July 2012 Theater Calendar

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Chicago," starring Christie Brinkley as Roxie Hart, July 31-Aug. 5
The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Chicago," starring Christie Brinkley as Roxie Hart, July 31-Aug. 5
The Durham Performing Arts Center will present “Chicago,” starring Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, on July 31-Aug. 5

July 1, 6-8: “Mum’s the Word” (Machine Theatre in Murphey School Auditorium, as part of PoliTheatrics: 2012).

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

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

July 3, 17: “The Three Little Fishies” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center).

July 5-8: “Children in the Dark” (Neutral Ground Ensemble in Murphey School Auditorium, as part of PoliTheatrics: 2012).

July 5-8: “Shape” (Force/Collision in Murphey School Auditorium, as part of PoliTheatrics: 2012).

July 5-8, 11-15: “Dames at Sea” (Hot Summer Nights and Theatre Raleigh in the K.D. & Sara Lynn Kennedy Theatre). Review.

July 6: “The Johnny Folsom 4: A Johnny Cash Tribute Band” (Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh).

July 6-8: Que Complicada Vida (Bolero Pequeño Teatro Latino at Common Ground Theatre).

July 6-8, 12-15, 19-22: “10 by 10 in the Triangle” (The ArtsCenter). Review.

July 8: “Brother Esau Jam Band Performs Music from the Grateful Dead” (Southern Village in Chapel Hill).

July 9: “Roger Waters: The Wall Live” (RBC Center).

July 13-15, 19-22: “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” (Raleigh Little Theatre‘s Teens on Stage  in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).

July 14: “Alice’s Adventures Underground,” adapted by Rachel Klem, with special guests TAFFY (Transactors for Families) (Common Ground Theatre Performance Arts Camp).

July 14: “14 Carat Comedy Gold” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots at the North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre).

July 14: “Radio One Family Comedy Show,” starring Marcus D. Wiley, Veda Howard, Sylvia “Small Fire” Moore, and D.L. Henry (Radio One and BlackPlanet Radio at The Carolina Theatre).

July 17-22: “Oliver!” (North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Review.

July 19-22: “Durang/Durang” (Bare Theatre in Burning Coal Theatre Company‘s Murphey School Auditorium). Review.

July 19-22: “Urinetown: The Musical” (PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory in the Paul Green Theatre). Review.

July 20-21: “Seussical Jr.” (Stars Theater and Arts Center, 123 E. Vance St. in Fuquay-Varina).

July 21: Recess Monkey (The ArtsCenter).

July 21: “Murder on the Fatmouth Express” (Fatmouth Improv at Common Ground Theatre).

July 23: “The Monti StorySLAM — Theme: Roommates” (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

July 24: “Super Why! Live: You’ve Got the Power!” (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

July 25-29, Aug. 1-5: “Race,” starring Alan Campbell (Hot Summer Nights and Theatre Raleigh in the K.D. & Sara Lynn Kennedy Theatre). Review.

July 26-29: “Durang/Durang” (Bare Theatre at Common Theatre). Review.

July 27-28; Aug. 2-4: “Hairspray” (Clayton Youth Theater at the Clayton Center Auditorium & Conference Center).

July 27-29: “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” adapted and directed by Fred Motley (Kirby Cultural Arts Complex in Roxboro).

July 27-29: “Treasure Island” (Temple Theatre’s Youth Conservatory).

July 31-Aug. 5: “Chicago,” starring Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review #1. Review #2.

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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).