Out of work and other laughs
"Just for Laughs, A Day with Gates and Mills" -- a comedy written by and starring Tim Conway -- opens a six-performance run at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., on Thursday. Conway and Tom Poston co-star as partners in an out-of-work comedy team. Despite their joblessness, they continue to go to the office and create new sketches in hopes of a second big break. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $22.50-$37.50. For more information call (410) 889-3911.
@ The Musical Theatre Machine will present its first non-musical, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," at the Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., beginning Friday. Trisha Blackburn stars as the aging Southern belle, Blanche DuBois; Heather Osborne is her sister, Stella; and Ron Bopst is Stella's crude husband, Stanley, in this 1948 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Director is Todd Pearthree. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 27. Tickets are $12. For further information call (410) 825-2554.
J. Wynn Rousuck Next Sunday, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, under the direction of Tom Hall, opens its 29th season with Schubert's "G Major Mass" and Handel's "Dixit Dominus." The program, which will feature soloists Julianne Baird (soprano), Patricia Green (mezzo soprano), Glenn Heisey (tenor) and Stephen Scheinberg baritone), will get under way at 3 p.m. at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium. Tickets are $10-$21 and can be purchased by calling the BCAS box office at (410) 523-7070.