Two student-driven productions open this week – One Song Productions with “The Glass Menagerie” and Raleigh Little Theatre with “Miss Nelson is Missing!” If you don’t happen to catch one of those, make sure you get out to enjoy some of the other great offerings this week!
Here’s whats onstage across the Triangle:
The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee – Mar. 4 – 20, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT), Raleigh – The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical comedy from William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin in which six awkward mid-pubescents battle it out in a championship spelling contest
brownsville song (b-side for tray) (CLOSING) – Feb. 25 – Mar. 12, Manbites Dog Theatre, Durham – Kimber Lee’s 2014 script about a Brooklyn family dealing with sudden loss looks at resilience in the face of what has now become an all-too-common event in today’s news
The Glass Menagerie (ONE WEEK ONLY) – Mar. 10 – 12, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – One Song Productions stages Tennessee William’s masterful American character study
The Hundred Dresses (CLOSING) – Mar. 3 – 13, Wake Forest Renaissance Center, Wake Forest – Forest Moon Theater presents an adaptation of Eleanor Estes’ 1945 Newbery Honor book, exploring bullying, friendship, and forgiveness in this show for all ages
Jacuzzi – Feb. 20 – Mar. 20, Ward Theatre Company, Durham – Ward Theatre makes its Triangle debut with a thriller from Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen in which a working class couple relax in a wealthy Colorado family’s luxury retreat – but something darker bubbles underneath
The Lion King – Feb. 16 – March 20, DPAC, Durham – Disney’s soaring score and grandiose puppetry turn DPAC into the savanna for a month-long touring production of the smash hit musical
Miss Nelson is Missing! (OPENING) – Mar. 11 – 27, Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Studio, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – Students find themselves desperate to reinstate the all too nice Miss Nelson after she disappears and is replaced by the terrible Miss Swamp in this family comedy musical based on the children’s books by Harry Allard
No Shame Theatre (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – Mar. 12, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro – Comedy sketches, dramatic monologues, songs, dance pieces, rants, dadaist constructions, magicians, juggling, puppets – anything goes at this monthly impromptu jam
Tempest Fantasy – Mar. 3 – 20, Fletcher Opera Theatre, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – Paul Moravec’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2004 score meets Shakespeare’s magical island romance in this “dance meditation,” the company’s second entry into the Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh series
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 (CLOSING) – Feb. 24 – Mar. 13, Paul Green Theater, UNC, Chapel Hill – Jackie Sibblies Drury’s 2012 drama unfolds as six actors – three black and three white – rehearse a piece based on a relatively unknown genocide in Africa, only to reveal personal resentments and ingrained prejudices; presented by Playmakers Repertory
The Wolf – Mar. 3 – 20, Kennedy Theatre, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – Theatre Raleigh remounts its popular 2015 theatre-dance piece about tweens who come together in the woods to overcome a common adversary
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