The NC Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for its 2012 presentation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. The performance includes professional, local and child actors. This year’s production will also touch thousands of students with nearly a dozen SchoolFest matinees planned for school groups across the Triad.
For over forty-six years The University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ acclaimed Nutcrackerproduction has been one of the Triad’s most eagerly anticipated events of the holiday season. This year, guest artists Veronika Part (Principal, American Ballet Theatre) and Charles Askegard (Principal, New York City Ballet) will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier Prince at the performances on Thursday night, December 13, at 7:30 p.m., and Friday night December 14, at 7:30 p.m.
There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 professional, community/volunteer and collegiate theatre organizations going on in the Triad, and each of them have their own unique strengths. When it comes to plays that fall into the "edgy" and "excellent" categories, The Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance has certainly found its niche.
Black Theatre is for Everyone! That’s what The North Carolina Black Repertory Company believes, and with a thirty-three-year track record of exposing diverse audiences to Black classics, developing new works, and sustaining Black theatre internationally, who are we to disagree?
NCBRC’s 12th annual production of Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is December 7-9 at the Arts Council Theatre in Winston-Salem, 610 Coliseum Drive, with evening shows at 8:00pm and matinees at 3:00pm.
Ever wonder what a Christmas in Ireland would be like? Well, on Wednesday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel on the WFU campus, you can find out. The SECREST Artists Series is bringing Danu to the Triad. The award-winning traditional Irish band brings you all of the energy and beauty of the Emerald Isle with flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, and bouzouki.