Brigadoon: Livia Genise directs Camelot Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning musical about an enchanted 18th century Scottish town. The show runs at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 31, at 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets are $21 for adults and $19 for students and seniors. Reserved seats are an additional $2. See camelottheatre.org or call 535-5250.

Brigadoon: Livia Genise directs Camelot Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning musical about an enchanted 18th century Scottish town. The show runs at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 31, at 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets are $21 for adults and $19 for students and seniors. Reserved seats are an additional $2. See camelottheatre.org or call 535-5250.

little women: Lisa Marie Malovoz directs Oregon Stage Works' production of Marisha Chamberlain's stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic story of four sisters and their mother during the American Civil War. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 4, at 191 A St., Ashland. Tickets are $20 for adults and $ $12 for students 21 and under. Tickets are available at The Music Coop, Ashland and at the door. See oregonstageworks.org or call 482-2334.

aLI BABA: Oregon Cabaret Theatre artistic director Jim Giancarlo directs and choreographs this reprise of the 1998 show he wrote with music by Jim Malachi and Darcy Danielson. The tale of Ali Baba's hero's quest, aided by Scheherazade and the Genie, is a panto derived from the Italian Commedia dell'Arte full of cross-dressing, puns, topical references and broad physical comedy. The show runs at 8 p.m. nightly with 1 p.m. brunch matinees on Sundays through Dec. 31 (no performances Dec. 16, 24 and 25), at First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets are $21-$31. The box office is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. daily, 4 to 8 p.m. Sundays and closed Tuesdays. See oregoncabaret.com or call 488-2902.

Events

Friday, Dec. 12

the hamazons: "Holiday Hoopla," an evening of comedy improv, plays at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at The Black Swan Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Current Hamazons Kyndra Laughery, Carolyn Myers, Eve Smyth and Cil Stengel, are joined by Hamazon alumni Deborah Elliott, Sierra Faith and Bobbi Kidder. The Hamazons dress with eccentric abandon, and invite their audience to do the same. Tickets are $15 and are available at Hearts and Hands, Ashland; Bad Ass Coffee, Medford; and The Kitchen Company, Grants Pass. A portion of the proceeds will go to ACCESS, Inc. and the RCC Foundation. See hamazons.com or call 776-0643.

leslie kendall: Siskiyou Institute presents its final event of 2008, a winter holiday concert and fundraiser with Leslie Kendall and the Flat Five Quartet at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. This event will raise money for the Siskiyou Institute Artists in the Schools program, which brings in local and touring artists who conduct workshops for schools in the area. The concert will feature many holiday favorites, as well as some classics from composers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jimmy Van Heusan and others. The Flat Five Quartet features guitarist Ed Dunsavage, Dave Swan on piano, Joe Cohoon on bass and Chicken Hirsh on drums. Tickets are $20, $15 for students. Seating is limited, and reservations are necessary. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For reservations call 488-3869 or e-mail info@siskiyouinstitute.com.

siskiyou singers: Three distinct musical traditions are showcased in "Holidays with the Siskiyou Singers" at 8 p.m. Friday Dec. 12, in the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. Tickets are $5 for youth 18 and younger. Tickets are available at Paddington Station, Tree House Books and the Music Coop, Ashland; and at Grocery Outlet, Medford. Call 482-5290.

candlelight concert: The Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra performs its annual holiday candlelight concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 10th Street and Oakdale Avenue, Medford. A complimentary festive reception follows each performance. Tickets are $25 general and $10 for students. To reserve tickets, see rvsymphony.org or call 552-6398.

Saturday, Dec. 13

delusions of grandeur: Delusions of Grandeur, the comedy a capella quartet performs "700 Billion Laughs" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the First United Methodist Church of Ashland, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. The event is a fundraiser to help retire repair costs of the church's 1929 church organ. Tickets are $15, $10 for students. Call 482-3647.

rv chorale: The ensemble presents its annual holiday concert, "Christmas with the Chorale," at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The chorale will perform favorite carols and new music with soloists and the Rogue Valley Children's Chorus. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $5 for students. Call 779-3000.

the nutcracker: Stillpoint Dance Studio presents a full-length version of the classic ballet set to the score by Tchaikovsky at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20; at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 and 21; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, 830 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass. The show features more than 60 Rogue Valley performers. Tickets are $15 and $18. All tickets are reserved and advanced purchase is highly recommended. See gpnutcracker.org or call 476-4641.

Christine lavin: St. Clair Productions presents singer/songwriter Christine Lavin in "An Unorthodox Winter Holiday Concert" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Knitters are invited to come knit with Lavin beginning at 7 p.m. 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; online at stclairevents.com; or by calling 535-3562.

violin concert: Robert Dubow, Rogue Valley violinist, performs with pianist Joseph Yungen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The recital includes a selection of music that features works by Brahms, Chausson, Bloch and others. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 students and $5 for children under 12. Tickets are available in the Havurah office. See havurahshirhadash.org or call 488-7716.

youth symphony: The Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon presents its free chamber music series performances on Dec. 13 and 14. The first concert is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the First Presbyterian Church, 405 E. California St., Jacksonville. The second concert takes at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See ysso.org or call 858-8859.

Sunday, Dec. 14

gypsy soul: The duo presents its eighth annual WinterSpring holiday benefit concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Doors open at 6 p.m. Guest musicians include Mikey Stevens, Daniel Sperry, Duane Whitcomb and Jeffrey Smith. Eric Alan will emcee. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $10 for children under 12. The concert is not recommended for young children. Part of the proceeds will benefit WinterSpring Center for Transforming Grief and Loss. Tickets are available at 800-838-3006; online at BrownPaperTickets.com; at the Music Coop, Ashland; and Willow Creek, Jacksonville. See gypsysoul.com.

choirs: The choir of First United Methodist Church of Ashland joins the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, the Jewish Community Havurah of Southern Oregon, and Our Lady of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church for a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in the Historic Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Selected numbers and seasonal songs will be presented by each choir. Combined choirs will sing numbers led by Dave and Tamara Marston. Refreshments follow. Call 482-3355.

singers at the mall: Singers from Life of Learning Foundation perform from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Rogue Valley Mall on the first floor in front of Kohl's. The choir, madrigal singers, and soloists will perform selections from the Renaissance with pieces by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Palestrina, and others; traditional Victorian, English, French, and Ukranian carols; songs from Benjamin Britten's "The Ceremony of Carols"; and selections by 20th century carol composer Alfred Burt. Call 476-1200.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

southern oregon concert band: the Southern Oregon Concert Band, celebrating its 100th year, presents a free holiday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Rivergate, 188 Garfield St., Ashland. The concert will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by the 2nd Street Chamber Players. See socband.org or call 482-0615.

open house: Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library's fifth annual free Holiday Party and Open House is from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 16, at 258 A St., Ashland. The event will feature the artwork of Goa Lobaugh. Meet the RVML volunteers and tour the facilities while enjoying live music, art and refreshments. Call 552-9119.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

rumi concert: Khalif Khalil Elliott and Richard Raven Williams present an evening of poetry and music in celebration of the poet Rumi at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. $10 suggested donation. Call 482-4902.

Friday, Dec. 19

nutcracker: Ballet Rogue presents the classic ballet with music by Tchaikovsky at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $15-$29.50. The Sugarplum Party for children to meet some of the dancers, enjoy tea and light confections, and have their picture taken with a favorite character is at 1 p.m. before each matinee. Tickets for the party are $20 for adults and $15 for children. See craterian.org or call 779-3000.

choral concert: Southern Oregon Repertory Singers presents its holiday concert "In Dulci Jubilo" at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Dr., Medford; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The SOU Faculty Brass Quintet will join the singers in a program featuring works for brass, organ and timpani. There will be a free pre concert lecture at 2 p.m. at the Ashland concert. Tickets are $18, and $5 for students. See repsingers.org or call 552-0900.

solstice dance concert: Dancing People Company presents "Sun Standing Still," its third annual Winter Solstice performance and community dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 19-21, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. More than 30 dancers and musicians from the Rogue Valley perform, including Dancing People Company, Bohemian Soul, Heather Klopchin, Lizz LoPresti and the Contact Improv community, local aerial dancers, cellist Matthew Schoening, and many more. At the end of the show, those attending are invited to dance to music mixed by Ken Becker (SpiritDance). Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the Music Coop, Ashland, or online at dancingpeople.com. Call 488-9683.