage Left Theatre in Chicago. Jackie Apodaca directs the SOU reading, and the cast includes Emily Serdahl, Liisa Ivary and Samatha Miller. Admission is by donation and proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival: 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Showtimes, ticket prices and information available at osfashland.org or at 800-219-8161.
‘Destiny of Desire’: In playwright Karen Zacarias’ hilarious and provocative send-up, love and betrayal overflow amid a colorful cast of Mexican telenovela characters. Two girls — one rich but sickly, one poor and healthy — are switched at birth by a scheming beauty queen. Chaos ensues 18 years later when they meet, become friends and fall for men they are forbidden to love. Jose Luis Valenzuela directs. The show runs through July 12 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.
‘Manahatta’: Securities trader Jane Snake is torn between worlds. Her return to Wall Street brings her to Manahatta (“Island of Many Hills” in Lenape), the homeland her Native American ancestors who were violently forced to evacuate in the 1600s. Meanwhile, her family in Oklahoma struggles to save their language, their culture and their over-mortgaged home. OSF presents the premiere of Mary Kathryn Nagle’s look at the tragic consequences of commercial exploits. Playwright Nagle also is a partner at Pipestem Law, a firm specializing in sovereignty of Native tribes and people, and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Laurie Woolery directs. The show runs through Oct. 27 in the Thomas Theatre.
‘Henry V’: Actor Daniel Jose Molina completes his immersive three-play transformation from reckless party-boy Prince Hal to the shrewd and ruthless young leader King Henry V. The new king audaciously lays claim to the French throne, courts a princess with whom he does not share a language and takes his place on history’s stage in a series of battles still commemorated in England to this day. Rosa Joshi of Seattle makes her directorial debut at OSF. The show runs through Oct. 27 in the Thomas Theatre.
‘Othello’: Those who praised Moorish general Othello’s military successes now reject his marriage to Venetian Desdemona. The newlyweds are determined to overcome all obstacles, but Othello’s assignment to a new location draws them into the demonic web of his lieutenant Iago in Shakespeare’s most intimate tragedy. Bill Rauch directs. The show runs through Oct. 28 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.
‘Sense and Sensibility’: When Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters are tossed out of their home by a selfish half-brother, marriage prospects become bleak, and when love — or what looks like love — comes calling for the girls, they are whirled into a tangle of gossip, scandal and unexpected fortune. Kate Hamill’s adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen is directed by Hana S. Sharif. The show runs through Oct. 28 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.
‘Oklahoma!’: It’s a beautiful morning whenever Curly sees Laurey, but Laurey’s not so sure about Curly. And Will loves Ado Andy, but Andy loves ... well, everyone. Meanwhile, in the 1906 Oklahoma Territory, farmers and ranchers lock horns in a battle over water rights and fences. This musical — with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein — brims with show-stopping songs and heartfelt storytelling. Its director, Bill Rauch, breaks new ground with same-sex lead couples and other LGBTQ+ casting that affirms the identity spectrum in an insightful celebration of love in its many forms. The show previews at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, opens at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, and runs through Oct. 27 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.
Randall Theatre, Medford: 10 E. Third St., Medford. Tickets and information are available at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258. Pay-what-you-want tickets are available 30 minutes before shows, subject to availability.
‘Jekyll & Hyde’: Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel, this musical features a score of hit songs by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse. When the well-respected Henry Jekyll performs illicit medical experiments on himself, he transforms into the brutish and immoral Edward Hyde. The show made its Broadway debut in 1997 and won four Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Awards and a Theatre World Award. Livia Genise directs. Robin Downward plays the roles of Jekyll and Hyde. The show runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 13-15, and Thursdays through Sundays through May 6. Curtain is at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $22, $17 on Thrifty Thursdays.
Theatre Convivio: Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Tickets are available at the door, at theatreconvivio.com, or by calling 541-415-0394.
‘An Inspector Calls’: Scandal, intrigue and betrayal ensue when a well-heeled merchant family receives an unexpected visit from a police inspector in the wake of its involvement in the grisly death of a working-class girl. This political drama by J.B. Priestley first premiered in 1945 in the Soviet Union. Brady Rubin directs. Theatre Convivio Artistic Director Richard Heller plays the inspector, and Bo Brazeau, Samantha Holden, Mig Windows, Connor Chaney, Forest Gilpin and McKenzie Barratta fill out the cast. The show opens Friday, April 13, and runs through April 29. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20.