OPENINGS A mammoth amount of activity goes across local stages this week. The UMBC Theater Department debuts Metamorphoses, a production based on David Slavitt's translation of Ovid's epic work, April 22 at the UMBC Theatre; it runs through May 2. Ric Royer celebrates the release of his chapbook Time Machine with a performance of said serial at the LOF/T April 23, with musical guest Josh Kelberman and an Adam Robinson play starring Joe Young and Stephanie Barber. The Johns Hopkins University Theatre opens Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology April 23; it runs through April 25. Peabody Chamber Opera performs Dora, music by Melissa Shiflett and libretto by Nancy Fales Garrett, April 23 at the Theatre Project; it runs through April 25. Center Stage's preview performances of Souvenir, the farcical take on the career of diva Florence Foster Jenkins, start up April 24. Glitterama 6--a cabaret-style event featuring Baltimore and Washington burlesque performers--hits the LOF/T April 24 and 25. As part of the Maryland Shakespeare Festival's Bare Bard Experimental Play Series--in which a cast has but 24 hours of performance preparation sans director, lighting technicians, etc.--the MSF presents The Tempest April 25-26 at The Playhouse (8 W. 2nd St.) in Frederick; visit mdshakes.com for more info. The Mobtown Players open Richard Greenberg's family drama Three Days of Rain April 24 at the Mobtown Theatre; it runs through May 16.
CLOSING Everyman Theatre's production of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard concludes April 26. On the Road Theater Company's production of Michael Leroy Harding's The Six of Us ends April 26 at the Load of Fun Studios. And the Strand Theater's production of Julie Lewis' Smolder ends April 26.
CALL FOR AUDITIONS The Audrey Hermann Spotlighters Theater holds auditions for its July production of Hamlet April 26 and 27 at the Waldorf School of Baltimore. All roles open save Hamlet and Gertrude; women will be considered for male roles. Visit spotlighters.org for more details.