The Triangle and DPAC honor excellence in high school musical theatre at Triangle Rising Stars, after which the winners will get to compete nationally in New York. A couple of improv jams highlight the week as well, with “Bull City Blues” and “Third Date Improv” taking the stage at Common Ground in Durham.
If you haven’t already seen them, this week would be a great week to catch “Hughie,” “The New Colossus,” “New Works,” “The Wedding Singer, and/or “Two Gentlemen of Verona!”
Here’s what’s under the lights near you:
Bull City Blues (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – June 3, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – The final installment of this 5-episode continuous improvisation finds Durham’s finest doing battle with the Bull City’s villainous underworld
Hughie (CLOSING) – May 27 – June 5, Sonorous Road Productions, Raleigh – South Stream Productions returns mid-year with one of Eugene O’Neil’s lesser-known works in which a small-time gangster details the life of his titular late friend to the night clerk at a hotel
The New Colossus (CLOSING) – May 19 – June 4, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham – Little Green Theatre premieres Tamara Kissane’s darkly comic reboot of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull”
New Works (CLOSING) – May 25 – June 5, Paul Cooper Room, Cary Arts Center, Cary – Cary Playwrights’ Forum hosts workshops and staged readings for two works in development – “Burt and Abbie” by Libby Heily and “After the Fall” by Marilynn Barner Anselmi
Third Date Improv (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – June 4, Common Ground Theatre, Durham – The Third Date crew returns to Common Ground with a one-hour long improvised show based off of one suggestion
Triangle Rising Stars (ONE NIGHT ONLY) – June 6, DPAC, Durham – High school musical theater students from Central and Eastern North Carolina perform in this showcase/awards night before the winners compete nationally in New York
Two Gentlemen of Verona – June 3 – 12, Parklet at Deco (corner of Hargett St & Salisbury St), Raleigh – Bare Theatre offers up one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies – a prototype for what was to come – and shares it free of charge in public squares, parks and landmarks across the Triangle; part of the Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh series
The Wedding Singer – May 27 – June 12, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT), Raleigh – The 80’s come alive again in this stage adaptation of the 1998 Adam Sandler movie
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