This week through Thursday is the final run of UNC Greensboro’s James and the Giant Peach at the Taylor Theatre on campus. Based on the well-known children’s book, the tale features a young boy who escapes life with his terrible aunts after he gets a bag full of magic.
With Good Friday and Easter ahead of us, now is the perfect time to check out Theatre Alliance’s Jesus Christ Superstar, one of the first rock operas created in the turbulent 1960s, which runs this week through April 3. The show, both satirical and touching, highlights Jesus’ rise and fall.
New this week, UNC School of the Arts presents 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.
Also on April 1 and 2 is the 14 th annual Rummage Sale for the Arts, a fundraising event at the Old Firestone Building in Randleman. The proceeds go to benefit the Randolph Arts Guild. Admission on Friday is $5; there is no charge on Saturday. The Guild is also asking the community to donate beforehand; they accept most household items but no clothes, books or magazines.
Next up for Triad Stage is its production of Fences, the 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about intergenerational conflicts in the 50s, as well social justice and the tradition of storytelling. The production runs April 10 through May 1.
On April 15 Twin City Stage will present its largest show of the year, The Wizard of Oz, at the Arts Council Theatre.
Also coming soon on April 16 is the award-winning flamenco guitarist, Jesse Cook, at the Carolina Theatre. The tour highlights the Juno Award winner’s latest album, One World. In addition to headlining concerts and festivals, he has also opened for such legends as B.B. King, Ray Charles and Diana Krall. !