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December 2010 Theater Calendar

"Burn the Floor" runs Nov. 30-Dec. 5

"Burn the Floor" runs Nov. 30-Dec. 5 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Dec. 1-5: “Burn the Floor: Ballroom Reinvented,” starring Mark Ballas with Giselle Peacock (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Dec. 1-5: “Inspecting Carol” (University Theatre at N.C. State in Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall).

Dec. 1-5, 7-12, 14-19: “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself)” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in Paul Green Theatre).

Dec. 2-4, 9-12, 15-18: “Oh, the Humanity and Other Exclamations” (Manbites Dog Theater).

Dec. 2-5: “Poof” and “The Test” (Duke Players Lab Theater in Brody Theater).

Dec. 2-5, 9-12, 16-19: “Crowns” (revival) (Burning Coal Theatre Company and Temple Theatre in Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School).

Dec. 2-5, 9-12, 16-19: “A Christmas Carol: An Original Adaptation by Michael Hoagland and Jeff Stockberger” (Temple Theatre).

Dec. 2-6: “The Parchman Hour” (Mike Wiley Productions in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

Dec. 3: Mike Wiley: “One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom” (An ArtsCenter School Show).

Dec. 3: “Ho! Ho! Ho! Stories for the Season” (Deep Dish Theater Company).

Dec. 3: “Holiday Extravaganza” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter).

Dec. 3-5: “Amadeus,” starring Michael Urie and Ray Dooley (PlayMakers Repertory Company and the North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall).

Ira David Wood IV debuts as Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" on Dec. 3rd at DPAC

26-year-old Ira David Wood IV debuts as Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" on Dec. 3rd at DPAC

Dec. 3-5: “A Christmas Carol,” starring Ira David Wood IV as Scrooge (Theatre in the Park at the Durham Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 3-5, 10-12: “Love and Robots! A Puppet Rock Opera in Zeros and Ones” (Paperhand Puppet Intervention at the Saxapahaw Community Center/Paperhand Studio).

Dec. 3-5, 10-12: “Robin Hood” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

Dec. 3-6: “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” (Cary Players in the Cary Town Council Chambers).

Dec. 4: “Fall into Improv” (NC Improv at Common Ground Theatre).

Dec. 4-12: Disney on Ice: Disney•Pixar’sToy Story 3” (RBC Center).

Dec. 5: “Four Bitchin’ Babes: Hormonal Imbalance” (Kirby Theater Performing Arts Series in Roxboro).

Dec. 6: The Performance Collective presents “Spitting into the Wind” (UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Communications Studies’ “Interruptions” Series in Swain Hall Studio 6).

"Young Frankenstein" opens at DPAC on Dec. 7th

"Young Frankenstein" opens at DPAC on Dec. 7th

Dec. 7-12: “Young Frankenstein: The New Mel Brooks Musical” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 7-12, 14-19, 21-24: “A Christmas Story” (Broadway Series South and Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy, with North Carolina Theatre and Barton College).

Dec. 8-11, 15-18: “Art Tatum: Piano Starts Here” (Zenph Sound Innovations at the Kennedy Theater).

Dec. 8-15: “A Christmas Carol,” starring Ira David Wood IV as Scrooge (Theatre in the Park in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Jesse R. Gephart stars in "The SantaLand Diaries"

Jesse R. Gephart stars in "The SantaLand Diaries"

Dec. 9-12: “The SantaLand Diaries,” starring Jesse R. Gephart (Automatic Vaudeville and Theatre in the Park at TIP).

Dec. 9-12, 15-19: “A Trailer Park Christmas” (Common Ground Theatre).

Dec. 10-12, 16-19: “Cinderella” (Raleigh Little Theatre on the Cantey V. Sutton Main Stage).

Dec. 10-12, 16-19: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (ArtsCenter Stage and the Youth Performing Arts Conservatory).

"A John Waters Christmas" plays The Carolina Theatre on Dec. 15th

"A John Waters Christmas" plays The Carolina Theatre on Dec. 15th

Dec. 15: “A John Waters Christmas” (The Carolina Theatre).

Dec. 18: Cedric “The Entertainer” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 19: “A Christmas Carol” (Johnston Community College Performing Arts Concert Series in Paul A. Johnston Auditorium).

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