Five picks for live entertainment
Betty Meek's fishing lodge in rural Georgia is a sleepy little place — until Charlie Baker shows up. The gentleman speaks a strange language and claims to understand no English. As the town's residents speak freely around him, he becomes privy to everyone's secrets. Roy Rains directs this comedy by playwright Larry Shue. Shirley Patton plays Betty Meeks and Ernie Rosales plays Charlie Baker. The show previews Thursday, April 27, opens Friday, April 28, and runs through May 21, at Camelot Theatre in Talent. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 for the preview; $27 or $34 for other shows. See camelottheatre.org or call 541-535-5250.
Pacifica String Quartet
The quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Look for Mozart’s String Quartet in D Minor; Shulamit Ran’s "Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory"; and Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet in F Major. Tickets are $33 or $38, $5 for students, and are available online at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348. The quartet will offer a free lecture and performance at 12:30 p.m. April 28 in SOU's recital hall.
A staged reading of playwright Steven Dietz' docudrama about white supremacist revolutionary terrorist organization The Order will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Livia Genise directs. The cast features Rick Robinson of Oregon Cabaret Theatre as Jewish talk radio host Alan Berg, along with David King-Gabriel, Haley Forsyth, Michael Meyer, Golda Flowers, Aubrey Campbell, Steve Sutfin, A.J. Falk, Ron Delaney, Dean Jackman and Ian Wessler. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at liviageniseproductions.org.
Rogue Valley Chorale
The choir, directed by Laurie Anne Hunter, will present "The Golden Days of Operetta" at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Look for songs by Sigmund Romberg, Victor Herbert, Johann Strauss and other composers, along with songs made popular by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. Soprano Krista Wigle and tenor Joseph Meyers of San Francisco will be the featured soloists. Tickets are $10 or $20, $5 for students and children, and can be purchased online at craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.
Tom Klinefelter, Anna Christensen and Mikey Stevens will play a mix of folk, rock and country at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.