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De Profundis, adapted by Brian Mertes (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, presented as part of PRC2). A Wild Ride Fueled by Wilde’s Incendiary Letter Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s visceral “Letter from Reading Gaol,” explosive theatre makers Brian Mertes and Jim Findlay invite audiences into the artistic transformation of… Read More ›

by Matthew Lopez January 13 – 29, 2017 Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General Admission Seating) Part of the 2016-2017 City Series. Historical drama. The Civil War is over. Throughout the South, slaves are being freed and soldiers are returning home. In one home, the annual celebration of Passover is celebrated by a young Confederate officer, who… Read More ›

Elvis Lives, featuring winners from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Elvis Lives is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis’ life. The show is narrated by Elvis himself, in his own voice and words, through restored footage direct from the Graceland Archives. Elvis Lives celebrates the… Read More ›

Jan. 20-22, 24-29: Always… Patsy Cline, starring Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert (North Carolina Theatre in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). Starring Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert Country has never had it so good! ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE is complete with down home country humor and real emotion.  It’s the true story of an unlikely… Read More ›

Intimate Apparel (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). Mending a life unraveling at the seams Esther sews elegant intimates for high society and fallen women alike, fashioning an independent path in her search for love and respect. A compelling look at the joys and sorrows of an African- American seamstress… Read More ›

When a newborn child is found dead in a convent, a court psychiatrist must determine whether the nun accused of the crime is mentally fit to stand trial, with the question of the father’s identity hanging in the balance. Forest Moon Theater is pleased to bring this Tony Award-winning play to the Renaissance Centre in… Read More ›

V-Day Raleigh 2017 Fights Domestic Violence in NC With A Benefit Reading of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES by Eve Ensler to help InterAct of Wake County Organized & Directed by Alex Matsuo On February 27th and 28th, at 7:30pm, V-Day Raleigh will present a two-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina… Read More ›

In this world premiere ensemble version, Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Timothy Tyson surrounding the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, NC, and the events that followed. Marrow, who was black, was chased from a local store by three white men after reportedly making a crude remark to one… Read More ›

CHAPEL HILL, NC- Awe-inspiring puppet troupe, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, returns August 4 with their 18th annual theatrical giant puppet pageant spectacle for all ages, OF WINGS AND FEET! Their annual original show is fantastically brought to life using gigantic puppets, elaborate masks, stilt walkers, multi person marionettes, shadows, and illuminated puppets. The troupe weaves a… Read More ›

The Family Musical of the Season Broadway’s Under the Sea Spectacular! “One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage.” – Time Magazine   In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one… Read More ›

DISNEY’S NEWSIES July 24-29, 2018 Venue: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Produced by North Carolina Theatre Stop the presses! Disney’s NEWSIES takes the stage. Adapted from the Disney film, New York City’s newsboys seize the day when they strike against unfair working conditions. Experience the Tony Award®-winning musical that’s thrilled audiences on Broadway and across the country.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told Lives On LOVE NEVER DIES- The Phantom Returns Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Glenn Slater Book :Andrew Lloyd Webber & Ben Elton Additional Lyrics: Charles Hart Orchestrations: David Cullen & Andrew Lloyd Webber “Beautiful and haunting”– Baz Bamingboye, Daily Mail “One of the greatest of all Andrew Lloyd Webber… Read More ›

LIVE ON STAGE FOR CONVERSATION AND Q&A AFTER A SCREENING OF MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL Living comedy legend, JOHN CLEESE, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A on November 8 at DPAC. Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only, please. A limited number of… Read More ›

The Legend Comes to Life Celebrating 30 years of stirring virtual adventure and memorable soundtracks with live orchestral renditions directly approved by franchise producer Eiji Aonuma, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses brings the Zelda franchise to life with a 66-piece orchestra, 24-person choir, and a reimagined score that includes new movements from… Read More ›

GYPSY November 14-19, 2017 Venue: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Produced by North Carolina Theatre Drop everything! The classic musical comedy about the last days of Vaudeville returns to the stage. GYPSY is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughter’s success. Featuring one glorious hit after another, including “Let Me Entertain You,”… Read More ›

This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just the right mixture of comedy and romance can add the sparkle of magic to your holiday season. This visually stunning musical combines elegant costumes and scenery with singing, dancing, conniving step relatives, and resourceful fairy folk. Based on the fairy tale by Charles… Read More ›

The Nutcracker, December 2-24, 2017 DECEMBER 2-3, 2017 – UNC MEMORIAL HALL DECEMBER 9-10, 2017 – DPAC DECEMBER 15-24, 2017 – RALEIGH MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM 20th Anniversary Season Join us as we celebrate Carolina Ballet’s family favorite, The Nutcracker. A holiday tradition that’s perfect for the whole family, ours is the only performance of The Nutcracker in… Read More ›

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! 4 actors. 27 characters. 6 plays. 2 ukeleles. ShakesBEER combines two great things: Beer and Shakespeare! After a smash-hit Triangle tour this fall, ShakesBeer returns with an all-new cast, new songs, and tons of new gags, all performed at some of the Triangle’s best breweries, bars, and unconventional performance spaces. No… Read More ›

Bare Theatre’s ShakesBeer will be headlining the Oak & Dagger Public House Yule Ball & Feast! The Yule Ball runs from 6:00 to Midnight with cocktails, a new ale release, and a grand feast at 7:00. ShakesBeer 2.0: The Bard Strikes Back will be performed at 9:30! MORE INFO about ShakesBeer: BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! 4 actors. 27 characters…. Read More ›

The Mound Builders is an almost prescient reflection on current hostilities in America – between rural and urban, between women and the men who harass them, between the intelligentsia and the masses. The action takes place on an archaeological dig in the Midwest.  It concerns a group of university archaeologists whose dig causes great misfortune… Read More ›

LOVE LETTERS January 12-21, 2018 Venue: A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater Produced by North Carolina Theatre Experience romance the old fashioned way with, LOVE LETTERS. A unique and imaginative piece that explores the many forms of love shared by childhood friends who remain pen pals for over 50 years, sharing every aspect of their lives… Read More ›

Set in a highly competitive architecture firm, this play is an explosive and hilarious look at the complicated battle of the sexes raging across Cubicle Land. A funny, yet insightful, view of what it means to be female in a male-dominated career and one woman’s response when she tires of slamming into the glass ceiling…. Read More ›