June 2011 Theater Calendar

"Dog Sees God" opens June 24th in REP's new downtown theater
Bert V. Royal's "Peanuts" parody "Dog Sees God" opens June 24th in Raleigh Ensemble Players' new downtown theater

June 1, 4, 5, 9, 12: “The Dixie Swim Club” (University Theatre at N.C. State’s TheatreFest 2011: Southern Comfort in the Titmus Theatre). Review.

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug. 4, 11, 18: “Nature Tales: Storytime in the Garden” (N.C. Botanical Garden at UNC-Chapel Hill).

June 2-3: “Dancing at Lughnasa” (Common Ground Theatre).

June 2-3, 5, 8, 10-12, 15, 18-19: “Southern Comforts” (University Theatre at N.C. State’s TheatreFest 2011: Southern Comfort in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio  Theatre).

June 2-5: “Ether Steeds” (Stillwater Theatre Company in the A.E. Finley Foundation Rooftop Garden at N.C. State University’s J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh). Review.

June 3: “Teen Celebration at RLT” (Raleigh Little Theatre in Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).

June 3: “The People of Clarendon County” (Voices in Concert at the N.C. Museum of History).

June 3-4: “Moon Over Buffalo” (Neuse Little Theatre).

June 3-5: “KidsWrite! 2011 Four New Plays by Middle and High School Students” (Burning Coal Theatre Company in the Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School).

June 3-5: “Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends” (RBC Center).

June 3-5, 9-12, 16-19: “The Threepenny Opera” (Raleigh Little Theatre on the Cantey V. Sutton Main Stage).

June 4: “Mama Juggs: The One-Woman Show,” written and performed by ‘rie Shontel (Princess Dragon Productions at Common Ground Theatre).

June 4: Bright Star Children’s Theatre: “African Folktales” (Town of Cary in the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park).

June 4: “Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour,” starring Stephanie Miller, with guests Hal Sparks and John Fugelsang (Durham Performing Arts Center).

June 8: “The Found Footage Festival: A Resurrection of Odd & Hilarious Found Videos” (Found Footage Festival at The Rialto Theatre).

June 8-12, 15-19: “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps” (Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy). Review.

June 10: “Dream On” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter).

June 10: “Three’s Comedy,” starring Jamie Anderson, Abby Karp, and Ann Roy (Common Ground Theatre).

June 10-11, 16-18: “Jack and Jill” (Free Association Theatre Ensemble at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary).

June 10-12, 16-19, 24-26: “Noises Off” (Theatre in the Park). Review.

June 10-12, 17-19, 24-26: “Home” (The Justice Theater Project in Clare Hall at the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh). Review.

June 13: “Seth Rudetsky’s Big Fat Broadway Show” (Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy).

June 16, 17, 19, 22-26: “WMKS, Where Music Kills Sorrow” (University Theatre at N.C. State’s TheatreFest 2011: Southern Comfort in the Titmus Theatre). Review.

June 16-19, 22-25: “Buddy Cop 2” (Manbites Dog Theater). Review.

June 17: “City of Medicine, Series Finale” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre).

June 17-18: “At Arm’s Length” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

June 18: “Cirque du Fatmouth” (FatMouth Improv at Common Ground Theatre).

June 18: Maggiano’s Presents:An Evening of Magic with Joshua Lozoff” (Maggiano’s Little Italy in Durham).

June 19: “Doin’ Time Comedy Tour,” starring Martin Lawrence (Durham Performing Arts Center).

June 24: “STC Jr. 2011 Final Performance!” (Burning Coal Theatre Company).

June 24-25: “An Evening/Afternoon of Original, Short Plays” (Cary Playwrights’ Forum at the Bond Park Community Center).

June 24-26; June 29-July 3; July 6-9: “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” (Raleigh Ensemble Players at 213 Fayetteville St.). Review.

June 25: “Memories and Wishes. A Living History of the Raleigh Safety & Community Club” (The Justice Theater Project at the Raleigh Safety & Community Club Community Center).

June 28: “Comedy Worx Comedy Show” (Union Activities Board at N.C. State University at NCSU Campus Cinema).

June 28: “2011 Cantey Awards” (Raleigh Little Theatre in Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

June 29-July 3; July 6-10: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” (Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy). Review.

June 30-July 3: “The Fool’s Lear” (Nomad Theatrical Company at Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School). Review.

NOTE: We Act for You’s murder-mystery-dinner-theater production of “‘Til Death Do Us Part — But Whose Death?” has been rescheduled from June 24th and 25th to July 30th at the STARS Theater & Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina, NC.


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By Robert W. McDowell

Robert W. McDowell is a Raleigh, NC-based freelance writer, editor, and critic. He has written theater, film, book, and music previews and reviews for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, and Classical Voice of North Carolina, all based in Raleigh. In 1980-91, he covered business, industry, government, and education for (We the People of) North Carolina magazine, published monthly by N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry. In April 2001, McDowell started Robert's Reviews, a FREE weekly e-mail newsletter that provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the performing arts in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Triangle Review is the latest-and-greatest version of McDowell's original newsletter. (To start your FREE subscription, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) From December 1980 until September 2017, McDowell served on the board of directors of The Cinema, Inc., a Raleigh-based nonprofit film society formed in 1966. He currently publishes a weekly list of FREE advance screenings of movies in the Triangle area. (To have your e-mail address added to this FREE list, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.) McDowell also co-edited and supervised the production of Jim Valvano's Guide to Great Eating (JTV Enterprises, 1984), a 224-page sports celebrity cookbook; and he served as a fact checker for Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead (Pocket Books, 1991).