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Students, parents and teachers have dreamed about an end to bullying in schools.

Sabrina Collias, a junior at Myers Park High, is the winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition after being runner-up last year.

This powerful coming-of-age story also has a sense of humor.

Atmospheric morality play gives a clear picture of nebbishy romance.

From Sally to Snoopy, this production wins hearts.

An old sacred theme gets a scintillating new twist.

Less-familiar musical passes the theatrical “royalty test”

Classic horror comedy still fresh and green

A memorable decade gets a memorable show.

Show full of acrobatics reveals essential truths about our aspirations.

Dazzlingly silly musical gets a worthy production all around.

Energetic ensemble rips through a splendid spoof

Cast intermittently finds the magic in a potentially great show

Vivid production helps problematic show

Karla Ferguson-Ramirez, a fourth-grader at Oaklawn Language Academy, finished third in the National Magnet School Poster Contest.

A Jewish fable with modern resonance gets a valuable revival.

Faithfulness to the 1939 film (with one exception) generally pays off.

Porter’s buoyant musical deserves its latest outing

Fine performances meet technical glitches in adaptation of Disney hit.

This musical alternately swings and struggles to come across.

Scarecrow and Costumes and Dog, Oh My!

Unusual choice for a musical pays off with big laughs.

Three Charlotte-area K-8 students were first-place winners in the third annual Science & Superheroes Contest, hosted by Discovery Place and Spandex City Comics as part of the N.C. Science Festival.

Fifth-graders at Community School of Davidson composed every note, scripted every word and lyric, and created every prop and backdrop to “Henry’s Freedom Box,” an opera based on the book by Ellen Levine. Amari Murrell of Cornelius appears in one of the period costumes.

James Shaul of Bailey Middle School in Cornelius won three individual awards when the school’s jazz band attended the Northwestern High School Jazz Discovery Festival in Rock Hill.

The big green comedy machine rolls happily on.

The Greatest Show in Waxhaw will have you wanting to join the circus

Three students from Coddle Creek Elementary in Mooresville won at their grade levels in the Iredell-Statesville Superintendent’s Art Show. Coddle Creek’s Mahil Manoharan won at the first-grade level for “Snowman Perspective.” Eben Fish, a third-grader, won for “O’Keeffe Rose”; his brother, fifth-grader Jonas Fish, won for “Art Clock.”

I have always been suspicious of movies turned into musicals. However, as members of the cast welcomed me into the Lake Norman High School auditorium, I was taken right into the land of Duloc for “Shrek: The Musical.”

First-rate sets and a strong Annie Oakley dominate the production

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