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Community theatre groups in Winston-Salem welcome actors, volunteers, and audience members. Let’s raise the curtain on these local organizations:
Decades of drama
- Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance has brought unconventional productions to the public for 40 years. Cast members performed dramas, musicals, and comedies in a variety of spaces around the city before the organization found a new home in the arts district in 2021. See “Return to the Forbidden Planet” Nov. 9 through Nov. 13.
- The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is celebrating nearly nine decades of live theatre productions. It offers acting classes for children and adults and maintains a costume rental program that is open to the public. See youth performances of “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” Nov. 10 + Nov. 11. Auditions for “The Mountaintop” are on Monday, Nov. 20.
- Stained Glass Playhouse focuses on theatrical productions with moral messages, family values, and community issues. Its performances have been held in the former sanctuary of Marvin United Methodist Church since the 1960s. See “The Red Velvet Cake War” Nov. 10 through Nov. 12. Auditions for “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” will be held Nov. 27 and Nov. 28.
All aspiring actors welcome
- Spring Theatre has been mentoring youth actors since 2011. Members are encouraged to write, direct, stage, and perform in original productions. The group also has its own “Spring Sings” album available for sale. The 2023 Holiday Tour will perform Dec. 1 through Dec. 15 — other details have not been announced.
- Camel City Playhouse performs in a black box theatre space in the downtown arts district. The theatre company works to bring current plays to audiences — many of which touch on social issues. See “Reunion” by local playwright Lynn Hall Dec. 1 to Dec. 10.
- 40+ Stage Company invites actors of all ages to find a role on stage or behind the scenes. The group focuses on plays with intergenerational themes — it also offers dramatic reading classes for seniors + actor workshops. See “Educating Rita” Dec. 1 through Dec. 10.
- Spirit Gum Theatre grew from the creativity of three friends who wanted to share the stage. Now the group travels to different theatres around town to entertain audiences. See “Witch” Jan. 26 through Jan. 28 and Feb. 2 through Feb. 4.