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Musicals and plays running or opening soon.

‘THE MOUNTAINTOP’

Through March 2. Katori Hall’s drama brings together Martin Luther King Jr. and a savvy chambermaid at the Lorraine Motel on the last night of his life in 1968. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.

‘THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES’

Through March 2. It’s happily ever laughter in these warped fairy tales. Based on a book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St. 704-846-8343; www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

‘PETITE ROUGE: A CAJUN RED RIDING HOOD’

Through March 9. Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will produce Joan Cushing’s zydeco musical about Little Red, the Big Bad Gator and a trip to Chez Grandmere. ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828. www.ctcharlotte.org.

‘FLYIN WEST’

Through March 9. Davidson Community Players will produce Pearl Cleage’s drama. It’s set in 1898 in Nicodemus, Kan., where pioneers settle an all-black town after leaving the racism of the South. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953; www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

‘BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK’

Through March 15. What starts as a 1930s screwball comedy becomes a look at the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American actress who paved the way for black actors. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; www.atcharlotte.org.

‘SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD’

Through March 15. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre does Athol Fugard’s 1970s drama about a South African job seeker who takes a work permit off a corpse but can stay afloat only by giving up his identity. CAST, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.

‘SHREK THE MUSICAL’

March 14-15. Northwest School of the Arts presents the song-and-dance version of the story of the big green ogre, the donkey who won’t shut up, the feisty princess and the villain with a – ahem – short temper. Halton Theatre, 1201 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534; http://tix.cpcc.edu.

‘REASONS TO BE PRETTY’

March 6-29: Carolina Actors Studio Theatre does Neil Labute’s play about a working-class guy who describes his girlfriend as “regular-looking” and learns this has consequences. CAST, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.

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