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April 2016 Triangle Theater Calendar

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for April 2016. 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.)

April 1: Get the Led Out (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 1: Billy McGuigan’s Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience (Billy McGuigan at the Cary Arts Center, presented as part of its Marvelous Music Mainstage Series).

April 1-2: In an Interrogative Mood (The Performance Collective in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 1-2: More Than a Name: Our Community in World War II (Garner Performing Arts Center).

April 1-2: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus Live! (A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

April 1-2: Miscast Cabaret 2016: Twisted Characters (fundraiser) (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

April 1-2: Seussical Jr. (Encore! Youth Productions at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

April 1, 3: The Barber of Seville (North Carolina Opera in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

April 1-3: The Braveness of Jane (Duke Players in the Brody Theater on Duke University’s East Campus).

April 1-3: Etchings in Stone: A Play About Vietnam (N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh).

April 1-3: Songs for a New World (Company Carolina at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

PlayMakers Repertory Company will stage <em>Sweeney Todd</em> on March 30-April 3 and April 5-10, 12-17, and 19-23

PlayMakers Repertory Company will stage Sweeney Todd on April 1-3, 5-10, 12-17, and 19-23

April 1-3; April 5-10, 12-17, 21-23: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring David St. Louis as Sweeney Todd and Annie Golden as Mrs. Lovett (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

April 1-3, 7-9: Kafka’s Monkey, directed by Dana Marks and starring Dale Wolf (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

April 1-3, 7-10: Always a Bridesmaid (Temple Theatre in Sanford). Keravuori and Galle Review.

April 1-3, 8-10, 15-17: Jacuzzi (Ward Theatre Company at 4905 Pine Cone Dr. in Durham).

April 2: AndAlwaysWhy (fundraiser) (Ginger Wagg at The Carrack Modern Art in Durham).

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April 2: PlaySlam 2016! (Cary Playwrights’ Forum at The Cary Theater). Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 2: Ron White (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 3: Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites (N.C. State LIVE’s Kidstuff Series in NCSU’s Stewart Theatre in the Talley Student Union in Raleigh).

April 4: Paul Green’s In Abraham’s Bosom, a FREE staged reading adapted by Laurence G. Avery, directed by Joseph Megel, and featuring Ray Dooley, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Thomasi McDonald, Gregory DeCandia, and Myles Bullock, with historical reference by scholars Laurence Avery, Reginald Hildebrand, and Samm-Art Williams (Paul Green Foundation in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 5, 19: The Saggy Baggy Elephant (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

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Wil Baptiste (left) plays viola and Kev Marcus plays violin; together they comprise Black Violin

April 5: Black Violin (The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of the BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Series). Langley Review.

Million Dollar Quartet plays DPAC April 5th and 6th (photo courtesy of Million Dollar Quartet National Tour)

Million Dollar Quartet plays DPAC April 5th and 6th (photo courtesy of Million Dollar Quartet National Tour)

April 5-6: Million Dollar Quartet: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash (Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview. McDowell Review.

April 6-10: Merrily We Roll Along (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall at Meredith College in Raleigh).

April 7: Peppa Pig Live (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 7-8: Torn Asunder, a new play, crafted Nikkole Salter based on a book by Heather Andrea Williams (The Process Series in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill, presented in cooperation with the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, as part of Telling Our Stories of Home: A Celebration of African and African Diaspora Women Artists).

April 7-9: JESUS! (Spiritual Twist Productions at 1250 Aversboro Rd. in Garner).

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April 7-10, 13-17: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (N.C. State University Theatre in the Titmus Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall). Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

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April 7-10, 14-17, 21-24: Spoonface Steinberg (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

In the virtual reality of The Nether, Iris (Marleigh Purgar-McDonald) teaches a new game to Woodnut (Lazarus Simmons) (photos by Alan Dehmer for Manbites Dog Theater)

In the virtual reality of The Nether, Iris (Marleigh Purgar-McDonald) teaches a new game to Woodnut (Lazarus Simmons) (photos by Alan Dehmer for Manbites Dog Theater)

April 7-10, 14-17, 20-23: The Nether (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham). McQueen Review.

April 7-10, 14-18: Bob: A Life in Five Acts (Duke Theater Studies in the Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

April 8: Cirque Zuma Zuma (Louisburg College’s Allen de Hart Concert Series in Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center in Louisburg).

April 8: An Evening of Comedy with Joel McHale (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 8-9, 15-16: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Durham Stake Music at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Chapel Hill).

April 8-10, 13-17: Charlotte’s Web (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

April 8-10, 14-17, 21-24: The Elephant Man, directed by Ira David Wood III and starring David Wood as Fredrick Treves, Ira David Wood IV as John Merrick, and Lynda Clark as Mrs. Kendal (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Click here to purchase tickets for the April 21st benefit performance for Jesse R. Gephart. McDowell Review.

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April 8-10, 15-16: Elephant Sighs (Neuse Little Theatre in “The Hut” [American Legion Log Cabin] in Smithfield).

April 9: Cesar Millan Live! (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Langley Review.

April 9: CONTRA-TIEMPO: Urban Latin Dance Theater (N.C. State LIVE presents CONTRA-TIEMPO in Stewart Theatre in NCSU’s Talley Student Union).

April 9: No Shame Theatre – Carrboro (No Shame Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 9: The Monti StorySLAM — Theme GrandSLAM, hosted by Jeff Polish and featuring storytellers Ray Christian, Bryce Williams, Curtis Taylor, Amy Scott, Erin Duffy, Hippo Guy, Kristina Cusenza, Meg Van Voorhis, Blakely Lord, and Steven Daugherty (The Monti at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 14: Improv Percolator, featuring FatMouth Improv, Umlaut Improv, and Support Group (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

April 14: A Night with Janis Joplin, starring Mary Bridget Davies (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 14: Who Am I This Time?, a staged reading of a new musical by Peter Vitale, based on a short story by Kurt Vonnegut (Meredith College in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall in Raleigh).

April 14-17: H.M.S. Pinafore (Durham Savoyards, Ltd. at The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

April 14-17, 21-24: American Idiot (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in the R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

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April 14-17, 21-24: “Master Harold” … and the boys (Mortall Coile Theatre Company at Sonorous Road Productions in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 14-18: The Cherry Orchard (Kenan Theatre Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 15: Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 15: Bull City Blues, directed by Rachel Klem and featuring Anoo Brod, Brian Dukes, Juliet Kaplan, Carol Machuca, Brian Thacker, April Dudash, Shelby Hahn, and Klem (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

April 15: Silhouettes of Service, a new docudrama created and performed by Gregory DeCandia (BCKSEET Productions at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh).

April 15-16: Lil Buck: A Jookin’ Jam Session (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 15-16: Who Will Love Me as I Am (inclusive theater) (TOCS [Together on Center Stage] at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

April 15-16, 22-23: Godspell (Towne Players of Garner in the Garner Performing Arts Center).

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April 15-17, 22-24: The Mis-education of Hip Hop (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre and Dance in University Theatre in Durham). Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 15-17, 22-24: Pride and Prejudice (The Gallery Players, Inc. at The Paramount Theater in Burlington).

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April 15-17, 21-24: The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre). Potter Review.

April 15-17, 22-24: The Wizard of Oz (Cary Players and the Town of Cary at the Cary Arts Center, presented as a part of the town’s Marvelous Music Family Series).

April 15-18: Spring Awakening (Pauper Players at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 16: SuperFun Show: Snap Back: A Cautionary Tale (MOJOAA Performing Arts Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 16: Celtic Woman: Destiny World Tour (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 16: The Chuckle & Chortle Comedy Show, hosted by Michelle Maclay and featuring Lauren Faber, Matt See, Jennie Stencel, and Jack Bowen (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 16: Comedy with Grant Lyon and Mark Chalifoux (Town of Cary at The Cary Theater).

April 16: Gender Bender Dance Party & Drag Show (The Station in Carrboro).

April 16: The Piano Has Been Drinking: A Tom Waits Cabaret, featuring Germain Choffart, Hugh Crumley, Jessica Flemming, Trevor Johnson, Jessi Knight, Louis Landry, Anastasia Maddox, Dana Marks, Bart Matthews, Jaybird O’Berski, Liam O’Neill, Madeleine Pabis, Samantha Rahn, Rob Sharer, and Tim Smith (fundraiser) (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Mystery Brewery in Hillsborough).

April 16: Third Date Improv, with Andrew Aghapour (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

April 16-18, 20-22: Silhouettes of Service, a new docudrama created and performed by Gregory DeCandia (BCKSEET Productions in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 17: Packing: Arms in America, staged reading of a new play by seven local playwrights: Paul Baerman, Danielle Fenton, B. Holroyd, John Paul Middlesworth, Leslie Nydick, and Ken Wolpert (Triangle Playwrights at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Randy Harrison stars as the Emcee in Roundabout Theatre Company's 2016 National Tour of Cabaret cast (photo by Joan Marcus)

Randy Harrison stars as the Emcee in Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2016 National Tour of Cabaret, which plays April 19-24 at the Durham Performing Arts Center (photo by Joan Marcus)

April 19-24: Roundabout Theatre Company’s Cabaret (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. Potter Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 19-24: The Realish Housewives of Raleigh: A Parody (Broadway Series South in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

April 20-23: Welcome to Night Vale: Ghost Stories (podcast) (Welcome to Night Vale in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

April 21: Aging: Life’s Most Dangerous Game, featuring Dr. Bill Thomas, with musical guest Nate Silas Richardson (The Friday Center at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 21: The Little Red Hen (Theatre IV at The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of the BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Series).

April 21-23: Jane Eyre (Spiritual Twist Productions at 1250 Aversboro Rd. in Garner).

William Peace Theatre's production of American Idiot runs April 21-24 (photo by Ron Yorgason)

William Peace Theatre’s production of American Idiot runs April 21-24 (photo by Ron Yorgason)

April 21-24: American Idiot (William Peace Theatre in Kenan Recital Hall auditorium at William Peace University in Raleigh). Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 22: Martin Lawrence: Doin’ Time: Uncut Live Tour (PNC Arena in Raleigh).

April 22: The Piano Has Been Drinking: A Tom Waits Cabaret, featuring Germain Choffart, Hugh Crumley, Jessica Flemming, Trevor Johnson, Jessi Knight, Louis Landry, Anastasia Maddox, Dana Marks, Bart Matthews, Jaybird O’Berski, Liam O’Neill, Madeleine Pabis, Samantha Rahn, Rob Sharer, and Tim Smith (fundraiser) (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Arcana Bar & Lounge in Durham).

April 22-24: Bye Bye Birdie (Roxboro Little Theater at the Kirby Theater in Roxboro).

April 22-24: Cyrano (Company Carolina at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 22-24: The Odd Couple (Female Version) (Studio A Acting Company at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

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April 22-24; April 29-May 1: Don’t Dress for Dinner (Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex). Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 23: The Bootlegger’s Ball (The VaudeVillain Revue and Kompleks Creative, Inc. at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

April 23: Broadway Goes to the Opera! (Duke Opera Workshop in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke University’s East Campus).

April 23: The Clean Comedy Series: Will Durst: Elect to Laugh (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

April 23-28: Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in 5 Days (Burning Coal Theatre Company and the N.C. Museum of History at the NCMH in Raleigh).

April 27: My Name is Rachel Corrie, starring Ashley Malloy (Sonorous Road Productions in Raleigh).

April 27-28: Compagnia Finzi Pasca: La Verità, a theatrical homage to the life and work of surrealist artist Salvador Dalí (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Dan Hoyle will perform The Real Americans on April 27-May 1 in the Kenan Theatre as part of PlayMakers Rep's PRC2 second-stage series

Dan Hoyle will perform The Real Americans on April 27-May 1 as part of PlayMakers Rep’s PRC2 second-stage series

April 27-May 1: The Real Americans, written and performed by Dan Hoyle (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, presented as part of the PRC2 series). McDowell Preview. Langley Review.

April 28-30: Deathtrap (dinner theater) (Vance-Granville Community College Culinary Arts and Drama Departments in the VGCC Civic Center in Henderson).

April 28-30: Leap of Faith (benefit for the BE LOUD! Sophie Foundation and Movember) (United Church Players at the United Church of Chapel Hill).

April 28-May 1: Fairest Creatures: The Sonnets of William Shakespeare (Pequod Productions at Sonorous Road Productions in Raleigh, presented as part of the Shakespeare Marathon: 38 Plays in 5 Days).

April 28-May 1: Still Life. An Exploration of a Killing State, North Carolina, written and directed by Deb Royals (The Justice Theater Project at the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh).

April 28-May 1; May 5-8, 12-15: Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

April 29: Creating an Uproar, featuring UNC-Chapel Hill’s Art Heels and Broadway Bound (The Plaza @ 140 West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill).

April 29-30: Born at Duke Homestead, featuring Birthing Bodies by Murmurations Dance (Duke Homestead State Historic Site in Durham).

April 29-30: The Dixie Swim Club (Holly Springs Community Theater at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

North Carolina Theatre's April 29-May 8 production of Wit stars New York actress Kate Goehring (left) as Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., and 1991 Tony Award® winner Daisy Eagan as Susie Monahan, RN, BSN

North Carolina Theatre‘s April 29-May 8 production of Wit stars New York actress Kate Goehring (left)
as Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., and 1991 Tony Award® winner Daisy Eagan as Susie Monahan, RN, BSN

April 29-May 1; May 3-8: Wit, starring Kate Goehring as Vivian Bearing, Ph.D, and Daisy Eagan as Susie Monahan, RN, BSN (North Carolina Theatre in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

April 30: Broadway Voices: David Burnham (Garner Performing Arts Center).

April 30: City Life (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 30: Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series (Theatre Raleigh in the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh).

April 30: Divas 2016: Starry Starry Night! (fundraiser) (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

April 30: Fool Moon Presents: April Foolin’, hosted by Matt White and featuring Sam Mazany, Louis Bishop, and Jon Durnell (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

April 30: Waging Hope: Stories from the Front Line of Adolescent Oncology, a staged reading to raise money for Teen Cancer America (North Carolina Theatre Conservatory in Raleigh).

April 30: Wake Up to Stay Alive: Black Male Health Disparities & Police Brutality , a performance by Anita Woodley (Health Touch in Durham).

April 30: What a Blessing I Could Have Been (Valentine Productions and the Hayti Heritage Center at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham).

April 30: William Peace Theatre Senior Recitals 2016 (William Peace Theatre in Leggett Theater in Main Building at William Peace University in Raleigh)

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