Found Objects

by Amy Kingsley

We’re leading with Winston-Salem this week. Why? Just because we feel like giving the Camel City a little love.

At NC School of the Arts, students and faculty will open a production of The Game of Love, a musical with words and lyrics by Tom Jones (not the “What’s New Pussycat?” guy) on Thursday. Also on Thursday, the dance department opens its winter concert at the Agnes de Mille Theatre. So pick your poison, people. There’s plenty to choose from.

Across town, the Children’s Theater of Winston-Salem has something for the tots. Harry the Dirty Dog will be showing on Friday and Saturday. Show times are early – I mean like before noon – so call ahead or check the website.

Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane will be returning to High Point… in doll form. The Angela Peterson Doll & Miniature Museum acquired a 19-inch Coltrane doll for its African-American Portrait Doll Collection. Coltrane will join the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Sojourner Truth, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks and 15 other dolls.

Greensboro College presents Fiddler on the Roof starting on Wednesday. All performances will take place in the Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center. For more information call the fine arts hotline at 336.217.7220.

The Weatherspoon isn’t far from Greensboro College, and on Thursday the museum will host a screening of Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil. It’s part of their sustainability series and it’s totally free.

Old Salem Museums & Gardens received a $150,000 grant to boost its marketing endeavors from the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund. It’ll be pouring the money into direct mail campaigns during the next two years, with the goal of increasing attendance and financial support.

Gallery 115, the exhibition space off Market Street in Greensboro, has loaned a collection of photography to Wachovia Tower on Elm Street. The exhibition, which is called Photographic Memories, includes the work of five North Carolina photographers. It will remain in the tower until early March.

The Greensboro Coliseum sent me this press release: “Mamma Mia Highlights 2008-2009 Triad Best of Broadway Season.” If the thought of an ABBA sing-along makes you cringe, remember that the bill also includes classics like Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar and an early reprise of Rent in April.