by Lenise Willis
Pack a picnic this weekend and enjoy City Art’s Shakespeare in the Park Friday through Sunday. The event, which includes a presentation of As You Like It at Barber Park, is produced in conjunction with Guilford County Schools and the NC Shakespeare Festival. The comedy is filled with disguises, misdirection and, of course, true love.
Peppercorn Children’s Theatre in Winston-Salem continues to perform their brand-new, original rock musical Eureka now through Saturday at Sci- Works. Written and directed by artistic director (and UNCSA alumni) John Bowhers, the fun but educational play entertains children while also teaching them about electricity.
Disney productions have been popular performances this summer as the kids are out of school.
This week continues to follow the trend with a presentation of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids, which will be performed Friday and Saturday by the Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem. Performances are at the Arts Council Theatre and are only 30 minutes long. Tickets are very affordable at $10 for adults and $5 for children 2-12 years old. Tickets sold only at the door.
Community Theatre of Greensboro continues its production of The Music Man, Jr. in collaboration with Guilford County Schools, at the Broach Theatre through Sunday. A classic American musical, the play follows a fast-talking traveling salesman who meets and falls in love with a librarian, amidst other chaos.
The Stained Glass Playhouse in Winston-Salem continues to present Annie Get Your Gun on weekends now through Aug. 5. The musical tells the story of Annie Oakley, the best shot around, who supports her brother and sister by hunting game. When she joins Col. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, she falls in love with the headline shooter, but ends up upstaging him and bruising his ego.
Spring Awakening, the winner of Best Musical in 2007, will continue to entertain Winston-Salem through Sunday. Winner of eight Tony Awards, the play, presented by Theatre Alliance, illustrates and celebrates the journey from youth to adulthood. Performances are not recommended for young audiences as it contains nudity, adult language and sexual situations.