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February 2012 Theater Calendar

Jeremy Hays and Max Quinlan (center) star in "Les Misérables" as the fiery student revolutionaries Enjolras and Marius in "Les Misérables" (photo by Deen van Meer)

Jeremy Hays and Max Quinlan (center) star as the fiery student revolutionaries Enjolras and Marius in "Les Misérables" at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (photo by Deen van Meer)

Feb. 1-4: “North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival: Standup Week,” featuring Mike Birbiglia, Eddie Brill, and David Siegel (DSI Comedy Theater at various locations).

Feb. 1-5: Green Day’s American Idiot” (Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Review.

Feb. 1-5; Feb. 7-12, 14-19, 21-26; Feb. 28-March 4: “The Making of a King: ‘Henry IV’ & ‘Henry V’” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre). Review.

Feb. 2-4: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (Duke University Department of Theater Studies in Brody Theater).

Feb. 2-4: Fiasco Theater: Cymbeline” (Duke Performances in Reynolds Industries Theater). Review.

Feb. 2-4, 9-11: “Donald,” world premiere adapted and directed by Tony Perucci (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Manbites Dog Theater).

Feb. 2-5: “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” (Actors Comedy Lab and Raleigh Little Theatre in RLT‘s Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre). Review.

Feb. 2-5: “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in Sheafer Lab Theater).

Yolanda W. Rabun, Randolph Curtis Rand (center), and David Henderson star in Burning Coal's modern-dress production of "Man of La Mancha" (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Yolanda W. Rabun, Randolph Curtis Rand (center), and David Henderson star in Burning Coal's modern-dress production of "Man of La Mancha" (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Feb. 2-5, 9-12, 16-19: “Man of La Mancha” (Burning Coal Theatre Company). Review.

Feb. 3: “Bill O’Reilly: The Spin Stops Here Tour” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Feb. 3: “Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” (North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival and The Carolina Theatre at The Carolina Theatre).

Feb. 3-5, 9-12: “And Then There Were None” (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center).

Feb. 3-5, 9-14: “Solo Takes on Three: Exciting New Solo Shows, Remaking Story, Desire, Identity” (“I Was the Voice of Democracy,” written and performed by Brian Herrara; “(No)Body Behind the Mask,” written and performed by Khashif Powell; “No One Hurts You More Than S/MOTHER,” written and performed by Shannon Wong Lerner; “Stories Are Lies (That We Tell to Get Other People to Like Us and to Make Us Feel Better About Ourselves),” created and performed by the Performance Collective) (UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Communication Studies in Swain Hall).

Feb. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre). Review.

Feb. 4: “A Rollicking Tale of Blackbeard! Pirate of the Carolina Coast” (Raleigh Little Theatre Storytellers to Go! at the N.C. Museum of History).

Feb. 4: “David Letterman Showcase: Eddie Brill” (Dirty South Improv at The ArtsCenter).

Feb. 4: “Transactors for Families” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter).

Feb. 7-8: Shen Yun Performing Arts (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Feb. 8-12: “North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival: Sketch Week,” featuring Paul Thomas, Channel One, and BOAT (DSI Comedy Theater at various locations).

Feb. 9: Bright Star Touring Theatre:African Folktales” (The ArtsCenter‘s School Show Series).

Feb. 9: Bright Star Touring Theatre:Frederick Douglass” (The ArtsCenter‘s School Show Series).

Feb. 9: “Four Electric Ghosts — An Opera-Masquerade by Mendi + Keith Obadike” (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Feb. 9: “The Monti — Theme: Triumphs” and “The Fourth Annual Hippo Awards” (The ArtsCenter).

Feb. 9-13: “Stick Up Kids,” a new play by Sam Smith (UNC-Chapel Hill LAB! Theatre in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

Feb. 10-11: “The Game: A Poetic Theatrical Exploration of Good vs. Evil in the Game of Life” (Black Poetry Theatre at Common Ground Theatre).

Feb. 10-11: “Love Is a Scary Thing: A Murder Mystery Dinner Theater” (We Act for You, Inc. at Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Feb. 10-11, 16-18: “Pterodactyls” (Free Association Theatre Ensemble at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary).

Feb. 10-12, 16-19, 23-26: “The Miss Firecracker Contest” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). Review.

Feb. 10-12, 17-29, 24-26: “Molly Daughter” (The Justice Theater Project in Clare Hall at the Catholic Community of Saint Francis of Assisi in Raleigh). Review.

Feb. 10-12: “The Vagina Monologues” ( Company Carolina in the Hanes Art Center at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Feb. 10-12, 17-19: “Black Mama Monologues IV” (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre in University Theatre in the Farrison-Newton Communications Building).

Feb. 11: “The Love Show” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter).

Feb. 11: “My Funny Valentine Comedy Jam,” with Bruce Bruce, Tony Rock, Arnez J, and Gary Owen (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Feb. 11: The Second City (North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival and The Carolina Theatre at The Carolina Theatre).

Feb. 11: Steve Harvey Live: The Grand Finale, with Danny Clay and Kier Spates (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Feb. 14: “Freedom Train” (Classic Productions in Meymandi Concert Hall).

Feb. 14-18, 22-25: “Cabaret” (William Peace Theatre in Leggett Theater).

Feb. 14-19: “Les Misérables” (Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Review #1. Review #2.

Feb. 14-19: “North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival: Improv Week,” featuring Emo Philips, the Chris Gethard Show, and Two Man Movie (DSI Comedy Theater at various locations).

Feb. 14-19: “The Sound of Music” (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in Jones Auditorium).

Feb. 15-19: “Rent” (University Theatre at N.C. State in Stewart Theatre).

Feb. 16-18: “Strange Beauty Film Festival 2012” (SPENDY Productions at Manbites Dog Theater).

Feb. 16-19, 23-26: “One Night of Absolute Dismay: A Night of Contemporary Short Plays” (Bare Theatre at Common Ground Theatre).

Feb. 16-19, 23-26; March 1-4: “The Odd Couple” (Temple Theatre).

Feb. 17: “Clean Comedy Series: Steve Mingolla” (Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Feb. 17-18: Fiasco Theater:Measure for Measure” (workshop reading) Duke Performances in Reynolds Industries Theater).

Feb. 17-19, 23-26; March 2-4: “Circle Mirror Transformation” (Raleigh Ensemble Players at 213 Fayetteville St.).

Feb. 18: The Cashore Marionettes (N.C. State University Center Stage in Stewart Theatre).

Feb. 18: “Embodied Shakespeare Intensive: A Class Taught by Randolph Curtis Rand” ( Burning Coal Theatre Company at 3056 Barrow Dr. in Raleigh).

Feb. 21: “Imaginary Creatures” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Feb. 23-25: “Creditors” (Duke University Department of Theater Studies in the Brody Theater).

Feb. 23-27: “The Milford Project” (UNC-Chapel Hill LAB! Theatre in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

Feb. 24: “No Shame Theatre” (The ArtsCenter).

Feb. 24: “The Stranger Festival” (Duke University Department of Theater Studies, in collaboration with Sojourn Theater and Duke Center for Civic Engagement, at various Durham locations).

Raleigh Inclusive Theatre Company will present "Timmy Twiddlemeyer and the Pumpkin of Destiny" Feb. 24-26 at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre

Raleigh Inclusive Theatre Company will present "Timmy Twiddlemeyer and the Pumpkin of Destiny" Feb. 24-26

Feb. 24-26: “Timmy Twiddlemeyer and the Pumpkin of Destiny” (Raleigh Inclusive Theatre Company at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

Feb. 24-26: “The Vagina Monologues” (Company Carolina in the Hanes Art Center Auditorium).

Feb. 24-26; Feb. 29-March 4; March 7-11, 14-17: “The Baltimore Waltz” (Deep Dish Theater Company). Review.

Feb. 24-26; March 2-4: “Activated Art: Ekphrastic Theatre at the Ackland” (UNC-Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum).

Feb. 25: “Puss in Boots” (Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences at The ArtsCenter).

Feb. 25: “A Rollicking Tale of Blackbeard! Pirate of the Carolina Coast” (Raleigh Little Theatre‘s Storytellers to Go! at the Halle Cultural Arts Center).

Feb. 25: “Sojourner and Her Children” (Voices in Concert at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary).

Feb. 25: “The Cleverlys” (Johnston Community College Performing Arts Concert Series in Paul A. Johnston Auditorium in Smithfield).

Feb. 25-26: Tyler Perry’sThe Haves and the Have Nots” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

WTVD/ABC-11 anchor Larry Stogner (left) and Theatre in the Park executive and artistic director Ira David Wood III celebrate Oscar Night® America 2011 at TIP

WTVD/ABC-11 anchor Larry Stogner (left) and Theatre in the Park executive and artistic director Ira David Wood III celebrate Oscar Night® America 2011 at TIP

Feb. 26: “Oscar Night® America” (Theatre in the Park).

Feb. 26: TheatreworksUSA: Skippyjon Jones” (N.C. State University Center Stage in Stewart Theatre).

Feb. 28: “Love, Colors and Shapes” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Feb. 28-March 4: “The Addams Family” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review.

Feb. 29-March 1: “Scar Tissue” and “Klutz,” two new short plays by Gabriel Rivas Gomez (Carolina Performing Arts and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Communication Studies’ Process Series in Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre)

Feb. 29-March 1: “The Vagina Monologues” (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in Jones Auditorium).

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