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Little Mermaid The classic tale by Hans Christian Anderson comes to life in this production by choreographer Mark Diamond of North Carolina Dance Theatre. After a curious mermaid visits land, she falls in love with a human and dreams of remaining out of the water. For more information, visit www.ncdance.org. March 12, 2 p.m.; March 13, 2 p.m. $25-$67. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Look Back...Look In Solo and duet works that create portraits of women, relationships and life lessons learned. Presented by Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works. March 11, 8 p.m.; March 12, 8 p.m.; March 13, 2 p.m. $18, $20 at the door. Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. 704-342-2251. www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.
Peter and the Wolf Open Door Youth Ensemble presents a theatrical dance performance built around the classic tale of "Peter and the Wolf". Sat., March 12, 11 a.m. & 4 p.m. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. 704-342-2251. www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.
Spotlight An evening of women choreographers. Legendary choreographer Martha Graham presents Requiem - a piece by former Graham Company dancer Jacqulyn Buglisi. In addition, choreographer Emery Lecrone - a former NC Dance Theatre 2 Company dancer - will also present a new work. For more information, visit www.ncdance.org. April 28, 7:30 p.m.; April 29, 7:30 p.m.; April 30, 7:30 p.m. $25-$79. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Student Choreography Showcase Featuring dance works choreographed by advanced dance majors. The performance will feature a wide variety of styles including modern, jazz, hip-hop and more. For more information or tickets, call 803-323-4014 or email [email protected]. April 21, 8 p.m.; April 22, 8 p.m.; April 23, 2 p.m. $15 for the public; $8 with Winthrop I.D. Winthrop University's Johnson Theatre, 115 Johnson Hall, Rock Hill. 803-323-2287. www.winthrop.edu/cvpa/theatredance/.
Totem Presented by Cirque du Soleil. The show features skilled acrobats (including ring tossers, trapeze artists, unicyclists, jugglers, skaters and more). It centers around the evolution of mankind from a primordial state. For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem. Continues through March 20. $50-$250. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
And They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank The production paints a vivid picture of life before and during World War II by using real stories from Anne Frank, as well as Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss. Presented by Children's Theatre of Charlotte. For more information, call 704-973-2828 or visit www.ctcharlotte.org. March 11, 7:30 p.m.; March 12, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.; March 13, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. $14-$18. ImaginOn's Wachovia Playhouse, 300 E. 7th St., Charlotte.
A Behanding in Spokane This black comedy play by Martin McDonagh revolves around a man searching for his missing hand, two con artists making a few hundred bucks and an overly curious hotel clerk. March 10, 8 p.m.; March 11, 8 p.m.; March 12, 8 p.m.; March 17, 8 p.m.; March 18, 8 p.m.; March 19, 8 p.m.; March 24, 8 p.m.; March 25, 8 p.m.; March 26, 8 p.m.; March 31, 8 p.m.; April 1, 8 p.m.; April 2, 8 p.m. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST), 1118 Clement Ave., Charlotte. 704-455-8542. www.nccast.com.
Agnes of God In this play by John Pielmeier, a dead newborn is found at a convent and the mother insists the baby was a virgin birth. Dr. Martha Livingstone is assigned to the investigate case and the sparks begin to fly as the religious folks insist it was a miracle birth gone wrong. April 21-May 21. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST), 1118 Clement Ave., Charlotte. 704-455-8542. www.nccast.com.
Alice in Wonderland Disney classic about the adventures of Alice features zippy songs, such as "I'm Late," "The Un-birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah". June 29, 10 a.m.; June 30, 10 a.m.; July 1, 10 a.m.; July 2, 10 a.m.; July 5, 10 a.m.; July 6, 10 a.m.; July 7, 10 a.m.; July 8, 10 a.m.; July 9, 10 a.m. CPCC's Pease Auditorium, 1200 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. 704-330-6534. arts.cpcc.edu/performing-arts/theatre.
Almost, Maine Love is in the air in a mythical town called Almost. Residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and sometimes humorous ways. Held in Pease Auditorium. April 8, 8 p.m.; April 9, 8 p.m.; April 10, 2:30 p.m.; April 15, 8 p.m.; April 16, 8 p.m.; April 17, 2:30 p.m. $16. CPCC's Pease Auditorium, 1200 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. 704-330-6534. tix.cpcc.edu/.
Avenue Q Award-winning puppet musical tells the story of Princeton, a college grad who moves to New York to pursue his dreams. After moving into a low income neighborhood, he becomes friends with his neighbors, all of whom have struggles (from finding jobs and dates to their purpose in life). April 5, 7:30 p.m.; April 6, 7:30 p.m.; April 7, 7:30 p.m.; April 8, 8 p.m.; April 9, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; April 10, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $20 and up. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.