Musicals and plays running or opening soon.
‘A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL’
Through Sunday. Tarradiddle Players present this one-act play (for ages 5 and up) about Ebenezer Scrooge and three ghostly visitors, told in the Commedia dell’arte style. Wells Fargo Playhouse, ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828; www.ctcharlotte.org.
‘HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH’
Jan. 8-25. This glam-rock musical follows Hedwig, the internationally ignored rock goddess who fell victim to a botched sex change operation. Billy Ensley stars. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; www.atcharlotte.org.
‘DON’T TELL ME I CAN’T FLY’
Jan. 24-Feb. 9. The story – inspired by the life and work of acclaimed folk artist Della Wells – gives a glimpse into the sometimes challenging lives of an African-American family in the 1960s. Wells Fargo Playhouse at ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828; www.ctcharlotte.org.
‘THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST’
Jan. 24-Feb. 9. A glittering explosion of laughs sparkle throughout Beth Henley’s story of one small Mississippi town’s biggest annual celebration: the Fourth of July Festival and beauty pageant. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777;
‘CALL ME MADAM’
Jan. 29-Feb. 1. The one-woman show chronicles the real-life story of Madam CJ Walker, who was born on a plantation in 1867 yet overcame poverty to become a self-made millionaire. Duke Energy Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.
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