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Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 8/24/2014 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
HENDERSONVILLE LITTLE THEATRE
8/15-8/31/2014
A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS never fails to entertain. A small cast, band and unit set make the other aspects of production a snap.
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Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 8/24/2014 ANNIE KIDS
HIGHLAND CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
5/30-9/1/2014
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
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Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 8/24/2014Roger Guenveur Smith in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> RODNEY KING WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH
PlayMakers Repertory Company
9/2-9/7/2014
PlayMakers' PRC2 Series presents Roger Guenveur Smith's poetic rhythm-charged look at the flawed everyman behind the myth. King endured police brutality, the glare of an unrelenting media and notoriety as the symbolic spark of the LA riots. His plaintive "Can we all get along?" remains an open question in America's complicated relationship with race. The Los Angeles Times calls it "solo wizardry…riffing as freely and confidently as Sonny Rollins on sax." Each performance is followed by audience discussion with the artist. Performances: Tuesday - Friday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
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