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Live Rogue Valley theater, streaming plays: Dec. 17

“It’s Christmas, Carol!” (2021): Brent Hinkley, left, John Tufts, Safiya Fredericks and Mark Bedard. Photo by Jenny Graham for OSF. See listing below.

Editor’s note: Masks are required in all indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check with all venues listed in Tempo to confirm events.

Barnstormers Theatre: 112 N.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass. See barnstormersgp.org, email at barnstormersgp@gmail.com or call 541-479-3557 for showtimes, tickets and further information. Group discounts are available.

‘The Christmas Angel’: Barnstormers Theatre of Grants Pass will present “The Christmas Angel” by James DeVita, directed by Robert Pyle. Nothing is going right as a family tries to cope with their first Christmas without their beloved Grandpa. As the Christmas reunion turns to chaos, the clan receives a well-deserved visit from a very special, very quirky angel, who helps this very special and just as quirky family rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 19. Tickets are $18. Masks must be worn at all times while in the theatre.

Camelot Theatre: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets and information available at camelottheatre.org or 541-535-5250. Group and discounted season packages are available. Box Office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays.

‘Elf, The Musical’: Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 31. Regular tickets are $33-$38. Special performances will be offered. See the theatre’s website for additional information.

Collaborative Theatre Project: 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets and information are available at ctpmedford.org, on Facebook, or by calling the Box Office at 541-779-1055. Group rates are available.

‘The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe’: Based on the Joseph Robinette adaptation, this dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic work recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of three children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun also play their part in this story of love, faith, courage and giving. With its triumph of good over evil, it’s a true celebration of life. Directed and choreographed by Joey Larimer and Susan Aversa. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and at 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 2. Tickets are $30, $25 for students and seniors. A special Christmas Eve performance gala will also be held, featuring treats from Porter’s Dining at the Depot and a special New Year’s Eve performance pre-show will have treats provided by Tap & Vine. See website for details.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre: 241 Hargadine St, on the corner of First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets and information are available at oregoncabaret.com or by calling 541-488-2902. Reservations are required for pre-show dinner and brunch. Appetizers, beverages and desserts are available without reservations. Student rush tickets are $15 and can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain with valid ID, subject to availability. Group discounts available.

‘Christmas, Contigo’: The lechón is roasting, the yuca bubbles and the flan is steaming in the oven, all the trappings of Noche Buena! For Iris Delgado Piñeira, it means the trip back to her family home in Hialeah, except this year she’s bringing a surprise, her boyfriend and soon-to-be fiancé, Bryan, to meet her parents and her aging abuela. Just another ingredient in the chaos before Christmas. Join the Delgado-Piñeiras as they fall in love, reconnect, rediscover traditions and prepare a Noche Buena for the ages. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Mondays and select Wednesdays, and 1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 31. Were it a movie, “Contigo” would be Rated PG, with some adult themes and mild language. Tickets are $43, $39 or $29.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival: 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Showtimes, ticket prices and information available at osfashland.org or at 800-219-8161. Group discounts available.

O! digital: OSF’s interactive and immersive digital content platform, O!, can be accessed for free at osfashland.org/digital. Some content will be accessed for a fee, including streaming plays.

Quills Fest: OSF, in partnership with Artizen and Museum of Other Realities, will offer a streaming recording of the recent Quills Fest, a two-day immersive digital festival at the intersection of live theatre and extended reality (XR), through Saturday, Dec. 18. This milestone event for O!, OSF’s digital stage, features world-premiere virtual reality commissions, behind-the-scenes exhibitions and panel discussions featuring groundbreaking artists and producers from around the world. Featured speakers and performers include Roxane Gay, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Shariffa Ali, Dede Ayite, Ty Defoe, Raja Feather Kelly, and many more. Quills Fest can be experienced in two ways: via VR headset within the Museum of Other Realities and through the interactive Quills Fest website. Ticket are $15. For further information and to purchase tickets, see quillsfest.com.

Live Performances:

‘It’s Christmas, Carol!’: OSF will present its first-ever holiday season show, “It’s Christmas, Carol.” On Christmas Eve, three ghosts take miserly businesswoman Carol Scroogenhouse through time and space to reckon with how she’s abandoned humanity for hollow capitalism. Whisked to a Shakespearean theatre, prehistoric holiday celebrations and a Zombie future, will Carol find her soul with the help of these apparitions? The play is a zany, hilarious, song-filled twist on Dickens classic story, the holidays and Shakespeare, with a dose of the Marx Brothers, fractured carols and more. Written by Mark Bedard, Brent Hinkley and John Tufts, and directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh. Performances are scheduled through Jan. 2. Tickets are $35-$80 and are available now online or by calling the OSF Box Office.

Randall Theatre: 115 E. Main St., Medford. Tickets and information are available at randalltheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 541-690-8810. Pick-your-price tickets are available 30 minutes before shows, subject to availability.

‘With Every Christmas Card I Write’: The Ghostlight Playhouse will present a single showing of “With Every Christmas Card I Write” featuring Lauren James at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18. This heart-warming musical revue, featuring beloved Christmas songs, highlights the magic of the holiday season through vocals and a multimedia presentation. The story unfolds as something of a mystery as an unusual Christmas card inspires Lauren to discover its meaning by searching through cards from her past. Tickets are $15. The show can also be viewed via livestream for $10 per household. Masks will be required inside the building except when actively eating or drinking. Performers will not be masked.

Teen Musical Theater of Oregon: Craterian Performances’ youth theater program stages professional productions at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets and information are available at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.

‘Countdown to Christmas’: This holiday season, TMTO will reprise its hit video series from 2020, “A Countdown to Christmas,” with 14 new songs and featuring 33 of TMTO’s talented teens. The first holiday video debuted Dec. 12, and subsequent videos will be released daily on the Craterian’s YouTube channel and its Facebook and Instagram pages. The videos will be available for free. “We think of it as our Christmas gift to the community,” said Stephen McCandless, Craterian executive director.