Theater Week – Declaration of the Rights of Woman

September 25, 2018

 

Portrait of Olympes de Gouges, Alexander Kucharsky.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through October 1, 2018

 

OPENING:

Curve of Departure – The night before a funeral, family members gather in a small hotel room to deal with the past and their uncertain futures. Bulldog Ensemble Theater, Durham’s newest company debuts with Rachel Bonds’ dark 2016 comedy. Directed by Thaddaeus Edwards. This week: Thursday 7:30, Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through October 14. Durham Fruit & Produce Company, 305 S Dillard St, Durham.
bulldogdurham.org

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Cary Players stages the 1970 Rice-Webber musical. Directed by Nancy Rich, Musical Direction by Darylene Hecht. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 7. Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.
caryplayers.org

The RevolutionistsLiberté, égalité, sororité! In 18th-century Paris during the Reign of Terror, feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges is visited by assassin Charlotte Corday, French queen Marie Antoinette, and anti-slavery Haitian radical Marianne Angelle who all want their say in the writer’s play-in-progress. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s 2017 historical comedy. Directed by Amy White. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through October 14. Gaddy-Godwin Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Sister Act – A club singer witnesses a murder and goes into hiding at a convent. Hijinks ensue. NCCU University Theatre presents the 2006 musical adaptation of the 1992 film. Director not listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00 and 8:00. Continues through October 7. Farrison-Newton Bldg, 1707 Fayetteville St, NCCU Campus, Durham.
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ONGOING:

* By the Way, Meet Vera Stark – Lynn Nottage’s 2011 comedy satirizes Hollywood’s history of racial stereotypes through the eyes of an African American actress. Directed by Tina Morris-Anderson. Presented by NRACT. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Men On Boats – In 1869, ten daring men led by adventurer John Wesley Powell embark on a possibly suicidal expedition down the Colorado River to explore the unknown depths of the Grand Canyon. Jaclyn Backhaus’ 2015 comic drama retells that story of performative masculinity from a new perspective as noted in the playwright’s casting instructions: “The characters in Men On Boats were historically cisgender white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not.” DIrected by Rachel Klem. Presented by University Theatre. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Closes Sunday. Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood – Ken Ludwig’s comic take on the legendary outlaw is directed by Jessie Austrian and features original music by Jack Herrick of the Red Clay Ramblers. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

READINGS:

Tracy Letts Staged Reading Series – Sonorous Road presents staged readings of three Tracy Letts plays over consecutive weekends. Week two: Letts’ 2008 comedy Superior Donuts, about the owner of a decades old business in uptown Chicago trying to adjust to changing times. Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Series continues through October 7. Sonorous Road, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroad.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.

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Theater Week – Nunsensibility

August 14, 2018

 

Midsummer sky. Durham 2015.

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 20, 2018

 

OPENING:

Sister Act – Nun run: A club singer witnesses a murder and goes into hiding at a convent. Hijinks ensue. Raleigh Little Theatre presents the 2006 musical adaptation of the 1992 film. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through September 9. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org
 

ONGOING:

* Burn This – The accidental death of a young gay man forces four people who knew him to reconsider their lives. Sonorous Road Repertory Company presents the 1987 drama by (the late) Lanford Wilson. Directed by Tony Lea. This week: Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh.
sonorousroadrep.org

In the Heart of the Fire – In their 19th annual giant puppet performance for all ages, Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents tales of fire, of giants and trolls, of trickster creators, and how we came to be human. This week: Friday-Sunday 7:00. Preshows at 6:20. Continues through September 3, plus September 14-23 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill. September 7-9 at NC Museum of Art, Raleigh.
paperhand.org

It’s Only a Play – Eight white people – a producer, playwright, director, assorted actors, and friends – gather at a New York apartment for the opening night party of a Broadway play they are involved in. Theatre in the Park presents Terrence McNally’s 1982 comedy, directed by Jesse R. Gephart. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 26. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.org

* Master Class – Theatre Raleigh presents Terrence McNally’s 1995 play in which opera diva Maria Callas teaches a class of aspiring singers and incidentally recounts the story of her life. Directed by Ray Dooley. This week: Wednesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Kennedy Theatre, DECPA, Raleigh.
theatreraleigh.com
 

TEEN TRAINING THEATER:

* Godspell – The 1971 musical, presented by the Chapel Hill School of Performing Arts. This week only: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. 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 – Endings and Beginnings

August 2, 2017

 

Sam Shepard, circa 1965.

“The most authentic endings are the ones which
are already revolving towards another beginning.”
– Sam Shepard

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through August 7, 2017

 

OPENING:

* Father of the Bride – One Song Productions presents the 1948 comedy by Caroline Francke, based on the novel by Edward Streeter. Directed by Chloe Roth and Julia Stamey. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Motown the Musical – Touring production of the 2013 jukebox musical. 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

Of Wings and Feet – Acclaimed local company Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns for its 18th annual giant puppet theater pageant, which explores “the magic and mystery of the living land, sea, and sky in an epic spectacle of struggle and resistance for our times.” Presented Friday-Sunday at 7:00 (6:20 preshow) through September 4 at Forest Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill (bring cushions/lawn chairs).
paperhand.org

Sweet Tea and Baby Dreams – Cultural clashes and Darwinian power dynamics threaten to unleash chaos on a baby shower in a new comedy by Maribeth McCarthy. Co-directed by McCarthy and Hannah Marks. Presented as part of the North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through August 13. Studio Theatre, Meredith College Campus, Raleigh.
womenstheatrefestival.com

The Women – The Town of Cary presents Claire Booth Luce’s 1936 satirical comedy. Directed by Lyman Collins and Nancy Rich. This week only: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org
 

ONGOING:

* Glorious! – Theatre in the Park presents Peter Quilter’s true-to-life 2005 play about Florence Foster Jenkins, whose performances in 1940s New York earned her the title of “worst singer in the world”. No director listed. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

Honour – A man abandons his marriage to be with a much younger woman, leaving his wife to reinvent herself. Director not listed. Ward Theatre Company presents the 1995 play by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through August 12. Ward Theatre, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham.
wardtheatrecompany.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 – Love, Fracturedly

February 14, 2017

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JoRose and Tamara Kissane in Bright Half Life – Photo: Alex Maness

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through February 20, 2017

 

OPENING:

Bright Half Life – Erica and Vicky meet. Buy a mattress. Marry. Raise kids. Divorce. Meet again. And jump out of an airplane, not necessarily in that order. Tanya Barfield’s 2015 play uses a fractured timeline and instantaneous transitions to take a whirlwind journey through an on-again off-again romance that spans five decades. Jules Odendahl-James directs for Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through March 4. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – In Nicole B. Adkins’s adaptation, a group of traveling commedia dell’arte players decide to perform the classic fairy tale. Presented by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. One show: Saturday 8:00. Cary Arts Center.
townofcary.org

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged/Revised) – Cary Players present Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield’s 1987 comic mashup of the Bard’s works. Directed by Nancy Rich. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through February 26. The Cary Theater, Cary.
thecarytheater.com

Noises Off – William Peace Theatre presents Michael Frayn’s 1982 sendup of British sex farces. Directed by Wade Newhouse. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through February 26. Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh.
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* Saturday Night Fever – Touring production of the 1998 musical version of the 1977 movie, hosted by Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Secret Garden – University Theatre presents Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman’s 1991 musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel. Directed by John McIlwee. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NCSU Campus, Raleigh.
theatre.arts.ncsu.edu

* The Who and the What – A Pakistani-American writer comes into conflict with her family over their conservative views. Staged reading of the play by Ayad Akhtar, presented by Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies and PlayMakers Repertory Company. One night: Thursday 7:30. Historic PlayMakers Building, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
mideast.unc.edu
 

ONGOING:

Agnes of God – Forest Moon presents John Pielmeier’s 1979 theological mystery, directed by Bob Baird. This week: Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest. (Transfers to Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh February 23-26.)
forestmoontheater.org

* Brigid, the Legend Begins -Encore production of Durham Regional Theatre’s 2014 production, a musical adaptation of an Irish folk tale, written and directed by Jennifer Justice. This week: Friday 7:00, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturdary. E.K. Powe School Auditorium, Ninth Street, Durham. durhamregionaltheatre.com

* The God Game – A Republican U.S. Senator has a crisis of conscience (I know, but just go with it) when asked to compromise his beliefs in exchange for power. June Guralnick directs Suzanne Bradbeer’s 2014 drama for Sonorous Road Productions. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes Sunday. Sonorous Road Theatre, 209 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
sonorousroadtheatre.com

N – In 1920, Eugene O’Neill’s drama The Emperor Jones brought instaneous fame to the playwright and the leading man, African American actor Charles S. Gilpin. O’Neill went on to become a major figure in 20th century theater, while Gilpin faded into obscurity. Theatre in the Park presents the world premiere of Adrienne Earle Pender’s history-based play exploring their relationship. Directed by Hope Alexander. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Night Alive – Honest Pint and NRACT present Conor McPherson’s 2013 drama about people in the margins who find an unlikely chance at redemption. Directed by Susannah Hough. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 25. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

One Man, Two Guvnors – Trying to make ends meet and desperate to fill his stomach, a servant secretly takes a job with two different employers. Richard Bean’s 2011 adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 1746 commedia Servant of Two Masters includes songs by Grant Olding, and transposes the commedia action to 1963 England, with the comic complications even more complex, and the servant just as hungry. Anybody have a sandwich? Raleigh Little Theatre’s production is directed by Rod Rich. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Zucotti Park – Justice Theater Project presents Catherine Hurd and Vatrena King’s 2015 musical about the Occupy Movement. Directed by Jesse Pressler and Aya Wallace, Choreography by Aya Wallace, Music Direction by Ron Cornelous, Stage Direction by Kiara Dimitriadis. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through February 26. Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh.
justicetheaterproject.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 – When There Are Clouds in the Sky

December 1, 2015

 

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The Tramp’s New World, Manbites Dog

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 7, 2015

 

OPENING:

Almost, Maine – Another visit to John Cariani’s popular fictional town (following Legacy Rep’s October production and Clayton Youth Theatre’s 2014 version), this time presented by One Song Productions. Directed by Anastasia LeDuc. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
1songproductions.org

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: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 and 5:00. Continues through December 20. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

* Dashing Through the Snow – Family-friendly holiday comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, set in a Texas B&B. Directed by Matt Schedler, presented by Cary Players. This week only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. Cary Arts Center.
caryplayers.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. Continues through December 19. Studio 6, Swain Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
littlegreenpig.businesscatalyst.com

* Green Porno – One-woman show by Isabella Rossellini about the odd and surprising mating rituals of insects and marine life. One performance: Saturday 8:00. Carolina Theatre, Durham.
carolinatheatre.org

Nuncrackers – Another holiday entry in Dan Goggin’s apparently inexhaustible Nunsense musical comedy franchise. Directed by Jon Todd, presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 20. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Once – 2012 Stage musical adaptation of the 2007 movie, presented by Broadway Series South. This week only: Tuesday-Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Closes Sunday. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Sound of Music – Touring production of the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Directed by Jack O’Brien. 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

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: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 19. 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-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 20. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, Raleigh.
burningcoal.org

 
ONGOING:

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: Friday 6:30, Saturday 11:00/2:00/6:30, Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 30. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 
Peter and the Starcatcher – A prequel to J. M. Barrie’s 1904 Peter Pan, this 2009 play by Peter Elice is based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Previously seen in a Broadway Series South touring production in Raleigh last March. Directed by Brendon Fox. Presented by PlayMakers Rep. This week: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 12. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

IMPROV:

Holiday in Rio – Transactors has the cure for your Seasonal Affective Disorder — escaping winter with a hastily improvised getaway to Rio de Janeiro, set to the bossa nova musical stylings of local Brazilian quartet Onda. One show: Friday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.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 – What Big Teeth

April 22, 2015

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Image: Jamie Bell and Julian Fischer

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 27, 2015

OPENING:
The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls – A young American woman on her first trip to Russia discovers she will need more than her passport and a guidebook to survive, when she encounters witches, bears, and other mythical forces. Jules Odendahl-James directs Meg Miroshnik’s dark modern fantasy. Presented by Manbites Dog Theater. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:15. Continues through May 9. Manbites Dog, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

Legally Blonde – Cary Players presents the 2007 musical based on the movie. Director/choreographer: Nancy Rich, music director: Darylene Hecht. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 3. Cary Arts Center.
www.townofcary.org

Rent – The 1996 Jonathan Larson musical gets another Triangle staging, this time by NRACT. Directed by David Henderson. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 10. NRACT, Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
www.nract.org

ONGOING:
* Chamber Music – Eight women – who may or may not be Gertrude Stein, Joan of Arc, Susan B. Anthony, Queen Isabella I, Constanze Mozart, Amelia Earhart, Hollywood star Pearl White, and explorer Osa Johnson – find themselves in an insane asylum. Common Ground Theatre’s Small Series presents Arthur Kopit’s absurdist 1962 one-act. Directed by Rachel Klem, assisted by Nicola Bullock. This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Closes Saturday. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

Sunday in the Park with George – Burning Coal presents the 1984 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical about painter Georges Seurat and the mystery of artistic creation. Directed by Jerome Davis. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through May 3. 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

* – 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 – I and This Mystery

December 2, 2014

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Natalie Izlar and Gerald Jones III, I and You. Photo: Jules Odendahl-James

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 8, 2014

OPENING:
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: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through December 14. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org

* Blithe SpiritNoël Coward’s 1941 comedy about a man contending with two wives – one of them deceased – is revived by One Song Productions. Directed by Sadie Frank. This week only: Thursday-Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.com

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

* Cirque Dreams Holidaze – Holiday-themed touring presentation by the Canadian circus franchise, hosted by Broadway Series South. This week only: Wednesday and Friday 7:30, Thursday 11:00 and 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

* The Durham Nutcracker – Young dancer rivals learn a valuable lesson in Walltown Children’s Theatre reimagined take on the Beloved Holiday Classic™. This week only: Wednesday 7:00, Thursday 10:00 and 7:00, Friday 6:00. Walltown Children’s Theatre, Durham.
walltownchildrenstheatre.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. Continues through December 20. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
manbitesdogtheater.org

* It’s a Wonderful Life – The Beloved Holiday Classic™ about the delusional George Bailey staged as a 1940’s live radio play. Presented by Cary Players. Directed by Debra Grannan, musical director Darylene Hecht. Through Monday only: Thursday and Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 8:00, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Cary Arts Center, Cary.
caryplayers.org

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, Saturday 2:00. Closes Saturday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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. Closes Sunday. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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

Red – Beloved Holiday Classic™

* – 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.

 


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