This weekend is a great time to change up family night. Instead of renting a movie or playing a board game, you can take your pick from several familyfriendly productions. There’s also quite a few musical recitals for those looking for a more elevated evening.
Friday through Sunday Twin City Stage is performing its youth production Anne of Green Gables, in which 11-yearold Anne is sent from an orphanage to a farm in Nova Scotia. Even though the family had requested a boy to help with the workload, the hot-headed, but sweet and energetic red head wins over the whole community.
As a side note, Twin City Stage’s next production will be Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike, a play for mature audiences, which depicts three sisters, one of which has escaped their hometown and returned with a boy toy. Production will run near the end of May.
Also running this weekend, Friday through Sunday, is As You Like It by Youthspeare, a collaboration of the Drama Center and We Are One at Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center. The Shakespearean comedy will be at the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden. Admission is free; donations are accepted.
New on Friday is Community Theatre of Greensboro’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, which runs through May 17. Next week, on May 9, the theater will host a special home-cooked Eastern European Jewish dinner in addition to the performance.
On Thursday only, UNC Greensboro presents a graduate piano quartet recital, with works by Beethoven and Schumann. Afterward, a faculty recital will include works by Bowen, Damase, Morris and Koetsier. Instruments will include an oboe, horn and piano. Performances are in the Recital Hall on campus.
Meanwhile, on UNC School of the Art’s campus, there will be a guitar recital in Watson Hall on Thursday. Then on Saturday, the school presents Marvelous Musical Miniatures, a peppy orchestra concert in Crawford Hall on campus.
Beginning next Friday, May 8, Theatre Alliance presents Tarzan: The Stage Musical. The classic story of a young boy raised by a family of gorillas is rated PG for mild violence. Show continues through May 17. !