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by Lenise Willis

by Lenise Willis

Thursday, Hanesbrands Theatre presents The Many Deaths of Edward Gorey and Other Moments of Eccentricity, an odd ballet presented by Terpsicorps, a nontraditional company. The production continues to run through Friday and Saturday. Also included in the program is a comic ballet, Couch Potatoes, by the same creator.

The City Arts Drama Center continues its big summer plans with Broadway in Greensboro (BIG) Summer Musical. This week, Friday through Sunday, it presents Children of Eden, the Musical Retelling of Genesis at Weaver Academy Theatre. The musical, containing scores by Stephen Schwartz, uses an ensemble of storytellers to demonstrate the beautiful story of parenthood through the lives of Adam, Eve and Noah.

Next up for City Arts is its Shakespeare in the Park event with a presentation of As You Like It at Barber Park, July 27-29. Produced in conjunction with Guilford County Schools and the NC Shakespeare Festival, the comedy is filled with disguises, misdirection and, of course, true love.

Although there’s a shortage of performances this week, next Friday’s schedule is packed.

Coming up next for Community Theatre of Greensboro is a production of The Music Man, Jr. presented together with Guilford County Schools. Performances are on select dates next Friday through July 29 at the Broach Theatre.

Also coming up next Friday is another children’s production, Disney’s The Litter Mermaid, Jr., performed by the Children’s Theatre of Winston- Salem Summer Playhouse at the Arts Council Theatre.

The Stained Glass Playhouse in Winston-Salem will present Annie Get Your Gun on weekends beginning next Friday and continuing through Aug. 5. The musical tells the story of Annie Oakley, the best shot around, who supports her brother and sister by hunting game. When she joins Col. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, she falls in love with the headline shooter, but ends up upstaging him and bruising his ego.

In other news this week, Susan Jaffe, one of the leading ballerinas of our time, was announced as the next Dean of the UNCSA School of Dance. Jaffe will begin her tenure Aug. 15 and will be moving to Winston-Salem sometime this summer.

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