Live Rogue Valley theater, streaming plays: Nov. 25
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Camelot Theatre: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets and information available at camelottheatre.org or 541-535-5250. Group and discounted season packages, as well as special rate performances are available. Box Office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. See website or call box office for current COVID-19 requirements.
‘Matilda’: Inspired by Roald Dahl’s novel, the Tony Award-winning musical “Matilda” is a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses and is loved by her schoolteacher Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however — the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, and catchy songs, “Matilda” is a joyous show for the holiday season. Directed by Oliva Carbone. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 31. Special performances offered on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve; no performance on Christmas day. Tickets are $20-$38.
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. See website or call Box Office for current COVID-19 requirements.
‘Little Women’: Collaborative Theatre Project will present Kate Hamill’s take on the beloved classic novel “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott, which follows the story of four dreamers — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March — destined to be imperfect little women. Semi-autobiographical and full of the magic of family, it’s loosely based on the lives of the author and her three sisters. This new take on a beloved story is perfect for the whole family. Directed by Susan Aversa. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 27-Jan. 1. Tickets are $35; $28 for seniors and students.
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.
‘A Christmas Carol ’: One of the most beloved stories ever told, “Charles Dickens’ — A Christmas Carol” is the beautiful, haunting tale of that fateful Christmas Eve when miserly curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by his old business partner Jacob Marley. Scrooge is told to expect three spirits to haunt him – spirits of Christmas past, present, and future – intended to set Ebenezer on the unlikely path to redemption. Directed by Vanessa Ballam. 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 movie, “A Christmas Carol” would be rated PG, for some adult situations and supernatural effects that could frighten younger children. Tickets are $43, $39 or $29.
‘White Christmas ’: Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former Army commander, who is in desperate need of help with his struggling lodge. The dazzling score features well known Irving Berlin standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean,” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.” Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Mondays and select Wednesdays, and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1-Jan. 1, in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Thomas theatre. Were it movie, “White Christmas” would be rated PG, with some adult situations. Tickets are $46, $42 or $32. Tickets for this show are available through the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Box Office, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland, online at osfashland.org or at 800-219-8161.
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.
‘The Cymbeline Project’: “Cymbeline,” a rarely performed “problem play” that explores timeless themes of power and agency through a uniquely layered narrative and language, comes to life in a 10-episode transmedia series, “The Cymbeline Project,” conceived by OSF Artistic Director Nataki Garrett and created by OSF Associate Artistic Director and Director of Innovation and Strategy, Scarlett Kim, in collaboration with iconoclastic guest artists whose practices range in form from collage to puppetry to virtual reality. “The Cymbeline Project” interweaves theatrical performance captured from performers’ homes across the country with digitally rendered visual layers, creating a hybrid form of collage—part theatre and part film—that resonates with our complex contemporary experience of media. Episodes will stream through Dec. 2; all episodes available on-demand, Dec. 2-31. Tickets are $15.
‘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, a prehistoric holiday celebration, 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. Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh. The show runs through Jan. 1, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Tickets are $35 to $75.
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.
‘Nunsense’: In this zany musical comedy a mishap with tainted soup results in the deaths of the Little Sisters of Hoboken’s sister nuns. They soon find themselves without enough funds to properly bury them, so there’s only one thing to do — put on a show to raise the money they need before the Health Inspector opens their freezers. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2-18. Tickets are $$20; a livestream will also be available for $15 per household.
Rogue Theater Company: See roguetheatercompany.com or call 541-205-9190 for showtimes, tickets and further information.
‘Every Brilliant Thing’: At age seven, the Narrator, played by David Kelly, begins a list of everything brilliant thing worth living for to give to his ailing mother. He leaves the list on his mom’s pillow. He knows she has read it, because she’s corrected his spelling, then the list takes on a life of its own in funny and heartwarming ways. At its core, “Every Brilliant Thing” is about human connection, exploring the lengths we go for those we love. This play deals with suicide and may not be appropriate for some audiences. Directed by Caroline Shaffer. Performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Nov. 30-Dec. 10, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Talkbacks with the actor and director will be offered following the performance Dec. 1, and Dec. 6-7. Tickets are $30. For tickets, including special performances such as a reduced rate preview performance and opening benefit for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), see the theater company’s website.
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. See website or call box office for current COVID-19 requirements.
‘Cinderella’: TMTO brings the new Broadway adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” a celebrated and timeless musical to the Craterian stage. This contemporary take on the classic tale features the show’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic score by Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 10-18. Tickets are $25, $15 for ages 22 and younger.