EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of December 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.)
Dec. 1: The Greenroom: Family Tiesa cabaret featuring Cal Bumgardner, Chris Helton, Rebekah Holland, Carly P. Jones, Lauren Knott, Zach Meeker, Freddy Perkins, Blaire Thompson, Greg Toft, Natalie Turgeon, Daniel P. Wilson, and Ira David Wood IV (The Greenroom at C. Grace Bar in Raleigh).
Dec. 1: In the Boots of St. Nick, a “Home Brew” written and performed by David Bartlett (Honest Pint Theatre Company at the Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh).
Dec. 1: A Magical Cirque Christmas (Durham Performing Arts Center, presented as part of DPAC‘s WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway Series). Langley Review. Potter Review.
Dec. 1, 3-8: A Snow White Christmas, a Lithgoe Family Productions Panto (North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). O’Connell Review.
Dec. 1, 3-8, 10-15: Ragtime (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). Potter Review. Rich Review.
Dec. 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-24: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).
Dec. 3-8: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical (Durham Performing Arts Center, presented as part of the WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway Series). O’Connell Review. Potter Review.
Dec. 4-7: Céline Dion Live at the Gaza Strip, directed by Jaybird O’Berski and featuring Charles Cleaver, Dana Marks, Cuquis Robledo, Esther Vaknin-Sober, and Dale Wolf (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at Monkeybottom Collaborative in Durham).
Dec. 5-7: Around the World in 80 Days (Carolina Children’s Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).
Dec. 5-8: The Women (Studio 1 at Holly Hill Mall in Burlington).
Dec. 5-8, 12-15, 19-22: Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Simmons Review.
Dec. 6-8, 12-15, 19-22: Cinderella (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). Simmons Review.
Dec. 6-8, 12-15, 19-22: Fruitcakes! (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre). O’Connell Review.
Dec. 6-8, 13-15: A Christmas Carol (Alamance Children’s Theatre at the Paramount Theater in Burlington).
Dec. 6-9: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).
Dec. 7: No Shame Theatre (No Shame Theatre – Carrboro at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).
Dec. 7: Pure Life Theatre Holiday Gala (Pure Life Theatre Company at the Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh).
Dec. 7-8, 10: Dave Chappelle (Live Nation, NS2, and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).
Dec. 11-15: A Christmas Carol, starring Ira David Wood III as Ebenezer Scrooge (Theatre in the Park in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
Dec. 11-15: Disney on Ice presents Road Trip Adventures (Feld Entertainment at the PNC Arena in Raleigh).
Dec. 12, 14: Black Nativity (The Justice Theater Project at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh).
Dec. 12-14: A Weaving of Grace (Spiritual Twist Productions at 1250 Aversboro Rd. in Garner).
Dec. 13-15: Sanders Family Christmas (Roxboro Little Theater in the Kirby Theater in Roxboro).
Dec. 13-15, 19-22: The SantaLand Diaries, starring Jesse Gephart as David Sedaris/Crumpet (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh).
Dec. 14: Tracey J.’s NOT My Brother’s Keeper (S.W.A.G. Entertainment LLC at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center in Wilson).
Dec. 14: Transactors Improv: Holiday Extravaganza (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).
Dec. 15: The Night Before Christmas Carol, a one-man show written by Dr. Elliot Engel, directed by Serena Ebhardt, and performed by David zum Brunnen (EbzB Productions at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Raleigh).
Dec. 15-17: Black Nativity (The Justice Theater Project in Stewart Theatre in N.C. State University’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh).
Dec. 18-22: A Christmas Carol, starring Ira David Wood III as Ebenezer Scrooge (Theatre in the Park at the Durham Performing Arts Center).
Dec. 19-22: Oh What a (Holy) Night! (Theatre Raleigh in the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh).
Dec. 20-22: A Motown Christmas (Pure Life Theatre Company at the Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio in Raleigh).
Dec. 21: An Unexpected Christmas (Studio 1 at Holly Hill Mall in Burlington).
Dec. 21: It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play (Fuquay-Varina Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).
Dec. 22: Ariana DeBose: There’s No Place Like Home (Theatre Raleigh in the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh).
Dec. 27-29: A Motown Christmas (Pure Life Theatre Company and the Town of Cary at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).
Dec. 30: An Evening of Chevy Chase, following a screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).
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