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Published: Wednesday, 12/8/2010

Theater calendar: 12-09

Except where indicated, all area codes are 419.

Community

Watershed: University of Toledo Center for Performing Arts, Studio Theatre; 530-2202; staged reading: Fri., 7:30.

Meet Me in St. Louis: Croswell Opera House, 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian; 517-264-7469; Fri., Sat., 8; Sun., 3.

A Christmas Story: The Musical: Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont; 332-0775; by Philip Grecian: Fri., Sat., 8; Sun., 2.

The Plight Before Christmas: Giffey Hall, Ridgeville Corners, O.; 267-5717; Fri., Sat., 8; Sun., 2:30. Presented by Archbold Community Theatre.

Annie: Fort Findlay Playhouse, 300 W. Sandusky St., Findlay; 422-4624; Thurs.-Sat., 8; Sun., 5.

Holiday Spectacular: Veterans' Memorial Civic & Convention Center, 7 Town Sq., Lima; 224-1552; Fri., Sat, 2 and 7:30; Sun., 2.

Much Ado About Nothing: University of Michigan's Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; Thurs., 7:30; Fri., Sat., 8; Sun., 2.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Williams County Community Theatre, 501 South East Ave., Montpelier, O.; 888-569-9228; Fri., Sat., 8; Sun., 2:30.

Professional

Oklahoma: Valentine Theater: 400 N. Superior St.; 242-2787; Thurs., Fri., 8.

The Santaland Diaries; Seasons Greetings: Studio A of the Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St.; 242-2787; Fri., Sat., 8; Sun., 2. Presented by Glacity Theatre Collective.

It's A Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre: Owens Community College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg; 567-661-2787; Fri., 8.

Grease: Veterans' Memorial Civic & Convention Center, 7 Town Sq., Lima; 224-1552; Tue., 7:30.

Divine Deception: Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee; Sat., 8. A Bette Midler tribute show.

The Drowsy Chaperone: Performance Network Theatre, 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor; 734-663-0681. Performances: Thurs., Fri., Wed., 8; Sat., 3 and 8; Sun., 2; through Jan. 2.

Best of Friends: Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea, Mich.; 734-433-7673; Performances: today, Fri., Tue., 8; Sat., Wed., 3 and 8; Sun., 2; through Dec. 18.

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings: Gem Theatre, 333 Madison Ave., Detroit; 313-963-9800; today: 2 and 8; Fri., Wed., 8; Sat., 3 and 8; Sun., 3.

Sister's Christmas Catechism: Century Theatre, 333 Madison Ave., Detroit; 313-963-9800; today, Sat., 2:30 and 7:30; Fri., Wed., 7:30; Sun., 2:30.

Auditions

Wally's Cafe: The Ritz Players will hold auditions at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday in the National Theatre at the Ritz Theater, 30 South Washington St., where the show will be performed Feb. 18, 19, 26, and 27. There are roles for two women (ages 20-35) and one man (age 25-40). Scripts are available at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. Information: Charlie Hayward at 552-1278.

Poetry and Readings

Collingwood Center for the Arts: 2413 Collingwood Blvd.; open mic poetry: Tue., 9.

Comedy

Connxtions Comedy Club: 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd.; 867-9040; Tom Simmons: Thurs., 7:30; Fri., Sat., 7:30 and 10; Frank Roche: Wed., 7:30.

Funny Bone Comedy Club: Fat Fish Blue, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg; 931-3474; Paul Mecurio: Thurs., 7; Fri., 8 and 10:30; Sat., 7 and 10; Sun., 7.

Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase: 314 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor; 734-996-9080; Nick Griffin: Thurs., 8; Fri., Sat., 8 and 10:30; comedy jamm: Wed., 8.

Film

Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD: Rave Fallen Timbers, 2300 Village Drive West, Maumee; 891-5039; Don Carlo: Sat., 12:30.

White Christmas: Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee; Sun., 2, 4:30, 7. Sponsored by the Lyric Photoplay Society.

Interior Visions Film Series: Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor; Memento: Mon., 7.

IMAX Theatre at the Detroit Science Center: 5020 John R St., Detroit; 313-577-8400; The Light Before Christmas, Hubble: Wed.-Sun.; NASCAR: Sat., Sun.; through Dec. 24.

IMAX Theatre at the Great Lakes Science Center: 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland; 216-694-2000; Dolphins; Everest; Under the Sea: daily; through Dec.

IMAX Theatre at the Henry Ford: 20900 Oakwood Ave., Dearborn; 313-271-1620; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1: daily; Legends of Flight: today, Sun., Tue., Wed.; Under the Sea: today; The Polar Express: Fri.-Sun.; Hubble 3D; Tue.; Lewis & Clark: Wed.



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