Plays in local theaters: Jan. 27, 2011

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. Call 541-535-5250. Tickets also may be purchased at www.camelottheatre.org. Reserved seating is available for an additional $2 per seat.

A FEW GOOD MEN: Aaron Sorkin's 1989 Broadway hit sizzles with suspense as it examines how far the military should go to protect national freedom. Camelot Artistic Director Livia Genise directs, Dayvin Turchiano plays Daniel Kaffee, Brian Fraser plays Nathan Jessep and Daniell Pecoff plays JoAnne Galloway. The show opens Friday, Feb. 4, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 27. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. A preview will be available Thursday, Feb. 3, and a show to benefit the Personal Peace Foundation will be offered Wednesday, Feb. 2. Tickets cost $10 for the preview, $20 for the benefit show. All other tickets cost $20, $18 for students and seniors (matinees not included). Student rush tickets cost $10 and are available five minutes before show time. A pay-what-you-can performance will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 9.

OREGON CABARET THEATRE: First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. For tickets, visit the box office, see www.oregoncabaret.com or call 541-488-2902.

THE DALY NEWS: A new musical by Jonathan Gillard Daly with music by Gregg Coffin and Larry Delinger will open Feb. 11 and run through March 27. Previews will be offered Feb. 9 and 10. Martin Daly sent four sons to fight in World War II. His way of dealing with the uncertainty of seeing them again was to create The Daly News, a weekly chronicle of family news and events that he pounded out on an Underwood typewriter every Tuesday night for three years. His grandson, Jonathan Gillard Daly, turned the documents into a musical that celebrates home, family and the love between fathers and sons. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays and at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. There will be a Valentine's Day performance Monday, Feb. 14. Tickets cost $19 for the previews, $35 for Friday and Saturday shows, $25 for Sunday evening performances, $29 for Saturday and Sunday matinees and $31 for weeknight shows. A gourmet dinner menu is available for evening shows, and brunch is available for Sunday matinees. Ticket prices do not include food or beverage. Bistro seating is available for $16.

AUDITIONS: OCT will hold auditions for its 2011 season shows starting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31. Auditions will be by appointment only. All roles require skilled actors and singers to be available for daytime rehearsals and evening and weekend performances. There are no roles in the 2011 season for children. Actors will be asked to prepare two songs (32 bars each) and a contemporary monologue. The total time will be five minutes. An accompanist will be provided, and participants should bring sheet music in their key, a resume and photo. Shows being cast are: "Holmes & Watson Save the Empire" (rehearsals begin March 16; opens April 8; closes June 5); "The Marvelous Wonderettes" (rehearsals begin May 25; opens June 17; closes Aug. 28); "What a Glorious Feeling" (rehearsals begin Aug. 17; opens Sept. 9; closes Nov. 6) and "Cabaret Christmas" (rehearsals begin Oct. 26; opens Nov. 18; closes Dec. 31). For details see www.oregoncabaret.com. To request an audition, e-mail Artistic Director Jim Giancarlo at jim@oregoncabaret.com.

THEATRE ARTS AT SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY: Off South Mountain Avenue on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. See sou.edu/theatre/calendar 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.

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: An adaptation of Lewis Carroll's children's book will open Friday, Feb. 11, and run through Sunday, Feb. 27, in the Center Square Theatre at Southern Oregon University. The adaptation is by SOU theater alumnus Craig Jessen. Chris Sackett directs. Performances are set for 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 11 through Feb. 26. Matinees are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, and Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 19-20 and Feb. 26-27. Tickets cost $21, $18 for seniors and $6 for students. Subscribers to three or more plays pay $17 per play, $15 per play for seniors.

KING LEAR: Shakespeare examines the downfall of a royal family in "King Lear." The king divides his wealth between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences to all. Brent Hinkley of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival directs. The play previews Thursday, Feb. 17, and opens Friday, Feb. 18. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 27. Matinees are set for 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26 and 27. Tickets cost $21, $18 for seniors and $6 for students. Subscribers to three or more plays pay $17 per play, $15 per play for seniors.

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