‘Peter and the Starcatcher’
8 p.m. (also 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday). Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $20-$89.50. 704-372-1000.
Rick Elice’s comic musical play – which was adapted from the Dave Barry-Ridley Pearson book and won five Tony Awards on Broadway – serves as a swashbuckling prequel to “Peter Pan.”
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8 p.m. (also Saturday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19.50-$85.50. www.charlottesymphony.org.
Christopher Warren-Green leads the Charlotte Symphony and Oratorio Singers through Giuseppe Verdi’s memorial to the poet Alessandro Manzoni.
7:30 and 9:30 p.m. (also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $32-$35. 980-321-4702.
The “Mad TV” alum does his funniest impressions, including former Presidents Bush and Clinton, actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, and late-night hosts David Letterman and Jay Leno.