AUDITIONS The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre is holding auditions for its August Baltimore Playwrights Festival production of four new one-acts by local playwrights. Auditions will be held at Spotlighters 6-9 p.m. May 6 and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 9. Visit spotlighters.org for more details.
ALSO, the Baltimore Theatre Alliance's 2009 annual auditions are coming up May 16 and 18 at Center Stage's Head Theatre. Advanced registration required, and can only be done through the BTA. Visit baltimoreperforms.org for more details, and do not contact Center Stage about these auditions.
OPENINGS Single Carrot Theatre opens Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck April 30; it runs through May 24. Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey present their burlesque Elegance at Larry Flynt's Hustler Club May 1. Elizabeth Hess performs a trilogy of one-acts exploring a Mennonite woman in Living Openly and Notoriously at the Theatre Project April 30 through May 10. The Black Cherry Puppet Theater presents its vaudeville-like Maestro Sensational Presents: MS3 Resurrection May 1 and 2. Roy Hammond directs Ernest Thompson's On Golden Pond at the Spotlighters Theatre May 1; it runs through May 31. The indispensable Baltimore Theatre Alliance sponsors a post-show Cabaret at the Spotlighters May3, featuring local musical theater artists and excerpts from upcoming productions.
CLOSING The Barry Feinstein-directed production of Tracy Letts' Bug ends May 3 at the Fells Point Corner Theatre. The Baltimore School for the Arts' theater students production of A Midsummer Night's Dream closes May 2 at the school.