by Lenise Willis

Many theaters wrapped up ongoing productions last week, but if you’re looking for some entertainment over spring break, there are still a few performances dotted around downtown.

This week is the last chance to check out No Rules Theatre Company’s production of Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers, a dark rendition, at Hanesbrands Theatre. Last performance Saturday. See review to left. For the responsible and organized, tickets are already on sale for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, which will return to the War Memorial Auditorium Dec 21 for two holiday performances. The dance is a classic must-see to get in the holiday spirit. Tickets start at $28 and are available at the coliseum box office or through Celebrating its 20 th anniversary this year, Great Russian Nutcracker was first featured in the U.S. in 1993 and included the new and inspiring rolling backgrounds.

Wednesday through Saturday and April 11-14, UNC School of the Arts presents Babbitt, a satire on 20th century American life. The stage adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’s satiric novel introduces George Babbitt, a prosperous partner at a real estate firm in the fictitious town of Zenith. Commentary on the commercialism, materialism, greed and conformity in the Roaring ’20s reflect on today’s American culture.

Beginning next Wednesday, April 11, and continuing through April 15, Theatre Alliance presents Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, which gives a riveting portrait of Billie Holiday and her life. Set in 1959 in a seedy bar in Philadelphia, the audience sits to witness one of the singer’s last performances, just four months before her death.

The play includes more than a dozen jazz numbers intermixed with dramatic, emotional and sometimes humorous reminisces of the famed performer.

Also beginning next Wednesday is Touring Theatre of North Carolina’s Tongues of Fire, a story of a teenager’s dislocation and bewilderment. Look for a preview in next week’s YES! Weekly.

Next Thursday UNCG will present Evidence, A Dance Company at the Aycock Auditorium at 8 p.m.

Also next Thursday, NC A&T University presents An Evening of Classics, which runs through April 15 and then again April 19-22 on campus at the Harrison Auditorium.