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December 2018 Triangle Theater Calendar

Theatre in the Park will present Ira David Wood III madcap musical version of <em>A Christmas Carol </em>on Dec. 5-9 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and on Dec. 12-16 at the Durham Performing Arts Center

Theatre in the Park will present Ira David Wood III’s madcap musical version of A Christmas Carol on Dec. 5-9 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and on Dec. 12-16 at the Durham Performing Arts Center

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

Dec. 1: Babes in Toyland (Carolina Children’s Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Dec. 1: The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus (Bread and Puppet Theater at Paperhand Puppet Intervention Studio in Saxapahaw).

Dec. 1: The Waffle House Christmas Musical, written and directed by Henderson’s Kaine Riggan and featuring Three’s Company’s Joyce DeWitt and T. Graham Brown (McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson).

Dec. 1-2: Aladdin and His Winter Wish, a Lythgoe Family Panto starring Jason Gotay as Aladdin and Nia Sioux as the Princess (North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). O’Connell Review.

Dec. 1-2: Hamilton (Durham Performing Arts Center’s 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series). Langley Review. Potter Review.

Dec. 1-2, 4-9: She Loves Me (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). O’Connell Review.

Dec. 1-2, 6-9, 13-16: It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play (Temple Theatre of Sanford). Vesper Review.

Dec. 1-2, 6-9, 13-16: The Weir (Burning Coal Theatre Company in the Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper Review.

Dec. 1-2, 7-9: The Best Time of Year: Family Friendly Christmas Musical (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Dec. 1-2, 7-9: A Charlie Brown Christmas (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Simmons Review.

Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 13-16: Cinderella (Raleigh Little Theatre at in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre in Raleigh). McQuillan Review.

Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-24: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). Langley Review.

Dec. 1-2, 8-9: A Christmas Story (Benson Foundation for the Arts in W.J. Barefoot Auditorium in Benson).

Dec. 1-3: A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center in Cary). O’Connell Review.

Dec. 4: A Christmas Carol (Virginia Repertory Company at The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of the theater’s Arts Discovery Educational Series).

Dec. 4-9: Elf the Musical (Durham Performing Arts Center’s 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series). Potter Review. Vesper Review.

Dec. 5-9: A Christmas Carol, starring Ira David Wood III as Ebenezer Scrooge (Theatre in the Park in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Dec. 6: Flip the Script: A Play in Progress (Black Poetry Theatre at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Dec. 6-9, 13-16: The Gift of the Magi, an immersive retelling of the O. Henry short story, with live music (Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh).

Dec. 7: Transactors Improv: Christmas with the Folks Who Live on the Hill (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Dec. 7: Love Life: A Musical Vaudeville, a workshop presentation directed by Victoria Clark (Duke Theater Studies in the von der Heyden Studio Theater in Rubenstein Arts Center in Durham).

Dec. 7-8, 14-15: Lady Misrule: A Dark Tale from the Jolliest Place on Earth (Tiny Engine Theatre Company at Walltown Children’s Theatre in Durham).

Dec. 7-9: Last Minute Wishes and Karaoke Christmas: A Holiday Pops Presentation (Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex).

Dec. 7-9, 14-16: Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (Actor’s Comedy Lab and North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre at NRACT in Raleigh).

Dec. 8: Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play (OdysseyStage at the Robert & Pearl Seymour Center in Chapel Hill).

Dec. 8: No Shame Theatre (No Shame Theatre – Carrboro at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Dec. 8: Patton Oswalt (Bob Nocek Presents in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Dec. 9: Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play (OdysseyStage at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Dec. 12: Celeste Barber Live USA Tour (Bob Nocek Presents in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Dec. 12: Celtic Thunder X (Bob Nocek Presents in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Dec. 12-16: A Christmas Carol, starring Ira David Wood III as Ebenezer Scrooge (Theatre in the Park at the Durham Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 13: PopUp Broadway: The Sound of Music (PopUp Chorus at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Dec. 14-15: Black Nativity (The Justice Theater Project at Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh).

Dec. 14-16: Oh, What a (Holy) Night (Theatre Raleigh in Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh).

Dec. 14-16, 21-23: The SantaLand Diaries, starring Jesse R. Gephart as David/Crumpet (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh).

Dec. 15-16: A Motown Christmas (Li V Mahob Productions at the Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner).

Dec. 16-18: Black Nativity (The Justice Theater Project in Stewart Theatre in N.C. State University’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh).

Dec. 18: A John Waters Christmas (Bob Nocek Presents in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Dec. 18-19: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 20: PopUp Chorus: All I Want for Christmas Is You, Last Christmas, and More (PopUp Chorus at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

Dec. 21-22: Cirque de Noel, featuring Cirque de la Symphonie (North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Dec. 28-30: A Motown Christmas (Li V Mahob Productions at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).

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