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December 2014 Triangle Theater Calendar

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for December 2014. 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 RobertM748@aol.com, 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. 2: “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis: The 30th Anniversary Tour” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 2, 16: “Rudolph” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Dec. 2-3, 6-7: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” performed in rotating repertory with “Into the Woods” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre in the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Dramatic Art). McDowell Preview. Potter Review.

Dec. 3-5: “The Durham Nutcracker” (Walltown Children’s Theatre in the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council).

Dec. 3-7: “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Dec. 4: “The Monti — Theme: The Dating Game,” hosted by Jeff Polish and featuring storytellers Erin Duffy, Jelisa Castrodale, Jeri Rowe, Ray Christian, and Sam Peterson (The Monti at The Crown at The Carolina Theatre in Greensboro).

Dec. 4: “Thursday Night Live! (Play Reading Series)” (Moonlight Stage Company 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Dec. 4-6: “Blithe Spirit” (One Song Productions at Common Ground Theatre in Durham). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Dec. 4-6: “Into the Woods,” performed in rotating repertory with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre in the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Dramatic Art). McDowell Preview. Atkinson Review. Potter Review.

Manbites Dog Theater's regional premiere of "I and You" by Lauren Gunderson stars Natalie Izlar and Gerald Jones III (photo by Jules Odendahl-James)

Manbites Dog Theater’s regional premiere of “I and You” by Lauren Gunderson stars Natalie Izlar and Gerald Jones III (photo by Jules Odendahl-James)

Dec. 4-6, 11-14, 17-20: “I and You” (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham). Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

Dec. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21: “The Sanders Family Christmas” (Temple Theatre in Sanford). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Dec. 4-8: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” (Cary Players in the Cary Arts Center).

Dec. 5: John Oliver (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 5-6: “A Fairytale Christmas Carol” (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Dec. 5-6: “Improv Under The Moonlight!” (Moonlight Stage Company 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Dec. 5-7, 11-14: “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,” featuring the Cantari Men’s Vocal Ensemble (ArtsCenter Stage at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Raleigh Little Theatre will present its 31st annual production of "Cinderella" Dec. 5-7, 11-14, and 18-20 in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

Raleigh Little Theatre will present its 31st annual production of “Cinderella” Dec. 5-20 in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

Dec. 5-7, 11-14, 18-20: “Cinderella” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

Dec. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21: “Seussical the Musical” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Dec. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 23-24: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” (Broadway Series South, in conjunction with Storybook Theater,
n A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). Potter Review.

Dec. 6: Jerry Carroll (Kirby Theater in Roxboro).

Dec. 6: Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball: An Evening of Holiday Merriment (Historic Interpretations, Inc. at The Reality Center in Durham).

Dec. 6: No Shame Theatre – Carrboro (No Shame Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Dec. 6: “The Polar Express” (Raleigh Charter Children’s Theatre at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh).

Dec. 6: Riders in the Sky (Clayton Center Auditorium and Conference Center).

Dec. 7: “The Santa Class” (benefit performance for the Durham Arts Council’s Emerging Artists Program) (Durham Arts Council in the PSI Theatre).

Dec. 8-9: “I Hate X-Mas Parties” (Owl Tree Theater for the People at The Green Monkey in Raleigh).

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Dec. 9-14: “Annie” (Durham Performing Arts Center’s SunTrust Broadway Series). McDowell Preview. Potter Review.

Dec. 10-14: “A Christmas Carol,” starring Ira David Wood III as Scrooge (Theatre in the Park at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Potter Review.

Dec. 10-15: Disney on Ice:Frozen” (PNC Arena in Raleigh).

Dec. 11: “The Monti — Theme: Secrets & Lies,” hosted by Jeff Polish and featuring storytellers Carter Kersh, Jenny Schnaak, J.F. Rawls, and Rebekah Vaisey (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Dec. 11-14, 18-20: “Black Nativity 2014” (The Justice Theater Project in Titmus Theatre at Frank Thompson Hall at N.C. State University in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Dec. 11-14, 18-21: “A Trailer Park Christmas” (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Dec. 12: “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by and featuring Jeremy Webb (Kirby Theater in Roxboro).

Dec. 12: “The Night Before Christmas Carol,” starring David zum Brunnen (EbzB Productions at The Cary Theater).

Dec. 12: Under the Streetlamp (Broadway Series South in Meymandi Concert Hall).

Dec. 12-13: “ECLIPSE: Holiday One-Acts” (Moonlight Stage Company 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Dec. 12-13: “The SantaLand Diaries,” starring Shaun Braswell (fundraiser) (Neuse Little Theatre in “The Hut” [American Legion Log Cabin] in Smithfield).

Dec. 12-13, 19-20: “Miracle on 34th Street” (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

Dec. 12-14: “Ho Ho Ho! The Santa Claus Chronicles” and “North Pole Star” (Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex).

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Dec. 12-14, 19-21: “The SantaLand Diaries,” starring Jesse R. Gephart as David/Crumpet (Theatre in the Park in Raleigh). Potter Review.

Dec. 13: “Broadway Voices: Gary Mauer & Elizabeth Southard in ‘Broadway Bliss’” (Garner Performing Arts Center).

Dec. 13: “The Chuckle & Chortle Comedy Show,” hosted by Gretchen McNeely and featuring Brian Burns, Michelle Maclay, Brad Schnurr, and John Sideris (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Dec. 16: Theatre IV:A Christmas Carol” (The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Educational Series).

Dec. 16-17: “The Tenors: Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira, and Fraser Walters” (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Dec. 18-19: “A Christmas Carol,” with authors Allan Gurganus and Michael Malone (St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough).

Dec. 18-21: “A Christmas Carol,” starring Ira David Wood III as Scrooge (Theatre in the Park at Durham Performing Arts Center). Potter Review.

Dec. 19: “Cash & Cline: a Christmas Tribute” (The Johnny Folsom 4 and the Canady Thomas Band at the Southland Ballroom in Raleigh).

Dec. 19: “Going/Home: A Musical Show About Being There and Getting There for the Holidays” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Dec. 20: “ Dawn Day’s Tribute to Karen Carpenter” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center).

Dec. 21: “A Classic Christmas” (Providence Baptist Church in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Dec. 26-28: “The Little Prince” (Run of the Mill Players at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw).

Dec. 31: “Displaced,” a traveling multimedia theater experience by Ian L. Finley (a Seed Art Share Sprout Out Production at the City of Raleigh Museum, presented as part of First Night Raleigh).

Dec. 31: “First Night,” featuring El Gleno Grande and Transactors Improv Company (A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Dec. 31: “The Midtown Men: Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and J. Robert Spencer” (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

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