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Durham -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Duke University Department of Music: Lecture Series in Musicology

Performed by Mary Sue Morrow (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music)

“Joseph Haydn and the Business of Music in Late Eighteenth-Century Austria.”

Room 104, Mary Duke Biddle Music Building. -- (919) 660-3333 , http://music.duke.edu

Cary -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Fresca Café and Gelato: Ed Stephenson

*As this performance is at a restaurant, those attending may be expected to purchase food or beverages.*

Fresca Café and Gelato. -- (919) 278-1478 , http://frescacafe.com

Winston-Salem -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM

UNC School of the Arts: Screening of student films

Performed by UNCSA Student Filmmakers

Ninety-minute program of free screening of seven student films from the 2016-17 school year

Main Theatre, School of Filmmaking. -- 336-721-1945 , http://www.uncsa.edu/filmmaking/

Cary -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources: The Doo Wop Project

The Doo Wop Project (DWP) traces the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits today.

Cary Arts Center . -- Tickets: (800) 514-3849; Information: (919) 462-2055 , http://www.townofcary.org/
Individual $27; Seniors $25; 4-Pack $92

Charlotte -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 - Sun., Oct. 1, 2017 )

Central Piedmont Community College: The Bridges of Madison County

Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question "What if...?" 

Halton Theater. -- (704) 330-6534 , http://www.facebook.com/cpccarts
$20-$18; Children $10

Asheville -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 - Sat., Sep. 23, 2017 )

Asheville Ballet: "Fall Into Dance: An Artistic Harvest"

Fall Into Dance features live music and original choreography by Dunn, Felming, Lomax, Jacob Walas, Tricia Renshaw, Emily Wood, Sandi Weinber, and Nancy Zander.
This event will take place outdoors on the Roger McGuire Stage.

Pack Square Park. -- (828) 257-4530; ashevilleballet@att.net , http://www.ashevilleballet.com/

Raleigh -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 - Sun., Oct. 8, 2017 )

Theatre In The Park: Playing with Fire

An exhausted and dying Victor Frankenstein has finally tracked down his Creature in the lonely, frozen tundra of the North Pole. Determined to right the wrong he has committed by, at last, destroying the malignant evil he believes he has created, Frankenstein finds that he must first deal with his own responsibility and... Read More

Theatre in the Park. -- (919) 831-6058 , http://www.theatreinthepark.com/
Adults $24; Students/Seniors/Military $18; Group Discounts Available

Greensboro -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM

North Carolina Brass Band: "Latin Brass"

A performance featuring a variety of musical styles from Latin America and Spain.

Dana Auditorium. -- (336) 340-6764 , http://ncbrassband.org
Adults $20; Students $5

Wake Forest -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Sep. 15, 2017 - Sun., Sep. 24, 2017 )

Forest Moon Theater: California Suite

California Suite, by Neil Simon, directed by Lisa Binion

Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. -- (919) 435-9458 , http://forestmoontheater.org
In Advance: Adults $15; Seniors/Students $13; Day of Show: $3 Additional

Raleigh -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Sep. 8, 2017 - Sun., Sep. 24, 2017 )

Honest Pint Theatre Co., Sweet Tea Shakespeare: King Lear

Performed by Simon Kaplan, George Jack, David Henderson, Samantha Corey, Allan Maule, Gus Allen, Chris Milner, Wade Newhouse, Aaron Alderman, Jen Pommerenke, Medina Demeter, Kaley Morrision, Tohry Petty, and Jessica Osnoe

Honest Pint and Sweet Tea Shakespeare team up to present William Shakespeare's King Lear: Shakespeare’s monumental look at an aging monarch, full of hubris and on the precipice of senility, as he divides his... Read More
What You Will Pre-Show 45 minutes prior to curtain. This production performs at Seabrook Auditorium in Fayetteville, NC September 28-30. For details, click HERE.

Leggett Theatre at William Peace University. -- susannah@honestpinttheatre.org; info@sweetteashakespeare.com; (910) 420-4383 , https://honest-pint-theatre-company.ticketleap.com/king-lear/
General $20; Under 25 years old or over 65 years old $15

Hickory -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Sep. 21, 2017 - Sun., Sep. 24, 2017 )

Lenoir-Rhyne University: Creature

Performed by LRU Playmakers

Creature, by Heidi Schreck:  It’s 1401, and times are tough for new mother Margery Kempe. In addition to running the family beer business and having a new child to care for, she is possessed by foul-mouthed demons. Things change for Margery when she has a vision of Jesus Christ in purple robes, which launches... Read More
This production is rated PG-13 due to suggestive language and mature content.

Belk Centrum. -- (828) 328-7953; lindsay.weitkamp@lr.edu , http://theatre.lr.edu
Free ticket required

Asheville -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM ( Wed., Sep. 20, 2017 - Sun., Oct. 8, 2017 )

North Carolina Stage Company: King Mackerel and the Blues are Running

King Mackerel and the Blues are Running, by Bland Simpson and Jim Wann:  Tall tales and rollicking songs transport audiences to the Outer Banks for a pleasant spate of fun and fishing. Staging a benefit concert to save the Corncake Inlet Inn, the lively cast of fishermen musicians sing up a storm, tell fish stories... Read More

North Carolina Stage Company. -- (828) 239-0263 , http://www.ncstage.org/

Greensboro -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Music for a Great Space: Sweet Potato Pie

Music for a Great Space will begin their Season of Women in Music with the NC based bluegrass band Sweet Potato Pie. Band members Sonya Stead on guitar, Crystal Richardson on banjo, Katie Springer on fiddle, and Sandy Whitley on bass each bring a unique twist to the group.  Sweet Potato Pie will be performing original works... Read More

Huggins Performance Center, Greensboro College. -- Box Office: (336) 333-2605; Information: (336) 638-7624 , http://www.musicforagreatspace.org/
Adults $22; Seniors $20; Adults Under 30 $15; Students $5

Charlotte -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM ( Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 - Sun., Sep. 24, 2017 )

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Performed by Christopher Warren-Green, conductor; Laura Wilde, soprano; Sara Couden, alto; Garrett Sorenson, tenor; Sumner Thompson, baritone; Charlotte Symphony Chorus

Experience Beethoven's masterful final symphony, widely celebrated as one of the most significant works of all time. This work, revolutionary for audiences of its time, continues to inspire audiences today with its recognizable "Ode to Joy."

Belk Theater. -- (704) 972-2000   , http://charlottesymphony.org

Raleigh -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM ( Thu., Sep. 21, 2017 - Sun., Oct. 1, 2017 )

NC State University Theatre: Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice, by Jon Jory:  In a world obsessed with marriage, the charming, independent-minded, and very single Elizabeth Bennet knows that options are limited for a girl of no fortune. But that won't stop her over-zealous matchmaking mother, determined to find suitors for Elizabeth and her four sisters,... Read More
September 22 @ 7:30 PM - This performance will be audio described for the visually impaired Related Events:  AUSTEN 200 AT NCSTATE. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, NC State LIVE and University Theatre join forces with NCSU Libraries... Read More

Titmus Theatre. -- Information: (919) 515-3105; Tickets: (919) 515-1100 , http://go.ncsu.edu/pride

Chapel Hill -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM ( Wed., Sep. 13, 2017 - Sun., Oct. 1, 2017 )

PlayMakers Repertory Company: The Cake

The Cake - Della makes cakes, not judgment calls. But when a old friend reappears in her life with a new surprise, Della is forced to re-examine some of her deeply-held beliefs. In in this paradigm shifting comedy, food, faith, and family loyalty collide in a way that’s sure to leave you hungry for more.
September 13-15:  Preview performances September 19:  This performance will be audio described for the visually impaired September 20 & 24:  Post-show discussions

Paul Green Theatre. -- (919) 962-PLAY (7529) , http://playmakersrep.org/shows/the-cake
Tickets start at $15

Charlotte -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM ( Wed., Sep. 13, 2017 - Sun., Oct. 1, 2017 )

Blumenthal Performing Arts, Playworks Group LLC: The Christians

The Christians, by Lucas Hnath:  What do you believe? Why do you believe it? And what would you sacrifice for those beliefs? Those questions drive the provocative play The Christians in this North Carolina premiere. Directed by Steve Umberger.
Online tickets available HERE. Talks backs will be held following performances on September 13, 14, 16 (8:00), 17, 23 (8:00), 24, 30 (8:00), and October 1. Talk backs are an optional post-performance discussion with actors, production team members,... Read More

Booth Playhouse. -- (704) 372-1000 , http://www.blumenthalarts.org/events/detail/the-christians

Hendersonville -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM ( Thu., Sep. 7, 2017 - Sun., Sep. 24, 2017 )

Flat Rock Playhouse: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Happiness is…this musical featuring the beloved Charles M. Shulz Peanuts gang: Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder…and yes Snoopy too

Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. -- (828) 693-0731 , http://flatrockplayhouse.org/

Raleigh -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM ( Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 - Sat., Sep. 23, 2017 )

North Carolina Symphony: An Evening of Rachmaninoff

Performed by Grant Llewellyn, conductor; Natasha Paremski, piano

Rachmaninoff: The Rock Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. -- (919) 733-2750 , http://www.ncsymphony.org/

Cary -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Six String, Town of Cary: Malcolm Holcombe & Rod Abernethy

Click the artists' names for more information on Read More

The Cary Theater. -- (919) 462-2051 , http://www.sixstringpresents.com

Raleigh -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM

North Carolina Museum of Art: Notorious

Notorious (1946) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains. (101 min.) 35mm. A woman’s tainted reputation as a heedless party girl makes her vulnerable to coercion, forced to spy on malingering Nazis in Rio. Ingrid Bergman’s sizzle and Cary Grant’s disquieting charm... Read More
NCMA ArtHouse is a new ongoing series.  The mostly monthly screenings are curated and introduced by John Munson, who for 25 years was program manager for the Rialto, Raleigh’s oldest art house cinema. The series highlights the latest in critically acclaimed independent, international, and documentary features. Other... Read More

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- (919) 715-5923 , http://ncartmuseum.org/calendar/series_parent/fall_films?utm_source=NC+Museum+of+Art+Email+List&utm_campaign=33fe9877d4-IndoorFilms_Fall2017Announce_8.8.17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b554281be5-33fe9
Nonmembers $7; Members/Youth 7-18/College Students with ID $5

Charlotte -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM ( Thu., Sep. 21, 2017 - Sat., Oct. 14, 2017 )

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte: American Idiot

American Idiot follows a young anti-hero, Johnny, the self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia,” and his two buddies, Will and Tunny, as they attempt to break out of their mind-numbing, aimless suburban existence and follow their dreams. This musical is based on Green Day’s GRAMMY®... Read More
Features adult language and adult content Runtime:  90 minutes, no intermission September 21 @ 7:30 PM - Pay What You Can Performance September 22 @ 8:00 PM - Preview Performance September 23 @ 8:00 PM - Preview Performance

Hadley Theater, Queens University. -- (704) 342-2251 , http://www.atcharlotte.org
$50-$27 (Half-Off for Veterans, Active Duty Military, Students, and Teachers)

Chapel Hill -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM ( Thu., Sep. 14, 2017 - Sun., Oct. 1, 2017 )

StreetSigns, UNC Chapel Hill Dept. of Communications Studies: Closer Than They Appear

Closer Than They Appear is a multi-media theatre piece that tells the charged story of an encounter between an American soldier and a young Iraqi blogger through the lens of the technologies that connect them. Inspired by the convergence of video game environments, virtual technology, and military research, this is... Read More
Online tickets available HERE. September 14 & 15 - Pay What You Can Preview Performance (all seats $5) September 16 - Opening Night with reception to follow (all seats $45) Related Events: September 15, 5:00-6:00 PM, Morehead Planetarium... Read More

Swain Hall. -- (919) 929-2787; streetsigns@gmail.com , http://www.piedmontperformancefactory.org

Asheville -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Diana Wortham Theatre: The Suffers

The Texas-based Suffers bring a brazen approach to what they’ve coined “Gulf Coast Soul.”

Diana Wortham Theatre. -- (828) 257-4530 , http://www.dwtheatre.com/
Regular $35; Student $30; Child $20; Student Rush $10

Greensboro -- Fri., Sep. 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM ( Sun., Sep. 17, 2017 - Sun., Oct. 15, 2017 )

Triad Stage, UNC Greensboro: South Pacific

South Pacific:  The world is at war, and on an island in the South Pacific the U.S. has created a military stopover for young men on their way to the front lines of battle. But love is also in the air. Emotions run high as a Midwestern nurse and a young lieutenant each navigate the treacherous waters of unfamiliar... Read More
September 17, 19, 20, & 21 - Preview Performance September 22 - Opening Night

Triad Stage at The Pyrle Theater. -- (336) 272-0160; boxoffice@triadstage.org , http://triadstage.org/