Burning Coal does Broadway
Burning Coal Theatre Company has had great success in re-imagining big Broadway shows for its intimate venue. This year, it’s “The Wiz,” the 1975 Tony Award winner that places Frank L. Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in contemporary African-American urban culture. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through Dec. 20). $25 (seniors $20; students/military $15). 919-834-4001 or burningcoal.org.
- Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern mounts an original dance/theater piece set in 1970s East Germany, “The Emotions of Normal People,” at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Swain Hall (through Dec. 19). Details at littlegreenpig.businesscatalyst.com.
- Manbites Dog Theater’s one-man show, “The Tramp’s New World,” follows the adventures of Charlie Chaplin’s iconic character as the lone survivor of nuclear catastrophe. Rob Jansen stars in this adaptation of a James Agee script. Details at manbitesdogtheater.org.