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Published: Thursday, 3/24/2011

Theater Calendar 3/24

Except where indicated, all area codes are 419.

Community

Marvin's Room: Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 Tenth St.; 243-9277; Sat., 8. An EdgyRep Reading.

The Rainmaker: Village Players, 2740 Upton Ave.; 472-6817; tonight- Sat., 8.

Lend Me a Tenor: First United Methodist Church, 1526 East Wooster St., Bowling Green; 354-3266; today, Sat., 8; also April 1-3. Presented by the Black Swamp Players.

A Little Night Music: Bowling Green State University's Moore Musical Arts Center; 800-589-2224; tonight-Sat., 8; Sun., 2. Presented by the BGSU theater department at BG Opera Theater.

Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS: Great Room of First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay; 422-4624; Fri., Sat., 7; Sun., 2:30.

The Lion in Winter: Meyer Theater of the La-Z-Boy Center at Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe; 734-241-7900; Fri., Sat., 8; Sun., 2. Presented by the Monroe Community Players.

The Wizard of Oz: Maumee High School Center for Performing Arts, 1147 Saco St., Maumee; Fri., Sat., 7; Sun., 2. Presented by Maumee High School.

Auditions

The Secret Garden: The Toledo Repertoire Theatre is seeking a cast of children and adults for the Tony Award-winning musical, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, to be presented in June. Auditions are at 1 Saturday; actors should prepare a song, preferably from the musical, and be prepared to read from the script. Information is available by e-mailing SecretGardenRep@gmail.com.

Dinner Theater

Leading Ladies: American Legion, 500 Glenwood Ave., Napoleon; 592-1786; today-Sat.; cocktails, 6:30; dinner, 7; show, 8.

Professional

The Pirates of Penzance: Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio, 10700 State Rt. 118 South, Van Wert, Ohio; 238-6722; Fri., 7:30.

If You Give A Mouse a Cookie and Other Stories: Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania; 824-3986; Mon., 10 a.m. and 12:15.

Richard III: University of Michigan's Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; Wed., 7:30. Also April 1-3.

Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites: Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 350 Madison Ave., Detroit; 313-887-8500; Sat., 11 a.m. and 2.

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

Saturday Series for Young Audiences: Performance Network Theatre, 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor; 734-663-0681; Fables Galore and More: Sat., 1.

Some Couples May ...: Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea, Mich.; 734-433-7673; previews: today-Wed. Hours: today, Fri., Wed., 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; today, 2 and 8; Fri., Wed., 8; Sat., 3 and 8; Sun., 3; through April 17.

Poetry and Readings

BGSU: Prout Chapel; Paul Rodgers: poetry; Eric Schlich: fiction: tonight, 7:30.

Richard M. Summers Memorial Lecture Series: University of Toledo Memorial Field House, Room 2100; poet Naomi Shihab Nye: Fri., 4:30.

Comedy

Connxtions Comedy Club: 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd.; 867-9040; Dave Landau: tonight, 7:30; Fri., Sat., 7:30 and 10:30; Mark Poolos: Wed., 7:30.

Funny Bone Comedy Club: Fat Fish Blue, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg; 931-3474; Chad Daniels: tonight, Sun., 7; Fri., 8 and 10:30; Sat., 7and 10; Big John Richardson: Tue., 7.

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

Film

49th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival: Michigan Theatre, 603 Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-994-4801; through Sun. Schedule at http://aafilmfest.org/49/.

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

Lab Theatre in the UT Center for Performing Arts: 2801 W. Bancroft St.; 530-4546; El Machinista (The Machinist): Fri., 7:30.

Maumee Indoor Theater: 601 Conant St., Maumee; Patiala House: Fri., 7. Sponsored by the Dosti Foundation, South Asia Peace Foundation, and Toledo-Hyderabad Sister City Committee.

Croswell Opera House: 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian; 517-264-7469; Sun.; A Streetcar Named Desire (1951): 4:30; On the Waterfront (1954): 7.

BGSU: Gish Film Theatre, Hanna Hall; Sunday Matinee Series: The White Sister (1923): Sun., 3. Tuesdays at the Gish: Salt of the Earth (1954): Tue., 7:30.

IMAX Theatre at the Henry Ford: 20900 Oakwood Ave., Dearborn; 313-271-1620; Flight 3D, Blue Planet, Dimensions 3D, Mars Needs Moms: daily; through April 7.



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