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bullshot crummond: Doug Warner directs the comic mystery by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Sherman, John Neville-Andrews and Derek Cunningham in a parody of low-budget '30s detective movies, most notably a BBC serial called "Bulldog Drummond." The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through March 1, at Camelot Theatre Company, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is an additional $2. Tickets are available online at CamelotTheatre.org, by phone or in person at the theater box office from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour before performances. Call 535-5250.

deathtrap: Dennis Klein directs Ira Levin's classic, the longest-running comedy thriller ever produced on Broadway. Sydney Bruhl, a once-successful playwright suffering through a series of flops, plots to steal a former student's new play. But things are not quite what they appear to be. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through March 1 at Oregon Stage Works, 191 A St., Ashland. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students 21 and under. Tickets are available at The Music Coop, Ashland and at the door. See oregonstageworks.org or call 482-2334.

the foreigner: Sharon Michalson directs the comedy by Larry Shue. Froggy and Charlie are guests at a fishing lodge in rural Georgia. Extremely shy, Charlie remains mute for most of the trip, allowing people to think that he is indeed a foreigner that cannot understand English. That allows Charlie to learn a lot more than he expected about the people around him. The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 19-21; and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Phoenix High School, 745 N. Rose St., Phoenix. Tickets are $10, and $5 for students and seniors, at the door or in advance at the main office. Call 535-1526.

Dick Whittington and His Amazing Cat: Michael Hume directs the musical by Pat Hume. Written in 1980, the play is based on the 1605 ballad about the true story of Richard Whittington, a London merchant who became the Mayor of London in the 15th century. Dick teams up with an extraordinary cat when he travels to seek his fortune in London and exotic locales. The show runs at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28; at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 14-15, 21-22, and March 1; and at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $18 regular, $16 for seniors, and $5 for students. Call 552-6348.

Anna in the Tropics: Stephany Smith-Pearson directs the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Nilo Cruz. As Cuban immigrants worked in Florida's cigar-making factories in the early 20th century, lectors would educate and entertain them by reading great works of literature aloud. When a new lector reads "Anna Karenina" to the workers, desires and jealousies within a family bound by tradition are revealed. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Feb. 19-21, and Feb. 26-28; with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1, at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets for each show are $18 regular, $16 for seniors, and $5 for students. Call 552-6348.

macbeth: Gale Edwards directs William Shakespeare's tragedy follows Macbeth's ascent to the Scottish throne and the carnage it leaves in its wake. Feb. 20-Nov. 1, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.

death and the king's horseman: Chuck Smith directs Nobel prize-winner Wole Soyinka's African tragedy set against a backdrop of a colonial mindset and a vibrant, mystical culture in peril. Feb. 21-July 5, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.

the music man: Bill Rauch directs the musical with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson and story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. Con man Harold Hill arrives in River City, Iowa, under the guise of teaching music to the children, while actually planning to bilk their parents. Feb. 21-Nov. 1, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.

dead man's cell phone: Christopher Liam Moore directs Sarah Ruhl's funny film-noir odyssey that begins when a man dies at a restaurant and when his cell phone keeps ringing, the woman at the next table answers it. Feb. 22-June 19, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.

Events

Thursday, Feb. 12

band concert: The second annual Ashland Schools Combined Band Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $15. See sou.edu/music or call 552-6101.

Friday, Feb. 13

benefit reading: A benefit production of the dramatic reading of "The Vagina Monologues," written by Eve Ensler, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14, at the Southern Oregon University Britt Ballroom, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. This fundraiser takes place on college campuses across the United States and other parts of the world. As part of the 2009 V-Day College Campaign, the production seeks to raise awareness to end violence against women and girls throughout the world. Proceeds go to local organizations including SAVS, Dunn House and SOU's SAFE program. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to Women of The Democratic Republic of Congo. Tickets are $10, $8 for students. Call the Women's Resource Center at 552-6216.

Saturday, Feb. 14

cirque voila!: Craterian Performances will present the American circus performers at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The group of contortionists, clowns, jugglers, acrobats and aerial artists tells a sweet and funny story while performing seemingly impossible feats. Tickets are $28-$45. Call 779-3000.

my funny valentine: Leslie Kendall and her jazz orchestra, conducted and arranged by David MacKenzie, will perform at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Music Recital Hall of Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The showcase concert is sponsored by the Rogue Valley Symphony Association to benefit the orchestra. Tickets cost $35, premium; $28 general; and $10 for students. Call 552-6398 for tickets.

love fest: The 11th annual Aquarian Lovefest Valentine's Dance Party will take place beginning with an organic dinner and drinks at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Provolt Community Hall. Bellydance troupes Aiwa She Raq'a and Shawaza perform at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. The State of Jefferson band plays at 8:30 and Flowmotion plays at 10 p.m. Tickets are $15-20 sliding scale for adults and $10 for teens 13-17. Children under 12 admitted free with adult. Doors open at 5:30. Call 601-2112.

Sunday, Feb. 15

mozart concert: Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, under the direction of Paul French, will present its annual "Mozart & More" concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Southern Oregon University Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. There will be pre-concert lecture by Ed Wight at 2 p.m. This year's concert will pay joyful tribute to Mozart, Haydn and Handel. Musical highlights will include selections from Mozart operas "La Clemenza di Tito" and "Le Nozze di Figaro"; Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare," plus some of the Haydn three-part songs: "Alles hat seine Zeit," "Abendlied Zu Gott," and "Die Harmonie in der Ehe." Geoffrey Riley will again appear as Mozart, the birthday boy. Viennese pastries and champagne will be served during intermission. Tickets are $23 and $5 for students. Tickets are available at Paddington Station and the Music Coop, Ashland; Grocery Outlet, Medford; by phone at 552-0900; on the web at repsingers.org; and at the door.

baroque music: Jefferson Baroque Orchestra will perform a concert of intimate cantatas and chamber music of J. S. Bach at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at Ashland Congregational Church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The performance will feature JBO director Margret Gries, baroque violin and harpsichord. Tickets are $8 and $5 for students at the door or by calling 592-2681.

Monday, Feb. 16

guitar concert: The Southern Oregon University department of music guitar studio and ensembles, directed by David Rogers, will present a concert of solos, duets and ensemble music at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, in the SOU Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. SOU guitar majors will play Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nacht Musik," Brazilian music by Paulo Bellinati and Maximo Diego Pujol, Cuban music by film composer Leo Brouwer, as well as music by J.S. Bach and many others. Tickets are $5 for general admission and free for students. Tickets and season passes are available by calling 552-6101 or at the music box office prior to the performance. See sou.edu/music.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

school benefit concert: Students and staff at Griffin Creek Elementary School will present a "Beatles" benefit performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at South Medford High School, 815 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The performance will be a benefit to help fund a surgery in Thailand this spring for third-grader Ty Newcomb that will improve his limited eye sight. There is a suggested donation of $2. Call 842-3740.

Thursday, Feb. 19

reading event: Chautauqua Poets and Writers will host a reading and discussion by nonfiction writer Alexandra Fuller at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Ashland High School's Mountain Avenue Theater, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Fuller's memoirs "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood" and "Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier" were set in Africa. Her newest work, "The Legend Of Colton H. Bryant," is set in Wyoming. Tickets are $25 for patrons ($10 is a tax deductible contribution); $15 general; and $12 for students. Tickets are available at Bloomsbury Books, The Bookwagon, and Nimbus, in Ashland. Student tickets are available at the main office at Ashland High School or at 482-8771 ext. 197.

reggae concert: To celebrate February as Bob Marley Month, Renegade Productions will present the Jamaican Reggae band the Mighty Diamonds, as well as local band Oregon Transplant, at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Tickets for the all-ages show are $20. Tickets are available at Music Coop and Lowdown, Ashland; Six One Nine, Bad Ass Coffee, Jack's Board House and Musichead, Medford; Victoria's Station and Listen Here, Jacksonville; Williams General Store, Williams; Tickets West outlets; online at renegadeshows.com; jambasetickets.com; tickets.com or by calling 530-583-2801.

Friday, Feb. 20

le cirque: Le Cirque Centre will premiere its adult professional dance company, TILT Dance Theatre, in a performance of "In The Box" by Lorenzo SantaBarbara with music by Pink Floyd at 7:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 20, and Saturday, Feb. 21; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Le Cirque Centre, Hersey Street Business Park, 280 East Hersey #12, Ashland. "In The Box" features circus apparatus such as trapeze, cloud swing, aerial silks, lyra, Spanish web, and aerial net. Performers include: Susan Sherill, Vanessa Nowitzky, Drew McDermott, Sarah Elvington, Cheyenne Swartz, Erika Bakke, and SantaBarbara. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets are available at Music Coop and Le Cirque Centre, Ashland. See circusacademy@yahoo.com or call 301-6804.

youth symphony: The Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford; at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Performing Arts Center, 830 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $10, general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at Paddington Station, Ashland, and Larry's Music, Medford. Tickets for the Feb. 20 performance in Medford also are available through the Craterian Theater box office, 779-3000. saxophone concert: The Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $10. Call 552-6101.

susan tedeschi: Susan Tedeschi and the James Hunter Trio will play at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 SE H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Call 471-1316.

Saturday, Feb. 21

guitar concert: Jefferson Classical Guitar Society will present the Triada Trio from Bulgaria in concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 21, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 East Main St., Ashland. Tickets are $20 general; $15 for seniors; and $5 for students. Tickets are available at CD or not CD, Ashland; and Central Arts Supply, Medford. See jeffersonguitar.org or call 488-3521.

albino!: The San Francisco Bay Area's award-winning 10-piece Afrobeat ensemble will perform its high-energy grooves and stage show at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland for a Voterpower.org event. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door/ Doors open at 8 p.m. Call (510) 303-4731.

Sunday, Feb. 22

mandy Patinkin: The Tony Award and Emmy Award winner will present an evening of song at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Patinkin's tenor voice has been heard many times on Broadway and in one-man concerts around the world. Tickets are $66-78.