There’s one major week of theatre around the Triangle left before things quiet down for the end of the year holidays. Get your shopping done early, grab the family, and take it in!
A Christmas Carol – Dec. 18 – 21, DPAC, Durham – Theatre in the Park celebrates its 40th anniversary of the Charles Dickens classic, remade with new jokes and references just for the Trianglistas
Black Nativity (SOLD OUT, pictured above) – Dec. 11 – 20, Titmus Theatre, NC State University, Raleigh – Justice Theatre Project is back with its 4th annual production of Langston Hughes’ telling of the story of Jesus based on the gospel of St. Luke (NOTE: website says all shows are sold out, but eTix appears to have a few left – you may want to contact Justice Theatre Project to find out if any tickets are left)
Cinderella – Dec. 5 – 20, Sutton Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – RLT’s traditional holiday favorite is a sugarplum of music, comedy and romance, celebrating its 31st year running
I and You – Dec. 4 – 20, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham – Manbites unveils a regional premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s humorous drama in which two mismatched high-schoolers plumb the mysteries of a Walt Whitman poem, unaware that a deeper mystery has brought them together
Miracle on 34th Street – Dec. 12 – 20, Stars Theater and Arts Creative, Fuquay-Varina – Stars Community Theater presents the beloved classic that pits holiday cheer against commericalism
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Nov. 28 – Dec. 24, Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – The beloved 1964 television special celebrates its 50th anniversary and dashes and dances onto the stage in this Broadway Series South production
The Santaland Diaries Dec. 12 – 21, Theatre in the Park, Raleigh – TIP’s other holiday tradition springs from the mind of humorist and writer, David Sedaris, in a one-man show about working as a holiday elf in a department store
Seussical, the Musical – Dec. 5 – 21, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT), Raleigh – The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton and the Whos in this musical adaptation of several Seuss favorites
A Trailer Park Christmas Dec. 11 – 21, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Be a guest at the Dodson/Hussey Christmas Eve party in Durham’s own original play, now in its 7th year at Common Ground
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