Theater Week – Big Pink

November 21, 2017

 

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 27, 2017

 

OPENING:

Dot – A dysfunctional family with an aging mother reunites for the holidays in her West Philly neighborhood. PlayMakers Rep presents Colman Domingo’s 2016 comedy-drama. Directed by Nicole A. Watson. This week: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 10. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

Lake Placid – Set in upstate New York during the 1980 Winter Olympics, Little Green Pig’s improvised play with music presents a different story and a different guest star every night. Directed by Jaybird O’Berski; music by Louis Landry. This week: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 7:00. Continues through December 9. Presented at a new performance space: The Fruit, 305 S. Dillard, Durham.
littlegreenpig.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 2:00 and 5:00, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 24. 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.

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Theater Week – Holding Out My Only Candle

November 22, 2016

 
orlandocandle

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 28, 2016

 
OPENING:
 
* After Orlando – Readings of short plays written in response to the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando this year. Presented by PlayMakers Rep in partnership with Little Green Pig, Black Ops and the Kenan Theater Company as part of an international playwright-driven theatre action including performances in over 40 venues across the US and the UK. Free. One Night only: Monday 7:30. Kenan Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org

The May Queen – A former high school beauty queen returns to town as a temp worker, in Molly Smith Metzler’s 2014 comedy. Directed by Vivienne Benesch; presented by PlayMakers Rep. Opens Tuesday November 22 through December 11. Paul Green Theatre, CDA, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.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 2:00 and 5:00, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

IMPROV:
 
* Improv Percolator: Holiday Charity Event – Three local improv companies – Danny Canoe, Fatmouth Improv, and Third Date – perform to benefit Durham’s Threshold Clubhouse. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations of warm clothing. One night: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.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 – The Misfits

November 24, 2015

 
Rudolph

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, BSS

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through November 30, 2015

 

OPENING:

* The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays – Teen theater ensemble Act One Act Now presents Ken Ludwig’s 2011 comedy, about the actor William Gillette taking on his most famous stage role to solve a mystery at his castle estate. Directed by John Paul Middlesworth. One show only: Sunday 7:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.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: Friday 2:00, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 and 2:00. Continues through December 30. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 

ONGOING:

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, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30; Saturday 2:00 and 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 12.
playmakersrep.org
 

IMPROV:

* Improv Percolator: Benefit for Durham Rescue Mission – An evening of improv with all proceeds going to the Durham Rescue Mission. Featuring teen improv group The Estesstentials, Danny Canoe, Fatmouth Improv, and Third Date. One performance: Saturday 8:00. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
cgtheatre.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 – Beloved Holiday Classics™ From Hell

November 25, 2014

A listing of Triangle theater performances
through December 1, 2014

OPENING:
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: Friday 2:00 and 6:30; Saturday and Sunday 11:00, 2:00, and 6:30. Continues through December 24. Fletcher Theater, DECPA, Raleigh.
dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
 
 
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: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00 and 7:30. Continues through December 6. 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: Friday 7:30. Continues through December 7. Paul Green Theatre, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill.
playmakersrep.org
 
 
IMPROV:
* I’m Stuffed-Let’s Play – Transactors presents a 45-minute family-friendly improv show about Thanksgiving and food. One performance: Saturday 6:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
artscenterlive.org
 
 
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.

 


Weekend Theater – A beloved holiday classic

December 2, 2009


Dana Marks and Emma Nadeau in Jane Eyre

A sampling of Triangle theater performances
for the weekend of December 2-6, 2009, and beyond

This week on Triangle stages: two different productions of a 1946 Frank Capra movie, three adaptations of 19th century novels, and something that sounds like a Rankin/Bass Christmas special on bad acid. How many beloved holiday classics can you spot?

OPENING:
Cirque Dreams – Holidaze – The Cirque (but not du soleil) comes to town with a holiday-themed show. From the press release: “Ornaments come to life as costumed characters who perform astonishing feats… gingerbread men flipping through the air, toy soldiers skillfully marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen sculpting powerfully, penguins spinning, puppets caroling and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment…” We dare you to see it stoned. One weekend only: Tuesday-Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 2:00 and 8:00. Closes December 6. Presented by Broadway Series South. Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh.
www.broadwayseriessouth.com

Doctor Faustus – “Why this is hell, nor am I out of it.” Christopher Marlowe’s beloved holiday classic. Presented by UNC’s Department of Dramatic Art Undergraduate Productions. This weekend: Friday-Sunday 8:15, plus Monday 4:00 and 8:15, Tuesday 5:00. Closes December 8. Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, UNC campus, Chapel Hill.
uncnews.unc.edu

Holiday Extravaganza – Transactors Improv presents two of its most popular improvised shows: Gender Bender and The Musical! One night only: Saturday 8:00. The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
www.transactors.org

It’s a Wonderful Life – Cary Players revives its 2008 production of the beloved holiday classic staged as a 1940’s live radio broadcast. It’s déjà vu! This weekend: Friday and Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00, plus Monday 7:00. Closes December 7. Performed in the Cary Town Council Chambers.
www.caryplayers.org

Jane Eyre – Return to Thornfield Manor! Little Green Pig’s new stage adaptation of the Charlotte Brontë novel about a rebellious heroine determined to succeed against all odds. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 8:15, Sunday 3:15. Continues through December 19, at Manbites Dog Theater, Durham.
littlegreenpig.com

Much Ado about Nothing – Deceptions, infidelity, eavesdropping, jealousy, and a faked death — must be a Shakespeare comedy. Presented by Burning Coal Theatre. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 20. Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh.
www.burningcoal.org

A Trailer Park Christmas – A Durham family has to deal with “crazy neighbors, ghosts, fruitcakes, and a holiday tornado” in this revival of the 2008 hit comedy, sure to become a beloved holiday classic. This weekend: Thursday-Saturday 7:30. Continues through December 19. Common Ground Theatre, Durham.
www.cgtheatre.com

CONTINUING:
A Christmas Carol – New adaptation of Charles Dickens beloved holiday classic, incorporating traditional Christmas songs. This weekend: Thursday 2:00 and 8:00, Friday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 2:00. Continues through December 20. Temple Theatre, Sanford.
www.templeshows.com

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – David Edgar’s massive two-part adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel presented in rotating rep. This weekend: Part 1 – Thursday 10:30 and 7:30, Friday 7:30, Sunday 2:00, Tuesday 7:30. Part 2: Wednesday 7:30, Saturday 2:00 and 7:30. Part 1 continues through December 19, Part 2 through December 20. Paul Green Theater, UNC campus, Chapel Hill.
www.playmakersrep.org

The Phantom of the Opera – The unstoppable musical. If only Gaston Leroux had included a Christmas tree, it could have been a beloved holiday classic. This weekend: Wednesday 7:30, Thursday 2:00 and 7:30, Friday 8:00, Saturday 2:00 and 8:00, Sunday 1:00 and 6:30, Tuesday 7:00. Continues through December 20. Durham Performing Arts Center.
www.dpac.com

FINAL WEEKEND:
It’s a Wonderful Life – “Where’s that money, you silly stupid old beloved holiday classic?” University Theatre presents the story of George Bailey of Bedford Falls, staged as a 1940’s live radio broadcast. It’s déjà vu all over again! This weekend: Wednesday-Saturday 8:00, Sunday 3:00. Closes December 6. NCSU Campus: Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall, Raleigh.
www.ncsu.edu/theatre

For a more complete listing of area theater,
we recommend the arts calendar at Indyweek.com.


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