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December 2011 Theater Calendar

Dec. 1: “Create Your Own Play” Presentations (STARS Theater & Arts Center).

Dec. 1-2: “Directing Scenes” (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in the Studio Theatre in Jones Hall).

Dec. 1-3, 8-11, 14-17: “Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them” (Manbites Dog Theater and the Duke University Department of Theater Studies). Review.

Dec. 1-4: “A Christmas Story: The Musical” (Broadway Series South, North Carolina Theatre, and Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Review.

Dec 1-4: “Little Women” (University Theatre at N.C. State in the Titmus Theatre).

Dec. 1-4, 6-11, 13-18: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre). Review.

Dec. 1-4, 8-11, 15-17: “Love Drunk” (J&J Productions at 213 Fayetteville St., home of Raleigh Ensemble Players). Review.

Dec. 1-4, 8-11, 15-18: “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Michael Hoagland (Temple Theatre)

Dec. 1-4, 8-11, 15-18: “Henry V (On Trapeze)” (Burning Coal Theatre Company and Fight or Flight at Burning Coal Theatre in the Murphey School). Review.

Dec. 1-5: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (Cary Players in the Cary Arts Center). Review.

Dec. 1-5: “Uncommon Women and Others” (UNC-Chapel Hill LAB! Theatre in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre).

Dec. 2: Michael Ian Black (The Carolina Theatre).

Dec. 2-3, 9-10: “Christmas with Da Family: A Murder Mystery Dinner Theater” (We Act for You, Inc. at STARS Theater & Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18: “A Little Princess,” a new play by Kendra A. Thomas (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

Dec. 3: “Antic Shakespeare” (Duke Theater Studies in Brody Theater).

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

Dec. 3-4: “A Christmas Carol,” starring Ira David Wood III as Scrooge (Theatre in the Park at Durham Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 7-11: Disney on Ice:Dare to Dream” (RBC Center).

Dec. 8-11, 13-14: “A Christmas Carol,” starring Ira David Wood III as Scrooge (Theatre in the Park in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Dec. 8-11, 15-18: “A Trailer Park Christmas” (Common Ground Theatre).

Dec. 8-11, 16-18: “The SantaLand Diaries,” starring Jesse R. Gephart (Automatic Vaudeville and Theatre in the Park at TIP). Review.

Dec. 9: “Liang Acrobatic & Comedy Show” (The ArtsCenter).

Dec. 9-10 “The Button Wagon” (Ember & Poki at The Flowjo in Carrboro).

Dec. 9-11, 15-18: “Cinderella” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

Dec 9-11, 16-18: Gian Carlos Menotti:Amahl and the Night Visitors” (Long Leaf Opera at The ArtsCenter).

Dec. 10: “The Fifth Anniversary Event, with Tom Wopat” (Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Dec. 10: Reader’s Theatre (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center).

Dec. 12: “The Monti — Theme: Greed,” featuring Robbie Perkins, Drew Perry, Bryce Williams, Ansel Elkins, and Quinn Dalton (The Monti at Triad Stage in Greensboro).

Dec 12-13: “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” (Classic Productions in Meymandi Concert Hall).

Dec 13: World Wrestling Entertainment:SmackDown” (RBC Center).

Dec. 16-17: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” (STARS Theater & Arts Center).

Dec. 16-18: “The Big Lebowski Musical” (Nightlight Club in Chapel Hill).

Dec. 16-18: “Black Nativity” (The Justice Theater Project in Pittman Auditorium at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh).

Dec. 16-18: “The Prince Who Wouldn’t Talk” and “Nanny Claus: The North Pole Nanny” (Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex).

Dec. 17: “Bang No More” (R.F. Entertainment Productions at the Garner Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 30: “The Nightmare Before New Year’s Eve” (The VaudeVillain Revue at the Southland Ballroom in Raleigh).

Dec. 31: Comedy (Comedy Worx in the Highway Building Auditorium, as part of First Night Raleigh).

Dec. 31: Improv (Transactors Improv Company in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, as part of First Night Raleigh). 

Dec. 31: “Josh Lozoff’s Deep Magic” (Josh Lozoff at First Baptist Church, as part of First Night Raleigh).

Dec. 31: “Life Dances — The Journey Continues” (Judith Black at First Baptist Church, as part of First Night Raleigh).

Dec. 31: “Lisa Jolley: One-Woman Cabaret” (Lisa Jolley in Venture Hall at Marbles Kids Museum, as part of First Night Raleigh).

Dec. 31: Opera (North Carolina Opera in the Edenton Street United Methodist Church, as part of First Night Raleigh, as part of First Night Raleigh).

Dec. 31: “The Silver Drummer Girl” (Jessica Smith in the RBC Plaza Lobby, as part of First Night Raleigh).


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