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by Lenise Willis

Nashville top-40 recording star Lisa Dames brings a country legend to life in A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline at the Barn Dinner Theatre. More than 20 of Cline’s greatest hits are performed on stage as her brief life is reenacted now through May 29.

Celebrating God with a touch of relatable humor Thursday through Sunday is Twin City Stage’s Children of Eden, a joyous and inspirational musical loosely based on the book of Genesis that examines Adam, Eve, Noah, the Father and the typical conflicts between parents and their children.

Join High Point University Theatre at the Haysworth Fine Arts Center Thursday through Sunday for a performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie, a musical comedy about a small-town girl in the 1920s who moves to New York City to marry for money, but who gets mixed in a slew of adventures after becoming akin to flapper lifestyle.

NC A&T University livens the stage with two performances this week.

Theatre students take their places at Paul Robeson Theatre for Langston Hughes’ gospel musical Tambourines to Glory, which tells the story of two very different women who open a storefront church in Harlem. Enriched with the speaking and singing voices of Harlem’s African American community, the humorous musical runs Thursday through Sunday and April 14-17. Saturday, E. Gwynn Dancers will trans- form Harrison Auditorium to an excit- ing new world with vibrant costumes and African and Caribbean dance. Friday through April 17, UNCG Theatre performs Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending, a play about intolerance that retells the ancient Greek classic in a new Southern setting. Performances are at Taylor Theatre and include brief nudity and strong adult themes. Guilford College Theatre closes its season with the boisterous comedy Gemini, a play about a young Harvard student in the midst of a sexual iden- tity crisis who is surprised at home by an unwelcome visit from two wealthy college friends. Play runs Friday, Saturday and April 14-16 at Sternberger Auditorium.

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