THE TEMPEST, CINDERELLA, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Set for Raleigh Little Theatre's 2017-18 Season

THE TEMPEST, CINDERELLA, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Set for Raleigh Little Theatre's 2017-18 Season

Raleigh Little Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 season - scroll down for highlights!


The Tempest

Fri., Jul. 21, 2017 - Sun., Jul. 30, 2017

Raleigh Little Theatre (Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre), 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

Program:

The Tempest (Classic Musical), By William Shakespeare, Adaptation, music, & new lyrics by Todd Almond, Conceived by Lear deBessonet, Originally commissioned and produced by The Public Theatre: Marooned and left to die on a remote island, Prospero can command spirits, create apparitions, and manipulate the elements. By using his magic, he assembles his enemies to take revenge on them, and in the process, awakens in Miranda, his teenage daughter, her first experience of love. The premiere production showcased 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs, who shared the stage with professional actors and community partners.

Notes: July 30 @ 3:00 PM - This performance will be audio described for the visually impaired

Cost: Starting at $13

More information: (919) 821-3111; boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org; raleighlittletheatre.org

Series: Teens on Stage/Teens Backstage

Show Dates:

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Crowns

Fri., Aug. 25, 2017 - Sun., Sep. 10, 2017

Raleigh Little Theatre (Cantey V. Sutton Theatre), 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

Program:

Crowns (Gospel Musical), by ReGina Taylor and adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry: A moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of Black history and identity is seen through the eyes of a young black woman who has come down South to stay with her aunt after her brother is killed in Brooklyn. Hats are everywhere, in exquisite variety, and the characters use the hats to tell tales concerning everything from the etiquette of hats to their historical and contemporary social functioning. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms, and the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery to the New Testament and current fashion.

Notes: September 3 @ 3:00 PM - This performance will be audio described for the visually impaired

Cost: Starting at $15

More information: (919) 821-3111; boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org; raleighlittletheatre.org

Series: Sutton Series

Show Dates:

Friday, August 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Thursday, April 31, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Friday, September 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Friday, September 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Grace for President

Fri., Oct. 13, 2017 - Sun., Oct. 2, 2017

Children's Theatre - Presented at Daniels Auditorium in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of History (5 East Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh)

Program:

Grace for President (Musical), Based on the book by Kelly S. DiPucchio, Book illustrations by Leuyen Pham, Book, music, and lyrics by Joan Cushing: One day in class, Grace Campbell discovered that there has never been a female president. "Where are the girls?" she asked, as her third-grade teacher rolls out a poster of all 44 U.S. presidents. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be president and inspires a school election. She seems the likely winner until the most popular boy runs against her. Through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, service projects and posters, Grace and her classmates discover what it takes to be the best candidate and find the fun and hilarity in the wonderful world of politics!

Notes: October 22 @ 5:00 PM - This performance will be audio described for the visually impaired

Cost: Starting at $10

More information: (919) 821-3111; boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org; raleighlittletheatre.org

Series: Family Series

Show Dates:

Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Perfect Arrangement

Fri., Oct. 27, 2017 - Sun., Nov. 12, 2017

Raleigh Little Theatre (Cantey V. Sutton Theatre), 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

Program:

Perfect Arrangement (Dark Comedy), by Topher Payne: It's 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There's just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other's partners as a carefully constructed cover-up. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American Gay Rights Movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two "All-American" couples are forced to stare down the closet door.

Notes: November 5 @ 3:00 PM - This performance will be audio described for the visually impaired

Cost: Starting at $15

More information: (919) 821-3111; boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org; raleighlittletheatre.org

Series: City Series

Show Dates:

Friday, October 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, October 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Thursday, November 2, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Friday, November 3, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 4, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Thursday, November 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Friday, November 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Cinderella

Fri., Dec. 1, 2017 - Sun., Dec. 17, 2017

Raleigh Little Theatre (Cantey V. Sutton Theatre), 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

Program:

Cinderella (Musical), Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy - Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)

This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just the right mixture of comedy and romance can add the sparkle of magic to your holiday season. This visually stunning musical combines elegant costumes and scenery with singing, dancing, conniving step relatives, and resourceful fairy folk. (Children's Theatre)

Notes: December 10 @ 5:00 PM - This performance will be audio described for the visually impaired

Cost: Starting at $27

More information: (919) 821-3111; boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org; raleighlittletheatre.org

Series: Holiday Musical

Show Dates:

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

What We're Up Against

Fri., Jan. 12, 2018 - Sun., Jan. 28, 2018

Raleigh Little Theatre (Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre), 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

Program:

What We're Up Against (Comedy), By Theresa Rebeck: Set in a highly competitive architecture firm, this play is an explosive and hilarious look at the complicatEd Battle of the sexes raging across Cubicle Land. A funny, yet insightful, view of what it means to be female in a male-dominated career and one woman's response when she tires of slamming into the glass ceiling.

Notes: Jan 21 @ 3:00 PM - This performance will be audio described for the visually impaired

Cost: Starting at $15

More information: (919) 821-3111; boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org; raleighlittletheatre.org

Series: City Series

Show Dates:

Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Little Shop of Horrors

Fri., Feb. 9, 2018 - Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

Raleigh Little Theatre (Cantey V. Sutton Theatre), 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

Program

Little Shop of Horrors (Musical Comedy), Book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, and Based on the film by Roger Corman; screenplay by Charles Griffith: The meek floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, stumbles across a new breed of plant that he names "Audrey II" after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn, as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out-of-this-world origins and intent toward global domination!

Notes: February 18 @ 3:00 PM - This performance will be audio described for the visually impaired

Cost: Starting at $15

More information: (919) 821-3111; boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org; raleighlittletheatre.org

Series: Sutton Series

Show Dates:

Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Beanstalk! The Musical!

Fri., Mar. 16, 2018 - Sun., Apr. 1, 2018

Raleigh Little Theatre (Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre), 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

Program:

Beanstalk! The Musical!, Book by Ross Mihalko and Donna Swift, Music by Linda Berg, Lyrics by Ross Mihalko: Exactly like nothing that you've ever seen before, not even in a book! This fun, family show follows the adventures of Jack, a young boy with his head in the clouds and his nose in a book of fairy tales. Filled with hilarious characters, toe-tapping tunes, and more twists than a climbing vine, this is one show that's guaranteed to grow and grow and grow right into your heart. (Children's Theatre)

Notes: March 25 @ 5:00 PM - This performance will be audio described for the visually impaired

Cost: Starting at $12

More information: (919) 821-3111; boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org; raleighlittletheatre.org

Series: Family Series

Show Dates:

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Friday, March 30, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Alice @ Wonderland

Fri., Apr. 13, 2018 - Sun., Apr. 22, 2018

Raleigh Little Theatre (Cantey V. Sutton Theatre), 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

Program:

Alice @ Wonderland (Fairytale), By Jonathan Yukich: The folly of the 21st century collides with the madness of Wonderland in this adaptation that remains fairly faithful to Lewis Carroll's original tale. Alice is a texting, tweeting, and googling girl of the modern digital era, but she finds herself in the Wonderland of old. With all of the characters that you know and love including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, and the Queen of Hearts, this musical imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland that so many of us treasure. Meanwhile, the younger generation will appreciate and relate to the many references to the digital age. (Children's Theatre)

Notes: April 22 @ 5:00 PM - This performance will be audio described for the visually impaired

Cost: Starting at $12

More information: (919) 821-3111; boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org; raleighlittletheatre.org

Series: Family Series

Show Dates:

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Blood Done Sign My Name

Fri., May 11, 2018 - Sun., May 11, 2018

Raleigh Little Theatre (Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre), 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

Program:

Blood Done Sign My Name (Drama), By Mike Wiley, Adapted from the novel by Tim Tyson: In this world premier version, Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Tim Tyson surrounding the 1970 murder of Henry "Dickie" Marrow in Oxford, NC, and the events that followed. Marrow, who was black, was chased from a local store by three white men after reportedly making a crude remark to one of the men's wives. They brutally beat Marrow, and then killed him with a bullet to the head in view of multiple witnesses. Despite the eyewitness reports, an all-white jury acquitted the men. The town's black community responded to the events with an uprising that destroyed downtown businesses and several tobacco warehouses that held at least a million dollars in harvested crops. Tyson, who was 10 at the time, recounts how the conflagration of events shaped his life. He offers us an opportunity to examine our own roles in the complex and often confusing racial fabric of America.

Notes: May 20 @ 3:00 PM - This performance will be audio described for the visually impaired

Cost: Starting at $15

More information: (919) 821-3111; boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org; raleighlittletheatre.org

Series: City Series

Show Dates:

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Don't Dress for Dinner

Fri., June 8, 2018 - Sun., June 24, 2018

Raleigh Little Theatre (Cantey V. Sutton Theatre), 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607

Program:

Don't Dress for Dinner (Comedy), by Marc Camoletti: Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his mistress in his charming convertEd French farmhouse, while his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a Cordon Bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It's foolproof. What could possibly go wrong? Well... Suppose Robert turns up, not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers and consequently determined that Jacqueline will not leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook must pretend to be the mistress, and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi is confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

Notes: June 17 @ 3:00 PM - This performance will be audio described for the visually impaired

Cost: Starting at $15

More information: (919) 821-3111; boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org; raleighlittletheatre.org

Series: Sutton Series

Show Dates:

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM

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