ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL: Tyrone Wilson of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival will direct the high school's production of William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at the Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave. Full of comedy, music, dance and laughs, shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 12-14. A matinee will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Reserved seating is $15. General seating is $10; $5 for students and seniors. All seating is available at www.showtix4u.com. General, student and senior tickets also are available at Paddington Station, Tree House Books and Music Coop in Ashland. Call 482-8771 for information.

ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL: Tyrone Wilson of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival will direct the high school's production of William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at the Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave. Full of comedy, music, dance and laughs, shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 12-14. A matinee will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Reserved seating is $15. General seating is $10; $5 for students and seniors. All seating is available at www.showtix4u.com. General, student and senior tickets also are available at Paddington Station, Tree House Books and Music Coop in Ashland. Call 482-8771 for information.

camelot theatre company: 101 Talent Ave., Talent. See www.camelottheatre.org or call 535-5250.

SPOTLIGHT ON KAREN CARPENTER: A musical spotlighting the life and music of Karen Carpenter, starring Rogue Valley vocalist Gayle Wilson, will preview Thursday, Nov. 12. Carpenter and her brother sold millions of records during their career as a singing duo. Songs included "We've Only Just Begun," "Close to You," "Top of the World," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and many others. The script for Camelot's show is by Wilson. Dal Carver is music director and arranger, and the show will feature Don Harriss on piano, Kathy Campbell on keyboards, flute and vocals, Donna Bishop on keyboards and vocals, Jim Calhoun on bass and vocals and Steve Sutfin on drums. The show will open Friday, Nov. 13, and will run through Nov. 22. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $14 for the preview; $18 for all other performances. Reserved seating will be available for an additional $2.

CRATER high School: The drama department of Crater Renaissance Academy will present a comedic twist on the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-14, at the Crater Performing Arts Center, 655 N. Third St., Central Point. A matinee will be at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $7; $5 for seniors and students. Call 494-6280.

GRANTS PASS HIGH SCHOOL: The school's theater arts department will present a musical, "Hello Dolly," with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14 and 20-21, the GPHS Performing Arts Center, 830 N.E. Ninth St. Matinees will be at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 15 and 22. Admission is $10; $8 for seniors and students. Call 474-5710, ext. 263.

eagle point high school Theater: A production of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 12-14, and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, at the high school, 203 N. Platt St. Matinees will be at 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 14 and 21. Tickets cost $10, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Visit www.eaglepointtheater.org or call 830-6610.

OLD TIME RADIO PLAYERS: The group will hold auditions at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Grants Pass Community Center, 234 S.W. L St., Grants Pass. Those who audition should be able to do various voices and dialects. Call 582-0127 or 474-0689.

oregon cabaret theatre: First and Hargadine Streets, Ashland. See www.oregoncabaret.com or call 488-2902.

HOLIDAY MEMORIES: Russel Vandenbroucke's stage version of two classic holiday stories by Truman Capote, "A Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," will open Friday, Nov. 13, with a preview Thursday, Nov. 12, and will run through Dec. 31. The show takes a genuine look at the nostalgia of the holidays and the heartwarming relationship between a young boy and an elderly friend and will feature a score of original and traditional music by guitarist Mark Turnbull. Michael Hume of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival directs. Curtain is at 8 p.m. nightly, except for Nov. 17, 23 and 26 and Dec. 1, 8, 15, 21, 24 and 25. Sunday brunch matinees will be at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $19 for the preview, $21 for Sunday evenings, $25 for matinees, $25 and $27 for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and $29 and $31 for Friday and Saturday evenings.

phoenix high school: The school's theatre arts department will present Agatha Christie's murder mystery, "And Then There Were None," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 19-21, in the school's Rose Street Theatre, 745 N. Rose St. A matinee will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Tickets cost $10; $5 for students and seniors. Call 535-1526, ext. 328.

shoestring productions Theatrical troupe: The home school theater group will present "The Butler Did It," a comedy that spoofs English mystery plays, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Cornerstone Christian Church, 608 Bartlett St., Medford. Admission is $8; $5 for seniors and students. Call 941-0167.

SOUTH MEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL: The school's drama department will present Craig Lucas' Christmas fable, "Reckless," with performances at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 19-21, at the school, 815 S. Oakdale Ave. Admission is $6; $4 for students and seniors. Call 842-3680.

THEATRE ARTS AT SOUTHERN OREGON uNIVERSITY: Off South Mountain Avenue on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Visit sou.edu/theatre/calendar for show information, location and parking. Tickets are available at the box office — open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours before each show — or by calling 552-6348.

ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS: Playwright Jane Martin's sharp satire of American theater as an art form and business will run through Sunday, Nov. 15. The play received the American Theatre Critics' Steinberg New Play Award in 2001. Scott Kaiser of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival directs. Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 12-15. Matinee performances will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15. Tickets cost $20, $17 for seniors and $5 for students. Subscriptions to any three or more plays during SOU's 2009-10 theater season offer tickets for $16 each, $14 for seniors.

BLITHE SPIRIT: NoŽl Coward's 20th-century comedy that mocks the traditions of love and marriage will open Thursday, Nov. 12, and run through Sunday, Nov. 22. Coward wrote more than 50 plays and several musical theater pieces. He also acted on stage and in film. He was knighted in 1969 and received a Tony Award in 1970 for lifetime achievement. Theatre arts faculty member Dale Luciano directs the SOU production. Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 12-14 and Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 19-22. Matinee performances will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21-22. Tickets cost $20, $17 for seniors and $5 for students.