This week there are several opportunities to laugh, smile and be mystified, provided by the array of theatrical productions in the Triad. Pick one as a pick-meup, or take Mom out for a special Mother’s Day. It’s this Sunday, by the way.

Starting this week, Triad Stage presents its final production of its first Winston- Salem season. Brother Wolf at the Hanesbrands Theater in Winston-Salem runs now through May 25, and features an Appalachian adventure with original music by Laurelyn Dossett. See feature to left.

Anyone interested in seeing the developing bilingual musical, The Little Matador, Friday through Sunday, by Paper Lantern Theatre Company, should reserve seats by emailing The children’s production is an English play with Spanish lyrics and follows a young bullfighter who wishes to be a painter. Workshop performances are at the Black Box Theatre.

New this Saturday, magician Jeff Copeland presents his multiple award-winning magic show at The Underground Theater inside Community Arts Cafe. The 70-minute show will feature an assortment of illusions, some of which the audience will get to see up close and even be invited to participate in.

Also on Saturday, the bluegrass guitarist Bryan Sutton will make an appearance at High Point Theatre.

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 gala complete with sweets and treats for Mom.

Coming soon, Soul Crooners will return to Winston-Salem with their soulful musical performance May 16-18 at The Arts Council Theatre. Soul Crooners is a rousing rendition of unforgettable melodies, heavenly harmonies and great vocals from the 60s and 70s. !