Rogue Valley theater scene: Dec. 6
Barnstormers Theatre: 112 Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass. See barnstormersgp.org or call 541-479-3557 for tickets. Group discounts are available.
‘It’s a Wonderful Life’: Based on the film by Frank Capra with story by Philip Van Doren Stern, George Bailey, from the small town of Bedford Falls, has had his dreams of escape and adventure repeatedly quashed by family obligations and civic duty. On Christmas Eve, George’s guardian angel, Clarence, descends to save him from despair and to remind him that his life has been pretty wonderful after all. Directed by Marty Follose. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 6-14, and Thursdays through Saturdays, Dec. 19-21, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 8-22. Regular tickets are $18, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, tickets are pick-your-price at the door.
Camelot Theatre: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets and information available at camelottheatre.org or 541-535-5250.
‘Peter Pan’: James M. Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who won’t grow up. The Darling children act out Peter Pan stories, much to the chagrin of their grumpy father, as Peter — and his sidekick Tinkerbell — visit the nursery and whisk them off to Neverland to meet Lost Boys, noble Islanders, and pirates — including the infamous Captain Hook. Once, Peter cut off Hook’s hand and fed it to a crocodile. Ever since, there has been a bitter rivalry between the two. This joyous tribute to youth includes the songs “I’ve Gotta Crow.” “Never Neverland,” “I’m Flying,” and “Hook’s Waltz”. So come with us where dreams are born and time is never planned. Directed by Haley Forsyth. The Broadway premiere in 1954 starred Mary Martin as Peter Pan. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Dec. 27, 2 p.m. Sundays Dec. 8-29, and at 2 and 8 p.m. on select Mondays and Tuesdays through December. Tickets are $33 to $38, $10 for students with ID. Rush tickets are $20, if available at the door one hour before each performance.
Collaborative Theatre Project: 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets and information are available at ctpmedford.org, by calling 541-779-1055 or at the box office. Group rates are available.
‘The Velveteen Rabbit’: Margery Williams’ classic children’s tale of the friendship between a young boy and his toy rabbit, adapted by Scott Davidson and featuring original music by Jared Brown, explores reality and make-believe as the stuffed rabbit comes alive through a fairy’s wish and the little boy’s love. Directed by Todd Nielsen, the production is designed for young audiences as part of the company’s “Saturday Series.” The whimsical piece is created to be a first theatrical experience for children, with interactive elements and a 40-minute run time. Performances are set for 11 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 14. Tickets are a suggested $5 donation.
‘The Snow Queen’: Collaborative Theatre Project in Medford will present “The Snow Queen” through Dec. 29, at its theater in the Medford Center, 555 Medford Center. This adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fantastical coming-of-age adventure that inspired the hit Disney movie “Frozen” is directed by Susan Aversa-Orrego. Join Gerda on a dangerous and whimsical quest to save her best friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen’s palace. It’s a world where flowers sing, animals talk and riddles yearn to be solved. With an original pop-rock score, alluring ballads, urban steam-punk flair, and the enigmatic Snow Queen, this is not your average bedtime story. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays through Dec. 28, and at 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 29, and Saturdays, Dec. 21 and Dec. 28. Tickets are $28.
Oregon Cabaret Theatre: 241 Hargadine St, on the corner of First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets and information are available at theoregoncabaret.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 $10 and can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain. A 20% discount is available for groups of 10 or more.
‘Miracle on 34th Street, a Live Musical Radio Play’: When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court, and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the “miracle.” With live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, “Miracle on 34th St.” is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts. Adapted from Jon Lorenz’ 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast of the classic Christmas story and directed by Galloway Stevens. Performances are set for at 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday through Saturday, and select Tuesday and Sunday nights through Dec. 31, and at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 29. There is not a performance on Christmas Day. Regular tickets are $43, $39, and $29.
Randall Theatre: 20 S. Fir St., Medford. Tickets and information are available at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258. Pick-your-price tickets are available 30 minutes before shows, subject to availability.
‘A Christmas Story’: Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. Come be a part of this holiday classic! Written by Philip Grecian. Directed by Dianna Warner. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 13-28, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Dec. 26, and at 2 p.m. Sundays Dec.15-29. There also is a 2 p.m. matinee on Tuesday, Dec. 24. Tickets are $22 for reserved seating. For tickets, see randalltheatre.com or call 541-632-3258.