by Lenise Willis

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, We Are One presents Survival Stories, a new play about African American women surviving breast cancer, at Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center select days this week through next, Wednesday through Oct. 26.

Friday, Moscow Ballet hosts open auditions at 6 p.m. for student dancers 7 to 16 years of age at Artistic Motion, 312 N. Eugene St. Moscow Ballet’s Dance with Us Audition Director Svetlana Todinova will be present to select 60 dancers to perform as party children, mice, snowflakes, angels and many more roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker. Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium will host two performances (at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.) of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker on Friday, Dec. 20.

Hanesbrands Theatre is proud to present Emerging Pictures’ Ballet in Cinema High Definition ballet screenings in downtown Winston-Salem Sunday, featuring Moscow’s yhe Bolshoi Ballet’s Spartacus.

Coming up, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival hopes to gain more support for their revival. The theater company will present two riveting performances of Michael Huie’s one-man show, Jack, on Friday, Oct. 25.

Presented in the spirit of Halloween, Jack, is a spine-tingling telling of the story of the serial killer known as Jack the Ripper, who haunted and tormented the East End of London through the fall of 1888.

Theatre Alliance will be performing a one-time staged reading of Murder by Poe next Friday, Oct. 25, for its spine-tingling performance this month. The theatrical re-imagining includes some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous tales of terror — “The Black Cat,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Fall of the House of Usher” and many others. The event is free with donations accepted.

Actually, the last week of October is teeming with theatrical events, including The Greensboro Children’s Theatre presentation of Cinderella, the World’s Favorite Fairy Tale Oct. 25-27 at the Weaver Academy Theatre.

Also coming soon is Piedmont Opera’s performance of The Flying Dutchman Oct. 25, 27, 29.

And in a continued spirit of spookiness, Hanesbrands Theatre will screen National Theatre Live’s production of Frankenstein Oct. 31 and Nov 1. Also, UNCG will present Recent Tragic Events in the UpStage Cabaret of Triad Stage on Oct. 31.