New this Friday, High Point Ballet— not Greensboro Ballet, as I incorrectly indicated last week—presents a praising shout-out to our troops. SALUTE:
A Tribute to Our Armed Forces includes three acts containing popular songs and dance styles of the 1940s and is sure to be both enjoyable and educational.
Performancess are at High Point Theater. I apologize for not originally giving credit to High Point Ballet, who spent three months learning the choreography for the tribute.
Twin City Stage continues to present its farce, The Fox on the Fairway, which runs this week through Sunday. The tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s is set at an annual golf tournament and highlights the rival between two country clubs.
Friday through Sunday, Sesame Street Live returns to the Greensboro Coliseum. The musical “Can’t Stop Singing” features a fun-filled learning experience with an interactive live performance, including up-close and personal interactions on the audience floor.
When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air—and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage. Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along.
Shakespeare is coming to town on Sunday as Triad Stage closes its 13 th season with artistic director Preston Lane’s All’s Well that Ends Well. The re-invented classic features magic, romance, comedy, war and betrayal as it highlights Europe in the 1920s. Play runs Sunday through June 29.
In other news, the 2014 Brant Taylor Barrier Free Success Award was presented to the Community Theatre of Greensboro and its director, Mitchel Sommers, in recognition of their contributions to the employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.
CTG continues to ask for donations for its special needs summer program. Money donated goes to cover stipends for the music, drama and “inclusion specialist” teachers as well as music and rehearsal materials for the participants. Wells Fargo will match contributions. Find more at www.power2give.org. !