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by Keith Barber

A slight change in the program kicks off this week’s installment of Found Objects. Theatre Alliance of Winston-Salem announced that it has not yet received the performance rights to Evil Dead: The Musical, so instead the theater will put on a full Broadway production of Rent. Auditions will be held March 21 with performances slated for October. Theatre Alliance will hold auditions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for its full slate of plays for 2009. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the theater, located at 1047 Northwest Boulevard, will hold auditions for its 2009 lineup of musicals. Theatre Alliance’s 2009 lineup of plays includes Sheila’s Class Reunion, which performs May 15-24 and requires a huge cast, with parts for actors ranging from 30s to 60s from all ethnic groups; Sordid Lives, which performs June 19-28; Daughters of the Lone Star State, which performs Nov. 13-22; and Night, Mother, which performs Jan. 8-17, 2010. Theatre Alliance musicals for the 2009 season include The Great American Trailer Park Musical, which performs Aug. 14-23; and Spend the Night With… The Legends, which performs Sept. 17-20. Open casting call for Spend the Night including Elvis and Patsy Cline impersonators. The 2009 musical lineup also includes Rent, performing Oct. 23-Nov. 2 and Christmas My Way: A Sinatra Holiday Musical Bash, which performs Dec. 11-20. For further info, call Theatre Alliance at 336.723.7777 or e-mail thissideofoz@triad.rr.com. The Broach Theatre announces the return of the Ragamuffin Theatre Company and their production of Little Red Riding Hood March 16-21. Want to know how the Big Bad Wolf really got to be so big? How Little Red Riding Hood got her name? Check out this twist on the Brothers Grimm story. Tickets are $3. For reservations, call 336.378.9300. The Greensboro Ballet will present Firebird and Other Hot Works at the Sloan Theatre at Greensboro Day School on March 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. and March 22 at 3 p.m. Firebird will mark the final concert in Greensboro Ballet’s 2008-09 season. Wake Forest University hosts Creativity: Worlds in the Making: A National Symposium March 18-20. The symposium is designed to enhance the national discourse on creativity as a core literacy tool in today’s global environment. Community Theatre of Greensboro presents Chicago, The Musical March 20-29 at the Carolina Theatre. Tickets range from $15.50 to $28.50. Currently enjoying its second triumphant run on Broadway, be “razzle-dazzled” as CTG revives this Roaring Twenties’ musical. Filled with murder, intrigue, exploitation, fame and a brilliant score by the composers of Cabaret and New York, New York, CTG’s Chicago will serve musical-theatre “Broadway” style. For additional information about this event contact Bradley Smith at bsmith@ctgso.org. And finally, a production of Jesus Christ Superstar takes the stage Friday night at 8 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro. The first masterpiece from the legendary writing team of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber remains as relevant and as timeless as ever. With a score of amazing songs such as “I Don’t Know How To Love Him,” “Hosanna,” “Everything’s Alright,” “What’s the Buzz,” “Superstar,” “Heaven On Their Mind” and a stunning visual design, this is truly a Superstar for the ages. Ticket prices range from $39.50-$55.50. For further info, go to www. greensborocoliseum.com.

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