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Please note that the previously scheduled performances of Cirque du Soleil’s OVO (April 20-24) have been cancelled and tickets will be refunded. Although HB2 has caused a few hiccups, with outside shows canceling their North Carolina tour dates, there are still solid local productions keeping the arts scene alive this week.

The Theatre at Weaver Academy continues its production of Cinderella, The Broadway Musical this week through Saturday.

Triad Stage just opened its new production of Fences last week and will continue its production through May 1. The 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning play brings to light the intergenerational conflicts in the 50s, as well as social justice and the tradition of storytelling.

Also this week through May 1, Twin City Stage continues its performances of The Wizard of Oz, one of its largest shows presented in its 80 years of operation.

Also new this week is Greensboro Drama Center Children’s Theatre performance of Ghost of the Blues, a musical revue, which will run at the Caldcleugh Multi-Cultural Arts Center Friday through Sunday. 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.

Saturday and Sunday, Touring Theatre of North Carolina will be at The Crowne at The Carolina Theatre for its performance of Dr. Claribel, Miss Etta and The Brothers Cone, a glimpse at sibling relationships and how family and history intertwine to shape one another.

Up next for the Greensboro Drama Center Children’s Theatre is its production of Much Ado About Nothing next week. 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. !

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