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Live Rogue Valley theater, closures: Oct. 30


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

Barnstormers Theatre: The local theatre group will present “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Amelia Caldwell. “Pygmalion” is the classic play that inspired the musical “My Fair Lady.” It tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl who seizes a chance to improve her chances in life by learning how to speak proper English under the tutelage of a phonetician, Professor Henry Higgins. Higgins accepts a bet from Colonel Pickering to pass Eliza off as a fine lady, and Eliza’s transformation begins. The relationship that forms between teacher and student is at the heart of this witty and poignant play. This production will be shown to live audiences and also via livestream. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 7, and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 8. There will be no performance on Halloween, Saturday Oct. 31. Tickets to the live performances will be sold to groups of four people for $60. The livestream performances will take place on ShowTix4U. Tickets for the livestream performance are $15 for 1 to 2 viewers, $30 for 3 to 4 viewers, and $50 for 5 or more viewers. To purchase tickets for a live performance, see barnstormersgp.org or call 541-479-3557. For tickets to a livestream performance, see showtix4u.com/eventdetails/40503. See barnstormersgp.com for more information and details on upcoming shows, or email at barnstormersgp@gmail.com with questions.

Collaborative Theatre Project: Paul Rudnick’s “I Hate Hamlet” is being 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. “I Hate Hamlet,” is a wild and wacky ghost tale. Hollywood TV star Andrew Rally has a hit series. His girlfriend and his devoted agent persuade him to travel to New York City for a chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. He rents the old brownstone apartment of the late John Barrymore, famous for his portrayal of Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane. Throw in a séance, a thunderstorm, a wacky Realtor and a fast-talking “best friend,” and what could possibly go wrong? 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 through Oct. 31, and at 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 1. Masks are required to be worn throughout the performance. Tickets are $25. 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, presents a “Cabaret Series” of musical and comedy acts. Acts in October and November include Delilah Beaucoup, the HalloQUEEN Spooktacular drag show, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and a walk down memory lane with Associate Artistic Director and Cabaret favorite Galloway Stevens. 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. “Scrooge in Rouge” will open on Thursday, Nov.19, and run through Dec. 31. For details on these shows, including times, and future 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. 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.

Jacksonville Farmer’s Market: The outdoor market has been canceled for the 2020 season. See jville.market for updates.

Oregon Old-time Fiddlers, District 4: Because of COVID-19, the local fiddlers district has canceled the remainder of its 2020 Saturday jam schedule. Organizers hope to resume the public jams early in 2021. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org.

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 Rogue Valley Symphony hopes to return to the stage in September 2021. It will be offering a series of digital concerts in the meantime. Search YouTube for “Rogue Valley Symphony” to see posted concerts. See rvsymphony.org, email at tickets@rvsymphony.org or call 541-708-6400 for further details.

Randall Theatre Company: The theater company has opened The Ghostlight Playhouse in downtown Medford. See randalltheatre.com of visit the Randall Theatre page on Facebook for updates.

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 with composers and singers, clips from past concerts, new solos and virtual performances, and program talks by Music Director Paul French.

Joey Larimer, left, as Andrew Rally, Stephanie C. Jones as Deirdre McDavey and Marshall Gluskin as John Barrymore in Collaborative Theatre Project's Old Time Radio Broadcast live production of "I Hate Hamlet," which closes this weekend. See listing. Courtesy photo