by Lenise Willis

Heirloom Puppet Theatre’s Cherokee Folktales returns this week, Wednesday and Friday mornings and afternoons at the Frank Horton Museum Center. The family-friendly show contains three traditional tales from Cherokee folk history.

Continuing Thursday through Sunday in the Arts Council Theatre 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.

Greensboro Children’s Theatre presents Puss in Boots Friday through Sunday at the Odell Auditorium on the Greensboro College campus.

Also on Friday, 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.

The High Point Area Arts Council is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre next Friday, May 31. Til Death Do Us Part is an interactive, murder mystery event, during which a murder takes place in a comical way, and it’s up to the guests to solve the crime.

Entertainment is being provided by the Murder Mystery Co. in Charlotte. Show is from 6-9 p.m. in the dinner theatre of Centennial Station, 121 S. Centennial St., High Point.

Tickets are $40 each for the wedding-themed dinner and a show, plus a cash bar. Raffle items ($10 each) appropriate for a wedding will be available, such as jewelry, vacation, salon and spa packages. To make a reservation, call the High Point Area Arts Council at 336.889.2787 ext. 24 before this Friday.

And, wrapping up this week’s theater events, on Tuesday Hanesbrands Theatre presents a high-definition simulcast of the National Theatre of Britain’s This House, a funny, touching and suspenseful political epic.

Next Wednesday, Dreamgirls will be at the Greensboro Coliseum as part of its Triad Best of Broadway Series.