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Others operate out of the parish halls of clapboard churches in Whitestone or Douglaston, or the basements of Flushing synagogues. Some companies move from place to place. All are worthy; the casts and crews work hard and for next to nothing.Here are the spring schedules of a few of them. If we missed out on your group, give us a call and we'd be glad to list your schedules, too.The Black Spectrum Theatre at 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard is continuing its comedy "Kingfish, Amos & Andy," based on the old TV sitcom, through March. Call 718-723-1800 for more information.The Readers' Theater Workshop is currently touring "Cleopatra and the Twilight of Kehmet" (the story of Cleo's last days) and it's getting ready to produce a piece on Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion. The company will begin touring in mid March through May and June. Call 718-391-0354 or visit the Web site at www.readers.org.The Thalia Spanish Theatre at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue is presenting Tango and Flamenco fusion through March 26 and will present Ballet Fiesta Mexicana, a program of music and dance from Mexico, from March 31 through April 30. It is also producing three musical concerts from May 14 to May 21, and an encore of "We Women Do It Better" from May 26 to June 25. Check the Web site at www.ThaliaTheatre.org or call 718-729-3880.The Andrean Players at 35-60 158th St. at the St. Andrew Avellino Church in Flushing will present "Gypsy" on April 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6 and 7. Call 718-762-4423 for more information.Beari Productions will present "West Side Story" on April 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6 and 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church on 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., in Middle Village. Call 718-736-1263 for information.The Douglaston Community Theater will present Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge" this spring at the Zion Church Parish Hall at 44th Avenue off Douglaston Parkway. Call 718-482-3332 for more information.Queens Theatre in the Park will present "Are We There Yet?" on March 31, April 1, 2, 5, 8 and 9 at its Main Stage, "Trial By Water" on March 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12 and "Breathe" on March 30, 31, April 1 and 2 in its little theater downstairs. Call 718-760-0064 for information.The Gingerbread Players at St. Luke's Church on 85 Greenway South in Forest Hills will present "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" on March 25, 26 and 31 and April 1 and 2. For information on show timings call 718-268-6021. For tickets call 718-268-7772. The group will also present "Romberg Friml and Friends: Operetta to the Great White Way," a revue containing Broadway and operetta excerpts on June 4 at 3 p.m.The FSF Community Theater at 41-60 Kissena Blvd. is presenting Blithe Spirit on May 20, 21, 27, 28. Call 718-428-8681 for more information.The St. Gregory's Theatre Group at 242nd Street and 88th Avenue in Bellerose is presenting "I'm Getting Murdered in the Morning" on March 16, 17, 18 and 19. Call 718-779-8907 for information.The Parkside Players are presenting Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor" on Feb. 18-19, 24, 25, 26 and March 3 and 4. Call 718-497-4922. They are located between 71st Road and 71st Drive on Union Turnpike - their official address is confusing. "Rumors" will be performed on May 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and June 2 and 3.The Outrageous Fortune Company at Queens Theater in the Park will present "Frozen" on March 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25 and "Spinning into Butter" on May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21. Call 718-428-2500 or www.outrageousfortunecompany.com for info.The Marathon Little Theater group at the Marathon Jewish Center, 245-37 60th Ave. in Douglaston, will be presenting "Guys and Dolls" on March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26. Call 718-229-4523 for information.Theater Time Productions at 15-43 149th St. at the First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone will present "Room Service" on March 24, 25, 26, 31 and April 1 and 2. Call 718-391-8697 for more information.The Senior Theatre Arts Repertory will perform its reviews at the Bell Park Center on Hillside and Bellmore on March 16, March 25 at the Bellerose Library, April 4 at the AARP at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Bayside and on April 19 at Elmhurst Hospital Center.Theater A La Carte of Douglaston will be presenting "The Golden Age of Radio," different half-hour segments based on old radio shows, for two weekends, April 28 to May 6. It is at 39-50 Douglaston Parkway, in the Community Church of Douglaston. Call 718-631-4092 for information.Like we said if you are an active theater group and would like to tell us about yourself and the plays you stage, give us a call at 718-229-0300 ext. 141, or e-mail us at qguide@gmail.com.

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