by Keith Barber

Highlighting the January arts calendar is the Greensboro Fringe Festival to be held Friday, Jan. 30. Headlining the Fringe Festival this year is Burlesk!, an enlightening, chronological performance piece outlining the history of burlesque and the important genres it encompasses. Musicians, burlesque artists, comedians, sideshow and variety artists will all contribute to the performance, which will be held at 10 p.m. at Artistika, located at 523 S. Elm Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $15. The performance will feature live performances by Tiger RoxXx and Selia d’Katzmeow Carmichael, the fabulous Foxy Moxy, Pajama Don, X-Ray Bevensex and more. RSVP Community Theatre announces auditions for Nuptials, to be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and Monday, Jan. 12, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Randolph Arts Guild, located at 123 Sunset Ave. in Asheboro. Nuptials will be directed by Michael Henry Carter and will premiere in Feb and March at the Historic Sunset Theatre. For further information, please contact the Randolph Arts Guild at 336.629.0399 or go to: Theater Alliance presents The Pillowman Jan. 16 – 17 at 8 pm at the theater, located at 1047 Northwest Blvd. in Winston-Salem. General admission seats are $10 with free admission to Flexpass holders. The Pillowman is a dark comedy about a writer in a totalitarian country who has been dragged in for questioning and probable torture by the police. Theater Alliance advises the play contains pervasive strong language, graphic subject matter and descriptions of violence, which some may find psychologically disturbing. For further information, call 336.723.7777. Three Broadway Divas, starring Tony Awardwinning leading ladies Debbie Gravitte, Jan Horvath and Anne Runolfsson, lights up the Reynolds Auditorium stage on Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Joined by the Winston-Salem Symphony, Three Divas delivers tunes from our favorite Broadway musicals, including Cats, A Chorus Line, Evita, Wicked, and Dreamgirls. Ticket prices range from $15-$55. For further information, call 336.464.0145. The UNC School of the Arts presents L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. at the Stevens Center, located at 405 W. 4 th St. in Winston-Salem. AJ Fletcher Opera Institute at UNCSA presents Donizetti’s comic opera in which a penniless, shy young man falls helplessly in love with a rich, beautiful woman and seeks the help of a “magic elixir” to help him win her heart. Ticket prices range from $10 to $20. For further information call 336.721.1945. And finally, Childrens Theatre of Winston- Salem and Theatreworks USA present Max & Ruby at the theatre venue located at 610 Coliseum Drive. Max &Ruby is a musical full of fun and sibling revelry based on the top-rated Nickelodeon television show. Performances will be held Friday, Jan.16 at 10a.m., noon and 7p.m. and on Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. Ticket prices range from $8 -$12. For further information, call 336.725.4531

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