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June 2012 Theater Calendar

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "West Side Story" on June 5-10

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present “West Side Story” on June 5-10

June 1, 3, 6, 8-10, 13, 16-17: “Lettice and Lovage” (University Theatre at N.C. State’s TheatreFest 2012: A Knockout Season of Dueling Duos in Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre).

June 1-3: “KidsWrite 2012 Festival of New Plays” (Burning Coal Theatre Company  in the Murphey School Auditorium).

June 1-3: “A Shipwreck Opera,” a world premiere by composer John B. Hedges and librettist Aimee Bender (Long Leaf Opera at The ArtsCenter).

June 1-3: “Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heroes” (PNC Arena).

June 1-3, 6-9: “In on It” (Manbites Dog Theater). Review.

June 2: Garrison Keillor’sA Prairie Home Companion” (WUNC 91.5 North Carolina Public Radio at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary).

June 2: “H.I.S. Thoughts: A Tribute to Keenan Gorham” (Black Poetry Theatre at Common Ground Theatre).

June 2: “It Gives a Lovely Light,” a one-woman play about Edna St. Vincent Millay, written by Dr. Elliot Engel and performed by Quinn Hawkesworth (Finer Than Fine Arts Literary Conference at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel).

June 2-3, 7, 10: “Fallen Angels” (University Theatre at N.C. State’s TheatreFest 2012: A Knockout Season of Dueling Duos in Titmus Theatre). Review.

June 3: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers (Durham Performing Arts Center, in association with PineCone).

June 5, 19: “The Little Red Hen” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center).

June 5-10: “West Side Story” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review.

June 8: “Civil Disobedience” (Walltown Children’s Theatre at the Durham Arts Council).

June 8: “Mama Juggs: The Award-Winning Breast Health Show,” written and performed by Anita Shontel Woodley (Princess Dragon Productions at Health Touch NC LLC in Durham).

June 8: “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music’” (Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary).

June 8: “Transactors Experimental Theater: On Deck” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre).

June 8-10: “Agate Hill to Appomattox: Southern Women’s Voices,” a new play written and performed by Barbara Bates-Smith, with music by Jeff Sebens (Deep Dish Theater Company).

June 8-10, 14-17, 21-24: “The Boy Friend” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). Review.

June 8-10, 15-17, 22-24: “Light on the Horizon,” a work-in-progress by Deb Royals (The Justice Theater Project in Clare Hall at the Catholic Community of Saint Francis of Assisi in Raleigh). Review.

June 8-10, 14-17, 22-24: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (Theatre in the Park). Review.

June 9: “Let Them Be Heard: North Carolina Slave Narratives” (Bare Theatre at Historic Stagville in Durham).

June 13-17, 20-24: “Boeing Boeing” ( Hot Summer Nights and Theatre Raleigh in the K.D. & Sara Lynn Kennedy Theatre). Review.

June 14: “The Monti — Theme: Food,” featuring stories by Nicole Accordino, Aimée Argote, Tanya Catolos, Joseph Bushfan, and Sarah Vroom (The Monti at MotorCo Music Hall in Durham).

June 14-15, 17, 20-24: “The Sunshine Boys” (University Theatre at N.C. State’s TheatreFest 2012: A Knockout Season of Dueling Duos in Titmus Theatre). Review.

June 15: “Laff Mobb’s Love to Laff Comedy Tour,” starring starring Red Grant, Rudy Rush, Roz G, and Mark Viera (The Carolina Theatre and the Durham Performing Arts Center at The Carolina Theatre).

June 16: “An Evening of Magic with Joshua Lozoff: Benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation” (Maggiano’s Little Italy in Durham).

June 16: “Fables for Families,” narrated by Heather Patterson King (North Carolina Symphony in Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary).

June 16: “The Invitation” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter).

June 20-24: “1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation,” world premire of a new dance theater piece by Killian Manning (Killian Manning at Manbites Dog Theater). Review.

Comedian Aziz Ansari will perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st, in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, NC

Comedian Aziz Ansari will perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st, in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, NC

 

June 21: Aziz Ansari (Meymandi Concert Hall).

June 21: “The Moth: Between Worlds, hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, with true stories told live by Elna Baker, Al Letson, John Lincoln, Sala Udin, and Molly Ringwald and music by Big Ron Hunter (The Carolina Theatre).

June 23: “The Ron & Rhonda Variety Show” (The Wholesome Twins at Common Ground Theatre).

June 28: “2012 Canteys” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

June 28, 30; July 1, 8: “Mark Twain’s Joan of Arc” (Urban Garden Performing Arts in Murphey School Auditorium, as part of PoliTheatrics: 2012).

June 28-July 1: “What’s That Cost? The Federal Budget and You” (Haymaker in Murphey School Auditorium, as part of PoliTheatrics: 2012).

June 29: “A Summer Evening of Original Plays” (Cary Playwrights’ Forum at the Cary Arts Center).

June 29-30; July 1, 7: “Blackout” (Awkward Elephant Project in Murphey School Auditorium, as part of PoliTheatrics: 2012).

June 30: “Approaches to Devising – Exploring Process: A Workshop Taught by Anna Jones” (Anna Jones in Murphey School Auditorium, as part of PoliTheatrics: 2012).

June 30: Shaquille O’Neal’sAll Star Comedy Jam” (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

June 30: “Romeo and Juliet,” featuring Katja Hill, David McClutchey, Jon Mozes, and Estes Tarver performing scenes from Shakespeare (North Carolina Symphony in Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary).

June 30: No Shame Theatre (No Shame Theatre at The ArtsCenter).

NOTE: Production of “Between the Bells,” a new play by Jennifer Justice (Durham Family Theatre, June 8 and 9 at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham) has been postponed until November 2012; and the “Apassionata: The Beginning” tour (PNC Arena, June 15-17) has been suspended due to the European financial crisis. “The First Lady,” starring Taimak, Ken Alston Jr., Amber A. Harris, Ashley Jeffrey, Neil Dawson, Cedrina S. Baugh, Michael Alexis, and N.C. native Ashley Marshell and guest performer Rozlyn Sorrell (Obsidian Media Group & Ambiance Productions World Inc., June 23rd at the Garner Performing Arts Center) has been postponed until July 14th. — R.W.M.

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