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BURNING COAL THEATRE COMPANY

224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604
Raleigh, NC 27604

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6/8 - 6/20/2024


Pure Life Theatre and Burning Coal Theatre Present: Home   by Samm-Art Williams              directed by Jade Arnold  On the ...

Ghosts
Ghosts
6/8 - 6/22/2024


 Burning Coal Theatre PRESENTS: Ghosts,  adapted by Lucius Robinson and Jerome Davis, directed by Jerome Davis, featuring Lucius Robinson On the Burning Coal Theatre Stage ...

Ex-Boyfriends
Ex-Boyfriends
6/6 - 6/23/2024


Dani Coan and and Burning Coal Theatre PRESENT:   Ex-Boyfriends   Written by Dani Coan, directed by Barbette Hunter and Amelia Lumpkin  the Burning Coal ...

Radio
Radio
6/5 - 6/23/2024


RADIO by Al Smith directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson Featuring Ben Apple On the Burning Coal Theatre Stage Dates: Wednesday, June 5th at 7:30 pm Saturday, ...

Wait Til You See This! Second Stage Series


RALEIGH, NC- Burning Coal Theatre Company presents Wait Til You See This! 2024, its Second Stage Series of collaborations with emerging artists.  This year’s productions ...

Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
10/10 - 10/27/2024

Merrily We Roll Along
12/5 - 12/22/2024


Stephen Sondheim’s remarkable Broadway fable of friendship and the high price of success opens in the present and moves backward in time. The triumphs and ...

The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker
12/5 - 12/22/2024

Paint Me This House Of Love
Paint Me This House Of Love
1/30 - 2/16/2025

Being Chaka
Being Chaka
3/13 - 3/30/2025


A coming-of-age story in which souls from two worlds struggle for self and group transcendence as they take the painful and possible redemptive journey through ...

Merrily We Roll Along
Merrily We Roll Along
4/10 - 4/27/2025


Stephen Sondheim’s remarkable Broadway fable of friendship and the high price of success opens in the present and moves backward in time. The triumphs and ...


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Burning Coal Theatre to Present WAIT TIL YOU SEE THIS! 2024


by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 29, 2024

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present Wait Til You See This! 2024, its Second Stage Series of collaborations with emerging artists. Learn more about the artists and the shows and see how to purchase tickets....

Burning Coal Announces KIDSWRITE! FESTIVAL 2024 Coming This May


by A.A. Cristi - April 23, 2024

Burning Coal Theatre will present KidsWrite! Festival 2024 on Friday May 24th and Saturday May 25th, 2024 at 6:30 pm....

Burning Coal Theatre Company to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in April


by Blair Ingenthron - February 10, 2024

A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler will be performed at Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh, NC from April 4 - April 21, 2024. Learn more about the production here!...

Burning Coal Theatre Company to Present HYMN by Lolita Chakrabarti


by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 08, 2024

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents HYMN by Lolita Chakrabarti. Learn how to purchase tickets!...

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Raleigh Awards; Voting Ends 12/31


by BWW Awards - December 26, 2023

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!...

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Raleigh Awards; DISASTER!, WEDDING DAY WORRIES, Studio 1 Burlington & More Lead!


by BWW Awards - December 18, 2023

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!...

BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards; DISASTER!, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Studio 1 Burlington & More Lead!


by BWW Awards - December 11, 2023

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!...

BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards December 5th Standings; DISASTER! Leads Best Musical!


by BWW Awards - December 05, 2023

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!...

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Leads Best Play!


by BWW Awards - November 27, 2023

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!...

Burning Coal's 2023 Oakwood Cemetery Series to Present BUTTERFLY WINGS Beginning in September


by Blair Ingenthron - August 20, 2023

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present the premiere of Jerome Davis' Butterfly Wings adapted from the book Life and Death in High Places by Bruce Miller and Robin Simonton, directed by Allison Acuff. Butterfly Wings will run September 29th and 30th at 6:30 pm and October 1st at 2 pm, 2023, at the...

Past Shows

Disney's Frozen Jr
5/17 - 5/19/2024


Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features ...

A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
4/4 - 4/21/2024


A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC   (April 4 – 21, 2024)  – a musical farce from Sondheim and Wheeler (the duo who brought you  Sweeney Todd ...

A Little night Music
A Little night Music
4/4 - 4/21/2024


A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC  by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler / Directed by Jerome Davis / Musical Director Christian Stahr / April 4 – 21, ...

Hymn
Hymn
1/25 - 2/11/2024


HYMN by Lolita Chakrabarti / d irected by m arcus d. harvey / January 25 – February 11, 2024 Joy of Family Brotherhood Hymn portrays ...

Moonlight
Moonlight
11/30 - 12/17/2023


MOONLIGHT by Harold Pinter / Directed by Greg Hersov/  November 30 – December 17, 2023 Modern Classic    Relationship Drama Moonlight follows a riotous older ...

Arcadia
Arcadia
10/12 - 10/29/2023


ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard / Directed by Jerome Davis / October 12 – 29, 2023 Upbeat Witty C omedy A young mathematical genius studies with ...

Oakwood Cemetery Series: Butterfly Wings


Every October, Burning Coal Theatre partners with the historic Oakwood Cemetery to present plays based on the lives of people buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, ...

World Premier: Ona
World Premier: Ona
9/14 - 9/17/2023


On May 21, 1796, enslaved maid Ona Judge seized her freedom from the President's House in Philadelphia while George and Martha Washington ate dinner.
Limited Tickets Remain

CATS
CATS
7/28 - 7/29/2023


Students ages 12-19 have been working closely with Burning Coal Theater along with Times Flies Circus to bring the iconic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats ...

OR, by Liz Duffy Adams
OR, by Liz Duffy Adams
6/10 - 6/25/2023


Choices abound for spy-turned-playwright Aphra Behn in a door-slamming, thought-provoking romp through the 1660’s Aphra Behn, former British spy, will have fame and glory as ...

The Cherry Orchard
The Cherry Orchard
4/6 - 4/23/2023


THE CHERRY ORCHARD by Anton Chekov, directed by Randolph Curtis RandQuirky Dramedy RevolutionaryIts workers vs. landlords in this brutally funny classic play. The old ways ...

Mlima's Tale
Mlima's Tale
1/26 - 2/12/2023


MLIMAS TALE by Lynn Nottage, directed by Ana RadulescuThought Provoking Global DramaTheres a ghost on the Ivory Highway. It follows the tusk of an elephant ...

Into The Woods
1/13 - 1/15/2023


Stepping into the world of Into the Woods, the musical by James Lapin with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is like entering a twisted ...

Silent Sky
Silent Sky
12/1 - 12/18/2022


SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson, Directed by Rebecca HoldernessSTEAM Learning Courageous WomenHenrietta Leavitt dreams of being an astronomer, but isnt allowed to touch a telescope. ...

Fuddy Meers
Fuddy Meers
10/20 - 10/28/2022


When you don’t know who you are, who do you trust? Claire wakes up every morning with no memory of herself, her doting husband or ...

a great big woolly mammoth thawing from the ice


a great big woolly mammoth thawing from the iceby Tatty Hennessy Directed by Lucy Jane AtkinsonMystery AdventureIn Alaska, an activist, a tech giant, and an ...


In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, ...

WHAT IF IF ONLY and AIR by Caryl Churchill


WHAT IF IF ONLY and AIR by Caryl ChurchillDirected by Ana RadulescuBurning Coal Theatre Company is honored to announce a repertory production of two new ...

THE LIFE OF GALILEO by David Edgar


Burning Coal Theatre Company will be presenting Galileo by David Edgar directed by Jerome Davis. Galileo tells the true and thought provoking story of scientist ...

ART by Yasmina Reza
ART by Yasmina Reza
1/27 - 2/13/2022


Burning Coal Theatre Company will be presenting Art by Yasmina Reza. Serge, Marc, and Yvan have been close friends for fifteen years. A conflict amongst ...

THE ROAD TO MECCA
THE ROAD TO MECCA
12/2 - 12/19/2021


RALEIGH, NC - Burning Coal Theatre Company is proud to announce the second play of our 25th anniversary (2021 2022) season. The play in question ...

I and You
I and You
10/7 - 10/24/2021


Burning Coal Theatre Company is proud to perform I and You by Lauren Gunderson. The play follows a young teenager, Caroline, who is housebound with ...

Evita
Evita
6/17 - 6/27/2021


Evita Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber directed by Jerome Davis June 17 – 27, 2021 Dorothea Dix Park – 1030 Richardson ...

EVITA
6/17 - 6/27/2021

Girls and Boys
Girls and Boys
6/10 - 6/27/2021


Girls and Boys by Dennis Kelly, directed by Ana RadulescuJune 11, 17, 19, 25th at 7:30 pm/June 13 & 27th at 2 pmJune 10 27, ...

Nine Lives
Nine Lives
6/10 - 6/26/2021


NIne Lives by Zodwa NyonI, directed by Jordan LichtenheldJune 10, 12, 18, 24 & 26th at 7:30 pm/June 20th at 2 pmNine Lives is the ...

Conversations I Always Wanted to Have: A Repertory Season of Two Plays by Dael Orlandersmith


Forever by Dael OrlandersmithDirected by Jordan Lichtenheldis a semi-autobiographical work that traces the tempestuous relationship between a young girl, growing up in East Harlem, and ...

Fifth of July
1/28 - 2/14/2021


Burning Coal Theatre Company Lanford Wilson...

Forever
1/28 - 2/14/2021


Burning Coal Theatre Company Dael Orlandersmith...

Until the Flood
1/29 - 2/13/2021


Burning Coal Theatre Company Dael Orlandersmith...

Forever
1/28


Forever is a semi-autobiographical work that traces the tempestuous relationship between a young girl, growing up in East Harlem, and her ex-dancer mother, a force ...


Burning Coal Theatre Company announces its fundraising production of Phantasmagoria, or Let Us Seek Death by Chana Porter. The performance will occur online on OCTOBER ...

The 19th Amendment Project
The 19th Amendment Project
8/17 - 9/30/2020


Burning Coal Theatre Company in partnership with The League of Women Voters of Wake County are proud to present the 19th Amendment Project, a collection ...

A Hundred Words for Snow
A Hundred Words for Snow
10/8 - 9/25/2020


When the 15 year old Rory experiences loss for the first time in her life, it inspires her to set out on a journey to ...

ACCORD(ing)
ACCORD(ing)
6/17 - 6/28/2020


An immersive theatrical experience of large scale installations, soundscapes, physical theatre, and puppetry illuminating the mechanisms of the mind. Co-created and directed by Bronwen Carson ...

Silent Sky
4/9 - 4/26/2020


Lauren Gunderson Burning Coal Theatre Company...

Talley's Folly
1/23 - 2/9/2020


Lanford Wilson Burning Coal Theatre Company...

LERNER AND LOEWE'S CAMELOT
12/5 - 12/22/2019


The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White's novel in Lerner and Loewe's award-winning, soaring ...

Goblin Market
Goblin Market
7/13 - 7/22/2018


Two proper Victorian sisters, both now grown women and mothers, return to their childhood nursery to relive the haunting memories of their youth. Magically, they ...

Parallel Lives
Parallel Lives
6/29 - 7/7/2018


By Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney. The sketch comedy show that originally made Kathy and Mo famous and was first performed at Theatre Project by ...

The Woodstock Tontine
The Woodstock Tontine
7/7 - 7/16/2017


The Woodstock Tontine, a story beginning in 1969. Six women meet at Woodstock. Nearly fifty years later, when the first one dies, the remaining gals ...


Dive into the world of artistic obsession and the complexities of creativity with Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ...

Shining City
Shining City
11/1 - 11/18/2012


An Irish ghost story by the author of The Weir, The Seafarer and St. Nicholas. Ian has opened his new office in a hip part ...

Jailbait
Jailbait
12/27 - 10/7/2012


In ‘Jailbait,’ high school sophomores Claire and Emmy, posing as college students, sneak into a Boston nightclub to meet ‘boys.’ Mark thinks a night out ...

Oakwood Unplugged
Oakwood Unplugged
5/18 - 5/20/2012


Burning Coal is excited to premiere Oakwood: Unplugged, a musical performance in the historic Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Avenue Raleigh, NC, Friday and Saturday, May ...

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