by Lenise Willis
Thursday through Saturday, Pina marks the second film presented by Hanesbrands Theatre and Emerging Pictures, who partnered to screen a trio of highly acclaimed dance films at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The German documentary follows the contemporary Dance Choreographer Pina Bausch.
Saturday and Sunday, Theatre Alliance presents a staged concert of Taking My Turn, a joyous musical, which will benefit the Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem. One of the first musicals to deal with aging, the play intertwines beautiful music with spoken pieces created from interviews with people “in their prime.”
Providing one last laugh before the kids are off to school, Community Theatre of Greensboro and Summer theatre Camps present Seussical Jr. Saturday and Sunday at the Broach Theatre. The wacky play highlights the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss, which of course includes Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, Lazy Mayzie and the power of friendship.
In other news, Broadway’s Best Theatre Company of NC in Winston- Salem announced plans to open a 250-seat theater in the former ACE Hardware facility located at the intersection of Farmington Road and I-40.
Performances are scheduled to begin next summer.
Also, next Friday the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival will offer audiences the chance to meet the cast of Romeo and Juliet while enjoying a traditional Renaissance dinner. The Romeo and Juliet Progressive Actor Dinner will take place at the String & Splinter Club in High Point. At each course a different cast member or artist will join patrons at their tables.
The cost of the dinner is $60 and includes a menu of poached pear salad with pomegranate, spiced walnut and goat cheese; grilled salmon with orange and maple sauce; boiled beef with mushroom and smoked bacon; whipped potatoes with fennel; and fruit tarte. One beer or glass of wine is included. Reservations needed by next Wednesday, Aug. 22. For more information call 841-2273.
The Barn Dinner Theatre will be holding auditions for five female characters, from mid-forties to midseventies, Aug. 25 for the comedy The Dixie Swim Club. For more information contact director David Wright at 336.222.5001.