ASHLAND COMMUNITY THEATRE: ACT will hold auditions from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Projects will include a reading series titled "Quarter Moon," Breaking the Code" by Hugh Whitmore, "Equus" by Peter Shaffer, and others. Call 541-646-2971 or e-mail for an appointment. Those who audition should prepare two three-minute contrasting monologues, one preferably from a work of Shakespeare. A British accent also is recommended. Bring four copies of a resume and two copies of a photograph. Professional photos are not required.

camelot theatre company: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. The box office is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour before performances. See or call 541-535-5250.

MOON OVER BUFFALO: Ken Ludwig's backstage farce set in 1953 follows Charlotte and George Hay, a couple of fading actors who are not exactly the Lunts, played by Livia Genise and Doug Warner. At a show in Buffalo, N.Y., fate gives the two thespians a new shot at starring roles in a movie. A preview will be available Thursday, Feb. 4. Preview tickets cost $10. The show will open Friday, Feb. 5, and tickets will cost $18, $16 for students and seniors. There will be a pay-what-you-can performance on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Shows will run at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 7.

GUMSHOE GOURMET: "Rosie's Ebb & Flow," a comic, interactive murder mystery by Rogue Valley playwright Lyda Woods, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Nunan House, 635 N. Oregon St., Jacksonville. The show is based on local history, and guests will play parts along with the actors. The actors will include Woods, Victoria Simone Stewart and Michael Meyer. This is the first in a series of murder mysteries created for the venue. Admission is $50 and includes a four-course meal, champagne, wine and no-host bar. Seating is limited to 40 guests and reservations are recommended. Visit or call 541-899-1890.

oregon cabaret theatre: First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. For tickets, visit the box office, see or call 541-488-2902.

RED, WHITE AND TUNA: The eccentric residents of small town Tuna, Texas, will return to OCT for the sequel to the comedic "Greater Tuna" and "A Tuna Christmas." It's the Tuna High School Fourth of July Reunion and aging hippies Amber Windchime and Star Rivertree return to find things much the same — yet surprisingly different — in their hometown. See story on Page 3.

AUDITIONS: OCT will hold auditions Saturday, Feb. 13, for its 2010 season productions. All shows will require experienced actors who can sing and have good movement skills. Actors must be available for daytime rehearsals. Those who audition should prepare two contrasting songs (32 bars each) and one contemporary monologue. For appointments, submit resumes and photographs to For full information about shows, dates and salaries, visit

oregon stage works: 191 A St., Ashland. Tickets are available at, by calling 541-482-2334 or at the door.

The MouseTrap: A dark, snowy night, an English manor filled with guests and a murder that has them all searching for the one who-done-it. Agatha Christie is at her best with this popular play, the longest running play in history. Doug Ham directs the OSW production, and cast members include Sam King, Sophia Palosaari, Mark Barsekian, Richard Heller, Joel Handley and Barbara Rosen. Shows are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 28. Tickets cost $17, $12 for students.

THEATRE ARTS AT SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY: Off South Mountain Avenue on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Visit for show information, location and parking. Tickets are available at the box office — open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours before each show — or by calling 541-552-6348.

johnny johnson: "Johnny Johnson," with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green and music by Kurt Weill, will be presented Feb. 11-28 in SOU's Center Stage Theatre. Director Randall Stuart, musical director Jennifer Schloming and choreographer Jim Giancarlo head up this full production of the 1933 musical. The ironic and moving anti-war tale features an idealistic pacifist who enlists in the military to fight during World War I. His efforts to end the war provide satire, melodrama and farce. The role of Johnson is played by Chris Carwithen, Blaine Johnston and Scott Scholes, at different periods of his life. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Feb. 11-13, Feb. 18-20 and Feb. 25-27, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 20-21 and Feb. 27-28. Tickets cost $20, $17 for seniors and $5 for students. Subscribers to three or more plays receive a discounted tickets with rates of $16, $14 for seniors.

The Story of Opal: Gale Childs Daly's "The Story of Opal," adapted from the childhood diary of naturalist Opal Whiteley, will be presented Feb. 12-28 in SOU's Center Square Theatre. Deltra Ferguson of SOU's Women's Resource Center directs. Whiteley's diary describes her adventures as a young girl exploring the woodlands of a Western Oregon community. Her world was alive with creatures, fairies, talking trees and singing creeks. Using music and dance, the play brings to life the personalities of the animals and plants that the imaginative child discovered. Performances are set for 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 12-13, Feb. 19-20 and Feb. 26-27; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 13 and 20; 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 21 and 28; and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. Tickets cost $20, $17 for seniors and $5 for students. Subscribers to three or more plays receive a discounted tickets with rates of $16, $14 for seniors.

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