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Live local theater, closures, postponements: Sept. 18


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 and by local wildfires that have caused evacuations and hazardous smoke warnings.

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 through Sept. 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 barnstormersgp@gmail.com or call 541-479-3557. For tickets to a livestream performance, see showtix4u.com/event-details/39474. See barnstormersgp.com for more information and details on upcoming shows.

Collaborative Theatre Project: Agatha Christie’s, “Poirot: The Case of the Careless Client” — 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 will also 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. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3; and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 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 and Sept. 27. Tickets for the Radio Days and “Broadway” shows are $25 general admission. CTP’s Act Out Children’s Theatre will present a bilingual outdoor performance at the Medford Center of H.A. and Margret Rey’s “Curious George,” at 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 26-27 and Oct. 3-4 (these are newly rescheduled dates). There is no admission charge to the children’s theatre, but donations will be accepted. Seating for all shows will be socially distanced and face masks are required. For tickets and further information, see ctpmedford.org or call 541-779-1055.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre: The Ashland dinner theater, 241 Hargadine St., on the corner of First and Hargadine streets, will present a “Cabaret Series” of musical and comedy acts featuring, among others, familiar performers such as Rogue Suspects, Valerie Rachelle, Galloway Stevens and Kristen Calvin. A holiday presentation of “White Christmas” will be replaced by the comedy “Scrooge in Rouge,” a musical version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” that centers on what happens when 17 members of a cast of 20 fall ill from food poisoning — forcing the three remaining performers to play all the parts in the show. For upcoming “Cabaret Series” shows, Danielle Kelly and Greta Gardiner will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, and Jared Freiburg and the Vagabond Trio is scheduled to perform a series of shows starting Friday, Sept. 25, and running through Saturday, Oct. 10. For details on all performances, plus 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!, 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 tickets@rvsymphony.org or call 541-708-6400.

Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: The choir has canceled all October and December 2020 concerts. They will decide early next year whether to hold their spring concerts. For further information and to receive free digital content see repsingers.org. Content includes interviews with composers and singers, clips from past concerts, new solos and virtual performances, and program talks by Music Director, Dr. Paul French.

Barnstormers Theatre presents “Charlotte’s Web” at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 27. Barstormers Theatre / Facebook