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The Triad is filled with magic this week, with dream-like children productions, love-infused Shakespeare and fun-loving musicals.

Special to Greensboro this weekend, several local artists will be doing some fast peddling, spinning their wheels of creativity to create a short film in 48 hours. All films will be screened in three separate groups next Tuesday through Thursday in the Crown at Carolina Theatre and audiences can vote on their favorite.

Preston Lane’s All’s Well that Ends Well, a re-invention of the Shakespearean classic, continues to run at Triad Stage this week through June 29. The comedy, filled with quips and schemes, highlights a clever female protagonist who gets to have the husband of her choice and just won’t take no for an answer.

Dreams run wild in UNC Greensboro’s Jack and the Jelly Beanstalk, which continues this week in the Brown Building Theater on campus. The play responds to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Daytime, family-friendly performances are select days this week through June 27. The one-hour play is suggested for audiences 4-8 years old.

New on Friday Kernersville Little Theatre presents Brigadoon, a story about two hikers who find a magical and mysterious lost village in the Scottish Highlands. Play runs select days through June 29. Look for a feature on the set and scenic designer next week.

Friday through Sunday, Broadway’s Best Theatre Company presents the last show of their Bare Bones season, Showstoppers, a musical revue of Broadway favorites. Performances continue June 26-29.

Also on Friday, Theatre Alliance presents Grease, just in time for summer…and summer lovin’. The widely loved musical spotlights the drama of high school love, peer pressure and the oh-so-cool Grease Lightning! Performances run through June 28.

Tuesday, the Metropolitan Opera in New York will be on the big screen at Hanesbrands Theater. The Live in HD performance of Romeo et Juliette features the stars Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna as the love sick characters inspired by Romeo and Juliet.

The interpretation of Shakespeare received a standing ovation in the opera house. !

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