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February 2020 Triangle Theater Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of February 2020. 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.)

Feb. 1: Benson’s Got Talent Jr. (Benson Foundation for the Arts at the W.J. Barefoot Auditorium in Benson).

Feb. 1: The Last Will & Testament of Jefferson Morgoth: Interactive Mystery Theatre (fundraiser) (Solace Theatre at Aversboro Coffee in Garner).

Feb. 1: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Stageworks Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs). Simmons Review.

Feb. 1, 7-9: Death by Design (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center in Cary). O’Connell Review. Simmons Review.

Feb. 1-2: Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour (Durham Performing Arts Center, presented as part of the WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway Series). Langley Review. Potter Review.

Feb. 1-2, 4-9: Everybody (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). Benrud Review. Potter Review.

Feb. 1-2, 6-9: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre). Simmons Review. Second Opinion.

Feb. 1-2, 6-9: Talley’s Folly (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review. Simmons Review.

Feb. 1-2, 6-9: The Wiz (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in the Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb. 1-2, 6-9, 13-16: Orange Light, a play with music about the 1991 Hamlet chicken-processing-plant fire, written by Howard L. Craft and directed by Joseph Megel, with music by Rissi Palmer, and featuring Aurelia Belfield, Lakeisha Coffey, Elisabeth Lewis Corley, Marcia Edmundson, Carly P. Jones, Kri Schafer, and Abbey Toot (Bulldog Ensemble Theater at the The Fruit [Durham Fruit and Produce Company] in Durham).

Feb. 1-2, 7-9: Bourbon at the Border (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre). Benrud Review. O’Connell Review. Second Opinion.

Feb. 1-2, 7-9: Hamlet (Studio 1 at the Holly Hill Mall in Burlington).

Feb. 1-2, 7-9: Into the Woods (McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson).

Feb. 2: Feb. 48 XVI (One Song Productions at The ArtCenter of Carrboro).

Feb. 3: Sips & Scripts with Yvette Holder and Kurt Benrud (Yvette Holder and Sips & Scripts at the Imurj Artists Cafe in Raleigh).

Feb. 6: The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute (NS2, The Carolina Theatre of Durham, and Emporium at The Carolina Theatre).

Feb. 6-7: An African Fish Tale (True Dreams Productions at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh).

Feb. 6-7, 13-14: Me Too Monologues 2020 (Me Too Monologues at the Nelson Music Room on Duke University’s East Campus in Durham).

Feb. 6-9, 13-16, 20-23: Jason Petty’s Every Song Tells a Story (Temple Theatre of Sanford).

Feb. 6-8: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Stageworks Theatre at the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina). Simmons Review.

Feb. 6-9: Jurassic World Live Tour (Feld Entertainment at the PNC Arena in Raleigh).

Feb. 7: Nashville Songwriters: Great Songs, Stories, & Laughter, a benefit performance for Kidznotes, the North Carolina Boys Academy, and Voyager Academy Friends of the Arts (Loud Lemon Foundation, 94.7 QDR, and WRAL TV at the Durham Performing Arts Center).

Feb. 7: Tim & Eric: 2020 Mandatory Attendance World Tour (AEG, NS2, and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

Feb. 7: Tired Souls: The Montgomery Bus Boycott, written and performed by Mike Wiley (Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex).

Feb. 7-8: The Vagina Monologues (V Day Raleigh at the Pure Life Theatre in the Historic Royal Bakery Building in Raleigh).

Feb. 8: Columbinus (Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas at The ArtCenter of Carrboro). ROS Interview with Tammy Matthews and Jacqueline Anthenien.

Feb. 8: Jo Koy: Just Kidding World Tour (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Feb. 8: Kathleen Madigan: The 8 O’Clock Happy Hour Tour (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

Feb. 8: Great Performance Series: Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Feb. 9-10: Shakespeare’s Venus & Adonis (Pequod Productions at the Pure Life Theatre in the Historic Royal Bakery Building in Raleigh).

Feb. 11: Pout, Pout Fish (Classic Productions for Students in the Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Feb. 11-16: Kinky Boots (North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh). Langley Review. Potter Review.

Feb. 11-16: Mean Girls (Durham Performing Arts Center, presented as part of its 2019-20 “Magic of Broadway” SunTrust Broadway Series). O’Connell Review. Potter Review.

Feb. 12: 221B: A New Play Staged Reading & Event (Back-to-One Acting Studio and Productions at 2733 Capital Blvd. in Raleigh).

Feb. 13-16, 21-23, 28-29: Loving (Pure Life Theatre in the Historic Royal Bakery Building in Raleigh). O’Connell Review.

Feb. 14: ABBA Mania: An ABBA Tribute (McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson).

Feb. 14: An Evening with Arlo Guthrie: 20/20 Tour (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

Feb. 14: Hollywood Hit: Valentine’s Day Weekend Show! (The Dinner Detective Raleigh-Durham at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree in Raleigh).

Feb. 14: Transactors Improv: Valentine’s Day Musical (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtCenter of Carrboro).

Feb. 14-16: Plaza Suite (dinner theater) (Roxboro Little Theater in the Kirby Theater in Roxboro).

Feb. 14-16, 20-23; Feb. 28-March 1: The Old Man & The Old Moon (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). O’Connell Review.

Feb. 14-16, 21-23: Dreamgirls (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre at the University Theatre in the Farrison-Newton Communications Building in Durham).

Feb. 14-16, 21-23: Prelude to a Kiss (Forest Moon Theater at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in Wake Forest). Benrud Review.

Feb. 14-16, 21-23; Feb. 28-March 1: Sweat (The Justice Theater Project at the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb. 14-16, 21-23; Feb. 27-March 1: Seussical the Musical (TYA version) (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

Feb. 15: The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dance (Catapult at the Cary Arts Center in Cary, presented as part of the center’s Marvelous Music Mainstage Series).

Feb. 15: Broadway Voices: A Fine Bromance with Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions (Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner).

Feb. 15: Great Performance Series: Comedian Tony Deyo (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Feb. 15: Comedy Night with Mark Chalifoux (The Cary Theater in Cary).

Feb. 15: Hollywood Hit: Valentine’s Day Weekend Show! (The Dinner Detective Raleigh-Durham at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree in Raleigh).

Feb. 15: The Lit AF Tour, hosted by Martin Lawrence and featuring Michael Blackson, Lil Duval, and Bruce Bruce (AEG Presents at the PNC Arena in Raleigh).

Feb. 15: The L.O.V.E Show (Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex).

Feb. 15: No Shame Theatre (No Shame Theatre — Carrboro at The ArtCenter of Carrboro).

Feb. 15: The 12th Annual Hippo Awards, featuring storytellers Julianne Power, Danny Criscenzo, Sarah Ford Neorr, Rebecca Beren, and Colin Ryan (The Monti at The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Feb. 16: Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow with Kevin Smith (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

Feb. 18: Lawrence Brownlee in Recital, with pianist with Myra Huang (North Carolina Opera in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Feb. 18: One Noble Journey, written and performed by Mike Wiley (McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson).

Feb. 19: Happy Dan the Magic Man (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in Wake Forest).

Feb. 19: Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart, written and performed by Mike Wiley (Arts Council of Moore County in Southern Pines).

Feb. 19-20: As One: A Chamber Opera (Carolina Performing Arts in the CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio in Chapel Hill).

Feb. 19-23: Julius Caesar (Meredith College Theatre in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College in Raleigh).

Feb. 19-23: Ragtime (N.C. State University Theatre in the Stewart Theatre in the Talley Student Union in Raleigh).

Feb. 19-23: The Spitfire Grill (William Peace Theatre in Leggett Theater on the second floor of Main Building at William Peace University in Raleigh).

Feb. 20: Blippi Live! (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Feb. 20-22: Bobcat Goldthwait (Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh).

Feb. 20-23: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Pauper Players at The ArtCenter of Carrboro).

Feb. 21: An Evening of Entertainment: “Together in Harmony” (DPS Scholarship Foundation and Durham Public Schools at the Durham Performing Arts Center).

Feb. 21: Great Performance Series: America’s Sweethearts (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Feb. 21: I’ve Got A Little Twist (New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players at The Clayton Center in Clayton).

Feb. 21: Napoleon Dynamite: Film and Conversation with Jon Heder (Napoleon) and Efren Ramirez (Pedro) (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

Feb. 21-22: Rob Schneider (Raleigh Improv in Cary).

Feb. 21-23, 28-29: Flung (Neuse Little Theatre in the “The Hut” [former American Legion Hut] in Smithfield).

Feb. 21-23; Feb. 28-March 1: Matilda (The Gallery Players, Inc. at the Paramount Theater in Burlington).

Feb. 22: Hollywood Hit (The Dinner Detective Raleigh-Durham at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree in Raleigh).

Feb. 23: The Light of Day, a staged reading of a domestic drama in one act and two monologues written and directed by Larry Bliss and starring Dylan Bailey, Melanie Simmons, Rimsha Afzal, Mary Rowland, and Jim O’Brien, with Marina Enslen (Yvette Holder and Sips ‘n’ Scripts at the Pure Life Theatre [the historic Royal Bakery Building] in Raleigh).

Feb. 23: Set It Off Live on Stage (Je’Caryous Entertainment in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Feb. 25-March 1: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Durham Performing Arts Center, presented as part of the WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway Series).

Feb. 26: The Monti StorySLAM — Theme: 7 Deadly Sins (i.e., Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Lust, Pride, Sloth,and Wrath) (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Feb. 27-29: Our Town (Carolina Youth Theatre at The Clayton Center in Clayton).

Feb. 27-March 2: Indeed, friend! (Kenan Theatre Company at the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Feb. 28-March 1: The Velveteen Rabbit (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).

Feb. 28-March 1; March 6-8: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh Mary Poppins (Harnett Regional Theatre at the Stewart Theater in Dunn).

Feb. 29: Bring History Alive! — Harriet Tubman (Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex).

Feb. 29: Cirque de Vol (Cirque de Vol at the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

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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