by Lenise Willis

New on Thursday, Salem Academy Theatre of Salem College presents Twelve Angry Women at the Elberson Fine Arts Center. The show depicts 12 jurors who must determine the fate of a 19-year-old boy on trial for stabbing his father. Performances run through Saturday.

Touring Theatre of North Carolina continues its world premiere of Deployed Friday and Saturday at Mack and Mack Showroom in downtown Greensboro. See feature to left for more detail.

The High Point University Theatre Department hosts Into the Woods, a musical retelling of the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Stephen Sondheim and written by James Lapine Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 17 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

Also this week The Wizard of Oz is back at the Carolina Theatre as performed by Community Theatre of Greensboro. Celebrating its 19 th annual return, the show runs Saturday through Nov. 24.

Friday and Saturday, and continuing Nov. 21 through Nov. 24, Theatre Alliance presents Messiah on the Frigidaire, a Southern comedy about a small South Carolina town thrust into the evangelical spotlight. The Saturday performance will be immediately followed by a talkback with playwright John Culbertson.

On Saturday only, the Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem hosts City Mouse, Country Mouse, as performed by the Birmingham Children’s Theatre, at 610 Coliseum Drive. The show, featuring two mouse friends who learn about each other’s lifestyle, is recommended for a pre-K through 3 rd grade audience.

All three of the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras — Premiere Strings, Youth Philharmonic and Youth Symphony — perform at the Stevens Center of UNC School of the Arts on Nov. 18.

Audiences are encouraged to donate new unwrapped toys for children up to age 12 at the concert. The toys will be distributed through The Salvation Army’s Christmas Program.

NCShakes and High Point Theatre present Off the Leash’s Shakespeare On Trial, a comedy celebrating and questioning Shakespeare in the modern world. Performance is at High Point Theatre on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

In other news, GTCC’s High Point Campus is hosting a groundbreaking of its new Black Box Theatre on Friday.