· MAY 24-JUNE 17
Forest Theater Guild Presents "James and the Giant Peach." Previews at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 24; opens at 8 p.m., Friday, May 25, continues at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays Sundays through June 17; Children's Gala celebration from 12:30-2 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m., preceding both shows on Saturday, May 26 at the outdoor Forest Theater at Mountain View and Santa Rita, Carmel. $25 general, $20 seniors/military/teachers, $15 students and children 4 and older (under 4 free); matinees shows $20 adults and children (under 4 still free); Children's Gala $25 per child, $50 per adult (includes show); available at 626-1681, www.foresttheaterguild.org or at the box office.
· MAY 25-27
Monterey High School Theater presents "The Odd Couple," the female version. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at at Monterey High Campus Theater, 101 Herrmann Drive, Monterey. Up Madison Street from Pacific Street to five-way stop. Take upper left road (Herrmann Drive) to parking and theater on left. Student-directed and featuring the seasoned actors from the cadre of performers at Monterey High. $10 general, $5 students, $7 seniors, available at the box office. 277-8658. www.montereyhighdrama.com.
· MAY 25-JUNE 10
· THROUGH MAY 26
Paper Wing Theatre presents "Prometheus Bound." Continues at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through May 26 at the intimate Gallerie Theatre, 320 Hoffman Ave., Monterey. Aeschylus' tale adapted and directed by local theatre and literature student Jourdain Barton. Seating is limited. $20 general admission, $15 seniors, students, and military, available at the door or www.PaperWingTheatre.com. 905-5684.
· THROUGH MAY 27
"My Mother's Keeper," a new, original play by local playwright Jane Press. Continues at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees through May 27; special matinee added at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26. At the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Fourth Avenue and Guadalupe Street, Carmel. $18 general admission; available at 920-4257, 624-7491 or www.ticketguys.com.
· THROUGH May 27
Pacific Repertory Theatre opens the 2012 season with "Fiddler on the Roof" Continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 27. at the Golden Bough Playhouse, Monte Verde Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues, Carmel. General admission $30-$38 (with discounts for seniors, children, students, teachers, military) at the Golden Bough Box Office, Carmel (Tues-Sat, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.), 622-0100 or www.pacrep.org; 2012 Season FlexPasses available.
· THROUGH JUNE 3
Magic Circle Theatre presents Ken Ludwig's "The Fox on the Fairway." Continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 3 at Magic Circle Theatre, 8 El Caminito, Carmel Valley Village. Central Coast premiere of a brand new farce by Ken Ludwig (author of "Lend me a Tenor"), directed by Jack Stauffer, a charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with golf. The cast includes Virginia Bell, Renee Michele Brunet, Brandon Burns, Bob Colter, Lori Beth Merrill, Lewis Rhames. $22 Fridays and Saturdays. Senior and student discounts available Sundays only, $20. Reservations and information: 659-7500. www.magiccircletheatre.net.
· JUNE 1-23
Paper Wing Theatre presents "Old Ringers" by Joseph Simonelli. Opens at 8 p.m. Friday, June 1; continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through June 23 at the Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman Ave., Monterey. After a series of economic hardships, four senior women face the fear of their financial future. A mistaken "obscene" phone gives them a new idea to make money; a naughty phone sex line. $20 general, $17 senior, student, military, available at the box office, online at www.PaperWingTheatre.com or at 905-5684.
The Western Stage seeks volunteers in its technical and front-of-house departments. Call 755-6988 or 755-6981, or see wwww.westernstage.com.
Pacific Repertory Theatre's SoDA (School of Dramatic Arts) theater classes and performance opportunities. Theater classes for children, teenagers and adults. Classes held at Indoor Forest Theatre. Starts Jan. 31. 656-9730 or
MPC Theatre Company is seeking volunteers. Needed: ushers, ticket-takers and concessionaires. In addition to performance-night volunteers, the company is seeking people to distribute fliers and promotional materials throughout the Peninsula. All volunteers receive complimentary tickets to MPC Theatre Company productions. 646-4213 or email@example.com.