It's Showtime!
Fall Arts Preview


Tired of spending your evenings downing hot dogs and scratching mosquito bites at backyard barbecues? Good news: Fall's just around the corner, and we have just the ticket!

Come September, all the Triangle's a stage. So, you can jam-pack your nights with entertaining events from ballet to blues, cabaret to comedy, melodramas to musicals.

Sure, we're a little south of Broadway. But the Triangle's growing scene continues to offer more and more high-quality diversions. There's enough, in fact, to captivate you every night of the year.

Our annual Performing Arts Preview offers an early glimpse of the celebrations of theater, music and dance that are scheduled through December. Many of the performances sell out in advance, and the early bird snags the tickets. So, get your calendar ready and get ready to make plans.

Let the actors, singers, dancers and other talents entertain you. From star-studded tours by national recording artists to plays produced by community theaters, prepare to be wowed by what's appearing on local stages.

The Triangle's in for quite a season of performances. Here's a taste of what's cooking in the most highly anticipated events of the year.


300-G E. Main St., Carrboro
Catie Curtis - folk-rock
Sept. 8
Shemekia Copeland - blues
Sept. 11
Los Lonely Boys - Grammy Award-winning Texican
Sept. 16
Adrian Belew Power Trio and Stick Men
featuring Tony Levin & Pat Mastelotto

Sept. 20
Climb Jacob's Ladder -
DooWatchaDoo LP Release Celebration
with Special Guests Joe Filisko & Eric Noden

Sept. 22
Woody Witt & The Quantum Mechanics
with Seven Steps - jazz

Sept. 23
Why? with Serengeti - indie rock
Sept. 24
Peter Lamb and The Wolves - jazz
Oct. 2
Leon Redbone - folk-jazz, ragtime guitar
Oct. 6




Arts N.C. State
Various venues
N.C. State University, Raleigh
Ticket central: 515-1100

NCSU Center Stage
Ruthie Foster
Sept. 16, Stewart Theatre
Musicians from the Four Seasons
Chamber Music Festival
Oct. 1, Titmus Theatre

Aquila Theatre: "The Importance of Being Earnest"
Oct. 12, Stewart Theatre

Regina Carter
Sat., Oct. 22, Stewart Theatre
Dobet Gnahore
Nov. 4, Stewart Theatre

Shana Tucker
Nov. 11, Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre

Brian Brooks Moving Company
Nov. 17, Stewart Theatre

Dance Program
Dance Program Fall Concert
Nov. 10-11, Stewart Theatre


Music @ NC State
Arts Now!
Sept. 13, Talley Ballroom
NCSU Pipes & Drums
Oct. 26, Stewart Theatre
Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra
Oct. 30, Stewart Theatre
Choral Collage
Nov. 1, Stewart Theatre
NCSU Jazz Ensemble
Nov. 2, Stewart Theatre
Grains of Time Fall Concert
Nov. 5, Stewart Theatre
Raleigh Civic Symphony
Nov. 13, Stewart Theatre
Ladies in Red Fall Concert
Nov. 19, Stewart Theatre
Olga Kleiankina Faculty Recital
Nov. 21, Stewart Theatre
Wind Ensemble
Nov. 29, Stewart Theatre
Choral/Jazz Holiday Concert
Dec. 2, Stewart Theatre

University Theatre
"The Philadelphia Story"
Sept. 28-Oct. 2, Stewart Theatre
"Garden District: Suddenly, Last Summer
& Something Unspoken"

Oct. 26-30, Nov. 2-6, Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre
"Little Women"
Nov. 16-20, Nov. 30-Dec. 4, Titmus Theatre


Broadway Series South
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 E. South St., Raleigh

An Evening with Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer
Oct. 1
"Yo Gabba Gabba" - live touring show
of the Nick Jr. TV program
Nov. 1
"Stomp" - award-winning Broadway musical
Nov. 18-20
"A Christmas Story, the Musical!" - first national Broadway tour
(Co-presented with N.C. Theatre and Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy)
Nov. 29-Dec. 4
Straight No Chaser - male a cappella group with a twist
Dec. 16-17

Burning Coal Theatre Company
The Murphey School
224 Polk St., Raleigh

"Enron" by Lucy Prebble
Sept. 8-25
"Henry V (on Trapeze)" by William Shakespeare
Dec. 1-18

Carolina Performing Arts
Various venues
UNC-Chapel Hill

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Stefan Litwin, piano - one of Europe's most distinguished chamber orchestras with Litwin, composer and UNC professor
Sept. 7-8
Allen Toussaint & Mavis Staples - two musical icons
Sept. 14
Philadanco - African American-based dance blends with ballet, jazz and modern
Sept. 23
Anthony Dean Griffey - tenor with UNC music faculty
Sept. 29
Water Stains on the Wall - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Oct. 6-7
Babel (words) - Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - western contemporary dance with movement styles from around the world
Oct. 9-10
Angelique Kidjo - Afro-pop
Oct. 16
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter
Oct. 18
Gil Shaham, violin
Oct. 28
Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" & "Watt" - Gate Theatre
Nov. 2-5
Shiva Ganga - Shantala Shivalingappa - dancer/choreographer
Nov. 8
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, music director and conductor
Nov. 12-13
Still Black Still Proud - African Tribute to James Brown with Pee Wee Ellis, Maceo Parker, Vusi Mahlasela & Cheikh Lo
Nov. 16
"Nutcracker" - Carolina Ballet
Dec. 3-4

Carolina Ballet
Various venues
"Black and White Swan" - Fletcher Opera Theatre, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh
Sept. 15-Oct. 2
"Dracula, The Masque of the Red Death" - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Oct. 13-30
"Stravinsky: Concerto for Two Solo Pianos" & "Cinderella" - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 23-27
"The Nutcracker"
Dec. 3-4 - UNC Memorial Hall; Dec. 10-11 - Durham Performing Arts Center; Dec. 16-24 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium


Carolina Theatre
309 W. Morgan St., Durham

Lindsey Buckingham - Fleetwood Mac frontman in intimate solo performance
Oct. 1
7 Walkers - Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann's new project
Oct. 23
Boney James - Saxophonist and songwriter
Nov. 5
Chris Thile of Nickel Creek and the Punch Brothers in a solo performance
Nov. 13
John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean - Black-light puppet show for kids of all ages
Nov. 15
Numero Group's Eccentric Soul Revue - Featuring Syl Johnson, The Notation & Renaldo Domino backed by The Sweet Divines and The Divine Soul Rhythm Band
Nov. 19
Christmas with Aaron Neville
Nov. 29
Leahy Family Christmas - Traditional Celtic melodies and Christmas favorites
Dec. 7
George Winston - Solo piano concert
Dec. 15

Common Ground Theatre
4815B Hillsborough Rd., Durham

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern: "Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams
Sept. 7-24
Ghost & Spice Productions: "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon
Oct. 7-22
Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern: "The Birthday Party" by Harold Pinter
"A Trailer Park Christmas" by Rachel Klem & Jeffrey Moore
Dec. 8-18

Deep Dish Theater Company
University Mall
201 S. Estes Dr.
Chapel Hill

"After the Revolution" by Amy Herzog
Aug. 26-Sept. 17
"Nathan the Wise" by Gottholt Lessing
Oct. 28-Nov. 19

Duke Performances
Various venues
Duke University, Durham
Joan Soriano
Sept. 23
Ciompi Quartet: Concert No. 1
Sept. 24
Zakir Hussain & Rakesh Chaurasia
Sept. 30
Orion String Quartet & Windscape
Oct. 1
Lizz Wright
Oct. 7- 8
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
Oct. 14
Goran Bregovic & His Wedding and Funeral Orchestra
Oct. 16
Randy Weston, piano
Oct. 21
Alexi Murdoch + Mount Moriah
Oct. 22
Philippe Jaroussky, Countertenor with Apollo's Fire, Baroque Orchestra
Oct. 26
Chunky Move: "Connected" - dance
Oct. 28
Christian Tetzlaff, violin & Lars Vogt, piano
Oct. 29
Ingrid Fliter, piano
Nov. 4
The Great Flood - film by Bill Morrison; music by Bill Frisell with Tony Scherr, Kenny Wolleson & Ron Miles
Nov. 5
Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, conducted by María Guinand - Milestones of the 20th Century Choral Repertoire
Nov. 9
Ciompi Quartet: Concert No. 2 with Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Nov. 12
Chris Thile, mandolin
Nov. 13
Carolina Chocolate Drops + Luminescent Orchestrii
Dec. 2
Andre Watts, piano
Dec. 3
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Dec. 10

Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
American Tobacco District
123 Vivian St., Durham

The Monkees
Sept. 1
Ron White
Sept. 10
Steve Earle
Sept. 17
Earth, Wind & Fire
Sept. 18
Sept. 21
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Sept. 22
"Come Fly Away"
Sept. 27-Oct. 2
Peter Frampton
Oct. 5
Oct. 8
Weird Al
Oct. 9
Aretha Franklin
Oct. 16
Willie Nelson
Oct. 20
John Oliver
Oct. 22
Loretta Lynn
Oct. 23
"Rock of Ages"
Oct. 25-30
Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes
Nov. 10-27
"A Christmas Carol"
Dec. 3-4
Carolina Ballet's "The Nutcracker"
Kenny G
Dec. 15

Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville St.

24th Annual Bull Durham Blues Festival
(Durham Central Park) - N.C.'s largest celebration of the blues, showcasing some of the finest
contemporary blues artist today
Sept. 10

Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary

Sept. 16
Ray Lamontagne and The Pariah Dogs
with guest Brandi Carlile
Sept. 19 
Serenity Girlz present the Fall Foliage Bonanza Concert featuring Vaughan Penn, Vickie Shaw, Monika Jaymes & Jennifer Corday & Reverbnation
Oct. 2



N.C. Symphony
Various venues

Duke Medicine Classical Series, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus; J. Mark Scearce: This Thread; Mozart: Requiem - Grant Llewellyn, music director; N.C . Master Chorale
Sept. 8 & 10
Haydn: Symphony No. 83, "La Poule";
Poulenc: Piano Concerto; Mozart: Concert-Rondo in A Major, K.386; Bizet: Symphony in C -
Pascal Roge, piano

Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Enrique Sono: Danza Fantastica; Sibelius:
Violin Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 - Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin
Oct. 14-15
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4; Wagner: Overture to Tannhauser - William Henry Curry, resident conductor; Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano
Oct. 28-29
Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead; Liszt: Totentanz; Liszt: Fantasy on Themes from Beethoven's The Ruins of Athens; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1 - Louis Lortie, piano
Nov. 11-12
Magnus Lindberg: Chorale; Berg: Violin Concerto; Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - Brian Reagin, violin; Christina Pier, soprano
Dec. 2-3

Chapel Hill Series, Memorial Hall
Haydn: Symphony No. 82, "La Poule"; Poulenc: Piano Concerto; Mozart: Concert-Rondo in A Major, K.386; Bizet: Symphony in C - Pascal Roge, piano
Oct. 2
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4; Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser - William Henry Curry, resident conductor; Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano
Oct. 27
Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead; Liszt: Totentanz; Liszt: Fantasy on Themes from Beethoven's The Ruins of Athens; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1 - Louis Lortie, piano
Nov. 10

Pops Series, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh
Bernstein on Broadway - musical theater showcase - Sarah Hicks, assistant conductor; Jamie Bernstein, narrator
Sept. 23-24
Holiday Pops: A Carolina Christmas - by singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett, featuring Concert Singers of Cary
Nov. 25-26

Special Events, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh
New Year's in Vienna - ringing in the New Year with the sophisticated sounds of old Vienna; soprano Sari Gruber
Dec. 31

PlayMakers Repertory Company

Center for Dramatic Arts, UNC-Chapel Hill
Country Club Rd., Chapel Hill

"A Number" - drama by Caryl Churchill
Sept. 7-11
"In the Next Room" - Tony Award-winning play by Sarah Ruhl
Sept. 21-Oct. 9
"The Parchman Hour" - world premiere
Oct. 26-Nov. 13
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee, winner of Tony Award for Best Play
Nov. 30-Dec. 18

Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 E. South St., Raleigh
Oh What A Night! - Hot Summer Nights at The Kennedy - concert
Aug. 31-Sept. 1
Hopscotch Music Festival
Sept. 8-11
Mike Epps - comedian, actor
Oct. 8
"Evita" - NC Theatre production of Broadway musical
Oct. 21-23, 15-30


RBC Center
1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh
Taylor Swift
Nov. 17
Disney on Ice "Dare to Dream"
Dec. 7-11


Raleigh Amphitheater
500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh
Umphrey's Mcgee & Toubab Krewe
Sept. 1
Fleet Foxes
Sept. 21
Widespread Panic
Sept. 23-24
Sept. 27
Bud Light City Fest featuring Rusted Root
Oct. 1


Raleigh Chamber Music Guild
Various venues
Harlem Quartet - September Prelude Chamber Music Festival of the Triangle
Sept. 11
New Zealand String Quartet
Nov. 13


Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue St., Raleigh
Zenph Sound presents: An Evening with Jazz Legends
Sept. 15-Oct. 2
"Woman in Black" - thriller adapted by Stephen Mallatratty from the book by Susan Hill
Oct. 7-23
"Cinderella" - musical
Dec. 9-18


Theatre in the Park
107 Pullen Rd., Raleigh
"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, original music by Scott Parks
Aug. 19-21, 25-28; Sept. 2-4

Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
3801 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh
Jason Aldean with Chris Young & Thompson Square
Sept. 10
Brad Paisley
Sept. 25