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Now that the smoke from the fireworks has settled, check out the next great displays coming to the Triad.

New this week, Wednesday through July 20, No Rules Theatre Company performs Boeing Boeing, a comedy about a playboy who’s juggling three flight-attendant fiancées, at the Hanesbrands Theatre.

Thursday, UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Recital Hall on campus. The 1967 musical is based on the comic strip Peanuts and includes scenes with such favored characters as Lucy, the Little Red-Haired Girl and, of course, Snoopy.

Friday through July 27, Community Theatre of Greensboro presents Hairspray, Jr., a youth production of the musical that follows a spunky plus-size teen who dreams to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show in the 1960s.

Watch as this teen is transformed from a high school misfit to a star and learn what it means to love yourself despite what others think. Performances are at the community theater’s permanent home at 520 S. Elm St.

Friday through Sunday, Greensboro Children’s Theatre, 3 rd Stage Theatre Co. and Livestock Players will present a joint production of the musical Pippin at Weaver Academy. Shows will continue July 17-20.

As a heads up, CTG’s next community production will be Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. in August.

Tuesday, Triad Stage’s UpStage Cabaret is hosting WUNC 91.5’s The State of Things, a live program hosted by Frank Stasio, which presents the issues, personalities and places of North Carolina to listeners through sound, story, discussion, commentary and listener participation.

Next Wednesday, Open Space Café Theatre presents the popular Broadway musical RENT at The Crown Stage at Carolina Theatre. See the feature to the left to see how the more than 20 young actors are handling the production.

Theatre Alliance is still hosting their fundraiser, which will also determine their next season. Now through August 31, patrons can vote for shows online at wstheatrealliance.org by clicking on their selection and submitting a donation.

In other news, a new ballet company is coming to the Triad. Check out next week’s issue to find out who and where.

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