Oct
22
Sun
Pete the Cat @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm
Pete the Cat @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

This groovy blue cat is on his way to stay with a new family and he’s excited, but Jimmy Biddle is nervous about how their houseguest is going to shake things up. When Jimmy draws a blank in art class on the last day of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out.

Join Jimmy and Pete on a new adventure of friendship and inspiration! Based on the bestselling Pete the Catseries of books by Kimberly and James Dean, this family-friendly musical by Theatreworks USA, takes audiences on a groovy feline journey that travels all the way to Paris and back in a yellow VW Bus.

Nov
16
Thu
Wake Transit Public Meeting @ Raleigh Convention Center
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Wake Transit Public Meeting @ Raleigh Convention Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Join Wake Transit in a discussion on the new Wake Transit Plan on Thursday, November 16 from 9 am – 11 am at the Raleigh Convention Center. You can also provide feedback via the Wake Transit Survey.

Feb
9
Fri
Urban Bush Women Hair & Other Stories @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
Urban Bush Women Hair & Other Stories @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Since Urban Bush Women (UBW) burst onto the dance scene in 1984, the company has made an indelible mark on the field (and beyond) with bold, innovative and demanding works that challenge long-held assumptions about the power of dance.

Their latest work, Hair and Other Stories, is no exception. Celebrated Artistic Director and choreographer, Jawole Willa Jo Zoller, together with the inimitable UBW ensemble collaborate on a striking dance/theatre work which highlights the beauty and strength of the human spirit. Drawing on UBW’s visceral and thoughtful approach to co-creation, Hair and Other Stories uses humor, music and their powerful movement to explore self-image, race and gender inequality – all through the lens of hair, primarily that of African-American women. Deftly combining athleticism with intellect, the dancers gracefully pull the audience into the conversation. They invite you into their living rooms, their kitchens, their salons, and you can’t help but accept!

Feb
21
Wed
Hairspray, The Broadway Musical @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Hairspray, The Broadway Musical @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad – the lovable plus-size teen – has only one desire: to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do! Winner of eight Tony Awards, Hairspray is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

Mar
11
Sun
Dragons Love Tacos @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm
Dragons Love Tacos @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues. In their newest musical revue, Theatreworks USA rocks out with a rollicking interpretation of Dragons Love Tacos and four other beloved children’s books: Interrupting ChickenThe Dot, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days.

Mar
28
Wed
Marc Bamuthi Joseph / The Living Word Project /peh-LO-tah/ @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
Marc Bamuthi Joseph / The Living Word Project /peh-LO-tah/ @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

A favorite on NC State LIVE’s stage and across the globe, writer/performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph has garnered countless awards and critical acclaim for his passionate productions that seamlessly weave spoken word, contemporary movement and hip-hop (most recently he was selected as a prestigious TEDGlobal 2017 Fellow). Joseph is at it again. With /peh-LO-tah/, he pairs soccer with performance to create a powerful effect. Camaraderie, pride and tradition across cultures are all in play.

Inspired by memories of playing soccer growing up, Joseph draws on his experiences as a child of Haitian immigrants. The multimedia work, developed with and directed by Michael John Garcés and choreographed by Stacey Printz, chronicles Joseph’s travels to World Cups in South Africa and Brazil. Choreography inspired by soccer technique complements the musical narratives performed live in English and Portuguese. Performers are accompanied by original music composed by Tommy Shepherd with selected vocal arrangements by Yaw Agyeman of the Black Monks of Mississippi, altogether creating an action-packed meditation on freedom and citizenship with “the beautiful game” at its core.

Apr
17
Tue
L.A. Theatre Works: The Mountaintop By Katori Hall @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm
L.A. Theatre Works: The Mountaintop By Katori Hall @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before the killing is a mystery. In her internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, playwright Katori Hall imagines what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid.

Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop, is rife with humor and political jabs, while giving us a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. Hours after his famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line, “I’ve been to the mountaintop,” the celebrated Reverend reveals his hopes, regrets, and fears, creating a masterful bridge between mortality and immortality.

Aug
15
Wed
Cirque du Soleil – Crystal @ PNC Arena
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal @ PNC Arena | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Raleigh welcomes, Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL to the PNC Arena in August. CRYSTAL is a brand-new arena creation that explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. This unique production pushes boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. Purchase tickets via Ticketmaster.

Aug
16
Thu
Cirque du Soleil – Crystal @ PNC Arena
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal @ PNC Arena | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Raleigh welcomes, Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL to the PNC Arena in August. CRYSTAL is a brand-new arena creation that explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. This unique production pushes boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. Purchase tickets via Ticketmaster.

Aug
17
Fri
Cirque du Soleil – Crystal @ PNC Arena
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cirque du Soleil - Crystal @ PNC Arena | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Raleigh welcomes, Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL to the PNC Arena in August. CRYSTAL is a brand-new arena creation that explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. This unique production pushes boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. Purchase tickets via Ticketmaster.