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by Lenise Willis

A few performances are sprinkled throughout the Triad this week, but the majority of theaters are waiting until the end of March to open their doors for a new production. Maybe they’re taking a breath from their February productions “¦ or maybe they’re just waiting until the ice melts and March madness wears off.

Wednesday, UNC School of the Arts presents a chamber music festival in Watson Hall on campus. The student ensemble will perform traditional and contemporary chamber music works, featuring trios, quartets and quintets. Admission is free.

For one night only on Thursday, Laurelyn Dossett will be performing with a band at Triad Stage’s The Pyrle Theater, as she presents both new and old pieces.

If you think you have a flare for funny, or are looking to fine tune your funny bone, the Idiot Box in downtown Greensboro is hosting a stand-up comedy workshop. Class begins on Thursday and runs through April 2. The class focuses on comedy mechanics, writing and performing, and ends in a show.

Visit idiotboxers.com for more information and click “tickets” to go to the event calendar.

Thursday through Sunday High Point Community Theatre presents the classic musical Oklahoma!

Friday through Sunday Kernersville Little Theatre performs The Papers, a comedy about a woman caught in an inheritance scandal.

Opening next Thursday, March 12, is Paper Lantern Theatre Co’s A Bright New Boise, a comedy that takes place in the break room of an Idaho craft store, where someone is summoning The Rapture. The play delves into faith, forgiveness and second chances. Performances are at Hanesbrands Theatre and runs through March 22.

Also coming soon is Twin City Stage’s production of Mary Poppins, which opens March 27. !

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