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Actor’s Theatre Of Charlotte

Off-Broadway-style company performs bold works by contemporary playwrights. 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; atcharlotte.org.

Through Sept. 20: “River City.”

Oct. 22-Nov. 8: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

Dec. 3-28: “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical.”

Feb. 18-March 7: “Stick Fly.”

April 22-May 9: “Detroit.”

June 10-27: “Cougar: The Musical.”

Blumenthal Performing Arts

The region’s leading presenter produces shows but usually imports them, mainly for its PNC Broadway Lights Series. Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.; McGlohon Theater and Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.; Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.; Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-1000; carolinatix.org; blumenthalarts.org.

These plays are national tours:

Sept. 30-Oct. 5: “Once.”

Nov. 4-9: “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”

Dec. 1: “Sister Act.”

Jan. 6-11: “Newsies.”

Jan. 27-Feb. 1: “The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible.”

Feb. 4-15: “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Feb. 24-March 1: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

March 17-22: “Kinky Boots.”

April 14-19: “Potted Potter.”

May 19-24: “Pippin.”

June 16-21: “Dirty Dancing.”

June 30-July 5: “Mamma Mia!”

July 14-19: “Annie.”

Aug. 25-Sept. 6: “Motown: The Musical.”

Special one-night events:

Feb. 8: An evening with Audra McDonald.

Feb. 22: An evening with Chita Rivera.

CPCC Theatre

Musicals usually take place in Halton Theater, straight plays in Pease Auditorium; both are near Kings Drive and Elizabeth Avenue. 704-330-6534; tix.cpcc.edu.

Sept. 26-Oct. 5: “They’re Playing Our Song.”

Oct. 31-Nov. 9: “The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays.”

Feb. 13-22: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

April 10-19: “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.”

Children’s Theatre Of Charlotte

Professional troupe for kids mounts its own productions, teams with local artists and imports tours to two stages at ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828; ctcharlotte.org.

Sept. 19-Oct. 19: “101 Dalmatians.”

Sept. 26-27: “The Giver.”

Oct. 11-12: “The Lion and the Little Red Bird.”

Oct. 24-Nov. 1: “Omimeo’s Black Light Magic Halloween Dream.”

Nov. 7-8: “Step Afrika!”

Nov. 8-23: “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

Dec. 5-22: “Scrooge.”

Dec. 13-28: “The Story of the Little Gentleman.”

Jan. 23-Feb. 15: “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.”

Jan. 24-Feb. 8: “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.”

Feb. 27-March 15: “Jackie and Me.”

March 15-22: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites.”

March 28-April 4: “Interrupting Vanessa.”

April 10-May 3: “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.”

June 2-6: “Pocket.”

Citizens of the Universe

This group specializes in adapting film scripts to plays; it also does straight theater and original works, mostly at UpStage, 3306 N Davidson St. citizensoftheuniverse.org.

Sept. 25-29: “The End of the World Sampler Platter.”

Oct. 26-Nov. 2: “A Disturbance in Whitechapel.”

Dec. 3-14: “The Winter’s Tale.”

Jan. 14-25: “1984.”

Feb. 11-22: “Rick’s Casablanca.”

March 11-22: “GONZO: Fear & Loathing.”

April 8-12: “The New Directors Night.”

May 20-30: “The Rocky Horror Show.”

June 3-14: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

June 17-27: “12 Angry Men.”

July 8-12: “The Lion in Winter.”

Aug. 12-23: “An Adult Evening With Shel Silverstein.”

Davidson Community Players

This community theater has a home at 307 Armour St., Davidson, and does bigger shows on the Davidson College campus. The Connie Company, an offshoot, does shows for young audiences. 704-892-7953; davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Oct. 2-19: “Dixie Swim Club.”

Nov. 7-16: “Seussical Jr.”

Dec. 4-21: “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Little Theatre of Gastonia

Community theater, 238 S. Clay St. in Gastonia. 704-865-0160; littletheatreofgastonia.com.

Sept. 18-27: “The Producers.”

Nov. 13-22: “The House of Blue Leaves.”

Feb. 12-22: “Children of Eden.”

April 16-25: “The Miracle Worker.”

May 28-June 6: “Always a Bridesmaid.”

Matthews Playhouse

This multigenerational troupe sometimes abridges popular works to make them easier for children to absorb. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. matthewsplayhouse.com.

Oct. 17-26: “Our Town.”

Nov. 7-16: “Seussical the Musical.”

Dec. 4-12: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

Dec. 12-14: “A Classic Christmas.”

On Q Performing Arts

Dedicated to classic, contemporary and original works that reflect the black experience, with performances at Spirit Square. youarenowonq.com.

Oct. 8-18: “For the Love of Harlem.”

Dec. 18-19: “A Soulful Noel.”

March 4-14: “Unfinished Women Cry in No Man’s Land While a Bird Dies in a Gilded Cage.”

May 27-June 6: “Seven Guitars.”

Theatre Charlotte

The state’s oldest community theater performs at 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; theatrecharlotte.org.

Through Sept. 21: “Footloose.”

Oct. 24-Nov. 9: “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Dec. 5-14: “A Christmas Carol.”

Jan. 23-Feb. 8: “Harvey.”

March 20-April 5: “The Normal Heart.”

May 15-31: “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Three Bone Theatre

The young company, often seen at UpStage, wants to be “a catalyst for hope, strength and humor ... (and create) a stronger, enriched society through the accessibility of theater.” threebonetheatre.com.

Nov. 14-23: “Art.”

Jan. 16-Feb. 5: “2 Across.”

May 8-17: “The Yellow Boat.”

Aug. 7-16: “4000 Miles.”

UNC Charlotte

UNCC brings Actors from the London Stage for an annual run. 704-687-1849; www.arts.uncc.edu.

March 18-21: “Macbeth.”

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