With just a few days left in February, two events celebrating Black History Month kick off this week’s edition of Found Objects. On Thursday, Feb. 26, the Childrens Theatre of Winston-Salem presents Song of the Soul, a
revue of African-American music from slave songs to jazz to blues to
rap, at the Arts Council Theatre located at 610 Coliseum Drive.
The program hopes to educate audiences about a vital history lesson that teaches pride, responsibility and respect. Tickets are $8. For further information, contact Karen at the Childrens Theatre at 336.725.4531. Also on Thursday, the North Carolina Theatre for Young People and UNCG Theatre present Home on the Mornin’ Train, which tells the story of two groups of people separated by 100 years of history fighting for freedom. The play, written by Kim Hines and directed by Jennifer Ridgway, will be performed at the Taylor Theatre off Tate Street Feb. 26 – March 1. One story takes place in 1839 in Talledega, Ala.; the other in 1939 in Hamburg, Germany. Performances are Feb.26 at 7 p.m., Feb. 27 at 8 p.m., Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and March 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and students. For further information, call 336.334.4849.
At 8 p.m. on Thursday, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts presents Moliere’s Scapino at Patrons Theatre located at 1533 S. Main St. in Winston-Salem. As the servant Scapino always says, “The good Lord has blessed me with quite a genius for clever ideas,” and it’s his genius that helps two young men win the affections of their loves and the approval of their fathers in this modern adaptation of Moliere’s classic comedy. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. For further information, call 336.721.1945.
On Feb. 26, UNCSA also presents Sunday in the Park with George. Directed by Gerald Freedman and featuring members of Studio IV, this Pulitzer prize-winning musical love story revolves around Georges Seurat, the 19 th -century French painter who founded the neo-Impressionist art of pointillism. He is immersed in single-minded concentrations while painting his masterpiece, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.”
UNCSA presents yet a third show on Feb. 26 —On the Razzle, directed by Matt Cowart and featuring members of Studio III at the Catawba Arena Theatre.
While their master is off with his new mistress, two mischievous grocery assistants find themselves involved in a plot of mistaken identities. On the Razzle is based on the same 19 th -century German comedy as Hello Dolly.
On Saturday, Salem College presents the film, Wrecking Crew, a documentary that chronicles the heyday of the LA studio musicians who played on most of the major radio hits of the 1960s and ’70s. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 the day of the show. For further information, call 336.917.5313.
And finally, the Community Theatre of Greensboro is gearing up for its next production, High School Musical 2, On Stage!, which runs March 6-15 and will be performed at the Greensboro Masonic Temple, 426 W. Market St. Tickets range from $15-$25. For further information, call 336.333.7469 or e-mail Bradley Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.