Live Rogue Valley theater, streaming plays: April 15
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 Roy Orbison’: Orbison was one of the Million Dollar singers for Sun Records based in Memphis with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Despite his sales, charts, and accolades, Orbison is most remembered today as an improbable rock star who put his heart on his sleeve and moved people with his music. Camelot Theatre will bring Orbinson’s greatest hits to the stage including “Only the Lonely,” “It’s Over,” “Blue Bayou,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Crying,” “In Dreams,” and more. Erik Connolly stars as Orbinson, directed by Karl Iverson. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, April 14 through May 8. 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.
‘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 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.
Randall Theatre: Ghostlight Playhouse, 115 E. Main St., Medford. Tickets and information are available at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-690-8810. Pick-your-price tickets are available 30 minutes before shows, subject to availability. See website or call box office for current COVID-19 requirements.
‘An Afternoon with Marlyn Mason’: The Ghostlight Playhouse will host actress, producer and screenwriter Marlyn Mason at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16. With an acting career spanning more than seven decades, Mason will talk about her experiences working with Elvis Presley, Bruce Lee, James Franciscus, Bob Crane, Bill Dana, Phil Silvers and more. The event will include clips from her appearances on television shows from the ’60s through the ’80s. Mason will also talk about her work in the independent film world since moving to Medford over 20 years ago. An original cast recording of Elmer Bernstein’s Broadway production “How Now Dow Jones” will be available for auction. Tickets are $20.
‘Gaga for Gershwin’: Musical worlds collide in this musical tribute to George and Ira Gershwin along with Lady Gaga as part of Randall Theatre Company’s “Broadway or Bust” series of concert-style revues. Musical highlights include some of George and Ira Gershwin’s most popular tunes alongside some of Lady Gaga’s biggest hits, along with Gaga’s nod to the music of the Gershwins and the swing-era duets she recorded with Tony Bennett. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, April 22-May 8. A livestream of the production will also be available. In-person tickets are $20, livestream tickets are $15 per household.
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.