Open Space Café Theatre continues to highlight the common working man (and woman) with a production of Working, A Musical, which is based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American employees, from teachers to millworkers. Performances are at the Carolina Theatre Friday through Sunday.
Wednesday through Sunday, Community Theatre of Greensboro presents Gypsy, a musical about the ultimate stage mother. The production takes place in the 1920s, as Rose, June and Louise take a trip across the US during the time when burlesque was born. High Point Theatre will have a special one-time only performance this Saturday of Sweet Honey In The Rock, a musical group that will present a capella, ancient lullabies and African chants and jazz as a timeline for how far the African-American community has come. The performance will also be in sign language.
In other news, next Wednesday Natty Greene’s is hosting a fundraiser night for Community Theatre of Greensboro, in which 10 percent of all sales will go to support CTG.
Coming soon is Theatre Alliance’s production of Blood Brothers, a musical about a struggling woman who gives one of her newborn twin boys to the woman whose house she cleans. The boys grow up apart, unknowing of their relation, yet become friends and even fall in love with the same girl. Production begins Friday, May 20.
With our local universities wrapping up the school year, there won’t be quite as many productions in the area until the fall; however, there are still some cool things to look forward to. For starters, Triad Stage’s next production is one I’ve been waiting for all year: Don Juan by Moliére and adapted by Preston Lane. The wicked comedy about love, trust and world’s greatest romancer will feature three of Triad Stage’s funniest actors: Mickey Solis, Dierdre Friel and Jamison Stern. Previews begin June 5.
Also coming later this season is Open Space Café Theatre’s production of the hilarious 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in July. This production has been performed a few times in the area in years past, but it always gives a great laugh as each awkward spelling nerd attempts to take home the trophy. !