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Under The Rainbow Tarradiddle Players preschool show for ages 3-5 years old. Performance weaves together simple folktales, including "The Fisherman and His Wife," "There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly" and "Bear Hunt." For more information, call 704-973-2828 or visit www.ctcharlotte.org. March 26, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.; March 27, 2 p.m. $10-$12. ImaginOn's Wachovia Playhouse, 300 E. 7th St., Charlotte.

Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Review The story of a beloved American figure remembered for his humor, wisdom and common sense. June 17, 8 p.m.; June 18, 8 p.m.; June 19, 2:30 p.m.; June 21, 7 p.m.; June 22, 7:30 p.m.; June 23, 7:30 p.m.; June 24, 8 p.m.; June 25, 8 p.m. CPCC's Pease Auditorium, 1200 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. 704-330-6534. arts.cpcc.edu/performing-arts/theatre.

The Wizard of Oz Matthews Theatre of Performing Arts takes a journey down the yellow brick road. Based on Frank L. Baum's classic. For more information, visit www.matthewsplayhouse.com. March 31-April 3. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

Women of Will A funny, lively and insightful look at some of Shakespeare's female heroines as seen through the eyes of performer/teacher, Tina Packer. Presented by Collaborative Arts. For more information, visit www.collaborativeartstheatre.com. March 16, 7:30 p.m.; March 17, 7:30 p.m.; March 18, 8 p.m.; March 19, 8 p.m.; March 20, 3 p.m.; March 23, 7:30 p.m.; March 24, 7:30 p.m.; March 25, 8 p.m.; March 26, 8 p.m.; March 27, 3 p.m. $20-$25; 'Pay what you can' on March 16. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 North College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Young Frankenstein The new Mel Brooks musical based on the Oscar-nominated 1974 film and Mary Shelley's classic tale. March 15, 7:30 p.m.; March 16, 7:30 p.m.; March 17, 7:30 p.m.; March 18, 8 p.m.; March 19, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; March 20, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $20 and up. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Zombie Prom Performed by the Senior Musical Theatre Company, this show tells the story of Jonny Warner - a new kid in town who becomes a zombie after diving into the nuclear plant. April 8; April 9; April 10. $10. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

Visual Arts

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art School of Paris: European Abstraction Post World War II. The exhibition presents more than 60 works (paintings, drawings, prints and artist books), by artists including Alfred Manessier, Gustave Singier, Alberto Magnelli, Pierre Soulages and Nicolas de Stael and many more. Continues through March 14. Niki de Saint Phalle: Creation of a New Mythology. Featuring sculptures, paintings and prints. March 18-Oct. 3. 420 South Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-353-9200. www.bechtler.org.

Center for the Arts Quilts Tell Stories. An exhibition of historic and contemporary quilts. March 25-April 28. 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill.

Christa Faut Gallery Kesler Woodward: The Forest and the Trees. Kesler Woodward's solo show. Continues through March 19. Augury-Laminar Flow. Featuring drawings and paintings by New York artist Scott Duce. Opening reception with the artist on March 26, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. March 22-April 30. Quintessence. Featuring works by Ulysses Jackson. Opening reception with the artist on May 7, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. May 3-June 25. 19818 N. Cove Road, Cornelius. 704-892-5312. www.christafautgallery.com.

CPCC ART GALLERIES Not My Day Job. Exhibition features work by people who make art while pursuing professional careers unrealted to art. Mon.-Thur., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through March 18. The Art of Music: Selections from the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art's School of Paris Exhibit. Reception on April 11, from 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Held in Ross I and II Galleries. April 4-May 20. CPCC's Annual Juried Student Art Show. Reception on April 27, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Held in Pease Gallery. March 24-May 6. Works by Sarah Baron. Reception on June 3rd, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Held in Ross I Gallery. May 31-July 10. Works by Michael Henry. Reception on June 3, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Held in Ross II Gallery. May 31-July 10. Annual Art Department Exhibition. Held in Pease Gallery. May 23-Aug. 26. 1201 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. 704-330-6211. arts.cpcc.edu/art-gallery.

Ciel Gallery Fire, Water, Earth, Air. A selection of mosaic art celebrating the four elements. Receptions on April 1 and May 6, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Continues through May 20. 1519 Camden Road, Charlotte. 704-577-1254. www.cielcharlotte.com.

Dialect Art Gallery Shift: New Works By Sharon Dowell. Dowell incorporates references to the ever changing political and social environment in this exhibition of paintings and installation. Opening reception on Friday, March 11, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. March 11-31. 3204 North Davidson St., Suite C, Charlotte.


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