Theater Week – Don’t Dream It, Be It

April 23, 2019

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through April 29, 2019

 
OPENING:

Church & State – A senator from North Carolina running for re-election speaks his mind about gun control the weekend before voting day in Jason Odell Williams’ 2016 comic drama. Directed by Yvonne Anderson. Presented by NRACT. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 12. NRACT, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
nract.org

* Cruel Intentions – Touring production of the 90s jukebox musical adaptation of the 1999 movie, based on Les Liaisons Dangereuses. One show only: Wednesday 7:30. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

Four Weddings and an Elvis – Cary Players presents Nancy Frick’s 2010 comedy about various couples tying the know at a Las Vegas wedding chapel. Directed by Nicola Lefler. This week: Friday and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through May 5. Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.
caryplayers.org

Murder for Two – When a mysterious murder occurs at a surprise party, a small town policeman attempts to solve it. NC Theatre presents a touring production of Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair’s 2011 comedy musical, in which two actors play 13 roles. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through May 5. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
nctheatre.com

* 1600 Vine – An original pop-rock musical about 10 wannabe social media influencers hoping to take up residence at the titular home of the online world’s biggest stars. Book by Duke senior Jackson Prince, original songs by 10 Duke students. Opened Sunday, final performance: Tuesday 8:00. Free admission, first come first served. Studio 124, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke West Campus, Durham.
artscenter.duke.edu

* Your Healing Is Killing Me – A health system based in capitalism versus a queer Chicana body exposes its limitations in Virginia Grise’s one person performance manifesto (with additional writing by Florinda Bryant. Directed by Shayok Misha Chowdhury. Presented by PRC2. This week only: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 

ONGOING:

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery – A hound from hell threatens the heirs of a wealthy family. Ken Ludwig’s 2015 take on the Arthur Conan Doyle character leans into the humor, with five actors portraying over 40 characters. Directed by Jeremy Skidmore. Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre. (Note: AWC.) This week: Thursday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 28. Sutton Theatre, RLT, Raleigh.
raleighlittletheatre.org

Godspell – Stephen Schwartz’s 1970 Jesus musical, as revised in 1972. Presented by Theatre in the Park. Directed by Jesse R. Gephart. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3:00. Continues through April 28. TIP, Raleigh.
theatreinthepark.com

The Great Celestial Cow – When her family leaves India and moves to the West, a young woman finds it is not what she expected. Sonia Desai directs Sue Townsend’s 1984 play for Burning Coal Theatre. This week: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through April 28. Burning Coal Theatre, Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
burningcoal.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 CVNC.org. 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 – Groovy

November 27, 2018

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 3, 2018

OPENING:

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. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 9. 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

* A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol – Cary Players presents a meta retro version of the Dickens classic that morphs into a noir detective story. Randy Jordan directs the 2007 musical by Walton Jones, David Wohl, and Faye Greenberg. This week: Friday 7:30, Saturday 3:00 and 7:30, Sunday 3:00, Monday 7:30. Closes Monday. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary.
cary players.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
 

ONGOING:

* Hamilton – Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking 2015 musical biography of the ten-dollar Founding Father finally comes to the colonies in a touring production. Directed by Thomas Kail. This week: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 7:00. Closes Sunday. DPAC, Durham.
dpacnc.com

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 11:00 and 2:00, Sunday 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-Friday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 9. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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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