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by Lenise Willis

It’s officially spring, and though that may come with the desire to fill your days with sun-baked yard work, there are still a few cool days ahead that might warrant hibernating with one of this week’s plays.

Continuing through Sunday, Community Theatre of Greensboro and RBC Wealth Management present Cabaret, a Tony Award-winning show, at CTG on Elm Street. Set in 1930s Berlin, the musical features such famous songs as “Willkommen” and “Cabaret.”

Also continuing, now through Saturday, is a special production at Triad Stage, Reverse Psychology, in which two psychiatrists, married to each other, and two patients, also married to each other, go on a romantic vacation — with truth serum.

No Rules Theatre Company’s comic farce Black Comedy is also continuing this week through April 7. Performing in the Hanesbrands Theatre, the play showcases a desperate sculptor who, hoping to impress his fiancé’s father and a potential patron, “borrows” a few antiques from his absent neighbor. After a fuse blows in his apartment, plunging them all into darkness just as the neighbor arrives home, there is a hilarious race against time to set things right before the lights come back on.

Coming up next week is a full week of theater.

GTCC’s Jamestown campus will perform its first musical, 9 to 5: The Musical, a hilarious tale of female friendship and revenge, in the on-campus Fine Arts Theatre April 4-6, 11-13.

Later that week, Touring Theatre of North Carolina will visit Triad Stage’s UpStage Cabaret for productions of Todd Johnson’s The Sweet By and By, a novel that captures the voice of Southern women, while portraying the challenges of the elderly. The literary performance runs April 5-7, 12-14.

Also running April 5-7 is a special benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues, in which proceeds will benefit the V-Day movement and the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation, both of which are organizations for the prevention of domestic violence. Performances are at Glenwood Coffee and Books.

As an advanced notice, Cirque du Soleil will be performing the critically acclaimed production Quidam at the Greensboro Coliseum April 17-21 for seven performances only. Tickets sell out fast, so advance purchase is strongly recommended.

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