6 p.m. (also 9:30 and 11 a.m. Jan. 25). Halton Theatre, CPCC, Kings Drive at Elizabeth Avenue. $8. www.mckineticworks.org.
Martha Connerton Kinetic Works uses Glazunov’s ballet music as the basis for a multimedia show with “dance, art and science, including puppets and video.” Thursday dress rehearsal, Friday performances open to public.
‘Next to Normal’
7:30 p.m. (and through Feb. 9). Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St. $25-$28. www.carolinatix.org.
Queen City Theatre Company does the Tony-winning rock musical about a mother who’s coping with mental illness and the husband and daughter who struggle to help her.
N.C. Dance: Innovative Works
7:30 p.m. (and through Feb. 16). McBride-Bonnefoux Center, 701 N. Tryon St. $25-$65. www.carolinatix.org.
N.C. Dance Theatre unveils works by Sasha Janes, Dwight Rhoden and Mark Diamond in its intimate 200-seat auditorium.
7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $39. www.carolinatix.org.
Guest conductor Jacomo Bairos leads the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra through a concert of waltz, rhumba, samba and tango music, featuring dancers from Metropolitan Ballroom.
7:30 p.m. (also 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27). Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $50-$150. www.carolinatix.org.
Shen Yun Performing Arts blends classical Chinese dance, music, costumes and drumming to depict historical acts, ancient legends and events from the modern world.