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Edited and Published by Robert W. McDowell

August 18, 2022 Issue
PART 1 (August 13, 2022)

A FREE Weekly E-mail Newsletter Covering Theater, Dance, Music, and Film in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill/Carrboro Area of North Carolina Since April 2001.

PART 1A: MASTER CALENDAR, COMPILED BY ROBERT W. McDOWELL

August 2022 Theater, Opera, and Dance Calendar


Raleigh Little Theatre's presentation of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee stars (from left) Ben Muller, Steve Pysnik, Jess Hill,
Ryan Vasconcellos, Nicholas A. Davis, Callie Colvard, Sydney Kain, Jared Michael Scott, and Maya Noor Saib (photo by Cindy McEnery)

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review's Master Calendar of Events for August 2022. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and the name of the PRESENTER(S) to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS -- with CAPTIONS and PHOTO CREDITS -- to that address. (Our "snail mail" address is Triangle Review, 2830 Manorcrest Court #442, Raleigh, NC 27609-8702.)

NOW PLAYING:

Aug. 13: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa'i, Mark Mancina, and Susan Soon He Stanton's Disney Moana JR. (In Person), directed by Beth Honeycutt (Towne Players of Garner's Theater Production Camp in the Garner Performing Arts Center in Garner). VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL-yIT-KaZLnadPz5dT9TCg. 2021-22 SEASON: https://www.towneplayers.org/upcoming-shows. THE PRESENTER: https://www.towneplayers.org/, https://www.facebook.com/TownePlayersofGarner, https://www.instagram.com/towneplayers/, https://twitter.com/towneplayers, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL-yIT-KaZLnadPz5dT9TCg. THE VENUE: https://www.garnernc.gov/departments/parks-recreation-and-cultural-resources/garner-performing-arts-center-1747, https://www.facebook.com/GarnerPerformingArtsCenter/, and https://www.instagram.com/gpacgarner. DIRECTIONS: https://www.mapquest.com/. COVID REQUIREMENTS: https://www.garnernc.gov/departments/parks-recreation-and-cultural-resources/parks-covid-19-status. ACCESSIBILITY: https://www.garnernc.gov/departments/parks-recreation-and-cultural-resources/garner-performing-arts-center/visit/directions. THE SHOW: https://www.mtishows.com/disneys-moana-jr. THE SCRIPT: https://www.mtishows.co.uk/news/read-disneys-moana-jr-for-free-now-available-for-licensing. TICKETS: $13.99, plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-779-6144 or ascotthoneycutt@aol.com. PLEASE DONATE TO: Towne Players of Garner.

Aug. 13: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday: Sherita Henry's unbeliEVE (In Person), directed by Amy Lloyd and starring Qualia Holder-Cozart as Eve Redd (Narrow Way Expressions in the Titmus Theatre in N.C. State University's Frank Thompson Hall in Raleigh). VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdigEwuSdynQUv5T-RDeWcg and https://youtu.be/Yitnl_4TUEU (2021 production). THE PRESENTER: https://www.narrowwayexpressions.com/, https://www.facebook.com/NarrowWayExpressions, https://www.instagram.com/narrowwayexpressions/, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdigEwuSdynQUv5T-RDeWcg. THE VENUE: https://arts.ncsu.edu/about/plan-your-visit/facilities/. DIRECTIONS/PARKING: https://theatre.arts.ncsu.edu/plan-your-visit/directions-and-parking/. ACCESSIBILITY: https://theatre.arts.ncsu.edu/home/access-services/. COVID REQUIREMENTS: https://www.ncsu.edu/coronavirus/. TICKETS: $17.14-$47.14 (Pay What You Can), plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-714-9133 or narrowwayexpressions@gmail.com. PLEASE DONATE TO: Narrow Way Expressions.

Aug. 13: 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Wayne's War (24 three-minute plays by 12 playwrights compete to be crowned "King/Queen of the Pen") (In Person), (Studio 1 at Holly Hill Mall in Burlington). VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgcWtfcfkm81uhP9kNo07QA. 2022 SEASON: https://studio1online.org/season/. THE PRESENTER: https://studio1online.org/, https://www.facebook.com/Studio1online, https://www.instagram.com/studio1.theatre/, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgcWtfcfkm81uhP9kNo07QA. THE VENUE: https://studio1online.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/Studio1online. DIRECTIONS: https://www.hollyhillmall.com/directions-contact. COVID REQUIREMENTS (scroll down): here. TICKETS: $14 at door. INFORMATION: 336-534-0321 or info@studio1online.org. PLEASE DONATE TO: Studio 1.

Aug. 13, 18-20: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday: William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (In Person), conceived by Rebecca Feldman, directed and choreographed for RLT by Nancy Gardner Rich, and starring Ryan Vasconcellos as Chip Tolentino, Nicholas A. Davis as William Barfee, Maya Noor Saib as Marcy Park, Jess Hill as Rona Lisa Perretti, Ben Muller as Mitch Mahoney, Jared Michael Scott as Leaf Coneybear, Callie Colvard as Olive Ostrovsky, Sydney Kain as Logaine (Schwarzy), and Steve Pysnik as VP Douglas Panch (Raleigh Little Theatre in the Louise S. "Scottie" Stephenson Amphitheatre in Raleigh). VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/user/raleighlittletheatre. 2021-22 SEASON: https://raleighlittletheatre.org/shows-and-events/. THE PRESENTER: https://raleighlittletheatre.org/, https://www.facebook.com/RLT1936, https://www.instagram.com/RLT1936/, https://twitter.com/RLT1936, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raleigh_Little_Theatre, and https://www.youtube.com/user/raleighlittletheatre. RLT PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/rltpodcast. THE VENUE: https://raleighlittletheatre.org/visit-us/seating-charts/. DIRECTIONS: https://raleighlittletheatre.org/visit-us/. MAPS/PARKING/TRANSIT: https://raleighlittletheatre.org/visit-us/maps-and-parking/. ACCESSIBILITY: https://raleighlittletheatre.org/visit-us/accessibility/. COVID REQUIREMENTS: https://raleighlittletheatre.org/reopening-rlt/. THE SHOW: https://www.mtishows.com/the-25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee, https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-show/the-25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee-392858, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_25th_Annual_Putnam_County_Spelling_Bee. TICKETS: $27 ($23 students and seniors 62+), plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. NOTE 1: All shows are wheelchair accessible, and assistive-listening devices are available for all shows. NOTE 2: Arts Access, Inc. of Raleigh will audio-describe the show's 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20th, performance. NOTE 3: There will be a sensory-friendly performance at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2nd. INFORMATION: 919-821-3111 or BoxOffice@RaleighLittleTheatre.org. PLEASE DONATE TO: Raleigh Little Theatre. Nancy Gardner Rich's Director and Choreographer's Notes.


Theatre Raleigh's Aug. 3-7 and 10-14 presentation of City of Angels, directed and choreographed by Lauren Kennedy Brady, stars
(from left) Adam Monley, Adam Halpin, Amber Nicole Guest, Happy Mahaney, and Megan McGinnis (photo by Jennifer Robertson)

Aug. 13-14: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday: Cy Coleman, David Zippel, and Larry Gelbart's City of Angels (In Person), directed and choreographed by Lauren Kennedy Brady, with musical direction by Michael Meyer, and starring Adam Halpin as Stine, Adam Monley as Stone, Amber Nicole Guest as Gabby/Bobbi, Megan McGinnis as Donna/Oolie, and Greg Laux as Jimmy Powers, and featuring Juliana Valente as Carla/Alaura, Paul Aguirre as Vargas/Munoz, Happy Mahaney as Buddy/Irwin, and Grace Hamashima as Avril/Mallory, plus Raleigh locals Tedd Szeto, Karter Dolan, Anna Wentworth, and Faith Jones (Theatre Raleigh at the Theatre Raleigh Arts Center at 6638 Old Wake Forest Rd. in Raleigh). TRAILERS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ1un9bsWVc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLzpm-IEEyQ. VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBrPHqUNhtfRMWQ2Ej8Fxeg. 2022 MAIN-STAGE SEASON: https://theatreraleigh.com/2022-main-stage-season/. THE PRESENTER/VENUE: https://theatreraleigh.com/, https://www.facebook.com/TheatreRaleigh, https://www.instagram.com/theatre_raleigh/, https://twitter.com/theatreraleigh, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBrPHqUNhtfRMWQ2Ej8Fxeg. DIRECTIONS/PARKING: https://theatreraleigh.com/location-parking/. COVID REQUIREMENTS: https://theatreraleigh.com/covid-19-updates/. THE SHOW: https://www.concordtheatricals.com/p/44603/city-of-angels, https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-show/city-of-angels-2599, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Angels_(musical). THE SCRIPT (excerpts): https://books.google.com/books. TICKETS: $30-$45, plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-832-9997, info@theatreraleigh.com, or boxoffice@theatreraleigh.com. PLEASE DONATE TO: Theatre Raleigh. Kurt Benrud's Review.


Raleigh Improv will present D.L. Hughley on Friday-Sunday, Aug. 12-14

Aug. 13-14: 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday: D.L. Hughley (In Person) (Raleigh Improv in Raleigh). TRAILERS/VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6B_HuuSaR-IDsKuJVK0LEw. 2022 CALENDAR: https://improv.com/raleigh/calendar/. THE PRESENTER/VENUE: https://improv.com/raleigh/, https://www.facebook.com/ImprovRaleigh, https://www.instagram.com/improvraleigh/, https://twitter.com/improvraleigh, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEvcMchG50kZl3T5wiuCkOA/videos. DIRECTIONS/MAP: https://improv.com/raleigh/info/. D.L. HUGHLEY: http://realdlhughley.com/, https://www.facebook.com/RealDLHughley, https://www.instagram.com/realdlhughley, https://twitter.com/RealDLHughley, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0401018/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._L._Hughley, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6B_HuuSaR-IDsKuJVK0LEw. TICKETS: $40-$105, plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-589-8558 or raleigh@improv.com.


The Henderson Rec Players will stage The Fantasticks, directed by Mark Hopper, at 8 p.m. Saturday
and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12-14, at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson

Aug. 13-14: 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday: Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' The Fantasticks (In Person), directed by Mark Hopper (Henderson Rec Players at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson). THE PRESENTER: https://www.facebook.com/groups/91736747560/ and https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/hendersonrecplayers/. THE VENUE: https://www.mcgregorhall.org/, https://www.facebook.com/McGregorHallHenderson/, https://www.instagram.com/mcgregorhallpac/, https://twitter.com/McGregorHallPAC, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4MKYagtBXw86ZfbKK9QzGA. DIRECTIONS/PARKING: https://www.mcgregorhall.org/location-parking-and-directions. ACCESSIBILITY: https://www.mcgregorhall.org/accessibility. COVID-19 POLICIES: https://www.mcgregorhall.org/coronavirus-updates. THE SHOW: http://www.thefantasticks.com/, https://www.mtishows.com/the-fantasticks, http://www.iobdb.com/Production/4, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fantasticks. TICKETS: $21.35, plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 252-598-0662 or info@mcgregorhall.org. PLEASE DONATE TO: McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center.


Iliana Garcia and Dhanny Burgos star as Gloria and Emilio Estefan in On Your Feet! (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Aug. 13-14: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, and Alexander Dinelaris' On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan (In Person), directed and choreographed by Julio Agustin and starring Iliana Garcia as Gloria Estefan and Dhanny Burgos as Emilio Estefan (North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh). VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/user/nctheatre. NCT NEWS RELEASE: https://nctheatre.com/blog/meet-cast-your-feet-story-emilio-and-gloria-estefan. 2021-22 SEASON: https://nctheatre.com/show-season/202021-season. THE PRESENTER: https://nctheatre.com/, https://www.facebook.com/nctheatre, https://www.instagram.com/nctheatre/, https://twitter.com/nctheatre, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina_Theatre, and https://www.youtube.com/user/nctheatre. THE VENUE: https://www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com/venues, https://www.facebook.com/DECRaleigh, https://www.instagram.com/DECRaleigh/, https://twitter.com/DECRaleigh, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCPC9naUI3G8vHw0K8Qnew. DIRECTIONS/PARKING: https://www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com/getting-duke-energy-center. NCT HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES: https://nctheatre.com/sites/nct/files/Health%20and%20Safety%20PDF%20Info%20FInal.pdf. THE SHOW: https://onyourfeetmusical.com/, https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-show/on-your-feet-497819, https://www.facebook.com/onyourfeetthemusical, https://www.instagram.com/OnYourFeetBway, https://www.twitter.com/OnYourFeetBway, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Your_Feet!, and https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=OnYourFeetBway. NOTE: Arts Access, Inc. of Raleigh will audio-describe the show's 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13th, performance. TICKETS: $23 and up, plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. GROUP RATES (10+ tickets): 919-831-6941 or groups@nctheatre.com. INFORMATION: 919-831-6941 or boxoffice@nctheatre.com. DONATE TO: North Carolina Theatre. Susie Potter's Preview. Robert W. McDowell's Review. Susie Potter's Review.


The Father at TIP stars David Wood and Evan Rachel Wood (photo by Catherine Davis)

Aug. 13-14, 19-21: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday: Florian Zeller's The Father: A Tragic Farce (Le Père) (In Person), translated by Christopher Hampton, directed by Ira David Wood IV, and starring Ira David Wood III as André, Evan Rachel Wood as Anne, Megan Montgomery as Laura, Chris Hinton as Pierre, Gus Allen as Man, and Melanie Simmons as Woman, plus Andrea Amthor Twiss as understudy for Anne and standby (Theatre in the Park in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh). VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6csRm6S7ViHeBuRSlV_fqg. 2022 SEASON: https://www.theatreinthepark.com/whats-on/. THE PRESENTER/VENUE: https://www.theatreinthepark.com/, https://www.facebook.com/theatreintheparkraleigh, https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/10561032/theatre-in-the-park/, https://twitter.com/TheatreInPark, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6csRm6S7ViHeBuRSlV_fqg. THE SHOW: https://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=5521, https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-show/the-father-502233, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_P%C3%A8re. THE SCRIPT (excerpts): https://books.google.com/books. DIRECTIONS: https://www.theatreinthepark.com/visit/how-to-find-us.html. PARKING: https://www.theatreinthepark.com/visit/parking.html. COVID REQUIREMENTS (scroll down): https://www.theatreinthepark.com/welcome.html. NOTE: Arts Access, Inc. of Raleigh will audio-describe the show's 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19th, performance. TICKETS: SOLD OUT, but there is a WAITLIST. (Telephone 919-831-6058 or e-mail info@theatreinthepark.com to add your name.) INFORMATION: 919-831-6058 or info@theatreinthepark.com. PLEASE DONATE TO: Theatre in the Park.


On Aug. 12-28, NRACT will journey to Bikini Bottom for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical (photo by Elizabeth Marie Anderson)

Aug. 13-14, 19-21, 26-28: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday: Tina Landau and Kyle Jarrow's SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical (In Person), directed by Thomas Mauney, with musical direction by Mary Kathryn Walston (North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre in Raleigh). 2022 SEASON: http://www.nract.org/shows. THE PRESENTER/VENUE: https://www.nract.org/, http://www.facebook.com/NRACT, http://instagram.com/nract_raleigh, https://twitter.com/NRACT_raleigh, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2ifc8evvO-kGDgGFXq3Fww. DIRECTIONS: https://www.google.com/maps/. ACCESSIBILITY: https://www.nract.org/accessibility. COVID REQUIREMENTS: http://www.nract.org/news-events. THE SHOW: https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-show/spongebob-squarepants-515034 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpongeBob_SquarePants_(musical). TICKETS: $22 ($20 students and teachers, seniors, and active-duty military personnel), plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-866-0228 or ops@nract.com. PLEASE DONATE TO: North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre.

Aug. 13-14, 19-21, 26-28; Sept. 2-5: 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, with a 6:20 p.m. preshow, plus 7 p.m. Monday, with a 6:20 p.m. preshow on Sept. 5th and 3 p.m. Sunday, with a 2:20 p.m. preshow on Sept. 11th and 18th: The Meanwhile Clock and Other Impossible Dances (In Person) (Paperhand Puppet Intervention at UNC-Chapel Hill's Forest Theatre). VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsoFSoJA3mx0F6nyD-YUMw. 2022 SUMMER SHOW & PRESHOW SCHEDULE: http://paperhand.org/calendar/. 2022 SUMMER SHOW Q≈A: http://paperhand.org/qa/. THE PRESENTER: http://paperhand.org/, https://www.facebook.com/PaperhandPuppetIntervention, https://www.instagram.com/paperhandpuppet/, https://twitter.com/PaperhandPuppet, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsoFSoJA3mx0F6nyD-YUMw. THE VENUE: https://ncbg.unc.edu/visit/battle-park-forest-theatre/, https://uncatoz.com/entry/forest-theater/, and https://museum.unc.edu/exhibits/show/names/forest-theatre. DIRECTIONS/PARKING: https://ncbg.unc.edu/visit/battle-park-forest-theatre/. MAP: https://maps.unc.edu/history/unc-museum/forest-theatre/. COVID DASHBOARD: https://carolinatogether.unc.edu/dashboard/. TICKETS: $20 ($10 for children aged 4-14, and FREE for children 3 and under), plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: paperhand.org@gmail.com. PLEASE DONATE TO: Paperhand Puppet Intervention.

UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS:


Raleigh Improv will present Margaret Cho at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday and 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19th and 20th

Aug. 19-20: 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday and 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday: Margaret Cho (In Person) (Raleigh Improv in Raleigh). TRAILERS/VIDEOS: https://margaretcho.com/videos/ and https://www.youtube.com/margaretcho. 2022 CALENDAR: https://improv.com/raleigh/calendar/. THE PRESENTER/VENUE: https://improv.com/raleigh/, https://www.facebook.com/ImprovRaleigh, https://www.instagram.com/improvraleigh/, https://twitter.com/improvraleigh, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEvcMchG50kZl3T5wiuCkOA/videos. DIRECTIONS/MAP: https://improv.com/raleigh/info/. MARGARET CHO: https://margaretcho.com/, https://www.facebook.com/officialmargaretcho, http://instagram.com/margaret_cho, https://twitter.com/margaretcho, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0158632/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Cho, and https://www.youtube.com/margaretcho. TICKETS: $25-$75, plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-589-8558 or raleigh@improv.com.


DPAC will present the national tour of Kurtis Conner on Tour 2022 Live!, featuring Dean Hebscher and Jacob Sharpe, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20th

Aug. 20: 8 p.m. Saturday: Kurtis Conner on Tour 2022 Live! (In Person), featuring Dean Hebscher and Jacob Sharpe (Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham). VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3QRmOgSbEJzEXbcLbx4tRA?feature=gws_kp_artist&feature=gws_kp_artist. THE PRESENTER/VENUE: https://www.dpacnc.com/, https://www.facebook.com/DPACNC, https://www.instagram.com/DPACNC/, https://twitter.com/DPAC, and https://www.youtube.com/user/DPACLive. DIRECTIONS: https://www.dpacnc.com/plan-your-visit/directions. PARKING: https://www.dpacnc.com/plan-your-visit/parking. DPAC COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS: https://www.dpacnc.com/events/vaccination-and-covid-19-test-requirements. KURTIS CONNER: https://shop.kurtisconner.com/, https://www.facebook.com/kurtisconnercomedy/, https://www.instagram.com/kurtisconner/?hl=en, https://twitter.com/kurtisconner, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3QRmOgSbEJzEXbcLbx4tRA?feature=gws_kp_artist&feature=gws_kp_artist. TICKETS: $40 and up, plus taxes and ticket fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-680-2787 or CustomerService@DPACnc.com.

Aug. 20: 8 p.m. Saturday: The MAGiCon Big Stage Show (In Person), the grand conclusion to the MAGiCon Festival, featuring Alain Nu, Dan Harlan, Luna Shimada, Joshua Lozoff, and SarahElla Phant (The Clayton Center in Clayton). NEWS RELEASE: https://www.townofclaytonnc.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=98. VIDEOS: https://youtube.com/c/TheClaytonCenterNC. THE PRESENTER/VENUE: https://www.theclaytoncenter.com/, https://www.facebook.com/TheClaytonCenter/, https://www.instagram.com/theclaytoncenter/, https://twitter.com/claytoncenternc, and https://youtube.com/c/TheClaytonCenterNC. DIRECTIONS/PARKING: https://www.theclaytoncenter.com/493/Directions-Parking. HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES: https://www.theclaytoncenter.com/735/Health-Safety-Guidelines. TICKETS: $30, plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-553-1737 or eventinfo@townofclaytonnc.org. PLEASE DONATE TO: The Clayton Center.


The Dinner Detective® Murder Mystery Show - Raleigh-Durham will present a Murder Mystery Dinner Show
from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20th, at at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree

Aug. 20: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday: Murder Mystery Dinner Show (In Person) (The Dinner Detective® Murder Mystery Show - Raleigh-Durham at Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree in Raleigh). 2022 SEASON: https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/raleigh-durham/murder-mystery-tickets-showtimes/. MENU: https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/raleigh-durham/what-to-expect/. THE PRESENTER: https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/raleigh-durham and https://www.facebook.com/dinnerdetectiveraleighdurham. THE VENUE: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/rducmes-embassy-suites-raleigh-crabtree/ and https://www.facebook.com/EmbassySuitesRaleigh. DIRECTIONS: https://www.google.com/maps. NOTE: There is a strict age limit of 15+. TICKETS: $74.95 and up, plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 866-496-0535 or rdu.info@thedinnerdetective.com.


Murray & Peter Present will present WAR on the Catwalk 2022 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20th, at The Carolina Theatre of Durham

Aug. 20: 8 p.m. Saturday: WAR on the Catwalk 2022 (In Person), hosted by Brooke Lynn Hytes and Miz Cracker, with performances by Krystal Versace, The Vivienne, Kita Mean, Kornbread Jeté, Priyanka, Icesis Couture, Jimbo, Kylie Sonique Love, Denali, Crystal Methyd, Heidi N Closet, and Olivia Lux (Murray & Peter Present and The Carolina Theatre of Durham in Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre). TRAILER: https://youtu.be/R630fKQugME. VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyc6r1I_sZLtcVyYNXlFIPQ?view_as=subscriber. THE PRESENTER: https://www.dragfans.com/, https://www.facebook.com/mppresent/, https://www.instagram.com/mppresent/, https://twitter.com/MPPresent, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyc6r1I_sZLtcVyYNXlFIPQ?view_as=subscriber. THE VENUE: https://carolinatheatre.org/, https://www.facebook.com/CarolinaTheatreDurham, https://www.instagram.com/carolinatheatredurham/, https://twitter.com/CarolinaDurham, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-8IUyRJrizW9YuBpTeuJyg. DIRECTIONS/PARKING: https://carolinatheatre.org/visit/directions/. HEALTH & SAFETY POLICIES: https://carolinatheatre.org/visit/health-and-safety-policies/. TICKETS: $34.24-$191.63, plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-560-3030 or efan@carolinatheatre.org. PLEASE DONATE TO: The Carolina Theatre of Durham.

Aug. 24-28: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday: August Wilson's Fences (In Person), directed by Jamal Farrar and featuring Benaiah Barnes, Mia Burton, Vincent Drayton, Ajani Kambon, Connie Leach, Thomasi McDonald, and Jay Randall (Pure Life Theatre in Leggett Theatre in Main Building at William Peace University in Raleigh). VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc4CsZ5WoMaPwoHtKjCHLxA. 2021-22 SEASON: https://www.purelifetheatre.com/upcoming-events. THE PRESENTER: https://www.purelifetheatre.com/, https://www.facebook.com/purelifetheatre/, https://www.instagram.com/purelifetheatre/, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc4CsZ5WoMaPwoHtKjCHLxA. THE VENUE: https://www.visitraleigh.com/listing/leggett-theatre-at-william-peace-university/59630/. DIRECTIONS: https://www.peace.edu/about/locations-directions/. COVID REQUIREMENTS: https://www.peace.edu/health/. THE PLAY: https://www.concordtheatricals.com/p/3858/august-wilsons-fences, https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-show/fences-3507, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2671706/, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Fences, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fences_%28play%29. THE SCRIPT (excerpts): https://books.google.com/books. THE PLAYWRIGHT: http://www.augustwilson.library.pitt.edu/, https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-cast-staff/august-wilson-4362, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0933025/, http://www.iobdb.com/CreditableEntity/1722, https://www.britannica.com/biography/August-Wilson, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Wilson. TICKETS: $22 ($20 students, seniors, and active-duty military personnel; $50 Dinner Theatre Night on Friday; and $15 per person for groups 10+), plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-839-9505 or purelifetheatre@gmail.com. PLEASE DONATE TO: Pure Life Theatre.

Aug. 25-27: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday: George and Ira Gershwin, Guy Bolton, and P.G. Wodehouse's Oh, Kay! (In Person) (White Iris Light Opera of the Meredith College Department of Music in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College in Raleigh). THE PRESENTER: https://whiteirislightopera.wixsite.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/WhiteIrisLightOpera. THE VENUE (scroll down): https://www.meredith.edu/cultural-arts. DIRECTIONS/MAP: https://www.meredith.edu/commencement/commencement-directions/ and https://www.google.com/maps. PARKING: https://www.meredith.edu/campus-police/parking-on-campus. COVID REQUIREMENTS: https://www.meredith.edu/staying-strong/masking-guidance/. THE SHOW: https://www.concordtheatricals.com/p/44667/oh-kay, http://gershwin.com/publications/oh-kay/, https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-show/oh-kay-6687, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh,_Kay!. TICKETS: FREE but $5 donation suggested.. INFORMATION: 919-760-8600, 800-MEREDITHwaddelow@meredith.edu, or whiteirislightopera@gmail.com. PLEASE DONATE TO: Meredith College.

Aug. 27: 7:30 p.m. Saturday: The Dream Team of Comedy Legends (In-Person benefit for Our Youth Matters), hosted by Brian Dawson and starring Brian Hooks, Pierre, Michael Colyar, Shucky Ducky, Chris Thomas, and Honest John (Robert Mitchener in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh). THE PRESENTER: https://ouryouthmatters.org/about-our-youth-matters/, https://www.facebook.com/rmitchener, https://www.instagram.com/mitchenerrobert/, and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTLMxTKktmU. THE VENUE: https://www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com/venues, https://www.facebook.com/DECRaleigh, https://www.instagram.com/DECRaleigh/, https://twitter.com/DECRaleigh, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCPC9naUI3G8vHw0K8Qnew. DIRECTIONS/PARKING: https://www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com/getting-duke-energy-center. COVID-19 VACCINATION AND MASK POLICY FAQS: https://www.carolinaballet.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Covid-19-Vaccination-and-Mask-Policy-FAQs-2.pdf. CLEANING PROTOCOLS AND ATTENDEE SAFETY: https://www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com/cleaning-protocols-and-attendee-safety. TICKETS: $45 and up, plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-795-8609 or rmitchener70@gmail.com. PLEASE DONATE TO: Our Youth Matters.


The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Jo Koy: Funny Is Funny World Tour, starring the popular Comedy Central and Netflix stand-up comedian, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27th

Aug. 27: 8 p.m. Saturday: Jo Koy: Funny Is Funny World Tour (In Person) (Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham). VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI0xqzZrJdNlnsmzD_Fliiw. THE PRESENTER/VENUE: https://www.dpacnc.com/, https://www.facebook.com/DPACNC, https://www.instagram.com/DPACNC/, https://twitter.com/DPAC, and https://www.youtube.com/user/DPACLive. DIRECTIONS: https://www.dpacnc.com/plan-your-visit/directions. PARKING: https://www.dpacnc.com/plan-your-visit/parking. DPAC COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS: https://www.dpacnc.com/events/vaccination-and-covid-19-test-requirements. JO KOY: https://jokoy.com/, https://www.facebook.com/jokoy/, https://www.instagram.com/jokoy/, https://twitter.com/JoKoy, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI0xqzZrJdNlnsmzD_Fliiw. TICKETS: $47.50 and up, plus taxes and ticket fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-680-2787 or CustomerService@DPACnc.com.

Aug. 27: 7 p.m. Saturday: Wild Mind Improv Presents: "It's My Birthday" Show! (In Person Variety Show), directed by Anoo Brod and starring Juliet Case Kaplan and Jane Allen Wilson, plus Variety Show Acts, including Mmm Hmm Improv (featuring Jeffery Moore and Brian Thacker), stand-up comedian Brandy Renee Brown, pianist Ethan Lechner, and stand-up comedian Duchess Elena (Wild Mind Improv with Anoo Tree Broad in The ArtsCenter of Carrboro's Earl & Rhoda Wynn Theater). THE PRESENTER: https://www.facebook.com/WILDMINDIMPROV. THE VENUE: https://artscenterlive.org/, https://www.facebook.com/artscenterlive, https://www.instagram.com/artscenterlive/, https://twitter.com/artscenterlive/, and https://www.youtube.com/user/TheArtsCenterLive. DIRECTIONS/PARKING: https://artscenterlive.org/about/#visitor-info. COVID REQUIREMENTS (scroll down): https://artscenterlive.org/. TICKETS: $12, plus taxes and fees. Click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-929-2787 or info@artscenterlive.org. PLEASE DONATE TO: The ArtsCenter of Carrboro.

Aug. 28: 6 p.m. Sunday: Stand Up Ameica Tour (In Person), featuring Terrence K. Williams and Steve "Mudflap" McGrew (A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh). VIDEOS: https://terrencekwilliams.com/media/ (Terrence K. Williams) and https://stevemcgrew.com/stand-up-videos (Steve "Mudflap" McGrew). THE VENUE: https://www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com/, https://www.facebook.com/DECRaleigh, https://www.instagram.com/DECRaleigh/, https://twitter.com/DECRaleigh, and https://www.youtube.com/user/DukeEnergyPAC. DIRECTIONS/PARKING: https://www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com/getting-duke-energy-center. DECPA SAFETY & SECURITY POLICIES: https://www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com/safety-security. TICKETS: $35 and up, plus taxes and fees. Call 800-982-2787 or click here to buy tickets. INFORMATION: 919-996-8700 or pac.info@raleighnc.gov.

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