Indie rock, jazz and musical theater top this weekend’s events
Ryan Pitkin of QC Nerve joins WFAE’s Gwendolyn Glenn on this installment of “Weekend in Entertainment.” On stage this weekend is Theatre Charlotte’s production of the musical comedy “Something Rotten!”
“So this story is set in 1595, and it follows the Bottom Brothers, Nick and Nigel, who are sort of struggling to find success in the theatrical world of the late 16th century,” Pitkin said. “And they're especially chagrined by the popularity of one of their peers; you might have heard of him, William Shakespeare. So this is about their attempts to get out from under his shadow by creating the world's first musical.”
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You can listen to the full conversation above. Here’s a quick look at what else Glenn and Pitkin covered this week:
- Breakthrough indie rock band “Death Cab for Cutie” is playing at Ovens Auditorium on Sunday evening.
- Grammy award-winning jazz and R&B musician Norman Brown will be performing at Middle C Jazz on Friday and Saturday nights.
- Discovery Place Science hosts an adults-only event Friday evening with live science shows, music and a cash bar.
- The Bechtler Museum is hosting a screening of acclaimed film director Agnès Varda’s 1981 “Mur Murs,” a documentary about Los Angeles’s murals and street art.