2/2-2/7 // CHARLOTTE
3/2-3/7 // DURHAM

Spring Awakening

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte and the Durham Performing Arts Center host this groundbreaking Tony Award-winning fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll featuring music by Duncan Sheik and Carolinas-area cast members including Elon University’s Taylor Trensch and Matt Shingledecker along with actors Jake Epstein of “Degrassi: The Next Generation” and Seffi D, a top 5 finalist on “Canadian Idol” in 2006.

Helene Yorke and Marcie Dodd in Wicked. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Helene Yorke and Marcie Dodd in 'Wicked.' Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

2/7-3/7 // GREENSBORO
Around the World

TriadStage presents the comic adventure, “Around the World in 80 Days,” adapted from the novel by Jules Verne. Don’t miss this classic tale and fast-paced comedy appropriate for all ages!

2/12-2/2 // WINSTON-SALEM
Forever Plaid

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliances brings back, by popular demand, the prequel to their sellout production of “Plaid Tidings.”

4/9-4/18 // WINSTON-SALEM
Trailer Trash Wife

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance presents “The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife” by Del Shores, creator of the hit “Sordid Lives.”

4/21-5/16 // DURHAM
5/19-6/13 // CHARLOTTE


The familiar tale of the Land of Oz looks entirely different from the other side of the fence. Spend some time with the Durham Performing Arts Center and follow young Elpheba, future Wicked Witch of the West, in her journey as a youth and her eventual fall from grace — a story as classic as its parallel “Wizard of Oz.”

4/29-5/16 // CHARLOTTE

Queen City Theatre Company presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita.” The classic, award-winning musical profiles the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón and was adapted into a major 1996 film with Madonna and Antonio Banderas in the starring roles.

summer sneak peek

6/6-7/4 // GREENSBORO
Providence Gap

From a small Blue Ridge farm and rolling hills and mill villages of the Piedmont to the battle fields of World War I, TriadStage’s “Providence Gap” blends magic, myth and music into a regional tale of fortune and fate, family jealousy and chance.

This article was published in the Jan. 23 — Feb. 5 print edition.