Theatrical Productions in Charlotte: January 2017

Weldon Weaver

FEATURED EVENT:

Donna Scott Productions Brings Back The Taming on Inauguration Day

DONNA SCOTT PRODUCTIONS joins more than 30 companies across the U.S. staging a live reading of The Taming, Lauren Gunderson's satirical, all-female tale. The show is about about a tense showdown between a left-wing activist, a conservative senatorial aide, and a recently crowned Miss Georgia. It’s a send-up of the contemporary political climate, and it couldn’t come at a better time. This performance is free at Charlotte Art League on Jan. 20 (7 p.m.)

Read our original piece about The Taming here.


ALSO IN JANUARY:
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
JAN. 10-15
Based on the 1951 Gene Kelly film of the same name, An American in Paris follows a soldier who decides to pursue a life as a painter in France following World War II. This adaptation nabbed four Tony Awards in 2015.


BOYS TO BAGHDAD
JAN. 11-21
Boys to Baghdad is a coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of war. Playwright Roy D. Sheriff, a veteran of Desert Storm, is behind the show.


WONDERFEST
JAN. 14-29
This three-weekend festival features world premieres, with new renditions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Also on the slate: New Kid, about an immigrant who finds unexpected prejudice in the "Land of Opportunity."


CRIMES OF THE HEART
JAN. 20-FEB. 5
This Southern Gothic dark comedy, a 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner, follows three sisters after one kills her husband and other drama ensues. Theatre Charlotte has entertained the city for the past 89 years.


LA TRAVIATA
JAN. 22-28
The 2016-2017 Opera Carolina season continues with this Giuseppe Verdi work. One of the most famous aspects of this show is a vital death scene, but that's all we'll see about that.


DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD: LIVE!
JAN. 22
This animated tiger carries on the tradition of the beloved Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood PBS show. Now you and your kids can see the tyke for yourself at the Knight Theater.


RIVERDANCE
JAN. 30-FEB. 5
The huge Irish hit is out on a 20th anniversary tour. The ensemble performs in more than 50 cities, and Charlotte gets eight performances over six days.

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