Live theater, closures, postponements: Sept. 4
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 local theatre group will present “Charlotte’s Web” by Joseph Robinette, based on the classic children’s book by E.B. White and directed by Ruby Painter and Tim Coatney. This family-friendly play version of the timeless children’s classic captures the enchanting story of Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher, and Charlotte the spider, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins a campaign with the “miracle”of her web in which she spins her words. This production will be shown both to live audiences and via livestream. Performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 12-27. Tickets for the live performances will be sold to groups of 8 to 12 people for a group price of $180. The livestream performances will take place on ShowTix4U. Tickets for the livestream performances are $12 per single viewer, $50 for a group ticket. To purchase tickets for a live performance, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-479-3557. For tickets to a livestream performance, see www.showtix4u.com/event-details/39474. See barnstormersgp.com for further updates.
Collaborative Theatre Project: Agatha Christie’s “Poirot” — reimagined as an Old Time Radio Broadcast — is being performed on the CTP stage, located at 555 Medford Center in Medford. Live sound effects and talented voice actors bring Christie’s script alive as wily Belgian detective Hercule Poirot saves the day when a mystery begins with a murder. Radio Days is a CTP Production, and the ensemble is under the direction of Daniel Sessions Stephens. The theatre group also will begin a new musical series of show tunes from the world of musical theatre. The first concert in the series, “Back to Broadway: Shows for the 1970s,” will feature songs from shows such as “A Chorus Line,” “Annie,” “Grease,” “Chicago” “Follies,” and more. Showtimes for “Poirot,” are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 11-12, and Oct. 2-3; and at 1:30 p.m. Sundays Sept. 13 and Oct. 4. Performances for “Broadway” begin at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 18-26, and at 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 20-27. Tickets for all shows are $25 general admission, and seating will be socially distanced. Face masks are required. For tickets, see ctpmedford.org or call 541-779-1055.
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.
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.
Jacksonville Farmer’s Market: The outdoor market has been canceled for the 2020 season. See jville.market for updates.
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University: All theater and music 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!, an 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 email@example.com or call 541-708-6400.