Carolina Theatre is crawling with munchkins as Community Theatre of Greensboro presents its 16 th production of The Wizard of Oz. As always, their Wicked Witch of the West still holds the title of best cackle. UNCG Theatre gives Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland a modern-day nip/tuck as they transport Alice into an urban world of technology. Techno-Alice is more identifiable as she falls asleep at the computer and gets sucked into a cyberwonderland at Taylor Theatre. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown musical at Winston-Salem’s new Hanesbrands Theatre is sure to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit.
From now until Saturday three children will battle over their mother’s estate during The Immersibles, a new play by Tommy Trull at the Jamestown GTCC Fine Arts Theatre. The conflict will immerse them deep into a magical forest where strange things await them.
If you’re more of a comedy fan, you should kick-off Thursday with Livestock Players’ Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a Broadway musical and farce based on the 1980s Steve Martin and Michael Caine film. Hilarity is bound to ensue at City Arts Studio Theatre as the two cons make a bet to see who can con a woman out of $50,000.
A play that has something for everyone is Our Town at High Point’s Pauline Theatre. Audiences follow two families as their children fall in love, marry and — in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre — die. On a merrier note, more than a dozen carols and hilarious yuletide stories will keep you laughing in Sanders Family Christmas at High Point Theatre. The Sanders family gathers on Christmas Eve, 1941, to sing Christmas carols and hymns before the boys are shipped to WWII.
Thursday to Saturday, check out Peepers at Open Space Caf’ Theatre for a new original play by Walt Vail. On Friday, UNCG Opera Theatre’s Amahl and the Night Visitors exudes a foreign majestic as it tells the tale of a shepherd family and three kings traveling to see the Christ child. It is coupled with The Medium with both performances at Aycock Auditorium.