The Weekday Roundup (Jan. 6-9): Find Your Muse, Hedwig, and The Other Place

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Jeff Johnston (left) and Marla Brown unravel a medical mystery in The Other Place at CAST.

The first full week of Charlotte is marked by live music, dancing, and a few new theatrical productions to check out. We’ll begin the week at the Evening Muse, where the “Find Your Muse” open mic night features a Jacksonville singer-songwriter. And remember to click on each of the titles to see prices, showtimes, and more.

Each week, Monday brings an invitation for musicians to hit the Evening Muse stage, and these nights always include a featured performer (or performers) to anchor the events. Whetherman, alias of folk songwriter Nicholas Williams, is this week’s guest. His latest record, Streams & Pastures, was released last year. Check out a song from the singer below.

Revue’s Tuesday recommendation takes us to UpStage in NoDa, where another regular event deserves some attention. The Tuesday Dance Night has the themes of swing, blues and tango this week. Live music from The New Red Lights and a free dance lesson from Zoë Lechucita add extra appeal to the evening.

After some dancing, Wednesday brings an opportunity to sit back and enjoy some regional theatre. Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the story of a fictional rock group fronted by the victim of a botched sex change, comes to Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte. The musical runs until Jan. 25.

Capping off the week is the latest from Carolina Actors Studio Theatre. Straight from Broadway, The Other Place follows a neurologist whose life is coming apart. The cerebral tale was originally developed with the help of Charlottean Matt Olin.


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