Calendar

Dec 14 - Dec 23

Nutcracker - Carolina Ballet

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
The Nutcracker
Dec 14-23
December 14 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 15 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 15 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 16 - 1:00 PM | Doors 12:00 PM
December 16 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
December 18 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 19 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 20 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 21 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 21 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 22 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 22 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 23 - 1:00 PM | Doors 12:00 PM
December 23 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
The Nutcracker

What would the Holiday season be without The Nutcracker? Featuring a live symphony orchestra, grand illusions, and magnificent sets & costumes, it’s not to be missed! Bring the whole family and join us on a journey to the Land of Sweets.

Dec 15 - Dec 16

Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concert

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Dec 15-16
December 15 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
December 15 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
December 16 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM

Come experience The Raleigh Ringers live in concert as they continue to dazzle concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular, and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells.

Dec 17

Holiday Concert 2018

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Philharmonic Association Holiday Event
December 17, 2018 | Monday
7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
Philharmonic Association Holiday Event

Lift your spirits with most enthusiastic holiday concert in the Triangle. Our young musicians in the Triangle Youth Philharmonic (TYP) will be joined by the talented young dancers from International Ballet Company in selections from the Nutcracker. Composer Terry Mizesko will bring special insight into his Channukah Celebration Suite, the newly appointed  TYP Conductor David Glover will introduce the musicians to the special nuances of a Strauss Waltz in the beloved Blue Danube, and founding conductor, Hugh Partridge, will have fun with several Leroy Anderson favorites. It will be an evening to remember!

Tickets will be general admission and available at the door. Adults $15, Seniors $10, Children $5 and first balcony $20.

Fletcher Opera Theater
A John Waters Christmas
December 18, 2018 | Tuesday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
A John Waters Christmas

Like a damaged St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted, John Waters – legendary filmmaker (“Female Trouble”, “Hairspray”, “Serial Mom”), raconteur and author of bestselling books, Carsick, Role Models and Make Trouble – hitchhikes into town with a bag full of sticks and stones for the devoted and the damned, spreading Yuletide profanity and perverted piety with his critically acclaimed one-man show, “A John Waters Christmas”. 

This rapid-fire “trigger warning” for holiday traditionalists asks the questions, “Is Prancer the only gay reindeer?”, “Is it wrong to steal purses from cars in graveyard parking lots on Christmas Eve while mourners leave flowers?”, “Has Santa ever been nude?”, and, most importantly, “Should you disrupt living crèche celebrations this year in the name of political action?”  Miracles really do happen at Yuletide, even if they’re false, and Waters prays for a Gaspar Noé Christmas film, and a new sex club that encourages gay men and lesbians to have sex with each other for the very first time.  Delving into his love for the annual December warning list of “Unsafe Toys to Give Your Child” and his hatred for email Christmas cards, The Easter Bunny, and any kind of holiday “food issues”, the Pope of Trash will give you a Cool Yule like no other.  You better watch out, you better cry!  John Waters, the People’s Pervert, is coming to town.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Holiday Cirque Spectacular
Dec 21-22
December 21 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
December 22 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
December 22 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Holiday Cirque Spectacular

North Carolina Symphony

Wesley Schulz, conductor

An audience favorite returns: the circus meets the symphony! Stunning aerial feats, mind-boggling contortions, and jaw-dropping juggling acts will take your breath away—and with these awe-inspiring acrobatics accompanied by your favorite festive music, this show is sure to fill you and your family with the wonder of the season.

Meymandi Concert Hall
North Carolina Symphony Candlelight Performance
December 23, 2018 | Sunday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
North Carolina Symphony Candlelight Performance

North Carolina Symphony

Wesley Schulz, conductor

North Carolina Symphony Children’s Chorus

Back by popular demand! In the glow of candlelight, this one-hour program will warm your heart at the height of the holiday season. Share an evening of classical music with the North Carolina Symphony, uplifted by the voices of the NCS Children’s Chorus.

Dec 28

Dancing with the Stars

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Dancing With the Stars: Live
December 28, 2018 | Friday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Dancing With the Stars: Live

TV’s hottest show is going back on tour across America this winter in Dancing with the Stars: Live! Fans of the show have the opportunity to see the best ballroom dancers in the business perform live in their hometowns. This all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, including sizzling group numbers, steamy duets and over the top original pieces. 

All New Show to Feture "Dancing with the Stars" Season 27 Dancers; Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Alan Bersten, Jenna Johnson, Brandon Armstrong and More!

**Cast List Subject to Change**

Jan 4 - Jan 6

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Shen Yun Performing Arts
Jan 4-6
January 4 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
January 5 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
January 5 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
January 6 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
Shen Yun Performing Arts

Where Art Connects Heaven & Earth...

SHEN YUN’S unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.

This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms— classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom. 

Traditional Chinese culture—with its profoundly optimistic worldview and deep spiritual roots— was displaced by communism in China. Today, only the New York–based Shen Yun is keeping this precious heritage alive on stage. And it’s an experience that will take your breath away.

Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission

Children under 4 are not admitted.

 

Meymandi Concert Hall
January 5, 2019 | Saturday
January 5 - 1:00 PM | Doors 11:30 AM
January 5 - 4:00 PM | Doors 2:30 PM

North Carolina Symphony

Wesley Schulz, conductor

Scott MacLeod, vocal 

Magic Circle Mime Company

An impetuous street musician is caught playing the orchestra’s grand piano. Much to her surprise the conductor does not scold her but instead offers her the chance to “be Mozart” for this program about the famous composer. The street musician and her prankster companion must now confront dilemmas and opportunities similar to those faced by Mozart.

Jan 11

George Lopez "The Wall World Tour"

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
George Lopez The Wall World Tour
January 11, 2019 | Friday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
George Lopez The Wall World Tour

George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television.

Lopez is currently on his standup comedy tour, The Comedy Get Down, with Charlie Murphy, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer in arenas across the country. The comedians also recently wrapped a BET scripted comedy series based on their tour.

Lopez is also starring in his new comedy series, Lopez on TV Land.  Starring and produced by Lopez, the series explores how he struggles between his two worlds and crises that are often of his own making. The half hour single camera serialized comedy consists of 12 episodes and has been renewed for a second season.