If you’re not ready for Easter break to be over, Theatre Alliance is wrapping up its productions of Jesus Christ Superstar this week through Sunday. The show, one of the original rock operas, highlights Jesus’ rise and fall.
New this week at the Hanesbrands Theatre is Deep Dish Pizzazz!:
Chicago-Style Sketch Comedy, which performs twice on Saturday only. The PG-13 show contains two acts of sketch comedy by various artists, and a third act of improv.
Also new this week, on Friday and Saturday, 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.
UNC Greensboro’s theatre department is performing Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play next week, April 6-10, at the Brown Building Theatre. The play is an exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another. After civilization has fallen, a group of survivors begin to piece together the plot of a “The Simpsons” episode from memory, and then the show gradually evolves over time, until a new performance is inspired 75 years later.
UNCG’s opera department will present Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites (in English) April 7-10 in the UNCG Auditorium.
Also coming up next week is Triad Stage’s production of Fences, the 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about intergenerational conflicts in the 50s, as well as 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.
The award-winning flamenco guitarist, Jesse Cook, will be at the Carolina Theatre April 16. 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. !