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February 2016 Triangle Theater Calendar

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Disney's The Lion King on Feb. 16-March 20

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Disney’s The Lion King on Feb. 16-March 20

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for February 2016. 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 Review, 1828 Honeysuckle Road #13, Raleigh, NC 27609-6220.)

Feb. 1: February One (The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of the BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Series).

Feb. 1: Freedom Train (Classic Productions for Students in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Feb. 2, 16: The Story of Cinderella (Carolina Puppet Theatre at Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Feb. 2-7: Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, a new version by Libby Appel (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Feb. 3: Lily Tomlin (The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Feb. 3-7: Circus XTREME! (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at PNC Arena in Raleigh).

Feb. 4: Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Feb. 4-5, 12-14: Me Too Monologues 2016 (Me Too Monologues Duke in the Nelson Music Room on Duke’s East Campus).

Feb. 4-6: Margaret Cho (Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh).

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Feb. 4-7, 11-14: Venus in Fur, featuring Meredith Sause and Mark Filiaci (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Feb. 4-7, 11-14: Blue Sky (Burning Coal Theatre Company, in collaboration with CAM Raleigh, at CAM Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21: Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes, starring Jason Petty (Temple Theatre in Sanford).

Feb. 5: Twain: The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Holly Springs Readers Theater at the Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs)

Feb. 5-6: Filter Theatre/Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night (Duke Performances in the R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham). Davis Review.

Feb. 5-6: I Was Never Alone, a new play written by Cassandra Hartblay and directed by Joseph Megel (UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Communication, in partnership with Arts@TheCore, in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Feb. 5-6, 12-13: Eclipse: Sketch-Comedy Valentine’s Day One-Acts (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh). Vesper and Benrud Review.

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Feb. 5-7, 11-14, 19-21: The Underpants (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review.

John Honeycutt (left) and Jerry Sipp star in Tuesdays with Morrie (photo by Valerie Taylor)

John Honeycutt (left) and Jerry Sipp star in Tuesdays with Morrie (photo by Valerie Taylor)

Feb. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21: Tuesdays with Morrie (The Justice Theater Project in Clare Hall at the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh). Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Feb. 6: The Love Show (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 6: An Evening of Entertainment (DPS Scholarship Foundation and Durham Public Schools at the Durham Performing Arts Center).

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

Feb. 9: I Have a Dream (Theatre IV at The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of the BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Series).

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Feb. 9-14: Grease (North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Langley Review. Potter Review.

N.C. State University Theatre will stage Leading Ladies Feb. 11-14 and 17-21 in Titmus Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall

N.C. State University Theatre will stage Leading Ladies Feb. 11-14 and 17-21 in Titmus Theatre

Feb. 11-14, 17-21: Leading Ladies (University Theatre at N.C. State in the Titmus Theatre in NCSU’s Frank Thompson Hall). Vesper and Benrud Review.

Feb. 12: Forbidden Broadway (Cary Arts Center’s Marvelous Music Mainstage Series).

Feb. 12: A Night of Dance, Music, Drama and More! (Holly Springs Cultural Center’s Discovery Series in Holly Springs).

Feb. 12-13: They, Themselves, and Schmerm, a one-person show by Becca Blackwell (Duke Theater Studies in the Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Feb. 12-14: Broadway Revue (Roxboro Little Theater at the Kirby Theater in Roxboro).

Feb. 12-14: Romeo and Juliet (Antic Shakespeare Company in Brody Theater on Duke University’s East Campus).

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NOTE: RLT‘s Sweeney Todd has extended its run through March 3-6

Feb. 12-14, 18-21, 25-28; March 3-6: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). Keravuori and Galle Review.

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Feb. 12-14, 19-21: Crossing Delancey (Cary Players in The Cary Theater). Vesper and Benrud Review.

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Feb. 12-14, 19-21, 26-28: Love Letters (Bare Theatre at Sonorous Road Productions in Raleigh). Vesper and Benrud Review.

Feb. 13: Franc D’Ambrosio’s Broadway (The Clayton Center).

Feb. 13: A Tribute To Merle Haggard, My Dad (Marty Haggard at Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Feb. 13: The Valentine’s Show (Duke University Improv and The Pitchforks in Page Auditorium on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

Feb. 14: Laugh-a-Thon: Corey Holcomb, John Witherspoon, Dominique, and Anthony “Chico” Bean (Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Feb. 16-21: Waiting for Godot (Meredith Ensemble Theatre in the Studio Theater in Jones Hall at in Raleigh).

Feb. 16-21, 23-28; March 1-6, 8-13, 15-20: The Lion King (Durham Performing Arts Center Season Add-On). McDowell Preview. Potter Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Feb. 18: Improv Percolator (Improv Percolator at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Feb. 18: TAO: Seventeen Samurai (The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of Series 26).

Feb. 18: Two Sets of Pink Floyd (The Machine at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh).

Feb. 18-19: Lucy Alibar: Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Feb. 18-20, 26-28: My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra (Harnett Regional Theatre in Stewart Theater in Dunn).

Feb. 19: Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Feb. 19: KIDZPROV! (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Feb. 19-20, 26-27: Alice: A Mad Musical Fantasy, adapted by Jennifer Justice from Lewis Carroll’s Alice books (Durham Regional Theatre at E.K. Powe Elementary School in Durham).

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Feb. 19-21, 26-27: The Night of the Iguana (Neuse Little Theatre in “The Hut” [American Legion Log Cabin] in Smithfield). Keravuori and Galle Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

Feb. 19-20: Abraham.In.Motion/Kyle Abraham: When the Wolves Came In (Duke Performances in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

Feb. 19-21, 26-28: Hurt Village: A Hip-Hop Drama (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre and Dance in University Theatre in Durham).

Feb. 20: The Chuckle & Chortle Comedy Show, hosted by Michelle Maclay (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 20: Saturday Night Moonlight Improv! (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Feb. 20: Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins (Johnny’s Gone Fishing in Carrboro).

Feb. 20: Third Date Improv, with Special Guests the Bouncing Bulldogs (Third Date Improv at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

Feb. 20: Yamato: The Drummers of Japan (N.C. State LIVE in the Stewart Theatre in NCSU’s Talley Student Union). Langley Review.

Feb. 20-March 6; March 11-13, 18-20: Jacuzzi (Ward Theatre Company in Durham).

Feb. 21: The First Woman President, a FREE staged reading of Keith Burridge’s new one-woman play about Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, directed by Annie Taft and starring Danielle Fenton (Triangle Playwrights at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 21: February 48 XII (One Song Productions at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb. 23: The Monti StorySLAM – Theme: Pain, hosted by Carter Kersh (The Monti at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Feb. 24: David Cross (The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Feb. 24-28; March 1-6, 8-13: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, from the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview.

Feb. 25-26: We Are Pussy Riot a new play by Barbara Hammond (Theater Previews New Works Lab in Sheafer Lab Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Feb. 25-27: You Can’t Take It with You (Clayton Youth Theater at The Clayton Center).

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Feb. 25-28: Twelfth Night (William Peace Theatre Company in Leggett Theatre in Raleigh). Vesper and Benrud Review.

brownsville song (b-side for tray) stars (from left) Wanda B. Jin as Merrell, Lakeisha Coffey as Lena, Ron Lee McGill as Tray, Lazarus Simmons as Junior, and Gabrielle Scales as Devine (photo by Ed Hunt)

brownsville song stars (from left) Wanda B. Jin as Merrell, Lakeisha Coffey as Lena, Ron Lee McGill as Tray, Lazarus Simmons as Junior, and Gabrielle Scales as Devine (photo by Ed Hunt)

Feb. 25-28; March 3-6, 9-12: brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Manbites Dog Theater in Durham). Keravuori and Galle Review.

Feb. 26-27: The Clean Comedy Series: Late Nite Catechism 3 (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

Feb. 26-27: Mary Domingo, a new play by Anne García-Romero (The Process Series in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Feb. 26-28: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at the Cary Arts Center).

Feb. 27: Fool Moon presents Dad’s Night Out! (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Feb. 27: Harlem Globetrotters (PNC Arena in Raleigh).

Feb. 27: Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars (The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of Series 26).

Feb. 27: SuperFun Show: From Anansi to John Henry (Bright Star Touring Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

Feb. 27: Transactors Improv: For Families! (Transactors Improv Company at Kaboom Art Gallery in Garner).

Feb. 29: The Dinosaur Diary of Dr. T-Rex (The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of the BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Series).

Feb. 29: SiriusXM Insight’s Electoral College Tour Comedy Show, starring Pete Dominick, John Fugelsang, and Dean Obeidallah (SiriusXM, Polis @ Duke, and Duke University Union in Page Auditorium on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

NOTE: The little independent theatre’s Feb. 4-6 production of Independence
at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary has been cancelled.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

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