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Community Theatre of Greensboro unveils five-play lineup

August 22, 2013

YellowBrix

Aug. 22--Community Theatre of Greensboro, 520 S. Elm St. in Greensboro, has chosen five shows for its upcoming season. The lineup starts with a well-known musical and includes the yearly presentation of "The Wizard of Oz."

Season and individual tickets are available online at www.ctgso.org or by calling 333-7469 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Here are the shows featured this season:

'Smokey Joe's Cafe'

The longest-running musical revue in Broadway history, "Smokey Joe's Cafe" is a nonstop celebration of more than 40 songs, including "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog," "Stand by Me," "Spanish Harlem" and "On Broadway."

'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Set in small-town Alabama during the Depression -- and seen through the eyes of a young tomboy -- this Pulitzer Prize-winning tale is about innocence, tolerance, family and the courage to live what you believe.

'Legally Blonde: The Musical'

Music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Neil Benjamin. Book by Heather Hach. Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the MGM motion picture.

Harvard's beloved blonde Elle Woods takes the stage by storm in this upbeat musical about self-discovery.

Based on the movie, "Legally Blonde: The Musical" stays true to form with a peppy score.

'9 to 5: The Musical'

Music by Dolly Parton. Book by Patricia Resnick. Based on the screenplay by Patrica Resnick and Colin Higgins.

Pushed to the boiling point by their sexist, egotistical, bigoted, hypo-critcal boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with him. The women conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do -- even in a man's world.

Set in the 1970s, "9 to 5: The Musical" is a funny tale of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era.

The classic 'The Wizard of Oz'

By L. Frank Baum. Music by Herbert Stothart. Score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Book adaptation by John Kane from the motion picture screenplay.

Year after year, audiences respond with joy as they watch more than 200 talented children, teens and adults present this timeless classic.

Follow the adventures of Dorothy and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz.

Dorothy and Toto meet a cast of characters on their quest to find their way home.

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