by Lenise Willis

This week, Halloween fans are probably paying homage to the holiday by watching scary movies and visiting haunted attractions. But if horror films and haunted houses aren’t immersive enough for you to enjoy this spooky season, there are a few special Halloween productions in the area that can wrap you up in a good story.

And don’t worry, there’s still a show out there to help you escape the holiday if you’re more interested in heartfelt dramas.

This week through Sunday is Theatre Alliance’s production of the Halloween classic Carrie, the Musical, in which a tortured, but powerful teen gets her revenge on prom night. The show is suggested for mature audiences only because of language and violence.

Of course, there’s always the classic haunted house or trail to get you in the spirit, too. Already open are Woods of Terror on Church Street and Kersey Valley’s Spookywoods, both of which contain more than 100 actors scattered along a haunted path.

Wednesday through Friday, Open Space Cafe Theater performs The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Carolina Theatre’s The Crown. Check out the feature to the left for more information on the mad transvestite scientist and his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.

Apart from the Halloween fare, running this week through Nov. 9 is Triad Stage’s heartfelt tale about a 12-yearold tomboy longing to belong in The Member of the Wedding.

Coming up next Friday, Twin City Stage is performing A Time to Kill, a tale about a small Mississippi town torn apart by an unspeakable crime.

In other news, Kernersville Little Theatre is collaborating with Kernersville Elementary School to bring the childhood classic Charlotte’s Web to all second and fourth graders Donations to the theater’s program will help support the cost of each child attending KLT’s upcoming production of the classic and, as an added bonus, each second grader will receive a Charlotte’s Web Activity Book and the fourth graders will receive their very own copy of Charlotte’s Web. Visit for more information. !