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The Carolina Ballet will stage The Nutcracker on Dec. 15-17 and 19-24 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Nutcracker, Choreographed by Carolina Ballet’s Robert Weiss, Will Delight Young and Old Alike

When you enter Raleigh Memorial Auditorium for a performance of The Nutcracker by the Carolina Ballet, you are immediately surrounded by giggling children, dressed in their holiday finest, wide-eyed and excited. Each year, Carolina Ballet artistic director and choreographer Robert Weiss and his company deliver a delightful version of the magical story, highlighted by Pyotr… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet will stage Handel's Messiah, choreographed by Robert Weiss, on Nov. 24-26 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Carolina Ballet’s Messiah Is Stunning

The Carolina Ballet’s version of Handel’s Messiah, which opened on Nov. 22nd and runs for four more performances on Nov. 24-26 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium is a brilliant representation of the arts of dance, music, art, literature. This holiday tour de force, directed and choreographed by Robert Weiss, with assistance from choreographers Timour Bourtasenkov, Amy… Read More ›

The North Carolina Theatre's presentation of Gypsy, directed by Eric Woodall, stars (from left) Martin Moran as Herbie, Christine Sherrill as Rose, and Mary Mattison as Louise (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

The Actors, Set, and Music of NCT’s Gypsy Are Great; But Mama Rose’s Maniacal Drive for Fame Tired Us Out

When the curtain rises on the North Carolina Theatre‘s production of Gypsy: A Musical Fable, it’s 1940; and times are tough. We meet Mama Rose (played by Christine Sherrill) and her kids, Baby Louise and Baby June (played by North Carolina Conservatory students Ellen Mackenzie Pierce and Skyla l’Lece Woodard, respectively). Mama Rose is a… Read More ›

North Carolina Theatre's presentation of Gypsy, directed by Eric Woodall, stars (from left) Mary Mattison as Louise, Christine Sherrill as Rose, and Martin Moran as Herbie (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre’s Gypsy Proves Its Themes Are Still Relevant Today

Ever since Gypsy first premiered in 1959, it has been lauded as a great stage musical, one that has important things to say about fame and desire. And, in a time when everyone seems to striving for his “fifteen minutes,” the musical, onstage now through North Carolina Theatre under the direction of Eric Woodall, is… Read More ›

Gypsy, "The Mother of All Musicals," Is NCT’s 2017-18 Season Opener Nov. 14-19

The North Carolina Theatre will kick off its eagerly anticipated 2017-18 season with Gypsy: A Musical Fable, which NCT’s preshow publicity dubs “The Mother of All Musicals,” on Nov. 14-19 in Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of downtown Raleigh, NC. New York City director and Benson,… Read More ›

Like, Oh My God, You Guys, North Carolina Theatre’s “Legally Blonde the Musical” Is Totally Awesome!

North Carolina Theatre would have been hard-pressed to find a more upbeat way to end its 2012 season than with Legally Blonde the Musical, a thoroughly giddy little production that is a must-see for audience members of all ages. Fans of the 2001 Reese Witherspoon hit know the story of Elle Woods all too well…. Read More ›

North Carolina Theatre will stage "Legally Blonde the Musical," directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, on Oct. 9-14 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in downtown Raleigh

OMG! “Legally Blonde the Musical” Is Back in the Triangle — and the North Carolina Theatre Is Doing It

Oh, my God, you guys! “Legally Blonde the Musical” is back — by popular demand. The show made its Triangle debut at Durham Performing Arts Center on April 14-19, 2009; but the upcoming presentation is a gala homegrown production by the one of this state’s leading regional theater companies. The critically acclaimed North Carolina Theatre will perform “Legally Blonde” on Oct. 9-14 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.

Green Day's American Idiot at Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts Memorial Hall

Reader’s Review Green Day’s American Idiot

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NC Opera Season Announced

We’re thrilled to announce our exciting 2011-2012 season!
Season subscriptions are also on sale now!

“ASIA” | Aug 17

“This is something very sweet,” says guitarist Steve Howe of both the reunion and the band’s ongoing commitment to keep making new albums.

North Carolina Theatre Cinderella Paolo Montalban

NC THEATRE TO PRODUCE THE ENCHANTED VERSION OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA | Apr 10-18

North Carolina Theatre, the region’s only producer of professional Broadway musical revivals, opens its second production for the 2010 season – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE – THE MUSICAL AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PARTNER TO RAISE AWARENESS

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE – THE MUSICAL WITH MELISSA GILBERT AS MA AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PARTNER TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE NEED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN RALEIGH Company members of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, THE MUSICAL arriving at Memorial Auditorium on March 16 will help build a house at a Habitat for… Read More ›

CLAY AIKEN | MAR 12

ADDITIONAL TICKETS JUST RELEASED FOR CLAY AIKEN’S SPECIAL ONE NIGHT ONLY CONCERT ON MARCH 12 IN RALEIGH! THE SINGER WILL HIT THE STAGE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THE FIRST EVER LIVE PERFORMANCE OF HIS UPCOMING ALBUM, “TRIED AND TRUE” A limited number of tickets will be released for Clay Aiken’s highly sought after, one night… Read More ›

ALICE IN CHAINS | Apr 21

Although Alice in Chains has been labeled grunge, alternative rock, and hard rock, Jerry Cantrell identifies the band as primarily heavy metal.

RING IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON THIS YEAR WITH THE IRISH TENORS CHRISTMAS | Nov 30

Experiencing the beauty and grace of Christmas music at our yearly Gala Concert has become an established ritual for many during the holiday season

A New Holiday Musical of Season’s Dreamings | Dec 1-6

“charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload” and “a jaw dropping winter wonderland” by the Atlantic City Press. CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE will light up the season when it performs at Memorial Auditorium