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Dave Landau: Toledo Funny Bone Comedy Club at Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd.; today, 7; Fri., 8 and 10:30; Sat., 7 and 10; Sun., 7. Tickets, $15-$17, from 931-3474 or funnybonecentral.com/venues/toledo.
Auditions for the Toledo Rep’s main stage production of Laura will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the 10th Street stage. Excerpts from the script will be selected for cold reads and available the day of auditions. Laura is based on the 1944 film noir classic about a detective investigating the murder of the mysterious Laura Hunt. The director will be Wesley Skinner.
The cast includes the detective, 30s shrewd, masculine, slight limp; a young musician, about 19, rough, likes ’40s jazz; well-to-do gentleman, age 50 to 60, theatrical; Laura’s fiance, age 30 to 40, well-mannered, slight Southern accent; the maid, age 50 or older, nondescript.; young musician‘s mom and wife of building’s maintenance man, age 45 to 50, faded and frustrated. Additional roles include a police detective, age 40 to 50, a minor role; and an attractive and mysterious woman in her 30s.
Performances of Laura are Nov. 7-9 and Nov. 13-16. Thursday through Saturday shows begin at 8, Sundays at 2:30. Information: toledorep.org or 243-9277.
Oregon Community Theatre will hold auditions for the musical comedy Spamalot from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd. Call-backs will be Aug. 24 if needed.
Director Bill Quinlan is calling for potential cast members to bring “their best silly walk or comedic part.” The multicultural cast will include men and women ages 17 to 80. Participants can sing a song from the show or sing something funny to show personality. Dancers, especially tap dancers, are encouraged to audition. Contact Quinlan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spamalot will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 7-8 and Nov. 14-15 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave. in Oregon. Information: oregoncommunitytheatre.org.
Auditions for Waterville Playshop’s production of Oliver! will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a song from the show or one similar to the music, read from the script, and perform a simple dance routine. An accompanist will be provided. There will be no a cappella singing.Those auditioning for the chorus will only be asked to sing.
Oliver! will be presented Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-2 at the Maumee Indoor Theater; Sam Macera will direct. Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m.