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February 2015 Triangle Theater Calendar

PlayMakers Repertory Company will stage "An Enemy of the People" on Feb. 25-March 15 in the Paul Green Theatre

PlayMakers Repertory Company will stage “An Enemy of the People” on Feb. 25-March 15 in the Paul Green Theatre

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for February 2015. 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.)

Feb. 1: “The Last Five Years” (Company Carolina at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 1: “Venus in Fur” (Actors Comedy Lab and Raleigh Little Theatre in RLT‘s Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre). Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

Feb. 1; Feb. 3-8: “Trouble in Mind” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre in the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Dramatic Art). McDowell Preview.  McDowell Review.

Feb. 1; Feb. 5-8: “I’ll Never Be Hungry Again” (Temple Theatre in Sanford). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb 1; Feb. 5-8, 12-15: “Romeo & Juliet” (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh, presented as part of the Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh series). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb. 1; Feb. 6-8: “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater). Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

Feb. 1-2: “Broadway Melodies 2015” (Pauper Players in Room 121 of the Hanes Art Center at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Feb. 2: “February One: The Story of The Greensboro Four” (The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Educational Series).

Feb. 3, 17: “Cinderella” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Feb. 4-8: “Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents ‘Legends’” (PNC Arena in Raleigh).

Feb. 5: “Mermutants!,” a multimedia puppet show (Mermutants at Internationalist Books & Community Center in Carrboro).

ArtsCenter Stage and Common Ground Theatre will present "Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments," monologues by Dennis Allen, Idris Goodwin, Glenn Gordon, Eric Holmes, Nathan James, and Nathan Yungerberg, on Feb. 5-7 at CGT in Durham

ArtsCenter Stage and Common Ground Theatre will present “Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments,” monologues by Dennis Allen, Idris Goodwin, Glenn Gordon, Eric Holmes, Nathan James, and Nathan Yungerberg, on Feb. 5-7

Feb. 5-7: “Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments,” monologues by Dennis Allen, Idris Goodwin, Glenn Gordon, Eric Holmes, Nathan James, and Nathan Yungerberg (ArtsCenter Stage and Common Ground Theatre, with the support of MOJOAA Performing Arts Company and in conjunction with the Ladies of the Triangle Theatre, at Common Ground Theatre in Durham, produced in association with the New Black Fest). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb. 5-7: “Me Too Monologues,” an annual show written, produced, and performed by the Duke University community (Duke ‘s Center for Race Relations in the Nelson Music Room on Duke’s East Campus in Durham, presented as a part of the center’s “Me Too Campaign”).

Feb. 5-8: “Wittgenstein’s Hamlet” (Michael Frederick Myers’ Senior Distinction Project in the Brody Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Feb. 5-8, 12-15: “Legally Blonde the Musical” (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Feb. 5-9: “The Piano Lesson” (William Peace Theatrein Leggett Theatre in Main Building at William Peace University in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb. 6: Audra McDonald” (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill). Gephart Review.

Feb. 6: John Waters (The Carolina Theatre in Durham).

Feb. 6: “Oldest Living Confederate Widow,” starring Jane Holding (Joel Lane Museum House in All Saints Chapel in Raleigh).

Theatre in the Park will stage "Black Pearl Sings," starring Rozlyn Sorrell (left) and Lynda Clark, Feb. 6-8, 12-15, and 20-22 in its Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Theatre in the Park will stage “Black Pearl Sings,” starring Rozlyn Sorrell (left) and Lynda Clark, Feb. 6-8, 12-15, and 20-22 in its Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Feb. 6-8, 12-15, 20-22: “Black Pearl Sings” (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Potter Review.

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Feb. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22: “The Mountaintop” (The Justice Theater Project in Clare Hall in the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb. 7: “The Chuckle & Chortle Comedy Show,” hosted by Michelle Maclay and starring Ryan Higgins, Jennifer McGinnis, Jack Bowen, and Julia McClung (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 7: The Love Show (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 7-8: “Me Too Monologues” (Kenan Theatre Company and The LAB! Theatre in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). To read SECOND OPINION about this show, click here.

Feb. 8: “Fatmouth Improv and Paperhand Puppet Intervention Family Show” (Fatmouth Improv and Paperhand Puppet Intervention at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Feb. 10: Bright Star Touring Theatre:Heroes of the Underground Railroad” (The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Educational Series).

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Feb. 10-15: “Billy Elliot,” starring Ira David Wood III (North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). McDowell Preview. Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb. 11: Emo Philips (North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 11: “On Her Chemisestaged reading of a new play written by Dr. Derek Davidson and directed by Julie Odendahl-James (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh, presented as part of Burning Coal’s “New Works” series).

Feb. 11-13, 19-20: “The Wolf,” brand new dance-theatre fusion piece (Theatre Raleigh in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Feb. 11-15: “Little Women: The Musical” (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College in Raleigh).

Feb. 12: “Chef Robert Irvine Live” (The Carolina Theatre in Durham).

Feb. 12: “Dancing Pros Live!,” hosted by Alan Thicke and starring Karina Smirnoff and Edyta Sliwinska from “Dancing with the Stars (Durham Performing Arts Center). To read SECOND OPINION about this show, click here.

Feb. 12: North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival (North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 12-14: “Mukwerere” (Jamie Bell’s and Austin Powers’ Distinction Project in the Sheafer Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

Feb. 12-15, 18-22: “Little Shop of Horrors” (University Theatre at N.C. State in the Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall at NCSU in Raleigh).

Feb. 13: ECLIPSE: Valentine’s Day One Acts!” (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Feb. 13: An Evening of Entertainment (fundraiser) (Durham Public Schools and the DPS Scholarship Foundation at the Durham Performing Arts Center).

Feb. 13: “Fatmouth Improv and Paperhand Puppet Intervention Co-presentation” (Fatmouth Improv and Paperhand Puppet Intervention at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Feb. 13: North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival (North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 13-14: “Love, Sex, and the IRS” (Roxboro Little Theater at the Homestead Festival House in Roxboro).

Feb. 13-14, 20-22: “The Best of Love Bits & Bites” (Cary Players at the Page-Walker Art & History Center in Cary).

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Feb. 13-15, 18-22; Feb. 26-March 1: “Much Ado About Nothing” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, preseented as part of the Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh series). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb. 14: ECLIPSE: Saturday One Acts!” (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Feb. 14: Maria Bamford (North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

Feb. 14: North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival (North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 14: “TAFFY (Transactors for Families)” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Feb. 14-15: “Geomancy: Divination by Geography,” a multimedia performance piece of poetry and dance by Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr. and Elisabeth Lewis Corley (The Process Series in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Feb. 14-15: “Voices that Challenge — History, Race and Education,” a performance piece by Tara Mullins, L.D. Burris, Willie Hinton, Ben Scott, Kristi Vincent Johnson, Deb Royals, and Carolyn Colquitt, featuring a rare performance by Baba Chuck Davis (Justice Theater Project at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh).

Feb. 15: Adam Devine (Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

14-year-old Cary, NC native Reed LoRenzo Shannon plays Michael Jackson (center) with The Jackson 5 in the First National Tour of "Motown the Musical" (photo © Joan Marcus)

14-year-old Cary, NC native Reed LoRenzo Shannon plays Michael Jackson (center) with The Jackson 5 in the First National Tour of “Motown the Musical” (photo © Joan Marcus)

Feb. 17-22: “Motown the Musical” (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. Langley Review.

Feb. 19: “The Monti StorySLAM — Theme: First Times,” hosted by Rebekah Vaisey (The Monti in Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Feb. 19: ArtsPower National Touring Theatre:The Rainbow Fish” (The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Educational Series).

Feb. 19-21: “Dancing in the Bonehouse” (Kelly McCrum’s Distinction Project in the Brody Theater on Duke University’s East Campus in Durham).

Commonwealth Endeavors will present "Elevator" and "Contractions" on Feb. 19-22 and 26-28 and March 5-7 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham

Commonwealth Endeavors will present “Elevator” and “Contractions” on Feb. 19-22 and 26-28 and March 5-7 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham

Feb. 19-22; Feb. 26-March 1; March 5-7: “Elevator” and “Contractions” (Common Wealth Endeavors at Common Ground Theatre in Durham). Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

Feb. 20: “The Clean Comedy Series: Matt Jernigan” (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Feb. 20: Jon Reep (Temple Theatre of Sanford and The Comedy Zone of Greensboro at the Temple Theatre).

Feb. 20-21: Fool Moon Stand Up Comedy Series: Cliff Cash & Matt White” (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Feb. 20-21: “The Love Project” (UNC-Chapel Hill LAB! Theatre at TBA).

Feb. 20-21, 27-28: “Steel Magnolias” (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Feb. 20-22, 27-28: “Blithe Spirit” (Neuse Little Theatre in “The Hut” [American Legion Log Cabin] in Smithfield).

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Ryan Brock (left) and Jesse R. Gephart star in “The Pride” (photo by Curtis Brown)

Feb. 20-22; Feb. 27-March 1: “The Pride” (Mortall Coile Theatre Company at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

Feb. 21: “SuperFun Show: Elska” (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 21: No Shame Theatre – Carrboro (No Shame Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 22: “February 48 XI” (One Song Productions at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 22: “The Mermaid,” staged reading of a new play by David Brendan Hopes (PlayGround Co-operative at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, presented as part of the “Almost Ready” series).

Feb. 23: TheatreworksUSA:Charlotte’s Web” (Classic Productions for Students in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Feb. 25-March 1; March 3-8, 10-15: “An Enemy of the People” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre in the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Dramatic Art). McDowell Preview. Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb. 26: “A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma and Members of the Silk Road Ensemble” (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Feb. 26: “The Monti: TBA,” hosted by Jeff Polish (The Monti at The Crown in The Carolina Theatre in Greensboro).

Feb. 26-28: ” Anatomy of Gray” (Clayton Youth Theater in the The Clayton Center in Clayton).

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Feb. 26-March 1: ” Always, Patsy Cline,” starring Diane Bailey and Amy Langdon (Harnett Regional Theatre in the Stewart Theater in Dunn).

Feb. 26-March 1; March 5-8, 12-15: “Ring of Fire” (Temple Theatre in Sanford). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb. 26-March 2: “As You Like It” (Kenan Theatre Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Feb. 27: Aquila Theatre:The Tempest” (N.C. State University Center Stage in the Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall at NCSU in Raleigh). McDowell Preview.

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Feb. 27; March 1: Verdi’s La Traviata” (North Carolina Opera in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Feb. 27-March 1: ” The Secret Garden” (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).

Feb. 27-March 1; March 4-8, 11-15, 18-21: “Journey’s End” (Deep Dish Theater Company in Chapel Hill). McQuillan Review.

Feb. 28: Sacrificial Poets’ Voicebox Youth Poetry Slam (Sacrificial Poets at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 28-March 1: Aquila Theatre:Wuthering Heights” (N.C. State University Center Stage in the Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall at NCSU in Raleigh). McDowell Preview.

NOTE: The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s Feb. 28th performances of The Flying Karamazov Brothers have been POSTPONED.

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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