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by Lenise Willis

There isn’t too much “drama” in this week’s Drama section — just laugh-outloud, feelgood comedies to lift spirits and break that monotonous work schedule. This week, you’ll find productions fitting for a night with friends, or the whole family.

Festival Stage of Winston-Salem continues the farce Hatchetman through May 27.

When a golf magazine falls to a corporate takeover, the misfit employees are forced to work overtime just to keep their jobs. The laugh-out-loud comedy gives new meaning to office hysteria.

Now through Sunday Theatre Alliance continues Altar Boyz, a musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national Raise the Praise tour. As they perform such hits as “I Believe,” the boys question their loyalty to each other and whether or not faith is what’s holding them together. Play contains mild innuendo.

Community Theatre of Greensboro presents a musical fun for the whole family, Disney’s Mulan, Jr., starting Wednesday and continuing through Sunday at the Broach Theatre. The action-packed adaptation travels back to the legends of ancient China, where The Huns have invaded and it is up to Mulan to save the emperor.

Thursday through Sunday City Arts Drama’s Livestock Players presents Our Town, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about finding value in everyday life, at the City Arts Studio Theatre in the Greensboro Cultural Center. The show features 16 local actors in ninth grade through age 20.

If you don’t mind traveling for a show, check out Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes, brought to the Durham Performing Arts Center by SunTrust Broadway. In this musical comedy the SS American heads out to sea, and etiquette and convention are tossed to the sea as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love. Sometimes destiny just needs a little help from a group of singing sailors.

Next week, Sesame Street Live once again returns to War Memorial Auditorium May 25-27 with a performance of Elmo’s Super Heroes. Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock help Super Grover teach lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, as well as explore exercise, nutrition and hygiene.

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