October 2012 Theater Calendar

NOTE: This is the Triangle Theater Review’s Master Calendar for shows announced for the entire month of October. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and PRESENTER’S NAME to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS to that address. (Our “snail mail” address is Triangle Theater Review, 1828 Honeysuckle Road #13, Raleigh, NC 27609-6220.)

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "War Horse," which earned five 2011 Tony Awards®, including Best Play, Oct. 2-7 as part of its 2012-13 SunTrust Broadway Series
The Durham Performing Arts Center will present “War Horse,” which earned five 2011 Tony Awards®, including Best Play, Oct. 2-7 as part of its 2012-13 SunTrust Broadway Series

Oct. 1: “Alice: A Devised Alice in Wonderland Project” (The LAB! Theatre in Room 102 in the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Dramatic Art).

Oct. 2, 16: “Going Trick-or-Treating” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Oct. 2-7: “Red” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre).

Oct. 2-7: “War Horse” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review. Interview with John Milosich.

Oct. 3-7, 10-14: “Souvenir” (Hot Summer Nights and Theatre Raleigh in the K.D. & Sara Lynn Kennedy Theatre). Review.

Oct. 4-6: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center).

Oct. 4-6: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet,” starring Ira David Wood IV as Romeo (Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre). Review.

Oct. 4-7: “44 Plays for 44 Presidents” (nationwide festival) (ArtsCenter Stage). Review.

Oct. 4-7: “Jailbait” (Burning Coal Theatre Company in the Murphey School Auditorium as part of Burning Coal’s “Wait ‘Til You See This Series”). Review.

Oct. 4-7, 11-13: “Harold and Maude” (Ghost & Spice Productions at Common Ground Theatre). Review.

Oct. 5-6: “Rumpus in Rome” (Jabberbox Puppet Theater at The ArtsCenter).

Oct. 5-7, 12-14: “The Color Purple” (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre in University Theatre).

Oct. 5-7, 18-21: “Avenue Q” (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in the Sheafer Theater at Duke University).

Oct. 9: “Untold Durham” (The Carolina Theatre, in collaboration with Museum of Durham History, Preservation Durham, and Open Durham).

Oct. 9-14: “Legally Blonde the Musical,” starring Autumn Hurlbert as Elle Woods (North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Review.

Oct. 10: “The Monti — Theme: “Lost and Found,” hosted by Jeff Polish and featuring stories by Hippo Guy, Dick Gordon, Lisa Chensvold, Alan Hirsch (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall on Durham).

Oct. 11: “Elsewhere,” a world premiere of an “CelloOpera” created by Maya Beiser and Robert Woodruff (Carolina Performing Arts in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall).

Oct. 11-15: “Eurydice” (UNC-Chapel Hill LAB! Theatre in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

Oct. 12: “Transactors for Families: Halloweeneen Eve” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter).

Oct. 12-13: “The Mexican, as Told by Us Mexicans” (Carolina Performing Arts and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Communication Studies’ Process Series in Historic Playmakers Theatre).

Oct. 12-13, 18-20: “Arsenic and Old Lace” (Towne Players in Garner Historic Auditorium). Review.

Oct. 12-14: “Liza & the Riddling Cave” (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center).

Oct. 12-14, 18-21, 25-28: “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). Review.

Oct. 13: Tracy J’sThe Flip Side: What’s a Good Man to Do?” (SWAG Entertainment at the Durham Arts Council).

Oct. 14: “The Australian Pink Floyd Show” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 18: “Nunset Boulevard: The ‘Nunsense’ Hollywood Bowl Show,” starring Cindy Williams as Mother Superior (Clayton Center Auditorium & Conference Center).

Oct. 18-21, 24-28; Nov. 1-3: “The Paper Hat Game,” created and directed by Torry Bend, with videos by Raquel Salvatella de Prada (Torry Bend at Manbites Dog Theater). Review.

Oct. 18-21, 25-28; Nov. 1-4: “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps” (Temple Theatre).

Oct. 19: “Classic Albums Live: Abbey Road” (The Carolina Theatre).

Oct. 19: “On Deck” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre).

Oct. 19-21, 26-28; Nov. 2-4: “I Hate Hamlet” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

Oct. 20: “The Chuckle and Chortle Comedy Show,hosted by Gretchen McNeely and featuring Matt See, Eric Megert, Jon Su, Adam Cohen, and Michelle Maclay (The ArtsCenter).

Oct. 23: “Election Central,” concert reading of a topical screenplay by Elisabeth Lewis Corley (StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance at Manbites Dog Theater).

Oct. 23-24: “Menopause: The Musical” (The Carolina Theatre).

Oct. 24-28; Oct. 30-Nov. 4; Nov. 6-11: Molière’sImaginary Invalid,” a world premiere by David Ball (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre). Review.

Oct. 25: “Dinner and Magic Show,” starring Joshua Lozoff (The Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill).

Oct. 25. Joe Klein (The Carolina Theatre).

Oct. 25: Meredith Monk in Archeology of an Artist” (Duke Performances at the Nasher Museum of Art).

Oct. 25-28: “Doubt: A Parable” ( Company Carolina in Historic Playmakers Theatre).

Oct. 25-28: “The Leader,” a program of one-acts including “The Leader” by Eugene Ionesco (Bare Theatre at Common Ground Theatre).

Oct. 25-28: “Metamorphoses” (Duke Players Lab Theater in Brody Theater).

Oct. 25-29: “Jon” (UNC-Chapel Hill LAB! Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art).

Oct. 26: “Broadway Comes to Peace: Back to Broadway,” starring Jason Dula and friends (William Peace Theatre in Kenan Theater).

Oct. 26: “An Evening with David Sedaris” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 26: Reggie Watts (Duke Performances in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater).

Oct. 26-27: “Murder at Starr Manor: A Murder Mystery Dinner Theater” (We Act for You, Inc. at Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Oct. 26-28: “Presidential Mania: A History of Fayetteville Street,” a new play by Eve Butler (Burning Coal Theatre Company, begins at Raleigh City Museum).

Oct. 26-28; Oct. 31-Nov. 4; Nov. 7-11, 14-17: “She Stoops to Conquer” (Deep Dish Theater Company). Review.

Oct. 27: “Van Tassel Harvest Ball: Sleepy Hollow Masquerade” (Historic Interpretations, Inc. at the Triangle Sertoma Club in Hillsborough).

Oct. 27: Kevin Hart’s “Let Me Explain” Tour (PNC Arena).

Oct. 27: Sacrificial Poets (The ArtsCenter).

Oct. 27: No Shame Theatre (The ArtsCenter).

Oct. 28: “Halloween Shorts” (ArtsCenter Stage and Playwrights Roundtable at The ArtsCenter).

Oct. 28: Jeanne Robertson (N.C. Department of Cultural Resources in the N.C. Museum of History).

Oct. 28: “Mama Juggs,” written and performed by Anita Woodley (Princess Dragon Productions at the Durham County Library).

Oct. 29: “The Monti StorySLAM — Theme: Fear” (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Oct. 30-Nov. 3; Nov. 7-10: “Godspell” (William Peace Theatre in Leggett Theater).

Oct. 30-Nov. 4; Nov. 6-11, 13-18: “Jersey Boys” (Durham Performing Arts Center).


Robert W. McDowell is editor and publisher of Triangle Theater Review, a FREE weekly e-mail theatrical newsletter that provides more comprehensive, in-depth coverage of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill theater than all of the other news media combined. This calendar is reprinted with permission from Triangle Theater Review.

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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).