This week through Sunday is the final run of Community Theatre of Greensboro’s production of the musical West Side Story. The classic tale features two idealistic lovers caught between two warring gangs in New York City.
New this week is UNC Greensboro’s performance of James and the Giant Peach, which runs Friday through March 24 at the Taylor Theatre on campus. The well-known tale features a young boy who lives with his horrible aunts and, until he accidentally spills a bag of magic, is never allowed to play.
Friday UNC School of the Arts’ Symphony Orchestra presents The Symphonic Organ at Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel. The performance features the colorful and beautiful Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3, Organ Symphony. Also featured in the concert is the virtuoso winner of the 2015 Concerto Competition.
Friday through April 3 Theatre Alliance presents Jesus Christ Superstar, one of the first rock operas created in the turbulent 1960s, which highlights Jesus’ rise and fall. The satirical, yet tender show features Jesus as the ultimate social and political rebel, who quickly gained renown and praise before his final days after Judas’ betrayal.
Saturday, Triad Stage hosts Dogs on the Catwalk, its annual fundraiser. The theatre invites the public to come and enjoy beer, wine and food as they work to be the top bidder in the theatre’s silent auction, and afterward enjoy a pet fashion show by Red Dog Farm. Some of the pets are currently adoptable, while others have already been adopted. Auction begins at 7 p.m. and the fashion show begins at 8 p.m.
Next week, UNC Sch ool of the Arts will perform Black Watch, the story of one of the oldest Scottish regiments, which was deployed to North Iraq in 2004. The emotionally and physically thrilling drama tells the story of the soldiers who suffered heavy casualties in a war far from home. Performances are Thursday through Saturday in Catawba Theatre.
Coming soon to the Hanesbrands Theatre is Deep Dish Pizzazzi: Chicago- Style Sketch Comedy on April 2. The PG-13 show contains two acts of sketch comedy by various artists, and a third act of improv. !