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What's Up? - June 8, 2007

A look ahead at area arts & entertainment

Information about ongoing events can be found listed under the first day of the event

Friday, June 8

Rock Hill Community Theatre presents "Guys and Dolls Jr.," June 8, 9 and 10, South Pointe High School auditorium, 801 Neely Road, Rock Hill, with evening shows at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets, $12 adults and $10 students and seniors. An oddball romantic musical comedy, directed by Jimmy Chrismon. Details, www.rockhilltheatre.org or 324-2578.

Battle of Beckhamville Revolutionary War re-enactment, June 8, 9 and 10, original battlefield at S.C. 97 and S.C. 99 near Great Falls. Event begins with Scotch-Irish Heritage Reception and dinner at 7 p.m. June 8, Great Falls War Memorial Building, featuring historian Charles Baxley. Dinner tickets, $25. Camps featuring living history demonstrations and a battle reenactment begin at 9 a.m. June 9 and 10. Re-enactment tickets, $5 adults, $3 ages 6 to 12 and free for younger than 6, good for Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Associaiton. Details, (803) 482-2370 or www.battleofbeckhamville.com.

Central Piedmont Community College summer theater presents "South Pacific," June 8 to 16, Dale Halton Theater, CPCC central campus, Charlotte. Musical set in an island paradise. Details and tickets, (704) 330-6534.

"Sweet Charity," through June 10, Belk Theater, Charlotte. Featuring Molly Ringwald. Part of the Broadway Lights series. Tickets on sale at (704) 372-1000 or www.blumenthalcenter.org.

"King Lear," 7 p.m. through June 10, Carolina First Amphitheatre, Falls Park on the Reedy, Greenville. Part of the Upstate Shapkespeare Festival, presented by Greenville and the Warehouse Theatre. Details, (864) 787-4016 or www.upstateshakespearefestival.org.

"A Call for All: The Great War Summons the Palmetto State," exhibit on the propaganda techniques used by state and federal governments in World War I, through Dec. 8, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, in observance of the 90th anniversary of the United States' entry into the war. Free admisison. Hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays. Details, (803) 777-7251 or www.cla.sc.edu/MCKS/

Bluegrass, 7 Friday nights, the former Blackstock High School gym, U.S. 321, Blackstock. Locals gather to perform bluegrass, country and gospel music. Free, but donations accepted to cover utilities cost. Snacks available. Details, (803) 385-5908.

"Between Taste and Travesty: Costume Designs by William Ivey Long," through Oct. 14, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, N.C. Celebrates the creative genius of former Rock Hill resident Long, a four-time Tony Award winner who has designed costumes for more than 50 Broadway shows. Includes costumes from "The Producers," "Hairspray," "Nine," "Crazy for You" and "La Cage aux Folles." Details, (617) 412-4000.

Saturday, June 9

Kings Mountain State Park living history demonstrations, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9 and 23 at the park on S.C. 161 northwest of York. Volunteers will demonstrate daily activities of the 1850s; blacksmith and woodwright skills demonstrated from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details, (803) 222-3209.

Splash Dash, 8 a.m. June 9, Camp Thunderbird/River Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie, with 10K/5K race and 5K walk, sponsored by the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce. Race registration, $20 in advance or $25 on the day of race, and walk fee, $5; proceeds to go Camp Thunderbird scholarship fund. Details, www.lakewyliesc.com or call 831-2827.

Super Summer Slammer pro-wrestling event, 8 p.m. June 9, Clover Middle School, Clinton Avenue, featuring Big Ed Jones with Count Grog versus The Barbarian, a WCW and WWF superstar, and Bobby Eaton from the legendary Midnight Express versus Lodi, a WCW superstar. Presented by the Clover Jaycees and APW-Chester. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission, $10 ringside, $8 general admission and $5 for ages 12 and younger. Advance tickets, (803) 222-9977. Details, www.cloverjaycees.org.

Living history days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, March through November, Historic Brattonsville, McConnells. Costumed interpreters present aspects of life in the 18th and 19th centuries; activities change each week. Admission, $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students and CHM members and free for ages 4 and younger. Details, 684-2327 or www.chmuseums.org.

Sunday, June 10

Third annual Tony Awards party, 7 p.m. June 10, N.C. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, a free party with live broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. and refreshments, cash bar, door prizes, theater trivia contests and games. Cosponsored by Creative Loafing magazine. E-mail rsvp@ncbpac.org or phone (704) 348-5816 with your name and the number of people in your party.

Matthew Noonan recital, 7:30 p.m. June 10, Ascension Lutheran Church, 1225 E. Moorehead St., Charlotte. Part of the summer recital series of the Charlotte chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Details, www.charlotteago.org.

Monday, June 11

Photography competition show and sale, June 11 to July 27, Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., downtown Rock Hill, in the Perimiter Gallery and classroom. Gallery hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and, on the second and fourth weekends of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Wednesday, June 13

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte presents "Natural Selection," June 13 to 30, at the theater, 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. Comedy and futuristic farce. Shows, 7:30 p.m. June 13, 14, 20, 21 and 27 and 28, 8 p.m. June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 and 2:30 p.m. June 24. Tickets, $23 Wednesday, Thursday and June 24, $25 Fridays and $28 Saturdays, at (704) 342-2251.

"Body Worlds: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies," an exhibit by Gunther von Hagens, June 13 through Oct. 28, 2007, Discovery Place, Charlotte. Display of more than 200 authentic organs, organ configurations and whole body plastinates that offer a view of the human body. Admission, $22 adults, $16 ages 6 to 13 and $8 for ages 5 and younger, $18 for students with ID and seniors 60 and over. Tickets, www.discoveryplace.org or 1 (866) 488-BODY.

Weekly jam session, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Van Wyck Community Center, Van Wyck. Details, Lancaster County Council of the Arts, (803) 285-7451, or Richard Vaughan, (803) 285-1076.

Saturday, June 16

Lancaster Shag Club's Jivin' June Jam, 4 p.m. to midnight June 16, American Legion on South Main Street, Lancaster, featuring DJs Gene Sistare and "Fessa" John Hook, line dancing class by Cathy McDaniel at 5 p.m. and prizes. Tickets, $25 per person, include Lowcountry shrimp boil at 6 p.m. Details, www.lancastershagclub.com, Nita Brown, (803) 286-5694 or John Campbell, 320-2233.

Sunday, June 17

John Apple recital, 7:30 p.m. June 17, Grace United Methodist Church, 737 E. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. Part of the summer recital series of the Charlotte chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Details, www.charlotteago.org.

Monday, June 18

The Queen City Experience AACT Fest '07, June 18 to 24, hosted by the Metrolina Theatre Association, a national biennial festival of workshops and public performances at N.C. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. Details, www.aactfest07.com.

Wednesday, June 20

Wilco with special guest Low, 8 p.m. June 20, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. Tickets, $33, available at Ticketmaster, (704) 522-6500 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Thursday, June 21

Rock Hill arts crawl, public reception and arts market, 6:15 to 8 p.m. June 21, Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., downtown Rock Hill.

Fort Mill Community Playhouse's youth production, "Alvin Fernald, Mayor for a Day," 7:30 p.m. June 21 to 23 and 3 p.m. June 24 at the playhouse, 615 Banks St., Fort Mill. A comedy with pointed insights into human behavior, presented by a cast of 12, directed by Becky Huerta. Tickets, $9 adults and $6 students and seniors, at Crossings on Main in Fort Mill, www.fortmillplayhouse.org and at the door.

Friday, June 22

Central Piedmont Community College summer theater presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie," June 22 to 30, Dale Halton Theater, CPCC central campus, Charlotte. The story of Millie Dillmount, who moves to New York City in 1922 in search of a new life for herself. Details and tickets, (704) 330-6534.

Saturday, June 23

Gethsemane Village benefit concert, 7 p.m. June 23, McGuirt Auditorium, Rock Hill, with singer Dave Hollister, N-Phase and W.O.R., or Weapons Of Righteousness. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Gethsemane Church's Gethsemane House Phase I. Tickets, $20, available at www.gethsemanechurchrh.net/.

Sunday, June 24

RSCM Evensong, 4 p.m. June 24, Myers Park Baptist Church, 1931 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. Part of the summer recital series of the Charlotte chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Details, www.charlotteago.org.

Monday, June 25

Walter Hautzing piano performance, featuring works by Beethoven, Schubert, Ginastera and Chopin, 8 p.m. June 25, Frances May Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop University. Admission, $15 adults and $10 students and seniors. Details, Eugene Barban at 548-0750 or e-mail at barbane@winthrop.edu.

Tuesday, June 26

Eugene Barban piano performance, 8 p.m. June 26, Frances May Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop University. Barban is a professor emeritus at Winthrop and is director of the Walter Hautzig Master class, in its 18th year; he will perform works by Schubert, Gottschalk, Brahms and Liaponuv. Free admission.

Wednesday, June 27

Pianists Judy Thomas and Allen Kindt, 8 p.m. June 27, Frances May Barnes Recital Hall, Winthorp University, including works of Albeniz, Beethoven and Franck. Free admission. Details, Eugene Barban at 548-0750 or e-mail at barbane@winthrop.edu.

Thursday, June 28

Piano performance featuring members of the Walter Hautzig master class, 8 p.m. June 28, Frances May Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop University. Free admission. Details, Eugene Barban at 548-0750 or e-mail at barbane@winthrop.edu.

Dancing with the Stars tour, 7:30 p.m. June 28, Colonial Center, Columbia, a live show featuring stars and dancers from the ABC show's first four seasons, plus exclusive rehearsal footage, interviews and outtakes, with live orchestra. Tickets start at $49.50 at the Colonial Center box office, thecolonial center.com or 1-866-4SC-TIXX.

Friday, June 29

Dancing with The Stars tour, 7:30 p.m. June 29, Charlotte Bobcats Arena, Charlotte, a live show featuring stars and dancers from the ABC show's first four seasons, plus exclusive rehearsal footage, interviews and outtakes, with live orchestra. Tickets start at $51.50, available at (704) 522-6500 or Ticketmaster outlets.

"A Children's Celebration in Song" annual choral festival concert, 2:30 p.m. June 29, University City United Methodist Church, 6100 Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. This year's Latin America-themed festival brings together 150 children from three countries; concert highlights skills children have learned during a week of classes. Open to the public. Details, Charlote Children's Choir, (704) 374-1892, ext. 23.

Saturday, June 30

Paula Deen Live!, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. June 30, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. Tickets, $46 to $66, available at Ticketmaster, (704) 522-6500 or www.ticketmaster.com.

"An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum," an exhibit of American decorative arts, June 30 through Sept. 23, Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Details, (704) 337-2000 or www.themintmuseums.org.

Sunday, July 1

John Webb recital, 7:30 p.m. July 1, Peace Moravian Church, 4418 Rea Road, Charlotte. Part of the summer recital series of the Charlotte chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Details, www.charlotteago.org.

Monday, July 2

Central Piedmont Community College summer theater presents "Seussical," July 2 to 14, Dale Halton Theater, CPCC central campus, Charlotte. A musical with the Cat in the Hat. Details and tickets, (704) 330-6534.

Friday, July 6

Central Piedmont Community College summe theater presents "The Odd Couple," July 6 to 14, Dale Halton Theatre, CPCC central campus, Charlotte. Featuring the mismatched housemates Oscar and Felix. Details and tickets, (704) 330-6534.

Disney's "The Lion King," July 12 through Aug. 19, Belk Theater, Charlotte. Part of the Broadway Lights series. Tickets on sale at (704) 372-1000 or www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Josh Groban's Awake Tour 2007 with Angelique Kidjo, 7:30 p.m. July 18, Charlotte Bobcats Arena, Charlotte. Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster or (704) 522-6500.

Central Piedmont Community College summer theater presents "Children of Eden," July 20 to 28, Dale Halton Theater, CPCC central campus, Charlotte. An inspirational musical about parents, children and faith. Details and tickets, (704) 330-6534.

"A Children's Celebration in Song" annual choral festival concert, 2:30 p.m. July 27, St. John's Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte. Festival brings together 150 children from three countries; concert highlights skills children have learned during a week of classes. Open to the public. Details, Charlote Children's Choir, (704) 374-1892, ext. 23.

Frank Callendo, 8 p.m. July 27, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. Tickets, $34.50, on sale at Ticketmaster or (704) 522-6500.

Beyonce with special guest opener Robin Thicke, 7:30 p.m. July 29, Charlotte Bobcats Arena. Tickets at ticketmaster outlets or (704) 522-6500.

Main Street Live, featuring SuperGlide, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 2, downtown Rock Hill, with music, food and beverages. Free admission. Sponsored by the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce on the first Thursday of each month. Details, 324-7500.

Edgemoor Horse Show, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Edgemoor Arena, eight miles south of Rock Hill on S.C. 901. Entry fee, $5, except as otherwise noted on the program. Concessions will be sold on the grounds. Next show, Oct. 6. Details, (803) 789-5017 or (803) 328-2686.

Nicklecreek with Fiona Apple, 8 p.m. Aug. 5, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. Tickets, $31 and $41, on sale at Ticketmaster or (704) 522-6500.

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte presents "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," Aug. 8 through 25, 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. Details, (704) 342-2251 or www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.

Organ recital with Rock Hill resident R. Monty Bennett, 4 p.m. Aug. 12, presented by as part of the Charlotte chapter of the American Guild of Organists summer recital series, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte. Bennett, principal organist of the church and also a concert organist who has performed internationally, will present a recital titled Friendship Favorites on the 168-stop Fratelli Ruffatti pipe organ, the largest organ in an African-American congregation in the United States. Free. Details, (704) 391-6618.

Rock Hill Community Theatre 2007 Down Home Play Festival performances, Aug. 16 to 19, Johnson Hall Theater, Winthrop University, hosted by the Winthrop Department of Theatre and Dance. Up to six plays to be produced. Details, 324-2578.

Alison Krauss and Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas, 8 p.m. Aug. 17, Charlotte Bobcats Arena, Charlotte. Tickets, $37.50 and $49.50, available at www.charlottebobcatsarena.com or (800) 495-2295.

Playfair, 8 p.m. Aug. 17, West Center Gym, Winthrop University, followed by an ice cream social. Part of Welcome Week 2007.

Soulful jazzy flutist Althea Rene with jazzy duo Sam and Ruby, 8 p.m. Aug. 18, Byrnes Auditorium, Winthrop University. Part of Welcome Week 2007. Cost, $5 with Winthrop ID and $7 without.

Recycled Percussion with comedian Rip Micheals, 8 p.m. Aug. 19, Byrnes Auditorium, Winthrop University. Part of Welcome Week 2007. Cost, $5 with Winthrop ID and $7 without.

Winthrop University convocation picnic with DJ music, 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20, campus front lawn. Part of Welcome Week 2007.

Hypnotist Tom Deluca, 8 p.m. Aug. 23, Byrnes Auditorium, Winthrop University. Part of Welcome Week 2007. Cost, $5 with Winthrop ID and $7 without.

Celtic rock band Seven Nations with comedian Pete Holmes, 8 p.m. Aug. 24, Byrnes Auditorium, Winthrop University. Part of Welcome Week 2007. Cost, $5 with Winthrop ID and $7 without.

Country musician Natalie Stovall with singer/songwriter Zane Williams, 8 p.m. Aug. 25, Byrnes Auditorium, Winthrop University. Part of Welcome Week 2007. Cost, $5 with Winthrop ID and $7 without.

Classical musician duo Black Violin with slam poet J.Ivy, 8 p.m. Aug. 26, Byrnes Auditorium, Winthrop University. Part of Welcome Week 2007. Cost, $5 with Winthrop ID and $7 without.

Main Street Live, featuring Parallel, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 7, downtown Rock Hill, with music, food and beverages. Free admission. Sponsored by the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce on the first Thursday of each month. Details, 324-7500.

Theatre Charlotte presents "Oliver," the musical version of the classic Oliver Twist, Sept. 13 to 16, 20 to 23 and 27 to 30, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets, $24 adults, $22 seniors and $10 students. Tickets, (704) 335-1010 or www.theatrecharlotte.org.

"The Rat Pack is Back," Sept. 25 to Oct. 21, McGlohon Theater, Charlotte, part of the N.C. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's Stanford Broadway Lights Series. A tribute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Dean Martin that recreates legendary concerts in 1960, when the Rat Pack appeared together for the first time.

Children's Theater of Charlotte presents "The Wizard of Oz," Sept. 28 to Oct. 20, McColl Family Theater, ImaginOn, Charlotte. Tickets, $16 to $21, at (704) 973-2800 or www.ctcharlotte.org.

Gallery Crawl, Oct. 5, Gallery 5, Center for the Arts, Gallery at Gettys, downtown Rock Hill. Details, www.rockhillarts.org.

Theatre Charlotte presents "Outward Bound," a reading of the first play presented by Theatre Charlotte 80 seasons ago, which presents an assortment of characters who are passengers on an ocean liner whose destination is unknown, Oct. 6, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets, $30, benefit the theater group. Tickets, (704) 335-1010 or www.theatrecharlotte.org.

Theatre Charlotte presents "Having Our Say," the story of the Delany sisters' first 100 years, part of the Stage 501 season, Oct. 11 to 14, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets, (704) 335-1010 or www.theatrecharlotte.org.

Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour, Oct. 12 through 14, Charlotte Bobcats Arena, Charlotte. Tickets,

www.charlottebobcatsarena.com or 1-800-495-2295.

Sesame Street Live's Elmo Makes Music, Oct. 18 to 21, Cricket Arena, Charlotte. Tickets, $14 to $30, on sale at the Cricket Arena box office or Ticketmaster outlets.

"Roméo et Juliette," Oct. 18, 20 and 21, Opera Carolina, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. In this operatic adaptation of Shakespeare, the famous love story is sung in French with projected English titles. Details, (704) 332-7117 or www.operacarolina.org.

Children's Theater of Charlotte presents "The Commedia Pied Piper," Oct. 26 to Nov. 4, Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn, Charlotte. Tickets, $14 to $18 at (704) 973-2800 or www.ctcharlotte.org.

Doodlebops Live! 1 p.m. Nov. 3, Colonial Center, Columbia. Tickets, $19 to $34, on sale at thecolonialcenter.com or 1-866-4SC-TIXX.

Theatre Charlotte presents "The Heidi Chronicles," a celebrated play which traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland, a successful art historian, as she tries to find her bearings in a changing world, Nov. 8 to 11 and 15 to 18, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets, $21 adults, $19 seniors and $10 students. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Tickets, (704) 335-1010 or www.theatrecharlotte.org.

"The Drowsy Chaperone," Nov. 13 to 18, Belk Theater, N.C. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, part of the Stanford Broadway Lights Series. Tony Award-winning Broadway musical comedy about a fan who plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 smash hit called "The Drowsy Chaperone," and the show magically bursts to life with the story of a celebrity bride and her wedding day. Details, blumenthalcenter.org or call (704) 372-1000.

Children's Theater of Charlotte presents "The Christmas Doll," Nov. 30 to Dec. 16, McColl Family Theater at ImaginOn, Charlotte. Tickets, $16 to $12, available at (704) 973-2800 or www.ctcharlotte.org.

Gallery Crawl, Nov. 30, Gallery 5, Center for the Arts, Gallery at Gettys, downtown Rock Hill. Details, www.rockhillarts.org.

Theatre Charlotte presents "A Christmas Carol," an inventive retelling of the holiday classic, 8 p.m. Dec. 6 to 8 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets, $20 adults, $15 seniors and $10 students. Tickets, (704) 335-1010 or www.theatrecharlotte.org.

Children's Theater of Charlotte presents "The Littlest Angel," Dec. 7 to 23, Wachovia Playhouse, ImaginOn, Charlotte. Tickets, $14 to $18, available at (704) 973-2800 or www.ctcharlotte.org.

"Aida," Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 to 3, 2008, Opera Carolina, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Sung in Italian with projected English titles. Aida struggles between devotion to her lover and loyalty to her father and country. Details, (704) 332-7117 or www.operacarolina.org.

Theatre Charlotte presents "Walking Across Egypt," the story of elderly widow Mattie Rigsby, who finds a teen delinquent who becomes the grandson that she doesn't have, Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 and Feb. 7 to 10, 2008, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets, $21 adults, $19 seniors and $10 students. Tickets, (704) 335-1010 or www.theatrecharlotte.org.

Love Notes, Valentine's concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 2008, Dana Auditorium, Queens University, Charlotte. An evening featuring acclaimed artists accompanied by a full symphony orchestra, followed by a party with the artists. Details, (704) 332-7117 or www.operacarolina.org.

Stomp, Feb. 26 to March 2, 2008, Belk Theater, N.C. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, part of the Stanford Broadway Lights Series. An eight-member international percussion sensation. Details, blumenthalcenter.org or call (704) 372-1000.

"The Wedding Singer," March 4 to 9, 2008, Belk Theater, N.C. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, part of the Stanford Broadway Lights Series. Romantic musical comedy based on the hit movie. Details, blumenthalcenter.org or call (704) 372-1000.

Theatre Charlotte presents "The Diary of Anne Frank," an adaptation from the writings of Anne Frank that tells the impassioned story of people persecuted under Nazi rule, March 20 to 23 and 27 to 30, 2008, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets, $21 adults, $19 seniors and $10 students. Tickets, (704) 335-1010 or www.theatrecharlotte.org.

"Don Giovanni," March 27, 29 and 30, 2008, Opera Carolina, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Sung in Italian with projected English titles. Details, (704) 332-7117 or www.operacarolina.org.

"Wicked," April 9 to 20, 2008, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, Broadway musical, part of the Stanford Broadway Lights Series. Two girls meet in the land of Oz; one becomes the Wicked Witch of the West and the other is Glinda the Good Witch. Details, blumenthalcenter.org or call (704) 372-1000.

Theatre Charlotte presents "Nouveau," an evening of new one-acts, written by the resident writers' group, Playwrights in Progress, April 10 to 13, 2008, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets, $15 adults and $10 students. Tickets, (704) 335-1010 or www.theatrecharlotte.org.

"Die Fledermaus," May 1, 3 and 4, 2008, Opera Carolina, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Sung in English; the story of a philandering husband and wife duo. Details, (704) 332-7117 or www.operacarolina.org.

Theatre Charlotte presents "Little Shop of Horrors," the story of an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood, May 1 to 4, 8 to 11 and 15 to 18, 2008, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets, $24 adults, $22 seniors and $10 students. Tickets, (704) 335-1010 or www.theatrecharlotte.org.

"Twelve Angry Men," May 27 to June 1, 2008, Belk Theater, N.C. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, part of the Stanford Broadway Lights Series. Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company; the story of 12 jurors in a murder trial. Details, blumenthalcenter.org or call (704) 372-1000.

Theatre Charlotte presents "9 x 9 x 9," nine new plays, each nine minutes long, by nine members of the Playwrights in Progress group, June 5 to 7, 2008, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets, $9. Tickets, (704) 335-1010 or www.theatrecharlotte.org.

Theatre Charlotte presents "Teatro Latino," the reading of a play in Spanish, by the Playwrights in Progress group, June 21, 2008, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets, $15 adults, $10 students. Tickets, (704) 335-1010 or www.theatrecharlotte.org.

"Avenue Q," July 22 to 27, 2008, Belk Theater, N.C. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, part of the Stanford Broadway Lights Series. Broadway show about traying to make it big in New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Details, blumenthalcenter.org or call (704) 372-1000.

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