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"Theatre Raleigh's Parade is something you can not afford to miss"..."Parade is a SMASH"..."FLAWLESS"..."A COLOSSAL HIT for Theatre Raleigh"!!!!


Director Lauren Kennedy... astutely builds an emotional arc that deepens to a richly rewarding finale." Roy C. Dicks, N&O


“...a truly laugh a minute show" and "a hole in one for everyone!" (Boom Magazine)


" of this company's most accomplished shows to date." (FIVE STARS from Indy Week)


"No one's done it better than this sure-footed production...which closes far too soon." (Indy Week)


"Theatre Raleigh's stellar production of Spelling Bee is pure joy and great fun" by BWW"


Lyman turns the mother of the Weston clan into a destructive force of nature—Byron Woods, Indy Week


“Race pulls no punches...and this production unflinchingly serves them up" N&O


"the fabulous performance of the ridiculously talented Kate McMillan" Broadway World


"...this satisfying comic romp, a grand start for the season" Roy C. Dicks, N&O


"The 39 Steps earns a standing ovation..." Robert McDowell, Triangle A&E


" the chemistry of Tunstall and Kennedy" Indy Week, Byron Woods

Purchase SINGLE TICKETS to the 2014 Kennedy Theatre shows!

  • Includes Vanities, Blood Done Sign My Name, Other Desert Cities, Parade, and Crimes of the Heart

Purchase SINGLE TICKETS to The Music of Hot Summer Nights(our end-of-season concert in the Fletcher Opera Theater)

  • Friday, August 29th and Saturday, August 30th

Purchase a ticket to the PRE-SHOW GALA EVENT on Saturday, August 30th!


Up Next: Crimes of the Heart  (August 13-24)

Maigan Kennedy, Jen Avery, and Dana Harshaw Photo: Curtis Brown Photography

Maigan Kennedy, Jen Avery, and Dana Harshaw
Photo: Curtis Brown Photography


Now Playing: Parade (July 9-27)




Parade is a “SMASH”!



(Triangle A&E)

“A COLOSSAL HIT for Theatre Raleigh”!!

(Triangle A&E)

“Theatre Raleigh SHINES with Parade”!

(Broadway World)


Here’s what critics have to say about Parade!

Every element, from performers to technical aspects, reflects the highest talent and creativity.” Parade is “an all-out hit”… “an example of how theatre should work”… withvisceral forcethat “shouldn’t be missed”! (Roy Dicks, News & Observer)

Eric Woodall’s direction proves flawless“… ”Kennedy and Frank shine in their respecive starring roles”! (Susie Potter, Triangle Arts & Entertainment)

Parade will take your breath away“… “this ranks among the very best shows they’ve done”. (Chuck Galle, Triangle A&E)

Theatre Raleigh’s Parade is not something you can afford to miss…”Mr. Prince’s performance is, without a doubt, one of the best that the Triangle has seen in years…”don’t miss this gem! (Larisa Mount, Broadway World)


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2014 Hot Summer Nights Season!!!




Vanities — May 14th-25th

Based on the award-wining play, three best friends journey through high school, college, and their professional life, remembering the ups and downs of their 25 year friendship.  Appropriate for ages 16+ (due to language)



Blood Done Sign My Name — May 28th-June 8th

The best selling novel by Tim Tyson is brought to life by celebrated actor/
writer, Michael Wiley. Based on the events surrounding the 1970 murder of
Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, NC, Blood Done Sign My Name provides
us the opportunity to examine our own roles in the complex and often
confusing racial fabric of America. Acclaimed gospel singer Mary D.
Williams reinforces the action with renditions of spiritual classics.  Appropriate for ages 16+ (due to subject matter and language)







Other Desert Cities — June 18th-29th

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six year absence, to celebrate Christmas with her parents, brother, and aunt …and to announce that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.  For Mature Audiences (due to adult language)






Parade — July 9th-27th

A regional premiere for the Triangle, Parade tells the tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder. Winner of the 1999 Tony Award for Best Book and Best Score, its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.  Appropriate for ages 16+ (due to adult subject matter, but no harsh language)




Crimes of the Heart — August 13th-24th

At the core of this tragic comedy, which won the Pulitzer Prize, is a trio of sisters from Mississippi who reunite after the youngest sister shoots her abusive husband. Past resentments bubble to the surface as they’re forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships, while coping with the latest incident that has disrupted their lives.  For Mature Audiences (due to adult subject matter and language)




The Music of Hot Summer Nights — August 29th & 30th

Come enjoy an extraordinary evening of songs celebrating ten years of Hot Summer Nights!  For ALL ages 

NEW THIS YEAR: Join us for an exclusive gala event on Saturday, August 30th, 2014. We will celebrate with food and drinks, a silent auction, and a one of a kind star-studded theatrical experience! A limited number of gala tickets are on sale and can be purchased for just $50 if obtained in conjunction with a season ticket package. Non-gala tickets are included as one of the six shows in the regular season ticket package. [Non-gala tickets are for the CONCERT ONLY, and are available for either the Friday or Saturday evening performances.]


About Theatre Raleigh
The mission of Theatre Raleigh, Inc. is to produce work with an artistic scope that includes musical theatre, drama, comedy, concerts, theatre for young audiences, as well as the development of new theatrical projects. Theatre Raleigh, Inc. will nurture a tradition of intimate, professional live performances while enhancing, stimulating and providing opportunities to our community, thus contributing to its vitality.

Theatre Raleigh, Inc. is the umbrella institution under which the Hot Summer Nights Series, along with a planned Theatre for the Young Series and Backstage at the Kennedy Music Series, operates with the goal of providing audiences diverse programming in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.


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The Dilweg Companies (Parade)
Summit Hospitality Group (Other Desert Cities)
Electric Supply Company
Captive Aire, Inc
Synergy Spa
Barton College
CT Weekends
DNJ Mortgage
Michael Kennedy
Raymond James
Summit Hospitality Group
Triangle Securities
Weston Banks Wealth Partners
Theo Davis Printing