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Sep
22
Sat
Nutcracker Auditions (8-10 yr olds) @ Triangle Youth Ballet (Auditions held at Durham Arts Council)
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

For Serious Young Ballet Dancers ages 8-10. Please know that if cast, all rehearsals are mandatory.

Nutcracker Auditions (11-18 yr olds) @ Triangle Youth Ballet (Audition held at Durham Arts Council)
Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Nutcracker auditions for serious young dancers ages 11-18. Please know that if cast, all rehearsals are mandatory.

Sep
27
Thu
Level 1: Introduction to Improv (Last Class!) @ The PIT Chapel Hill
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class incorporates scenework, movement-based and group exercises to explore the primary fundamentals of improvisation, making you more confident, trusting and graceful on stage. Learn how to say “yes, and…,” make positive choices, initiate and commit to scenes, heighten, use tag-outs and walk-ons, and deliver real-life monologues.

The PIT’s Introduction to Improv class emphasizes creating a rich environment for your scenes, committing to your decisions and your scene partner and beginning with the body as inspiration. There will be a final graduation performance at the PIT for friends, family, and others.

This 6 week class runs Thursdays 6pm-8pm, August 23rd to September 27th.

About Your Instructor:

Juliet Kaplan is a teaching artist passionate about collaboration and human connection. She has been a member of the Transactors Improv Company since 2014, the longest running improv company in the South. She performs regularly with the Transactors in both their evening-length improvised shows and their family shows geared towards younger audiences. She has taught improv to a variety of ages, and also facilitates Applied Improv workshops for businesses and teams looking to improve teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. She is a co-founder of the Curious Theatre Collective, who write and perform plays based on the true stories of remarkable women. She is also an award-winning composer, and has created work with a variety of wonderful artists including choreographers, playwrights/directors, multimedia artists, and musicians.

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood @ PlayMakers Repertory Company
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm

This rip-roaring romp through Sherwood Forest comes to PlayMakers with all the thrills and romance you could ask for. We’ll fill the theatre with flying arrows, clanging swords, and perilous feats of daring as you follow Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and Robin Hood himself through this timeless story of a people’s hero who takes on the powers that be.

Oct
2
Tue
Sketch 101: Intro to Sketch Comedy @ The PIT Chapel Hill
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class explores the fundamentals of sketch comedy through writing exercises, collaborative creation, and a survey of the art form. It’s geared toward all levels of experience — no prior training required, and opportunities to build on past training as the class goes along.

In this class you will:

-Discover the core tenets of sketch comedy, and how those principles apply to any kind of comedy you’re interested in doing.

-Explore the medium made famous by SNL, Monty Python, Key & Peele, and more icons.

-Build scenes, characters, and premises in a group environment, with an emphasis on positive collaboration.

This 6 week class meets 6pm-8pm on Tuesdays from August 21st to October 2nd, with no class on September 18th.

This class will end with a show at the PIT for friends and family.

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Alex Schmidt is a comedy writer, podcaster, and stand-up comedian. He’s written sketch & digital comedy for The New Yorker, The Onion, CollegeHumor, Funny Or Die, and more fine institutions. He’s staffed at Cracked.com, where he’s written dozens of original comedy sketches, along with creating and writing multiple narrative online series. Alex’s narrative writing has also appeared on BBC America & in the finals of scriptwriting competitions. When not scribbling, Alex hosts Earwolf’s “The Cracked Podcast”, and guests on comedy podcasts like “Fake The Nation”, “Unpopular Opinion”, “Probably Science”, “Who Charted” and more. Alex is also a creative consultant on the stand-up show “Game Over Comedy” at LA’s The Clubhouse, a writer/performer at LA’s The Pack Theater, and a former Brookfield, Illinois zoo tour guide.

Oct
6
Sat
RICKY GLORE’S TACO KITTY TOUR – STAND UP COMEDY @ The PIT Chapel Hill Theatre
Oct 6 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 7 @ 11:00 pm

On “Ricky Glore’s Taco Kitty Tour,” stand up comedian Ricky Glore examines his Midwest upbringing, pop culture influences, napkin thoughts, and the irrational fear of his wife leaving him, if their cat learns how to make tacos and deliver them to her.

Opening comedians include Kim Sherwood and Marsden Kelly.

Oct
7
Sun
October Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity @ Kidzu Children's Museum
Oct 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

October Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity

Puppet Show Incorporated https://www.puppetshowinc.org/ presents a story time, puppet show and art activity inspired by the popular children’s book The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams. Recommended ages are 4-8. Puppetry programs will be held at four community locations.

Sat., Oct. 6th 10:30-11:30 Carrboro Branch Library. FREE
Sun., Oct. 7th 1”30-2:30 Kidzu Children’s Museum. Pay What You Can Sundays
Fri., Oct. 19th 4:00-5:00 Hillsborough Main Library. FREE
Sat., Oct. 20th 10:30-11:30 Gigi’s Playhouse Raleigh Down Syndrome Achievement Center. FREE registration required due to space limits.

Oct
13
Sat
Triangle Youth Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty @ Carrboro High School
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm

Triangle Youth Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty! Adult tickets are $15, Student/Sr. Citizen tickets are $12, and Children’s tickets are $8.

Oct
14
Sun
Triangle Youth Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty @ Carrboro High School
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm

Triangle Youth Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty! Adult Tickets are $15, Students and Sr. Citizen Tickets are $12 and Children’s Tickets are $8.

Oct
26
Fri
Skeleton Crew @ PlayMakers Repertory Company
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 28 @ 9:30 pm

At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. The long hours and demanding shifts have turned the line workers into a family, but the stress and strain of an uncertain future threatens to do more than just gum up the works. In the conclusion to her Detroit Trilogy, Dominique Morisseau explores the difficult choices each blue collar worker must face as they see the writing on the wall.

Nov
3
Sat
Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity @ Carrboro Branch Library
Nov 3 all-day

Puppet Show Incorporated https://www.puppetshowinc.org/ presents a holiday themed story time, puppet show and art activity inspired by the popular children’s book Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano. Puppetry programs will be held at four community locations. Recommended ages are 4-8.

Sat., Nov. 3rd 10:30-11:30 Carrboro Branch Library. FREE
Sun., Nov. 4th 1:30-2:30 Kidzu Children’s Museum. Pay What You Can Sundays
Sat., Nov. 17th 10:30-11:30 Gigi’s Playhouse Raleigh Down Syndrome Achievement Center.
FREE * registration required due to space limits.
Sun., Nov. 18th 2:00-3:00 Hillsborough Main Library. FREE

https://www.puppetshowinc.org/
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Nov
4
Sun
Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity @ Kidzu Children's Museum
Nov 4 all-day

Puppet Show Incorporated https://www.puppetshowinc.org/ presents a holiday themed story time, puppet show and art activity inspired by the popular children’s book Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano. Puppetry programs will be held at four community locations. Recommended ages are 4-8.

Sat., Nov. 3rd 10:30-11:30 Carrboro Branch Library. FREE
Sun., Nov. 4th 1:30-2:30 Kidzu Children’s Museum. Pay What You Can Sundays
Sat., Nov. 17th 10:30-11:30 Gigi’s Playhouse Raleigh Down Syndrome Achievement Center.
FREE * registration required due to space limits.
Sun., Nov. 18th 2:00-3:00 Hillsborough Main Library. FREE

https://www.puppetshowinc.org/
https://www.facebook.com/puppetshowincorporated/
https://www.instagram.com/puppetshowinc/

Nov
11
Sun
“The Fire of Freedom” by Actor and Playwright Mike Wiley @ Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nov 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for a special presentation of “The Fire of Freedom” by actor and playwright Mike Wiley. Wiley’s one-man theatrical adaptation of David Cecelski’s book of the same name tells the story of Abraham Galloway, a young slave rebel and Union spy who became one of the most significant black leaders in the South during and after the Civil War.

4:30 – 5 p.m. Refreshments
5 – 6:30 p.m. Program

For planning purposes, RSVP requested to Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, liza_terll@unc.edu.

Parking is available in most campus lots on Sundays.

*****

More about “The Fire of Freedom” and Abraham Galloway:

Abraham H. Galloway (1837-1870) was a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the South during the Civil War. Throughout his brief, mercurial life, Galloway fought against slavery and injustice. He risked his life behind enemy lines, recruited black soldiers for the North, and fought racism in the Union army’s ranks. He also stood at the forefront of an African-American political movement, even leading a historic delegation of black southerners to the White House to meet with President Lincoln and to demand the full rights of citizenship. He later became one of the first black men elected to the North Carolina legislature. Long hidden from history, Galloway’s story reveals a war unfamiliar to most of us. This riveting portrait, based on the book of the same name by David Cecelski and adapted by playwright Howard Craft, illuminates Galloway’s life and deepens our insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction as experienced by African Americans in the South.

Emma Willmann @ The PIT Chapel Hill
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Emma Willmann is a nationally touring comedian who has twice appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She has most recently been featured on the Netflix series “The Comedy Lineup” which showcases the country’s best up and coming comedians.

Emma will be performing two hour-long shows, the first at 8:00 and the second at 9:30.

Check out here stuff here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-PuwPG4VAY

Nov
16
Fri
Hilton Als: Lives of the Performers @ CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and theater critic for The New Yorker Hilton Als comes to Carolina Performing Arts to stage the work-in-progress of his debut play, Lives of the Performers —a provocative work that explores race, the self (and those forces that threaten to destroy it), and sisterhood. Directed by Peter Born and starring Helga Davis and Okwui Okpokwasili with support from the Ford Foundation.

Nov
18
Sun
The Pit Pajama Party @ The Pit Chapel Hill
Nov 18 all-day

Cartoons and cereal on a Sunday morning!

Join some of the funniest people in the Triangle for cartoons and sleepover fun! Presented by Mikki Marvel, The Pit will be playing cartoons while comedians riff on them live and improvised.

Come decked out in your finest pajamas, relax, and reminisce about the nostalgia of when you were a kid with nothing better to do than actually have fun on the weekends instead of adulting.

Yes, there will be an award given to the Best Pajamas!

Out of town but want to support the event? We will also be streaming live on Twitch!

Nov
24
Sat
Joshua Lozoff: Life is Magic @ The ArtsCenter
Nov 24 all-day

After a year of performances across the country, ArtsCenter favorite Joshua Lozoff returns home for an encore presentation of Joshua Lozoff: Life is Magic, which SOLD OUT the last two years in a row! His magic combines amazing illusions with mental feats that explore the possibilities of the human mind.

Joshua’s show combines his love for the art of magic and his fascination with psychology, intuition and other “inner workings of the mind.” In one moment, he magically solves a Rubik’s Cube just by tossing it in the air, and in the next he predicts a volunteer’s thoughts and choices even before she knows them herself!

Before turning his attention to live performances, Joshua was a professional actor, including a notable recurring role on the TV show Cheers, as Gino Tortelli, and Logan in the film Clueless. You can see his martial arts prowess on display in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Joshua Lozoff: Life is Magic is a fun, mind-boggling evening that will leave you amazed and laughing. Joshua loves sharing his craft with people in every setting. And his love and passion for magic come across in every performance.

Joshua Lozoff: Life is Magic is appropriate for all ages, and runs 90+ minutes with intermission.

Nov
29
Thu
She Loves Me @ PlayMakers Repertory Company
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 2 @ 9:30 pm

In this romantic musical comedy of mistaken identity, there is no love lost between Amalia and Georg, two perfume clerks who can’t seem to find common ground—until they realize they are each other’s anonymous pen pals. This euphoric comedy with a soaring musical score puts the working class front and center, allowing their lives to be the focus with all the joy (and anxiety!) that falling in love can bring.

Dec
6
Thu
Flip the Script: A Play in Progress (presented by Black Poetry Theatre) @ The ArtsCenter
Dec 6 all-day

“Flip the Script: A Play in Progress” is a works-in-progress series where classic works are reworked/remixed into new pieces, integrating poetry/spoken word and music. Led by Dasan Ahanu, a group of selected community artists will work together to shape each piece of the production. Three readings of these reworked pieces will be presented followed by a talk-back, offering an opportunity for community feedback. The series will culminate with a full production built from those pieces blended into one world and one storyline.

Black Poetry Theatre seeks to expand the understanding of spoken word and foster greater appreciation for the power of contemporary poetry by presenting it in traditional theatrical settings, raising cultural awareness through the use of the performing arts and telling necessary stories from within our communities. Founded in 2008 by Church Da Poet and Dasan Ahanu, Black Poetry Theatre creates and presents original poetry and spoken word based theatrical productions.