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If you haven’t yet heard the witches’ side of the Wizard of Oz story, the Broadway tour of Wicked is still at Charlotte’s Ovens Auditorium through Sunday. I saw it last week and it was incredibly magical; I’m so thankful I made the time to drive out there to see it.

Also portraying a minority’s opinion is Triad Stage with its production of VROOOMMM!, which highlights NASCAR’s first female driver and her perseverance in a man’s world. The comedy, written by a local playwright, runs this Wednesday through Feb. 7 at Hanesbrands Theatre. Opening night is Saturday.

Community Theatre of Greensboro will finish up its run this week of Doctor Dolittle, Jr., a fun comedy about a quirky doctor who can talk to animals. Productions run through Sunday.

Thursday through Sunday, Piedmont Players Theatre presents Welcome to Mitford, a play adapted from the Mitford novels. Performed at the Meroney Theatre, the play features a muchloved bachelor and pastor who takes in an unruly orphan. The teen, and the pastor’s new next-door neighbor, both work to radically change the pastor’s life and future.

Saturday, Theatre Alliance hosts a night of burlesque with TA/AT/TA, which is rated R for provocative subject matter and brief nudity. Coming up next for the theatre, on February 5, is a staged reading of Bash: Latterday P lays, a collection of three dark one-act plays that remind us that even good people are capable of horrible things.

It’s not too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day plans for your special someone. Coming up, Twin City Stage is presenting Proposals in honor of the upcoming romantic holiday. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Neil Simon comedy takes place on a warm summer day in 1953 and features a house full of romantic entanglements. The relationship comedy is suggested for teens and adults and contains some mild language. Productions run February 5-7 and 11-14 at the Arts Council Theatre.

Theatre Alliance will be presenting I DO! I DO! in honor of the holiday. The musical follows a couple from their wedding day vows to their mid-life crises and a full 50 years of marriage. !

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