Plays




Taking sides: Jeannine Grizzard directs Ashland Community Theatre's production of Ronald Harwood's play about Wilhelm Furtw&

228;ngler, conductor of the Berlin Opera and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, who was suspected of cooperating with the Nazi regime. The show opens at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, and runs through April 6 with performances at — p.m. Sunday, March 30; 8 p.m. Monday, March 31; and — p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and are available at the Music Coop, Ashland. Call 840-1527.




little shop of horrors: Ashland High School will remount its production of the dark comedy musical at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 31 ($5), and Tuesday, April — ($10), at the Mountain Aveune Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are available at the Ashland High School main office, Paddington Station, Tree House Books and the Music Coop, Ashland. Call 482-8771.




the clay cart: Bill Rauch directs the 2,000-year-old Indian classic full of music, dance, action and romance in a world where gamblers, holy men, political fugitives and royal scoundrels intersect and good people triumph. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331. fences: Leah C. Gardiner directs August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning portrayal of a working-class African-American King Lear in the decade before the Civil Rights Movement. (Strong language, mature themes). Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331.




midsummer night's dream: Mark Rucker directs Shakespeare's comedy of young lovers, honest tradesmen, the royal court and the fairy world meet in the Athenian Wood in a dance-filled, joyful, youthful, funny take on midsummer magic. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331.




welcome home jenny sutter: Jessica Thebus directs the premiere of Julie Marie Myatt's story of U.S. Marine Jenny Sutter's return home from Iraq and the desert community of misfits who gently nurture her back to her own humanity. (Strong language). Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331.




coriolanus: Laird Williamson dorects Shakespeare's story of a Roman military leader unable to find the humanity to cope with the machinations of the Senate or the anger of the people. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. . 482-4331.




do i hear a waltz?: Livia Genise directs Camelot Theatre Company's production of the Tony Award winning musical with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Leona falls in love with a married man in Venice and must decide what she should do. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through April 13, at 100 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets are $21 for adults and $19 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is an additional $2 per ticket. Box office hours are from — to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour before performances. See or call 535-5250




altar boyz: Jim Giancarlo directs and choreographs Oregon Cabaret Theatre's production of a musical comedy with a mission. A fictitious Catholic boy band (with one Jewish member) sets out to save souls with pop songs and choreography. Musical direction is by Chris Kong. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursday-Mondays with — p.m. brunch matinees on Sundays, through June 1, at First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets are $21 Sunday evenings, $25 Sunday matinees, $25 and $27 Thursdays and Mondays, and $29, $31; Fridays and Saturdays. The box office is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and — to 6 p.m. daily; 4 to 8 p.m. Sundays; closed Tuesdays. See or call 488-2902.




the Great American Trailer Park Musical: Peter Alzado directs this rowdy celebration of big hair, bad puns, friendship and string cheese by David Nehls and Betsy Kelso. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 20, at Oregon Stage Works, 191 A St., Ashland. Tickets are $22 general admission and $15 for students 21 and under, at , Grocery Outlet, Medford and the Music Coop, Ashland. Special $15 tickets for seniors 65 and over available for 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27. The show will move to the Cascade Theatre in Redding, CA, for performances Thursday, May 8-Saturday, May 10. Call 482-2334.




Events




Friday, March 28




pioneers in the hall: Musician composer Nathan Hubbard and guitarist improvisor Ted Killian will perform two solo sets and a collaborative duo set of new music from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 28, at Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, Ashland. Tickets are $5.




montana soul: Montana Soul, a local Ashland/Medford band, will celebrate the release of its first CD "First Light" from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 28, at Equilibrium, 140 Lithia Way, Ashland. Opening will be Montana Slim, a newgrass string band from San Francisco. The evening will also feature the new video "Artists Envisioning the Divine" by local visionary artist Victoria Christian. Admission is $12 at the door, or $10 in advance. Children under 13 admitted free. Local entertainer and author Chiron O'Keefe will emcee. Call 488-8894




Saturday, March 29




bear creek chamber orchestra: The inaugural concert of The Bear Creek Chamber Orchestra will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. A repeat performance will take place at — p.m. Sunday, March 30, in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students, available at Paddington Station and Music Coop, Ashland; and Grocery Outlet, Medford; or at the door.




siskiyou summit: Siskiyou Summit bluegrass band from the Rogue Valley will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Tickets are available at the door and at Nelson's Brake and Alignment, Medford and The Music Coop, Ashland.annie mac: RB band Annie Mac will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Equilibrium, 140 Lithia Way, Ashland. Tickets are $7-12 scale. Call 488-8894.




reggae: The Itals from Jamaica featuring Keith Porter, and opening band Second Nature, will perform a concert of reggae music at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for all ages. Advance tickets are available at Music Coop, Ashland; and Bad Ass Coffee, Medford; all Tickets West Outlets; and at online.




Sunday, March 30




pianovoce: Five performers from Northern California specializing in seldom-heard, intimate music for piano duet and for piano and voice will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Tickets are $10. Call 482-4755.




Jeffrey Foucault: Blues/country/folk artist Jeffrey Foucault will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Williams Grange, 20100 Williams Highway, Williams. Local folk rocker Buzz Sulgit will open. Tickets are $8-12 sliding scale. Call 846-6345.




asylum street spankers: The band will perform its blend of old-time string band and vaudeville at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Equilibrium, 140 Lithia Way, Ashland. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Call 488-8894.




Thursday, April —




ashland independent film festival: The annual film festival will take place from April 3-7. See ashlandfilm.org or call 488-3823.




Jackie Greene: Jackie Greene with Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Rogue Theatre, 143 SE H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. See or call 471-1316.




Friday, April 4




classical concert: Cleveland Duo with James Umble will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. The group's combination of violin(s), piano, and saxophone will feature repertoire ranging from the traditional and familiar classical to folk, ethnic, avant-garde and jazz. Tickets are $26 for adults and $5 for youth, 22 and younger. Call 488-2909.




gould piano trio: Chamber Music Concerts will present two performances by the trio at 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, and at — p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Southern Oregon University's Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $26/$30, and $5 for students. See /cmc or call 552-6154.




poetry slam: There will be a poetry slam, open mic, and more at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Equilibrium, 140 Lithia Way, Ashland. Share your writing, music or theatrical skills plus watch performance poets compete. Cost is $5 Call 488-8894.




Saturday, April 5




new music concert: The newly formed Southern Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Composers/USA will present a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Newman United Methodist Church, 132 NE B St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students at the door. The Rogue Valley Wind Quintet will play works by local composers I'lana Cotton, Mark Jacobs, Stephen Truelove, and R. Barry Ulrich. The pieces represent a variety of contemporary chamber music styles.




old time fiddlers: The group will hold its monthly jam from — to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford. The public is welcome to come listen and dance and acoustic musicians of all ages are invited to sign up to play. Admission is by donation. Call 840-2156.




riders in the sky: The band will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Rogue Theatre, 143 SE H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. See or call 471-1316.




ya elah: St. Clair Productions will present the sacred vocal ensemble in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185, N. Mountain, Ashland. Accompanied by harpist Diana Rowan, Ya Elah will perform original compositions by Bon Singer, artistic director of the women's choir Kitka. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door and $10 for youth 12-17. Children under 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available at the Music Coop, Ashland; on-line at ; or by calling 535-3562.




rock concert: Craig Wright's Cast of Clowns featuring Melvin Seals of The Jerry Garcia Band, Greg Anton of Zero, and Jeff Pevar of Crosby Stills and Nash, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Equilibrium, 140 Lithia Way, Ashland. Call 488-8894.