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Jeff McCamish, left, as Charles Babbage, Cody Pettit as Lord Lovelace and Melanie Marie as Ada Byron Lovelace, star of the Collaborative Theater Project’s production of ‘Ada and the Engine’. See announcements. Photo by Steve Sutfin for CTP

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Camelot Theatre: 101 Talent Avenue, Talent. Tickets and information available at or 541-535-5250. Discounted group and seasonal packages, as well as special rate shows are available. Box office hours are 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Check the website or call the box office for current COVID-19 requirements.

‘Spotlight on Joni Mitchell’: Of the singer-songwriters who emerged in the 1960s, none were as adventurous, incisive or influential as Joni Mitchell. Her melodious tunes support her poetic and often very personal lyrics to make her one of the most authentic artists of her time. As a performer, she is widely acclaimed for her unique style of guitar playing. Mitchell’s relentless fight for her own artistic independence has made her a role model for many other musicians. She first rose to fame for writing “Both Sides Now”, a song that helped launch Judy Collins’ career. His debut album was released in 1968, which featured his vocals and acoustic guitar with virtually no other accompaniment on most songs. This performance features his hit songs such as “Big Yellow Taxi”, “Both Sides Now”, “Chelsea Morning”, “Free Man in Paris”, and more. Julia Holden-Hunkins stars as Mitchell, directed by Spencer Funk. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday August 26-28. Tickets are $33 to $38, $10 for students with ID; $20 peak tickets, if available, can be purchased 10 minutes before curtain time.

“Catch Me If You Can”: Based on the hit movie and incredible true story, “Catch Me If You Can” is a high-flying musical about chasing your dreams without getting caught. Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abignale, Jr. runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination, and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank impersonates a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. When Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, he pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes. Directed by Todd Nielsen and Jonathan Pratt Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, September 21 through October 21. 30. Tickets cost between $20 and $38.

Collaborative Theater Project: 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets and information are available at, on Facebook or by calling the box office at 541-779-1055. Group rates are available. Check the website or call the box office for current COVID-19 requirements.

‘Ada and the Engine’: Best described as Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs, Lauren Gunderson’s ‘Ada and The Engine’ is the moving story of a young woman who defied convention and the limits dictated by society and circumstance. from his birth to develop the basic concepts that laid the foundations of modern computing. Ada Byron Lovelace was born in 1815 to the famous poet Lord Byron. Raised to be very practical, she was educated strictly in math and science. Ada Byron met the brilliant Charles Babbage, who was working on a “thinking engine” and he was captivated by his intelligence and ability to create the mathematical constructs that formed the basis of what would become computing. This piece is a moving and musical portrait of a woman who lived too early for her time and died far too young to experience what her ideas could create. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays from August 26 to September 26. 18. An opening reception will be held at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, August 26. Tickets are $35.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre: 241 Hargadine St, corner of First and Hargadine Streets, Ashland. Tickets and information are available at or by calling 541-488-2902. Reservations are required for dinner and brunch before the show. Appetizers, drinks and desserts are available without reservation. Check the website or call the box office for current COVID-19 requirements. Emergency student tickets are $15 and can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain time with valid ID, subject to availability. Group discounts available.

‘The Full Monty’: While spying on their wives at a ‘girls night out’, a group of unemployed Buffalo steelworkers find out how much women enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men find a daring, stripped-back way to make a quick buck – a strip show of their own. Based on the cult film of the same name, ten-time Tony Award-nominated “The Full Monty” is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most anticipated closing number of any show. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Monday and select Wednesdays, and at 1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays until September 4. If it were a movie, “The Full Monty” would be rated R for foul language, adult situations, nudity, and alcohol consumption. Tickets are $43, $39 or $29.

“Sherlock Holmes and the Final Problem”: Sherlock Holmes’ skills are put to the test when he faces his intellectual equal, the criminal mastermind, Professor Moriarty. After repeated assassination attempts, Holmes is joined by his recently married friend, Dr. Watson, and the two attempt to thwart the professor’s plans on a theatrical adventure across the continent that takes the audience from the safety of the flat. from Holmes at 221B Baker Street to the heights of the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Monday and select Wednesdays, and at 1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, September 15 through November 15. 6. If it were a movie, “Sherlock Holmes” would be rated PG, for a bit of crude humor, theatrical violence, and adult situations. Tickets are $43, $39 or $29.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival: 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Schedules, ticket prices and information available at or 800-219-8161. Masks are mandatory for all performances. Check the website or call the box office for current COVID-19 requirements. Group discounts available.

O! digital: OSF’s interactive and immersive digital content platform, O!, is available for free at Some content will be accessible for a fee, including streaming playbacks.

Live productions:

“Once on This Island”: Once on a golden, verdant island in the Caribbean, a little girl is saved from a disastrous storm by four gods – Asaka, Earth Mother; Agwe, god of water; Erzulie, goddess of love; and Papa Ge, demon of death. Thus begins the myth told in this breathtaking tale of black joy and pain, the aftermath of colonization and isolation, and the triumph of love against all forces. Told with Caribbean beats and instruments, this Tony Award-winning musical testifies that a beautiful story told simply has the power to inspire and heal everyone. Directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Tickets cost between $35 and $75. The show runs until October 30 at the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

“The Tempest”: For 12 years, banished Prospero has lived on a mystical island and used magic to subjugate its native inhabitants. With revenge weighing heavily on his mind, he conjures up a storm to bring a passing ship ashore carrying his enemies, who find themselves at the mercy of his supernatural machinations. This classic Shakespeare play explores the good, the bad and the gray areas of human nature. Directed by Nicholas C. Avila. Tickets cost between $35 and $75. The show runs until October 15 at the Allen Elizabethan Theatre.

“Revenge Song—A Vampire Cowboys Creation”: Buckle up for a musical story about Julie d’Aubigny, a 17th-century queer boundary-breaker who broke rules, sword-fighted, and sang opera. It will be loud, it will be rowdy and hilarious! Qui Nguyen (OSF’s “Vietgone” and Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon”) places this irreverent take on French history somewhere between the realms of superheroes and comic books and asks what it means to break down your prescribed roles for who you really are. Music by Shane Rettig, with lyrics by Qui Nguyen and Robert Ross Parker. Directed by Robert Ross Parker. Tickets cost between $35 and $75. The show runs until October 14 at the Allen Elizabethan Theatre.

“King John”: A corrupt monarch faces an unruly court and fights to retain the crown at all costs through political intrigue and warmongering. “King John” features a cast of 12 female, non-binary performers – directly addressing our current fractured political moment and bringing new meaning to Shakespeare’s powerful play about power itself. Directed by Rosa Joshi. Tickets cost between $35 and $75. The show runs until October 28 at the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

“Confederates”: A slave-turned-Union spy and a brilliant professor at a modern private university face similar struggles, despite living more than a century apart. This play by MacArthur Genius Prize-winning Dominique Morisseau travels through time to trace the identities of two brilliant black women and explores the reins that racial and gender bias still hold on American systems today. Directed by Nataki Garrett; a West Coast first from the American Revolutions Commission. Tickets cost between $35 and $75. The show runs until October 29 at the Thomas Theater.