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Published: Monday, 9/14/2009

Here's a look at theater events for the 2009-10 season:

THIS WEEK: Hats, The Musical, opened Friday, through Sept. 27 (Rep); Squabbles, opened Friday, through Sept. 26 (VP); Dearly Beloved, opened Friday, through Sept. 20 (Encore); Church Basement Ladies, Sept. 15 (NPAC); Disney's High School Musical, Sept. 17 (Stranahan); Always Patsy Cline, Sept. 18-20 (Croswell); Ernest in Love, Sept. 18-27 (BSP).

WEEK OF SEPT. 20: Writers Block, Sept. 24-26 (Adrian); Willy Wonka Jr., Sept. 25-Oct. 4 (ACT); Comedy Showcase: Night of 100 Stars, Sept. 25 (Owens); Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical, Sept. 25-27 (3B).

SEPT. 27: Ed Asner as FDR, Sept. 27 (Valentine); Glass Slipper Revue - Making Women's Dreams Come True, Sept. 27 (CAC); A Company of Wayward Saints, Sept. 30-Oct. 4 (UF); The Wedding Singer, Oct. 1-4 (Stranahan); Burning Patience, Oct. 1-4 (BGSU); House of Frankenstein, Oct. 1-10 (FFP); comedian Rodney Carrington, Oct. 1 (Sandusky); Hoodwinked, Oct. 2-11 (Fremont); Girls Night - The Musical, Oct. 3 (Ritz); comedian Tim Cavanaugh, Oct. 3 (MCCC); comedian Brad Stine, Oct. 3 (NPAC).

OCT. 4: Menopause the Musical, Oct. 6, 7 (Sandusky); JD Lawrence Presents The Clean Up Woman, Oct. 8 (Stranahan); Drood: Oct. 8-10 (Siena); Little Shop of Horrors, Oct. 9-18 (WCCT, Bryan); Over the River and Through the Woods, Oct. 9-18 (Ritz Players); The Man Who Had Three Arms, Oct. 10 (an EdgyRep Reading at Owens Community College).

OCT. 11: The Doctor in Spite of Himself, Oct. 12-18 (UT); You the Man, Oct. 13 (Freed); Stellaluna, Oct. 13 (Franciscan); Enchante' Cabaret: Witches Brew, Oct. 12-14 (Sandusky); Frog and Toad Kids, Oct. 16-18 (Encore); If You Give a Pig a Pancake, Oct. 17 (Valentine).

OCT. 18: Andrew Clement's Frindle, Oct. 20 (Franciscan); ventriloquist Mark Wade, Oct. 21 (Ritz); Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type, Oct. 21 (Franciscan); You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Oct. 22-25 (BGSU); Of Mice and Men, Oct. 23-25 (Monroe Community Players); Mayhem at Brookfield, Oct. 23, 24 (CTW); Kiss Me Kate, Oct. 23-25 (Waterville Playshop); Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars, Oct. 24 (Stranahan); The Capitol Steps, Oct. 24 (Valentine); A Rockin' Halloween Adventure with Wendy Witch, Oct. 24 (Sandusky); The Rocky Horror Show, Oct. 24-31 (RRCA).

OCT. 25: The Tweaksters - Fabulous Feats of Physical Fun, Oct. 25 (Owens); The Wedding Singer, Oct. 25 (Sandusky); Katrina: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, Oct. 27 (Franciscan); Camelot, Oct. 28 (Valentine); The K Word, Oct. 28-Nov. 1 (Freed); Excuse Me, Does My Piano Count as One Carry-on? Oct. 29 (CAC); The Rocky Horror Show, Oct. 16-18 (Croswell); Frankenstein's Wacky Wedding, Oct. 30, 31 (Sandusky).

NOV. 1: Illusionaire: The Magic of Lyn, Nov. 1 (Ritz); Runt of the Litter, Nov. 3 (Freed); Buried Child, Nov. 5-7 (Siena); Murder Among Friends, Nov. 6-21 (VP); Accomplice, Nov. 6-22 (Rep); Fiddler on the Roof, Nov. 6-15 (OCT); Evil Doings at Queen Toot's Tomb, Nov. 6-15 (Genoa); illusionist Jason Bishop, Nov. 6 (RRCA).

NOV. 8: Lily's Crossing, Nov. 10 (Franciscan); Machinal, Nov. 13-22 (UT); Breakfast at Frannie's, Nov 12-15 (Croswell); Twain Tall Tales, Nov. 13-15 (BSP); George Orwell's '1984', Nov. 13-15 (Ritz).

NOV. 15: Enchante' Cabaret's Halos-n Holly, Nov. 16-18 (SST); A Jigsaw Jones Mystery: The Case of the Class Clown, Nov. 17 (Franciscan); You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Nov. 27-Dec. 6 (Croswell); Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway, Nov. 19 (Valentine); Recent Tragic Events, Nov. 19-22 (Owens).

NOV. 22: The Santaland Diaries, Nov. 27-Dec. 13 (Glacity); It's A Wonderful Life, Nov. 27-Dec. 6 (Encore).

NOV. 29: The Night Before Christmas: The Whole Story, Dec. 3-6 (Valentine); The Importance of Being Earnest, Dec. 3-6 (BGSU); It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Dec. 3-19 (FFP); A Comedy of Errors, Dec. 3-5 (Adrian); A Christmas Carol, Dec. 4-6 (Rep); It's A Wonderful Life, Dec. 4-13 (ACT); Miracle on 34th Street, Dec. 4-13 (WCCT, Montpelier); A Tuna Christmas, Dec. 4-13 (Fremont); 24-Hour Plays, Dec. 5 (UT); Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Dec. 5, 6 (SST); The Emperor's New Clothes, Dec. 5, 6 (CTW).

DEC. 6: Santa Claus is Coming to Town … Maybe, Dec. 8 (MCCC); Annie, Dec. 10 (NPAC); Santa's Holiday Hoedown, Dec. 12 (SST).

DEC. 13: Annie, Dec. 18-20 (MCP).

JAN. 3, 2010: The Melville Boys, Jan. 8-23 (VP); The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, Jan. 8-17 (Encore).

JAN. 10, 2010: The Drowsy Chaperone, Jan.14-17 (Theater League; Stranahan); Betrayal, Jan. 15-30, (Glacity); Leading Ladies, Jan. 15-31 (Rep); The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon, Jan. 14 (Freed).

JAN. 17, 2010: Faustwork Mask Theater, Jan. 17 (Owens); The Secret Life of Bees, Jan. 23 (Freed).

JAN. 24, 2010: Cabaret, Jan. 24 (Valentine); Dr. Doolittle, Jan. 25 (Owens CC); Freedom Train, Jan. 26 (Franciscan); The Kitchen Witches, Jan. 29-Feb. 6 (Fremont); Nobodies of Comedy, Jan. 30 (Ritz).

JAN. 31, 2010: Jump/Cut, Feb. 4-7 (BGSU); The Snow Queen and the Firebird, Feb. 5-7 (Siena).

FEB. 7, 2010: The Jackie Robinson Story, Feb. 9 (Ritz); The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites, Feb. 9 and 10 (Franciscan); Urinetown: The Musical, Feb. 10-14 (Freed); Willie Wonka Junior, Feb. 12-14 (Encore kids); Don't Hug Me, Feb. 12-14 (Waterville Playshop); CSI: LIVE! Feb. 12 (NPAC); Church Basement Ladies, Feb. 12 (SST); The Gondoliers, Feb. 12 (Valentine); Junie B. Jones, Feb. 13 (Valentine).

FEB. 14, 2010: CSI: LIVE! Feb. 17 (Franciscan); Guys and Dolls, Feb. 17-21 (UF); Porgy and Bess, Feb. 18 (NPAC); The Crucible, Feb. 18-20 (Siena); Stop Kiss, Feb. 18-20 (Adrian); Wait Until Dark, Feb. 19-28 (OCT); Bald Soprano & The Lesson, Feb. 19-28 (UT); Wizard of Oz, Feb. 19-28 (BSP); Cinderella (Enchanted Edition), Feb. 19-28 (Ritz Players); Sunset Village Towers, Feb. 19, 20 (CTW); Peking Acrobats, Feb. 20 (Freed); Blackbird, Feb. 20 (an EdgyRep Reading at 10th Street).

FEB. 21, 2010: The Rat Pack is Back, Feb. 25-28 (Theater League; Stranahan); The Altos: Like 'The Sopranos,' Only Lower!, Feb. 26-March 15 (Genoa); Almost, Maine, Feb. 25-28 (BGSU); Tomi dePaola's Strega Nona, March 3 (Franciscan).

FEB. 28, 2010: Third, March 5-20 (VP); Angel Street, March 5-14 (ACT); Cotton Patch Gospel, March 5, 6 (CAC).

MARCH 7, 2010: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, March 7 (Owens); Much Ado About Nothing, March 9 (Franciscan); The Odd Couple, March 11-20 (FFP); Tomi dePaola's Strega Nona, March 11 (Freed); Finnegan's Farewell, March 11-16 (SST); Bus Stop, March 12-21 (Encore); The Designated Mourner, March 13 (an EdgyRep Reading at Trinity Episcopal Church); Le Grande Cirque, March 13 (NPAC).

MARCH 14, 2010: The Dixie Swim Club, March 19-27 (Fremont); Born Yesterday, March 20-28 (BSP); Blues Clues' Live! March 19-21 (Croswell).

MARCH 21, 2010: 8th International Play Festival, March 24-28 (Freed Center); Working, March 25-28 (BGSU); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, March 25-27 (Siena); Our Town, March 26-28 (MCP); The Great Bunny Caper Puppet Show March 27 (SST).

MARCH. 28, 2010: Wicked, March 31-April 18 (Theater League; Stranahan)

APRIL 4, 2010: And the Winner Is ... by Mitch Albom, April 8-11 (Owens); Little Shop of Horrors, April 9-17 (Adrian); Liza and Judy, Together Again, April 10 (Ritz); Rapunzel, April 10, 11 (CTW).

APRIL 11, 2010: Nobody's Perfect, April 13 (Franciscan); Sylvia, April 14-18 (UF); Measure for Measure, An Evening of Storytelling with Garrison Keillor, April 15 (Owens); April 15-18 (BGSU); Creation/Doomsday: Selections from the Chester Mystery Cycle, April 16-25 (UT); The Music Man, April 16-18 (Waterville Playshop); Auntie Mame, April 16-May 2 (Rep); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, April 16-18 (Croswell); The Little Prince, April 16-18 (Encore).

APRIL 18, 2010: Don't Hug Me, April 23-May 2 (OCT); Murder on the Orient Express April 23-May 2 (Genoa).

APRIL 25, 2010: 42nd Street, April 28-May 2 (Freed); Cabaret, April 28 (SST); Arsenic and Old Lace, April 29-May 2 (FFP); Doin' Time at the Alamo, April 30-May 9 (Ritz Players); Theatre Showcase (student works), May 1 (UT).

MAY 2, 2010: Bill Cosby, May 2 (Stranahan); The Fantasticks, May 7-22 (VP); Unexpected Guest, May 7-16 (BSP); The Wizard of Oz, May 7-23 (Fremont).

MAY 9, 2010: Mitch Albom, an Open Discussion, May 11 (Owens); A Chorus Line, May 14-16 (3B); Swingtime Canteen, May 14-16 (Croswell); Over the Tavern, May 14-23 (Encore); Late Nite Catechism 3: Til Death Do Us Part, May 15 (Valentine Theatre); The Awesome '80s Prom, May 15-June 11 (SST); Henry & Mudge, May 15 (Valentine Theatre).

MAY 16, 2010: Romeo and Juliet, May 21-23 (MCP).

MAY 30, 2010: Victor/Victoria, June 4-13 (Rep at Owens).

JULY 15, 2010: Seussical, July 16-25 (ACT).



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