Live Rogue Valley theater, closures, postponements: Aug. 21
Editor’s note: Please check with local venues for the latest updates on how they are affected by COVID-19 restrictions mandated by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.
Barnstormers Theatre: The Grants Pass theater just concluded its virtual run of “The Pony Expresso.” See barnstormersgp.com for details on upcoming shows.
Britt Music & Arts Festival: The 2020 season in Jacksonville has been canceled. See brittfest.org for further details.
Camelot Theatre: The theatre 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: Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound” and Samuel Beckett’s masterwork, “Waiting for Godot” — reimagined as Old Time Radio Broadcasts — are being performed on the CTP stage, located at 555 Medford Center in Medford. Live sound effects and talented voice actors bring these scripts alive. Radio Days is a CTP Production and the ensemble is under the direction of Daniel Sessions Stephens. Geoff Ridden and Tom Woosnam star in “Waiting for Godot,” directed by Susan Aversa-Orrego. Showtimes at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 21-22, 27 and 29; and a 1:30 p.m. performance Aug. 23. Russell Lloyd directs and performs in “Broadway Bound,” which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28; and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. Tickets are $25 general admission, and seating will be socially distanced. Face masks are required.
CTP’s Children’s Theatre: The Collaborative Theatre Project’s Act Out Children’s Theatre presents a bilingual Spanish/English adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are,” directed by Steven Dominguez .The outdoor performances at the Medford Center will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 22-23. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted. Masks are required, and you will need to bring your own seating. Call 541-779-1055.
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. 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 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. The Ashland dinner theater announced that its two remaining shows from the original 2020 season — “Poirot: Murder on the Links” and “White Christmas” — are postponed and would be replaced with individual smaller performances and a three-person holiday show, which will reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. 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. 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 available or in development includes interviews, digital storytelling, OSF archival engagements, online classes, podcasts, audio plays and more. To receive updates and 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 through November, has been canceled. RVS will decide about the balance of the season, which would begin in January by December, officials said. See rvsymphony.org, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-708-6400.