‘BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON’
Through Saturday. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte does the regional premiere of the Tony-nominated musical about the founding of the Democratic Party, with Andrew Jackson as an Emo rock star. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; www.atcharlotte.org.
‘THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS’
Through Sunday. A study of an embittered, vindictive widow and her two young daughters, this off-Broadway smash hit won the Pulitzer Prize in 1971. Pease Auditorium at CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534; tix.cpcc.edu.
Through Oct. 12. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre does the regional premiere of Craig Wright’s dark comedy about things that go wrong in New Yorkers’ lives after 9/11/2001. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 113. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.
‘TARZAN: THE STAGE MUSICAL’
Through Oct. 20. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s classic novel “Tarzan of the Apes,” Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s musical tells the story of Tarzan, orphaned as a baby on the shores of West Africa and taken in to be raised by a tribe of gorillas. ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828; www.ctcharlotte.org.
‘LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’
Oct. 11-27. This comedy-science fiction musical with a score reminiscent of early rock and Motown tells the story of Seymour, a nerdy florist working at a derelict flower shop in seedy Skid Row. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343; www.matthewsplayhouse.com.
Oct. 15-20. Condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 madcap minutes, aided only by multiple costume changes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.
‘ARSENIC AND OLD LACE’
Oct. 25-Nov. 10. Joseph Kesselring’s comedy revolves around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy family as he debates whether to marry the woman he loves. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; www.theatrecharlotte.org.
‘THE BOOK OF MORMON’
Dec. 26-Jan. 5. A religious satire musical with book, lyrics and music by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez, a co-composer/co-lyricist of “Avenue Q.” It won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.
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