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December 2016 Triangle Theater Calendar

Theatre in the Park will present <em>A Christmas Carol</em>, starring Ira David Wood III as Scrooge, on Dec. 7-11 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and on Dec. 15-18 at the Durham Performing Arts Center

Theatre in the Park will present A Christmas Carol, starring Ira David Wood III as Scrooge, on Dec. 7-11 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and on Dec. 15-18 at the Durham Performing Arts Center

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of December 2016. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and the name of the PRESENTER(S) to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS — with CAPTIONS and PHOTO CREDITS — to that address. (Our “snail mail” address is Triangle Review, 1828 Honeysuckle Road #13, Raleigh, NC 27609-6220.)

Dec. 1: Pete the Cat (The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Educational Series).

Dec. 1: Ethelred the Unready, an original solo perpetration by Dana Marks (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Living Arts Collective in Durham). Gephart Review.

Dec. 1: Paula Poundstone (Bob Nocek Presents LLC in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh). Higgins Preview. Gephart Review.

Dec. 1: Pure Flix Comedy All Stars, with special guest host Sinbad (Pure Flix Entertainment at The Clayton Center in Clayton)

Dec. 1-3, 8-11, 14-17: The Typographer’s Dream (Black Ops Theatre and Manbites Dog Theater at Manbites Dog in Durham).

Dec. 1-4: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Cary Players in the Cary Arts Center).

Dec. 1-4: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. (Sonorous Road Studio Student Production at Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh).

Dec. 1-4: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Musical (Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview. Plummer-White Review. Potter Review.

Dec. 1-4, 6-11: The May Queen (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Britt Review.

Dec. 1-4: To Buy the Sun: The Challenge of Pauli Murray (Pauli Murray Project at the Lyon Park Community Center in Durham).

Dec. 1-4, 8-11, 15-18: A Christmas Carol, adapted by Peggy Taphorn (Temple Theatre of Sanford).

Dec. 1-4, 8-11, 15-18: Written on the Heart (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Dec. 2: Ethelred the Unready, an original solo perpetration by Dana Marks (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at N.C. State University Theatre in Raleigh). Gephart Review.

Dec. 2: Pure Flix Comedy All Stars, with special guest host Jeff Allen (Pure Flix Entertainment at The Clayton Center in Clayton)

Dec. 2-3: Orgasmo Adulto Escapes from the Zoo, starring Nancy Merlin (Duke Players in the Brody Theater in Branson Hall on Duke University’s East Campus in Durham).

Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 15-18: Cinderella (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18: The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater). Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-24: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (Broadway Series South in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). Plummer-White Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Dec. 3: Ethelred the Unready, an original solo perpetration by Dana Marks (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Living Arts Collective in Durham). Gephart Review.

Dec. 3: The Hot Sardines’ Holiday Stomp (N.C. State LIVE in Stewart Theatre in N.C. State University’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh).

Dec. 3: Patton Oswalt (Bob Nocek Presents LLC in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh). Noel Review.

Dec. 2: Pure Flix Comedy All Stars, with special guest host Louie Anderson (Pure Flix Entertainment at The Clayton Center in Clayton)

Dec. 6: Holiday Songs: Music Around the World (The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Educational Series).

Dec. 6: The Piano Guys (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 6: Final Community Performance for Stories for Social Change: Imagine a World Without Sexual Violence (We Are Here USA and Hidden Voices in the Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Dec. 7-11: A Christmas Carol, starring Ira David Wood III as Scrooge (Theatre in the Park in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Britt Review. Noel Review.

Dec. 8: Ethelred the Unready, an original solo perpetration by Dana Marks (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Cup 22 Coffee Shop at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw). Gephart Review.

Dec. 8-11: Follow Your Heart (Disney on Ice at PNC Arena in Raleigh).

Dec. 8-11, 15-18: Little Women: Holiday Performance and Tea (Women’s Theatre Festival at Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh). Britt Review.

Dec. 8-11, 15-18: A Trailer Park Christmas (Common Ground Theatre in Durham). Britt Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Dec. 9: Ethelred the Unready, an original solo perpetration by Dana Marks (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Mystery Brewing Company in Hillsborough). Gephart Review.

Dec. 9-10: Sketch Comedy: Holiday One Acts (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Dec. 9-11: A Person County Hee Haw Country Christmas (Roxboro Little Theater in the Kirby Theater in Roxboro).

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Dec. 9-12, 16-18: The SantaLand Diaries, starring Jesse R. Gephart (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Britt Review. Plummer-White Review.

Dec. 10: Ethelred the Unready, an original solo perpetration by Dana Marks (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at West End Wine Bar in Chapel Hill). Gephart Review.

Dec. 10: Tony Wilson and the Godfather of Soul Band (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Dec. 10: Transactors Improv Company (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Dec. 10: We’ve Only Just Begun: The Carpenters Remembered, starring Michelle Berting Brett (The Clayton Center in Clayton).

Dec. 11: Naughty and Nice! An Evening of Songs and Stories with the Original “Good Ol’ Girls”, a fundraiser featuring Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Marshall Chapman, and Matraca Berg (Burwell School Historic Site at Leland Little Auction in Hillsborough).

Dec. 13: A Night with Ol’ Blue Eyes, starring Bill Stonehouse (Temple Theatre of Sanford).

Dec. 14: The Monti — Theme: God, hosted by Jeff Polish (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Dec. 14: Trans-Siberian Orchestra in The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: The Best of TSO and More (Hallmark Channel at PNC Arena in Raleigh).

Dec. 15-18: A Christmas Carol, starring Ira David Wood III as Scrooge (Theatre in the Park at Durham Performing Arts Center). Britt Review. Noel Review.

Dec. 17: Holiday Songs: Music from Around the World (Bright Star Touring Theatre at the Durham County Library Discovery Nook in Northgate Mall in Durham).

Dec. 17: No Shame Theatre – Carrboro (No Shame Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Dec. 17-19: Black Nativity (The Justice Theater Project in Stewart Theatre in N.C. State University’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh). Britt Review.

Dec. 20: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 22: BIGG Holiday Mashup featuring the Bulltown Strutters, the Durham Ukulele Orchestra, a storyteller from The Monti, the Durham Bulls’ Jatovi McDuffie, gospel singer Mary D. Williams, dancers from Barriskill Dance Theatre School, a cappella singers, and more (Inspire MEdia Network at The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Dec. 30-Jan. 1: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Durham Performing Arts Center, presented as part of DPAC‘s Encore Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. Langley Review.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

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