May 9: BRUNSWICK, general auditions for upcoming professional productions will be held at 6 p.m. at the Theater Project, 14 School St. 729-8584

May 9: PORTLAND, Allan Knee will present a reading on “Syncopation,” at 12:15 p.m. at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. 773-1043

May 9-13: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “Syncopation,” at Portland Performing Arts Center, 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $33/$19 774-0465

May 9, 10: RANGELEY, the Rangeley Lakes Regional School Music and Drama Department will perform “Grease, Junior,” at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Theatre. $5 864-3311

May 12, 13: AUBURN, St. Dominic Regional High School Drama Society will perform “Our Town,” at 7 p.m. at the school, 121 Gracelawn Road. $8/$5 782-6911

May 12-28: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “Gypsy,” at the theater, 420 Cottage Road. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $19/$16 799-7337

May 13, 20: SEBAGO, “Cinderella, Cinderella,” will be performed at 10:30 a.m. at Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114. $3 642-3743

May 13: STONINGTON, auditions for “Women and the Sea,” will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Stonington Opera House. 367-2788

May 14: STONINGTON, “Almost, Maine,” will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Stonington Opera House. $15 367-2788

May 16-June 20: AUBURN, the L/A Arts Elders Readers Theatre session will be held at 3 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, Spring Street. 782-7228

May 18, 19, 20: AUBURN, “Much Ado About Nothing,” will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Auburn Middle School. 784-9757

May 18: BIDDEFORD, “Taxing Maine,” will be performed at the Biddeford McArthur Public Library. 773-5051

May 19: PORTLAND, the University of New England will host “Love Letters,” a one-act play, at 8 p.m. at UNE Ludcke Auditorium, 716 Stevens Ave. $20 221-4375