by Lenise Willis
The cool nights of fall aren’t the only things tagging along with October; there are also several chilling productions in the Triad’s theaters.
Ongoing through next Saturday, Oct. 20, Triad Stage audiences will be immersed in the ghostly tale of The Woman in Black, a play about an estate settler who encounters a vengeful spirit. Production is in the UpStage Cabaret.
And although Woods of Terror’s haunted trail doesn’t take place in a theater, it’s still putting on some hair-raising performances now through Nov. 3, as is Spookywoods in Jamestown’s Kersey Valley.
On a few lighter notes, Winston- Salem’s UNC School of the Arts is performing Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors Thursday through Sunday.
And Community Theatre of Greensboro is performing My Way, a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra at the Broach Theatre now through Sunday. The upbeat play includes many hits, such as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Fly Me to the Moon.”
Saturday, Piedmont Opera broadcasts Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, in HD at Hanesbrands Theatre.
The Greensboro Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for Short Tales for Children on Saturday, from 1-4 p.m., on the first floor of the Greensboro Cultural Center. The series of short plays will be directed by advanced theater students. There are a number of roles available for children in grades 4-9. No preparation is necessary. Actors will read from the scripts and may be asked to improvise a short scene.
Next week, while we’re creeping even closer to Halloween, Theatre Alliance will put on an October tradition, The Rocky Horror Show, a rock musical and famous cult classic. Show runs on select days Oct. 19-28 and contains partial nudity, sexual situations and adult language.
Also beginning next week is Triad Stage’s next venture, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself). Louis de Rougemont regales audiences with his tale of surviving on an exotic island in the Coral Sea. With only a dog for company, his imagination brings giant sea turtles, flying wombats and even an aborigine princess into his world.