This week it’s peaches and dreams!
Roald Dahl’s fantastical journey in an oversized world comes alive at Raleigh Little Theatre, and William Peace Theatre lights up the stage with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first full-length musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat.” NRACT delves into women’s closets with “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.”
It’s a week of hits onstage across the Triangle:
James and the Giant Peach (OPENING) – Apr. 21 – 30, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – The beloved Roald Dahl classic (adapted by Richard R. George) lands onstage in Raleigh in a fantastic tale of a boy’s adventure with enormous produce and insects
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (ONE WEEK ONLY, pictured above) – The very first full production from the hit-making duo of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber turns the Biblical tale of Joseph into a fast-paced revue of musical genres, ranging from jazz to Elvis-style rock to calypso
Love, Loss, and What I Wore (OPENING) – Apr. 21 – 30, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT), Raleigh – The stage adaptation of Ilene Beckerman’s 1995 novel from Ephron sisters Nora and Delia utilizes a rotating cast of five women and a series of monologues to weave a tapestry about women and their relationships to their wardrobes
My Fair Lady – Apr. 5 – 29, Paul Green Theatre, UNC-Chapel Hill – Playmakers Rep stages what many consider to be the greatest musical of all time, the Lerner & Loewe adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, in which lowly flower girl Eliza Doolittle learns how to become a lady
On Golden Pond (CLOSING) – Apr. 7 – 23, Theatre in the Park, Raleigh – Earnest Thompson’s 1979 drama about a retired couple and the struggles husband Norman faces with his daughter won Tony and Drama Desk awards before taking home several Oscars in the 1981 film adaptation (also penned by Thompson)
Revival – Apr. 2 – May 7, Ward Theatre Company, Durham – Ward Theatre stages a cultural and musical collage set in 1950’s Appalachia
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