Triad theater is about to come back in full swing with a fresh season of shows. In the meantime, you can get your fix thanks to a few productions scattered throughout this week, and by reading up on what’s to come.

Continuing this week is Triad Stage’s production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. The play features a Mississippi family that’s hiding a secret—a fatal one. The play runs through September 20.

Saturday, Community Theatre of Greensboro is holding a workshop for children ages 5-18 interested in auditioning for the upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. Cost is $25 a person. Participants will learn songs, dance routines and procedure prior to auditions next week, beginning Sept. 12. Call 333-7470, ext. 201 for details.

Next week, high school and college students who are interested in careers in the arts will get their chance to explore their passion at a UNC School of the Arts open house. The open houses are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11, for high school programs in dance, drama, music and visual arts, and Friday, Oct. 2, for college programs in dance, design and production, drama, film and music.

Students will get a guided walking tour of the campus, which includes movie set facades, music and dance practice rooms, performance venues and screening spaces, as well as a meet-and-greet with the dean, faculty and current students. Online registration is required.

One of the most famous-yet-depressing families will hit Theatre Alliance’s stage next week. Kicking off the theater’s new season is The Addams Family, a musical in which the morbid family’s daughter, Wednesday, falls in love with a sweet, respectable boy. But the family just can’t believe his awful normalcy.

Also beginning next week is Kernersville Little Theatre’s production of The Marvelous Wonderettes, which seems to be a popular Triad production. The musical is simply a feel-good production about the music from the 50s and 60s, but through the eyes of an all-girl band. !