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May 2019 Triangle Theater Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of May 2019. 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.)

<em>Beautiful: The Carol King Musical</em> returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center May 7-12 for eight performances, as a WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway encore

Beautiful: The Carol King Musical returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center on May 7-12

May 1-2: Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play Tour (Durham Performing Arts Center).

May 1-5: Murder for Two (North Carolina Theatre in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

May 2-4: Norway, written and directed by Jaybird O’Berski, based on the improvised work of 17 actors (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Wrightwood Park in Durham).

May 2-4: Young King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone, a world premiere written and directed by Christina Cass Catton (Carolina Children’s Theatre at Holly Springs Cultural Center).

May 2-5, 9-12: The Dance on Widow’s Row (Agape Theatre Project in Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh, presented as part of Burning Coal’s “Wait Til You See This!” second-stage series). Vesper and Benrud Review.

May 3-4: Carmina Burana (North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

May 3-5: Four Weddings and an Elvis (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).

May 3-5, 9-12: Grease (Temple Theatre of Sanford).

May 3-5, 10-12: Church & State (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre in Raleigh). Vesper and Benrud Review.

May 4: Iliza: Elder Millennial Tour (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

May 4-5: Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue (Durham Performing Arts Center).

May 5: Birds of a Feather: A Comedy About De-Extinction, a staged reading of a new play by June Guralnick, with a cast and crew that includes Brook North, Meredith Snow, Denise Karrip Sepic, Noelle Barnard Azarelo, Abbey Toot, Catherine Rodgers, and Stephen Carl (Sips & Scripts at Theatre in the Park in Raleigh).

May 5: May the Fourth PlaySlam Be With You! (Cary Playwrights’ Forum at The Cary Theater).

May 7: Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown, featuring The Beatles tribute band Abbey Road and the Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

May 7-12: Beautiful: The Carol King Musical (Durham Performing Arts Center). Langley Review. Potter Review.

May 8-12, 15-19: Beehive: The 60’s Musical (Theatre Raleigh in the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

May 9-11: Norway, written and directed by Jaybird O’Berski, based on the improvised work of 17 actors (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Forest Hills Park in Durham).

May 9-12: Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Liz McCartney and Bob Stillman (Judson Theatre Company in the Hannah Center Theater at The O’Neal School in Southern Pines).

May 10-11, 17-19: Harvey (Harnett Regional Theatre at the Stewart Theater in Dunn).

May 11: David Engle’s Jedi Academy! (Holly Springs Cultural Center).

May 11: Vaudeville Varieties (Mettlesome at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

May 13: Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar World Tour 2019 (Durham Performing Arts Center). Noel Review.

May 13: The Heart & Art Series: A Night of Spoken Word (Cary PD at The Cary Theater).

May 15: Happy Dan the Magic Man (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre).

May 16: PopUp Chorus Broadway: Oliver! (PopUp Chorus at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

May 16: Triangle Rising Stars (Marchael Bayne at the Durham Performing Arts Center).

May 16-18: Norway, written and directed by Jaybird O’Berski, based on the improvised work of 17 actors (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Duke Park in Durham).

May 17: Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection Where The Audience Asks Questions (Durham Performing Arts Center).

May 17: Clean Comedy: Karen Morgan (Holly Springs Cultural Center).

May 17-18: Murder at the Mad Tea Party: Interactive Mystery Theatre (Solace Interactive Mystery Theatre at the Aversboro Coffee in Garner).

May 17-19: Disney’s Frozen Jr. (Sonorous Road Theatre Student Productions at Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh).

May 17-19: Oakwood at 150 (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, presented as part of Burning Coal’s Historic Oakwood Series). Simmons Review.

May 17-19: The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center).

May 17-19: Vaudeville Varieties (Mettlesome at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

May 17-19, 23-25; May 31-June 2: The Legend of Georgia McBride, featuring Matthew Hager as Casey and David Henderson as Miss Tracy Mills and directed by Susannah Hough (Honest Pint Theatre Company in the Leggett Theater in Main Building at William Peace University in Raleigh). Simmons Review.

May 18: Comedy Night with Nathan Timmel and Jeremy Alder (The Cary Theater).

May 18: Family-Friendly Transactors Improv (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

May 18: Life Will Be The Death of Me: Chelsea Handler’s Sit-Down Comedy Tour (Durham Performing Arts Center).

May 18: No Shame Theatre (No Shame Theatre – Carrboro at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

May 18: What If I’m the Becky?, original sketch comedy written and performed by Rebecca Fox and Rebecca Jackson-Artis and directed by Lisa Jolley (The People’s Improv Theater at The PIT Chapel Hill).

May 18-19: The Hobbit: Live on Stage (Pittsboro Youth Theater in the Sweet Bee Theater in the PittsboroCenter for the Arts).

May 18-19: West Side Story: Symphony Concert, featuring the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre in Raleigh).

May 21-26: Hello, Dolly!, starring Betty Buckley as Dolly Levi (Durham Performing Arts Center’s 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series). Potter Review. Rich Review.

May 23-25; May 30-June 2; June 6-9: White (Bulldog Ensemble Theater at The Fruit [Durham Fruit and Produce Company] in Durham). Vesper and Benrud Review.

May 24: Urban Folklore: A Night of Poetry, featuring the Bull City Slam Team (Dasan Ahanu at The Mecca Restaurant in Raleigh).

May 24-25: KidsWrite, an annual student playwriting festival for grades 6 to 12 (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh).

May 24-26; May 31-June 1: The Savannah Sipping Society (Neuse Little Theatre at “The Hut” [former American Legion Hut] in Smithfield).

May 26: Six, a staged reading of a one-act play by 2014 Piedmont Laureate Carrie Knowles (North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival in Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh).

May 30: The Music of Pink Floyd, featuring vocals by Randy Jackson (North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

May 30-June 2; June 6-9, 15-16: Go Back for Murder (N.C. State University Theatre in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh, presented as part of TheatreFest 2019).

May 31-June 2: Helvetica (One Song Productions at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

May 31-June 2; June 6-9, 13-16: Pippin (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre 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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