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January 2011 Theater Calendar

Jan. 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30: “Disney’s ‘The Lion King’” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Jan. 8: “Casino Night and Murder Mystery: “I’d Kill for That Role’” (Raleigh Little Theatre‘s 75th anniversary fundraiser).

Jan. 12-16: “Exit Cuckoo (nanny in motherland),” written and performed by Lisa Ramirez (PlayMakers Repertory Company PRC2 Series in Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

Jan. 13: Children’s Theatre of Charlotte:Tomás and the Library Lady” (An ArtsCenter School Show).

Jan. 13-16, 20-23, 27-30: “Blue,” a new play by Kelly Doyle (Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School).

Jan. 14-15, 20-22: “The Retreat” (Free Association Theatre Ensemble at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary).

Jan. 14-15: “Definition of a Hero” (Black Poetry Theatre at Common Ground Theatre).

Jan. 15: “Jambalaya Soul Slam,” hosted by Dasan Ahanu and featuring Da Poet Tim Jackson (Black Poetry Theatre at Common Ground Theatre).

Jan. 15: “Tired Souls: The Montgomery Bus Boycott” (Mike Wiley Productions at the Hayti Center in Durham).

Jan. 20-21: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” (The Carolina Theatre’s GlaxoSmithKline Arts Discovery Series).

Jan. 21: “The Monti StorySLAM — Theme: Secrets and Lies” (The Monti at Casbah in Durham).

Jan. 21: “Radio One Family Comedy Tour,” starring Small Fire, Chinnitta Morris, Griff, and Marcus Wiley (The Carolina Theatre).

Jan. 21-22: “Red Black and Green: A Blues,” conceived and created by Marc Bamuthi Joseph (UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Communications Studies’ Process Series in Gerrard Hall).

Jan. 22: “Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve!” (The Carolina Theatre).

Jan. 22: Shen Yun Performing Arts (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Jan. 22-23: “Love! Sex! Violence! Laughter!: A Sampling of North Carolina Playwrights,” including Paul Baerman, Anthony Garcia-Copian, Debra Kaufman, and Richard Krawiec (Playground: A Theatre Co-operative at Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School).

Jan. 23: “Love! Sex! Violence! Laughter!: A Sampling of North Carolina Playwrights,” including Paul Baerman, Anthony Garcia-Copian, Debra Kaufman, and Richard Krawiec (Playground: A Theatre Co-operative at The ArtsCenter).

Jan. 24: “Burlesque Extravaganza,” starring cast members of “Disney’s The Lion King” (Casbah in Durham).

Jan. 25-30: “Solo Takes On: 2: Gretchen Fox Klobucar’s ‘G’rape,’ Sean McKeithan’s ‘On Breathing in the Barrel,’ and Carlos Manuel’s ‘La Vida Loca’” (UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Communications Studies’ Process Series in Swain Hall Studio 6).

Jan. 27-29; Feb. 3-6, Feb. 9-12: “Nightwork,” a world premiere by Monica Byrne (Manbites Dog Theater).

Jan. 27-30; Feb. 3-6: “Chess” (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in Sheafer Lab Theater).

Jan. 28: Roger Day:Marsh Madness” (An ArtsCenter School Show).

Jan. 28: “City of Medicine, Season 4” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre).

Jan. 28-29: “Thomas and Friends Live! On Stage: Thomas Saves the Day” (Broadway Series South at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Jan. 28-30: “To Buy the Sun: The Challenge of Pauli Murray” (Hidden Voices at the Hayti Heritage Center).

Jan. 28-30; Feb. 4-6: “Crowns” (Burning Coal Theatre Company and Temple Theatre at Temple Theatre).

Jan. 28-30, Feb. 4-6, 11-13: “Don’t Dress For Dinner” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

Jan. 29: Roger Day:Dream Big!” (An ArtsCenter SuperFun Show).

Jan. 29: Kathleen Madigan (The Carolina Theatre).

Jan. 29: “Love! Sex! Violence! Laughter!: A Sampling of North Carolina Playwrights” (Common Ground Theatre).

Jan. 29: Sacrificial Poets (The ArtsCenter).

Jan. 29-30; Feb. 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27; March 1-6: “Angels in America: Part 1: Millennium Approaches and Part 2: Perestroika” (performed in rotating repertory) (PlayMakers Repertory Company in Paul Green Theatre).

NOTE:Last of the Red Hot Lovers” (Ghost & Spice Productions, Jan. 7-8, 13-16, and 20-22 at Common Ground Theatre) has been canceled. — R.W.M.

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