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This week’s theater roundup is upbeat and tuneful.

Triad Stage’s Brother Wolf continues at the Hanesbrands Theater in Winston-Salem now through May 25. The Appalachian adventure features live music by Laurelyn Dossett and Riley Baugus. See feature to left to find out more about the folk musicians.

Continuing Thursday through Saturday is Broadway’s Best Theatre Company’s Before Oklahoma, a musical performance with songs from more than 50 Broadway shows and music from before 1943.

Special for this weekend, Soul Crooners is returning to Winston-Salem with their soulful musical performance Friday through Sunday at The Arts Council Theatre. Soul Crooners is a rousing rendition of unforgettable melodies, heavenly harmonies and great vocals from the 60s and 70s.

On Sunday only, UNC School of the Art’s Community Music School, which offers private music lessons for all ages in downtown Winston-Salem, presents performances by students chosen by way of audition. The 3 p.m. concert at Stevens Center features singing, piano and other instrumental performances. Admission is free!

In other news, there’s still plenty of time to purchase one of NC Shakespeare Festival’s 30 Days of June raffle tickets. The ongoing raffle ends on May 31; proceeds go to benefit the struggling theater. Items to be won include a youth bicycle, High Point Theater tickets, swing dance lessons, paintings and more. Raffle tickets are $20. Visit ncshakes.org to find out more.

Coming soon, Theatre Alliance in Winston-Salem presents Next to Normal, a thought-provoking piece that questions the definition of “normal.” The dramatic, yet comical musical follows the story of a suburban mother with bi-polar disorder. Performances run May 23-June 1.

On May 30, Twin City Stage presents The Fox on the Fairway, a farce set on the green, for its last production of the season.

Also coming up is SALUTE: A Tribute to Our Armed Forces at Hanesbrands Theatre May 31. The performance features three acts encompassing the great songs and dance styles of the 1940s, a heart felt tribute to the price of freedom, and an anthem style salute to our Armed Forces. !

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