It’s almost May, and you know what that means—Mother’s Day is coming! Mark your calendars and make plans in advance for a special evening complete with dressing up, going out to dinner and seeing a play. It’s sure to make Mom feel appreciated.

But first, continuing its upbeat, funloving performance this week through Sunday is Triad Stage with its country musical, Pump Boys and Dinettes. The show features a live band, complete with a tambourine, guitars, bass, piano and even pots and pans.

Up next for Triad Stage is its performance of Brother Wolf at the Hanesbrands Theater in Winston-Salem.

Running Tuesday, May 6 through May 25, the show is “an Appalachian adventure,” and features original music by Laurelyn Dossett.

The play takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where good and evil are in constant struggle. Learn more in next week’s Drama.

Also next week, magician Jeff Copeland will present his multiple award-winning magic show at The Underground Theater inside Community Arts Cafe on Saturday, May 10. Due to the strong demand and a sold out crowd with the last performance, there will be two show times: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The smaller theater space gives the audience the chance to see the illusions up close, and at times they’ll even be invited to touch the magical tricks. The show is approximately 70 minutes.

Broadway’s Best Theatre Company, located near the intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road in Davie County, is also providing a wonderful opportunity for Mother’s Day—Before Oklahoma. The musical performance will include songs from more than 50 Broadway shows and music gathered from revues, vaudeville and operettas from before 1943.

The idea for the show came from the popular sentiment that Oklahoma was the first musical, but Broadway’s Best wants to remind audiences of the wonderful numbers that were hits before the musical. The show runs May 8-11 and May 15-18, with a special May 11 Mother’s Day g ala complete with sweets and treats for Mom.

Anyone interested in seeing the developing bilingual musical, The Little Matador, May 9-11, by Paper Lantern Theatre Company, should reserve seats by emailing info@paperlanterntheatre. org. !