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August 2018 Triangle Theater Calendar

On Aug. 7-12, the Durham Performing Arts Center hosts a return engagement of <em>The Book of Mormon</em>, which won nine 2011 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical

On Aug. 7-12, the Durham Performing Arts Center will host the eagerly anticipated return engagement of The Book of Mormon, which won nine 2011 Tony Awards®, including the Tony for Best Musical

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

Aug. 1-4: The Three Billy Goats Gruff: The Musical a new musical by Matthew Hager (Aggregate Theatre Company at the Church on Morgan in Raleigh).

Aug. 2-4: Bye Bye Birdie (Clayton Youth Theater at The Clayton Center).

Aug. 2-5: These Shining Lives (North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro). Benrud Review. Vesper Review.

Aug. 3-4: Robin Hood: The Musical (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Aug. 3-5: The Amen Corner: A Gospel Stage Play (Agape Theater Project in University Theatre in the Farrison-Newton Communications Building at North Carolina Central University in Durham).

Aug. 3-5: Eclipsed (North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival at The Fruit [Durham Fruit & Produce Co.] in Durham). Vesper Review.

Aug. 3-5: Into the Woods, presented by RLT‘s Teens on Stage and Teens Backstage (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).

Aug. 3-5, 10-13, 16-19: Burn This (Sonorous Road Repertory Inc. in Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Aug. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26; Aug. 31-Sept. 2; Sept. 14-16, 21-23: 19th Annual Giant Puppet Pageant for All Ages: In the Heart of the Fire (Paperhand Puppet Intervention at the Forest Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). Koop Review.

Aug. 5: Darci Lynne and Friends Live, with special guest Pelican 212 (Koka Booth Amphitheater in Regency Park in Cary).

Aug. 7: David Cross: “Oh Come On” (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham in Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre).

Aug. 7-12: The Book of Mormon (Durham Performing Arts Center’s 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. Langley Review. Potter Review.

Aug. 8-11: Hansel and Gretel & Little Red Ridinghood (Aggregate Theatre Company at the Church on Morgan in Raleigh).

Aug. 8-12, 15-19: Master Class (Theatre Raleigh in the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh). Holder and Benrud Review. Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

Aug. 9-11: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. (The Towne Players Teens (Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner).

Aug. 10-12: Disney’s Aladdin, performed by the Session II students of Temple Theatre’s 17th Annual Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

Aug. 10-12: Footloose: The Musical (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre C.A.S.T. Camp in Raleigh).

Aug. 10-12: The Man Who Came to Dinner (North Carolina Theatre Conservatory Acting Summer Theatre Arts School in NCT’s Conservatory Theatre in Raleigh). Langley Review.

Aug. 10-12: The Miracle Worker (Seed Art Share in the Borden Building in Fred Fletcher Park in Raleigh). Simmons Review.

Aug. 10-12, 16-19, 24-26: It’s Only a Play (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). McQuillan Review. O’Connell Review.

Aug. 13: Beatles vs. Elvis: A Musical Showdown, featuring the tribute band Abbey Road and Elvis impersonator Scot Bruce (A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Aug. 14: Mat Franco (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham in Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre).

Aug. 14: Pecha Kucha (Abundance NC at the Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store in Pittsboro).

Aug. 15: Happy Dan the Magic Man (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in Wake Forest).

Aug. 15-18: The Imagination Show, a fully-improvised show by The Aggregate Ensemble (Aggregate Theatre Company at the Church on Morgan in Raleigh).

Aug. 15-19: Crystal: A Breakthrough Ice Experience (Cirque du Soleil at PNC Arena in Raleigh).

Aug. 17-18: Fractured: The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Solace Theatre at the Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner).

Aug. 17-19: Godspell (Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Aug. 17-19, 23-26; Aug. 30-Sept. 2; Sept. 6-9: Sister Act (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre in Raleigh). O’Connell Review. Vesper Review.

Aug. 18: Black Violin: The Classical Boom Tour (Koka Booth Amphitheater in Regency Park in Cary). Langley Review.

Aug. 18: Comedy Night with Julie Scoggins and Melissa Douty (The Cary Theater in Cary).

Aug. 19: Stuff You Missed in History Class, hosted by Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey (Bob Nocek Presents in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). Holder and Benrud Review.

Aug. 22: The Monti StorySLAM — Theme: Heat (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Aug. 22-25: Giselle la Trent the Gazellephant a new musical by Matthew Hager (Aggregate Theatre Company at the Church on Morgan in Raleigh).

Aug. 22-26: Temples of Lung and Air, a world premiere written and performed by Kane Smego and directed by Joseph Megel (StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, presented as part of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC2 second-stage series). McDowell Preview. Benrud Review. Potter Review.

Aug. 23-26: Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience (White Iris Light Opera in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College in Raleigh).

Aug. 24: Bootstraps: An American Fable (devised theater) (Art Monastery Project at the The Flowjo in Carrboro).

Aug. 25: Bobby Bones: Red Hoodie Comedy Tour (B93.9 New Country and NS2 at The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Aug. 25: Third Date’s Farewell to Summer (Third Date at Walltown Children’s Theatre in Durham).

Aug. 25-26: Bootstraps: An American Fable (devised theater) (Art Monastery Project at the Living Arts Collective in Durham).

Aug. 30-Sept. 3: Water Circus I: Gold Unit (Cirque Italia at 3424 Olympia Dr. in Raleigh).

Aug. 31-Sept. 2: The Amen Corner: A Gospel Stage Play, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Saint Ambrose Episcopal Church (Agape Theater Project in Burning Coal Theatre Company‘s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh).

CALENDAR EDITOR:

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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