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by Lenise Willis

This week there’s a gamut of theatre from heart-warming to raunchy, and even to bloody.

Triad Stage’s Anna Christie, a Eugene O’Neill play about love at sea, continues this week through Sunday. When a long-lost daughter finds her father, the two set sail in search of her unknown family. On the way they rescue a sailor and the daughter falls in love, only to worry about her threatening past.

Kernersville Little Theatre continues Cheaper by the Dozen, a family-friendly play about one very large family. Performances are at the James Fitzpatrick Auditorium Friday through Sunday.

Theatre Alliance presents Bare, A Pop Opera Wednesday through Sunday. The musical follows a group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school as they face issues of sexuality and personal identity. Due to brief nudity, sexual content and adult language, the show is not recommended for children.

Thursday and Friday, the Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem presents Romeo and Juliet at the Arts Council Theatre. The play will be performed in traditional Shakespearean language and is recommended for younger audiences in grades 4-12.

In other news, Broadway’s Best Theatre Company is now offering musical theatre classes for middle and high school students beginning this coming Monday, March 3. Classes include Acting for Musical Theatre, Chorus for Musical Theatre and Dance for Musical Theatre. Middle School Students can register for Acting on Monday’s at 4:30 p.m., Chorus on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Dance on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. High School Students can register for Acting on Monday’s at 5:30 p.m., Chorus on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Dance on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

For more information and to request registration forms, email BroadwaysBest@triad.rr.com or call 575-4446.

Broadway’s Best Theatre Company is located near the intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road, Exit 174, in Davie County.

Coming up next week, The Greensboro Children’s Theatre will present the classic tale Pinocchio, March 7-9 at the Dudley High School Auditorium. The performance is done in the style of Commedia Dell’ Arte and includes slapstick comedy. The young actors were fortunate enough to receive training from a professional mime. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. !

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