This week’s a good one to share with the kids. “Annie, Jr.” plays at Sonorous Road, “Lyle the Crocodile” goes up in Cary, Burning Coal presents its annual evening of youth-written shorts, and Carolina Ballet closes out its season of Shakespeare with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Also, Theatre Raleigh opens “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” downtown. Where will you be?
Annie, Jr. (ONE WEEKEND ONLY) – May 13 – 15, Sonorous Road Productions, Raleigh – CheerUp Productions presents a youth production of the ever popular orphan with a heart of gold
Beertown – May 6 – 22, Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Studio, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh – RLT welcomes dog n pony dc for a series of interactive performances which are part dessert potluck, part civic ceremony, and part theatrical pageant
KidsWrite! New Play Festival (ONE WEEKEND ONLY) – May 13 – 14, Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphy School, Raleigh – Burning Coal hosts its eighth annual collection of short works by local students from 6th – 12th grades
Lyle the Crocodile (ONE WEEKEND ONLY) – May 13 – 15, Cary Arts Center, Cary – Applause! Cary Youth Theatre presents a family-friendly tale of a crocodile in a bathtub loved by everyone except the mean Mr. Grumps
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ONE WEEK ONLY, pictured above) – May 12 – 15, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh – Carolina Ballet closes out its season of drama with George Balanchine’s rendition of the immortal comedic fantasy, with music by Felix Mendelssohn
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (OPENING) – May 11 – 22, Kennedy Theatre, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh – Theatre Raleigh presents a brand-new version of the Tony Award-winning musical based on the unfinished Charles Dickens story, in which the audience decides the ending
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