The Ligon Middle School Encore Performance Ensemble will present the drama KORCZAK’S CHILDREN, at 2:30 p.m. on April 30, and at 7 p.m. on May 1 and 2. This piece is set during the Nazi Occupation of Poland. Dr. Korczak, writer, educator, physician and passionate advocate for children tries to keep the Jewish boys and girls of his famed Warsaw orphanage alive and hopeful in the face of unbelievable terror. Against the rules of the ghetto, Korczak lets his orphans stage a magical play, THE POST OFFICE, to teach them about he one adult subject he has not yet taught- death. As the play is rehearsed, rumors about deportation to “camps” become a reality and Korczak must decide who can be saved and who must go on the final journey together.
The Middle Creek High Theatre Department will present Theatre III/IV Showcase in the school auditorium at 7 p.m. on May 1. For more information, contact, teacher Athena M. Reaves at 919-661-5468.
Cary High School Drama classes perform one act plays in the school auditorium at 7 p.m. on May 7. For more information call 380-3615 or visit http://sites.google.com/site/chspabc/
Dillard Drive Middle School’s first musical production, ANNIE, JR. will be performed on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets will be $5 at the door. Over 100 students and staff members are involved in this production. Cast members have been rehearsing, sharpening their vocals and perfecting their dance numbers. The directors and parents are busily preparing props, costumes, sets, lighting, sound and music. For more information, contact Toni Ahrens at email@example.com
Knightdale High Repertory Theatre presents the classic tale THE WIZARD OF OZ Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8 in the Knightdale High auditorium. Come experience the magic of the heartfelt tale of young Dorothy Gale and her incredible journey through the magical Land of Oz. The show features seniors Rayshaun C. Sandlin (Lion), Churaqui Mosley (The Wicked Witch of the West). The role of Dorothy is ably handled by Jordan Ogden. Sophomores Chelsea Geter and Chris Cunningham play the Scarecrow and the Tinman. Jacob Cooper is the Wizard. Freshmen Andrew Coleman plays the Gatekeeper and Nora West is Glinda. The show will include students from local elementary and middle schools. Bill Rashleigh is the music director and Ronzel Bell will conduct. Adriene Bridgewater handles the choreography. Peter Comperatore and Willie O. Jordan share directing duties. Cammie Perry serves as the production stage manager. Admission is $7.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door. Please call 217-5409 for more information.
Wakefield Middle School Theatre Arts will be presenting THE MUSIC MAN on May 7, 8, & 9. The show includes dance, band, drama, orchestra, and chorus students. For more information, contact Meredith Lyons at 562.3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Middle Creek High Theatre Department will present the Quik Witz Improv Troupe in the school auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on May 21. For more information, contact, teacher Athena M. Reaves at 919-661-5468.