Plays

Plays

the tales of fannie keenan, better known as dora hand: Doug Rowe directs the musical with music and lyrics by Mark Turnbull and a book by Turnbull and Rowe. Based on a true story, the show brings to life the vivid figures and turbulent times that characterized the opening of the West. The play runs at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays and 4 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 29, at Oregon Stage Works, 191 A St., Ashland. There is a preview at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 ($15). Tickets are $22; $15 for students 21 and under. See oregonstageworks.org or call 482-2334.

lend me a tenor: Diana Warner directs the Tony Award-winning comedy by Ken Ludwig. When the star tenor cannot perform at the opera, the show must somehow go on. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 14, at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. Reserved seats are $2 extra. Call 535-5250.

a brief history of white music: Christopher George Patterson directs and choreographs Oregon Cabaret Theatre's revue by Dee Dee Thomas and David Tweedy. The show poses the question: What if mainstream pop songs originally sung by white artists were re-interpreted by a trio of African-American performers? Previews are at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 and Thursday, Sept. 11 ($19). The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursday-Monday with 1 p.m. brunch matinees on Sundays through Nov. 2, at First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets are $21 Sunday evening; $25 Sunday matinee; $25 and $27 for Thursday; and $29 and $31 for Friday and Saturday. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. daily; 4 to 8 p.m. Sundays; closed Tuesdays. See oregoncabaret.com or call 488-2902.

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. osfashland.org. 482-4331.

A midsummer night's dream: Mark Rucker directs Shakespeare's comedy where 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. osfashland.org. 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. osfashland.org. 482-4331.

the further adventures of hedda gabler: Bill Rauch directs Jeff Whitty's dark comedy about Ibsen's character who is on a rollicking quest to liberate her story. (Strong language, mature themes) Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. osfashland.org. 482-4331.

othello: Lisa Patterson directs Shakespeare's story of the Moor, Othello, and his downfall at the hands of his deceitful military aide, Iago. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. osfashland.org. 482-4331.

our town: Chay Yew directs the classic drama by Thornton Wilder about the joys, tedium and heartbreak in the lives of the inhabitants of a small New England town. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. www.osfashland.org. 482-4331.

the comedy of errors: Penny Metropulos directs this music-infused, Wild West-themed production of Shakespeare's comedy about the misadventures of two sets of separated-at-birth twins. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. osfashland.org. 482-4331.

breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: Tracy Young directs Luis Alfaro's look at food, family and appetites. (Strong language, mature themes). Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. osfashland.org. 482-4331.

a view from the bridge: Libby Appel directs Arthur Miller's tragedy that probes the rules of love and loyalty against a backdrop of American immigration. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. osfashland.org. 482-4331.

Events

Thursday, Sept. 4

love revolution: The mystic, country, jam, rock band will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, under the Casbah Tent at the Spa Stage at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N., Ashland. The performance is part of a benefit for Peace Village Festival. Cover is $10-$20, sliding scale. Call 535-3140.

Friday, Sept. 5

country music concert: Country musicians Jason Johnston and Michael Boren will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Lake Creek Pioneer Park, Eagle Point. The concert is a benefit for Lake Creek Historical Society. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 years and younger. Tickets are available at Barbwire Grill or Valley Feed Store, Eagle Point. Call 826-1513.

G. Love: The 2008 Britt Festival season begins its final weekend of the season with a concert by John Butler Trio and G. Love and Special Sauce at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Britt Festivals, Jacksonville. Acoustic singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman opens the concert. Tickets are $39 reserved, $27 lawn and $23 for ages 12 and younger. See brittfest.org or call 773-6077.

luau festival: There will be four Hawaiian Luau lunch and dinner shows featuring Hula and fire dancers at 1:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6, at Applegate River Ranch House, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate. Tickets are $65 for lawn and table seating and $45 for bleacher seating. See mobettahsoundproductions.com.

Saturday, Sept. 6

bill evans: The jazz saxophonist and his Soulgrass band will blend jazz, funk and bluegrass in his concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Britt Festivals, Jacksonville. Mandolinist Sam Bush joins Bill Evans on this performance. The John Jorgenson Quintet will open the concert. Tickets are $39 reserved, $24 lawn and $19 for ages 12 and younger. See brittfest.org or call 773-6077.

sweet adelines: The Southern Oregon Sound chapter of Sweet Adelines International will present "A Taste of Harmony" at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Southern Oregon University Department of Theatre Arts building, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The Rogue Valley Harmonizers will also perform. Tickets are $16 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the Grocery Outlet, Medford; Larry's Music, Grants Pass, at the door or by phone at 582-1840.

joanne rand: Singer-songwriter Joanne Rand and her band the Rhythm of the Open Hearts will perform a "Psychedelic-Folk-Revival" concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N., Ashland. Opening the evening will be local band Pure Love (with I-Will and Beloved). Call 482-3776.

vocal concert: Six Women Who Love to Sing will present a concert of songs of love and hope at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in the Naverson Community Room, Jacksonville Branch Library, 340 W. C St., Jacksonville. Selections will range from Bach to Irish folk, gospel, Gershwin, Brahms and Kirby Shaw. Donations will benefit the Jacksonville library.

Old time fiddle: The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers will hold its monthly Jam from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford. The public is welcome to listen and dance and acoustic musicians of all ages are invited to sign up to play. Admission is by donation. Call 840-2156.

new age concert: Mount Shasta keyboardist, harmonica and tabla player Anton Mizerak and Canadian singer/songwriter/guitarist Kim Lorene will present an evening of Mount Shasta transformation healing music, original heartsongs and chants from around the world at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at JoyFull Yoga, 225 East C St., Jacksonville, by donation; and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N, Ashland. Tickets are $8 suggested donation.

Sunday, Sept. 7

sunday jazz: Guitarist Charles Guy will perform from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Cost is $5. Wine and refreshments are available. Call 776-2315.

opera: New York-based singers Madeline Abel-Kerns and Brian Kerns will present "An Afternoon of Aria and Song" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Tickets available at the door for a suggested donation of $20 for general admission, and $10 for students with ID. Call 482-4755.

the black crowes: The 2008 Britt Festival season will close with a concert by the band at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Britt Festivals, Jacksonville. Black Crowes' sound has evolved into a combination of hard rock, gospel, country and psychedelia. Opening will be the Vermont-based rock band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Tickets are $61 reserved, $43 lawn and $27 for ages 12 and younger. See brittfest.org or call 773-6077.

Thursday, Sept. 11

reggae: Dancehall Reggae Freedom Fighter Anthony B along with guests Rootz Underground will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and are available at Aqua Serene, Low Down Board Shop and The Music Coop, Ashland; Six-One-Nine, Medford; and at inticketing.com. Children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by parent or adult guardian. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 503-819-4282.

jazz in the gardens: Eden Valley Orchard's Jazz series will feature Gabriel & the Technicians from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Voorhies Mansion, Eden Valley Orchards, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford. Cover is $5. Light fare will be available, along with wine, beer and soft beverages. Call 512-2955.

Twilight music series: Back Porch Swing will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Wine and refreshments are available. Cost is $5. Call 776-2315.

blues at summer jo's: A summer music series featuring blues and jazz with John Trujillo and Friends will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Summer Jo's, 2315 Upper River Road Loop, Grants Pass. Reservations are recommended. Call 476-6882.

Friday, Sept. 12

jazz guitar: The Siskiyou Institute will present the New West Guitar Quartet at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Reservations can be made by E-mailing info@siskiyouinstitute.com or by calling 488-3869.

the smothers brothers: The Smothers Brothers will perform their blend of music and comedy at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the Rogue Theatre, 143 SE H St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $65 general admission. Call 471-1316.

summer concert series: AnnieMac will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Agate Ridge Vineyard, 1098 Nick Young Road, Eagle Point. Cover is $5. Light fare will be available. See agateridgevineyard.com or call 830-3050.

arabian night: There will be a belly dance show featuring Sahara Belly Dancers, a fashion show, competitions, give-aways and raffles to benefit Kids Unlimited from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Vibes, 821 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. Tickets are $10 and are available at arabian_night.events.com. Call 210-8471.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Bluegrass music: The Goldman Family Band will perform a program of bluegrass music at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Eagle Point Branch Library, 239 W. Main St., Eagle Point. Call 826-3313.

Sunday, Sept. 14

organ concert: Margaret Evans will present a benefit concert on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Ashland First United Methodist Church, 175 Main St., Ashland. The concert will showcase the church's renovated pipe organ.

sunday jazz: Guitarist James Edwards will perform from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Cost is $5. Wine and refreshments are available. Call 776-2315.