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‘Lion King’, ‘Hamlet’ and more on stage this week

Musicals and plays running or opening soon.

‘I LOVE LUCY LIVE ONSTAGE’

Through Aug. 18. You become the studio audience, watching Desilu Productions film two episodes of the “I Love Lucy” show in 1952. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.

‘HAMLET’

Through Aug. 18. Shakespeare Carolina does a modern-dress version of the Bard’s philosophic tragedy, with James Cartee in the title role. Johnson Main Stage, Winthrop University, Rock Hill. www.shakescar.org.

‘LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES’

Through Aug. 24. Queen City Theatre Company brings back Christopher Hampton’s play about sexual power shenanigans among the French nobility. Duke Energy Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.

‘A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING’

Aug. 17. The revue-style series debuts in the theater lobby with songs from Jonathan Larson’s “Tick, Tick ... Boom” and musicals written after 2000. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; www.theatrecharlotte.org.

‘VANITIES’

Aug. 17-25. Stephen Seay Productions presents Jack Heifner’s comedy-drama about three former high school cheerleaders from the 1960s looking back on their lives. UpStage, 3306 N. Davidson St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.

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