Musicals and plays running or opening soon.
‘THE OWL WHO WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK’
Through Sunday: Children’s Theatre of Charlotte does a short play about Plop, a baby barn owl who must master his fears and venture out into the world. ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828. www.ctcharlotte.org.
‘THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT’
Through May 3: Carolina Actors Studio Theatre does Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play, which takes place in a purgatory courtroom where famous characters discuss the nature of good and evil. 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.
‘THE RELUCTANT DRAGON’
Through May 4: A heart-warming comedy based on Kenneth Grahame’s classic book about a peace-loving, poetry-spouting dragon who would much prefer a cup of tea to a battle. ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2828. www.ctcharlotte.org.
‘OTHER DESERT CITIES’
Through May 10: Jon Robin Baitz’s play is about a woman who shows up at her wealthy parents’ desert home with a tell-all memoir, threatening to reveal a damaging secret. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; www.atcharlotte.org.
‘PETER AND THE STARCATCHER’
April 29-May 4: Rick Elice’s comic play, adapted from the Dave Barry-Ridley Pearson book, serves as a prequel to “Peter Pan.” Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalarts.org.
May 16-June 1: The rock musical tells the story of the “tribe,” a group of hippies living in New York City and fighting against war, their conservative parents and society. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777; www.theatrecharlotte.org.