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by Lenise Willis

Before listing off this week’s meager number of events, let me first correct an oversight that I made last week. In last week’s Playbill I included Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Anything Goes at the Durham Performing Arts Center. I did not, however, include the actual production date, which isn’t until March 19-24, 2013. The production was merely announced last week as being a part of the upcoming season. In other words, just mark your calendar very, very far in advance.

As for what’s actually going on this year… or week… there are a few noteworthy productions scattered across town.

Hatchetman is still playing through Sunday at the Hanesbrands Theatre. Presented by Festival Stage of Winston- Salem, the farce comedy offers cheap but loud laughs. When a golf magazine falls to a corporate takeover, the misfit employees use every tactic besides hard work to keep from being fired by the “hatchetman.” The play contains mild innuendo and ass shaking.

On a more family-friendly note, Sesame Street Live once again returns to War Memorial Auditorium Friday through Sunday 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.

This Friday just so happens to be the final one of the month, which means North Carolina Shakespeare Festival will be celebrating with Nekkid Feet, a Winston-Salem improv comedy group. The performance, occurring at the NCShakes Spirit Center on Ward Avenue, is part of the theatre’s new monthly entertainment series, Final Friday. The event is limited to ages 18 and up, and costs $10 at the door. Beer, wine and other refreshments will also be available for purchase.

Community Theatre of Greensboro has finished up its production season and is instead gearing up for its summer theatre camps, which individually run throughout June 11-August 24. This year CTG is offering one week-long and two two-week-long camps. Costs range from $85-$420. For more information visit www.ctgso.org.

Coming soon will be a feature on Jabberbox Puppet Theatre, which performs at the Garage in Winston-Salem June 1 and 2.

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