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Triad Stage continues its production of Fences, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about social justice in the ‘50s. The play, coincidentally, opened just in time for the conflict surrounding HB2, though the play does not touch on transgender issues specifically.

Also continuing this week is Theatre Alliance’s production of the musical Buddy!, the Buddy Holly Story, the true tale of the musician’s rise to fame.

This week through Sunday is the final run of Twin City Stage’s production of The Wizard of Oz, the first time the theatre has presented the classic.

Friday through Sunday, The Drama Center will present its youthful adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, at the Tanger Bicentennial Garden. The center suggests audience members bring a picnic to enjoy during the show. Admission is by donation.

In other news, The Drama Center of City Arts will hold auditions for The Lionel Bart musical Oliver! based on the story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Auditions are Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3, from 7-9 p.m. at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 North Davie St. and are open to all actors fourth grade and up. Participants should come with a prepared song with sheet music or background music and be prepared to read from the script. There are roles for children and adults. Performances are July 15-24 at the Weaver Academy Theatre.

High Point Theatre has an exciting opportunity this week for talented locals. High Point Has Talent! is an event in which The Friends of the High Point Theatre are looking for amateur contestants to show off their amazing talents to the public. Finalists will perform on October 8 for a People’s Choice Award and cash prizes. Auditions, which will be at High Point Theatre on Monday and Tuesday, are open to anyone in North Carolina and registration is now open. Finalists will have the opportunity to win cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100. In addition, there will be voting and a cash prize for a People’s Choice Award. !

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