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Raleigh Room Escapes Scares Up a Different Kind of Theatre

We are at a gas station near downtown Raleigh attempting to rehydrate. We’re sweaty, breathless, and debriefing on what the hell happened back there. Pressing an ice-cold gatorade to my neck, I ask, “you wanna go again?” “Only if it’s a different room,” my partner answers, unscrewing a bottle of water. “That was too stressful…. Read More ›

PineCone and the NC Museum of History Work to Continue Partnership Amid Budgetary Concerns

PineCone & NC Museum of History are working together to continue the Music of the Carolinas Series in the face of North Carolina’s daunting budgetary concerns. The two organizations have presented this series in partnership for more than a decade.

The Bach Cello Project presented by principal cellists of the North Carolina Symphony | Feb 21

A Series of Concerts featuring music for the cello by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The Six Unaccompanied Suites and Three Sonatas were composed during J.S. Bach’s middle period. Largely ignored for years after Bach’s death, these works have become the foundation of the cello repertoire- the summation of cello technique and expression. This is a great way to hear what really constitutes “the Bible” to the world of cello and an inspiration to all who love music.

ArtsCenter Stage Fall Calendar of Events

September 19, 8 pm The Monti Proud to be opening its season at The ArtsCenter, The Monti is seizing the opportunity to make this their biggest show yet!  The Monti, which has been home to such local favorites as Clyde Edgerton, Daniel Wallace, Jill McCorkle, Tom Rankin, Dan Ariely, Randall Kenan, and Frank Stasio, invites… Read More ›

Fundraiser: Alice and Fancy Nancy Bonjour Butterfly Tea Party | Nov 8

Raleigh Dance Theatre is hosting a party! “Alice & Fancy Nancy” will be in attendance and cordially invite you to a Tea Party at GAKS COFFEE HOUSE & TEA ROOM Sunday, November 8th, 2009 Choice of two seatings: 2:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. A full tea including sandwiches and desserts will be served as you… Read More ›

Deep Dish Theatre 2009-2010 Season Schedule

Deep Dish Theater Company announces the lineup for its 2009-2010 season, marking the theater’s ninth year at the company’s home in Chapel Hill’s University Mall.

Masked Marvels & Wondertales | Oct 17

This breathtaking show combines original, handcrafted masks with storytelling, mime, and stilt dancing, inspiring audiences to rediscover the wonders of the everyday world.

The Monti – Opens its Season with “Heroes” | Sept 19

September 19th’s theme is “Heroes”—delightful tales of those influential characters who have shaped who the storytellers are today… From the comedic and absurd to the deeply painful and dramatic, it’s just simple storytelling.

Bingo! The Musical, Sept 3-20

Roy Dicks of the News and Observer writes “Credit director Peggy Taphorn for casting a group of sharp comedians, fine singers, and spiffy dancers (including herself), who enthusiastically perform her clever, fun-loving staging.”

Billy Liggett of The Sanford Herald offers “this is a family friendly event”…”As with every Temple production I’ve seen to date, the good came in the form of the performances.”

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S SOUTH PACIFIC directed by BARTLETT SHER | Nov 3-8

Bob Boyett and NETworks Presentations announce engagements and casting for the National Tour of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein’s prize-winning musical SOUTH PACIFIC, directed by Bartlett Sher.

Brazilian Art of Capoeira Highlights Oct. 10 Festival

Capoeira is an energetic art form and sport created several hundred years ago by African slaves in Brazil. It mixes martial arts with percussion music, singing, dance, and acrobatics.

NC Symphony to Perform in Downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square — Sept 12

On Saturday, September 12, the musicians of the North Carolina Symphony are donating their services to perform a free outdoor concert in downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square as their gift to the community that supports them.  William Henry Curry will conduct the concert (which begins at 7:30pm) and the Red Clay Ramblers will join the Symphony… Read More ›

Vampire Spotted in Pullen Park – Sept 11 & 12

The mania surrounding the release of New Moon, as well as the True Blood series on HBO has engulfed Theatre In The Park and Jailbreak Theatre Company. They have decided to join the masses that have already gone “batty.”

ARTS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES ARTIST OF TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission is starting the Artist of Tomorrow Scholarship Program. The program will offer scholarships to high school seniors pursuing full-time higher educational study in the fields of dance, theatre and musical theatre, literature, music or visual arts.

ROB THOMAS With Special Guest One Republic & Carolina Liar – Sept. 28

Given Rob Thomas’s stature as one of modern music’s most compelling and commercially successful artists for well over a decade – between Matchbox Twenty, his solo work, and his various collaborations with iconic artists like Santana and Mick Jagger, his tally now stands at more than 80 million albums sold worldwide

Theatre In The Park Announces 2009 – 2010 Season

Master Class, features local actor, Lynda Clark as Maria Callas, a New York-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the twentieth century.

Theatre In The Park Celebrates 35 years of Ira David Wood III’s A Christmas Carol

Theatre In The Park will celebrate its 35th anniversary production of Ira David Wood III’s musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol this December. The show will be performed at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts Raleigh Memorial Auditorium December 8th – 16th 2009.

Auditions for The Insanity of Mary Girard

In 1790, Mary Girard is committed to an asylum. Having become pregnant by another man, her husband has had her declared legally insane. Mary sits in a chair as the “furies” dance around and impersonate people from her past.

The “Kid” is Rockin’ and Skynyrd is Hoppin’

Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd pack the house performing to another sold out crowd in the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek last Friday, August 24.

Raleigh Jazz Orchestra Free Summer Concert Series — Aug 16

The Raleigh Jazz Orchestra will present three free concerts at the
McIver Amphitheatre at Meredith College

Goodnight’s Comedy Club Monthly Free Comedy Shows

Goodnight’s Comedy Club, the downtown hotspot voted one of the “Ten Great Places to Sit Down and Watch Stand-Up” by USA Today, is offering free comedy shows monthly through the end of the year to keep customers laughing straight through the recession.

PineCone and the NC Museum of History Continue Partnership Amid Budgetary Concerns

In the midst of North Carolina’s state budget woes, the North Carolina Museum of History has committed to maintaining the Music of the Carolinas series, which it has been presenting for more than a decade in partnership with PineCone – the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music.

What Really Happened… Rick Elice Talks About The Jersey Boys Phenomenon

Forget about show-stopping finales. In Jersey Boys, the smash-hit musical about the rise and fall of The Four Seasons, the pinnacle of excitement comes about 45 minutes into the first act.

THE 76th AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ITS FINAL WEEK WITH MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP AT THE DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER – JULY 23-25

The American Dance Festival (ADF) concludes its season-long exploration of Where Ballet and Modern Meet with the Mark Morris Dance Group. The company will present a program of five works at the Durham Performing Arts Center at 8pm nightly from July 23-25.

Trifecta is a winning combination of cool funky grooves that engages the listener.

The Will McBride Group has the power to engross listeners…

Theatre In The Park Announces Auditions for the 35th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol

Theatre In The Park Announces Auditions for the 35th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol Auditions Scheduled for June 25 – 29, 2009

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – July 8 through 18 – Kennedy Theatre

Often described as “Seinfeld set to music” (The Star Ledger) and considered to be “The most entertaining show on or off Broadway” (Gannett Newspapers), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is a celebration of the mating game and takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship.”

Triangle Brass Band Free Summer Pops Series – June 6 and 27, July 18

The Triangle Brass Band is a group of 38 brass and percussion performers drawn from the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.

The Will McBride Group releases debut CD “Trifecta”

Top central NC band unveils unique mix of jazz and Latin-influenced pop and funk

AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL EXPLORES WHERE BALLET AND MODERN MEET — JUNE 11 – JULY 25

AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL EXPLORES WHERE BALLET AND MODERN MEET JUNE 11 – JULY 25, 2009 8 World Premieres 1 US Premiere 4 Reconstructions The American Dance Festival (ADF) rings in 76 glorious years by exploring Where Ballet and Modern Meet. The Festival will investigate the influences that modern dance and ballet have had on one… Read More ›