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March 2016 Triangle Theater Calendar

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

March 1, 15: The Story of the Three Little Pigs (Carolina Puppet Theatre at Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

March 1-2: The Vagina Monologues (Meredith College’s Extra Theatre Company in the Studio Theater in Jones Hall in Raleigh).

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. McQueen Review.

March 1-6, 8-13, 15-20: Disney’s The Lion King (Durham Performing Arts Center Season Add-On). McDowell Preview. Potter Review. Vesper and Benrud Review.

March 1-6, 11-13, 18-20; April 1-3, 8-10, 15-17: Jacuzzi (Ward Theatre Company at 4905 Pine Cone Dr. in Durham).

March 2: Carolina Puppet Theatre (Carolina Puppet Theatre at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in Wake Forest).

March 2-6, 8-13: UniverSoul Circus (Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh).

March 3-5: Rumpelstiltskin: A Tale of Gold (Spiritual Twist Productions at 1250 Aversboro Rd. in Garner).

March 3-6: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre). Keravuori and Galle Review.

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

March 3-6, 10-13, 17-20: The Wolf (Theatre Raleigh in the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, presented as part of Theatre Raleigh‘s Family Festivities series). McQueen Review. Potter Review.

March 3-6, 11-13: The Hundred Dresses: A Musical (Forest Moon Theater at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts in Wake Forest).

March 3-7: Love’s Labour’s Lost: The Musical (Kenan Theatre Company in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theater at UNC-Chapel Hill).

March 4: Katt Williams’ “Conspiracy Theory” Tour (PNC Arena in Raleigh).

March 4-5: Break a Leg, written and directed by Sonia Usatch-Kuhn (Holly Springs Reader’s Theater Troupe at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex).

March 4-6: Chakra (The Wheel of Life) (Cary Playwrights’ Forum in the Paul Cooper Room at the Cary Arts Center). Vesper and Benrud Review.

March 4-6: Ella, an original musical tribute by Daja Middleton (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre and Dance and Department of Music in University Theatre in Durham).

March 4-6: Hairspray (Company Carolina at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

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March 4-6, 10-13, 17-20: The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater). Potter Review.

March 5: American Fairy Tale (Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! at Athens Drive Community Library in Raleigh).

March 5: SuperFun Show: Gustafer Yellowgold (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

March 5: Oscar Night (Transactors Improv Company at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

March 8: From Rodney King to Michael Brown: Anna Deavere Smith on the Narrative of Ferguson (Duke University Baldwin Scholars Program in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke’s West Campus).

March 9: Pieces of Gold (Wake County Public Schools in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

The Glass Menagerie starred Esmé Merritt-Dorosin as Laura, Anna LeDuc as Amanda, and Samuel Quinn Morris as Tom

The Glass Menagerie starred Esmé Merritt-Dorosin (left) as Laura Wingfield, Anna LeDuc as her mother Amanda, and Samuel Quinn Morris as Laura’s brother Tom

March 10-12: The Glass Menagerie (One Song Productions at Common Ground Theatre in Durham). Keravuori and Galle Review.

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March 11-13: Splendid Notions: An Actor’s Ascent, written, directed, and performed by Sacred Swindell (Longleaf School of the Arts at Sonorous Road Productions in Raleigh). Vesper and Benrud Review.

Raleigh Little Theatre will stage <em>Miss Nelson Is Missing!</em>, with songs and script by Joan Cushing, on March 11-13, 16-20, and 24-27 in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Raleigh Little Theatre will stage Miss Nelson Is Missing!, with songs and script by Joan Cushing, on March 11-13, 16-20, and 24-27 in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

March 11-13, 16-20, 24-27: Miss Nelson Is Missing (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre). McQueen Review.

March 10-12: Jon Lovitz (Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh).

March 12: American Fairy Tale (Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! at West Regional Library in Cary).

March 12: Beach Party Boys (Holly Springs Cultural Center in Holly Springs).

March 12: No Shame Theatre – Carrboro (No Shame at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

March 13: A Special Evening with Chris Mann … Featuring Songs from the Golden Age of Broadway and the Great American Songbook (The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

March 15: Seussical (Classic Productions for Students in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

March 16: Back Stage Night (Raleigh Little Theatre in its Cantey V. Sutton Theatre).

March 16: The Pink Floyd Experience (The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

March 17: March Improv Percolator (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

March 18: The Celtic Tenors (Louisburg College’s Allen de Hart Concert Series in Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center in Louisburg).

Cary Arts Center presented <em>The Clothesline Muse</em>, starring Nnenna Freelon (center), at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18th, as part of its 2015-16 Marvelous Music Mainstage Series

Cary Arts Center presented The Clothesline Muse, starring Nnenna Freelon (center), at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18th, as part of its 2015-16 Marvelous Music Mainstage Series

March 18: The Clothesline Muse, starring Nnenna Freelon (Cary Arts Center’s Marvelous Music Mainstage Series). Keravuori and Galle Review. Langley Review.

March 18: 1964 The Tribute (The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

March 18: The Velveteen Rabbit (Spiritual Twist Productions at 1250 Aversboro Rd. in Garner).

March 18-20: Grounded (encore production) (Sonorous Road Productions in Raleigh).

March 18-20: Gypsy (Benson Little Theater in W.J. Barefoot Auditorium in Benson).

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March 18-20: Zero Headspace, a sketch-comedy troupe directed by Ira David Wood IV and starring Phillip Kruh, Shane Smith, Kathleen McDonald, Anthony Ellen, Natalie Sherwood, Robert Angelo, Kat Froehlich, Patrick Whalen, and Wood (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). Vesper and Benrud Review.

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March 19: A Springtime Bottom Line: Moonlight Buds & Bloomers (Bottom Line Burlesque & Comedy Troupe at Common Ground Theatre in Durham). Keravuori and Galle Review.

March 19: The Tortoise & The Hare: The Musical (Atlantic Coast Theatre at the Cary Arts Center, presented as part of the Marvelous Music Family Series).

March 19: Transactors Improv: For Families! (Transactors Improv Company at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

March 19: The Chuckle & Chortle Comedy Show, hosted by Michelle Maclay (The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

March 19: Joshua Lozoff: Life is Magic (Joshua Lozoff at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro).

March 22: Trajal Harrell: The Ghost of Montpellier Meets the Samurai (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

March 23: The Frog Prince (The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of the BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Series).

March 24-25; April 15; May 20; June 3: Bull City Blues, a new serial improv show directed by Rachel Klem and featuring Anoo Brod, Brian Dukes, Juliet Kaplan, Carol Machuca, Brian Thacker, April Dudash, Shelby Hahn, and Klem (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

March 24-27: On Golden Pond, starring John Davidson (Judson Theatre Company in Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst).

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March 25-27; March 31-April 3; April 7-10: Always a Bridesmaid (Temple Theatre in Sanford). Keravuori and Galle Review.

March 26: Ella, an original musical tribute by Daja Middleton (LaGrange-Frink Alumni & Friends Association – Triangle Chapter at Garner Performing Arts Center).

March 26: FatMouth Is Truly Trivial (FatMouth Improv in Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

March 26: Fool Moon Presents: We Are the Champions! (Moonlight Stage Company at 1304 Paddock Dr. in Raleigh).

Carolina Performing Arts presented An Evening with Garrison Keillor and Rich Dworsky at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29th, in Memorial Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carolina Performing Arts presented An Evening with Garrison Keillor and Rich Dworsky at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29th, in Memorial Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

March 29: An Evening with Garrison Keillor and Rich Dworsky (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill). Vesper and Benrud Review.

March 30; April 15: Silhouettes of Service, a new docudrama created and performed by Gregory DeCandia (BCKSEET Productions at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh).

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March 30-April 3; April 5-10, 12-17, 21-23: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring David St. Louis as Sweeney Todd and Annie Golden as Mrs. Lovett (PlayMakers Repertory Company in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill). McDowell Preview. Keravuori and Galle Review. Potter Review.

March 31-April 2: In an Interrogative Mood (The Performance Collective in Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

March 31-April 2: More Than a Name: Our Community in World War II (Garner Performing Arts Center).

March 31-April 3: The Braveness of Jane (Duke Players in the Brody Theater on Duke University’s East Campus).

March 31-April 3; April 7-9: Kafka’s Monkey, directed by Dana Marks and starring Dale Wolf (Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

EDITOR’S NOTE:

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