This week is the first official week of summer, which means the warm weather and time for vacation is here. Of course, it also means that many theatres are wrapping up their season and taking a break until the fall. So make sure you don’t miss out on any of our lingering productions this week before it’s too late.
This week, Wednesday through Sunday, is the final run of Triad Stage’s last production of the season, Don Juan, written by Moliére and adapted by Preston Lane. You won’t hear from these guys until the fall for their 16th season, so don’t miss out on their fun comedy. The play features the wait staff of a small Italian restaurant attempting to throw an impromptu production since “Triad Stage” didn’t show up. The three waiters take on the story of Don Juan, an infamous playboy who roams Italy, marrying women for sex and then breaking their hearts.
Thursday through Sunday, Theatre Alliance presents its production of The Little Mermaid, a musical based on the magical kingdom under the sea.
On Saturday afternoon only, High Point Theatre will host ReVamp Contemporary Dance for Happily Every After!, a show that brings children ages 2-17 to the stage to share their ideas and perceptions of love in the form of dance. Tickets are not available online and must be purchased by calling the box office.
Also new this week is Community Theatre of Greensboro’s production of Dear Edwina Jr., a heartwarming musical about a 13-year-old problem solver who offers advice to her peers, The “show-within-a-show” is filled with a little song and dance, and a lot of girl power. Productions are Saturday and Sunday.
There are still a few exciting productions to look forward to, like Open Space Café Theatre’s 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee coming in July, but for the most part this summer will be lighter on the production side (especially with Triad Stage opting out of its usual summer season). So if you’re looking to get a theatre fix, be on the lookout for acting classes and summer camps, both for adults and children, since summertime is the perfect season for new hobbies. !