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On the Stage

Plays

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 in Ashland and at the door. See oregonstageworks.org or call 482-2334.

the foreigner: Sharon Michalson directs the comedy by Larry Shue. Extremely shy, Charlie remains mute for most of his visit to a rural fishing lodge allowing people to think that he is a foreigner who cannot understand English. Charlie learns 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. 20-21, and Feb. 27-28; at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 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 read great works of literature aloud. When a new lector reads "Anna Karenina," 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 that 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; 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. 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 books include "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood," "Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier" and "The Legend Of Colton H. Bryant." 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: 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 in Ashland; Six One Nine, Bad Ass Coffee, Jack's Board House and Musichead in Medford; Victoria's Station and Listen Here in Jacksonville; Williams General Store in 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, No. 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 in 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 Medford performance also are available through the Craterian Theater box office, 779-3000.

saxophone concert: The Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra will present "Attack of the 50-Foot Saxophone" at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. There will be pre-concert music by student saxophone quartets beginning at 7:30 p.m. Audience members are invited to a cake reception following the concert. Tickets are $10. Call 552-6101.

susan tedeschi: Blues singer-songwriter and guitar player Tedeschi will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 SE H St., Grants Pass. The multiple Grammy Award nominee will be joined by the James Hunter Trio. Tedeschi is returning to the Rogue Valley, having appeared previously at Britt Festivals. 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 in concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 21, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 East Main St., Ashland. Triada consists of the brothers Chekardzhikovi: Nikola, Vasil and Petar from Bulgaria. Tickets are $20 general; $15 for seniors; and $5 for students. Tickets are available at CD or not CD in 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 8:30 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.

benefit concert: "A Night of Guitars" featuring Bil Leonhart, Jeff Pevar, Cyd Smith and Joe Deihl, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Pioneer Hall, Winburn Way, Ashland. The event is a benefit to help restore Leonhart's guitar, "the Higgins." Suggested donation is $20 with a sliding scale of $10-$20.

Sunday, Feb. 22

petrof concert: To commemorates the bicentennial of Felix Mendelssohn, the Petrof Series will present Maureen Thompson Phillips performing "Songs without Words," lyric pieces for the piano, popular salon music of the 19th century at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Phillips specializes in the repertoire of Felix Mendelssohn's sister, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. A suggested donation of $15 at the door benefits the Music Fund of the Fellowship. Call 482-4755.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

mark turnbull: Morpheus Productions will present the Grammy-nominated songwriter and guitarist performing his own compositions as well as jazz and blues selections from the Great American Songbook at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Tickets are $10. Call 535-7957.

Thursday, Feb. 26

Discover Rogue Opera: The Rogue Opera team will give a tour at noon, Thursday, Feb. 26, in Room 132 at Southern Oregon University Music building, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. SOU students will talk about the impact Rogue Opera has had on their music education. A free lunch is provided; RSVP to 608-6400 or sarah@rogueopera.org.

Friday, Feb. 27

leipzig quartet: Chamber Music Concerts will present the Leipzig String Quartet at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Friday's performance features Mendelssohn's String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13; Isaac's Sequentia from "Choralis Constantinus;" and Beethoven's String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132. Saturday's concert includes Mozart's String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421; Widman's String Quartet no. 3 "Hunting;" and Beethoven's String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95. Tickets are $26/$30, and $5 ticket for those 22 and under. See ChamberMusicConcerts.org or call 552-6154.

heartsong concert: Mount Shasta keyboardist, harmonica and tabla player Anton Mizerak and Canadian singer/songwriter/guitarist Kim Lorene will present an evening of songs and chants from around the world at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 Southwest G St., Grants Pass. The concert is a fundraiser for the museum. Tickets are $10. Call 479-3290.

Saturday, Feb. 28

R.V. Symphony: Cellist Elinor Frey will play Elgar's Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in E minor with the Rogue Valley Symphony in a series of concerts also featuring "audience choice" selections. Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 South Central Ave., Medford; at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, at the High School Performing Arts Center, 830 NE Ninth St., Grants Pass; and at 8 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Music Recital Hall of Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The program also features favorite pieces selected by last season's concert-goers for this "audience choice" series. The orchestra will perform L'Arlesienne, Suite No. 2, by Georges Bizet (1838-1875); The Moldau from Ma Vlast by Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884); and Symphony No. 8 in B minor, "Unfinished," by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Medford ticket prices are $26 and $33; Grants Pass tickets are $23 and $30; Ashland tickets are $33 and $40. Student tickets are $5 at each venue. Pat Daly will offer a free pre-concert talk one hour before each performance. See rvsymphony.org or call 552-6398.

blame sally: St. Clair Productions will present the folk/rock quartet in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Blame Sally often cis ompared to the Dixie Chicks with music that is a little less country and a little more indie and lyrics that are a little more brainy. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and $10 for youths 12-17. Children under 12 admitted free. Tickets are available at the Music Coop in Ashland; stclairevents.com; or by calling 535-3562.

opera in the schools: Rogue Opera will present three free performances of OperAntics! its Opera in the Schools show. Performances will take place at 10 a.m. at Rogue Community College, Rogue Building Auditorium, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass; at 1 p.m. at the Ashland branch library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland; and at 3 p.m. at St. Mary's High School, 816 Black Oak Drive. Sung in English, OperAntics! is a whirlwind of opera scenes from "Carmen," "The Marriage of Figaro," "Die Fledermaus," "Romeo and Juliet," "Hansel and Gretel," "The Medium" and "Così fan tutte." Call 608-6400.

Sunday, March 1

Transformational Music: Mount Shasta keyboardist, harmonica and tabla player Anton Mizerak and Canadian singer/songwriter/guitarist Kim Lorene will present a concert at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1119 Ellen Ave., Medford. They were featured musicians at the 2004 Seattle Sacred World Music Festival and at the 2008 UCRS Asilomar gathering. Donations accepted. Call 734-8581.