EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of May 2014. 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 Review, 1828 Honeysuckle Road #13, Raleigh, NC 27609-6220.)
May 1: “Godspell” (Norris Theatre at Louisburg College in Louisburg).
May 1, 3-4: “Pinocchio” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). Potter Review.
May 1-4, 7-10: “Spirits to Enforce” (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham). Potter Review.
May 1-4, 8-11: “Cats” (Temple Theatre in Sanford). Atkinson Review.
May 1-4, 9-11: “Pageant: The Musical Comedy Beauty Contest” (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Potter Review.
May 2: “Camp Followers,” a new reader’s-theater play written and directed by Rudy Wallace and starring Jade Arnold, Lester Hill, and Carly Prentis Jones, and Heather Allen (Voices in Concert at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh).
May 2: “The Thirst of May” (Bravest Face Improv at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).
May 2-3: “The Amazing Adventures of Grace May B. Brown,” a multimedia production by Andrea E. Woods (SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Dancers in the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council).
May 2-4, 6-11: “Driving Miss Daisy,” starring Sandy Duncan (North Carolina Theatre in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). McDowell Preview. Langley Review. Potter Review.
May 2-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-24: “Life Is a Dream” (Deep Dish Theater Company in Chapel Hill).
May 2-4, 9-11: “I Never Saw Another Butterfly: The Musical” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater).
May 3: “Comically Challenged 3” (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).
May 3: “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” (TheatreworksUSA at the Garner Performing Arts Center).
May 3: “Romeo & Juliet: A Dance to the Death” (Carolina Ballet at the Durham Performing Arts Center). Atkinson Review.
May 3: “Spring Shorts,” batch of new short plays by Roundtable regulars Paul Baerman, Mark Cornell, John Paul Middlesworth, Paul Newell, and Ken Wolpert (Playwrights Roundtable at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).
May 3: “Romeo and Juliet” (Carolina Ballet at Durham Performing Arts Center).
May 3: “The Standing Ovation Tour,” starring Sommore, D.L. Hughley, and J. Anthony Brown (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
May 3-4: “Listen In,” with special guests Michelle Dorrance and Jason Janas (North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble at The Carolina Theatre in Durham).
May 4: “Spirits and Satire, 1923” (four one-act plays) (Act One Act Now at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).
May 4: “10th Anniversary Broadway Cabaret Night!” (fundraiser), starring Allen Brown, Sandra Dubose, Ian Finley, Jason Hassell, Alison Lawrence, Connie McCoy Rogers, Deb Royals, Rozlyn Sorrell, and Rene Wimberley — plus Allison Baumgartner and Monica Powell (The Justice Theater Project at The Cary Theater).
May 6: “African Storytelling and Workshop” (The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Educational Series).
>May 6, 8: “Listen to Your Mother: Raleigh-Durham,” a staged reading by Joy Salyers, Stephanie Lormand, Dana Hughens, Mandy Hitchcock, and Rebecca Lanning to celebrate Mother’s Day and benefit SAFEChild Raleigh NC (An Ann Imig Production in Kenan Auditorium at William Peace University in Raleigh).
May 8: “The Pirate’s Jules,” an interactive puppet show written by Sally Kinka (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).
May 8: “Joshua Lozoff: Magic & Wonder” (Joshua Lozoff at Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough).
May 8-11: “Plaza Suite” (Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex).
May 8-11: “Sid the Science Kid Live!” (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
May 8-11, 15-18: “Closer” (Burning Coal Theatre Company at the Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh, as part of Burning Coal’s “Wait Til You See This” second-stage series).
May 9: “Brit Floyd: Discovery World Tour 2014” (Durham Performing Arts Center).
May 9-10: “ Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: ‘Murder at the Tonylou Awards’” (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).
May 9-10, 15-18: “The Wizard of Oz” (Harnett Regional Theatre in Stewart Theater in Dunn). Potter Review.
May 9-11: “Noises Off” (Studio A Acting Company at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).
May 9-11, 15-18: “Gem of the Ocean” (ArtsCenter Stage at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro). Galle Review.
May 10: “Cinderella” (Legacy Repertory Company at The Carolina Theatre in Durham).
May 10: “The Johnny Folsom 4: The Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash” (The Johnny Folsom 4 at The Cary).
May 10: “Transactors Improv: For Families!” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).
May 10: No Shame Theatre – Carrboro (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).
May 10: “Brian Regan Live Comedy Tour” (Durham Performing Arts Center).
May 13-18: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” starring Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. Langley Review. Potter Review.
May 14-18, 21-25: “Vanities” (Theatre Raleigh’s “Hot Summer Nights” Series in the Kennedy Theater in Raleigh).
May 15: “Improv Percolator,” featuring students from Anoo Tree Brod’s master class, special guest Group Hug, and Danny Canoe (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).
May 15: “An Evening with Woodward and Bernstein,” moderated by David Crabtree (N.C. Museum of History Foundation in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).
May 15-18: “Sleeping Beauty” (Carolina Ballet in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Atkinson Review. Cerniglia Review.
May 16: “Comedy Night: Marty Simpson” (The Cary).
May 16: “Family Vacation” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).
May 16-17: “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” (Stars Youth Theater at Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).
May 16-18: “Twelfth Night” (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).
May 16-18, 23-24: “The Red Velvet Cake War” (Neuse Little Theatre in “The Hut” [American Legion Log Cabin] in Smithfield).
May 17: The BackBeat: Beatles Tribute Band, a benefit performance for the Boys & Girls Club of Wake County (The BackBeat at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh).
May 17: “Into the Wild: Stories of Outdoor Adventure,” featuring storytellers Anne Beirne, Lila Fleishman Matt Kirk, Mike Harris, and Rachel Hazlett (Townsend Bertram & Company and The Monti in the Forest Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).
May 17: “To Arms!” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).
May 17: “Transactors Improv: for Families!” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).
May 17: “Opera in the Pines” (North Carolina Opera at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary).
May 17: “The Chuckle and Chortle Comedy Show!,” hosted by Michelle Maclay (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).
May 17: “Far Out! The Lynette Videll 60’s Show” (Fatmouth Improv at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).
May 18: “Almost Ready Staged Reading” (The ArtsCenter and Playground: A Theatre Cooperative at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).
May 21: “Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure World Tour — America 2014” (Durham Performing Arts Center).
May 22-24, 29-31; June 5-7: “Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo,” a world premiere by Monica Byrne (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, as part of Manbites Dog’s “Other Voices” Series). Gephart Review.
May 22-24; May 29-June 1: “The Twilight Zone” (Th3rd Power Productions at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).
May 23-24: “A Most Rare Vision: A Spring Shakespeare Festival” (One Song Productions at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).
May 23-24, 29-31: “Two Noble Kinsmen: Fire & Shadows” (Bare Theatre and Raleigh Little Theatre in RLT‘s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre). Keravuori and Galle Review.
May 22-25: “The Diary Play: Four Teens Tell Their Story” (Mouths of Babes Theatre in Burning Coal Theatre Company‘s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh).
May 28-June 1; June 4-8: “Blood Done Sign My Name,” written and performed by Mike Wiley (Theatre Raleigh‘s “Hot Summer Nights” Series in the Kennedy Theater in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.
May 29-31; June 1, 4, 7-8, 11, 13: “There Goes the Bride” (University Theatre at N.C. State’s TheatreFest 2014 in the Titmus Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall).
May 30-31: Third Date Improv (Third Date at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).
May 30-June 1: “Mamma Mia!” (A Durham Performing Arts Center Broadway Encore Special). McDowell Preview. Gephart Review.
May 30-June 1: “‘Sesame Street’ Live: Can’t Stop Singing!” (PNC Arena in Raleigh).
May 31: “Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes Tour 2014” (Steve Litman Productions and The Carolina Theatre in Durham).
May 31: “The VaudeVillain Revue: Burlesque, Live Music, Circus Arts, Bellydance, Comedy, Magic, and more,” featuring Kitschy de Coeur, Virginia Scare, Por Cel Ain, Pearl VanDammit, Paige Papyrus LaWall, Soularies, and Curtis Eller, plus magician Michael Casey and comedian Jake Anthony (The VaudeVillain Revue at the The Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh).
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