This week is the last run of Twin City Stage’s production of Swingtime Canteen, a comedic musical set in 1944, in which movie legend Marian Ames and her gal pals from the Hollywood Canteen head to London to entertain the troops. The hilarious, but true story is filled with laughter, tears, air raids and a celebration of women during the war. Songs include “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “Sing Sing Sing,” and a fast-paced, 12- song Andrews Sisters medley.
This weekend is also the last chance to catch Community Theatre of Greensboro’s 21 st annual production of The Wizard of Oz.
New this week, UNC School of the Arts presents The Drowsy Chaperone, a Broadway musical about the 1920s jazz age. Filled with big personalities, singing and dancing, the comedy runs Thursday through Sunday and Dec. 2-5 in the Gerald Freedman Theatre on campus.
Friday through Sunday, Paper Lantern Theatre Company presents a thought-provoking play about a nude photo gone viral. Girls Like That is actually quiet funny, while also commenting on today’s digital society and female insecurity.
Any high school students interested in bein g a student director, musical director, choreographer, stage manger or costumer for the Community Theatre of Greensboro should check out the theater’s interest meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. For more information contact RFulton@ctgso.org.
Coming soon is Open Space Café Theatre’s The Secret Garden, running Dec. 11-20. The reimagined Broadway musical highlights an 11-year old orphan in India who has returned to Yorkshire to live with her reclusive uncle and his son. Luckily, her uncle’s estate contains a host of wonderful surprises and becomes a place where magic, hope and love grow.
In other news, world-renowned ballet stars Ethan Stiefel and Gillian Murphy are currently residing at UNC School of the Arts as guest artists who are helping the students to put the final touches on their upcoming production of The Nutcracker. !