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December 2012 Theater Calendar

NOTE: This is the Triangle Theater Review’s Master Calendar for shows announced for the entire month of December. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and PRESENTER’S NAME to, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS to that address. (Our “snail mail” address is Triangle Theater Review, 1828 Honeysuckle Road #13, Raleigh, NC 27609-6220.)

Dec. 1: “Cedric the Entertainer Live,” with Malik S. and J.J. Williamson (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 1: “An Evening with Cloud Eye Control” (Duke Theater Studies in Sheafer Lab Theater).

Dec. 1: The Monti Jr.’sClassroom Confidential,” featuring Fontezia Walker, John Guerra, Rachel Danner, Sierra Bradshaw-Kreimer, and Tehila Rosenblatt-Farrell (The Monti at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill).

Dec. 1, 6-9, 12-13, 15: “Seventy Scenes of Halloween” (Manbites Dog Theater). Review.

Dec. 1-2: “Alice in Wonderland,” a new adaptation by Jayme Mellema (University Theatre at N.C. State in the Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall).

Dec. 1-2: “Filthy Talk for Troubled Times (& Other Plays)” (Company Carolina at the Hanes Art Center).

Dec. 1-2: “Shrek the Musical” (Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Review.

Dec. 1-2, 4-9, 11-16: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre). Review.

Dec. 1-2, 6-9: “August: Osage County” (Hot Summer Nights | Theatre Raleigh in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater). Review.

Dec. 1-2, 6-9, 13-16: “As You Like It” (Burning Coal Theatre Company in the Murphey School Auditorium). Review.

Dec. 1-2; Dec. 7-9, 14-16: “Oliver Twist” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre).

Dec. 1-3: “A Christmas Story” (Cary Players in the Cary Arts Center).

Dec. 1-3: “Not Just Mere Mortals” (UNC-Chapel Hill LAB! Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art).

Dec. 4, 18: “Christmas and Winter” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Dec. 4-9: “Million Dollar Quartet: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins” (Durham Performing Arts Center). Review.

Dec 5: “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” (Classic Productions for Students in Meymandi Concert Hall).

Dec. 5-9: “Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After” (PNC Arena).

Dec. 6-9, 11-12: “A Christmas Carol,” starring Ira David Wood III as Scrooge (Theatre in the Park at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Dec. 6-9, 13-16: “Cinderella” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

Dec. 7-8: “Christmas at Last Chance Saloon: A Murder Mystery Dinner Theater” (We Act for You, Inc. at Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Dec. 7-9, 13-16: “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” (ArtsCenter Stage). Review.

Dec. 8: The Four Bitchin’ Babes inJingle Babes … Decking the Halls with Songs and Folly” (The Carolina Theatre).

Dec. 8: “In My Life: A John Lennon Tribute,” starring Carlo Cantamessa (Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Dec. 9: “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre” (N.C. Stage Company and Immediate Theatre Project at the Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex).

Dec. 9: “92nd Street Y: Jon Meacham: On Jefferson” (The Carolina Theatre, in collaboration with Duke University).

Dec. 11: “A Christmas Carol” (The Carolina Theatre‘s GlaxoSmithKline Arts Discovery Series).

Dec. 12-16: “The SantaLand Diaries,” starring Jesse R. Gephart (Automatic Vaudeville and Theatre in the Park at TIP).

Dec. 13: “The Monti: Wrong Place, Wrong Time,” hosted by Jeff Polish and featuring Carter Kersh and Tim McKee (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Dec. 13-16, 20-22: “A Trailer Park Christmas” (Common Ground Theatre).

Dec. 14-15: “Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Clausarella” (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Dec. 14-16: “In One Basket” and “Jingle Bell Jukebox” (Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex).

Dec. 15: “The Chuckle and Chortle Comedy Show!” (The ArtsCenter).

Dec. 15: “Keith Henderson’s Christmas Show” (Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Dec. 15: No Shame Theatre (The ArtsCenter).

Dec. 15: “Simply Sinatra Christmas,” starring Steve Lippia (Kirby Cultural Arts Complex in Roxboro).

Dec. 15-16: “A Christmas Carol,” starring Ira David Wood III as Scrooge (Theatre in the Park at the Durham Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 16: “Manbites Dog Theater’s 25th Birthday Party” (Manbites Dog Theater).

Dec. 20: “Blue Straggler,” a staged reading of a new play by Rebecca Bossen (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Ragland Auditorium at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh).

Dec. 20-22: “Saint George and the Dragon” (hiSTORYstage at Burning Coal Theatre’s Murphey School Auditorium).

Dec. 20-23: Langston Hughes’Black Nativity,”  with choreography by Chuck Davis of the African-American Dance Ensemble (Justice Theater Project in Pittman Auditorium at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh).

Dec. 22: “Radio One Family Comedy Tour,” starring Marcus D. Wiley, with Joe Clair, Griff “The Secular Saint,” and Horace H.B. Sanders (The Carolina Theatre).


Robert W. McDowell is editor and publisher of Triangle Theater Review, a FREE weekly e-mail theatrical newsletter that provides more comprehensive, in-depth coverage of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill theater than all of the other news media combined. This calendar is reprinted with permission from Triangle Theater Review.

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