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DAMN YANKEES -- Baseball is the devil's sport! Opens Thursday. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Through May 5. $5; 43 seniors. North College Hill Jr.-Sr. High School: NCH Performingh High School, NEED ADDRESS, North College Hill. NEED PHONE NUMBER.

DIAMOND BESSIE'S REVENGE -- Watch out, cause she can be one mean mutha! Opens Saturday. 8 p.m. Saturday. Through June 16. $32.95. Murder Mystery Players: Dave & Buster's, 11775 Commons Drive, Springdale. 513-671-5501.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF -- Well, how on earth did he get up there? 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through May 6. $56-$35. Broadway Series: Aronoff Center for the Arts, Procter & Gamble Hall, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. 513-241-SHOW.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM -- You want "Comedy Tonight"? Well, now you got it. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through May 6. $14; $12 students and seniors. Showboat Majestic, Public Landing, Downtown. 513-241-6550.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM -- How funny is it? So funny that there's two productions of the classic musical. Opens Friday. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Through May 19. $8; $7 students and seniors. Sunset Players: Dunham Recreation Complex, 4320 Guerly Road, Westwood. 513-588-4988.

THE HEIRESS -- True love never comes without a price. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 4 and 8 p.m. May 5. Through May 5. $9. The Village Players: 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. 859-441-3170.

HELLO, DOLLY! -- It's good to have you back where you belong. Lunch: 11:15 a.m. Show: 12:45 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and Sunday; Dinner: 6:15 p.m. Show: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Through May 13. $47-$35. LaComedia, 765 W. Central, Springboro. 800-677-9505.

HENRY IV: THE HEART OF A MAN -- There be some pranks in the air as Falstaff has his way, so to speak, with Prince Hal. Opens Thursday. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through may 27. $18; $13 students and seniors. Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, 719 Race St., Downtown. 513-381-BARD.

HIGHER GROUND -- Um, talk about your timing. The music of the '60s is used to explore the Civil Rights era. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 6. $25. A La Carte At The Loft: The Loft Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio. 937-228-3630.

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS -- Get ready to be seduced by comedy. Opens Tuesday.. Dinner: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. $27. The Repertory Theater of America: Fairfield Banquet and Convention Center, Tori's Station, 74 Donald Drive, Fairfield. 513-829-8400.

THE LITTLE RED HEN -- Straight from Old McDonald's farm. 11 a.m. Saturday. Free. Theatre IV: Hyde Park Square, Hyde Park. 513-871-3200.

MAN OF LA MANCHA -- The impossible Dream might just be possible after all. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Through May 5. $8. Theatre Xavier: St. Xavier High School, 600 North Bend Road, Finneytown. 513-761-7815.

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP -- Two actors take on all the roles in this spoof of Victorian morality and Hollywood horror. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through May 20. $41-$33. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre, 962 Mount Adams Drive, Mount Adams. 513-421-3888.

OF MICE AND MEN -- Now, you best be nice to bunnies and young ladies. Opens Friday. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 12. $10; $8 students and seniors. Beechmont Players: UC Clermont, Krueger Auditorium, Batavia. 513-682-9090.

PRIDE'S CROSSING -- No need to look both ways before crossing the street, but it might be advisable to watch out for croquet mallet. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through May 5. $8; $4 students on opening night and the matinee. Westwood Town Hall, Epworth, Harrison and Montana avenues, Westwood. 513-598-8303.

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND -- It's not a bowzer. Opens Thursday. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through May 13. $18; $15 students and seniors. Actor's Repertory Theatre: 2 North Main St., Second Floor, Middletown. 513-727-9361.

REDWOOD CURTAIN -- There aren't any delightful parting gifts behind the curtain, only the story of a Vietnamese-American girl in search of her natural father. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Through May 12. $10. The Know Theatre Tribe: Gabriel's Corner, 1425 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine. 513-871-1429.

A SENSE OF PLACE -- And what a place it is as five twentysomethings spend the summer in a beach house in the Hamptons. Well, oo-la-la! 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 2 p.m. May 12. Through May 20. $25; $20 students and seniors. Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. 513-421-3555.

TALLEY'S FOLLY -- And what a folly it is as love blooms on Independence Day 1944. Opens Thursday. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Through June 1. $41-$29. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Robert S. Marx Theatre, 962 Mount Adams Drive, Mount Adams. 513-421-3888.

WEIRD ROMANCE -- There's no other way to describe romance though, is there? Opens Thursday. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. Through May 19. $12. Footlighters, Inc.: Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Newport. 513-891-1965.

THE WIZARD OF OZ -- There's no place like home. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through May 5. $16-$13. Cincinnati Music Theatre: Aronoff Center for the Arts, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. 513-241-7469.

Classical Music

AMERNET STRING QUARTET -- Plays music by Haydn, Shostakovich and Greig. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Northern Kentucky University, Greaves Concert Hall, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights. 859-572-6399.

CINCINNATI COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA -- Swims around with pianist Sandra Rivers. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. Church of the Saviour United Methodist, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery. 513-791-7815.

CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Messes around with pieces by Messiaen and Mozart. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $49-$12. Music Hall, 1243 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. 513-241-SHOW.

COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC -- The Starling Chamber Orchestra goes loopy for violinist Liu Yang. 7 p.m. Sunday. $10; $5 non-UC students; Free UC students. Robert J. Werner Recital Hall. ... Count along with the Classical Guitar Ensemble as they perform solos, duos, trios and quartets by Bach, Bellinati, Milhaud, Rodrigo, Cortees and York. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Patricia Corbett Theater. ... University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Clifton. 513-556-4183 or

MAYOR'S 801 PLUM CONCERT -- The ensemble Proteus 5 counts things down. 7 p.m. Friday. $15; $10 students. Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St., Downtown. 513-381-6868.

MUSIC AT CAVALRY -- Organist Gerre Hancock lends a hand. 5 p.m Sunday. Free. Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Ave., Clifton. 513-861-4437.

PEANUT BUTTER & JAM SESSIONS -- Things get even tastier as Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre helps deliver Storytime II. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. $3. Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church, 6312 Kennedy Ave., Kennedy Heights. 513-381-6868.

SUZUKI STRING PROGRAM & YOUTH ORCHESTRAS -- Woo hoo! It's time for the annual spring concert. 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Wyoming High School, Pendery Center for the Arts, Pendery Avenue, Wyoming. 513-948-1900.

XAVIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ GUITAR SERIES -- There's no going it alone with the Russell Malone Quartet. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $25. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park. 513-745-3161.

Vocal Arts

EVENSONG SERIES -- The Choir of Trinity blesses audiences with Philip Koplow's "God Be Gracious Unto Us." 7 p.m. Sunday. Free. Trinity Episcopal Church, 16 E. Fourth St. Covington. 859-431-1786.

SYCAMORE SINGERS -- Shine up some "Di'z'ney Dazzle" 7:30 p.m. Friday. $6; $5 seniors; $3 children. Montgomery Assembly of God Church, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery. NEED PHONE NUMBER.

LA TRAVIATA -- If you know opera, you know La Traviata. 8 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through May 6. $52-$30. Dayton Opera: Memorial Hall, First and Main streets, Dayton, Ohio. 937-228-SING.


GO BANANAS -- Laugh 'til you bust a spleen. 8:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 8:15 p.m. Sunday. Prices vary. 8410 Market Place, Montgomery. 513-984-9288.

GREENWICH COMEDY SHOWCASE -- Jay Murray and Bree host the weekly shenanigans. 8:30 p.m. Thursday. 2442 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills. 513-221-1151.

JOKERS COMEDY CAFE -- Where the party never stops. 8900 Kingsridge Drive, Dayton, Ohio. 937-433-5233.

KITTY'S COMEDY CLUB -- Catches the comedy mouse, whatever that means. 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $10. Quality Inn, 10900 New Haven Road, Harrison. 513-894-4003.

NOTHING SACRED PLAYERS -- Drink up this cup o' comedy. 8 p.m. Wednesday. Free, but donations accepted. Baba Budan's Coffeehouse, 243 Calhoun St., Clifton. 513-221-1911.

WIT'SENDSDAY -- Whose line is it anyway? Why, Wit's End and Tower Players share the duties. 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. $3. York Street Café, 738 York St., Newport. 513-922-7131.

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