Musicals and plays running or opening soon.
‘REASONS TO BE PRETTY’
Through March 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.
Through March 30: Shakespeare Carolina presents one of the most famous tragedies in the history of theater. Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalarts.org.
‘DRIVING MISS DAISY’
Through April 6: Theatre Charlotte presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in 1948 and centering on the relationship between a rich Jewish widow and a thoughtful African-American man serving as her chauffeur. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; www.theatrecharlotte.org.
March 29-April 6. Jennifer Overton’s play is about two siblings, one a champion speller and one an autistic youngster who discovers a hidden talent. Children’s Theatre of Charlotte does the U.S. premiere. ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828.
‘THE SUNSHINE BOYS’
April 4-13. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective more than 40 years after they were top-billed vaudevillians, Al and Willie (as “Lewis and Clark”) reunite grudgingly for memories, miseries and laughs. Pease Auditorium at CPCC, 1200 Pease Lane. 704-330-6534; tix.cpcc.edu.
‘OTHER DESERT CITIES’
April 17-May 10. When Brooke Wyeth arrives at her parents’ Palm Springs mansion on Christmas Eve with the manuscript of her tell-all memoir, she unearths a family secret. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; www.atcharlotte.org.