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Month: December 2011

"Painting the Town" runs Jan. 20th and 21st in Gerrard Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill

January 2012 Theater Calendar

Jan. 3, 17; Feb. 21: “Imaginary Creatures” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at Holly Springs Cultural Center). Jan. 6: “Long Time Gone: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Cover Band” (benefit concert for John Silveira and his family) (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina). Jan. 6: “Release the Bats: The Inglorious Return of the Uncle Typhus Uncommon… Read More ›

"Black Nativity" joyously retells the story of the birth of Jesus in song

Justice Theater Project’s Version of Langston Hughes’ Gospel Song Play, “Black Nativity,” Is Almost Sold Out

The Justice Theater Project hopes to start a new holiday tradition of performing shows in downtown Raleigh, NC, by presenting “Black Nativity,” a 1961 black gospel song play by African-American poet, playwright, and political activist Langston Hughes.

"The SantaLand Diaries" will run Dec. 8-11 and 16-18 at Theatre in the Park

Jesse Gephart Is a Hoot as King of Snark David Sedaris in “The SantaLand Diaries” at TIP

“Attitude” is everything as Jesse Gephart impersonates the youthful, out-of-work, and dead-broke Sedaris, who took a seasonal job as an elf in Macy’s “SantaLand,” and turned the humiliation of walking around in pointy shoes dressed as an elf into a classic Christmas story.

"It's a Wonderful Life" starred Jon Karnofsky and Megan Woronka (left) as George and Mary Bailey and Lyman Collins as George's guardian angel Clarence Oddbody (photo by Rob Byron of Piedmont Photo)

Cary Players’ Production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” Was Entertaining, But Had Some Rough Spots

After staging crowd-pleasing radio-drama presentations of “It’s a Wonderful Life” in 2008 and 2009, the Cary Players’ community theater attempted an ambitious full-scale stage adaptation of the movie. The result was entertaining, but had a far too many rough spots, some of them due to the youth and/or inexperience of several members of the cast.

N.C. Museum of Art Presents Solo Exhibition of North Carolina Artist Beverly McIver

Reflections: Portraits by Beverly McIver is an exhibition celebrating McIver’s prodigious work from the past decade, highlighting her renowned, emotive self-portraits and portraits of her family.