Nov. 2-7: “Educating Rita” (Triad Stage).
Nov. 4-7, 9-14: “Billy Elliot the Musical” (Durham Performing Arts Center).
Nov. 2-7, 9-14: “Fences” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in Paul Green Theatre).
Nov. 3: “The Frog Prince” (The Carolina Theatre‘s GlaxoSmithKline Arts Discovery Series).
Nov. 3-6: “A Piece of My Heart” (University Theatre at N.C. State in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre).
Nov. 3-6, 10-13: “The Theme Is Blackness: A Festival of Contemporary American Playwrights,” including “Night of the Beast” and “Harriet Jacobs” (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, co-sponsored by Manbites Dog Theater, Duke University Department of Theater Studies, and the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture).
Nov. 3-7, 10-13: “Is He Dead?” (Deep Dish Theater Company).
Nov. 4: Lizz Winstead (The ArtsCenter).
Nov. 4-7, 11-14, 18-20: “Bug” (Raleigh Ensemble Players in the Upstairs Studio at 213 Fayetteville St.).
Nov. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21: “St. Nicholas,” starring Jerome Davis (Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School).
Nov. 4-8: “Playing for Time” (UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art Undergraduate Theatre in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).
Nov. 5: “Gratitude” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter).
Nov. 5-6, 11-13, 18-20: “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade” (Free Association Theatre Ensemble at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary).
Nov. 5-6, 11-14, 18-20: “Heroes” (2nd Ave. South Players at Common Ground Theatre).
Nov. 5-7: “Clue — The Musical” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).
Nov. 5-7, 11-14, 19-21: “Jungalbook” (Raleigh Little Theatre in Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).
Nov. 6: C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters” (Fellowship for the Performing Arts in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
Nov. 6: “Eighth Annual PlaySlam!” (The ArtsCenter).
Nov. 6: Mike Birbiglia (The Carolina Theatre).
Nov. 6: Paul Newell’s “Mark Twain Now” (Deep Dish Theater Company).
Nov. 7: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (OdysseyStage’s Senior Readers Theatre at The ArtsCenter).
Nov. 9-14: “Playhouse Creatures” (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall).
Nov. 9-14, 15-16: “A Shayna Maidel” (Peace College Theatre in Leggett Theater).
Nov. 11-14: “An Evening of Enchantments,” starring magicians Joshua Lozoff and Micah Cover (The ArtsCenter).
Nov. 11-14: “The Sound of Music” (Kirby Theater Performing Arts Series in Roxboro).
Nov. 12-14, 19-20: “The Spitfire Grill” (Neuse Little Theatre).
Nov. 12-14, 19-21: “Vertigo” (UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Communications Studies’ Process Series in Swain Hall Studio 6).
Nov. 13: “No Reservations: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain” (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
Nov. 18-21: “The Parchman Hour” (Mike Wiley Productions in Duke University’s Sheaffer Lab Theater)
Nov. 18-21; Dec. 1-5: “Inspecting Carol” (University Theatre at N.C. State in Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall).
Nov. 19: Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: “Turtle Island Tales” (An ArtsCenter School Show).
Nov. 19: Dr. Elliot Engel’s “The Best Is Yet to Be,” starring Quinn Hawkesworth (Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh).
Nov. 19: “Margaret Cho: Cho Dependent” (The Carolina Theatre).
Nov. 20: “Once Upon a Shoe” (The ArtsCenter‘s Youth Repertory Touring Troupe).
Nov. 20: Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: “Turtle Island Tales” (The ArtsCenter).
Nov. 20: Willa Brigham (Arts in the Garden at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens).
Nov. 20: “Approach with Caution” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).
Nov. 20: “Betty Buckley — Broadway by Request” (The Carolina Theatre).
Nov. 20: Jeanne Robertson (Johnston Community College Performing Arts Concert Series in Paul A. Johnston Auditorium).
Nov. 20: “Johnny Handlebars: The Musical” (A TV Knife Production, in association with Idtoi and Robert Gein, at Kings Barcade in Raleigh).
Nov. 20: “Handel’s Messiah Rocks” (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
Nov. 21: Matt Murphy Productions: “The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters: The Musical” (N.C. State University Center Stage in Stewart Theatre).
Nov. 26: “City of Medicine, Season Four, Episode Three” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre).
Nov. 26-28: “Love and Robots! A Puppet Rock Opera in Zeros and Ones” (Paperhand Puppet Intervention at Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School).
Nov. 26-28; Dec. 3-5, 10-12: “Robin Hood” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).
Nov. 27: “A Salon of Music and Poetry” (Jacar Press at Common Ground Theatre).
Nov. 29: “The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller: Celebrating 25 Years!” (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
Nov. 30: “Mr. Molecule” (The Carolina Theatre‘s GlaxoSmithKline Arts Discovery Series).
Nov. 30: “Sam & Laura,” staged reading of a play by Ron Powers (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Pittman Auditorium at St. Mary’s School).
Nov. 30: “StorySLAM (Theme: Unrequited Love)” (The Monti at the Casbah in Durham).
Nov. 30-Dec. 5: “Burn the Floor: Ballroom Reinvented” (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
NOTE 1: “Stop Kiss” (Turbulence Theatre, Nov. 8-10 and 15-17 at Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School) has been cancelled.
NOTE 2: Cedric “The Entertainer” will make his Durham Performing Arts Center debut on Dec. 18th, not Nov. 26th.
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