by Lenise Willis

New this week, Theatre Alliance presents a comedic variety show that provides a reflection of what it is to be gay in the 1990s. The show, When Pigs Fly, contains songs, dances, sketches and running gags that are great for those who appreciate silly, but clever humor. Look for a review in next week’s YES! Weekly!

The NC Black Repertory Co. presents their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Arts Council Theatre in Winston-Salem.

An admission ticket to this event is free in exchange for three non-perishable food items. Early reservations with food donations are required. Donations will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank and may be delivered to the Black Rep office at 610 Coliseum Drive Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for more information.

Saturday, the Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem presents The Monster Who Ate My Peas at 11 a.m. All performances will be held at the Arts Council Theatre. The comedic music tells the story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas and instead makes a deal with a crafty monster that appears underneath his kitchen table.

In other news, aspiring playwrights and theater enthusiasts alike are gearing up for the upcoming 12 th Annual Greensboro Fringe Festival, which will take place in downtown Greensboro from Jan. 23 through Feb. 9. The festival will present more than 22 new works for the stage showcasing local talent. For tickets and a schedule of shows visit greensborofringefestival. org.

Also coming up next week, Community Theatre of Greensboro is holding auditions for Legally Blonde The Musical at CTG’s Studio on the fourth floor of Greensboro’s Cultural Arts Center. Audition dates are Jan. 27 and 28 and production dates are March 28-April 13.

The theater asks that participants bring a prepared song with sheet music or a non-vocals CD, comfortable clothes and proper footwear for movement.

Coming up Jan. 31-Feb. 4, UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem presents Les Contes d’Hoffman, or “The Tales of Hoffman,” a romantic opera about a poet searching for love who finds that it lies just beyond his reach. !