Assassins ~ Feb. 23 – Mar. 11
Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman examine the motivations of the men and women who have killed – or attempted to kill – U.S. Presidents throughout history. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley and others meet and interact in this revue-style musical. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted.
Hairspray ~ through Feb. 25
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.
Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart ~ Feb. 23
Enjoy a candid conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling authors JOHN GRISHAM and JOHN HART about the imagination and creativity of writing thrillers, hosted by D.G. Martin of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch. ways of problem-solving around every corner.
Dance Marathon at NC State ~ Feb. 24
Dance Marathon is a movement benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170 pediatric hospitals across North America.
Somi ~ Feb. 24
Singing in English and a wide range of African languages, Somi’s artistic evolution is indisputable. Born in Illinois, the daughter of immigrants from Uganda and Rwanda, Somi has worked for the last decade carving out a career as a renowned jazz vocalist, songwriter, and activist.
Centennial Campus Food Truck Rodeo ~ Feb. 27
Join Centennial Campus for 2018’s first Food Truck Rodeo. There will be a mix of savory dishes and delectable desserts. Spread the word, bring a friend, and hang out for lunch.