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October 2017 Triangle Theater Calendar

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present eight performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater, and Ben Elton's <em>Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns</em> Oct. 31-Nov. 5

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present eight performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater, and Ben Elton’s Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns on Oct. 31-Nov. 5

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of October 2017. 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.)

Oct. 1: The Cake (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Langley Review. Potter Review.

Oct. 1: Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. Noel Review. Potter Review.

Oct. 1: Closer Than They Appear, a new multimedia play by Christine Evans, with media design by Jared Mezzocchi (StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance and the UNC Process Series in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Oct. 1: Decision Height (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall at Meredith College in Raleigh).

Oct. 1: Duck Hunter Shoots Angel (The LAB! Theatre in Room 103 of the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Oct. 1: Footloose (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

Oct. 1: Miss Lulu Bett (staged reading) (Women’s Theatre Festival at Walltown Children’s Theatre in Durham).

Oct. 1: Pride & Prejudice (N.C. State University Theatre in Titmus Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh).

Oct. 1: Cold Mountain (Carolina Performing Arts and the North Carolina Opera in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill). Vesper and Benrud Review.

Oct. 1: Seascape with Sharks and Dancer (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh). Benrud Review.

Oct. 1: Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre). Benrud Review.

Oct. 1: Silver Lining (Peony Productions at Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Oct. 1, 5-8: Guys and Dolls (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center). Britt Review. Keravuori and Galle Review.

Oct. 1, 6-8: Playing with Fire (After Frankenstein) (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Benrud Review.

Oct. 1, 8, 12, 15, 21-22: Romeo and Juliet (Bare Theatre at the Forest Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). Britt Review.

Oct. 3: Momma’s Boy (Priest Tyaire Productions in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Oct. 3: Aquila Theatre in Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility (NC State LIVE in Stewart Theatre in NCSU’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh).

Oct. 3: Theatre Café, featuring Ira David Wood III and David Henderson discussing 43 years as Scrooge and Marley in Theatre in the Park’s A Christmas Carol (The Cary Theater).

Oct. 3, 17: Going Trick-or-Treating (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Oct. 4: Miss Lulu Bett (staged reading) (Women’s Theatre Festival at Imurj in Raleigh).

Oct. 4: The Civilians + Ethan Lipton in School Project (Duke Performances in Motorco Music Hall in Durham). Britt Review.

Oct. 5: The Price Is Right Live (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 6: Improv Percolator, featuring students of Vinny Valdivia, Free Loose and Naked, and Danny Canoe (The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Oct. 6-7: Travis LaDoyt: Tribute to a King (Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Oct. 6-8, 13-15: The Fox on the Fairway (The Peak Ensemble Players at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex). Vesper and Benrud Review.

Oct. 6-8, 13-15: Sherlock Holmes and the Hands of Othello (N.C. Central University Theatre Department of Theatre/Drama and Never Stop Productions, Inc. in University Theatre in NCCU’s Farrison-Newton Communications Building in Durham).

Oct. 7: Tarheel Tales from the Darkside (dinner theater), featuring folk music, down-home food, and storytellers Ruth Berry, Fiona Dunn, Clint Lienau, Stephanie Minervino, Jorge Santos, Thomas B. Stevens III, Kelly Watson, and Lachlan Watson (Historic Interpretations, Inc. at the Church of the Nativity in Raleigh).

Oct. 8: Riders in the Sky (Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Oct. 9: An Evening with Sarah Vowell, American Historian, with cartoonist and artisanal pencil sharpener David Rees (Durham County Library at The Carolina Theatre of Durham). Britt Review.

Oct. 10: Peppa Pig’s Surprise (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 12: Flight School: The Musical (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts).

Oct. 12: The Monti — Theme: The Monti @ The Hill Center (The Monti at The Hill Center in Durham).

Oct. 12-15: The Producers (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in the Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

Oct. 12-15: Gilbert, Jones, & Sullivan’s Thespis and Trial by Jury (Durham Savoyards, Ltd. at East Chapel Hill High School). Britt Review.

Oct. 12-15, 19-22, 26-29: Darkside (Burning Coal Theatre Company in the Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Britt Review. Keravuori and Galle Review.

Oct. 12-16: Antigonick (Kenan Theatre Company in Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Oct. 13: Clean Comedy with Mike Goodwin and Ed Wiley (Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Oct. 13: The Monti — Theme: Into the Wild 2017 (The Monti and Townsend Bertram & Company at the Forest Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Oct. 13: Native (EbzB Productions at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough).

Oct. 13: Pinkalicious: The Musical (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts).

Oct. 13: Rodney Carrington Live (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 13: Triangle Black Theatre Artists Mixer (BLACK OPS: Durham’s New Black Theatre Co. at The Carrack Modern Art in Durham).

Oct. 13-14: Bump in the Night: A Spooky Sketch-Comedy Revue (Mettlesome at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Oct. 13-15, 19-22: Grace for President (Raleigh Little Theatre in Daniels Auditorium at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh).

Oct. 13-15, 20-22: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh). Simmons Review.

Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29: A Soldier’s Play (The Justice Theater Project at Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh).

Oct. 14: Jim Jefferies Live: The Unusual Punishment Tour (Durham Performing Arts Center). Britt Review.

Oct. 14: No Shame Theatre (No Shame Theatre – Carrboro at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Oct. 15: Paul D. Hannah’s Before You Say I Do (Soul Choice Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Oct. 16: Junie B. Jones (Classic Productions for Students in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Oct. 16: The Trigger (reading) (Women’s Theatre Festival Script Reading Club at Imurj in Raleigh).

Oct. 17: William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew (American Shakespeare Center in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College in Raleigh).

Oct. 17-18: Blue Ridge Sky (new work reading) (Theatre Raleigh in the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh).

Oct. 17-22: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Durham Performing Arts Center, presented as part of the SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. Britt Review.

Oct. 18: Happy Dan the Magic Man (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts).

Oct. 18: Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (American Shakespeare Center in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College in Raleigh).

Oct. 18-22, 24-27, 29; Nov. 2-5: Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Britt Review.

Oct. 19-22, 26-29: The Exonerated (N.C. State University Theatre in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh, presented as part of The Open Door Series).

Oct. 20: Bump in the Night: A Spooky Sketch-Comedy Revue (Mettlesome at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Oct. 20: Melissa Ross’ Of Good Stock, a reading to benefit the Pretty in Pink Foundation, featuring Elizabeth Anderson, Jess Barbour, David Henderson, Ryan LaDue, Andrea Amthor Twiss, and Brian Yandle (Imurj Raleigh).

Oct. 20: Neck of the Woods (variety show) (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts).

Oct. 20-21, 27-28: Over the River and Through the Woods (Towne Players at the Garner Performing Arts Center).

Oct. 20-22: Lizzie Borden of Fall River (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at Cary Arts Center).

Oct. 20-22: Mandela, An Interpretation (Ira Knight Presents at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Oct. 21: Bump in the Night: A Spooky Sketch-Comedy Revue (Mettlesome at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Oct. 21: Comedy with Tommy Blaze (The Cary Theater).

Oct. 21: The Highwaymen: A Musical Tribute (Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Oct. 22: Theatreworks USA in Pete the Cat (NC State LIVE in Stewart Theatre in NCSU’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh, presented as part of the Kidstuff Series).

Oct. 23: An Evening With David Sedaris (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Oct. 24: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Oct. 25: Carolina Puppet Theatre (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts).

Oct. 25: The Monti StorySLAM — Theme: Fear, hosted by TBA (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Oct. 26: PopUp Broadway: The Sound of Music and Les Misérables (The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Oct. 26-29: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe (William Peace Theatre in the parlor of Main Building at William Peace University in Raleigh).

Oct. 26-29; Nov. 2-5, 8-11: Life Sucks, sort of adapted from Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya by Aaron Posner (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham).

Oct. 26-31: House of the Fury: An Immersive, Interactive Theatrical Experience (Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh).

Oct. 27-28: Rocky Horror Picture Show (Pauper Players at the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill).

Oct. 27-29: The Wild Party (Company Carolina at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Oct. 27-29; Nov. 2-5, 9-12: Perfect Arrangement (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

Oct. 27-29; Nov. 3-5, 10-12: The Mystery of Love and Sex (Honest Pint Theatre Company at North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre).

Oct. 28: Transactors Improv: For Families!: he (Kids’) Halloween Show, featuring director Anoo Tree Brod, Juliet Kaplan, and Steve Scott (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Oct. 31-Nov. 5: Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns (Durham Performing Arts Center, presented as part of the SunTrust Broadway Series).

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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