Two new openings of note this week – “When She Had Wings” at RLT explores a young girl’s fantasies of flight, and “The Bodyguard” at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – for those who couldn’t get enough of the movie!
Get some live theatre…here’s what’s onstage this week:
13, The Musical – Mar. 10 – 26, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre, Raleigh – The excitement of turning 13 turns into chaos as a youngster’s parents divorce and he moves to the country in this coming-of-age story from Jason Robert Brown, Dan Ellish, and Robert Horn
The Bodyguard (ONE WEEK ONLY) – Mar. 14 – 19, Memorial Hall, Raleigh – Deborah Cox stars in this musical stage adaptation of the 1992 Whitney Houston / Kevin Costner film
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (CLOSING) – Mar. 9 – 19, Kennedy Theatre, Raleigh – Theatre Raleigh’s presents the first of its Family Series, introducing young audiences to Shakespeare’s masterpiece of faeries, magic, and love on the rocks
Twelfth Night (CLOSING) – Mar. 1 – 19, Paul Green Theatre, UNC, Chapel Hill – Shakespeare’s classic comedy takes the stage at Playmakers, full of mistaken identities, cross-dressing, misdirected lust, and drunken debauchery
Two Months In (CLOSING) – Mar. 10 – 18, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – New sketch comedy troupe Mettlesome takes stock of the first two months of the Trump Administration and attempts to Make American Laugh Again, with appearances by the NC General Assembly and the Ghostbusters, among others
When She Had Wings (OPENING, pictured above) – Mar. 17 – Apr. 2, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – A young girl who yearns to fly discovers an elderly woman who looks and sounds like a bird (and might just be Amelia Earhart) in her makeshift backyard airplane in this fairy tale by Susan Zeder
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