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April 2018 Triangle Theater Calendar

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present <em>The Color Purple</em>, starring Adrianna Hicks as Celie, on April 3-8 as part of its 2017-18 SunTrust Broadway Series (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present The Color Purple, starring Adrianna Hicks as Celie, on April 3-8 as part of its 2017-18 SunTrust Broadway Series (photo by Matthew Murphy)

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

April 1: Beanstalk! The Musical! (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre in Raleigh).

April 1: The Kevin Hart: Irresponsible Tour (PNC Arena in Raleigh).

April 1: Un-becoming Ailey: Constructing a creative and feminist trans*masculinity, a performance piece by Daniel B. Coleman Chávez (UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Communication in Swain Hall).

April 2-3: Truth Against the World: The Life and Loves of Frank Lloyd, a world premiere of a new solo play written and directed by Christine Toy Johnson and performed by Alan Campbell (N.C. State University Theatre in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh).

April 3-8: The Color Purple (Durham Performing Arts Center’s 2017-18 SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. Langley Review.

April 4: The Monti StorySLAM — Theme: Accidents, hosted by TBA (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

April 4-8, 10-15, 17-22: Leaving Eden, a world premiere by Mike Wiley, with music and lyrics by Laurelyn Dossett (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 6: DUI’s Big Show 21 (Duke University Improv in the R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

April 6: Golden Age: Gabriel David (Mettlesome at the Monkey Bottom Collaborative in Durham).

April 6: Punch The Clock: An Elvis Costello Revue (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Mystery Brewery at Mystery Brewing Company in Hillsborough).

April 6-7: The Firebird, featuring the Enchantment Theatre Company (North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

April 6-8: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Duke Players in Duke University’s Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture in Durham).

April 6-8: Miscast 2018: Warped Outcasts (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

April 6-8, 12-14, 19-21: The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (Honest Pint Theatre Company in Leggett Theater in Main Building at William Peace University in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 6-8, 13-15: Blood at the Root (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre & Dance in University Theatre in NCCU’s Farrison-Newton Communications Building in Durham).

April 6-9: Into the Woods (2018) (Pauper Players at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

April 7: April Show-ers (FatMouth Improv at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

April 7: Broadway Voices: Three Phantoms in Concert, Craig Schulman, plus two other actors who have played The Phantom on Broadway (Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner).

April 7-8: Escape to Freedom: An Interactive Theater Experience (MOJOAA Performing Arts Company at Mordecai Historic Park in Raleigh).

April 9: The Monti @ PlayMakers (Home), hosted by Jeff Polish (The Monti in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 11: Wanderlust Fun Night: Free Aerial Yoga & Meditation with Cirque de Vol (Cirque De Vol and Celestine Yoga & Movement Arts at Cirque De Vol in Raleigh).

April 11-15: 600 Highwaymen in The Fever (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 12: Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience (Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham).

April 12-14: Constellations (The LAB! Theatre at Linda’s Downbar in Chapel Hill).

April 12-15: The Miracle Worker, starring John James as Capt. Arthur Keller (Judson Theatre Company in Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst).

April 12-15, 19-22: Chicago (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in von der Heyden Studio Theater in the Rubenstein Arts Center between Duke University’s East and West Campuses in Durham).

April 12-15, 19-22: Harvey (N.C. State University Theatre in the Titmus Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh).

April 12-15, 19-22, 26-29: King Charles III (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

April 12-16: The Wolves (Kenan Theatre Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 13: Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque (SuicideGirls in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

April 13-14: The Jungle Book (Spotlight Theater at Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

April 13-15: Dreaming: Little Nemo in Slumberland Revisited, an original puppet-theater work-in-progress written by Howard L. Craft and directed by Torry Bend (Duke Theater Studies in the Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

April 13-15: Making Tracks: A New Play Festival, including readings Trial 9 by UNC senior Jonathan Moises Olivares, Noms de Guerre by UNC Department of Dramatic Art professor Jacqueline E. Lawton, Eight Nights by Los Angeles playwright Jennifer Maisel, and Illegal Helpers by Italian dramatist Maxi Obexer (PlayMakers Repertory Company and The Process Series in Studio 101 or 104 of the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 13-15: Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore (or The Witch’s Curse) (The Durham Savoyards Ltd. at The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

April 13-15, 20-22: Alice @ Wonderland (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre in Raleigh).

April 13-15, 20-21: Walking Across Egypt (Neuse Little Theatre at “The Hut” [American Legion log cabin] in Smithfield). Potter Review.

April 13-15, 20-22, 27-29: Adventure Road: A Story of Huck and Tom (Theatre Raleigh Family Series in the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh).

April 14: Grandchild of PlaySlam! (Cary Playwrights’ Forum at The Cary Theater in Cary).

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

April 15: Moses T. Alexander Greene’s Pooled (Deb Royals-Mizerk and Li V Mahob Productions at Baptist Grove Church in Raleigh). Simmons Review.

April 16: Broadway Twisted: An Evening of Gender-Swapped Showtunes, sixth annual PRC and PATP fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the North Carolina AIDS Action Network (PlayMakers Repertory Company and the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art’s Professional Actor Training Program at Local 506 in Chapel Hill).

April 17: The Down Home: Jewish Life in NC (The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of the theater’s Arts Discovery Educational Series).

April 17: L.A. Theatre Works in The Mountaintop (NC State LIVE in Stewart Theatre in NCSU’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh). Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 17-22: Bright Star: A New Musical (Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). McDowell Preview. McQueen Review.

April 17-22: Marie Antoinette (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in the Studio Theatre in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College in Raleigh).

April 18: PJ Masks LIVE! Time to Be a Hero (Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham).

April 19: The Monti: 10th Anniversary Show (The Monti and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

April 19: pls i’m delicate, a “femme + gender non-binary created comedy show” with all proceeds donated to the Diaper Bank of North Carolina (We the Ladies at the Might as Well Bar & Grill in Chapel Hill).

April 19-22: Assassins (William Peace Theatre in Kenan Recital Hall at William Peace University in Raleigh).

April 19-22, 26-29: The Member of the Wedding (Star Pocket Theatre at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh).

April 19-22, 26-29; May 3-6, 10-13: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

April 20: Improv Percolator: April Showers Show, featuring Get Off My Lawn, The Tami Taylors, and Danny Canoe (Awesome Team Productions at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

April 20-21, 27-28: The Dixie Swim Club (The Towne Players (Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner).

April 20-22: Godspell (Benson Little Theatre in W.J. Barefoot Auditorium in Benson).

April 20-22: The Sound of Music (Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham). McDowell Preview. Noel Review.

April 20-22, 27-29: A Raisin in the Sun (The Gallery Players, Inc. at the Paramount Theater in Burlington).
April 20-22, 27-29; May 4-6: Peter and the Starcatcher (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre in Raleigh).

April 20-22, 27-29: Proof (Forest Moon Theater in the Wake Forest Community House in Wake Forest). Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 20-22, 26-29; May 4-6: Hand to God (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Langley Review.

April 21: Rockin’ Red Riding Hood (Atlantic Coast Theatre at the Cary Arts Center in Cary, presented as part of the center’s Marvelous Music Family Series).

April 21: Transactors Improv (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

April 21-22: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf (stage reading) (The Justice Theater Project in the Seby Jones Fine Arts Theater at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh).

April 22: ShakesBEER II: The Bard Strikes Back (Bare Theatre at The Pinhook in Durham).

April 22-23: Fairest Creatures 2018: The Sonnets of William Shakespeare (Pequod Productions at Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh).

April 23: 2018 Talent Show (Reality Ministries at the (Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham).

April 24: ShakesBEER II: The Bard Strikes Back (Bare Theatre at Fortnight Brewing Company in Cary).

April 25: ShakesBEER II: The Bard Strikes Back (Bare Theatre at The Brewery at Mystery Brewing Company in Hillsborough).

April 25-29: “A” Train: The Play, written and performed by Anne Torsiglieri (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, presented as part of PlayMakers Rep’s PRC2 series).

April 26: PopUp Broadway (PopUp Chorus at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

April 26: ShakesBEER II: The Bard Strikes Back (Bare Theatre at Fortnight Brewing Company in Cary).

April 26-28: Tales & Fermentations, a new play by Allan Maule (Seed Art Share at the City of Raleigh Museum).
April 27-29: Dreamgirls (Roxboro Little Theater at the Kirby Theater in Roxboro).

April 27-29: Romeo & Juliet, a semi-staged production featuring actors from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

April 27-29: Monty Python’s Spamalot (Young@Part Edition) (Sonorous Road Students at Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh).

April 27-29; May 4-6: Plaza Suite (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).

April 28: Brit Floyd: Eclipse 2018 World Tour (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 28: Comedy Night with Buzz Sutherland, Featuring Tom Holaday (The Cary Theater in Cary).

April 28: The Monti StorySLAM — Theme: The Monti GrandSLAM, hosted by Jeff Polish (The Monti at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

April 28: Moses T. Alexander Greene’s Pooled (Deb Royals-Mizerk and Li V Mahob Productions at The River Church in Durham). Simmons Review.

April 29: Saint-Saëns’ Samson and Delilah (North Carolina Opera in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

April 30: ShakesBEER II: The Bard Strikes Back (Bare Theatre at Imurj in Raleigh).

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