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by Lenise Willis

Summer is fast approaching, but it’s not the end of the theater season yet. There are still a few productions wrapping up its runs this week, and new ones scheduled for the weeks to come.

Wednesday through Sunday, Theatre Alliance continues one of its traditions, Tuna Does Vegas, in which only two actors portray a hilarious bunch of eccentric small-town Texan characters as they take a romp through sin city. Hilarity is bound to ensue as Gray Smith and Tim Swift, back by demand, portray men, women, Vegas showgirls and even Elvis impersonators.

Premiering Friday through Sunday is Twin City Stage’s Dearly Beloved, a Southern comedy about a crazy wedding that doesn’t go exactly as planned. With a potluck dinner and catering by Sanford’s House of Meat, the wedding is more than just shy of the bride’s request for “lavish.” And the preacher, who also happens to be a UPS driver, doesn’t seem quite prepared. Performances will continue next week, May 23-26, and are in the Arts Council Theatre in Winston- Salem.

Saturday, Greensboro Youth Chorus will celebrate its 25 th anniversary with a concert at Christ United Methodist Church on Holden Road. Admission is free and donations are welcome.

If you’d rather join in on some fun, check out Theatre Alliance’s 50s Skate Night Sunday, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Skate Haven in Winston- Salem. For only $5 a person, admission includes a skate rental, as well as participation in games, giveaways, and children’s arts and crafts. There will also be temporary tattoos for all, as well as a guest appearance by the Marvelous Wonderettes. Participants are encouraged to don ’50s attire.

Next Friday, May 24, Theatre Alliance will have a one-time only staged reading of Ladies at the Alamo, a play set in the lavish reception room of the new multi-million-dollar Alamo Theatre. The theater has grown from a small operation in a converted church to a widely recognized glory of Texas culture, and now a woman with a lust for power is challenging the director. Admission is free. Performance is at 8 p.m.

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