camelot theatre company: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. See or call 535-5250.

SPOTLIGHT ON KAREN CARPENTER: A musical spotlighting the life and music of Karen Carpenter, starring Rogue Valley vocalist Gayle Wilson, will run through Sunday, Nov. 22. Carpenter and her brother sold millions of records during their career as a singing duo. Songs included "We've Only Just Begun," "Close to You," and "Top of the World." The script for Camelot's show is by Wilson. Dal Carver is music director and arranger, and the show will feature Don Harriss on piano, Kathy Campbell on keyboards, flute and vocals, Donna Bishop on keyboards and vocals, Jim Calhoun on bass and vocals and Steve Sutfin on drums. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $18. Reserved seating will be available for an additional $2.

THE SECRET GARDEN: The award-winning musical with book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, music by Lucy Simon and book based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett will open Dec. 4 and run through Jan. 3. Previews are set for Dec. 2 and 3, and a pay-what-you-can performance will be offered Dec. 9. The production will star Marian Horton as Lili, Andrew Brock as Archibald Craven, Jeremy Johnson as Dr. Neville Craven, Presila Quinby as Mrs. Matlock, Amanda Andersen as Martha and Michael Maisonneuve as Dicken. Rebecca K. Campbell directs and choreographs; Mark Reppert directs music. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $21; $19 for students and seniors. The Dec. 2 preview will be a fundraiser for the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, and all tickets will be $20. Tickets to the Dec. 3 preview will be $12. A matinee will be offered at 2 p.m. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. Reserved seating will be available for an additional $2. Student rush tickets are $10 and will be offered five minutes before curtain, subject to availability. The theater's New Year's Eve Gala performance will cost an additional $25 and will include a buffet, wine and dancing to live music.

oregon cabaret theatre: First and Hargadine Streets, Ashland. See or call 488-2902.

HOLIDAY MEMORIES: Russel Vandenbroucke's stage version of two classic holiday stories by Truman Capote, "A Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," will run through Dec. 31. The show takes a genuine look at the nostalgia of the holidays and a heartwarming relationship between a young boy and an elderly friend and will feature a score of original and traditional music by guitarist Mark Turnbull. Michael Hume of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival directs. Curtain is at 8 p.m. nightly, except for Nov. 23 and 26 and Dec. 1, 8, 15, 21, 24 and 25. Sunday brunch matinees will be at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $21 for Sunday evenings, $25 for matinees, $25 and $27 for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and $29 and $31 for Friday and Saturday evenings.

AUDITIONS: OCT will cast two male characters for its production of "Red, White & Tuna" to run Feb. 10 through March 28. Actors must be versatile and play 12 characters each in the quick-change comedy set. Rehearsals will begin Jan. 18. Submit resumes and photographs to

oregon shakespeare festival: 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See or call 482-4331.

AUDITIONS: OSF will audition children for its 2010 production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Needed are two girls and one boy, loud and outgoing, ages 6 to 11. Compensation will be available. Rehearsals will begin Jan. 5 and the show will close July 4, with 46 performances. Call 482-2111, ext. 298.

phoenix high school: The school's theatre arts department will present Agatha Christie's murder mystery, "And Then There Were None," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 19-21, in the school's Rose Street Theatre, 745 N. Rose St. A matinee will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Tickets cost $10; $5 for students and seniors. Call 535-1526, ext. 328.

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 552-6348.

BLITHE SPIRIT: Noël Coward's 20th-century comedy that mocks the traditions of love and marriage will run through Sunday, Nov. 22. Coward wrote more than 50 plays and several musical theater pieces. He also acted on stage and in film. He was knighted in 1969 and received a Tony Award in 1970 for lifetime achievement. Theatre arts faculty member Dale Luciano directs the SOU production. Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 19-22. Matinee performances will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21-22. Tickets cost $20, $17 for seniors and $5 for students.

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