Community theater is alive and well this weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 27, 2018

LSt’s ‘For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday’ opens tonight
Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 30 at 2:30 pm.
A play that deals with family dynamics, growing old, and staying young, we meet Ann portrayed by Claudia Galup. She and her siblings are with their father during his final moments. When Ann thinks of her father, she immediately remembers playing Peter Pan in her hometown theater in Iowa. This piece is a loving look at a family’s view of life, death, and the allure of never growing up. The cast includes Claudia Galup as Ann, John Brincefield as John, Bill Reilly as Michael, John Bowlby as Jim, Jennifer Hubbard as Wendy, and Gary Thornburg as Father. It is produced by St. Thomas Players and directed by Heather Wilson-Bowlby in collaboration with the Center for Faith and the Arts.
Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. Adults $17.55, students $10 at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Sister of the Stars

Catawba College Theatre Arts season opener continues
“Sister of the Stars,” a new play by Catawba College assistant professor of theatre arts Dr. Bradley Stephenson, continues through Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. in Hedrick Little Theatre.
The play tells the story of Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin and her attempts to become the first woman to earn her Ph.D. in astrophysics at Harvard College.
Tickets are $15 at www.catawba.edu/theatretix or 704-637-4481.

Ruthless is aggressively outrageous

‘Ruthless’ premiers at Old Courthouse Theatre
CONCORD — Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical — including murdering the leading lady! This aggressively outrageous musical hit offers its regional premier this evening at Old Courthouse Theatre, and runs through Oct. 14.
For ticket information call 704-788-2405 or visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon

PPT youth theater to present ‘Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon’
In Jack and Annie’s magic tree house they find a book where the sun is shining and the waves are crashing, so they wish to travel to this tropical place. They realize that they are in the eighteenth-century Caribbean, the time of pirates! The siblings meet Captain Bones, a mean old pirate who captures the two and forces them to help him find buried treasure. It’s up to Jack and Annie to find their way back to the tree house and make their way home.
Audition dates Oct. 2-3
Pre-registration is required for youth auditions of “Pirates Past Noon.” There is no cost to audition, we just want to know who is coming.
Open auditions are for youth actors ages 6-18 and consist of cold readings from the script, a song and a short dance routine. An accompanist will be provided. A capella singing is not encouraged, so bring 16 bars of a song that shows off your vocal range. Performance dates: Nov 6-17.
Workshop 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 29
Unsure about what to expect at an audition? Register for our audition workshop. It is not mandatory, only to prepare you for the audition. Space is limited. Cost $40.
Norvell Theater, 135 East Fisher St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

PPT set construction day
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept 29
Help set up at the Meroney Theatre for the upcoming thriller, “Wait Until Dark.”
Lunch provided. No experience necessary, www.piedmontplayers.com or 704-633-5471.

Charlotte’s Web

PPT presents special Arts & Ag performance of ‘Charlotte’s Web’
1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Oct 13-14
Special production performed at Patterson Farm in the barn. The corn MAiZE will be available before or after the production. Tickets $2.50 and are in addition to Fall Fun on the Farm Admission. Under 2 are free. See www.piedmontplayers.com/

‘Calendar Girls ‘continues at The Little Theatre of W-S

WINSTON-SALEM — Calendar Girls (Sept 21-30) • Young Frankenstein (Nov 2-11) • An Old Salem Christmas Carol (Dec 7-22) • Shakespeare in Love (March 8-17) • Man of La Mancha (May 3-12) • Das Barbecü (June 21-30). 610 Coliseum Dr NW, 336-748-0857, www.TheLittleTheatreofWS.org

 

 

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