Theater Week – Blue

December 4, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 10, 2018

OPENING:

Buy My Art and Call It Holy – Monét Noelle Marshall presents the concluding installment of her “Buy It Call It” trilogy, a participatory, experiential series of events over 10 days at five different locations, examining and reimagining what we call art and what we consider holy. This week:
-Friday 7:00: Night of Invitation, an opening reception at 310 East Main Street, Durham.
– Saturday 3:00: Day of Celebration, movement and dance at Living Art Collective, 410 West Geer St, Durham.
– Sunday 3:00: Sunday Service, at W.G. Pearson Center, 600 E. Umstead St., Durham.
Continues through December 16.
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* A Charlie Brown Christmas – Theatre in the Park presents a stage version of the AARP-eligible 1965 TV special. Director not listed. (Opened November 30.) This week: Friday 7:30, Sensory-friendly performance Saturday 11:00, Saturday 2:00 and 5:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday.
theatreinthepark.com

A Christmas Carol – Theatre in the Park presents its original musical comedy version of the Dickens story, now in its – I’m going to say 85th? – season. Written and directed by Ira David Wood III. (Note: The role of Scrooge alternates between Ira David Wood III and Ira David Wood IV, check schedule.) This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Memorial Auditorium, DECPA, Raleigh. Continues next week at DPAC in Durham.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* Elf – Touring production of the 2010 musical comedy stage adaptation of the 2003 film. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

The Gift of the Magi – An immersive interactive version of the O. Henry short story, adapted by Michelle Murray Wells and the company. Presented by Sonorous Road. This week: Thursday-Sunday with walkthroughs beginning at 8:00/9:00/10:00. Continues through December 17. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com
sonorousroad.com

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol – NRACT and Actors Comedy Lab present Tom Mula’s 1999 alternate viewpoint take on the Dickens story. Directed by Rod Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 16. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

Lady Misrule – A father in mourning for his daughter ends up at the North Pole workshop of one S. Claus. Tiny Engine Theatre returns to the Triangle with an original “Christmas noir”, written and directed by Paul Sapp. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through December 16. Walltown Children’s Theatre, 1225 Berkeley St, Durham.
tinyenginetheatre.com

* Last Minute Wishes – Halle Cultural Arts Center presents a Christmas comedy by Ava and Darell Jenkins set at a department store (remember those?) on Christmas Eve. Followed by Karaoke Christmas, a Holiday Pops Presentation by Andy Beck and Brian Fisher. This week only: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The Halle, 237 N Salem St, Apex.
thehalle.org

* Love Life – Tony Award-winner and Duke Artist-in-Residence Victoria Clark directs a workshop production of the seldom-produced 1948 Kurt Weill/Alan Jay Lerner musical. One showing only (and it’s sold out, so call in any favors you have if you want a ticket): Friday 7:00. von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

* Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play – OdysseyStage presents the radio version of the holiday movie as it was performed on Lux Radio Theatre in 1947. The program features a dozen actors, live sound effects, and 1940s music played by The Retros. Two performances only: Saturday 2:00 at The Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill; Sunday 3:00, The Artscenter, Carrboro.
odysseystage.org

* Tend To Your Own House – Black Poetry Theatre continues Flip the Script. a works-in-progress series where classic works are remixed into new pieces, integrating poetry/spoken word and music. For this iteration, the plays being sampled are all early 20th century, including works by George Bernard Shaw and Ferenc Molnar. Led by Dasan Ahanu, a group of selected community artists will work together to shape each piece of the production. Three readings of these reworked pieces will be presented followed by a talk-back, offering an opportunity for community feedback. The series will culminate with a full production built from those pieces blended into one world and one storyline. Created by Dasan Ahanu, Lee Chapman, KD Lambert, and Nakita Jay. One performance only: Thursday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

ONGOING:

* The Best Time of Year – Mom’s away and the kids have to take charge of the Christmas Eve party. Moonlight Stage Company presents an original family-friendly holiday musical. Directed by Estes Tarver. Book, music, and lyrics by Carrie Marshall. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. 1304 Paddock Dr, Raleigh.
moonlightstageco.com

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre presents its popular annual holiday musical adaptation of the fairy tale. Directed by Mike McGee. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 16. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – An annual presentation, this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ is based on the venerable 1964 Rankin/Bass animated TV Xmas special (which vastly expanded the mythology of Johnny Marks’ 1949 hit song for Gene Autry — itself based on a 1939 Christmas promotional coloring book created by Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward in Chicago). Get your tickets early — this one sells faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys “R” Us. This week: Friday 6:30, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* She Loves Me – In 1930s Budapest, two shop clerks share an intense dislike for each other, unaware that they are also romantic pen pals. PlayMakers Rep presents Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick’s 1963 musical adaptation of Hungarian playwright Miklós László’s 1937 comedy Parfumerie. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson. Music Director Mark Hartman. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The Weir – Burning Coal Theatre revives its 2000 production of Conor McPherson’s 1997 Irish ghost story. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 16. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org
 

ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:

* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 

* – Closes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

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Theater Week – One Little Star

December 20, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 26, 2016

 
This is usually the time of year when all the Triangle stage lights go dark for the holidays, but again this year one production keeps its light on – and a very shiny-nosed light it is. Stay strong, everyone.

ONGOING:

* Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – An annual presentation of Broadway Series South, this stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ is based on the venerable 1964 Rankin/Bass animated TV Xmas special. This week: Friday and Saturday 11:00 and 2:00. Closes Saturday. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

* – Closes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

 


Theater Week – September Songs

September 6, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 12, 2016

 
OPENING:

Lungs – A young couple want to have a child but in a rapidly changing world that’s not an easy decision. Tony Lea directs Duncan MacMillan’s 2011 play for Sonorous Road. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 8:00 (Industry Night). Continues through September 25. 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

* True West – Theatre in the Park presents Sam Shepard’s 1980 story of two estranged brothers trying to write a screenplay. Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com
 

ONGOING:
 
The Beautiful Beast – It’s the end of summer which means it’s time for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s annual outdoor extravaganza. This year’s show takes a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20). NC Museum of Art in Raleigh. Concludes next week at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro September 17-18.
ncartmuseum.org

* Creature – In 1401, a woman has visions of Jesus and Satan, and decides to become a saint. Laurel Ullman directs Heidi Schreck’s 2009 play. Co-produced by Tiny Engine Theatre and NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
tinyenginetheatre.com
 
* Memphis – A white DJ promoting African American music falls in love with a black singer in 1950s Memphis. Raleigh Little Theatre presents David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s 2008 musical. Directed by Patrick Torres. Added Performances: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. (Note: remaining shows sold out, check with box office.) Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Maccountant – “What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?” Office politics get literally cutthroat in a Wichita accounting office circa 1963. Expect Jaybird O’Berski’s adaptation of Macbeth to be full of sound and fury – as well as chainsaws, hammers, and assorted potentially lethal office supplies. Presented by Little Green Pig. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through September 17. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com
 

* – Closes this week

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For updates on area auditions, we recommend the Triangle Auditions group on Facebook. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

 


Theater Week – When Joy Shall Be Our Song

November 18, 2014

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 17, 2014

OPENING:
 
PICK OF THE WEEK:
* Johnny Johnson – Question: Has a Paul Green play ever been done in Playmakers’ Paul Green Theatre? This weekend, there’s one in the building (but not in the Paul Green Theatre and not a Playmakers show) when student group Kenan Theatre Company presents the rarely seen 1936 Paul Green/Kurt Weill anti-war fable Johnny Johnson in its original form. Directed by Serena Ebhardt. This weekend (and Monday) only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00, Monday 5:00. Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. Free symposium Saturday 2:00-5:00, Hyde Hall.
drama.unc.edu

 
OPENING:

* A Century of Service: Rotary in Raleigh 1914-2014 – Burning Coal presents the world premiere of Ian Finley’s dramatization of Raleigh Rotary Club’s 100-year history. No director listed. Presented by Burning Coal’s History Plays Series. This weekend only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Burning Coal, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

* Cinderella – Touring stage version of the 1957 Rodgers & Hammerstein television musical. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Tar Heel Tales – World premiere of six short plays, with live original music by Kirk Ridge and Friends. This week only: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. The Cary (new movie-house/black box theater), Cary.
caryplaywrightsforum
 

ONGOING:

Into the Woods – A revisionist take on classic fairy tales. PlayMakers presents the 1986 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical in rolling repertory with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Joseph Haj. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Sat 2:00. Continues through December 6. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* The Landing – Three stories of love and loss, with a touch of fantasy. Deep Dish Theater presents the 2013 John Kander/Greg Pierce musical. Directed by Paul Frellick; musical direction by Glenn Mehrbach. This week: Wednesday and Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
deepdishtheater.org

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mismatched lovers, a moonlit forest, and a mischievous fairy? Must be Shakespeare. In rolling repertory with Into the Woods? Must be PlayMakers Rep. Directed by Shana Cooper. This week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 7:30; Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through December 7. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 
* The Perfect Detonator – The tale of an anarchist bomb plot in 19th century England intersects with the story of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Jody McAuliffe directs her adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s 1907 novel The Secret Agent. Presented by Duke Theater Studies. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
theaterstudies.duke.edu

* The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 – A family visiting Alabama in September 1963 are caught up in a national tragedy. Durham Family Theatre presents Reginald Andre Jackson’s 2010 stage adaptation of Christopher Paul Curtis’ 1995 novel. Directed by Jenny Justice. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 1:00 and 7:00. Closes Saturday. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
durhamfamilytheatre.wordpress.com

 
ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE:
* No Shame Theatre – Monthly open performance venue for original, short form theater and performance. One night only: Saturday 8:00 (sign-up to perform: 7:00). The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

 
IMPROV:
* Return to Ray’s Diner – Transactors presents the second installment of a long-form serialized show about the staff and customers of a small southern diner. One night only: Saturday 8:00.
cgtheatre.org

* – Concludes this week

 
Please contact us with any corrections or omissions. For a more complete listing of area events, we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com. For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season, click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

 


Theater Week – High Marx

May 30, 2011

Justin Vivian Bond

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through June 6, 2011

For a listing of what else area theaters have in store this season,
click on the Triangle Season Schedules tab at the top of the page.

OPENING:
Dancing at Lughnasa – Who’s producing this two-night run of Brian Friel’s memory play? Since there’s approximately zero information online, you’ll have to find out for yourself. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Jack and Jill – Jane Martin’s comedic romance, presented by FATE (Free Association Theatre Ensemble). This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00. Continues through June 18. Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, Cary.
fate4.us

Justin Vivian Bond: Dendrophile – The acclaimed award-winning New York performance artist appears for an evening of cabaret, featuring songs from the new album, Dendrophile. Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

KidsWrite! Performance Festival – Four plays by North Carolina middle/high school students, presented by Burning Coal Theatre. This weekend only Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

The Threepenny Opera – Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s masterpiece, which uses the musical theater form to present a Marxist critique of capitalism, is performed by Raleigh Little Theatre. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through June 19. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

ONGOING:
Ether Steeds – Story of a young girl growing up on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Stillwater Theater presents the regional premiere of Jason Williamson’s play, outdoors in the J.C. Raulston Arboretum. Thursday-Sunday 8:00. Closes Sunday. J.C. Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh.
stillwatertheatre.com

Mama Juggs – ‘rie Shontel’s touring one-woman show, this weekend in Durham. Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

AUDITIONS:
Deep Dish Theater – General auditions for 2011-12 Season. Sunday noon, Monday 6:00. Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, Chapel Hill.
More information

Please contact us with any corrections or omissions.
For a more complete listing of area events,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


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