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Best Bets: 5 picks for live entertainment

Here's the best of what's happening in Southern Oregon this weekend and beyond.

'Lend Me a Tenor'

This bedroom farce with book and lyrics by Peter Sham and music by Brad Carroll is classic Ken Ludwig ridiculousness reimagined as over-the-top musical theater. Rick Robinson of Oregon Cabaret Theatre directs. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays, at Collaborative Theater Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets are $28, $22 for seniors, $18 for students, and can be purchased at ctporegon.org or at 541-779-1055.

Adam Gabriel

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Adam Gabriel will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.

The Original Wailers

Guitarist Al Anderson of Bob Marley and the Wailers, along with guitarist Chet Samuel, bassist Omar Lopez, drummer Howard Smith and keyboard player Adrian Cisneros, will continue the legacy of Marley’s music at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 S. First St., Jacksonville. Hip-hop artist and rapper Chali 2na will share the bill. Tickets are $43 for reserved seating, $48 for standing room only, $38 for lawn seating, and $28 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at brittfest.org, at the box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, or by calling 800-882-7488.

Rogue Suspects

Rock, funk and blues band The Rogue Suspects — singer Shae Celine, guitar player Dirk Price, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer David Bolen and keyboard player Don Harriss — will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $6. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

‘The Way the Mountain Moved’

When four men set out in the 1850s to survey a route for a continental railroad, they cross paths with lost pioneers, cautious Native Americans, and an African-American Mormon couple unsure whether to befriend, fight or flee the newcomers in Idris Goodwin’s “The Way the Mountain Moved,” running through Oct. 28 in the Thomas Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Showtimes and tickets are available at osfashland.org or at 800-219-8161.

OSF photo by Jenny Graham"The Way the Mountain Moved" plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival through Oct. 28.
Photo by Gerry KatzRose Passione, left, plays Maria, and David King-Gabriel plays Tito Merilli in Collaborative Theatre Project's "Lend Me a Tenor."