Rogue Valley theater scene: Jan. 24
Ashland Contemporary Theatre: Tickets can be purchased at ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org, at Paddington Station in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford, or at the door. Call 541-646-2971 for information.
‘Building the Wall’: Oregon Stage Works’ artistic director Peter Alzado directs the reading of this contemporary thriller set in a federal prison in 2019. Shanique Scott plays Gloria, a history professor who travels hundreds of miles in an attempt to uncover a mystery. Jim Bowen teams up with Alzado in his portrayal of Rick, a man caught in the middle of powerful forces he has no control over; his only remaining resource is the force of his character. Together, Gloria and Rick grapple with the “how” and the “why” of a man charged with solving a problem more thoroughly than anyone could have imagined. Playwright Robert Schenkkan is the Tony Award-winning author of “All the Way” and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for “The Kentucky Cycle.” Performances are set for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at The Black Swan Theatre, on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets are $18. An audience talk-back with the cast will follow each performance.
Camelot Theatre: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets and information available at camelottheatre.org or 541-535-5250.
‘Spotlight on Glen Campbell’: Camelot Theatre pays tribute to Glen Campbell, an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host and actor. He was best known for a series of hit songs in the 1960s and ’70s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.” He released more than 70 albums in a career that spanned five decades, selling over 45 million records worldwide. Among Campbell’s hits are “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Southern Nights.” Curtain is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Feb. 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 2. Tickets are $20 to $38.
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.
‘Sherwood — The Adventures of Robin Hood’: This Ken Ludwig farce features six men and two women in a thrill-packed, romantic adventure. Full of laughter and immortal characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, the Sheriff of Nottingham and Maid Marian, the play tells the enduring story of a hero of the people who takes on the ruthless powers-that-be. Directed by Rick Robinson. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays through Feb. 15, and at 1:30 p.m. Sundays Jan. 19 to Feb. 16. Tickets are $18 to $25. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, a special performance will be given to benefit Friends of the Animal Shelter. Tickets for the benefit showing are $25 and can be purchased at Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, or by calling 541-774-6651.
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.
‘Steel Magnolias’: “Steel Magnolias” is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” go to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken and wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, and the local social leader, M’Lynn whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry. The excitement of the wedding quickly turns to concern as Shelby faces a risky pregnancy and myriad health complications. As the women of Chinquapin make their way over life’s many hurdles, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in each other. Directed by Galloway Stevens. Performances are set for at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and select Monday and Wednesday nights, Jan. 30-March 21, and at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Feb. 2- March 22. Tickets are $39, $36, or $25.
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University: Theatre Arts Building, 491 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are available at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348.
‘If/Then’: In this musical, newly divorced Elizabeth moves to New York City, hoping for a fresh start, and receives contradictory advice from two friends. One, Kate, tells her to call herself “Liz” and pursue a path of personal fulfillment. The other, Lucas, advises her to revive her college nickname, “Beth” and focus on advancing her career. The show then takes a fantastical turn, as Elizabeth, occupying parallel universes as Liz and Beth, proceeds to enact both lives at once. Created by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, writers of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning musical “Next to Normal.” Directed by Valerie Rachelle. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-29, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 29-March 1. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors.