Theater reopenings, closures, postponements: Aug. 7
Editor’s note: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor venues such as restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters and houses of worship must limit occupancy to 100 people, down from 250, and children 5 and older must wear a face mask, among other restrictions. Check with local theaters for the latest updates on how they are affected by the new rules.
Barnstormers Theatre: The first production of the Barnstormers 2020-21 season, “The Pony Expresso,” will be performed virtually at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 15. To watch the show, find Barnstormers Theater on YouTube.com. Live Stream performances are “Pay-What-You-Can” with a suggested donation of $12. See barnstormersgp.com for details.
Britt Music & Arts Festival: The 2020 season in Jacksonville has been canceled. See brittfest.org for further details.
Camelot Theatre: The theater has canceled its 38th season. However, in collaboration with the Oregon Conservatory of Performing Arts, Camelot’s Online Conservatory will offer virtual courses for students, teens and adults. See camelottheatre.org for further information.
Collaborative Theatre Project: Kristen Calvin stars in “Get It While You Can — An Evening with Janis Joplin,” a tribute to the iconic singer, on the CTP stage, located at 555 Medford Center in Medford. The performance features original quotes and covers of Joplin’s songs. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Aug. 8, and Sunday, Aug. 9, and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. Tickets are $25. Masks are required, seating is limited because of social distancing guidelines, and concessions will not be available. For tickets, call 541-779-1055 or see ctpmedford.org.
Craterian Theater: The Craterian Theater will offer access to a new musical, “A Killer Party — A Murder Mystery Musical,” performed by more than 50 Broadway professionals all working together remotely, in a nine-part series. Tickets are $9.99 and include access to all nine episodes, which will be released three episodes at a time. The shows can be streamed at any time and premiered Aug. 15. The story follows Varthur McArthur, the artistic director of a failing theater in Duluth, Minnesota, who invites his troupe of disgruntled actors and collaborators to the first read of an “immersive murder mystery dinner party.” No one knew that he would be the victim. Untested Detective Case works to unravel the mystery. To purchase tickets, see akillerpartymusical.com/craterian-performances. A portion of each ticket purchase will support Craterian Performances. All other Craterian shows have been postponed until further notice. See craterian.org for updates.
Jacksonville Farmer’s Market: The outdoor market has been canceled for the 2020 season. See jville.market for updates.
Oregon Cabaret Theatre: The Ashland theater, 241 Hargadine St., on the corner of First and Hargadine streets, presents Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” through Sept. 6. “The Full Monty” and “The Spitfire Grill” have tentatively been rescheduled to hit the stage in 2021. Social distancing protocols are in place, including 12 feet of space between patrons and the stage, with tables for dining set 6 feet apart, increased frequency of disinfection and cleaning procedures, and increased presence of hand sanitizer for patrons. All employees will wear masks and undergo temperature checks daily before entry to the building, and all patrons are required to wear masks as well during the performance. Performances begin at 1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and at
8 p.m. Mondays, and Wednesdays through Saturdays. Tickets are $29 to $43. Reservations are required for pre-show dinner or brunch. Appetizers, beverages, and desserts are available without reservations. For questions, tickets prices and seating information, call the box office at 541-488-2902 or visit oregoncabaret.com.
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University: All theater, music and museum events have been postponed or canceled in Ashland until further notice. Virtual events are taking place on the Oregon Center for the Arts YouTube Channel, youtube.com/OregonCenterfortheArts.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival: The 2020 season in Ashland has been canceled in its entirety. See osfashland.org for details. Also, look for O!, a new interactive and immersive digital content platform. O! can be accessed for free at osfashland.org/digital. Content currently available or in development includes artist interviews, digital storytelling, selected OSF archival engagements, online classes, podcasts and audio plays and more. To receive updates and exclusive release information, go to osfashland.org/digital and click on the “Join O!” button at the bottom of the page.
Rogue Valley Symphony: The fall portion of the symphony’s 2020 season, which included performances in September, October and November, has been canceled. RVS will decide about the balance of the season, which would begin in January 2021, by December, officials said. See rvsymphony.org, email at email@example.com or call 541-708-6400.
Randall Theatre Company: All live theatre shows have been postponed until further notice, and the company will be moving to a new location, the theater has announced. The company plans to begin producing plays once a new performance space is secured and as restrictions allow. The theatre company offers a program,“Ghostlighting: Theatre in the Darke,” featuring interviews with local theater personalities, theater games families can play at home together, and virtual staged readings of original plays. All episodes are available to view on the Randall Theatre Company Facebook page or YouTube channel. See randalltheatre.com.