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Published: Thursday, 10/23/2008

Warm-hearted comedy on Village Players' slate

The Village Players' 52nd season continues with My Three Angels Nov. 7-22 at the theater, 2740 Upton Ave. Directed by Marc Malley, the warm-hearted comedy takes place in 1910 in French Guiana and involves three convicts, a family of French colonists, and some nasty relatives. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors (60 plus) and students. Information: 419-472-6817.

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The Theater League Lincoln Mercury Broadway Series opens Nov. 13-16 in the Stranahan Theater with Oliver! based on a novel by Charles Dickens. Also on the schedule are Footloose Jan. 15-18; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Feb. 19-22; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee March 19-22; and Annie April 23-26.

Theater League will offer two shows that are not part of the series. Jesus Christ Superstar will be here Feb. 10, and Mamma Mia! will be staged June 16-21. Single tickets start at $23 from Ticketmaster, 419-474-1333, or theaterleague.com.

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The Genoa Civic Theatre is celebrating Christmas its entire 2008-09 season. Scheduled are Fruitcakes, a comedy by Julian Wiles, Nov. 14-23; Nuncrackers, another in the Nunsense series by Dan Goggin, March 6-15; and Christmas Belles by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten on May 15-24. Information and tickets: 419-862-2629 or online at www .genoacivictheatre.com.

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The Grand Rapids Arts Council will hold its Harvest Moon Gala Nov. 1 in Nazareth Hall, 21211 West River Rd., Grand Rapids, Ohio. The event begins with a reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a performance of the HeeBeeBG's, a men's a capella group from Bowling Green State University. A silent auction is also scheduled. Proceeds will be used to underwrite the cultural activities GRAC provides to the community. Tickets are $30 per person; tables of eight are $225. Information: 419-832-2787.

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Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach will be staged at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Croswell Opera House, 129 East Maumee St., Adrian. In conjunction with the performance, the Croswell Art Gallery will be displaying artwork from local children in the "Just Peachy" art contest. Tickets are $5. Information: 517-264-7469.

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The Eagle's Tribute Band, Hotel California, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Ritz Theatre, 30 South Washington St., Tiffin. Tickets range from $5 to $25. Information: 419-448-8544.

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The Vampire Ball, a dinner theater production by Mystery Theater, will be staged at 6:30 tonight at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 42 South Superior St. Tickets are $30. Reservations: 419-255-5038.



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