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Charlotte Symphony Lollipops: Carnival of the Animals Dancers from the North Carolina Dance Theatre's School of Dance strut, prance, pounce and glide in Saint-Saens's musical menagerie, Carnival of the Animals. Pre-concert festival, featuring The Symphony Guild of Charlotte "Musical Petting Zoo," begins at 10 a.m. Sat., April 30, 11 a.m. $12.50-$25.50. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Charlotte Symphony Lollipops: Green Eggs & Ham Musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss's classic, Green Eggs and Ham. Pre-concert festival, featuring The Symphony Guild of Charlotte "Musical Petting Zoo," begins at 10 a.m. Sat., March 26, 11 a.m. $12.50-$25.50. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Charlotte Symphony Pops: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony A sequel to the popular Bugs Bunny on Broadway, this program of classical music and animation features a new fusion of on-screen Looney Tunes and live symphony orchestra accompaniment, including an enlarged "cast" of Warner Bros.' animated characters and cartoons, as well as favorites like Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo. May 19, 8 p.m.; May 20, 8 p.m. $26.50-$69.50. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Charlotte Symphony Pops: Chris Botti Since the release of his 2004 album When I Fall In Love, Botti has become one of America's best-selling jazz instrumentalists. Sat., May 21, 8 p.m. $42.50-$81.50. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Charlotte Symphony Pops: Rodgers & Hammerstein At the Movies This production combines re-mastered footage from the musicals by Rodgers & Hammerstein with original vocals and a live soundtrack performed by the Charlotte Symphony. Film favorites include Oklahoma, The King and I, South Pacific, Carousel and The Sound of Music. April 8, 8 p.m.; April 9, 8 p.m. $32.50-$76.50. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Charlotte Symphony Pops: That's Amore Concert of Italian favorites with a special tribute to Luciano Pavarotti, featuring Charlotte Symphony's Frank Portone as vocalist. Also, featuring Deana Martin - daughter of Dean Martin. April 29, 8 p.m.; April 30, 8 p.m. $26.50-$71.50. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Charlotte Symphony: Wagner and Bruckner This Charlotte Symphony program includes two works (Rienzi Overture and Siegfried Idyll) by Richard Wagner and are followed by what composer Anton Bruckner called his "Wagner Symphony," Symphony No. 3. March 11, 8 p.m.; March 12, 8 p.m. $21.50-$80.50. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Comedy

Clover School District Auditorium The Magic of John Tudor. Family Night XII, featuring original humorous pieces that revolve around fairy tales, romance, struggles with cosmic forces and more. Tue., March 15, 7 p.m. $5-$8. 1625 Highway 55 East, Clover. 803-222-8018. www.clover.k12.sc.us/csda.

McGlohon Theatre Laugh for the Cure. The event begins with hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction in The Atrium at 6 p.m. A live auction and the comedy show, featuring comedians James Sibley and Greg Hahn will follow in McGlohon Theatre at 7:15 p.m. Presented by The Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help raise awareness and funding for breast health programs in the community. Thu., March 10. $42. Doug Benson. Benson has appeared on Comedy Central Presents, Best Week Ever and was a contestant on Last Comic Standing. He also starred in Super High Me. Fri., March 25, 8 p.m. $25. 345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

NODA at 28th The Chuckleheads' Comedy Improv Variety Extravaganza. Secondary Chuckleheads' cast show at 8 p.m.; Main Chuckleheads' cast show at 9 p.m. For more information, call 704-301-1564 or visit www.thechuckleheads.com. Sat., March 26. $5 in advance; $10 on the day of the show. 2424 N. Davidson St., Charlotte.

Ovens Auditorium Brian Regan. Sun., March 20. 2700 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte. 704-372-3600. www.ovensauditorium.com.

The Comedy Zone Fort Mill Derek Blackmon & Friends. Also featuring Chesney Goodson, Katie Hughes, Chris Weathers, Michael Robinette and Chris Layton. Thu., March 10, 8 p.m. $5. 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill.

Dance

Coppelia A family ballet offering comedy, mayhem and a happily-ever-after romance. March 25, 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.; March 26, 1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. $12-$25. CPCC's Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. 704-330-6534. tix.cpcc.edu/.

Director's Choice North Carolina Dance Theatre's artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux chose Tchaikovsky's "Pas de Deux" and George Balanchine chose "Satto" by Salvatore Aiello and "Le souffle de l'esprit" by Jiri Bubenicek. In addition, choreographer Dwight Rhoden will present a world premiere inspired by the life and work of artist Romare Bearden. For more information, visit www.ncdance.org. March 10, 7:30 p.m.; March 11, 7:30 p.m.; March 12, 7:30 p.m. $25-$79. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Garth Fagan Dance In its 39th year, this dance troupe has won numerous awards and produced renowned dancers, such as Natalie Rogers and Norwood Pennewell. March 31, 7:30 p.m.; April 1, 8 p.m.; April 2, 8 p.m.; April 3, 3 p.m. $24 and up. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.


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