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It may almost be August already but we’ve still got some great on-stage shows to wrap up the end of summer. Find out more about each show below:

TRYPS presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” 
Thursday, July 31 – 7 PM
Friday, August 1 – 7 PM
Saturday, August 2 – 2 and 7 PM
Sunday, August 3 – 2 PM
at Macklanburg Playhouse

Andrew Lloyd Webber created the music for this retelling of an epic Bible story, and the cast from TRYPS children’s theatre will be performing it. If you’re not a fan of musicals, be warned: There is almost no dialogue in the show. Tickets $5-10.

Maplewood Barn Theatre presents “Julius Caesar”
Thursday, July 31 – Sunday, August 3 – 8 PM
Thursday, August 7 – Sunday, August 10 – 8 PM
at Maplewood Barn Theatre, Nifong Park

When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and their republican friends resolve that Caesar’s ambition must be curbed – which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators must reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar’s ghost be avenged? Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between people in power. Ticket prices are $7.00 for adults and $1.00 for children under 10 and can be purchased at the Maplewood Barn Box Office.

PACE presents “Guys and Dolls”
Thursday, August 7 at 7pm
Friday, August 8 at 7pm
Saturday, August 9 at 7pm
Sunday, August 10 at 2pm
at Missouri Theatre

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, GUYS AND DOLLS is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. GUYS AND DOLLS takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. $12 – Adult, $10 – Student/Seniors, $8 – Children age 2 – 10.

Talking Horse Productions presents “Bingo! The Winning Musical”
Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 23
Friday, August 29 – Sunday, August 31
7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 2 PM Sundays
at Talking Horse Theatre

BINGO! is a splashy, zippy, fun new musical comedy – a small musical with a big heart.  A group of die-hard bingo players will stop at nothing to get to their weekly game.  In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite.  These loveable characters spring to life with a smart, funny script and bouncy, hummable tunes.  Audiences will be laughing in the aisles when they aren’t playing games of bingo along with the cast! $12 – adult, $10 – seniors/students.