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Theater Raleigh Announces 2023 Mainstage Schedule


Raleigh Theater announces its 2023 season on the main stage, including award-winning musicals such as “Jersey Boys” and “The Prom” and the world premiere of “The Weight of Everything We Know” by North Carolina playwright Allan Maule.

“After covid, everyone wants to enjoy an amazing night out,” said Lauren Kennedy Brady, Artistic Director Producer of Theater Raleigh. “Our 2023 season is full of fantastic music, vibrant staging, and current and nostalgic themes. Joy pervades all of these special titles.”

Price tiers for single-ticket season passes are: $145 for seniors, students, and military; $155 for adults; and $200 for Dress Circle, or preferred seat. (Prices do not include sales tax.)

Anyone who purchases season tickets before Nov. 5 will receive a Raleigh Theater goodie bag while supplies last. To buy, go to https://theatreraleigh.secure.force.com/ticket/#/subscriptions.

Here is the lineup for the 2023 main stage season:

BOYS JERSEY – April 5-16, 2023

With phenomenal music, memorable characters and excellent storytelling, Jersey Boys follows the fascinating evolution of four blue-collar kids who went on to become one of the biggest hits in pop music history. Winner of Best Musical at the Tony Awards and Olivier Awards, Jersey Boys takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to uncover the secret to a 40-year friendship as the quartet make their way from the streets of New Jersey at the heights of stardom. Audiences will be thrilled with electrifying performances of top hits including ‘Sherry’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, ‘Dawn’ and ‘My Eyes Adored You’ which brought the Four Seasons their highest honour: induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

THE WEIGHT OF ALL WE KNOW – May 31 – June 11, 2023

World premiere of the new play by North Carolina playwright Allan Maule. In May 2019, the kilogram changed its mass to be based on mathematical precision instead of physical weight. It was both a huge breakthrough for human knowledge and an utter disaster for a Bumble date between Lucia and Darrow. With her astrophysical research boiling over and an impending immigration hearing, Lucia must decide if she can take a leap of faith and trust Darrow’s creative instincts as he tries to keep her in the country. “The Weight of All We Know” is a romantic comedy about physics, writing, and how we deal with the sudden change of the unchanging.

THE PROM – August 2-13, 2023

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. When they hear trouble brewing around a prom in a small town, they know it’s time to shine the spotlight on the problem…and on themselves. Town parents want to keep the high school dance on track, but when a student wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the whole town has a date with fate. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s cheekiest team up with a brave girl and the citizens of the town and the result is love that brings them all together. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, “The Prom” expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical with a message that resonates with audiences more than ever.

BARBECUE – Oct 18-29, 2023

The grill is hot, the beer is cold, and the table is set for a typical O’Mallery family. “Barbecue” centers around the O’Mallerys, a dysfunctional group of siblings who come together for a barbecue in the park to stage an emergency response for their sister Barbara, whose drug addiction has spiraled out of control. There are actually two O’Mallery families, one white and one black. Each appears in different but similar scenes that juxtapose to create a dialogue about race and family politics. Their clumsy intervention ignites the fuse in this loud, rambunctious new comedy that confuses our warped view of the American family. From Obie and Helen Hayes award winner Robert O’Hara, this barbecue serves up a healthy helping of sibling love and loathing.

1940s RADIO HOUR – December 13-24, 2023

Another era is evoked in this wonderfully theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Algonquin Room of the Astor Hotel on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era, when the world was in war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (both on this show), is captured with precision as the harassed producer faces a drunken singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance ahead the microphone, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpeter who makes sound effects and chooses a fighter jet over Glenn Miller.

Tickets are also still available for the last theatrical production of the 2022 season: “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.” The play started on October 26 and will run until November 6. For tickets, go to: https://theatreraleigh.secure.force.com/ticket/#/

The Theater Raleigh Arts Center is located at 6638 Old Wake Forest Road, between Atlantic Ave and Capital Blvd. For tickets and more information, go to theatreraleigh.com.

Theater Raleigh is a non-profit professional theater company based in Raleigh, NC, dedicated to inclusion and diversity, enriching our community through innovative and intimate theater experiences. The origins of the Raleigh theater can be traced back to KD Kennedy Jr., and his son, Michael, began a series of Hot Summer Nights theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in 2005. Kennedy’s daughter, Broadway star Lauren Kennedy Brady , took over the artistic direction. in 2008. Brady studied at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and performed on Broadway (Sunset Boulevard, Side Show, Les Miserables, Spamalot and more). Brady uses his Broadway connections to bring in top talent for the company’s shows. In June 2020, Brady moved the theater company to North Raleigh. She has raised $500,000 in an ongoing $1 million capital campaign to convert an 18,000 square foot space into a performing arts hub. The centerpiece of the new location – a 3,600 square foot main stage with technical balconies, suspended flooring and flexible seating – opened in August 2022. The Theater Raleigh Arts Center is located at 6638 Old Wake Forest Road, between Atlantic Ave and Capital Blvd. For tickets and more information: theatreraleigh.com.