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by Lenise Willis

Happy Halloween, theater enthusiasts!

This spooky Wednesday is appropriately the first performance of Greensboro College Theatre’s new production Chemical Imbalance, a dark comical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Playing through Sunday in the Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, the production tells the tale of the split and opposing personalities of Dr. Henry Jekyll, a respectable gentleman, and the fiend Mr. Edward Hyde.

Friday is the opening-night production of Twin City Stage’s Fiddler on the Roof, with a reception beginning at 7 p.m. The musical runs through Sunday, and then Nov. 8-11; 15-18 at the Arts Council Theatre in Winston-Salem.

The 22nd season of the NC Dance Festival will open at UNCG Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., with a different show each night, in the Aycock Auditorium on Tate Street.

Both production nights will include a variety of dance acts from local and touring artists, including dancers from Winston-Salem Festival Ballet on Friday and John Gamble, of John Gamble Dance Theatre in Greensboro, on Saturday.

Also, on Saturday only, High Point Theatre is featuring a wild night for its audience. Drawn from the classic and well-loved TV series “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom,” High Point Theater’s stage show is featuring upclose encounters with beautiful beasts, as well as select filmed scenes from the series with narration by Peter Gros.

Fun for the whole family, the special live event will give the audience a chance to see some wild animals up close, as well as get some hands-on experience.

Also continuing its runs through Sunday is North Carolina Shakespeare Festival’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo at the Hanesbrands Theatre. The warmhearted comedy is set in Atlanta in the 1930s, where the members of the extended Freitag family prepare for the social event of the season.

Triad Stage’s Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself) continues on select days now through Nov. 11.

Tickets are on sale now for Fiddler on the Roof, which will be at Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium for one performance only on Dec. 5.

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