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October 2011 Theater Calendar

Oct. 1: “An Evening with Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer” (Mills Entertainment, in cooperation with Outback Concerts and Broadway Series South, in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Oct. 1: Funny Business Live @ The ArtsCenter: Kyle Dunnigan (The ArtsCenter).

Oct. 1: “Jane Eyre” (William Peace Theatre in Leggett Theatre).

Oct. 1: “A Nest of Vipers” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

Oct. 1; Oct. 6-9, 12-15: “Middletown” (Manbites Dog Theater). Review.

Oct. 1-2: “Come Fly Away” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review.

Oct. 1-2: “An Evening with Jazz Legends: Gershwin at the Piano” (Zenph Sound Innovations in Raleigh Little Theatre‘s Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).

Oct. 1-2: “Experiment 1: Taboo Conversations” (The Distillery).

Oct. 1-2: “Guys and Dolls” (Temple Theatre).

Oct. 1-2: “The Philadelphia Story” (University Theatre at N.C. State in Stewart Theatre).

Oct. 1-2: “The Tempest” (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in McIver Amphitheatre).

Oct. 1-2; Oct. 4-9: “In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre). Review #1. Review #2.

Oct. 1-2; Oct. 6-9: “Molly Sweeney” (Burning Coal Theatre Company, in collaboration with The Delta Boys, in Burning Coal Theatre in the Murphey School as part of Burning Coal’s “Wait Til You See This!” second-stage series).

Oct. 1; Oct. 6-8: “Once Upon a Mattress” (Cary Players in the Cary Arts Center). Review.

Oct. 6-10: “ You and Me (Together for a Walk)” (The LAB! Theatre in Room 102 in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art).

Oct. 7-8, 13-16, 20-22: Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (Ghost & Spice Productions at Common Ground Theatre).

Oct. 7-9, 13-16, 20-23: “Woman in Black” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). Review.

Oct. 8: “Mike Epps & Friends” (North American Entertainment in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Oct. 8-9, 13-16, 21-23, 28-31: “Struwwelpeter: A Haunting” (Raleigh Ensemble Players at 213 Fayetteville St.).

Oct. 9: “‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s Alpocalypse Tour” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 12: Aquila Theatre:The Importance of Being Earnest” (N.C. State University Center Stage in Stewart Theatre). Review.

Oct. 13-17: “The Rimers of Eldritch” (UNC-Chapel Hill LAB! Theatre in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

Oct. 14, 16: “Carmen” (North Carolina Opera in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Oct. 14-15, 20-22: “Harvey” (Towne Players in Garner Historic Auditorium).

Oct. 14-16: “School House Rock Live!” (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center).

Oct. 14-16, 20-23: “Company” (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in Sheafer Lab Theater).

Oct. 14-16, 21-23: “One Flea Spare” (ArtsCenter Stage).

Oct. 14-16: “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” (Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center).

Oct. 17: “Junie B. Jones” (Classic Productions in Meymandi Concert Hall).

Oct. 18: Jane Borden: Reading from Her BookI Totally Meant to Do That” (Bull’s Head Bookshop at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Oct. 20-22: “Voices from the Grave: Haunted Cemetery Tour” (Preservation Society of Chapel Hill, Deep Dish Theater Company, and Act One Act Now at the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery).

Oct. 20-23, 26-30; Nov. 2-5: “Living with the Tiger” (world premiere) (Haymaker at Manbites Dog Theater).

Oct. 20-23, 27-30; Nov. 1-4: “Dial ‘M’ for Murder” (Temple Theatre).

Oct. 21: Louis C.K. Live!” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 21: “Love Letters to My Child” (Black Poetry Theatre in the Golden Belt Lobby in Durham).

Oct. 21-22, 28-29: “Scary Stuff Incorporated” (Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Oct. 21-23, 28-30; Nov. 4-6: “Bell, Book and Candle” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

Oct. 22: “Standup with John Oliver” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 22-23, 25-30: “Evita,” starring Lauren Kennedy as Eva Peron and Ray Walker as Che (North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Review.

Oct. 23: Gary L.  Anderson: “Clarence Darrow’s Search for Justice” (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh).

Oct. 23, 26, 27: “Eagle Pride” (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre in University Theatre in the Farrison-Newton Communications Building).

Oct. 25-30: “Rock of Ages” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review.

Oct. 26-30; Nov. 1-6, 8-13: “The Parchman Hour,world premiere by Mike Wiley (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre). Review.

Oct. 26-30; Nov. 2-6: “Garden District: ‘Suddenly, Last Summer’ and ‘Something Unspoken‘” (University Theatre at N.C. State in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre).

Oct. 27: Carolina Puppet Theatre (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Oct. 27-29: “Love and Human Remains” (Duke Players Lab Theater in Brody Theater).

Oct. 27-30: “Much Ado About Nothing” (Bare Theatre at Common Ground Theatre).

Oct. 28: “Suspense!featuring Killer Filler (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter).

Oct. 28-30; Nov. 2-6, 9-13, 16-19: “Nathan the Wise” (Deep Dish Theater Company).

Oct. 29: Mermaid Theatre:Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny” (N.C. State University Center Stage in Stewart Theatre).

Oct. 30: “Halloween Shorts” (The Playwrights Roundtable at The ArtsCenter).


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