Plays and venues

ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL: "Anatomy of Gray," a comedy drama by playwright Jim Leonard ("The Diviners," "And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson"), will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, March 31 through April 3, at the Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The play weaves stories of turn-of-the-century settlers in America's heartland into a redemptive fable for all ages. Betsy Bishop directs. After the show closes, the high school theater department will take the production to the Oregon State Thespian Conference in Eugene. Reserved seating is $14. General seating is $10; $5 for students and seniors. Preview tickets for the March 31 show will be $5. All seating is available at General, student and senior tickets also are available at Paddington Station, Tree House Books, Music Coop in Ashland and the AHS main office. Call 541-482-8771 for information.

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.

gigi: Set in Paris at the turn of the 20th century, this Tony Award-winning musical is the love story of wealthy, young socialite Gaston and his precocious, carefree Gigi. The play is based on the 1944 novella by Colette, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Camelot Theatre Artistic Director Livia Genise directs. Shows will run at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 18. Tickets cost $21, $19 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is available for $2 per ticket. Student rush tickets cost $10 and will be available five minutes before show times.

CRATERIAN PERFORMANCES: At the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Visit or call 541-779-3000 for box office hours and ticket information.

hairspray: This giddy romp through '60s pop and Motown music won eight awards at the 2003 Tony Award ceremony, including best musical. Based on the 1988 John Waters film, the production features the music of Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. The touring production will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30.

NEW WAREHOUSE PRODUCTIONS: Auditions for the Rogue Community College production of "Shakespeare's Sonnets and a Will to Boot" are available by e-mailing or by calling 541-899-1575. The show will run for eight performances in mid-May. Actors, musicians, vocalists and technicians are needed. The auditions are open to RCC students and members of the community. Those who wish to audition will not be required to prepare monologues.

ONE ELEVEN THEATRE COMPANY: The theater company presents performances at various venues around Grants Pass. Call 541-582-3067.

seussical, The Musical: The musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center, 830 N.E. Ninth St. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and students and $8 for ages 10 and younger. Tickets are available at and at Oregon Books in Grants Pass.

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 the madcap citizenry of Tuna reunite for a spoof of life in rural America. The show's final performance will be Sunday, March 28. Showtimes are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays and at 1 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $21 for Sunday evening performances; $27 for Sunday matinees; $27 and $29 for Thursday and Monday shows; and $31 and $33 for Friday and Saturday shows. "Red, White and Tuna" is the first show of OCT's 2010 season, and subscriptions and flex-passes are available. A gourmet dinner menu is available for evening shows and there is a brunch menu for Sunday matinees. Ticket prices do not include food or beverage.

OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See or call 541-482-4331.

ruined: Lynn Nottage's 2009 Pulitzer- and Obie-winning tribute to the resilience of women will run through Oct. 31 in the New Theatre. Liesl Tommy directs.

Well: Lisa Kron's dramatic exploration of health and illness takes a humorous turn with the entrance of her affable, chronically ill mother. The show runs through June 18 in the New Theatre. James Edmondson directs.

cat on a hot tin roof: Tennessee Williams' portrait of a Southern family on a long, sultry night runs through July 4 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Christopher Liam Moore directs.

hamlet: William Shakespeare's psychological tragedy runs through Oct. 30 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Bill Rauch directs.

pride and prejudice: Joseph Hanreddy's and J.R. Sullivan's adaptation of the Jane Austen novel runs through Oct. 31 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Libby Appel directs.

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