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May 2012 Theater Calendar

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked" on May 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, and 22-27

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present "Wicked" on May 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, and 22-27

May 1, 15: “The Gingerbread Man” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center).

May 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27: “Wicked” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review.

May 2-6, 9-13, 16-19: “Henceforward …” (Deep Dish Theater Company). Review.

May 3, 5: “Jude the Obscure, Part Onea new play by Ian Finley (Burning Coal Theatre Company).

May 3-5: “A Taste of Honey” (Ghost & Spice Productions at Common Ground Theatre).

May 3-5: “What Every Girl Should Know,” world premiere by Monica Byrne (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern at the Cordoba Center for the Arts in Durham). Review.

May 3-6, 10-13: “Little Shop of Horrors” (Temple Theatre).

May 4: “Clean Comedy Series: Will Durst” (Holly Springs Cultural Center).

May 4-5: “Jude the Obscure, Part Twoa new play by Ian Finley (Burning Coal Theatre Company).

May 4-6: “For Lucy” (ArtsCenter Stage).

May 4-6: “The Rainmaker” (Cary Players at the Cary Arts Center).

May 4-6, 11-13, 18-20: “Dear Edwina Jr.” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre).

May 4-6, 11-13, 18-20: “The Wind in the Willows” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

May 5: “Broadway Voices: J. Mark McVey and Christy Tarr-McVey” (Marimack Productions, Inc. at the Garner Performing Arts Center).

May 6: “Cinco Plus One de Mayo” (Improvelations at Common Ground Theatre).

May 6: “I Need a Man” (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

May 10: “Rejoice Dear Hearts: An Evening with Brother Dave Gardner,” written and performed by David Anthony Wright (Kirby Cultural Arts Complex at Long Memorial United Methodist Church in Roxboro).

May 10, 13, 13, 18-20, 25-27: “A Tuff Shuffle: Backstage with Louis Armstrong,” written and performed by Danny Mullen (Theater of the American South in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College in Wilson). Review.

May 10-13, 17-20: “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” ( Burning Coal Theatre Company and She-Cow Productions in Murphey School Auditorium as part of Burning Coal’s “Wait Til You See This!” second-stage series). Review.

May 11-13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27: “A Streetcar Named Desire” (Theater of the American South in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center in Wilson). Review.

May 11: “PAN XII” (Verynormal Productions at Common Ground Theatre).

May 11-12: “You Can’t Take It with You” (Stars Community Theater at Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

May 11-12, May 17-20: “The Sound of Music” (Harnett Regional Theatre in the Stewart Theater in Dunn, NC). Review.

May 11-13, 18-19: “The Curious Savage” (Neuse Little Theatre at “The Hut” in Smithfield).

May 12: “I Almost Gave Up” (HWF Productions, Inc. in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater).

May 12: “SPIT: So Much More Than Words” (Black Poetry Theatre at Common Ground Theatre).

May 12: “TAFFY: Transactors for Families” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre).

May 18: “Mama Juggs,” written and performed by Anita Shontel Woodley (Princess Dragon Productions at Health Touch NC in Durham).

Transactors Improv Company will present the sixth episode of Season One of "The Professors" at 8 p.m. on May 18th at Common Ground Theatre in Durham

Transactors Improv Company will present "The Professors" at 8 p.m. on May 18th at Common Ground Theatre in Durham

May 18: “The Professors, Season One, Episode Six” (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre).

May 18: “Who Do You Think You Are,”  a work-in-progress by SITI Company (PlayMakers Repertory Company in Frey Rehearsal Hall in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art, as part of The Process Series, co-sponsored by Carolina Performing Arts and the UNC Department of Communication Studies).

May 18-19: “If Momma Ain’t Happy: A Murder Mystery Dinner Theater” (We Act for You, Inc. at Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

May 18-19: “Simply Sinatra,” starring Steve Lippia (North Carolina Symphony in Meymandi Concert Hall).

George Jack (left) and Greg Paul will star in Ian Finley and Rebecca Wyrick's new musical play "Oakwood: Unplugged" (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

George Jack (left) and Greg Paul will star in Ian Finley and Rebecca Wyrick's new musical play "Oakwood: Unplugged" (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

May 18-20: “Oakwood: Unplugged,” a musical play by Ian Finley and Rebecca Wyrick (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Historic Oakwood Cemetery).

May 19: Improv (Fatmouth Improv at Common Ground Theatre).

May 20: “El Retablo de Maese Pedro (Master Peter’s Puppet Show)” (Paperhand Puppet Intervention at The Carolina Theatre).

May 20: “L.A.M.B. Food” (House Theatre Arts Group at the Garner Performing Arts Center).

May 20: WWE’sOver the Limit” (World Wrestling Entertainment at the PNC Arena).

May 22: Carolina Puppet Theatre (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

May 22: “The Monti: Season Finale — Theme: ‘Do Overs’” (The Monti at The ArtsCenter).

May 24-26: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (One Song Productions at Common Ground Theatre)

May 24-26; May 31-June 3; June 6-9: “In on It” (Manbites Dog Theater). Review.

May 24-27, 30; June 2-3, 7, 10: “Fallen Angels” (University Theatre at N.C. State’s TheatreFest 2012: A Knockout Season of Dueling Duos in Titmus Theatre). Review.

May 25-27: “Riverdance: Farewell Tour” (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

May 26: “Playwrights Roundtable Spring Shorts” (The ArtsCenter).

May 31-June 1; June 3, 6, 8-10, 13, 16-17: “Lettice and Lovage” (University Theatre at N.C. State’s TheatreFest 2012: A Knockout Season of Dueling Duos in Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre).

NOTE:A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer” (Free Association Theatre Ensemble, in collaboration with  Project Vox, May 18 at TBA) has been cancelled, and “Eddie Miles: A Salute to Elvis and Country Legends” (Garner Performing Arts Center, May 12) has been rescheduled to Nov. 17th and reentitled “Eddie Miles: Christmas Show.” — R.W.M.

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