Brigadoon: Livia Genise directs Camelot Theatre's production of Lerner and Loewe's 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. The show has been extended and additional performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 2 and 3, with a closing matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4. New Year's Eve Gala tickets are an additional $25 and include a catered buffet, wine, champagne or cider and dancing with a live combo until 2 a.m. 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. The theater will be closed on Jan. 1, but will offer a special holiday performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. 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, 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.


Saturday, Dec. 27

party: Ashland High School theater department welcomes veteran directors of OSF, Kirk Boyd and Pat Patton to celebrate the OSGF AHS partnership and the 10th anniversary of the school's Mountain Avenue Theatre. The celebration takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, in the Rose Studio, AHS Mountain Avenue theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are $10, and an RSVP is advised. $10 Dinner Reservations may be e-mailed to either Lezlie Cross at Lezliec@osfashland.org or Megan Flannery at thespi12@aol.com. Call 482-8771.

Sunday, Dec. 28

Bassoon and Friends Concert: Kirsten Boldt-Neurohr returns to the St. Mark's Concert series to present her seventh annual "Bassoon and Friends" concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Fifth and Oakdale, Medford. Joining her will be her husband, trombonist John Neurohr. Other musicians include Margaret Evans, organist; Laurie Anne Hunter, pianist; and Barbara Evans O'Donnell, mezzo-soprano. The program will include three pieces in folk style by Robert Schumann for bassoon and piano, a Telemann vocal contata with mezzo-soprano, bassoon and organ plus a suite for bassoon and piano by Tansman. The concert will conclude with an arrangement for bassoon and trombone from Aaron Copeland's Ballet Suite "Billy The Kid." Admission is free and there will be a post-concert reception. Call 858-8037.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

NEW YEAR'S EVE SQUARE DANCE: The Star Promenaders hosts a New Year's Eve dance Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Pre-rounds will start at 8:30 p.m. and mainstream and student level squares will be from 9 p.m. to midnight. A potluck buffet will open at 10 p.m. Call 770-5182.

NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL: Ring in the new year starting at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Medford. Dress in semi-formal attire for the dance party, take a short dance lesson and enjoy a dessert buffet. Advance tickets cost $12 (before Saturday, Dec. 27). Tickets will cost $15 at the door, $10 for youth. Call 770-5198.

GLOBAL PEACE DANCE: Join Dances of Universal Peace and dance circles around the world in their 15th year of celebration from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, at Headwaters, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Admission is by donation. Call 482-4902.

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY AT MEDFORD'S RED LION: Celebrate the new year at three parties to be held at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Red Lion Hotel, 200 N. Riverside Ave. Rock band Red X will perform in the hotel's lounge, DJ Hot Nights will spin music for dancing in the petite ballroom and The HouseCats will present rock and pop in the grand ballroom. Admission is $15, $25 for couples and includes entry to all three parties, party favors and a champagne toast. A dinner buffet will be available at 7 p.m. Cost is $35, $65 for couples and includes the parties. Lodging packages also are available. Call 779-5811.

MULTIGENERATIONAL DANCE PARTY: Havurah Shir Hadash hosts the fourth annual multi-generational dance party featuring live music with Jerry Attrick and the Pacemakers at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The band will play until after midnight and there will be snacks and beverages available throughout the evening. Childcare will be available with advance reservations. Advance tickets are $10 per adult, $25 per family. At the door the evening of the event tickets will be $13 per person or $30 per family. Tickets are available at the Music Coop, Ashland. For more information or to reserve childcare, call 488-7716.

MEDFORD ELKS NEW YEAR'S PARTY: Hors d'oeuvres, a dinner of tri-tip or chicken, live music by TJ & The Spurs, champagne and party favors will be offered during the Medford Elks' New Year's Party to be held Wednesday, Dec. 31, in the Esquire Room at the Elks' lodge, 220 N. Central Ave., Medford. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner and music will be at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance; $22 at the door. Call 779-3933.

ASHLAND ELKS NEW YEAR'S PARTY: The Ashland Elks Lodge #944 presents a New Year's Eve Poseidon Adventure Ball Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Ashland Elks Lodge, 255 E. Main St. Doors open at 7 p.m. The buffet and a screening of the disaster film, "The Poseidon Adventure" will begin at 8 p.m. Dancing will begin at 10 p.m. A champagne toast and a balloon drop will be at midnight. There will be DJ dancing to the sounds of the 1970s until 1 a.m. Tickets are $40 and are available at the lodge or at Jean-Louise in Ashland. Tickets for admission after 10 p.m. are $20. Call 482-3911.

teen dance party: Members of the Southern Oregon Drug Awareness teen leadership team will be hosting a black-light party from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Vibes Main 1, Medford. A variety of music will be played throughout the night by DJ Poppa. The event is open to all high school-aged youth, Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 618-8423.

Music at St. Mark's: On Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m., Music at St. Mark's will present its eighth annual New Year's Eve concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Fifth and Oakdale in Medford. Performers include Chuck Christopher, storyteller; Barbara Evans O'Donnell, alto; Margaret R. Evans, organ. Laurie Anne Hunter, piano and harp; Christian Mathisen, tenor; Cyndy Patterson, solo handbells; Martin Prelle-Tworek, baritone and harp; Pauline Sullivan, soprano; Tintinnabulation, handbell ensemble; and the Southern Oregon University Faculty Brass Quintet. Following the concert, a gala reception will be held in the church's Parish Hall. A short Service of Night Prayer for the New Year from the New Zealand prayer book takes place at 9 p.m. All of the evening's activities are free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 858-8037.

Thursday, Jan. 1

NEW YEAR'S DAY DANCE: Rachael R. Resch and Sarah Rose Marshank will co-facilitate the fifth annual Nia New Year dance celebration, "Visioning 2009" from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, at The DanceSpace, 280 E. Hersey, #10, Ashland. Participants can participate in Nia movement and meditation, followed by a personal, body-based inquiry process to set intentions for the coming year. No previous dance experience is necessary. The cost is $12. See niasomoves.com or call 488-1192.

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