New this week is The Drama Center’s production of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia: the Musical, performed by its children’s theatre, at the Odell Auditorium at Greensboro College.
This week through Sunday is the final run of Open Space Café Theatre’s The Andrews Brothers, a madcap musical comedy about the threatened cancellation of a USO show for the troops. Performances are in the Congregational United Church of Christ on Radiance Drive instead of at the Carolina Theatre.
Also continuing this week through Sunday is Triad Stage’s world premiere of Radiunt Abundunt, a story about a spiritual, uneducated artist, an art scholar, and a long-lost sister and daughter. The contemporary drama uses music, projections and paintings to tell a story of artful expression, mental illness, spiritual beliefs and family.
Productions are at The Pyrle Theatre in Greensboro.
Community Theatre of Greensboro continues its production of the musical West Side Story this week through March 20. The class ic tale features two idealistic lovers caught between two warring gangs in New York City.
Tuesday, guest pianist Yael Manor will perform new music by UNCSA faculty artists Lawrence Dillon, Kenneth Frazelle, Michael Rothkopf and others at Watson Hall on campus. In other news for the school, famed Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is leading a multidisciplinary UNCSA production on Sunday in New York, in association with the Consulate General of Spain in New York, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Manuel de Falla’s masterwork, El Amor Brujo. The show includes original sets, lighting, animation, choreography and dance by UNCSA student-artists.
Coming soon is UNC Greensboro’s performance of James and the Giant Peach, which will run March 18-24 at the Taylor Theatre on campus. The well-known tale features a young boy who lives with his horrible aunt and is never allowed to play, until he meets a magical man who gives him a bag of magic. A spill near a peach tree begins the greatest journey the boy has ever embarked upon. !