On stage this week

Julie Marie Niekrasz as Cinderella and Travis Bradley as the Prince in Ballet Memphis' 'Cinderella.'

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Julie Marie Niekrasz as Cinderella and Travis Bradley as the Prince in Ballet Memphis' "Cinderella."

"The Amen Corner": A Harlem church pastor is confronted by the unexpected arrival of her long estranged husband. Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Other shows: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through May 6. Special matinee 2 p.m. April 28. Talk back with the director and cast: April 22 & May 3. Hattiloo Theatre, 656 Marshall Ave. Call (901) 525-0009 "The Arabian Nights": The bride Scheherazade must relate a series of stories to the King to delay her execution. 7:30 tonight, Saturday, Thursday. Other shows: 7:30 p.m. April 20-21. Tickets: $15/$20. University of Memphis Mainstage Theatre. Call (901) 678-2576.

Ballet Memphis presents "Cinderella": Choreographed by Steven McMahon to the score by Sergei Prokofiev. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; final performance 2 p.m. Sunday. $5, $22, $43, $72. Orpheum, 203 S. Main. Call (901) 737-7322 or balletmemphis.org for tickets and more information. Student matinee available; tickets limited.

Cashore Marionettes: The art of puppetry. 7 tonight at Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School, 60 Perkins Ext. $25 (discounts available for students and senior citizens. Call (901) 537-1483.

"If Martin Luther King Jr. Were Alive Today": A one-man play written, directed and performed by Dr. Rabia Louis Haynes. 8 tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Other shows: 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Tickets $20 ($15 senior citizens and students). Harrell Performing Arts Theatre, 440 W. Powell, Collierville. Call (901) 230-8805 or (310) 864-4038.

"Hedda Gabler": Henrik Ibsen's classic masterpiece. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 22. $23 ($10 students with valid ID). Theatre Memphis (Next Stage), 630 Perkins Ext. Call (901) 682-8323. theatrememphis.org

"King Lear": New Moon Theatre Company production of William Shakespeare's play. Shows 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 22. $15; ($12 senior citizens, students, military). Theatreworks, 2085 Monroe. Call (901) 484-3467. newmoontheatre.org

New Ballet School & Ensemble: SpringLoaded special event: opening night "Mosaic 3" concert featuring Hattiloo Theatre and River City Concert Band. 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets $35, $15 for children and students with valid ID. Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper. Visit newballet.org/performances for complete details.

"Not-So-Grimm Tales": 7:30 tonight and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. Rhodes College (McCoy Theatre), 2000 North Parkway. (901) 843-3839.

One-Ham Manlet: Ryan Kathman: One-man show written by Kathman, an English and theater teacher at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School. SBA Theatre students open. 6:30 p.m. Sunday ($10) at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School Performing Arts Theatre, 8250 Varnavas Drive (at Germantown Parkway), Cordova. Part of annual Crossroads Artists Concert Series. Call (901) 260-2840. E-mail: crossroads@sbaeagles.org Online: sbaeagles.org

"The Spitfire Grill": A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. Shows are: 7:30 p.m Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through April 29. Tickets $15-$25; $10 ages 12-under. Germantown Community Theatre, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road, Germantown. Call (901) 754-2680. germantowncommunitytheatre.org

Tennessee Shakespeare Company presents "The Tempest." 7:30 tonight, Saturday, Sunday and Thursday. Other shows: 7:30 p.m. April 20-22 at Shelby Farms Park (Wooden O Amphitheatre). Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of show. Call (901) 759-0604. tnshakespeare.org

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