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Theater calendar: 3-10

Except where indicated, all area codes are 419.


The Rainmaker: Village Players, 2740 Upton Ave.; 472-6817; Fri., Sat., 8; also March 17-20 and 24-26.

The Amorous Ambassador: Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont; 332-0775; Fri., Sat., 8; Sun., 2; through March 20.

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

Finnegan's Farewell: Sandusky State Theater, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky; 626-1950 or (toll free) 877-626-1950; Sat., 7:30; Sun., 2.

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean: Encore Theatre, 991 N. Shore Dr., Lima; 800-944-1441; Fri., Sat., 8; Sun., 2; through March 20.


The Croswell Opera House: 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian, will hold auditions for four musical productions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and noon to 4 p.m. March 19. Auditioners are required to sing a vocal selection and should provide their own sheet music (an accompanist will be provided) and come prepared to learn a short dance combination, including a tap routine for Singin' the Rain. Shows to be cast are Ring of Fire (production dates May 13-22); Hairspray (June 17-26); Annie (July 15-24); and Singin' in the Rain (Aug. 5-14). Information: 517-263-6868.

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean: The Ritz Players are seeking eight women and a man ages 18-60 for the play by Ed Graczyk. Auditions will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday in the Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Performances will be April 30 and May 1, 6, and 7 in the Ritz. Information: director Dianne Pytel, 448-0707.


The Color Purple: Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.; 381-8851; Thurs., Fri., 8; Sat., 2 and 8; Sun., 2 and 7:30.

Star Trek Live: Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania; 824-3986; Tue, Wed., 10 a.m.; a Theater Vision production.

The Piano Lesson: Performance Network Theatre, 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor; 734-663-0681; Thurs., Fri., 8; Sat., 3 and 8; Sun., 2.

Sister's Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven?: Gem Theatre, 333 Madison Ave., Detroit; 313-963-9800; Thurs., 2 and 8; Fri., Wed., 8; Sat., 3 and 8; Sun., 3; through April 17.

Poetry and Readings

Freed Center for the Performing Arts: Ohio Northern University, Ada; exiled Nigerian novelist and poet Chris Abani: Wed., 7.

Ground Level Coffee House: 2636 W. Central; poets John Dorsey, Ky Learic, Azucar, Darius Hall, Huntor Prey: Wed., 7.


Connxtions Comedy Club: 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd.; 867-9040; The Fryman: Thurs., 7:30; Fri., Sat., 7:30 and 10:30; John Roy: Wed., 7:30.

Funny Bone Comedy Club: Fat Fish Blue, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg; 931-3474; DeRay Davis: Thurs., 7:30; Fri., 8 and 10:30; Sat., 7, 9:45, 11:45; Chili's Dojo Graduation: Wed., 7.

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


Film FOCUS: An Independent Film Festival: McMaster Center of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St.; 259-5207; Marwencol (U.S.): Mon., 6:15.

Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD: Rave Fallen Timbers, 2300 Village Drive West, Maumee; 891-5039; Iphigenie en Tauride: Wed., 6:30.

The Band Wagon (1953): Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee; Sat., 7:30. Sponsored by the Lyric Photoplay Society.

IMAX Theatre at the Detroit Science Center: 5020 John R St., Detroit; 313-577-8400; Hubble; Animalopolis; Dinosaurs Alive!: Wed-Sun.; through March.

IMAX Theatre at the Great Lakes Science Center: 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland; 216-694-2000; Sea Monsters, Dinosaurs Alive!, daily.

IMAX Theatre at the Henry Ford: 20900 Oakwood Ave., Dearborn; 313-271-1620; Hubble, I Am Number Four: end Thurs.; Flight 3D: daily; Blue Planet, Dimensions 3D, Mars Needs Moms: open Fri., then daily; through April 7.

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