Oct. 1: “Suspense!” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter).
Oct. 1-3: “Chicago” (Temple Theatre).
Oct 1-3, 7-10: “Over the River and Through the Woods” (Cary Players at the Page Walker Arts & History Center).
Oct 1-3, 8-10: “Sarafina!” (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre in University Theatre in the Farrison-Newton Communications Building).
Oct. 2: “The Honored Guest: Frederick Douglass at Home” (Voices in Concert at the Raleigh Convention Center).
Oct. 2-6: “Anatomy of Gray” (The Lab! Theatre and the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art Undergraduate Theatre in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).
Oct. 4: “The River Nun,” staged reading of a new play by Chris Cragin (Burning Coal Theatre Company at Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School).
Oct. 4: “Blood Done Sign My Name,” written by and starring Mike Wiley (Mike Wiley Productions in N.C. State University’s Stewart Theatre).
Oct. 5: Jen Chapin Trio (Temple Theatre fundraiser).
Oct. 7: Je’Caryous Johnson’s “Cheaper to Keep Her” (I’m Ready Inc. in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
Oct. 7: “Jeff Dunham’s 2010 International Identity Crisis Tour” (RBC Center).
Oct. 7-9, 14-17, 20-23: “Breadcrumbs” (Manbites Dog Theater).
Oct. 8: “One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom,” written by and starring Mike Wiley (Temple Theatre fundraiser).
October 8-9, 14-16: “The Curious Savage” (Towne Players in Garner Historic Auditorium).
October 8-9, 14-17, 21-23: “Six Degrees of Separation” (Ghost & Spice Productions at Common Ground Theatre).
Oct. 8-10: William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” (Bare Theatre and The Delta Boys in the Sertoma Amphitheater in Bond Park).
Oct. 8-10, 14-17, 21-24: “The Piano Lesson” (Raleigh Little Theatre on the Cantey V. Sutton Main Stage).
Oct. 9: “Artistic License” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).
Oct. 9: “An Evening with David Sedaris” (Theatre Council Productions in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
Oct. 9: Out n’ The Cold (Temple Theatre fundraiser).
Oct. 9: “REP Sings!” hosted by Canady Vance Thomas and featuring David Henderson, Sandi Sullivan, Jay Wright, Susan Burcham, Byron Jennings, Hillary Aarons, Mark Ridenour, Lormarev Jones, Andrea Schulz-Twiss, and Jason Sharp (Raleigh Ensemble Players at SEVEN, An Event Studio, in Raleigh).
Oct. 13-14, 20-21: “Head and Shoulders” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (OdysseyStage Theatre’s Readers Theatre at Lunch program at The ArtsCenter).
Oct. 14: Aquila Theatre: William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (N.C. State University Center Stage in Stewart Theatre).
Oct. 15, 17: Puccini’s “Tosca” (North Carolina Opera at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
Oct. 15-16: “Divas Candlelight Concert,” featuring Shannon Venable, KC Holiday, Ron Huff, Peggy Taphorn, Kim Brown, Bobby Johnson and David Almond on the piano (Temple Theatre fundraiser at First Presbyterian Church Harper Center in Sanford).
Oct. 15-17: “Living Dead in Denmark” (The ArtsCenter).
Oct. 15-17: “Western Men (or Opposite to Humanity)” (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at The Nasher Museum).
Oct. 17: “Museum of Whores,” a staged reading of a play by Anthony Garcia-Copian (Free Association Theatre Ensemble and Play Ground at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary).
Oct. 17, 19-24, 26-31; Nov. 2-7: “Educating Rita” (Triad Stage).
Oct. 21: “The Merchants of Bollywood” (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
Oct. 21-22: “Sleepy Hollow” (STARS Youth Theater at the Holly Springs Cultural Center).
Oct. 21-24, 28-31: “The Beatification of Area Boy” (Duke Theater Studies in R.J. Industries Reynolds Theater).
Oct. 21-24, 28-31; Nov. 4-7: “Flaming Idiots” (Temple Theatre).
Oct. 21-24, 28-31: “Into the Woods” (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in Sheafer Lab Theater).
Oct. 22: ArtsPower National Touring Theatre: “Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great” (An ArtsCenter School Show).
Oct. 22: Jane Comfort and Company: “Faith Healing” (N.C. State University Center Stage in Stewart Theatre).
Oct. 22-24, 27-31; Nov. 3-7, 10-13: “Is He Dead?” (Deep Dish Theater Company).
Oct. 22-24, 29-31; Nov. 5-7: “Clue — The Musical” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).
Oct. 22-Nov. 20: “Bug” (Raleigh Ensemble Players in the Upstairs Studio at 213 Fayetteville St.).
Oct. 23: Jon Reep (Clayton Center Auditorium & Conference Center).
Oct. 24: “The Family Comedy Tour,” featuring Marcus Wiley, Griff, and Small Fire (Radio One at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
Oct. 27: Jeff Daniels (The Carolina Theatre).
Oct. 27-31; Nov. 2-7, 9-14: “Fences” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in Paul Green Theatre).
Oct. 28: “Into the Hands of Evil: Halloween Horror Stories” (Peace College Theatre in Leggett Theater).
Oct. 28-31: Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
Oct. 28-31; Nov. 3-6: “A Piece of My Heart” (University Theatre at N.C. State in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre).
Oct. 28-31; Nov. 4-7, 11-14, 18-20: “Bug” (Raleigh Ensemble Players in the Upstairs Studio at 213 Fayetteville St.).
Oct. 29: Bright Star Theatre: “We Can Do It: American Women in History” (An ArtsCenter School Show).
Oct. 29: “Voices from the Grave: Haunted Walking Tour of the Chapel Hill Cemetery” (Deep Dish Theater Company and the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill).
Oct. 29: “City of Medicine, Season Four, Episode Two” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre).
Oct. 29: NBC’s “Last Comic Standing“ Live Tour, starring Felipe Esparza, Mike DeStefano, Tommy Johnagin, Myq Kaplan, and Jonathan Thymius (Broadway Series South in Meymandi Concert Hall).
Oct. 29-30: “The Ladies Ring Shout,” a new play by Meida Teresa McNeal, Felicia Holman, and Abra Meredity Johnson (UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Executive Director of the Arts’ New Works in Development in Gerrard Hall).
Oct. 29-30: “Moore Divas and Friends in Concert,” featuring Barron Maness, Shannon Venable, KC Holiday, Ron Huff, Peggy Taphorn, Kim Brown, Bobby Johnson and David Almond at the piano (Temple Theatre fundraiser in Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College).
Oct. 29-31: “The Ghosts of Fayetteville Street,” a new play by Ian Finley (Burning Coal Theatre Company, starting at the Raleigh City Museum).
Oct. 30-31; Nov. 2-7, 9-14: “Billy Elliot the Musical” (Durham Performing Arts Center).
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