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ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE: Tyrone Wilson of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival will direct the high school's production of William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at the Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Full of comedy, music, dance and laughs, shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 5-7 and 12-14. A matinee will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Reserved seating is $15. General seating is $10; $5 for students and seniors. All seating is available at www.showtix4u.com. General, student and senior tickets also are available at Paddington Station, Tree House Books and Music Coop in Ashland. Call 482-8771 for information.

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

DOUBT, A PARABLE: Playwright John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt, A Parable" will run through Sunday, Nov. 8. Directed by Don Matthews, the drama follows a Catholic nun who grows mindful when a priest takes too much interest in a young student. Shanley's play earned a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award in 2005. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets will cost $18 and $16 for students and seniors. Reserved seating will be available for an additional $2.

AUDITIONS: Male and female actors of all ages may audition for roles in Camelot Theatre's 2010 stage productions. Auditions may be made by appointment only and will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the theater, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Ken Ludwig's comedy, "Moon Over Buffalo," will run Feb. 3 through March 7; "Gigi," a musical, will be March 17 through April 18; Peter Morgan's drama, "Frost/Nixon," will run April 28 through May 30; "Rags," a musical, will run June 23 through July 25; Paul Rudnick's comedy, "I Hate Hamlet," will play Aug. 11 through Sept. 12; "Always ... Patsy Cline" will be Oct. 6 through Nov. 7; and Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" will be Dec. 1-31. Actors should bring current photographs, resumés and prepare one- to two-minute monologues. Actors auditioning for musicals should prepare a song and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Call 535-5250, ext. 2.

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

what's goin' on: SONGS OF THE '70S: Jim Giancarlo directs and choreographs this original musical revue featuring classic pop tunes and plenty of dancing from the musically diverse '70s. John Taylor directs the music. The play will run at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, with brunch matinees at 1 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 1. Tickets are $21 to $31.

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

paradise lost: Libby Appel directs Clifford Odets' Depression-era ode to holding fast to idealism and morality in a climate of fear. The play runs through Oct. 31.

all's well that ends well: Amanda Dehnert directs William Shakespeare's comedy of flawed and beautiful people finding their way in love. The play runs through Nov. 1.

the servant of two masters: Tracy Young directs an adaptation by Young and Oded Gross of Carlo Goldini's farce about the servant Truffaldino, who attends to two masters without either of them knowing it. The play runs through Nov. 1.

macbeth: Gale Edwards directs William Shakespeare's tragedy that follows Macbeth's ascent to the Scottish throne and the carnage it leaves in its wake. The play runs through Nov. 1.

equivocation: Bill Rauch directs Bill Cain's re-examination of English history at the time of King James, the Gunpowder Plot, the Tower dungeons and William Shakespeare. The play runs through Oct. 31.

the music man: Bill Rauch directs the musical with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson and story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. Con man Harold Hill arrives in River City, Iowa, under the guise of teaching music to the children, while actually planning to bilk their parents. The play runs through Nov. 1.

oregon stage works: 191 A St., Ashland. See www.oregonstageworks.org or call 482-2334.

JACK AND THE GREENSTALK: A fairy tale with a green message written by Eve Smyth, co-director of Ashland Children's Theatre, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. Smyth, who has written several children's plays for ACT, has woven Shakespeare and hip-hop into "Greenstalk." Peter Alzado of OSW directs the production. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children and are available at Music Coop in Ashland or online. School performances will be available Nov. 2-20 by calling 482-2334, ext. 2.

THEATRE ARTS AT SOUTHERN OREGON uNIVERSITY: Off South Mountain Avenue on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Visit 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 prior to each show — or by calling 552-6348.

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BLITHE SPIRIT: Noël Coward's 20th-century comedy that mocks the traditions of love and marriage will open Thursday, Nov. 12, and 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-Saturday, Nov. 12-14 and Thursday-Sunday, 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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