Musicals and plays running or opening soon.
‘REASONS TO BE PRETTY’
Through Saturday: 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.
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Through Sunday: 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.
Through Sunday. Quixotic Theatre does Christopher Shinn’s drama about a young therapist whose husband has died in Iraq; a year later, his identical twin brother shows up at her apartment, unannounced. UpStage, 3306 N. Davidson St. $15. 704-430-4821; www.upstagenoda.com.
‘DRIVING MISS DAISY’
Through April 6: Theatre Charlotte presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in 1948, 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.
‘FUN WITH STEM’
Through April 6: Science, technology, engineering and math get explored through magic, comedy, robotic puppets, live music, juggling and unicycling. Cory the Clown stars. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000; www.blumenthalarts.org.
March 29-April 6. Jennifer Overton’s play is about two siblings, one a champion speller and one a youngster with autism 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.