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April 2014 Triangle Theater Calendar

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of April 2014. (To view the annotated online version of the April calendar, see below or click )

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April 1: “One Night Stands! Dennis Ross” (Temple Theatre, in association with The Comedy Zone, at the Temple Theatre in Sanford).

April 1, 15: “The Saggy Baggy Elephant” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

April 1-2: “Michael Jackson ‘The Immortal’ World Tour” (Cirque du Soleil at the PNC Arena in Raleigh).

April 1-5: “Much Ado About Nothing” (William Peace Theatre in Leggett Theater in Raleigh).

April 1-6: “Little Shop of Horrors” (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall at Meredith College in Raleigh).

April 2: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Songs of the Wanderers” (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill). Atkinson Review.

April 2-5: “Grounded” (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham). Keravuori and Galle Review.

April 2-6, 8-13, 15-20: “Assassins” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

April 2-6, 9-13: “Seminar” (University Theatre at N.C. State in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

April 3-5, 10-12: “Cymbeline” (Bare Theatre Company at the Cordoba Center for the Arts in Durham). Keravuori and Galle Review.

April 3-6: “Sherlock Holmes & The Case of the Jersey Lily” (Temple Theatre in Sanford). Keravuori and Galle Review.

April 3-6, 9-12: “Amadeus” (Leviathan Theatre Company at Common Ground Theatre in Durham). Keravuori and Galle Review.

April 3-6, 10-13: “Machinal” (Duke Theater Studies in the Emma A. Sheafer Laboratory Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

April 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 25-27: “The Diary of Anne Frank” (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

April 4: “East Coast Step Show,” with special guests We Are Toonz (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

April 4: “Katt Williams: Growth Spurt” (PNC Arena in Raleigh).

April 4: “The Monti — Theme: First Times,” hosted by Jeff Polish and featuring storytellers Davey Wreden, Jami Attenberg, Jan Burke, and Karen Joy Fowler (The Monti and the N.C. Literary Festival at Kings in Raleigh).

April 4-6: “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” (Company Carolina at the Historic PlayMakers Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 4-6, 10-13: “The Odd Couple (Male Version)” and “The Odd Couple (Female Version)” (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center). Keravuori and Galle Review.

April 4-6, 10-13: “The Tempest” (HiSTORYstage Theatre Company in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).

April 4-6, 11-12: “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody” (Neuse Little Theatre in “The Hut” [American Legion Log Cabin] in Smithfield).

April 4-7: “Avenue Q” (Pauper Players at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro). Atkinson Review.

April 5: “Chelsea Handler: ‘Uganda Be Kidding Me’ Live Tour” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 5: “The Clean Comedy Series Presents The Country Club Comedians” (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

April 5: “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” (East Carolina University Storybook Theatre at The Clayton Center in Clayton).

April 5: No Shame Theatre – Carrboro (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 5: “To Your Health” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater).

April 5: “Starbound National Talent Competition: Raleigh-Durham Regional” (A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

April 6: “Get the Led Out (The American Led Zeppelin)” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 8-13: “The Wizard of Oz” (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. McDowell Review. Potter Review.

April 9-12: “Grease” (Wake Technical Community College’s Fine Arts Department in the Building E Performance Hall on the college’s Northern Wake Campus in Raleigh).

April 10-12: BFA/BA Theatre Showcase (William Peace Theatre in Leggett Theater in Raleigh).

April 10-13, 17-20: “Parade: The Musical” (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in the R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

April 10-14: “Our Country’s Good” (UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art and the Kenan Theatre Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

April 11: “James Gregory: The Funniest Man in America!” (The Clayton Center in Clayton).

April 11-12: Patti LuponeCoulda, Woulda, Shoulda … Played That Role” (North Carolina Symphony Pops Series in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh). McDowell Preview.

April 11-13, 18-20: “The Bluest Eye” (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre & Dance in University Theatre in Durham).

April 11-13, May 1: “Godspell” (Norris Theatre at Louisburg College in Louisburg).

April 12: “Animal Crackers,” a new musical written and directed by Edgar Harrell (Company Carolina in the Genome Science Center’s Lecture Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 12: “Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes,” starring Jason Petty (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

April 12: “The Barber of Seville” (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre’s Drama Workshop Series at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).

April 12: Tim Hawkins, with special guest Bob Smiley (Johnston Community College Performing Arts Concert Series in Paul A. Johnston Auditorium in Smithfield).

April 12: Transactors Improv (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 14-20: “New Works Festival” (, in collaboration with senior seminar, in the Emma A. Sheafer Laboratory Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

April 15: “Dave Ramsey: The Legacy Journey Live!” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 16: “The Monti — Theme: The Big Game,” hosted by Jeff Polish (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

April 17-20: “Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars!” (N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh).

April 18-19: “Ivy Rowe,” starring Barbara Bates Smith (Barbara Bates Smith Productions at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 18-19: “Perception” (Kyle Keye Presents, Inc. at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

April 18-19, 24-26: “Ghost of a Chance” (The Towne Players at the Garner Performing Arts Center).

April 18-19, 24-27; May 1, 3-4: “Pinocchio” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). Potter Review.

April 22-23: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Atkinson Review.

April 23: “Sacrificial Poets Grand Slam Finals” (Sacrificial Poets at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 23-27: “Hold These Truths” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, presented as part of PRC2). McDowell Preview. Potter Review.

April 24: Emily Fortune Feimster (William Peace University in Kenan Auditorium in Raleigh).

April 24: “Pauper Players Benefit Cabaret” (Pauper Players at Linda’s Downbar in Chapel Hill).

April 24: “The Unusual Suspects 2.0 Comedy Tour,” starring Brent Blakeney, Ryan Brown, JM, Matt White, and Rusty Haynes (Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club in Clayton).

April 24-26; May 1-4, 7-10: “Spirits to Enforce” (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham). Potter Review.

April 24-27; May 1-4, 8-11: “Cats” (Temple Theatre in Sanford). Atkinson Review.

April 25: Tim, Tickle and Friends from Discovery Channels “Moonshiners” (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

April 25-26: “Ever After” (Stars Youth Theater at Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

April 25-27: “Annie Get Your Gun” (Roxboro Little Theater in the Kirby Theater in Roxboro).

April 25-27: “Oh But Wait … There’s More!,” a one-woman show written and performed by NCCU alumna Kim Coles (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre & Dance in University Theatre in Durham).

April 25-27; May 1-4, 9-11: “Pageant” (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Potter Review.

April 25-27; May 2-4, 9-11: “I Never Saw Another Butterfly: The Musical” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater).

April 26: “Once Upon a Time” (A SuperFun Show) (Bright Star Touring Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 26: “The Monti GrandSLAM” (The Monti at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 26: Third Date, starring Nancy Pekar, Dan Sipp, Jenny Spencer, and J. Chachula (Third Date at Raleigh Charter High School).

April 26: “The truTV (Impractical) Jokers Tour,” featuring The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 26: “The Chuckle and Chortle Comedy Show!,” co-hosted by Michelle Maclay and John Sideris and featuring Aaron Cobb, Tracy Cate, and Eric Trundy (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 26: “Love and Laughter: Valentine’s Day Edition,” starring Joe and Avant, with special guests Joe Torry and Damon Williams (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

April 26: “GrandSLAM (Rivals)” (The Monti at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 26-27: “A Raisin in the Sun” (St. Ambrose Episcopal Church Theatre Ministry in Raleigh).

April 27: “Almost Ready Staged Reading” (The ArtsCenter and Playground: A Theatre Cooperative at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 29-30: “American Idiot” (A Durham Performing Arts Center Broadway Encore Special). McDowell Preview. Gephart Review. Potter Review.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

Robert W. McDowell has written articles for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, CVNC, and Triangle Arts and Entertainment, all based in Raleigh. He edits and publishes two FREE weekly e-mail newsletters. Triangle Review provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of local performing-arts events. (Start your FREE subscription by e-mailing robertm748@aol.com and typing SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) McDowell also maintains a FREE list of movie sneak previews. (To subscribe, e-mail robertm748@aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.)

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