The new show in town for Greensboro this week is Triad Stage’s Pump Boys and Dinettes, which performs through May 4. The show takes place on Highway 57 and features the friendship between the “pump boys” at the gas station and the sassy waitresses at the dinette next door. The show is full of country songs, good Southern food and comedic, feel-good stories.
Thursday through Saturday, Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown continues performing its new musical, 3XL: The Musical, composed by one of its faculty members.
The comedy features two chefs who want to start their own cooking show but are told they’re too heavy for TV. Performances are in the Joseph S. Koury Hospitality Careers Center.
Opening Thursday is The Bakers Dozen theater’s performance of The Elephant Man at The Enrichment Center in Winston-Salem. The serious drama is based on the life of John Merrick, a horribly deformed man who lived at the London Hospital during the Victorian era. The play explores what it means to be “normal” in modern society. Performances continue through Sunday.
Continuing its performances until April 27, Barn Dinner Theatre is still showing Church Basement Ladies: A Second Helping, a humorous musical about what it’s like growing up as a Lutheran in the 1950s. As always, a ticket to the performance includes a pre-show buffet dinner.
In other news, Kernersville Little Theatre is still accepting donated items for its yard sale on Saturday, April 26. For more information, call 993-6556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kernersville Little Theatre is also gearing up for its next show, Brigadoon, a whimsical musical about true love, which will perform at the James Fitzpatrick Auditorium April 21-22.
And although it isn’t a “moving” theatrical production, Dr. Seuss’ collection of hats and cartoon illustrations is still a fun and dramatic display. Dr. Seuss’s never-before-seen hat collection alongside his little-known Secret Art, a series of estate-authorized works adapted and reproduced from Ted Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, and sculpture, will be at The Art Shop on West Market Street in Greensboro now through April 19. Prints will be available for purchase. !