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March 2020 Triangle Theater Calendar

DPAC will present Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Les Misérables on March 10-15 as part of its WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway Series

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

March 1: The Greenroom: It Takes Two, a cabaret with duets featuring Katherine Anderson, Benaiah J Barnes, Carly Campbell, Alli Mae Carnes, Dion Castro, Rebecca Anderson Farlow, Jesse Farmer, Tim Fitch, Elizabeth Galbraith, Matthew Hager, Molly Hamelin, Elizabeth Hankla, Tyrone Kiaku II, Lydia D. Kinton, Shane de Le&ocute;n, Christopher J. Maxwell, Areon Mobasher, Connor Nielsen, Natalia Soto, Kristen Stinnett, Lauren Tompkins, Brian Westbrook, and Chelsey Winstead (The Greenroom at the C. Grace in Raleigh).

March 1: Matilda (The Gallery Players, Inc. at the Paramount Theater in Burlington).

March 1: The Old Man and The Old Moon (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). O’Connell Review.

March 1: Seussical the Musical (TYA version) (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

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

March 1: Sweat (The Justice Theater Project at the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

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

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

March 1-2: Indeed, friend! (Kenan Theatre Company at the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

March 2: Charlotte’s Web (Classic Productions for Students in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

March 4: Pieces of Gold (Wake County Public Schools in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

March 4-8, 10-15, 17-22: William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). Benrud Review.

March 5: Randy Rainbow Live! (Durham Performing Arts Center).

March 5: A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration, featuring Oscar Andy Hammerstein III (North Carolina Symphony in Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines).

March 5-7: Pilgrim: Her Story (Spiritual Twist Productions at 1250 Aversboro Rd. in Garner).

March 5-7, 12-14: Venus in Fur (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh). Benrud Review.

March 6: Horny 4 Tha Polls with Ilana Glazer (Durham Performing Arts Center).

March 6-7: A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration, featuring Oscar Andy Hammerstein III (North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

March 7: Hollywood Hit (The Dinner Detective Raleigh-Durham at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree in Raleigh).

March 7: Rondell Sheridan Comedy Show (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in Wake Forest).

March 7-8: Columbinus (Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas at Sweet Bee Theater in Pittsboro).

March 7-8: Sebastian Maniscalco: You Bother Me (NS2 at the Durham Performing Arts Center).

March 8: Fun with Energy (Jeff Boyer Productions at the Cary Arts Center in Cary, presented as part of the center’s Marvelous Music Family Series).

March 9: In My Life: A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles (Beatles for Sale: Beatles Tribute Band in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

March 10-15: Les Misérables (Durham Performing Arts Center, presented as part of the WRAL Greatest Hits of Broadway Series). Langley Review. Potter Review.

March 11: Nick Cannon Presents: MTV Wild ‘N Out Live, featuring Emmanuel Hudson, Justina Valentine, Hitman Holla, Pretty Vee, DJ D-Wreck, and Conceited (PNC Arena in Raleigh).

March 12: Celebration: Celtic Woman’s 15th Anniversary Tour, featuring original member Chloë Agnew as a special guest artist (Celtic Woman in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

March 12: Eyes Up Here Comedy Showcase, hosted by Erin Terry (Eyes Up Here Comedy at the The Pinhook in Durham).

March 12-15, 19-22: What If I’m the Becky?, an original sketch comedy show written and performed by Rebecca Fox and Rebecca Jackson-Artis (The Rebecca Show at the Pure Life Theatre in the Historic Royal Bakery Building in Raleigh).

March 12-15, 19-22, 26-29: Steel Magnolias (Temple Theatre of Sanford).

March 13: Little ♀, a staged reading of a new play written and directed by June Guralnick and featuring Amber Nicole Dilger, Mary Rowland, Victoria Bender, Ann Forsthoefel, Abbey Toot, Chuck Galle, Fred Corlett, Paul Newell, and Elizabeth Galbraith (The Justice Theater Project and Burning Coal Theatre Company in Burning Coal’s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh).

March 13-15, 20-22, 27-29: Bud, Not Buddy (Theatre Raleigh in the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, presented as part of the theater’s Family Series).

March 13-15, 20-22, 27-29: Disney’s Freaky Friday: The Musical (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre in Raleigh). Potter Review.

March 14: An Evening with Amy Grant (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

March 14: Family-Friendly Transactors Improv (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

March 14: No Shame Theatre (No Shame Theatre – Carrboro at The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

March 14: Pinkalicious: The Musical (Encore Center in Southern Pines).

March 14-15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27-29: The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, with an original score by Al Riggs (Bare Theatre at the Durham Friends Meeting (Quaker) in Durham). Benrud Review.

March 15: Harlem Globetrotters: Pushing the Limits World Tour (The Original Harlem Globetrotters at the PNC Arena in Raleigh).

March 16: Welcome to Night Vale: The Haunting of Night Vale, with musical guest Eliza Rickman (NS2 and The Carolina Theatre of Durham at The Carolina Theatre).

March 18: Sex Ed Storytelling, a $12-per-person fundraiser for SHIFT NC (Sexual Health Initiatives for Teens), hosted by Elizabeth Hundley Finley and Sam Peterson and featuring Lauren Faber and Stormie Daie, with Jang Yoon and Don Shiffrin (SHIFT NC at The Pinhook in Durham).

March 19: LetterKenny Live: 2020 North American Tour! (Puppers Premium Lager, with AEG, NS2, and The Carolina Theatre of Durham, at The Carolina Theatre).

March 19-20: HOME, created by Geoff Sobelle, with original songs by Elvis Perkins (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

March 20: Abhishek Upmanyu Comedy Show (Abhishek Upmanyu in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

March 20: Comedy Night with Kendra Cunningham and Katina Corrao (Cary Arts Center in Cary).

March 20: Paul and Ian’s One-Man Show: BEWARE! the Ideas of March, an improvised theatrical performance starring Paul Deblinger and Ian Bowater (Paul and Ian’s One-Man Show at the Shadowbox Studio in Durham).

March 20-21: Burning Coal Cabaret Nights 2020: 12 Singers, 24 Songs, 2 Hours, featuring Benaiah Barnes, Chandra Branch, Christy Connell, MeMe Cowans, Shane de León, Alec Donaldson, Juan Isler, Lee Jean, Carly Jones, Danielle Long, Natalie Reder, and Greg Toft, with accompanist Craig Johnson (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh).

March 20-22: Jerry Herman on Broadway, starring Gay Willis, Daniel Plimpton, Darien Crago, and Michael Pizzi (Sandhills Repertory Theatre in the Hannah Bradshaw Activities Center Theatre at The O’Neal School in Southern Pines).

March 20-22, 26-29; April 2-5: The Jungle Book (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre in Raleigh).

March 21: Angelina Ballerina: The Musical (Angelina Ballerina: The Musical at the Garner Performing Arts Center).

March 21: Daddy’s Boys (Prostate Health Education Network at The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

March 21: Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown, with vocals by Syndee Winters, Chester Gregory, and Bernard Holcomb (North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

March 21: Hollywood Hit (The Dinner Detective Raleigh-Durham at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree in Raleigh).

March 21: Transactors Improv: Space Force!: Season 2, Episode 4 (Transactors Improv Company at the Monkey Bottom Collaborative in Durham).

March 22: Columbinus (Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas in Burning Coal Theatre Company‘s Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh).

March 24-29: Memphis: The Musical (North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

March 25: Spring ’20 Backstage Night (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre in Raleigh).

March 26-29: Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (Female Version), starring Amanda Bearse as Olive Madison and Teresa Ganzel as Florence Unger (Judson Theatre Company in the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center (formerly Owens Auditorium) at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst).

March 26-29; April 2-5: Smoked, the world premiere of a new play written by Thomas Brazzle and directed by Leroy Ediage (Mojoaa Performing Arts Company at the Pure Life Theatre in the Historic Royal Bakery Building in Raleigh).

March 27: Festival of Laughs, featuring Sommore, Gary Owen, Lavell Crawford, Tony Rock, DC Young Fly, and Karlous Miller (North American Entertainment Group at the PNC Arena in Raleigh).

March 27: I Go on Singing, a tribute to Paul Robeson, performed by baritone Anthony Brown, pianist Ben Wechsler, and narrator Barbara Scales, as part of A Celebration of the Life and Work of Junius Irving Scales (1920-2002) (The ArtsCenter of Carrboro).

March 27: An R-Rated Magic Show, starring comedy magician Grant Freeman (An R-Rated Magic Show in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

March 27-29: Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience, or Bunthorne’s Bride (The Durham Savoyards, Ltd. at the The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

March 28: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus LIVE! (Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

March 28: Triangle’s Got Talent 2020 (Cary Teen Council at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).

March 29: Andy Forrester (Raleigh Improv in Cary).

March 29: Barons of Broadway, selected showtunes by Lerner & Loewe, Frank Loesser, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and others (North Carolina Master Chorale in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

March 31: Casablanca: Radio Show Dinner Theater (fundraiser) (Granville Little Theatre at the Tobacco Wood Brewing Company in Oxford).

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