This rock musical tells the story of teenage sexuality stifled by adult oppression, weaving 1891 provincial Germany with today's pop world. Melissa Rain Anderson directs. Shows are set for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 9-11, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11-12, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $21, $18 for seniors, and $6 for students and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348. (March 9: Venue corrected)
Adoring commoners want to make war hero Julius Caesar king, but those higher up the political ladder scheme against him. Roman senators Brutus and Cassius reach an unthinkable conclusion. Shakespeare’s political thriller is a look at the unexpected consequences of those who would wield power — honorably or not. Shana Cooper directs. The show runs through Oct. 29 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Showtimes and ticket prices are available at www.osfashland.org or at 800-219-8161.
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Singers, songwriters and composers Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will team up to perform an acoustic mix of iconic songs and stories at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $72, $75 or $78 and can be purchased online at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
Band du Pays Swing
The band will be joined by bassist Jeff Addicott and perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom’s Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Rogue Valley Symphonic Band
The wind and brass band, conducted by Dan Kocurek, will present "Stormy Weather," a program that explores various perspectives of the concept of "storm," at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Central Medford High School, 815 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. Look for Eric Whitacre's "Cloudburst" and Robert Smith's "Into the Storm," along with Gustav Holst's "Hammersmith" and others. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, $20 for a family of four, and can be purchased at roguevalleysymphonicband.org or at the door.