Perfect Arrangement @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm

“Perfect Arrangement” (Dark Comedy), by Topher Payne.

It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There’s just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover-up. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American Gay Rights Movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.

Love Never Dies @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Oct 31 – Nov 5 all-day

“The Phantom of the Opera” lives on at the Durham Performing Arts Center, where Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel musical continues the fateful story full of passion and drama.

Cinderella @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm

“Cinderella” (Musical), based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy

This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just the right mixture of comedy and romance can add the sparkle of magic to your holiday season. This visually stunning musical combines elegant costumes and scenery with singing, dancing, conniving step relatives and resourceful fairy folk.

Children’s Theatre – Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)

Nutcracker Tea Party @ The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

You are cordially invited to Barriskill Dance Theatre School’s Nutcracker Tea Party!
Ticket includes holiday tea, cocoa, treats, and a special peek at this year’s Nutcracker Ballet. Dress your best and meet your favorite characters!

Ticket Pricing: 1 Seat – $35, 10 Seat Table – $300

Please contact or call 919.489.5100 to purchase tickets.

Barriskill Dance Theatre School’s The Nutcracker Ballet @ Reynolds Industries Theater
Dec 15 – Dec 17 all-day

Barriskill Dance Theatre School is proud to present our annual production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet. Join us for a magical production of this family holiday classic!

There will be four performances this year:
Friday, December 15 at 7pm
Saturday, December 16 at 11am and 5pm
Sunday, December 17 at 1pm

Ticket pricing:
Kids: $15
Adults: $25-$30

ShaLeigh Dance Works’ World Premiere of I Promise @ The Fruit
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm

As part of the 2017-2018 Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA) season,
ShaLeigh Dance Works presents I Promise
December 15-17, 2017
at The Fruit

ShaLeigh Dance Works unveils the world premiere of I Promise, the company’s newest evening-length work with excerpts already described as “Rousing group work!” by Indy Week and slotted for performances next year in NYC launching the Company’s first tour!

The title of the work is a response to Martin Luther King’s iconic 1963 speech, “I Have a Dream.” I Promise is the sentiment of remembering to carry the dream forward.  The evening length piece is presented in four sections, interweaving solos, duets and large ensemble work. The physicality of  I Promise is driven by the desire to rebel and fueled by Comerford’s vision to transform unspoken emotions into physical sensations. Although individuals momentarily emerge through solos, and relationships emerge through duets, the ensemble work dominates, revealing a tribal force pointing at humanity.

I Promise is choreographed by Artistic Director ShaLeigh Comerford in collaboration with the Company. Dramaturgy is by playwright Lucia Del Vecchio. Text is written by Chris Vitiello. Original compositions and covers are by Mike Wall at soundFORMovement.

What We’re Up Against @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm

“What We’re Up Against” (Comedy), by Theresa Rebeck.

Set in a highly competitive architecture firm, this play is an explosive and hilarious look at the complicated battle of the sexes raging across Cubicle Land. A funny, yet insightful, view of what it means to be female in a male-dominated career and one woman’s response when she tires of slamming into the glass ceiling.

Little Shop of Horrors @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm

“Little Shop of Horrors” (Musical Comedy), book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken and based on the film by Roger Corman; screenplay by Charles Griffith.

The meek floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, stumbles across a new breed of plant that he names “Audrey II” after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn, as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and intent toward global domination!

Beanstalk! The Musical! @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm

“Beanstalk! The Musical!”, based on the book by Ross Mihalko and Donna Swift with music by Linda Berg and lyrics by Ross Mihalko.

Exactly like nothing that you’ve ever seen before, not even in a book! This fun, family show follows the adventures of Jack, a young boy with his head in the clouds and his nose in a book of fairy tales. Filled with hilarious characters, toe-tapping tunes, and more twists than a climbing vine, this is one show that’s guaranteed to grow and grow and grow right into your heart.

Children’s Theatre

Alice @ Wonderland @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm

“Alice @ Wonderland” (Fairytale), By Jonathan Yukich.

The folly of the 21st century collides with the madness of Wonderland in this adaptation that remains fairly faithful to Lewis Carroll’s original tale. Alice is a texting, tweeting and Googling girl of the modern digital era, but she finds herself in the Wonderland of old. With all of the characters that you know and love including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts, this musical imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland that so many of us treasure. Meanwhile, the younger generation will appreciate and relate to the many references to the digital age.

Children’s Theatre

Blood Done Sign My Name @ Raleigh Little Theatre
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – May 27 @ 3:00 pm

“Blood Done Sign My Name” (Drama), By Mike Wiley, Adapted from the novel by Tim Tyson.

In this world premiere version, Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Tim Tyson surrounding the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, NC, and the events that followed. Marrow, who was black, was chased from a local store by three white men after reportedly making a crude remark to one of the men’s wives. They brutally beat Marrow, and then killed him with a bullet to the head in view of multiple witnesses. Despite the eyewitness reports, an all-white jury acquitted the men. The town’s black community responded to the events with an uprising that destroyed downtown businesses and several tobacco warehouses that held at least a million dollars in harvested crops. Tyson, who was 10 at the time, recounts how the conflagration of events shaped his life. He offers us an opportunity to examine our own roles in the complex and often confusing racial fabric of America.

Don’t Dress for Dinner @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm

“Don’t Dress for Dinner” (Comedy), by Marc Camoletti.

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, while his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a Cordon Bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof. What could possibly go wrong? Well… Suppose Robert turns up, not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers and consequently determined that Jacqueline will not leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook must pretend to be the mistress, and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi is confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.