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Stephen Kline, left, Eleise Moore and Katie Worley appear in "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)" through Dec. 31 at Oregon Cabaret Theatre. Photo by Graham Lewis

Theater: Friday, Nov. 30

Barnstormers Theatre: 112 Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass. See barnstormersgp.org or call 541-479-3557 for tickets. Group discounts are available.

‘Miracle on 34th Street’: This Christmas comedy-drama adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies is a heartwarming story of Kris Kringle, who gets a job as Santa at Macy’s department store. He sends waves of goodwill to the store’s customers and all who meet him, but a corporate vocational counselor sees him as deluded and dangerous, and Kringle winds up in court as a fake. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. The show previews Thursday, Nov. 29, opens Friday, Nov. 30, and runs through Dec. 16. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15. Matinees are set for 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. Preview tickets are $5. All other tickets are $15. A pay-what-you-want show will be presented Dec. 6.

Camelot Theatre: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets and information available at camelottheatre.org or 541-535-5250.

‘Oliver!’: Lionel Bart’s musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist” previews Thursday, Nov. 29, opens Friday, Nov. 30, and runs through Dec. 30. The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver goes from mistreatment in the London workhouses to falling in with a gang of pickpockets before finally finding a family and his true home. Camelot’s production features Liam Hokama as the orphan boy Oliver. Lanny Horn, Kristen Calvin, Bjorn Johnson and others fill out the cast. Shawn Ramagos directs. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Additional performances will be presented at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26. Tickets are $20 for the preview. All other tickets are $29 to $36. Rush tickets are $20, $10 for students, 10 minutes before curtain. A pay-what-you-want show will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. A benefit for PEO will be Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Collaborative Theatre Project: 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets and information are available at ctporegon.org, by calling 541-779-1055 or at the box office. Group rates are available.

‘Tuck Everlasting’: This new musical based on children’s writer Natalie Babbitt’s tale of Winnie Foster and her encounter with the Tuck family, who never age. When Winnie loses her father, and her mother and grandmother mourn, she desperately wants to live again. She runs into the woods, torn between drinking from a spring of eternal life or living her own finite one. Lauren Blair directs. Aubrey Campbell plays Winnie; Evan Sheets, Eoghan McDowell, Alex Boyles and Lisa-Marie Newton play the Tucks. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, Dec. 6-8, Dec. 13-15, Dec. 20-22, and Dec. 27-29. Matinees are set for 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, and Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 22-23, and Dec. 29-30. Tickets are $28, $22 for ages 55 and older, $20 for students and ages 17 and younger, and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre: First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Tickets and information are available at oregoncabaret.com or by calling 541-488-2902. Reservations are required for pre-show dinner and brunch. Appetizers, beverages and desserts are available without reservations. Student rush tickets are $10 and can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain. A 20 percent discount is available for groups of 10 or more.

‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)’: This comic holiday romp by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez — told by Cabaret newcomer Eleise Moore and Cabaret favorites Stephen Kline and Katie Worley Beck — runs through Monday, Dec. 31. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Nov. 28 through Dec. 3, Dec. 5-10, Dec. 12-17, Dec. 19-24, and Dec. 26-31. Matinees are set for 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9, Dec. 15-16, Dec. 22-23, and Dec. 29-30. Rick Robinson directs. Look for live music, holiday stories, carols, stories about strange Christmas traditions and pop-culture references in this madcap holiday tour-de-force. Tickets are $39, $25 for bistro seating.

Randall Theatre: 20 S. Fir St., Medford. Tickets and information are available at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258. Pick-your-price tickets are available 30 minutes before shows, subject to availability.

‘A Christmas Carol’: Ebenezer Scrooge spends a lifetime building a fortune based on his belief that personal wealth is more valuable than happiness and comfort. A resounding “Bah! Humbug!” sums up his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving. But one Christmas Eve, the prosperous curmudgeon is visited by three ghosts who force him to face his selfish ways by leading him through his past, present and future. With the ghosts’ guidance, Scrooge realizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas” before spending the day reconnecting with those that mean the most to him. With book by Lynn Ahrens and Mick Ockrent, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ is his most well-known story. Paul Cosca directs music and Trevor Pekas as Scrooge, along with Kaiya Bagley, Austin Kelly and Courtney Gage as the ghosts, David Eisenberg as Marley’s ghost, and an ensemble of multiple roles. Alissa Larson choreographs. The show opens Friday, Dec. 14, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 30. Curtain is at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, and Thursdays through Saturdays, Dec. 20-21 and Dec. 27-29. Matinees are set for 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 16, 23 and 30. Tickets are $18 for reserved seating; $22 for reserved seating after Dec. 14. Pick your price for general seating, $5, $10, $15 or $20, subject to availability.

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