Plays in local theaters: March 3, 2011

ASHLAND CONTEMPORARY THEATRE: The community theater company will present "Moonlighting," a collection of short play readings by local playwrights Dori Appel, David Copelin, David C. Hill, Gary lark, Diane Nichols and Julia Sommer, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 11-12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Tickets cost $10, and reservations are recommended. Call 541-646-2971 or see www.ashlandcontemporary

AUDITIONS: ACT will hold open auditions for its 2011 season from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Grace Point Nazarene Church, 1760 E. Main St., Ashland. Bring a contemporary comic monologue or a period or contemporary dramatic monologue, along with a resume and photo. Call 541-482-7742 for an appointment.

ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL: "Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville," with music by John Kander and lyrics and book by Fred Ebb, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through March 12, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, March 6 and 13, in the high school's Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Lenny Neimark directs the AHS production that features more than 75 students. The musical has been called "the circus sideshow that results when law and journalism buckle to the allure of show business." Modifications have been made to costumes and language so the show is appropriate for all ages. Reserved seating is $22 and available only at General seating is $17, $12 for students and seniors, and tickets are available at Paddington Station, Tree House Books and Music Coop in Ashland or online at Call 541-482-8771 or see for more information.

CAMELOT THEATRE COMPANY: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. For tickets, call 541-535-5250 or see

FUNNY GIRL: Based on the career of singer and comedienne Fanny Brice, this 1964 Broadway musical features numbers such as "People," "I'm the Greatest Star" and "Don't Rain on My Parade." See story, Page 3.

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

THE DALY NEWS: The new musical by Jonathan Gillard Daly with music by Gregg Coffin and Larry Delinger runs through March 27. 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. Tickets cost $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's matinees. Bistro seating is available for $16. Ticket prices do not include food or beverage.

OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See or call 541-482-4331 for show times and ticket information.

THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE: Playwright and television writer Julia Cho's comedy runs through June 18 in the New Theatre. Cho's story turns on the irony that a master linguist cannot manage to verbalize emotion in any of the many languages he speaks. Laurie Woolery directs.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel, Christopher Sergel's adaptation runs through July 3 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Marion McClinton directs.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE: Shakespeare's tragicomedy runs through Nov. 6 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Bill Rauch directs.

THE IMAGINARY INVALID: Molière's farcical comedy, adapted by Oded Gross and Tracy Young, runs through Nov. 6 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Young directs.

AUDITION FOR LOCAL PIANIST: OSF seeks a pianist to accompany rehearsals for its 2011 production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance." Qualifications include sight-reading skills, playing fast tempos accurately and playing up to five hours at a time with few breaks. Rehearsals will begin Wednesday, March 30, and end June 8. Anyone interested should submit a resume to Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 9.

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