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April 2015 Triangle Theater Calendar

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present "4000 Miles," starring Schuyler Scott Mastain as Leo, on April 1-5, 7-12, and 14-19 in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present “4000 Miles,” starring Schuyler Scott Mastain as Leo, on April 1-5, 7-12, and 14-19 in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for April 2015. 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.)

April 1-4: “Paris 76: An Original Cabaret” (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham). Gephart Review.

April 1-4: “Recall” (Tiny Engine Theatre Company at Common Ground Theatre in Durham). Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

April 1-5, 7-12, 14-19: “4000 Miles” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Kervavuori and Galle Review. Potter Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 2-3: “The Little Mermaid Jr.” (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

April 2-4: “Measure for Measure” (Bare Theatre at the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill, presented as part of the “Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh” series). Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 2-5, 9-12: “Enron” (Duke Theater Studies in Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

April 2-5, 9-12: “The Fox on the Fairway” (Temple Theatre in Sanford). Keravuori and Galle Review.

April 2-5, 10-12: “Regrets Only” (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Potter Review.

April 3: “Celtic Woman: The 10th Anniversary Tour” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 3: “‘False Profits, The Musical’ … kind of… Standup, Improv, and Sketch Comedy Show” (False Profits in Room 121 of the Hanes Art Center at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 3: “DUI UVA Joint Show” (DUI and the Whethermen of UVA in the Nelson Music Room on Duke University’s East Campus in Durham).

April 3-4: “Miscast… Right Singer, Wrong Song (fundraiser),” featuring performances by Adele Baldino, Brent Blakesley, Dustin Britt, Jessie Cain, Aubrey Comperatore, Jim Cox, Jay Dolan, Ellie Faggion, Julia Fair, Brian Fisher, Matthew Harvey, Patrick Harvey, Sally Kinka, Sean Malone, Hannah Marks, Wayne Mooring, Tina Morris Anderson, Elena Mulligan, Waylin Owsley, Panache, Parker Perry, Mary Reilly, Carrie Santiago, Candace Spencer, Nick Taylor, and Dustin Walker (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater).

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April 3-5, 9-12: “Sleeping Beauty” (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

April 4: Cassandra Wilson:Coming Forth by Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday” (Duke Performances at The Carolina Theatre of Durham). McDowell Preview. Langley Review.

Broadway Series South will present "An Evening with Amanda F****ng Palmer" at 8 p.m. on April 6th in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh (photo by Shervin Lainez)

Broadway Series South will present “An Evening with Amanda F****ng Palmer” at 8 p.m. on April 6th in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh (photo by Shervin Lainez)

April 6: “An Evening with Amanda F****ng Palmer” (Broadway Series South in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 7, 21: “The Saggy Baggy Elephant” (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present eight performances of "Jersey Boys" on April 7-12

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present eight performances of “Jersey Boys” on April 7-12

April 7-12: “Jersey Boys” (A Durham Performing Arts Center Broadway Encore Special). McDowell Preview. McQuillan Review. Potter Review.

StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance will present "Trojan Barbie" on April 8-11 and 15-19 in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill

StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance will present “Trojan Barbie” on April 8-11 and 15-19 in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill

April 8-11, 15-19: “Trojan Barbie” (StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance, in collaboration among UNC’s Department of Communication Studies and Performance Studies, in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 8-12, 15-19: “The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ “Antigone” by Seamus Heaney (University Theatre at N.C. State in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh).

April 9-10: “War at Your Door,” (benefit for Community of Hope) (Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner).

April 9-11: “BFA and BA Theatre Showcase” (William Peace Theatre in Leggett Theater in Main Building at William Peace University in Raleigh).

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April 9-12, 16-19, 23-26; April 30-May 3: “Sunday in the Park with George” (Burning Coal Theatre Company in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

April 9-13: “Edges: The Musical” (Company Carolina in the Martha Nell Hardy Performance Space in Room 203 of Bingham Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

April 10: “The Clean Comedy Series: James Gregory” (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

April 10: “The Monti Story Slam — Theme: GrandSLAM,” hosted by Jeff Polish and featuring storytellers Roger Spears, Ray Christian, Gretchen Falls, Sam Sabin, Jane Peppler, Rhett Smith, Erin Brown, Rebekah Vaisey, Brian Murray, and Mark Herring (The Monti at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 10-11: “PREMIERE: A Showcase of Original Plays!” (Owl Tree Theater for the People at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary).

April 10-12: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” (The LAB! Theatre in the Forest Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Teatro Hugo & Ines create a riot of characters composed of knees, feet, hands, and elbows and a handful of props

Teatro Hugo & Ines creates a riot of characters composed of knees, feet, hands, and elbows and a handful of props

April 10-12: Teatro Hugo & Ines (N.C. State University Center Stage in the Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall). McDowell Preview. Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 10-12, 17-18: “Death of a Salesman” (Neuse Little Theatre in “The Hut” [American Legion Log Cabin] in Smithfield). Potter Review.

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April 10-12, 17-19: “God Spoke My Name — Maya Angelou,” a play by Stephanie M. “Asabi” Howard (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre and Dance in the University Theatre in the Farrison-Newton Communications Building in Durham).

April 11: “Rutherford Wolf” (RLT Players to Go! at the Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh).

April 11: “You’re Still the Boss of Us” (Fatmouth Improv at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

April 11: “Transactors Improv: Last Words” (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 11-12: “Hotel Modern and Arthur Sauer: The Great War” (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

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April 13: “Broadway Twisted: The Third Annual Evening of Gender-Swapped Showtunes,” sponsored by PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “4000 Miles” and Manbites Dog Theater’s presentation of “The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls” as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the NC AIDS Action Network (Wagon Wheel Arts at Local 506 in Chapel Hill).

April 16: TheatreworksUSA:Curious George” (The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Educational Series).

April 16-18, 23-25: “Chamber Music” (Common Ground Theatre in Durham, presented as part of CGT’s “Small Series”).

April 16-19: “Hair” (Hoof ‘n’ Horn in the Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

April 16-20: “The Will of Bernard Boynton” (Kenan Theatre Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 17: “Cabaret: Encore!” (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

April 17-18: “Best of Broadway” (North Carolina Symphony Pops in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

April 17-18: “Crumpled Classics” (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

April 17-18: TBA (Dramatic Irony Club in Leggett Theater in Main Building at William Peace University in Raleigh).

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April 17-18, 24-25: “The Dixie Swim Club” (The Towne Players at the Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner).

April 17-20: “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” (Pauper Players at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 18: “Rutherford Wolf” (RLT Players to Go! at the North Regional Library in Raleigh).

April 18: “SuperFun Show! Jabali African Acrobats” (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 18: “The Chuckle & Chortle Comedy Show,” hosted by Michelle Maclay (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 18: “An Evening with David Sedaris” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

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April 18, 19, 22, 24, 26: Mozart’sDon Giovanni” (North Carolina Opera in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

April 22: “‘The Price Is Right’ Live” (The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

April 23-25; April 30-May 3; May 6-9: “The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls” (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham). Langley Review.

April 24: Chris Tucker (Durham Performing Arts Center).

April 24-25; May 15-16: “Willy Wonka Jr.” (Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina).

April 24-26: “Godspell” (Roxboro Little Theater at the Kirby Theater in Roxboro).

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April 24-26; May 1-3: “Legally Blonde” (Cary Players in the Cary Arts Center in Cary). Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

April 24-26; May 1-3, 8-10, 15-16: “Rent” (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater).

April 25: “Divas! 2015: Puttin’ on the Ritz (fundraiser),” featuring performances by Emelia “Me-Me” Cowans, Brian Fisher, Houston Horn, Carlie Huberman, Lydia Kinton, Phil Lewis, Susan Meyer, Sarah Moore, Dee Penven-Crew, and Mary Reilly (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

April 25: No Shame Theatre – Carrboro (No Shame Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 25: “Rutherford Wolf” (RLT Players to Go! at the Southeast Regional Library in Garner).

April 25-26: “Fourth Annual Festival of Legends,” a performance by Paperhand Puppet Intervention (Festival of Legends at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill).

April 26: “Spring Showcase” (Studio A Acting Company at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

April 28: Theatre IV:The Jungle Book” (The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Educational Series).

April 29: “Sacrificial Poets Grand Slam Finals” (Sacrificial Poets at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

April 29-30: “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” (Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview.

April 29: “Mythbusters©: Jamie & Adam Unleashed,” starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage (Broadway Series South in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

April 29-May 3: “Mary’s Wedding” (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, presented as part of the PRC2 series). McDowell Preview.

April 30-May 3; May 7-10, 14-17: “Hairspray” (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

EDITOR’S NOTE:

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