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PLAY REVIEW: ‘Wizard of Oz’ is largest musical in Greenville High School history

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The Greenville Performing Arts Department presents the musical, “The Wizard of Oz” at 7:30 p.m. on today, Friday and Saturday at the Greenville Performing Arts Center.

This musical features students from both Greenville High School, Greenville Middle School and many community volunteers as well.

FRCP’s ‘Nuncrackers’ is a nostalgic and light-hearted musical comedy

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A fruitcake that could have changed the course of human history? Secret Santa for strangers? Nuns kicking up their sensible shoes in a chorus line?

If these questions have piqued your curiosity, the Flat River Community Players’ production of “Nuncrackers” is a show you will not want to miss.

Comedic whodunnit “Clue” comes to Greenville High School

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It’s a dark and stormy night at Boddy Manor and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons.

The host is, well … dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Or are the Butler Wadsworth or Yvette the Maid, the killer? “Clue: Onstage” is based on the cult-classic 1985 film written by Sandy Rustin, based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn which is also inspired by the Parker Brothers board game, “Clue.”

‘Tiny Thumbelina’ takes the stage for Danish Fest weekend

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Hans Christian Andersen wrote the famous fairy tale “Thumbelina” about the miniature little girl and her adventures in the world.

The Hans Christian Andersen Theater and the Greenville Area Community Center help to bring that fairy tale to the stage this weekend with their production of “Tiny Thumbelina.”

‘Beauty and the Beast’ a top-notch HCAT production

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The Hans Christian Andersen Theater (HCAT) started decades ago as a way to introduce children to theater. The theater group has now, for the second time, taken on the task of giving those grown children another opportunity to perform on stage.

 HCAT, along with the Greenville Area Recreation and Community Center, will present the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast” this weekend. The cast and crew are comprised of those 16 years old and older, with many of the actors coming from outside the Greenville area.

Greenville Middle School students return to the stage in “Alice in Wonderland”

For the first time since 2018, students from Greenville Middle School return to the stage of the Greenville Performing Arts Center as they present “Alice in Wonderland” on Friday and Saturday.

Based on the story by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Anne Coulter Martens, as the curtain rises, Alice slides into view at the end of her long fall down the rabbit hole. It is a more delightful place for the audience than for Alice, who is trying desperately to get back home. She tries to get help from the Mad Hatter, the Rabbit, and the very nice Cheshire Cat. Alice meets more of the odd and strange characters in Wonderland, ruled by the mad Queen of Hearts.

PLAY REVIEW: ‘Shrek Jr.’ a fast-paced, colorful performance

Transforming the Greenville Area Recreation and Community Center Stage into a swamp and having a band of fairytale characters banished to that swamp is an interesting idea in itself. But then introducing an ugly ogre, a beautiful princess and a bad guy named Lord Farquaad, and you’ve got all the makings for a humorous, fun and energetic musical called “Shrek Jr.”

Comedy magic comes to the GHS stage with “Puffs”

Greenville High School’s Yellow Jacket Theatre presents “Puffs” by Matt Cox to audiences this weekend.

This production is a light-hearted romp through the stories of certain boy-wizard that many know so well.

PLAY REVIEW: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

Charles Schultz created his comic books to show small frames of his character’s stories. The frames then blended together to make a comic strip.

Greenville High School performing arts students use that same technique in their musical version of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

GHS retro radio show returns to the stage

Greenville High School’s Yellow Jacket Theatre brings Orson Welles infamous 1938 radio show “The War of the Worlds” to audiences this weekend. This production celebrates 10 years of Yellow Jacket Theatre producing live radio drama onstage.