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February 2018 Triangle Theater Calendar

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's <em>The Phantom of the Opera</em> will make its Durham Performing Arts Center debut on Feb. 28-March 4 and March 6-11

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will make its Durham Performing Arts Center debut on Feb. 28-March 4 and March 6-11

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of February 2018. 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.)

Feb. 1: February One (The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of the theater’s Arts Discovery Educational Series).

Feb. 1-3: The Master Builder, a world premiere by Tamara Kissane, featuring Rebecca Bossen, Thaddaeus Edwards, Maxine Eloi, Dana Marks, Jaybird O’Berski, Alonzo Saxton II, & Dale Wolf (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Mystery Brewery in Hillsborough).

Feb. 1-3: The Miraculous and the Mundane, a world premiere by Howard L. Craft (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham). Britt Review.

Feb. 1-4: Company (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

Feb. 1-4: Les Misérables (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. Noel Review.

Feb. 1-4: The Normal Heart (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Britt Review. Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Feb. 2: Clean Comedy & Adult Comedy with Leighann Lord & Sid Davis (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Feb. 2, 6, 9-10, 13-14, 17-18, 22-24, 27-28; March 3-4, 8-10: The Christians, performed in repertory with Tartuffe (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Feb. 2-3: You Can’t Take It with You (Towne Players in the Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner). Holder and Benrud Review.

Feb. 2-3, 8-11: Almost, Maine (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center).

Feb. 2-4, 9-11: An Act of God (Actors Comedy Lab and North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre at NRACT). Holder and Benrud Review.

Feb. 3: The Monti: 10th Annual Hippo Awards, hosted by Jeff Polish and featuring stories by Abby Seeskin, James Taylor, Kim Stewart Camp, Suzanne Minton, and Tom Ferguson (The Monti at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Feb. 3: Motown Live, with music powered by DJ Marly-Marl (Johnston Community College Performing Arts in the Great Hall in Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at JCC in Smithfield).

Feb. 3, 7-8, 10-11, 15-17, 20-21, 24-25; March 1-2, 6-7, 10-11: Tartuffe, performed in repertory with The Christians (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Feb. 6: The Mallarmé Chamber Players: Musick Fit for a King (The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of the theater’s Arts Discovery Educational Series).

Feb. 8, 10-11, 15, 17-18, 22, 24-25: Bad Jews (A Big Wig Production, in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill, at the Levin Jewish Community Center in Durham).

Feb. 9: After the I Do’s: Couples Game Show (live taping) (The Clayton Center in Clayton).

Feb. 9: Eddie Izzard: Believe Me (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

Feb. 9-11, 15-18, 22-25: Little Shop of Horrors (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

Feb. 9-11, 16-18: Bent (The Justice Theater Project at the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh).

Feb. 9-11, 16-18: The Mound Builders (Ward Theatre Company in Durham). Britt Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Feb. 9-11, 16-18: Sylvia (Forest Moon Theater at the Wake Forest Community House [in Holding Park] in Wake Forest).

Feb. 10: Arlo Guthrie: Songs and Stories (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

Feb. 10: Home Brew (Honest Pint Theatre Company at Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh).

Feb. 10: No Shame Theatre (No Shame Theatre – Carrboro at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Feb. 10: Transactors Improv (Transactors Improv Company The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Feb. 11: The Original Harlem Globetrotters: 2018 World Tour (PNC Arena in Raleigh).

Feb. 12: Freedom Train (Classic Productions for Students in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Feb. 12-13: The Langston Hughes Project: Ask Your Mama (12 Moods for Jazz), featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet (The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of the theater’s Arts Discovery Educational Series).

Feb. 13: The Langston Hughes Project: Ask Your Mama (12 Moods for Jazz), featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet (The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Feb. 13-18: Xanadu (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College in Raleigh).

Feb. 14: Love to Laugh Comedy Tour, hosted by Brian Dawson and starring Arnez J, Kountry Wayne, Cocoa Brown, & Special K (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Feb. 15: The Illusionists present Adam Trent: The Next Generation of Magic (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Feb. 15: PopUp Broadway (PopUp Chorus Broadway at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Feb. 15-16: Family Secrets: Kith and Kin, featuring soprano Andrea Edith Moore and Jane Holding (North Carolina Opera at Burning Coal Theatre’s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh).

Feb. 16-17: My Fair Lady in Concert (North Carolina Symphony Pops Series in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Feb. 16-18: Smoke on the Mountain (Roxboro Little Theatre at the Kirby Theater in Roxboro).

Feb. 16-18, 23-24: Witness for the Prosecution (Neuse Little Theatre at “The Hut” in Smithfield).

Feb. 16-18, 23-25: Speak My Soul: A Compiled Work of Poetry, Song, & Dance (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre & Dance in University Theatre in NCCU’s Farrison-Newton Communications Building in Durham).

Feb. 16-18, 23-25; March 2-4: Gidion’s Knot (Bartlett Theater in the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council).

Feb. 16-18, 23-26; March 1-4: Burn This (Sonorous Road Repertory Company at Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh).

Feb. 17: Big Bad (RLT Players to Go! at Southeast Regional Library in Garner).

Feb. 21: Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox (Bob Nocek Presents in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Feb. 21-22, 24-25: Bedlam: Hamlet + Saint Joan, performed in repertory (Duke Performances in the von der Heyden Studio Theater in the Rubenstein Arts Center in Durham).

Feb. 21-25: Hairspray (N.C. State University Theatre in Stewart Theatre in NCSU’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh).

Feb. 22: Gob Squad: We Are Gob Squad and So Are You (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Feb. 22: Tape Face (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

Feb. 22-24: Anne of Green Gables (Clayton Youth Theater at The Clayton Center in Clayton).

Feb. 22-24; March 1-4, 7-10: The Moors (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham).

Feb. 23: Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart, a benefit performance hosted by D.G. Martin (Friends of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

At 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23rd, and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24th, Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's release of <em>Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band</em> with a psychedelic multimedia show at the Durham Performing Arts Center

At 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23rd, and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24th, Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a psychedelic multimedia show at the Durham Performing Arts Center

Feb. 23-24: RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, performing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band live in a psychedelic multimedia spectacular (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Feb. 23-25: Scraps! The Ragtime Girl of Oz (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).

Feb. 23-25; March 1-3, 9-11: Assassins (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh).

Feb. 24: Big Bad (RLT Players to Go! at North Regional Library in Raleigh).

Feb. 24: Dixie’s Tupperware Party, starring Dixie Longate (Bo Nocek Presents in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Feb. 24: The Man’s Guide to Writing Love Letters: Is SEX the Only Thing on a Man’s Mind? (Ira Knight Presents at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Feb. 24: Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart, written and performed by Mike Wiley (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Feb. 26: The Cat in the Hat (Classic Productions for Students in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Feb. 27-28: The Vagina Monologues (Extra Theatre Company in the Studio Theatre in Jones Auditorium

Feb. 28-March 4; March 6-11: The Phantom of the Opera (Durham Performing Arts Center).

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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