shakespeare in hollywood: Dianna Warner directs the Ken Ludwig comedy. It's 1934 and Shakespeare's fairies Oberon and Puck show up on the Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt's movie, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The show plays at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 9, at Camelot Theatre Company: 101 Talent Ave, Talent. Reservations are recommended. Regular performances are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is an additional $2. See or call 535-5250.
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201;: The songs of Leiber and Stoller comes to life in this high-energy, award-winning, Broadway music and dance revue. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays with brunch matinees Sundays at — p.m. through Sept. 2 at Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine Streets, Ashland. Tickets are $19-$30 (Sunday evening performances are $19). Dinner is extra. Tickets are available through the box office. See or call 488-2902.
AS YOU LIKE IT: Guest artist J.R. Sullivan directs William Shakespeare's comedy about love and loyalty. The show plays through Oct. 28 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. wwwosfashland.org. 482-4331.
gem of the ocean: Timothy Bond directs August Wilson's depiction of the African-American experience in the 1900s. The show plays through Oct. 27 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. wwwosfashland.org. Call 482-4331.
ON THE RAZZLE: Laird Williamson directs Tom Stoppard's witty farce based on "The Matchmaker." The show plays through Oct. 28 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. wwwosfashland.org. 482-4331.
distracted: Liz Diamond directs a new play by Lisa Loomer exploring what a mother learns about our info-rich, 24-7 world when trying to deal with her son's supposed Attention Deficit Disorder. The show runs through Oct. 28 in the New Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. wwwosfashland.org. 482-4331.
tartuffe: Peter Amster directs Moliere's comedy of false morality, womanizing and sneaky plans. The show plays through Oct. 27 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. wwwosfashland.org. 482-4331.
tracy's tiger: Penny Metropulos directs the new musical based on William Saroyan's novella about an optimistic young man, his ideal girl and two invisible tigers. The show plays through Oct. 28 in the New Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. wwwosfashland.org. Call 482-4331.
the tempest: Libby Appel directs William Shakespeare's tale of magic, injustice, young love and transformation. The show plays through Oct. 6 on the Elizabethan Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. wwwosfashland.org. 482-4331.
taming of the shrew: Kate Buckley directs William Shakespeare's high-spirited story of feisty Katarina and her would-be suitors. The show plays through Oct. 7 on the Elizabethan Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. wwwosfashland.org. 482-4331.
romeo and juliet: Bill Rauch directs William Shakespeare's tragedy of bitter feuds, violence and passionate but ill-fated young love. The show plays through Oct. 5 on the Elizabethan Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. wwwosfashland.org. 482-4331.
tartouffe: Peter Amster directs Moliere's comedy of false morality, womanizing and sneaky plans. The show previews July 25 and 27; opens July 28; and plays through Oct. 27 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. wwwosfashland.org. 482-4331.
durang durang: Barbara Segal directs six short plays by Christopher Durang at Oregon Stage Works, 191 A St., Ashland. The American Theatre's lampoon artist takes us on a witty, cheeky, side-splitting journey through our theatrical and cultural landscape. The show runs at 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 10. Tickets are $17 general admission and $10 for students. Tickets available at the door or in advance at the Music Coop, Ashland and The Grocery Outlet, Medford. See or call 482-2334.
the compleat works of Wllm shkspr (abridged): Dennis Klein directs a lively dash through the entire Shakespearean canon by William Shakespeare, Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Borgeson at Oregon Stage Works, 191 A St., Ashland. Fast, funny and irreverent, the show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Sept. 8. Tickets are $17 general admission and $10 for students. Tickets available at the door or in advance at the Music Coop, Ashland and The Grocery Outlet, Medford. See or call 482-2334.
detours: Oregon Stage Works' Playwrights' Unit will present an evening of short works by local playwrights Dori Appel, Cathy Noah, Roy Glassberg, Barbara Rosen, Molly Tinsley and Richard Moeschl at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Oregon Stage Works, 191 A St., Ashland.. Tickets are $10. Call 482-2334.
peter pan: Children's Musical Theatre of Oregonwill present the magical story of Peter Pan at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays Aug. 16 &
Sept. 1, with additional matinee performances at — p.m. Saturdays at the Crater Performing Arts Center, 655 N. Third St., Central Point. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children under 18. Tickets are available at or at Paddington Station, Ashland and Piano Studios in Medford.
Friday, August 17
gypsy soul: The Celtic-rock duo will present its "Concert Under the Stars" at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Voorhies Mansion on the grounds at Eden Valley Orchards/Eden Vale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford. There will be a pre-concert event at 6 p.m. with food; wine tasting with Patrick Fallon, Eden Vale's winemaker; and a chance to meet with the performers. Guest musicians include Mikey Stevens, Michael Forney and Jeff Pevar. Tickets are $20 for the concert only and $30 for the concert and the pre-concert event. Tickets are available at Music Coop, Willow Creek and Soundpeace, Ashland. See .
among friends: Ignace Jang, violin and Naomi Barron, cello and the Britt Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Britt Festivals in Jacksonville. The concert will feature music by Johannes Brahms and his friends Joseph Joachim and Robert Schumann. Tickets are $37, $34 reserved, $24 lawn, and $14 for children (0-12). There will be a pre-concert lecture by Don Matthews at 7 p.m. See or call 773-6077.
locals night: Paschal Winery will present Jana Kolsbun, piano and Michael Barth, bass at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Locals Night takes place every third Friday of the month. Wines are available at $5 a glass with complimentary appetizers. Call 535-7957.
smokey joe's cast concert: The cast of Oregon Cabaret Theatre's "Smokey Joe's Caf&
Jessica Blaszak, Shelese Franklin, Bryn Elizan Harris, Christopher George Patterson, Dante Maurice Sterling, Marc Swan and Jamaal Clark Turpin, accompanied by Darcy Danielson &
will present a special late-night, post-show concert of their favorite songs at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. The cast will sing songs mostly from Broadway musicals including "Chicago," "Cabaret," "Baby," "My One and Only," "Ragtime," "Rent" and "The Wild Party." There will be beverage service only. Tickets are $10 and are available at the box office in advance or at the door. Call 488 2902.
Saturday, August 18
family concert: The Platypus Theater with guest conductor John McLaughlin Williams, will present the family concert, "How the Gimquat Found Her Song" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Britt Festivals in Jacksonville. The Canadian company combines live actors, masks and puppets with an orchestra. Pre-concert children's activities begin at 5:45. Tickets are $8-$25. See or call 773-6077.
barbershop: The Southern Oregon Sound chapter of Sweet Adelines International will present "Treasure Trove of Harmony" at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Southern Oregon University Department of Theatre Arts Center Stage Theatre, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Award-winning women's quartet, "Razzcals," and the Rogue Valley Harmonizers are guests on the show. Tickets for reserved seating are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and above), and $5 for students (18 and under). For tickets, see . or call 774-9606.
tap dance concert: "The Penningtons Friends: A Jazz Tap Concert" and Master Class scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18 have been CANCELLED due to a death in a family. Call 482-6080.
Sunday, August 19
new aGE CONCERT: Mount Shasta keyboarder, harmonica and tabla player Anton Mizerak and guitarist/singer/songwriter Tracy Rae will present a concert of transformation healing music at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at The Center for Spiritual Living, 1119 Ellen Ave., Medford. The program will include New Age healing music, original songs and scared chants from around the world. Call 734-8581.
sarah chang: Violinist Sarah Chang and the Britt Orchestra will perform the closing concert of the classical season at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Britt Festivals in Jacksonville. Chang will perform the Romantic Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius. There will be a pre-concert lecture by Ilana Rubenfeld at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42, $39 reserved; $28 lawn; and $14 for children (0-12). See or call 773-6077.
concert at bear creek park: Mambo Rico will perform an outdoor concert of salsa music with dance lessons before the show at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Bear Creek Park Amphitheater, Medford. Admission is free. This will be the last concert of the season.
Monday, August 20
daedalus project: Oregon Shakespeare Festival company and staff will present the 20th annual Daedalus Project, a benefit for AIDS/HIV organizations, on Sunday, Aug. 19 and Monday, Aug. 20. There will be a Sunday morning 5K Run Walk, a Monday play reading at 2 p.m. in the Angus Bowmer Theatre and a 7:30 p.m. variety show on the Elizabethan Stage/Allen Pavilion. Tickets for the play reading are $10; tickets for the evening variety show are $25 and $30. Tickets are available at the Box Office at 15 South Pioneer Street, online at , or by calling 482-4331.
Thursday, August 23
opera open house: Rogue Opera will present information about its 2007-2008 season during its 45-minute Discover Rogue Opera Tour at noon Thursday, Aug. 23, at Southern Oregon University Music Building, Room 132, 451 South Mountain Ave., Ashland. Light lunch will be served with RSVP e-mail to email@example.com, or call 608-6400.
concert at lithia park: Southern Oregon Songwriters Association will present a program showcasing local writers and singers of folk, country and blues Thursday, Aug. 23 and Aug. 30, at the Butler Band Shell in Lithia Park, Ashland. The concert is free.
chuck wagon nights: The Goldman Family will play bluegrass music at the fourth Chuck Wagon Night of the summer. A barbecue takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and music is performed from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in the Campground Program Area of Valley of the Rogue State Park, I-5 exit 45B, Gold Hill. Admission is free, the barbecue costs $10. Call 582-1118 Ext. 44.
Friday, August 24
Summer festivals: Central Point offers a series of Friday Night Summer Festivals from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 31 in Pfaff Park. The festivals include musical entertainment as well as booths selling crafts, jewelry, art, plants and food. Movies follow at dusk.
martha graham dance company: The nation's oldest contemporary dance company, the Martha Graham Dance Company, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25, at the Britt Festivals in Jacksonville. Each night, the company will perform different historical works as well as a contemporary piece. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $48 reserved; $28 lawn; and $19 for children (0-12). There will be a master class with the Martha Graham Dance Company from 11:30 a.m. to — p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 in the McNeil Pavillion on the campus of Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Cost for the class is $20. See or call 773-6077.
jefferson state music festival: The fourth annual Jefferson State Music Festival will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 and from noon top 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Riverside Park, Grants Pass. The concerts are free. Those attending are asked to bring two cans of food for the Josephine County Food Bank.
Saturday, August 25
BIL LEONHART: Acoustic guitarist Bil Leonhart performs jazz and classical music at 2 p.m. every Saturday at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Call 535-7957.
Sunday, August 26
concert at bear creek park: Leslie Kendall and the Flat 5 Quartet will perform an outdoor concert of music from "The Great American Songbook" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Bear Creek Park Amphitheater, Medford. Admission is free.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ IN THE GARDEN: Regional and national jazz artists perform from — to — p.m. Sundays and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnic suppers, and wines by the glass and cheeses are available. Cover costs $5. Call 776-2315.