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April 2011 Theater Calendar

Carolina Performing Arts presents the Handspring Puppet Company in "Woyzeck on the Highveld" on April 1st and 2nd

Carolina Performing Arts presents the Handspring Puppet Company in "Woyzeck on the Highveld" on April 1st and 2nd in Memorial Hall

April 1: “Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 1: “Late Night @ REP,” starring Susan Burcham and Scott McKenzie (Raleigh Ensemble Players at 213 Fayetteville St.).

April 1-2: “Marvin Hamlisch Presents: The Barbra Streisand Songbook,” starring Julie Budd (North Carolina Symphony at Meymandi Concert Hall).

April 1-2: Handspring Puppet Company: “Woyzeck on the Highveld” (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 1-3: “Macbeth” (Temple Theatre’s Youth Conservatory).

April 1-3: “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” (ArtsCenter Stage). Review.

April 1-3: “Walking Again” (Act Trinity Performing Arts Company at Common Ground Theatre).

"Devon Does Denmark," a new play by Ira David Wood III, premieres April 1st

"Devon Does Denmark," a new play by Ira David Wood III, premieres April 1st

April 1-3, 7-10, 15-17: “Devon Does Denmark,” a new play by Ira David Wood III (Theatre in the Park). Review.

April 1-5: “All Shook Up” (Pauper Players in Historic Playmakers Theatre).

April 2: “Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 3: “Really Rosie” (Raleigh Little Theatre at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex).

April 5: “An Evening with Janis Ian” (Casbah Durham).

April 5-10: “The Art of Self-Defense” (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall).

"Shrek the Musical" plays April 5-10 at the Durham Performing Arts Center

"Shrek the Musical" plays April 5-10 at Durham Performing Arts Center

April 5-10: “Shrek the Musical” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review #1. Review #2.

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" April 6-24

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" April 6-24

April 6-10, 12-17, 19-24: “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in Paul Green Theatre). Review #1. Review #2.

April 7: “The Monti: Story Slam’s GrandSLAM!” (The ArtsCenter).

April 7-9: Student One Acts (Peace College Theatre in Leggett Theater).

April 7-10, 13-17: “Dancing at Lughnasa” (University Theatre at N.C. State in Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall).

April 7-10, 14-16: “The Mercy Seat” (Raleigh Ensemble Players at 213 Fayetteville St.). Review.

April 7-10, 14-16; May 13-14: Elton John’sAida” (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University).

April 7-10, 14-17: “The Laramie Project” (Duke Theater Studies in Sheafer Theater).

April 7-10, 14-17, 21-24: “The Shape of the Table,American premiere of a play by David Edgar (Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School). Review.

April 8: Sones de México Ensemble: “Fiesta Mexicana” (An ArtsCenter School Show).

April 8-9: “Going Homeless” (ANFO Productions at Common Ground Theatre).

April 8-9: “A Taxing Situation” (Raleigh’s Village Idiots at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

April 8-10, 14-17, 21-24: “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” (Raleigh Little Theatre on the Cantey V. Sutton Main Stage). Review #1. Review #2.

April 8-10, 15-16: “Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille” (Neuse Little Theatre).

April 8-10, 15-17: “Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery” (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre in University Theatre).

April 10, 12-17, 19-24; April 26-May 1; May 3-8: “Steel Magnolias” (Triad Stage). Review.

April 13: “Twyla Tharp: The Creative Habit” (Meredith College 2011 Woman of Achievement Lecture in Jones Auditorium).

April 14-17: “You Are Dead. You Are Here” (workshop production of Christine Evans’ new play formerly entitled “The Underpass“) (UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC Department of Communication Studies and Office of the Executive Director for the Arts’ Process Series in Swain Hall).

Archipelago Theatre's "Stealing Home (the architecture of intimacy)" is a solo vocal cabaret by Ellen Hemphill

Archipelago Theatre's "Stealing Home (the architecture of intimacy)," a solo vocal cabaret by Ellen Hemphill runs April 14-23 at Manbites Dog Theater

April 14-17, 20-23: “Stealing Home (the architecture of intimacy),” a solo vocal cabaret by Ellen Hemphill (Archipelago Theatre at Manbites Dog Theater). Review.

April 14-18: “The Taming of the Shrew” (The Lab! Theatre and the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art Undergraduate Theatre in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

April 15-16: Lewis Black & Friends (Carolina Union Activities Board in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 15-16: Mozart’sMagic Flute,” with orchestra (UNC Opera in Historic Playmakers Theatre).

April 15-16: Two World Premieres: Kathleen Bader’s Tentative Embrace” and John Justice and George Lam’sThe Persistence of Smoke” (Duke University Department of Music at Golden Belt Building 2 in Durham).

"The Red Velvet Cake War" by Jones, Hope, and Wooten makes its N.C. premiere on April 15th

"The Red Velvet Cake War" makes its N.C. premiere April 15th

April 15-16, 22-23: “The Red Velvet Cake War” (Towne Players in Garner Historic Auditorium). Review.

April 16: Cirque D’Or (Johnston Community College Performing Arts Concert Series in Paul A. Johnston Auditorium).

April 19-20: “Avenue Q” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review.

April 20-23: “2011 New Plays Festival” (Duke Theater Studies in Brody Theater).

April 21: Bright Star Theatre: “Jack’s Adventure in N.C. History” (An ArtsCenter School Show).

April 21: Bill Maher (AC Entertainment and Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

April 21: “Swing Kids” (Duke Swing Dance, 8 p.m. April 21 in Page Auditorium).

April 21: “Third Annual Grand Slam Finals” (Sacrificial Poets at The ArtsCenter).

April 22: “Big Show 14” (Duke University Improv in Page Auditorium).

April 22: “City of Medicine, Season 4” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre).

April 23: “Two-Act Comeback” (Fatmouth Improv at Common Ground Theatre).

April 25: “WWE presents ‘Monday Night RAW’” (RBC Center).

April 26: TheatreworksUSA: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Other Stories” (An ArtsCenter School Show).

April 26: The Performance Collective presents “Interruptions”: “My Subcommandante (A Movement of Movements)” (UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Communications Studies’ Process Series in Swain Hall Studio 6).

April 27-May 1: “The Year of Magical Thinking” (PlayMakers Repertory Company PRC2 Series in Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

April 28, 30: Gounod’s Faust” (North Carolina Opera at Meymandi Concert Hall).

April 28-May 1; May 5-8: “Pornography,” American premiere of a 2007 play by Simon Stephens (The Distillery Theatre Company and Burning Coal Theatre Company at Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School).

April 28-May 1; May 5-8, 12-15: “Beguiled Again The Songs of Rodgers and Hart” (Temple Theatre).

April 29-30; May 5-7: “Oh, Baby! A Collection of Fertility Plays,” world premiere of a new play by Debbie Barrett (Free Association Theatre Ensemble at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary).

April 29-30; May 5-8, 12-14: “Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them” (Ghost & Spice Productions at Common Ground Theatre).

April 30: “Fiasco” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter).

NOTE: The dates of “Distracted” (Raleigh Ensemble Players at 213 Fayetteville St.) have been changed from April 29-May 21 to May 7-21.

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