Theater Week – What the Dickens!

December 12, 2017

“Dickens was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.”

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 18, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Black Nativity – Justice Theater Project’s annual presentation of the Langston Hughes play. Directed by Deb Royals, musical director Carolyn Colquitt. This week: Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 7:00, Monday 7:00. Closes Monday. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

A Christmas Carol – PlayMakers Rep presents Ray Dooley in a solo retelling of the Dickens story. Adapted by William Leach, directed by Michael Perlman. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through December 23. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* A Christmas Carol – Theatre in the Park presents Ira David Wood III’s perennial Dickens extravaganza. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

* Dicken’s A Christmas Carol – Touring production of Neil McGarry’s solo presentation of the Dickens story. One performance: Friday 7:00. Sharp Nine Gallery Jazz Club, 4608-L Industry Lane, Durham.
durhamjazzworkshop.org

The Santaland Diaries – Stage adaptation of the David Sedaris NPR holiday staple, featuring Jesse Gephart as Crumpet, a disgruntled Santa elf working at Macy’s. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 24. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com
 

ONGOING:

* Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday musical staging of the Charles Perrault fairy tale, adapted and composed by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Gift of the Magi – An immersive stage version of the O. Henry short story, adapted by Michelle Murray Wells and the company. Presented by Sonorous Road. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00/8:00/9:00, Sunday 2:00/3:00/4:00. Continues through December 23. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* It’s a Wonderful Life: Radio Show – Adaptation of the 1946 Frank Capra film staged as a 1940s live radio broadcast. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Peter Pan & Wendy – A new stage adaptation of the J.M. Barrie story, adapted by Lillian White and the Burning Coal Theatre Company. Directed by Lillian White. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday.
burningcoal.org 

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 (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 11:00/2:00/5:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

ShakesBEER – “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” Bare Theatre returns with their site-appropriate evening of scenes featuring notable Shakespearean imbibers performed in local pubs. Adapted by Chuck Keith, directed by Dustin Britt. This week: Monday 8:00 at Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough, Tuesday 8:00 at Imbibe in Chapel Hill, Wednesday 8:00 at Hibernian in Raleigh. Continues at various Triangle drinking establishments through December 22.
baretheatre.org

* A Trailer Park Christmas – A Durham holiday tradition, now in its 10th year, this interactive, family-friendly entertainment follows the Dodson/Hussy family as they grapple with crazy neighbors, ghosts, fruitcakes and a Yuletide tornado. Created by Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem. Produced by Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through December 16. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.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 – Let Life Be Like Music

December 13, 2016

 
langston

Langston Hughes, by Winold Reiss. National Portrait Gallery

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 19, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Black Nativity – Justice Theater Project’s annual presentation of the Langston Hughes play. Directed by Deb Royals, musical director Carolyn Colquitt, choreography by Chuck Davis and members of the African American Dance Ensemble. This week: Saturday and Sunday 4:00 and 8:00, Monday 7:00. Closes Monday. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy with a (Somewhat) Happy Ending – A new show by Wendy Weiner; directed by Anastasia LeDuc. Presented by One Song Productions. One show: Saturday 7:30. Community Church of Chapel Hill.
1songproductions.org
 

ONGOING:

* A Christmas Carol – Theatre in the Park presents Ira David Wood III’s perennial Dickens extravaganza. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. DPAC, Durham. Closes Sunday.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 
* Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday musical staging of the fairy tale, adapted and composed by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical – As 2016 draws to a close, struggling members of the American underclass must cope with a bleak, dystopian future as the last vestiges of an economic safety net and health care are systematically destroyed by greed and craven political opportunism. Haha just kidding! It’s actually a “cat-fightin’, sun worshippin’, chair throwin’ good time” about funny poor people – “but with tinsel and Keg Nog”. NRACT presents David Nehls and Betsy Kelso’s holiday sequel to The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Directed by Judy Dove, music director Craig Johnson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Little Women – Join the March family for a Civil War Christmas, in a stage adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, presented by Women’s Theatre Festival. Director not listed. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

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 (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, 2:00, and 5:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Santaland Diaries – Stage adaptation of the David Sedaris NPR holiday staple, featuring Jesse Gephart as Crumpet, a disgruntled Santa elf working at Macy’s. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* A Trailer Park Christmas – Fruitcakes, tornadoes, and inbred Southerners – it’s the Beloved Holiday Classic™ that puts the “Oh, Christ!” back in Christmas. Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s Faulknerian yuletide epic returns for its ninth year. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* The Typographer’s Dream – During a career-oriented presentation three eccentric experts – a stenographer, a geographer, and a typographer – discourse on their chosen disciplines. But soon the line between the professional and the personal starts to blur. Black Ops Theatre and Manbites Dog Theater present Adam Bock’s 2002 comedy. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Written On the Heart – Burning Coal Theatre presents David Edgar’s 2011 historical drama about the creation of the King James Bible. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoaltheatre.org
 

IMPROV:

* Hush Hush – Mettlesome presents an evening of the worst kept secrets in Durham in which one special guest shares a secret they never thought they’d say out loud. This month’s guest: Emily Anderson, company member of The Delta Boys. One night: Friday 10:00 (following performance of The Typographer’s Dream). Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.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.

 


Theater Week – Duck Variations

September 13, 2016

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through September 19, 2016

 
OPENING:

* Almost, Maine – Theatre in the Park presents John Cariani’s 2004 play, set in a fictional town in Maine (last visited in Legacy Rep’s fall 2015 production in Durham). Director not listed. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Arsenic and Old Lace – A pair of female serial killers are threatened by their nephew, a murderous psychopath. Forest Moon presents Joseph Kesselring’s 1939 comedy. Directed by Jason Tyne-Zimmerman. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 25. Renaissance Center, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.
forestmoontheater.org

* Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity – An interview-based theater production based on the diverse stories of young Muslims who came of age in a post-9/11 New York City. Created and performed by Ping Chong + Company. Presented by Carolina Performing Arts. One performance: Sunday 8:00. Gerrard Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
carolinaperformingarts.org

Detroit ’67 – PlayMakers Rep presents Dominique Morisseau’s 2013 drama about a brother and sister trying to get by in Motown-era Detroit. Directed by Lisa Rothe. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 2. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

* An Evening with Martin and Langston – Felix Justice and Danny Glover portray Martin Luther King, Jr. and Langston Hughes through their speeches and writing. Presented by NC State Live. One night: Friday 8:00. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus. Raleigh.
live.arts.ncsu.edu

* Kinky Boots – A down on its heels British shoe factory finds a unique solution to its financial problems in the 2012 musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper, based on the 2005 movie. Touring production. This week only: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney – Lucas Hnath’s play takes a dark and kaleidoscopic theme park ride into the mind of a 20th century visionary. Welcome to the craziest place on earth. Directed by Joseph Megel; presented by Manbites Dog Theater and StreetSigns. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 1. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org
 

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: Saturday 7:00 (pre-show starts at 6:20), Sunday 3:00 (pre-show 2:20). Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro.
carolinatheatre.com
 
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: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 25. 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

* 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: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. (Note: all remaining performances closed out; wait list starts at 7:00.) Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
littlegreenpig.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
 

* – 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 – Closing Time

December 15, 2015

  

Fairytale of New York

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 21, 2015

 

OPENING:

Black Nativity – Justice Theater Project’s annual staging of the 1961 Langston Hughes play, directed by Deb Royals, with musical director Carolyn Colquitt, and choreographer Chuck Davis. This week: Saturday 7:00, Sunday 4:00 and 7:00. Next week: Monday and Tuesday 8:00. Closes Tuesday. Stewart Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* Black Nativity Durham – Ninth annual production of this show. Presented by Wendell Tabb and Xavier Carson in association with Throne Life Media. This week only: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Hillside High School, Durham.
blacknativitydurham.com

* A Christmas Carol – Annual presentation of the Dickens story in a staged reading by North Carolina writers Michael Malone and Allan Gurganus. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30 p.m. St. Matthews Church, Hillsborough.
stmatthewshillsborough.dionc.org

 
ONGOING:

* A Christmas Carol – Theatre in the Park presents Ira David Wood III’s perennial Dickens extravaganza. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. DPAC, Durham. Closes Sunday.
theatreinthepark.com

* Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday musical staging of the fairy tale, adapted and composed by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:00 and 5:00, Sunday 1:00. Closes Sunday. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* The Emotions of Normal People – Love affairs, betrayal, sex, Stasi agents. Almost two years in the making, Little Green Pig’s “originalmovementtheaterwerk” deconstructs and reassembles the experiment-in-living that was the German Democratic Republic before the end of the Cold War brought it crashing down. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
littlegreenpig.businesscatalyst.com

* Grounded – An F-16 pilot is reassigned to flying drones in the 2013 one-woman drama by George Brant. Presented by Sonorous Road Productions. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Friday and Saturday 9:00, Sunday 3:30. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.com

* Nuncrackers – Another holiday entry in Dan Goggin’s apparently inexhaustible Nunsense musical comedy franchise. Directed by Jon Todd, presented by NRACT. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org
 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – 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 (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: Thursday and Friday 6:30, Saturday 11:00/2:00/6:30, Sunday 11:00/2:00/6:30, Monday 11:00/2:00. Continues through December 30. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Santaland Diaries – Stage adaptation of the David Sedaris NPR holiday staple, featuring Jesse Gephart as Crumpet, a disgruntled Santa elf working at Macy’s. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

* A Trailer Park Christmas – Fruitcake, tornadoes, and inbred Southerners – it’s the Beloved Holiday Classic™ that puts the “Oh, Christ!” back in Christmas. Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s Faulknerian yuletide epic returns for its eighth year. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* The Tramp’s New World – Charlie Chaplin’s iconic Tramp character is the lone survivor of a “super-atomic blast” in Rob Jansen’s one-man show, adapted from James Agee’s never-produced screenplay written for Chaplin. Directed by Joseph Megel, presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 8:15. Closes Saturday. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* The Wiz – Ease on down the road in this African American take on L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. Burning Coal presents the 1974 musical, directed by Randolph Curtis Rand. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.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 – Their Eye All Aglow

December 9, 2014

eye-of-sauron

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 15, 2014

Red = Beloved Holiday Classic™

OPENING:

* Annie – Touring production of the musical about an orphan who triumphs over adversity through pluck, determination, and a kindly billionaire who adopts her. (It’s a Beloved Holiday Classic™ because of the gigantic Xmas tree in the last act.) 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

Black Nativity – Lanston Hughes’ choral retelling of the Christmas story. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Deb Royals, music direction by Carolyn Colquitt, choreography by Chuck Davis. NOTE: All performances sold out. Check website for additional information on wait lists. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Contines through December 20. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

A Christmas Carol – One Beloved Holiday Classic™ to Rule Them All. Now in its 40th year, Ira David Wood III’s hugely popular everything-but-the-kitchen-sink musical version of the Dickens tale returns. Written, directed, and featuring Ira David Wood III. This week: Wednesday-Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. (Continues next week at DPAC in Durham.)
achristmascarolraleigh.com

Miracle on 34th Street – A delusional old man in cahoots with the US Post Office defies the legal system, the medical establishment, and economic common sense in order to convince a young girl of transparent falsehoods. Stars Community Theater presents the Beloved Holiday Classic™. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00. Continues through December 20. Stars Theater and Arts Center, Fuquay-Varina.
etix.com

* The Night Before Christmas Carol – David Zum Brunnen plays Charles Dickens and a bunch of his best known characters in Elliot Engel’s play about the creation of the Most Beloved Holiday Classic™ of them all. One show: Friday 7:00, The Cary Theater.
thecarytheater.com

The Santaland Diaries – Stage adaptation of the David Sedaris NPR holiday staple, featuring Jesse Gephart as Crumpet, a disgruntled Santa elf working at Macy’s. Presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 21. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

A Trailer Park Christmas – Fruitcake, tornadoes, and inbred Southerners – Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s Faulknerian yuletide epic returns for its seventh year. It’s the Beloved Holiday Classic™ that puts the “Oh, Christ!” back in Christmas. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 21. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 
 
ONGOING:
* All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 – Soldiers in World War I forge a tenuous one-night truce in the trenches. ArtsCenter Stage presents an encore presentation of the choral play by Peter Rothstein, featuring the men of Cantari. Directed by Jeri Lynn Schulke, musical director Sue Klausmeyer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual musical comedy holiday staging of the venerable fairy tale. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

I and You – “I and this mystery, here we stand.” Two mismatched high school students meet for a class assignment on Walt Whitman, but discover that something else has brought them together. Manbites Dog presents the 2013 play by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Jeff Storer. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 20. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Stage musical version of the Beloved Holiday Classic™ 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 is going to sell faster than the bargain table at Misfit Toys R Us. Presented by Broadway Series South’s Storybook Theater Series. This week: Thursday and Friday 6:30; Saturday and Sunday 11:00, 2:00, and 6:30. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* – 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 – Dashing Through the Snow

December 10, 2013

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 16, 2013

OPENING:
Black Nativity – Langston Hughes’ 1961 gospel retelling of the Christmas story. Presented by Justice Theater Project. Directed by Deb Royals, musical director Carolyn Colquitt, choreographer Chuck Davis. This week: Friday 8:00, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 21. Thompson Theatre, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

A Christmas Carol – It’s the 39th year for Ira David Wood III’s (very) loose musical comedy adaptation of the Dickens story, presented by Theatre in the Park. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 2:00. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. Transfers to DPAC in Durham next week.
theatreinthepark.com

A Civil War Christmas – Paula Vogel’s play with music follows some historical figures both famous and obscure in and around Washington D.C. during the final Christmas of the Civil War. Directed by Bing Cox. Presented by ArtsCenter Stage. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. The ArtsCenter Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Disco Daze – Staged reading of a new comedy by Annie Taft. Presented by the Almost Ready Series featuring works by N.C. writers. One show only: Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

Indigo Blue – A re-imagining of the Pied Piper story, written by Howard Craft. Presented by Walltown Children’s Theatre. This week only: Thursday 4:30 and 7:00; Friday 10:00, 12:30, 7:00; Saturday 2:00 and 5:00, Sunday 2:00 and 4:00. PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council.
walltownchildrenstheatre.org

Mandragora Circus – Two-person show from Argentina, using circus skills, clowning, aerial acrobatics, and music to tell a story. Presented by Paperhand Puppet Intervention. One show only: Friday 8:00. Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw.
hawriverballroom.com

The Santaland Diaries – Dyspeptic Macy’s elf tells all in this stage adaptation of the David Sedaris story. Presented by Theatre in the Park Second Stage. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Toys Take Over Christmas / Broadway Santa – Two family-friendly holiday stories, presented by the Halle Community Arts Center; directed by Kathleen Rudolph. This weekend only: Friday 7:30, Satuday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex.
thehalle.org

A Trailer Park Christmas – MeeMaw and all the Dodson/Hussey clan return for another year of holiday insanity, created by Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 22. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com
 
 
ONGOING:
The Best of Enemies – A true story of two people who became unlikely allies during Durham’s struggle over the integration of public schools. Directed by Joseph Megel. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday and Friday 8:15, Saturday 2:00 and 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 21. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Cinderella – Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual holiday production returns. Directed by Rod and Nancy Rich. This week: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 21. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Frosty the Snowman – Touring production presented by Broadway Series South’s Storybook Theater Series. This week: Wednesday 10:30, Thursday and Friday 6:30; Saturday 11:00, 2:00, and 5:00; Sunday 11:00, 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

The Man Who Was Thursday – An undercover cop infiltrates a secret society of anarchists. Little Green Pig presents G.K. Chesterton’s 1908 metaphysical thriller, adapted by Neal Bell. Directed by Jay O’Berski. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Continues through December 21. 539 Muze, Foster Street, Central Park, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Miracle on 34th Street – Stage adaptation of the 1947 film about a delusional department store Santa — or is he? Directed by Brian Lord. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 22. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

(Three Man) Tempest – The second of several interpretations of The Tempest this season (See Ongoing: Playmakers). This streamlined version is adapted and directed by Randolph Curtis Rand. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 22. The Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

Green = Beloved Holiday Classic

* = Final 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 – Blue Xmas

December 18, 2012

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 24, 2012

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:

* Black Nativity – Langston Hughes’ retelling of the Christmas story, presented by the Justice theater Project and directed by Deb Royals, Music Direction by Carolyn Colquitt, Choreography by Chuck Davis. This week only: Thursdday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00. St. Mary’s School, Raleigh.
thejusticetheaterproject.org

* St. George and the Dragon – Retelling of a traditional medieval Christmas folk play,staged by hiSTORYstage. This week only: Thursday and Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00. Burning Coal Theatre, The Murphey School, Raleigh.
historicinterpretations.org

ONGOING:

* A Trailer Park Christmas – First produced in 2008, Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s story of a Durham family dealing with Beloved Holiday Classic hijinks returns for its fifth go-round. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. (Note: Remaining shows sold out; wait list starts one hour before curtain.) Closes Sunday. Common Ground Theatre, Raleigh.
cgtheatre.com

* A Trailer Park Family Feud – A special one-night, adults-only holiday bash (and fundraiser for Common Ground Theatre), with food, drinks, gift exchange, music, dancing, and a “blue” game show featuring the Trailer Park characters. Wednesday 7:00. No advance sales, get there early. $10+ suggested donation. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

* = Final week
Green = Beloved Holiday Classic

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