This week is the final run of Theatre Alliance’s mad romp comedy Boeing, Boeing, a chaotic farce about a man who has three beautiful fiancées, one Italian, one German and one American, and each is an airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He successfully juggles the three lovers, until a scheduling conflict brings them all to his Paris home at the same time.
David Liebe Hart is presenting a new show this week. His interesting multimedia comedy, which fuses music, puppetry and video, will be at Common Grounds on Elam Avenue this Thursday. The 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 free “hilarious spectacular,” Hart will be backed by musician Jonah “Th’ Mole” Mociun.
There are a lot of opportunities coming up for September as fall seasons will be gearing up.
Coming soon for Labor Day is the “Labor Day Comedy Explosion with Sheryl Underwood & Friends” on September 2 at the Carolina Theatre. Sheryl Underwood, current co-host of CBS “The Talk” and host of BET COMICVIEW, will perform with Chris Thomas, funny-man master impressionist and host of BET Rap City.
Underwood has also been in numerous films, thanks to being the first female finalist in the Miller Lite Comedy Search.
The following week, September 13, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) will host an event by the national CROSS-CURRENTS: ART+LEARNING symposium on “Powering Creative Readiness.” The series of short talks is open to the public and will include distinguished arts, education and civic leaders discussing current conundrums, unexpected achievements, the power of a good question, and other stories they’ve encountered in the pursuit of creative placemaking.
Community Theatre of Greensboro is getting ready for its performances of Avenue Q, which will begin September 16. The comedic puppet show includes adult humor for an interesting juxtaposition of childlike play and a crude look at the real world.
That same week, the North Carolina Opera will open its season, September 16-18, with Wagner’s Das Rheingold, at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh. !