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  • Coverage of Rogue Valley theaters, including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Camelot Theatre Company
Updated Aug 14, 2016 at 9:18 AM

It’s like the old song says: Nobody knows you when you’re down and out. Timon of Athens shows all his friends a really good time, but when he begins to fall so low, they’re outta there. Shakespeare’s seldom-seen genre-bender has long been regarded as an experimental, perhaps unfinished play. It’s likely the result of a collaboration, maybe with Thomas Middleton, and it sometimes seems like it can’t make up its mind whether it’s tragic or...

Updated Aug 10, 2016 at 4:34 PM

A commitment to the development and production of significant new theatrical work is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's impetus to commission eight new plays as part of American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle. The newly...

Posted Aug 4, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Camelot Theatre audiences will find a few surprises in Spotlight on Musical Theatre, opening Friday, Aug. 12. "It's really a different kind of Spotlight," director Presila Quinby says. "It's a story, it's more like a short little play...

Updated Aug 2, 2016 at 12:39 PM

Only in a production like "The Little Mermaid" can you find flying, roller-blading, singing and tap-dancing sea creatures on stage. Teen Musical Theater of Oregon presents the show inspired by Disney's animated film and the Hans Christian...

Updated Jul 30, 2016 at 2:52 PM

The Pulitzer-Prize and Tony Award-winning musical “A Chorus Line” reminds us that show business isn’t all glamour and glitz with its story of young dancers hoping for a spot in a Broadway musical. The Randall Theatre’s...

Updated Jul 29, 2016 at 10:10 AM

The hopes, fears and frustrations of a group of dancers auditioning for a spots in a Broadway production's chorus line comes to the forefront in "A Chorus Line," with dancers' personal stories ranging from funny to wrenching. The musical won nine...

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 4:33 PM

For William Shakespeare fans intent on seeing every play in The Bard's canon, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is serving up the rarely staged "Timon of Athens." But officials at OSF also hope audiences will identify with the main character...

Updated Jul 24, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Johnny Depp played a supporting role Saturday night. That’s what happens when you share the stage with Alice Cooper. Same deal for Joe Perry. Cooper at 68 still has the charisma to command a stage. From the first chords of the...

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 11:07 PM

Les Claypool says that musical collaborations are like conversations. They’re best when they flow freely. Claypool and Sean Lennon come from different musical worlds, but they were flowing freely together Friday night at Britt. It...

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 2:54 PM

“Chicago” is the musical that won’t die. Based on a sensational 1924 play about two real-life women accused of murders in the city of the title, the musical stormed onto Broadway in 1975, directed and choreographed...

Updated Jul 12, 2016 at 5:16 PM

A large cast, a two-story set, live music, period costumes, hundreds of light cues — and all that jazz — come to life this weekend as Oregon Cabaret lifts the curtain on John Kander's and Fred Ebb's "Chicago." OCT pulls out...

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