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October 2016 Triangle Theater Calendar

The <em>Fun Home</em> cast includes (from left) Lennon Nate Hammond as John, Pierson Salvador as Christian, Karen Eilbacher as Joan, Abby Corrigan as Middle Alison, Kate Shindle as Alison, Robert Petkoff as Bruce, Susan Moniz as Helen, Alessandra Baldacchino as Small Alison, and Robert Hager as Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy (photo by Joan Marcus)

The cast of Fun Home at DPAC includes (from left) Lennon Nate Hammond as John, Pierson Salvador as Christian, Karen Eilbacher as Joan, Abby Corrigan as Middle Alison, Kate Shindle as Alison, Robert Petkoff as Bruce, Susan Moniz as Helen, Alessandra Baldacchino as Small Alison, and Robert Hager as Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy (photo by Joan Marcus)

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

Oct. 1: Making Lemonade in 2016 Showcase (4 HIS GLORY Christian Theatrics at the Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner).

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Oct. 1: PlaySlam 2016, featuring short plays by Annie Taft, Chuck Keith, Danielle Fenton, Hugh Oyake Murchison, Jack Berry, John Boni, John Paul Middlesworth, Jorie Slodki, Laura Arwood, Lydia Sbityakov, Mario Kersey, Paul Baerman, and Richard Krawiec (OdysseyStage Theater and the Playwrights Roundtable at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro). Vesper and Benrud Review.

Oct. 1: A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney (Manbites Dog Theater, in association with StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance, at MDT in Durham). Britt Review.

Oct. 1: The Civilians in The Undertaking (Duke Performances in Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham). Britt Review.

Oct. 1: Unraveling Beethoven: Beyond the Canon, a piece devised by violinist Nicholas DiEugenio and pianist Mimi Solomon, who commissioned five new works by composers Allen Anderson, David Garner, Robert Honstein, Jesse Jones, and Tonia Ko, to be performed in conjunction with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas (The Process Series in Kenan Rehearsal Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Oct. 1-2: Anything Goes (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

Oct. 1-2: Detroit ’67 (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Britt Review.

Oct. 1-2: Love/Sick (N.C. State University Theatre in the Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh). Britt Review.

Oct. 1-2: Lysistrata (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in the Studio Theater in Jones Hall at Meredith College in Raleigh).

Oct. 1-2: The Sower (The LAB! Theatre in Room 103 in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art).

Oct. 1-2: Student Workshop Festival (The LAB! Theatre and Pauper Players at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art).

Oct. 1-2, 6-9: Mothers and Sons (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre). Benrud Review. Britt Review.

Oct. 1-2, 6-9: Oklahoma! (Cary Players in the Cary Arts Center). Britt Review.

Oct. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 30; Nov. 1-2, 6-7: The Trump Card by Mike Daisey, a staged reading directed by Jeff Storer and performed by Carl Martin (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham). Britt Review.

Oct. 4: The Monti StorySLAM– Theme: Fear, hosted by TBA (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Oct. 4, 18: Halloween Month ( at Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Oct. 5: Having Fun & Being Safe at Halloween (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest).

Oct. 6-9: Urinetown the Musical (Company Carolina in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Oct. 6-9, 13-16: Dracula, adapted by Ira David Wood III and starring Ira David Wood IV as Dracula (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh).

Oct. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23: EverScape by Allan Maule (Bare Theatre and Sonorous Road Theatre at SRT in Raleigh). Britt Review. Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

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Oct. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23: Skylight (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Britt Review. Keravuori and Galle Review.

Oct. 7: Childress in Mind, featuring performances by Lakeisha Coffey, Julie Fishell, Thaddaeus Edwards, and Drina Dunlap (Black Ops Theatre Company at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham).

Oct. 7: Kathleen Madigan: The Mermaid Lady Tour (The Carolina Theatre of Durham). Britt Review.

Oct. 7-9: Akeelah and the Bee (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre and Dance in University Theatre in NCCU’s Farrison-Newton Communications Building in Durham).

Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 20-22: Nickel and Dimed (The Justice Theater Project in Clare Hall at the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh).

Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23: The Toxic Avenger: The Musical (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater). Britt Review.

Oct. 8: Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 8: Family Friendly Fall Variety Extravaganza! (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Oct. 8: A Night with Ol’ Blue Eyes: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra, starring Bill Stonehouse and The Big Band Orchestra (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

Oct. 9: Classical Concert Series: An Afternoon at The Opera (NC Opera Chorus at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex).

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present <em>Rent</em>, Jonathan Larson's brilliant reimagining of Puccini's <em>La Bohème</em>, on Oct. 11-16

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present the 20th anniversary tour of Rent on Oct. 11-16

Oct. 11-16: Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview Part 1: General Overview. McDowell Preview Part 2: Tim Weil Interview. Langley Review. Potter Review.

Oct. 13: Sommore, the Queen of Comedy (The Clayton Center in Clayton).

Oct. 13-16, 20-23: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in the Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Oct. 13-16, 22-23, 29-30: Robert Weiss’ Don Quixote (Carolina Ballet in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). Langley Review.

Oct. 13-17: Distracted (Kenan Theatre Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). Vesper and Benrud Review.

Oct. 14: Lighten Up!, starring Slim Goodbody (Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner).

Oct. 14: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Oct. 14: The Second Annual Muse Masquerade (fundraiser) (The Carrack Modern Art at the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham).

Oct. 14: Storytelling Pajama Night, with Donna Washington (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest).

Oct. 14-15: Your Desires in Fragments (The Process Series and Teatro Latina/o in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill). Vesper and Benrud Review.

Oct. 15: The Monti — Theme: Into the Wild 2016, hosted by TBA (The Monti and Townsend Bertram & Company in the Forest Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Oct. 15: No Shame Theatre – Carrboro (No Shame Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Oct. 15: The Wonder Bread Years, starring Pat Hazell (The Clayton Center in Clayton).

Oct. 15-16: Fake It Till You Make It: A Shared Evening of Two Solo Performances, featuring “[SUR]FACES” by Cie Marie Lenfant and “John” by Tommy Noonan (Culture Mill, Inc. at Living Arts Collective/The Trotter Building in Durham NC, presented as part of Durham Independent Dance Artists’ Season 3).

Oct. 16: The Henry Rollins Spoken Word Tour (AEG Live and The Carolina Theatre of Durham). Britt Review.

Oct. 18-19: Love Jones: The Musical (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 19-23, 25-30; Nov. 1-4, 6: The Crucible (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Britt Review.

Oct. 19-23, 26-30: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (N.C. State University Theatre in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall). Britt Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Oct. 20: Neil deGrasse Tyson (Durham Performing Arts Center).

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Oct. 20-23, 27-30; Nov. 3-6: Tuesdays with Morrie (Temple Theatre in Sanford). Plummer-White Review.

Oct. 20-29: Kiss Me, Kate (William Peace Theatre in Kenan Auditorium in the Browne-McPherson Building at William Peace University in Raleigh).

Oct. 21: Neck of the Woods (variety show) (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest).

Oct. 21: Trailer Park Boys: Still Drunk, High, and Unemployed Tour (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 21-22, 28-29: Boeing Boeing (The Towne Players in the Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner). Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Oct. 21-23: Holes (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).

Oct. 22: It Was A Dark & Stormy Night, And …, an improvised musical with accompaniment by Glenn Mehrbach (FatMouth Improv at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Oct. 22: The Scary Show (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Oct. 22: The Chuckle and Chortle Comedy Show, hosted by Michelle Maclay (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Oct. 24: Junie B. Jones: Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School (Classic Productions for Students in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Oct. 25-30: Fun Home (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. Potter Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Oct. 26: Bianca Del Rio: Not Today Satan Tour (AEG Live and The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Oct. 26: Maddog and Me: Bullying and the Power of Kindness (School Show) (David Gonzalez at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Oct. 26: Pauly Shore (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

Oct. 27: Improv Percolator, featuring Open Mind Students, Some Assembly, and Fatmouth Improv (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Oct. 27-30: Tom Sawyer (Sonorous Road Theatre Student Production at SRT in Raleigh).

Oct. 27-30; Nov. 3-6, 9-12: The Open House (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham). Britt Review.

Oct. 28: Crazy Mohan’s Google Gadothgajan: A Tamil Comedy Stage Drama (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Oct. 28: The House Is Black, a multimedia piece by Sussan Deyhim (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Oct. 28-29; Nov. 4-5: Walk Two Moons (Durham Regional Theatre in the auditorium at E.K. Powe Elementary School in Durham).

Oct. 28-30: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with interactive performances by the Pauper Players (The Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill).

Oct. 28-30; Nov. 2-6, 10-13: A Charlie Brown Christmas and Jingle Bell Jukebox (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).

Oct. 29: Behind the Scenes: An Imagined Meeting and Conversation Between Elizabeth Keckley and Anna Burwell, starring Jane Holding and Brenda Stephens (Azurean Arts at the Burwell School Historic Site in Hillsborough).

Oct. 29: Click, Clack, Moo (N.C. State LIVE Kidstuff Series in NCSU’s Stewart Theatre).

Oct. 29: Fall in Love with Third Date, starring J Chachula, Nancy Pekar, Jenny Spencer, and director Dan Sipp (Third Date at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Oct. 30: Hercules vs. Vampires (North Carolina Opera in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh). Britt Review.

Oct. 31: Treatbag: An Interactive Haunted Theater (fundraiser) (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Ponysaurus Brewery in Durham).

Oct. 31: The War of the Worlds (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

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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