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May 15, 2014

Theater productions in the Charlotte area

Musicals and plays running or opening soon include “Angels in America” at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre and “The Big Lebowski” at UpStage.

Musicals and plays running or opening soon.

‘THE FIRST LADY’

Saturday and Sunday: Rozlyn Sorrell, Roderick Warner and Leshea Stukes star in this inspirational drama about a bishop’s wife who leaves her husband and ends up at a small Greensboro church. Scottish Rite Temple, 4740 Randolph Road. 704-365-3579; www.obsidianmediagroup.org.

‘THE BIG LEBOWSKI’

Through May 25: Citizens of the Universe, which specializes in live interpretations of film scripts, turns to the Coen brothers’ comedy. UpStage, 3306-C N. Davidson St. 704-430-4821; www.upstagenoda.com.

‘ANGELS IN AMERICA’

Through May 31. Tony Kushner’s two-part play, “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika,” runs in repertory (sometimes on the same day). Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.

‘WE WILL ROCK YOU’

May 27-June 1: The hit musical-comedy by Queen and Ben Elton is set in the future but features the beloved band’s past hits, including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and of course the title song. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251; www.atcharlotte.org.

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