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Live Rogue Valley theater, closures, postponements: Oct. 9


Editor’s note: Please check with local venues for the latest updates on how they are affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

Collaborative Theatre Project: Paul Rudnick’s “I Hate Hamlet” will be reimagined as an Old Time Radio Broadcast on the CTP stage, located at 555 Medford Center in Medford. Live sound effects and talented voice actors bring this script alive. Radio Days is a CTP production, and the ensemble is under the direction of Michael Jenkinson. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 16-31, and at 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 18- Nov. 1. Tickets are $25. Seating for all shows will be socially distanced, and face masks are required. For tickets and 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, presents a “Cabaret Series” of musical and comedy acts. Jared Freiburg and the Vagabond Trio is scheduled to perform a series of shows running through Sunday, Oct. 11. Cabaret Favorites Renee Hewitt and Todd Nielsen will perform “Noel & Cole: Cocktails for Two, ”a songfest featuring the wit, wisdom and romance of the songs of Noel Coward and Cole Porter, Saturdays, Oct. 10-24. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 16-18, Kristen Calvin will perform her popular rendition of rock legend Janis Joplin. Other acts in October include Rogue Suspects Lite, Brothers Reed, Delilah Beaucoup, and the HalloQUEEN Spooktacular drag show. For details on these shows and future performances, plus tickets prices and seating information, call the box office at 541-488-2902 or visit oregoncabaret.com.

Randall Theatre Company: The theatre company will open its new Ghostlight Playhouse on Friday, Oct. 9, in the former Howiee’s event center at 115 E. Main St., Medford. The first performance in the new space will be “Breaking Up Broadway-Style,” a concert-style revue of the greatest break-up songs from Broadway musicals. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, 16-17; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18. Tickets are $40 per table; each table can seat two to six people. Livestream tickets are $10 per household. Tickets can be purchased at randalltheatre.com or at the Randall Theatre Company Facebook page.

Rogue Theater Company: The Rogue Theater Company will present a dramatic reading of Donald Margulies’ “Collected Stories” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 and Oct. 22, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. An in-person reading along with a livestream of the performance will be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, again at Grizzly Peak Winery. The play delves into the lives of a pair of writers, focusing on their friendship, ambitions, conflicts, and rivalries. Staring Renée Hewitt and Hazel James, directed by Jessica Sage, with stage directions read by Pam Ward. Tickets for the in-person performance range from $15 to $100; livestream tickets are $10, with a portion of all proceeds going to victims of the recent Almeda fire. For tickets, see roguetheatercompany.com or call 541-205-9190.


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. See camelottheatre.org for further information.

Comedy Improv Sessions: The Mighty Medford Improv-ers free improvisational comedy practice, led by Thomas Hartmann, has been postponed until further notice. Email at forinfoman44@gmail.com for further details.

Craterian Performances: The Craterian Theater at The Collier Center for the Performing Arts in Medford has postponed its traditional 2020-21 season. It will resume as soon as conditions allow. For further information, see craterian.org or call 541-779-8195.

Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University: All live 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. The choir will decide early next year whether to hold its spring concerts. For further information and to receive free digital content, see repsingers.org. Content includes interviews, clips from past concerts, new solos and virtual performances, and program talks by Music Director Paul French.

Renée Hewitt, left, and Hazel James, with Pam Ward reading stage directions, will present “Collected Stories” by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. Directed by Jessica Sage, the event is at Grizzly Peak winery in Ashland. See listing below.{ }Courtesy photo