EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of October 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.)
Oct. 2: Eric Andre: Legalize Everything Tour, with special guest Sarah Squirm (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).
Oct. 2-6: Our Town (N.C. State University Theatre in NCSU’s Titmus Theatre in Raleigh).
Oct. 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26: Aladdin (Durham Performing Arts Center, presented as part of its 2019-20 “Magic of Broadway” SunTrust Broadway Series). Noel Review. Potter Review.
Oct. 3: C.S. Lewis On Stage: The Most Reluctant Convert, written, performed, and co-directed by Max McLean (Fellowship for Performing Arts in Memorial Hall, at UNC-Chapel Hill).
Oct. 3-6, 10-13: Blood at the Root (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).
Oct. 3-7, 10-13: The Roommate (Bulldog Ensemble Theater at The Fruit [Durham Fruit and Produce Company] in Durham).
Oct. 4: Marty Stuart Presents The Pilgrim (The Clayton Center in Clayton).
Oct. 4-6: Circle Mirror Transformation (Company Carolina in Room 104 of Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).
Oct. 4-6: Fourth Annual Open Doors Short Play Festival (Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh).
Oct. 4-6: Oakwood: 150 Years Young (Burning Coal Theatre Company and Historic Oakwood Cemetery at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh). Sharp Review.
Oct. 4-6: 12 Angry Jurors (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).
Oct. 4-6, 10-13: Waters Rise (Women’s Theatre Festival at Shadowbox Studio in Durham).
Oct. 4-6, 10-13, 18-20: Dracula, adapted by Ira David Wood III and starring Ira David Wood IV as Dracula (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh).
Oct. 4-6, 11-13: Best of Enemies (N.C. Central Department of Theatre in University Theatre in the Farrison-Newton Communications Building in Durham).
Oct. 4-6, 11-13: Honk! (Alamance Children’s Theatre at the Paramount Theater in Burlington).
Oct. 4-6, 11-13: Neil Simon’s Rumors (Apex Peak Players at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex). Benrud Review,
Oct. 5: Transactors Improv: Sock-Hop Obsession (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).
Oct. 5-6: An Evening with C.S. Lewis, starring David Payne (Bird and Baby Productions in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).
Oct. 7: Craig Ferguson: Hobo Fabulous Tour (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).
Oct. 10: C.S. Lewis On Stage: The Most Reluctant Convert, written, performed, and co-directed by Max McLean (Fellowship for Performing Arts in the R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).
Oct. 10-12: Gypsy (Pauper Players at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).
Oct. 10-13, 17-20, 24-27: The Container (Burning Coal Theatre Company and the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh at CAM Raleigh). Phantom Review.
Oct. 10-14: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Kenan Theatre Company at Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).
Oct. 11: The Amazing Max (The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of the theater’s Arts Discovery Educational Series).
Oct. 11-13, 18-20, 25-27: Around the World in 80 Days, a world premiere with music by Rodney Bush and book and lyrics by Claybourne Elder (Theatre Raleigh in the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, presented as part of the theater’s 2019-20 Family Series). Potter Review.
Oct. 11-13, 18-20, 25-27: Infinite Possibilities (Ward Theatre Company in Durham). Vesper and Benrud Review.
Oct. 12: No Shame Theatre (No Shame Theatre – Carrboro at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).
Oct. 12, 18-20: The Odd Couple (Benson Little Theatre at W.J. Barefoot Auditorium in Benson).
Oct. 15-20: West Side Story (North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh). Benrud Review. Potter Review,
Oct. 16: Bianca Del Rio: It’s Jester Joke Tour (NS2, AEG, and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).
Oct. 16-20: Dracula (William Peace Theatre in Leggett Theater on the second floor of Main Building at William Peace University in Raleigh).
Oct. 16-20, 22-25, 27; Oct. 29-Nov. 1; Nov. 3: Dairyland, a world premiere comedy written by Heidi Armbruster and directed by Vivienne Benesch (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). Potter Review. Rich Review, Vesper and Benrud Review.
Oct. 17-20, 24-27: Cabaret (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in the Von der Heyden Studio Theater in Duke University’s Rubenstein Arts Center in Durham).
Oct. 18: SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque (SuicideGirls in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).
Oct. 18-19: Hamilton Star Leslie Odom, Jr., who played Aaron Burr (North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).
Oct. 18-19, 25-26: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (The Towne Players of Garner at the Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner). O’Connell Review.
Oct. 19: Rumours of Fleetwood Mac: 50th Anniversary Tour (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).
Oct. 20: Jeanne Robertson: The Rocking Humor Tour (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).
Oct. 22: Pete The Cat (Classic Productions for Students in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
Oct. 24-26: Esther (Spiritual Twist Productions, 1250 Aversboro Rd. in Garner).
Oct. 24-27: Fefu and Her Friends (N.C. State University Theatre at four locations in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh).
Oct. 25-27; Oct. 31-Nov. 3: Illuminated Dresses (Debra Kaufman and OdysseyStage in Burning Coal Theatre Company‘s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Benrud Review.
Oct. 25-27; Oct. 31-Nov. 3: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). Benrud Review.
Oct. 25-27; Nov. 1-3, 8-10: Be More Chill (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre in Raleigh). Benrud Review.
Oct. 26-27; Nov. 2-3: Arsenic and Old Lace (Chatham Community Players at the Sweet Bee Theater in Pittsboro).
Oct. 27: Teo González (Meymandi Concert Hall).
Oct. 29: H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds: The Classic Radio Show (Granville Little Theatre at the Tobacco Wood Brewery in Oxford).
Oct. 31: RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World (Durham Performing Arts Center).
Oct. 31-Nov. 2: That’s the Spirit (Apex Peak Players in the auditorium at Apex High School in Apex).
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