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May 2015 Triangle Theater Calendar

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

May 1: “In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue” (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

May 1: “Kevin Hart’s ‘What Now?’ Tour” (PNC Arena in Raleigh).

May 1: “Moving Pieces:2” (Seed Art Share in Raleigh’s Mordecai neighborhood).

May 1: Paula Poundstone (The Carolina Theatre of Durham). McDowell Preview.

May 1: “On Line in Love” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

May 1-3: “Legally Blonde the Musical” (Cary Players in the Cary Arts Center in Cary). Keravuori and Galle’s Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

May 1-3: “Mary’s Wedding” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, presented as part of the PRC2 series). McDowell Preview. Potter Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

May 1-3: “Sunday in the Park with George” (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

May 1-3, 5-10: “Next to Normal,” starring Lauren Kennedy (North Carolina Theatre in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). McDowell Preview.

May 1-3, 6-9: “The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls” (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham). Langley’s Review.

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May 1-3, 7-10, 13-17, 20-23: “The Liar” (Deep Dish Theater Company in Chapel Hill). Keravuori and Galle Review.

May 1-3, 7-10, 14-17: “Hairspray” (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

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May 1-3, 7-10, 14-17: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).

May 1-3, 8-10, 15-16: “Rent” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater).

May 2: “SuperFun Show: Gustafer Yellowgold” (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

May 2: “Rutherford Wolf” (RLT Players to Go! at the West Regional Library in Cary).

May 2: “Shadows of the 60’s: A Tribute to Motown’s Super Groups” (Garner Performing Arts Center).

May 2: Third Date Improv (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

May 5, 19: “The Gingerbread Man” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

May 7: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (North Carolina Symphony, featuring PlayMakers Repertory Company, in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill, presented as part of the “Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh” series).

May 8: Jim Breuer (The Carolina Theatre of Durham). Vesper and Benrud Review.

May 8: The Kids in the Hall, starring all five original cast members: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson (Durham Performing Arts Center).

May 8-9: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (North Carolina Symphony, featuring PlayMakers Repertory Company, in Meymandi Concert Hall, presented as part of the “Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh” series).

May 8-9: “Yo, Mama!: A Multicultural, Multiform Presentation on the Many Faces and Facets of Motherhood” (MOJOAA Performing Arts and Common Ground Theatre at CGT in Durham).

May 8-9, 15-16: “The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel” (Forest Moon Theater in the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest).

May 8-10, 15-17: “Shrek the Musical” (Harnett Regional Theatre in the Stewart Theater in Dunn). Potter Review.

May 9: Lisa Lampanelli (The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

May 9: “Opera in the Pines” (North Carolina Opera at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park in Cary). Vesper and Benrud Review.

May 9: “Rutherford Wolf” (RLT Players to Go! at the Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex).

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May 12-17: “Pippin” (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. McDowell Review. Potter Review.

May 15-16: “All in the Timing” (Holly Springs Community Theater at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

May 15-16: “Willy Wonka Jr.” (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

May 15-16, 22-23: “The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle,” written, co-directed, and performed by Ron Jones (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

May 15-17: “KidsWrite 2015! An Evening of New Plays by Young People” (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh).

May 15-17: “The Phantom Tollbooth” (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center).

May 15-17, 21-24: “Oh, What a Lovely War!” (ArtsCenter Stage at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro). Keravuori and Galle Review.

May 16: ” Aladdin” (Legacy Repertory Company at The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

May 16: “The Chuckle & Chortle Comedy Show,” hosted by Michelle Maclay (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

May 16: “Rutherford Wolf” (RLT Players to Go! at the East Regional Library in Knightdale).

May 16: “Transactors Improv: For Families!” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

May 19: “Triangle Rising Stars” (Triangle Rising Star Awards at the Durham Performing Arts Center).

May 21: “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me,” with host Peter Sagal (Durham Performing Arts Center). Vesper and Benrud Review.

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May 21-23, 28-30; June 3-6: “And the Ass Saw the Angel,” world premiere of John Fidel Justice and Jaybird O’Berski’s adaptation of Nick Cave’s cult novel (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, presented as part of Manbites Dog’s “Other Voices Series”). Potter Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

May 27-31; June 3-7: “Pump Boys and Dinettes” (Theatre Raleigh’s Hot Summer Nights Series in the Kennedy Theater in Raleigh).

May 28-30: “Cyrano de Bergerac” (One Song Productions at Common Ground Theatre in Durham). Keravuori and Galle Preview.

May 28-30; June 4-6: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Seed Art Share and Raleigh Little Theatre in the Raleigh Rose Garden, presented as part of the “Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh” series).

May 28-31: “The Dining Room” (Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex). Vesper and Benrud Review.

May 28-31; June 3, 6, 10, 12, 14: “Born Yesterday” (University Theatre at N.C. State in Titmus Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall, presented as part of TheatreFest 2015). Vesper and Benrud Review.

May 29: “WWE Live!” (PNC Arena in Raleigh).

May 29-31: “Oakwood Lives 2015: Historical Voices of Raleigh” (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh).

May 29-31; June 5-6: “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (Neuse Little Theatre in “The Hut” [American Legion Log Cabin] in Smithfield).

May 30: Brit Floyd (Durham Performing Arts Center). Vesper and Benrud Review.

May 30: No Shame Theatre – Carrboro (No Shame Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

May 30: “Playin’ Possum: A Tribute to George Jones,” hosted by John Howie, Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

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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