Feb. 23-March 24: Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 2424 N. Davidson St. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com."Songs for a New World"
Feb. 24-25: Characters in Jason Robert Brown's musical revue range from a man on the deck of a Spanish sailing ship in 1492 to a woman trapped in a soulless marriage in modern New York. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road,
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Through Feb. 26: Travel to Berlin in the 1920s when a writer meets a Bohemian girl who wants to be a star while the world is falling apart around them. CPCC Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534; tix.cpcc.edu.
Through Feb. 26: For ages 5 and older. Children's Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St. 704-973-2800; www.ctcharlotte.org.
Through March 3: Based on a book, actors tell true stories from barbers including Oprah Winfrey's father, Vernon, and Charlotte's Jermaine and Damian Johnson. Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 East Stonewall St. 704-342-2251, ext. 21; www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org."Treasure Island"
Through March 4: Matthews Playhouse presents Robert Louis Stevenson's pirate adventure. Matthews Community Center, 100 E. McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343; www.matthewsplayhouse.com."Children of a Lesser God"
Through March 11: A speech therapist at a school for the deaf meets Sarah, unable to hear since birth and estranged from sound and silence. For ages 12 and older. Davidson Community Players, Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953; www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org."Miles & Coltrane"
Feb. 29-March 3: This drama with music is about the impact of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. On Q Productions, Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000; www.youarenowonq.com.
Charlotte Symphony KnightSounds: "Carmina Burana":
Feb. 24-25: Featuring the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte and Charlotte Children's Choir. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-379-1257. www.levinecenterarts.org.Chamber Music
Feb. 25: The Fine Arts Quartet performs. Queens University of Charlotte, Dana Auditorium, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-337-2213; www.queens.edu/arts-and-culture."Pinocchio"
Feb. 26: Family Opera presented by Opera Carolina and The Verdi Society. For children ages 4-10. Gorelick Theatre, Charlotte Country Day School, 1440 Carmel Road. Tickets: 704-332-7177, ext. 218.Cello recital
Feb. 28: A recital by Alan Black, Community School of the Arts instructor and principal cellist with the Charlotte Symphony. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. Reservations: 704-887-0290.
Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio
Through February: "Survey." 128 E. Park Ave.; 704-577-1254l; www.cielcharlotte.com.Elder Gallery
Through February: "Studio Collection 3." 2000 South Blvd.; 704-370-6337; www.elderart.com. Elizabeth Ross Gallery
Through March 15: "Becoming." 1201 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6211; arts.cpcc.edu.Guinan Gallery
Through March 30: "Design for Good." The Art Institute of Charlotte, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway. www.artinstitutes.edu.Hidell Brooks Gallery
March 2-31: "Animus," by Miranda Lake. 1910 South Blvd., Suite 130. 704-334-7302; hidellbrooks.com. Jerald Melberg Gallery
Through March 10: Works by Thomas McNickle and William Partridge Burpee. 625 S. Sharon Amity Road. 704-365-3000; www.jeraldmelberg.com. Lark & Key
Through March 31: New works by Angie Renfro & Julie Covington. 128 E. Park Ave, Suite B, in South End. 704.334.4616; www.larkandkey.com.New Gallery of Modern Art
Feb. 23-March 15: "Stone Earth Paper." Works by Patricia Leighton and Del Geist. 435 S. Tryon. 704-373-1464; newgalleryofmodernart.com.
Through February: "Little Bird: Compositions by Travis B. Black." 601-A Providence Road. 704-333-4535; www.providencegallery.net.
RedSky Gallery - Elizabeth
Through May 4: Small works from regional artists. 1523 Elizabeth Ave., Suite 120. 704-377-6400.Shain Gallery
Through March 31: New works by Connie Winters and Christy Kinard. Reception 6-9 p.m. Feb. 24. 2823 Selwyn Ave. 704-334-7744. www.shaingallery.com.Morrison Condominiums:
Feb. 25: Paintings by Scott Avett. 532 Governor Morrison St. artstoryspirit.com.