If the falling leaves and cooler weather has you excited about fall, celebrate with the classic, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, presented by The Drama Center Friday through Sunday at the Stephen D. Hyers Theatre in the Greensboro Cultural Center.
New this Friday is Theatre Alliance’s production of Toyer, a two-p erson psychological thriller about a person who toys with his victims. The production highlights humanity’s gift for lying, the power of charisma and the importance of forgiveness. The show will not admit anyone under the age of 18 due to graphic nudity, mature themes and adult language.
Also kicking off this week is Twin City Stage’s production of Swingtime Canteen, a comedic musical set in 1944, in which a group of gal pals head off to London to entertain the troops.
Paper Lantern Theatre Company is back on stage and continuing with its ninth season with Girls Like That, a new play about a nude photo gone viral. The production is both thought provoking and funny, using both comedy and wise feminist icons from the past to comment on today’s sexist attitudes, female insecurity and the new digital age.
Next week, UNC School of the Arts presents The Drowsy Chaperone, a Broadway musical about the 1920s jazz age. “The Drowsy Chaperone is a fantastic ensemble piece for actors with strong comedic skills, big personalities, great singing voices and dance capabilities, as well as genuine passion for the musical theatre art form,” said Matt Loehr, director. “The students in this cast very much fit that mold and everyone in the show gets an opportunity to stand out and be featured, as well as work as an ensemble.” Performances run Nov. 19-22 and Dec. 2-5 in the Gerald Freedman Theatre on campus.
In other news, Community Theatre of Greensboro is calling all high school students who are interested in being a student director, musical director, choreographer, stage manger or costumer for its production of The Wizard of Oz. The theater is hosting an interest meeting next Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. For more information contact RFulton@ctgso.org. !