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by Lenise Willis

Twin City Stage’s Fiddler on the Roof continues Thursday through Sunday and Nov. 15-18 at The Arts Council Theatre in Winston-Salem.

New on Thursday is Salem Academy Theatre’s production of Christmas Belles in Elberson Fine Arts Center on the Salem Academy and College campus.

The outrageous comedy centers around three sisters and their attempt to put on a Christmas play. Each sister has her own unique personality and unusual events happening in her life — one is arrested, one is pregnant and one is pulling her hair out as the Christmas pageant becomes a mess. Play continues through Sunday.

Also on Thursday, UNCG teaches the importance of giving with its production of Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells at the Taylor Theatre. Continuing through Nov. 18, the family-friendly play tells of a lovable first-grader with an attitude, who picks her “frenemy’s” name in a Secret Santa drawing.

The Livestock Players teen theater company presents Bat Boy, the Musical Thursday through Sunday and Nov. 15-18 in the Greensboro Cultural Center’s City Arts Studio Theatre. The dark comedy contains a mix of rock opera and rap music and features a half-bat child who is found in a cave in West Virginia and eventually finds acceptance.

Friday, Theatre Alliance presents two one-act comedies by James McLure to raise donations for the Samaritan Ministries Penny Campaign.

Beginning at 8 p.m., the stagedreading series will include Lone Star and Laundry and Bourbon. Suggested donation is $5.

Friday and Saturday, Salem College has a series of events featuring the June Porter Johnson Series for the Visual and Performing Arts, showcasing the work of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, in the Hanes Auditorium.

Community Theatre of Greensboro kicks off its 18th annual tradition Saturday with its first performance of The Wizard of Oz. The community production runs until Nov. 18 at the Carolina Theatre.

The Winston-Salem Symphony presents Peter and the Wolf &The Greatest Tales of All Time Sunday at Reynolds Auditorium.

Monday, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival presents the National Theatre of London Live in HD production of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens at the Hanesbrands Theatre.

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