EVENTS

EVENTS

Oct
12
Thu
Durham Savoyards Ltd Present Thespis (World Premiere) and Trial by Jury @ East Chapel Hill HS Auditorium @ East Chapel Hill High School Auditorium
Oct 12 all-day

The Durham Savoyards Ltd. are proud to announce the historic world premiere of Gilbert & Sullivan’s lost (and restored) first operetta, Thespis (or the Gods Grown Old) — with new music and orchestration by Alan Riley Jones. Sharing the evening is Gilbert & Sullivan’s hilarious second work, the one-act operetta, Trial by Jury.

Thespis was Gilbert & Sullivan’s first collaboration, and most of Sullivan’s score was consumed in a fire — but Gilbert’s libretto remained intact. The Durham Savoyard’s long-time Music Director, Alan Riley Jones, has set Thespis to music once again, orchestrating and blending seamlessly with the remaining Sullivan pieces in Thespis.

Thespis takes place on Mount Olympus, where the gods of mythology have grown old and out of date. A picnicking traveling theatrical company intrudes, and the leader suggests the gods travel incognito to earth. They can then decide how best to revive their past influence — while the actors take over the divinities’ identities and powers. The results are predictably disastrous – and funny.

Trial by Jury piece pokes fun at the legal system, with a suit brought by a jilted bride against a “roving” groom — and a madcap judge and jury.

An entertainment for all ages, the performances feature full costuming, sets, and orchestra.

Tickets:
• Preview Performance: (General Admission): $15 Thurs @ 8 pm.
• Reserved Seating Performances: $25 on Friday (8pm), Saturday (7pm) and Sunday Matinee (3pm)
• Tickets and information available at www.durhamsavoyards.org.
• For questions: call (984) 244-0668
• For group sales: contact Cathy Lambe at culambe@aol.com or 919-383-4156

Book and Lyrics: William S. Gilbert
Music and Orchestration: Alan Riley Jones and Sir Arthur Sullivan
Stage Direction and Choreography: Derrick Ivey
Musical Direction: Alan Riley Jones (Thespis) and Jackson Cooper (Trial by Jury)

Durham Savoyards Ltd Present Thespis (World Premiere) and Trial by Jury @ East Chapel Hill HS Auditorium @ East Chapel Hill High School Auditorium
Oct 12 – Oct 15 all-day

The Durham Savoyards Ltd. are proud to announce the historic world premiere of Gilbert & Sullivan’s lost (and restored) first operetta, Thespis (or the Gods Grown Old) — with new music and orchestration by Alan Riley Jones. Sharing the evening is Gilbert & Sullivan’s hilarious second work, the one-act operetta, Trial by Jury.

Thespis was Gilbert & Sullivan’s first collaboration, and most of Sullivan’s score was consumed in a fire — but Gilbert’s libretto remained intact. The Durham Savoyard’s long-time Music Director, Alan Riley Jones, has set Thespis to music once again, orchestrating and blending seamlessly with the remaining Sullivan pieces in Thespis.

Thespis takes place on Mount Olympus, where the gods of mythology have grown old and out of date. A picnicking traveling theatrical company intrudes, and the leader suggests the gods travel incognito to earth. They can then decide how best to revive their past influence — while the actors take over the divinities’ identities and powers. The results are predictably disastrous – and funny.

Trial by Jury piece pokes fun at the legal system, with a suit brought by a jilted bride against a “roving” groom — and a madcap judge and jury.

An entertainment for all ages, the performances feature full costuming, sets, and orchestra.

Tickets:
• Preview Performance: (General Admission): $15 Thurs @ 8 pm.
• Reserved Seating Performances: $25 on Friday (8pm), Saturday (7pm) and Sunday Matinee (3pm)
• Tickets and information available at www.durhamsavoyards.org.
• For questions: call (984) 244-0668
• For group sales: contact Cathy Lambe at culambe@aol.com or 919-383-4156

Book and Lyrics: William S. Gilbert
Music and Orchestration: Alan Riley Jones and Sir Arthur Sullivan
Stage Direction and Choreography: Derrick Ivey
Musical Direction: Alan Riley Jones (Thespis) and Jackson Cooper (Trial by Jury)

Oct
13
Fri
Grace for President @ Raleigh Little Theatre
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm

“Grace for President” (Musical), based on the book by Kelly S. DiPucchio and book illustrations by LeUyen Pham. Book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing.

One day in class, Grace Campbell discovered that there has never been a female president. “Where are the girls?” she asked, as her third-grade teacher rolls out a poster of all 44 U.S. presidents. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be president and inspires a school election. She seems the likely winner until the most popular boy runs against her. Through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, service projects and posters, Grace and her classmates discover what it takes to be the best candidate and find the fun and hilarity in the wonderful world of politics!

Children’s Theatre – Presented at Daniels Auditorium in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of History (5 East Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh)

Oct
27
Fri
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.

The Muse Masquerade @ 21c Museum Hotel
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 2:00 am

Make yourself the mystery.
Venture into another world.
Encounter the absolutely unexpected.

Join us on October 27 at 21c Museum Hotel Durham Nc for an evening of art, performance, and magic at The Carrack Modern Art’s third annual fundraiser, The Muse Masquerade!

ABOUT
The Muse Masquerade is an immersive evening of music, theater, dance, tarot, poetry & circus arts at 21c Museum Hotel. This is a one-of-a-kind fundraiser that reflects the innovative model and quirky spirit that defines The Carrack, and its success is driven by the dynamic arts community we serve.

Proceeds raised at The Muse Masquerade fund The Carrack’s 2018 operations. The Carrack is a free, zero-commission gallery that provides exhibition and performance opportunities to underrepresented artists. The Carrack was founded in 2011 on West Parrish Street and is currently located at 947 East Main Street.

EVENT DETAILS
Updates about this year’s talent and event highlights will be posted here and at thecarrack.org/muse. Stay tuned!

TICKETS
Sustainer tickets go on sale September 1, 2017.
Tickets are available to the general public beginning September 15, 2017.
Find out about sustainership at thecarrack.org/donate.

SPONSORSHIP
Promote your brand to 500 of Durham’s most creatively inspired guests while supporting its only zero-commission community art space. Find out about our corporate sponsorship opportunities at thecarrack.org/sponsorship.

The Muse Masquerade @ 21c Museum Hotel
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 2:00 am

An evening full of music, theater, dance, tarot, poetry and circus acts take center stage at The Carrack Modern Art’s annual fundraising event at 21c Museum Hotel. Proceeds benefit the gallery, which operates as a commission-free exhibition space for artists.

Oct
31
Tue
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.

Dec
1
Fri
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)

Dec
3
Sun
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 megan@barriskilldance.com or call 919.489.5100 to purchase tickets.

Dec
15
Fri
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

Jan
12
Fri
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.

Feb
9
Fri
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!

Mar
16
Fri
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

Apr
13
Fri
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

May
11
Fri
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.