New this week is Community Theatre of Greensboro’s summer camp production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr., which is running Saturday and Sunday at the theatre’s Starr Theatre. The show takes place in 1920s New York City, where a young woman has just moved in search of a new life. Her plan is to find a job, only to connect with a wealthy man whom she can marry. But her plan goes wrong. What’s a small-town girl to do when she accidentally falls in love with a man without a cent?
Coming soon, next Thursday, is three-time Grammy award-winning artist, Jill Scott, who will be bringing her soulful show to the Greensboro Coliseum. Scott will be performing songs from her Billboard number-one charting album, Woman, which includes the hit single “Fools Gold.”
Also coming soon, later this month, is David Liebe Hart’s interesting comedy, which mixes music, puppetry and video. Hart, a musician, street performer, actor and puppeteer, is best known for his voice work in Adult Swim’s Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! In his upcoming show, Hart presents a hilarious multimedia “spectacular,” backed by musician Jonah “Th’ Mole” Mociun. The one-time-only show on August 25 is free and will be at Common Grounds on Elam Avenue.
Another event worth marking your calendar for is The North Carolina Opera’s upcoming largest production to date. The season opener, Wagner’s Das Rheingold, will be presented on Friday, September 16, and Sunday, September 18, at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh.
Leading the ensemble is internationally acclaimed bass-baritone Alfred Walker, who has been cast as Wotan, the ruler of the gods. Walker is a versatile concert artist, known for his smooth and clear projection, and has become a frequent presence on the Metropolitan stage. !