Chapel Hill stages are mostly quiet this week, but there’s plenty going on in Raleigh, Durham, and beyond – including no less than EIGHT Broadway hits. It’s a powerhouse week for musicals, dramas, and college theatre!
Remember to check with local theaters about any possible winter weather closures – be safe!
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Feb. 7 – 16, University Theatre, NC Central University, Durham – NCCU Theater wraps up its production of the Tin Pan Alley revue featuring the music of Fats Waller
An Iliad (OPENING) – Feb. 13 – 15, Sheafer Theater, Duke University, Durham – Duke Theater Studies hosts a distinction project based on Homer’s epic poem with FREE admission
The Book of Mormon – Feb. 11 – 23, DPAC, Durham – The Tony Award-winning comedy smash from South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone rolls into Durham
Caroline, or Change (pictured above, OPENING) – Feb. 14 – Mar. 2, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – RLT brings the Tony Award-winning musical from Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori to stage, set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, the assassination of JFK, and the Vietnam War
Celebration – Feb. 6 – 22, Shadowbox, Durham – Little Green Pig keeps the dysfunction coming with David Eldridge’s adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg’s darkly comic 1998 film, Festen
Chicago (OPENING) – Feb. 13 – 23, Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall at NC State University, Raleigh – The 1920’s roar onstage with this award-winning hit from Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse and John Kander
Dracula Bites (OPENING) – Feb. 14 – 22, Neuse Little Theatre, Smithfield – NLT opens a comedic version of the Bram Stoker legend from Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate
The Jesus Fund – Jan. 30 – Feb. 16, Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, Raleigh – Organized religion and big money come together in Terry Milner’s new work, in its final week
Les Miserables – Feb. 11 – 23, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh – Lauren Kennedy reprises her Broadway role of “Fantine” in North Carolina Theatre’s presentation of the popular Victor Hugo adaptation
The Lion in Winter (OPENING) – Feb. 14 – Mar. 2, Theatre in the Park, Raleigh – Ira David Wood III and Lynda Clark reprise their roles in this classic James Goldman drama of royal intrigue determining the successor to Henry Plantagenet
The Maids – Feb. 6 – 15, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – Common Ground’s former manager, Rachel Klem, directs this suspenseful French thriller from Jean Genet, in which two maids plot the demise of their madame, closing out this weekend
Spring Awakening (OPENING) – Feb. 13 – 22, Leggett Theatre, William Peace University, Raleigh – The rock musical about young adult sexuality in 1891 Germany opens this weekend
Sweet Tea: Gay Black Men of the South (OPENING) – Feb. 12 – 22, PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council, Durham – E. Patrick Johnson presents his one-man show based on his award-winning book about life as a Southern gay black man
The Vagina Monologues (OPENING) – Feb. 14 – 16, Hanes Auditorium, UNC, Chapel Hill – VDay Carolina presents the annual Eve Ensler play, this weekend only
Wit – Feb. 7 – 23, St. Francis of Assisi, Raleigh – The Justice Theater Project continues its run of Margaret Edson’s powerful story about a woman living with cancer
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