NC Shakespeare Festival is hosting a “Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Slam” today at Turntable in Jamestown. A teen ensemble will be performing several Shakespearean scenes. Admission is free. Get more information at http://

Then on Friday, NCShakes performs its Shakespeare To Go version of Hamlet at the theater’s Spirit Center in High Point. Admission is “pay what you can,” with a suggestion of $10.

On Thursday, UNC School of the Arts in Winston Salem presents a recital by its School of Dance and the School of Design & Production. The spring dance concert will feature choreography from emerging artists, as well as excerpts from the classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty. Performances run Thursday through Sunday at the Stevens Center.

Barn Dinner Theatre is now showing its final week of performances of 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. Performances run through Sunday.

In other news, Kernersville Little Theatre is still accepting donated items for its yard sale on Saturday. For more information, call 993-6556 or email

Also on Saturday, Best of Broadway Theater celebrates its first anniversary. The theater, located near the intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road in Davie County, took up residence last year in a barely renovated former hardware store to perform their first public production, Bare Bones Broadway. The emptiness and bare walls of the vacant building inspired the name. The nonprofit startup had paid a former Wake Forest University theatre student to construct a 12-by- 16-foot stage in the new space.

The Board voted to continue performances to advance the Mission of the struggling professional theatre to renovate the space as a Summer Stock Theatre and to create jobs for actors, singers, dancers, musicians, designers and technicians.

Since last April they have acquired their own chairs, their own lighting system and the theater has produced its first Bare Bones Season, including the Broadway Musical I Do! I Do! and three musical revues between August and December of 2013. !