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The summer’s over and the long Labor-Day weekend has come to a close, which means it’s time for everyone to get back to work! Of course theaters have still been working all summer long getting the next season together for your enjoyment—and now its time to reap the benefits.

This week, Triad Stage continues with its hilarious comedy, The 39 Steps, which features four skilled actors performing as more than 150 characters. When a man gets mixed up with a beautiful secret agent, she ends up dead and he winds up on the run from a foreign power called The 39 Steps. The play runs through Sept. 28.

Wednesday, Carolina Theatre is hosting the last of its Skin Wars viewing parties in The Crown. Five-time World Body-painting Champions Madelyn Greco and Scott Fray of Reidsville will be there as co-hosts as they show the screening of the show Skin Wars, which tests 10 contestants’ creativity, talent and techniques. Admission is free, presented by ArtsGreensboro, 17Days and Living Art America. Festivities start at 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Kernersville Little Theater presents the first show of its new season, My Way, A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. The play at Korner’s Folly looks at the ups and downs of Sinatra’s life through some of his biggest musical hits. Musical runs on select days through Sept. 21.

Sunday, Twin City Stage is hosting an open house, complete with behind-the-scenes tours and a scene shop and costume sale. Items for sale include furniture, old set pieces and a few power tools. Also on display will be some of the designs for the theater’s upcoming show, Into the Woods.

Beginning Sept. 12, Open Space Café Theatre will present Neil Simon’s Come Blow Your Horn, a comedy, at Carolina Theatre’s The Crown.

Later in the month, Theater Alliance in Winston-Salem presents the musical, La Cage aux Folles, which follows the hilarious trials of a happy gay couple committed to one another for 20 years. When the son of one of the men announces his marriage to a bigoted, right wing politician, the couple is tested, especially when having to parade around as “normal” to meet the bride to be. !

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