Ashland and surrounding region
the mystery of irma vep: Pat Patton directs Charles Ludlam's parody of Gothic suspense films. Two actors portray eight characters in this quick-change comedy. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays with brunch matinees at 1 p.m. Sundays through May 31, at Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets are $19-$31 and $19 for previews. See oregoncabaret.com or call 488-2902.
the nerd: Doug Rowe directs the comedy by Larry Shue about a visitor who outstays his welcome with a vengeance. The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through April 26, at Oregon Stage Works, 191 A St., Ashland. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students and are available at the door. See oregonstageworks.org or call 482-2334.
i remember mama: Paul Jones directs the play by John Van Druten adapted from Kathryn Forbes' book, "Mama's Bank Account." In this loving Norwegian-American family in 1910 San Francisco, Mama and Papa raise their four children while Mama's three sisters and eccentric uncle furnish a rich background for a great deal of comedy and tenderness. The show previews at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, $10. The show opens at 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, and runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through May 24, at Camelot Theatre Company, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is an additional $2. Tickets are available online or by phone or at the theater box office from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour before performances. There is a pay-what-you-can performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, See camelottheatre.org or call 535-5250.
The servant of two masters: Tracy Young directs an adaptation by Young and Oded Gross of Carlo Goldini's farce about the servant Truffaldino who attends to two masters without either of them knowing about the other. Through Nov. 1, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.
macbeth: Gale Edwards directs William Shakespeare's tragedy that follows Macbeth's ascent to the Scottish throne and the carnage it leaves in its wake. Through Nov. 1, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.
death and the king's horseman: Chuck Smith directs Nobel prize-winner Wole Soyinka's African tragedy set against the backdrop of a colonial mindset and a vibrant, mystical culture in peril. Through July 5, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.
the music man: Bill Rauch directs the musical with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson and story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. Con man Harold Hill arrives in River City, Iowa, under the guise of teaching music to the children, while actually planning to bilk their parents. Through Nov. 1, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.
dead man's cell phone: Christopher Liam Moore directs Sarah Ruhl's funny film-noir odyssey that begins when a man dies at a restaurant. When his cell phone keeps ringing, the woman at the next table answers it. Through June 19, at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See osfashland.org or call 482-4331.
osf lecture: OSF guest artist and dramaturg Barry Kraft will present a lecture "What is Equivocation?" at noon Saturday, April 25, at Carpenter Hall, 15. S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets are $8, $6 for youths 6-17. Call 482-4331.
Friday, April 24
poetry: Horizon Institute will present an evening of poetry with 11 poets reading their own work and that of another poet on the theme "What Does it Mean to Be Human?" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland.
Saturday, April 25
Rogue Valley Symphony: The final concert series of the symphony's 41st season will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. In his farewell concert with the symphony, Arthur Shaw will conduct Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" The Rogue Valley Chorale will join with the symphony with featured soloists soprano Lindsey Cafferky from Portland, baritone Benjamin Harris from Seattle and tenor Andrew Brock of Medford. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $33 premium, $26 general and $5 for students. Pat Daly will offer a free pre-concert talk one before each performance. For tickets, call the Rogue Valley Symphony box office at 552-6398 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.
ukulele concert: St. Clair Productions will present 101-year-old ukulele master Bill Tapia in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Tapia will be accompanied by bassist Bruce Calin. Opening the show will be Ashland's hula troupe, Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue, under the direction of Andrea Luchese. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door and $10 for youth 12-17. Children under 12 admitted free. Tickets are available at Music Coop in Ashland; online at stclairevents.com; or by calling 535-3562.
Sunday, April 26
accordion concert: The Medford Accordion Club will present Bonnie Birch in concert on a "Tour of Accordion Solos from A-Z" from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N Second St., Central Point. Admission is $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Afterward Birch will talk about the accordion and music in general. She will be available on Monday for individual accordion lessons and will present an accordion workshop at 5 p.m. Monday, April 27, at the Central Point Senior Center. Workshop subjects include improvisation, embellishment, bellowing and ensemble playing. The workshop fee is $10. For tickets or information about the concert, individual lessons and the workshop, call 471-7455.
Monday, April 27
poetry: In celebration of National Poetry Month bring poems to share: one you've written and one by one of your favorite poets from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 27, at Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 774-6996.
reggae concert: Collie Buddz will perform at 9 p.m. Monday, April 27, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 308 Oak St., Ashland. Doors open at 8 p.m. Buddz will be backed by The New Kingston Band with support from inspirational artist Pep Love of the underground hip-hop crew Hieroglyphics and the Pyrx Band. Tickets are $20 in advance. Call Renegade Productions at 530-583-2801.
Thursday, April 30
middle school play: The Scenic Middle School drama club will present a musical version of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," adapted by Wade Bradford, with music and lyrics by Rachel Greenlee, at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 30-May 2, at Crater Performing Arts Center, 665 N. Third St, Central Point. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $5 for students and seniors at the door. Call 494-6348.
Friday, May 1
cello concert: Thomas Stauffer and Cynthia Darby will present a cello and piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. The Stauffer Duo has been performing together since 1980 and its repertoire includes masterpieces from the Baroque era to the present. The program will include works by Beethoven, Messiaen, Lutoslawski and Brahms. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students at the door. Call 482-6070.
mimi fox: The Siskiyou Institute will present jazz guitarist Mimi Fox and pianist Randy Halberstadt at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Old Siskiyou Barn, Ashland. Tickets are $22, $5 for students. Seating is limited, and advance reservations are suggested. For reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 488-3869.
choir concert: Cascade Christian High School's choir department will present its 12th annual "Showtime: It's A Wonderful World," a night of music and dessert, at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 1-2, in the school's Pavilion 525 E. E St., Jacksonville. Tickets include beverage and dessert and are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, students and children. Tickets available at the school office or at the door. Call 772-0606.
Saturday, May 2
Rogue Valley youth choruses: Rogue Valley Youth Choruses will present "Spring is in the Air!" a concert featuring all four of its choruses at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The 225 singers include students in grades 3-12 from 25 schools and numerous home schools in the Rogue Valley. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students. Call 779-3000.
Women with Wings: Women with Wings choir will present its 12th annual concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the First Presbyterian Church, Siskiyou Blvd. and Walker Ave., Ashland. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $10-$15. Children are admitted free. Call 245-7596 or 772-1454.
jazz singer: Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Typhanie Monique will perform at a wine tasting party from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Schneider Museum or Art on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland. The event will feature original songs, contemporary favorites and jazz standards. Tickets are $50 and include wine, food and music. Call 552-8248.
old time fiddlers: The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers will hold its monthly jam from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Live Oak Grange, 120 Gardiner, Rogue River. 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.
siskiyou singers: The Siskiyou Singers will present "Gems of Broadway," choral highlights from six of America's best-loved musicals, at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2, and 4 p.m. Sunday May 3, in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, and at 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, 830 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door and $5 for students. Ticket outlets are Music Coop, Paddington Station and Tree House Books in Ashland; Aquarius Books & Gifts and Larry's Music in Grants Pass; and the Grocery Outlet in Medford. See siskiyousingers.org or call 482-5290.
Sunday, May 3
montage: The musical group will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. $3 cover. Call 535-7957.