“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.
Join us for the third annual afternoon of thought-provoking and spirit-moving performance in celebration of Wimmin’s Herstory Month. A magnificent lineup of dancers, musicians, poets, scholars and more. Wimmin of all generations come together to acknowledge that we stand on the mighty and magnificent shoulders of wimmin artists, educators, mentors, family and friends. Let’s celebrate and share our creative endeavors in the way we do best, by being wimmin@work!
Wimmin Vendors will begin be selling beautiful articles in the lobby at 2pm. The show begins at 3pm.
Admission $8 at the door, Free for children under 12
Opening on Friday the 13th, Ruddigore is a musical ghost story, featuring:
- The world’s most inept supervillain — and his dysfunctional family of ghostly ancestors
- Powerful men, the women they’ve wronged — and how only true love can break the curse.
- Some of Gilbert and Sullivan’s catchiest music, accompanied by the award-winning Durham Savoy Opera Orchestra.
- Full staging, costuming, and chorus
- Artistic Direction and Choreography by Derrick Ivy
- Musical Direction by Jackson Cooper
- Presented in Durham’s historic Carolina Theatre
Join Queen Victoria and her royal entourage for this evening of wonderful silliness and spine-tingling fun!
$32 and $22
Friday April 13 (8pm)
Saturday April 14 (7pm)
Sunday matinee, April 15 (2pm)
Tickets: 919-560-3030 or www.carolinatheatre.org
More information: durhamsavoyards.org
“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.
The Durham Performing Arts Center hosts the Broadway hit musical, which is inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s movie and incorporates a musical score by six- time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. Enjoy the empowering, female-centric performance about pie and friendship that Entertainment Weekly calls “a little slice of heaven.”
“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” (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.