New this week, The Theatre at Weaver Academy presents Cinderella, The Broadway Musical Thursday through next week, April 23.

Also beginning Thursday, Greensboro College presents Cradle Song, which hasn’t been produced since it was a workshop 30 years ago in New York City. The production is a touching story about a modern couple who lives to work and unexpectedly have a child. After the child dies of Infant Death Syndrome while the couple is at work, the husband and wife must rebuild their relationship and their outlook on the important things in life.

The theatre is also doing a benefit for Heartstrings, an organization of parents who have lost their children to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, in association with the production.

UNC School of the Arts continues Pericles, the Shakespearean classic about a wandering prince who must stay afloat among shipwrecks, pirates, knights, tournaments, kings and romance. Play runs through Saturday at Patrons Theatre on campus.

Triad Stage’s Fences, has its openingnight celebration on Friday. The 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning play brings to light the intergenerational conflicts in the 50s, as well social justice and the tradition of storytelling. The production runs through May 1.

Also this week through May 1, Twin City Stage presents The Wizard of Oz for the first time in its 80 years of operation.

Saturday, Jesse Cook, the awardwinning flamenco guitarist, will be at the Carolina Theatre. Cook has opened for such legends as B.B. King, Ray Charles and Diana Krall.

Next week, Greensboro Drama Center Children’s Theatre will perform Ghost of the Blues, a musical revue, which will run at the Caldcleugh Multi-Cultural Arts Center April 22 – 24. The story tells the history of the blues through the eyes of such icons as Billie Holiday, Ma Rainy, Muddy Waters, Lead Belly and Bessie Smith.

Up next for the Center is its production of Much Ado About Nothing at the end of the month. The youth production of the classic Shakespearean comedy will be at the Tanger Bicentennial Garden April 29–May 1. The center suggests audience members bring a picnic to enjoy during the show. Admission is by donation. !