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Old 09-30-2009, 08:08 PM
 
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I am doing some searching online to find a play to take my wife to this weekend (Sat Oct 3rd). I am open to anything playing in any part of the Triangle whether it be at a local college or a professional theater. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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Not a play, but Carolina Ballet is performing its final weekend of Swan Lake in the Fletcher Theatre of the Progress Energy Center downtown. Wonderful, dramatic full-length story ballet with beautiful music.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:38 PM
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Nothing this week since their school only recently started but UNC SA, the college formerly known as NC School of the Arts puts on many plays as well as musical events during the year. Looks like the first play is in late OCTOBER. It is not a bad drive at all from Raleigh and the talent is superb.

Here is their performance calendar.

Performances | Home Page
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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I also suggest the Carolina Ballet.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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Any time you want to know what's happening in theater in the Triangle, check out The Upstager.
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Looks like there's a good variety of shows this weekend. If you want to catch the last chance this year to see some outdoor theater, you can catch "Midsummer" at Bond Park. If you prefer your Shakespeare indoors, there's "Taming of the Shrew" in Holly Springs. There are a couple of improv shows out there is that strikes your fancy, as well as a couple of musical comedies ("Altar Boys" at RLT or the touring production of "Grease" at the DPAC).

The two shows that are tempting me the most this weekend are "Opus" at Playmakers Rep and the staged reading of "The Rule of Fate" at Manbites Dog. I have an odd fascination with staged readings, so that might not appeal to everyone.
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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Altar Boyz opens tomorrow at Raleigh Little Theatre. It looks like a lot of fun; we're planning to go at some point during their run.

BTW, tickets for the first Sunday (this Sunday) are only $10 each. I love Raleigh Little Theatre.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:08 AM
 
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Not a play, but Carolina Ballet is performing its final weekend of Swan Lake in the Fletcher Theatre of the Progress Energy Center downtown. Wonderful, dramatic full-length story ballet with beautiful music.
I'm a purist. I hate, hate, hate what Robert Weiss has done to this beautiful ballet. IMO, by tossing out the traditional choreography and substituting his own dreck, he ruined it. So if you're familiar with Swan Lake, don't go expecting to see the traditional choreography.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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The Indy lists:

A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Sertoma Ampitheatre in Cary
The Taming of the Shrew at Bare Theatre in Holly Springs
Opus at UNC Center for Dramatic Art
Altar Boyz at Raleigh Little Theatre
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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'm a purist. I hate, hate, hate what Robert Weiss has done to this beautiful ballet. IMO, by tossing out the traditional choreography and substituting his own dreck, he ruined it. So if you're familiar with Swan Lake, don't go expecting to see the traditional choreography.
Well, here is one ballet fan that likes Weiss's new choreography. I also like the traditional, but there is nothing wrong with a new interpretation. Also, understand that to do the traditional choreography, you need a HUGE company....which costs a ton. The Carolina Ballet is simply not that large and, especially in this economy, for an arts group to hire that many extra dancers would not have been possible. So Weiss, after years of not doing Swan Lake for that reason, got the idea to do this version....it is based on a beautiful book's interpretive drawings (can't remember the book) and I think it is beautiful.
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Old 10-03-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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Any time you want to know what's happening in theater in the Triangle, check out The Upstager.
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Looks like there's a good variety of shows this weekend. If you want to catch the last chance this year to see some outdoor theater, you can catch "Midsummer" at Bond Park. If you prefer your Shakespeare indoors, there's "Taming of the Shrew" in Holly Springs. There are a couple of improv shows out there is that strikes your fancy, as well as a couple of musical comedies ("Altar Boys" at RLT or the touring production of "Grease" at the DPAC).

The two shows that are tempting me the most this weekend are "Opus" at Playmakers Rep and the staged reading of "The Rule of Fate" at Manbites Dog. I have an odd fascination with staged readings, so that might not appeal to everyone.
Thanks for the link! We are headed to see Midsummer" at Bond Park. Should be a great night for an outdoor theater!
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