Live Rogue Valley theater, streaming plays: March 25
Ashland Contemporary Theatre: Tickets can be purchased at ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org. Call 541-646-2971 for information. See website or call box office for current COVID-19 requirements.
‘Moonlighting 2022 — Passages’: Ashland Contemporary Theatre returns to the stage with its annual tribute to new works by local playwrights. The plays selected for this year’s staged reading program will be “Gabe,” a 50 minute one-act by Bob Valine, directed by artistic director Jeannine Grizzard; “Shelf Life” written and directed by Dori Appel; “Click” by Diane Nichols, directed by Kate Sullivan; “Simple Treasures” written and directed by Teresa Peterson; and “Skip Intro” by John Yunker, directed by Jeannine Grizzard. Pivotal life transitions or passages weave a theme through the plays — except when it’s better to just “skip it” altogether. Performances are set for 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, March 26-April 3, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $18 in advance, available online through the ACT’s website, or $20 at the door, cash or check only (exact change requested).
Ashland High School Theatre: Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets can be purchased online at ashlandhs.booktix.com. For further information, including COVID-19 protocols, call 541-482-8771.
‘Bright Star’: Ashland High School will present a one-night-only encore performance of “Bright Star,” a new American musical, featuring music and lyrics by Edie Brickell and book by Steve Martin — yes, the famous comedian who also is a playwright. Based on an original story by Martin and Brickell, the play is inspired by their Grammy Award-winning collaboration “Love Has Come For You.” With 25 new songs, the play tells a beguiling tale that unfolds in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between 1923 and 1945. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives. Directed by Betsy Bishop. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 28. Tickets are $10.
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. See website or call box office for current COVID-19 requirements.
‘Spotlight On Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’: CSN&Y was a vocal folk-rock super-group made up of American singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills, English singer-songwriter Graham Nash and Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young. They were noted for their intricate vocal harmonies, often tumultuous interpersonal relationships, political activism and lasting influence on American music and culture. Dave Bernard and The East Main Band will once again rock out the Camelot Theatre with CSN&Y classics including, “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Marrakesh Express,” “Teach Your Children,” “Our House,” “Just a Song Before I Go,” “Southern Cross” and many more. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 10. Tickets are $20-$38. See website for special performances, including a reduced rate preview performance.
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. See website or call box office for current COVID-19 requirements. Group rates are available.
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’: It’s 1885, during the reign of Queen Victoria, when two ships set sail on the high seas … and the adventure begins! Peter and the Starcatcher is the reimagined story of how a young boy became Peter Pan. What is starstuff? And can anyone or anything ever stop the Pirates? Discover more about these classic characters you thought you knew. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 1:30 p.m. Sundays, April 7-May 1. Tickets are $35, $28 for seniors and students. See website for special performances, including a reduced rate preview performance.
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. See website or call box office for current COVID-19 requirements. Student rush tickets are $15 and can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain with valid ID, subject to availability. Group discounts available.
‘Moon Over Buffalo’: George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s, are performing “Private Lives” and “Cyrano De Bergerac” in rep in Buffalo, New York, with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinée, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” Unfortunately, for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Mondays and select Wednesdays, and 1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 10. Were it a movie, “Moon Over Buffalo” would be Rated PG, with some coarse humor, alcohol use and adult situations. Tickets are $43, $39 or $29.
‘In the Heights’: Before “Hamilton,” Broadway wunderkind Lin-Manuel Miranda created “In the Heights,” the 2008 Tony Award Best Musical winner. The musical takes place in a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood — a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which ones you leave behind. The show features big, show-stopping musical numbers like “96,000,” “Blackout,” and “In the Heights.” Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Mondays and select Wednesdays, and 1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 21-June 19. Were it movie, “In the Heights” would be rated PG, with some mild language and adult situations. 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. See website or call box office for current COVID-19 requirements. 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.
‘Once on This Island’: Once on a golden and verdant Caribbean island, a little girl is rescued from a disastrous storm by four gods — Asaka, Mother of the Earth; Agwé, god of Water; Erzulie, goddess of Love; and Papa Ge, demon of Death. So starts the myth told in this breathtaking story of Black joy and sorrow, the aftermath of colonization and isolation, and the triumph of love against all forces. Told with Caribbean rhythms and instruments, this Tony Award-winning musical is a testament that a beautiful story simply told has the power to inspire and heal all. Directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Tickets are $35 to $75. The show runs April 12-Oct. 30 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.
‘unseen’: Mia, an American conflict photographer, wakes up at the site of a massacre in Syria, not sure how she got there. With her Turkish girlfriend, Derya, and her Californian mother, Jane, Mia must slowly piece together the details of her past to find out what happened. Mona Mansour’s beautifully human and surprisingly humorous play asks what it would mean for our souls — personally and as a nation — if we were to truly see the impact of our actions. Directed by Evren Odcikin. Tickets are $35 to $75. The show runs April 12-July 31 in the Thomas Theatre.
‘How I Learned What I Learned’: Originally performed by August Wilson himself, “How I Learned What I Learned” is a heartfelt theatrical memoir charting one man’s journey of self-discovery through adversity, and what it means to be a Black artist in America. Directed by Tim Bond. Tickets are $35 to $75. The show runs May 3-July 30 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre.
Rogue Theater Company: See roguetheatercompany.com or call 541-205-9190 for showtimes, tickets and further information. See website or call box office for current COVID-19 requirements.
‘Chapatti’: Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal lovers. When forlorn Dan and his dog, Chapatti, cross paths with the amiable Betty with 19 cats, an unexpected spark kindles. This play is a warm and gentle story about two people rediscovering the importance of human companionship. Directed by Robynn Rodriguez. Performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, May 5-15, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $30. A special preview performance will be offered Thursday, May 5; preview tickets are $25. On Friday, May 6, RTC’s official opening will benefit Friends of the Animal Shelter; the performance will be followed by a talkback with the actors and director and wine. Opening benefit tickets are $40.