The Polish Ambassador

Five picks for live entertainment

'Leading Ladies'

Playwright Ken Ludwig's farce centers around two down-and-out actors who, after a dismal performance in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, hatch a get-rich scheme. The hilarity begins when these cross-dressing schemers impersonate two heiresses about to acquire a $3 million estate. Rick Robinson of Oregon Cabaret Theatre directs. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, Thursdays through Saturdays, April 20-22 and 27-29, and 1:30 p.m. Sundays, April 16, 23 and 30, at Collaborative Theatre Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors, and are available online at ctporegon.org, by calling 541-779-1055 or at the box office.

Britt Guitar Trio

Guitarists Grant Ruiz, Page Hamilton and Ed Dunsavage will play a mix of flamenco, Brazilian and jazz at 7 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Hilltop Music Shop, 205 N. Phoenix Road, in The Shoppes at Exit 24, Phoenix. Classical and flamenco artist Ruiz is a member of music and dance group Flamenco Pacifico; rock guitarist Hamilton is founder of alt-metal band Helmet; and Dunsavage is a jazz and classical instructor at Southern Oregon University. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for students. Proceeds will benefit scholarship funds for students in the 2017 Britt Guitar Weekend. See www.brittfest.org/gw.


San Francisco-based duo Vandella — vocalist Tracey Holland and guitarist Chris Tye — will perform soulful rock 'n' roll at 9 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Oberon's Tavern, 45 N. Main St., Ashland. its newest single, "Couldn't Quit It," is a dark, disco vibe-laden tune that evokes images of the duo's native California. They share the bill with pop duo The Elephant. See facebook.com/pg/oberonsashland/events.

The Polish Ambassador

Aka David Sugalski, The Polish Ambassador will use live sound mixing to present electro, breaks, hip-hop, dub, funk, chiptune and glitch Thursday, April 20, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Sugalski began tinkering with music production while working on a marketing degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He released "Diplomatic Immunity," an album of funk and electro anthems, in 2006. He's since released two albums and created a soundtrack for a video game developer. His newest album, "Color of Flight," was released last month. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show is open to all ages. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 the day of show, and can be purchased online at liveatthearmory.com.

'Hannah and the Dread Gazebo'

When Hannah receives a strange package from her grandmother, she and her family embark on a surreal, funny and heartbreaking adventure back to their homeland of Korea and the forbidden Demilitarized Zone that divides the country. Playwright Jiehae Park's startling new comedy twists creation myths with family histories to explore what it means to walk the edge between two cultures. Chay Yew directs. The show runs through Oct. 28 in the Thomas Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Tickets are available at osfashland.org or by calling 800-219-8161.





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