Event Calendar

Fletcher Opera Theater
George Will featured in the North Carolina History Museum's Distinguished Lecture Series
October 28, 2020 | Wednesday
7:00 PM
George Will featured in the North Carolina History Museum's Distinguished Lecture Series

George F. Will, Pulitzer Prize–Winning Political Journalist

Unmatched in political insight, George F. Will provides witty, trenchant, and informed analysis on America’s politics, economy, and society. As this year’s distinguished lecturer, his remarks will offer a glimpse into what the future may hold for public affairs, public policy, and American society. As a journalist at the Washington Post for nearly five decades, Will is in a unique position to provide penetrating and incisive commentary on the Washington political scene.

Presented by the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation and the News and Observer with additional support from the Sloan Family Foundation, the Goodnight Educational Foundation, Highwoods Properties, Mr. and Mrs. Everette C. Sherrill, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Hoch Jr.

Nov 6 - Nov 15

Edges - North Carolina Theatre - CANCELLED

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
An abstract vinvyl record sits in the middle of a blue background with the title "Edges" in the upper left hand corner.
Nov 6-15
November 6 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 7 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 7 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 8 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 8 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 10 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 11 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 12 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 13 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 14 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 14 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 15 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 15 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
An abstract vinvyl record sits in the middle of a blue background with the title "Edges" in the upper left hand corner.

**These events have now been cancelled. If you have any questions regarding your tickets to this production, please reach out to your original point of purchase or visit the North Carolina Theatre Website Here. Or, feel free to contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov and we'll be happy to assist as quickly as possible.**

From Oscar, GRAMMY, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, best known for their work on Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman, comes EDGES. This charming, witty, and honest musical song-cycle looks at what happens when we teeter at the edge of our lives. Through song, EDGES explores the trials and tribulations of burgeoning into adulthood through universal issues like love, commitment, identity, and meaning – themes all ages are sure to relate to.

Memorial Auditorium
Theresa Caputo stands at the top of the image with the title "Theresa Caputo Live" in blue at the bottom
November 11, 2020 | Wednesday
7:30 PM
Theresa Caputo stands at the top of the image with the title "Theresa Caputo Live" in blue at the bottom

Theresa Caputo, star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members and give people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, just in a different way.  Theresa has been a practicing medium for over 20 years. She helps individuals find closure by delivering healing messages.

**This event has been rescheduled for March 30, 2021 and you can find that event here. If you have any questions about this new performance date, please contact your original point of purchase, or email us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

Fletcher Opera Theater
Diali Cissokho stands in front of a barn at the center as his two bandmates stand on either side
January 29, 2021 | Friday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Diali Cissokho stands in front of a barn at the center as his two bandmates stand on either side

For the past decade, kora player and singer Diali Cissokho (kora and vocals) has called North Carolina home. Hailing from a long line of Senegalese musicians and storytellers known as griots, Cissokho made the transatlantic move to Pittsboro with his wife almost 10 years ago. Shortly afterward, he formed the band Kaira Ba with the aid of native Piedmont musicians John Westmoreland (guitar), Jonathan Henderson (bass), Austin McCall (drums), and Will Ridenour (percussion). Together, they blend the traditions and rhythms of West African music with subtle timbres of the American South. While comparison has been drawn to other notable Senegalese griots, such as Baaba Maal or Youssou N’Dour, the fusion of polyrhythmic percussion, plucky electric guitars, and sprinkles of pedal steel and electric organs makes for a much more individualistic, accessible sound. In essence, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba makes dance music that bridges the continental divide. ~Sam Haw, IndyWeek
 

Tony Williamson, who received a North Carolina Heritage Award in 2018 in recognition of his contributions to our state’s cultural vitality, is a renowned mandolin player from Chatham County. He’s also a skilled songwriter whose compositions integrate everything from traditional Piedmont string band tunes to classical music and jazz. He writes and plays innovative bluegrass music while maintaining his traditional roots. He was a sought-after session musician and sideman for artists like Sam Bush, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, and Ricky Skaggs. Not only has he collaborated with other mandolin legends, he has become a mentor to a younger generation of pickers like Sierra Hull, Chris Thile, and Andrew Marlin of Chapel Hill-based Mandolin Orange.

**This event has been rescheduled from its original date of April 3. If you have any questions about this new performance date, please contact your original point of purchase, or email us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

Feb 4 - Feb 7

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto - Carolina Ballet

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
A male dancer is leaping in the air to the left of two other dancers holding each other in mid pose
Feb 4-7
February 4 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 5 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 6 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 6 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 7 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
A male dancer is leaping in the air to the left of two other dancers holding each other in mid pose

The Carolina Ballet will open their 2020-2021 season with the pure elegance of dance in the return of Artistic Director, Zalman Raffael’s, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto. This program will also feature Agon; a striking George Balanchine classic to the beloved music of Igor Stravinsky, and a world premiere by Robert Weiss set to Mahler’s alluring Songs of a Wayfarer.

Mar 12

An R-Rated Magic Show

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
A white rabbit sits atop a magician's hat holding a martini glass. To the right of him the title reads "An R-Rated Magic Show" in purple
March 12, 2021 | Friday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
A white rabbit sits atop a magician's hat holding a martini glass. To the right of him the title reads "An R-Rated Magic Show" in purple

This is NOT your grandfather's magic show
 This is the show that will have you asking, "How the ****?" and "What the ****?"

Tricks, antics, pranks, stunts, wisecracks, buffoonery - all brought to you by one of the most compelling entertainers of his generation! Side-splitting comedy and mind-blowing magic are brought into the spotlight as comedy magician Grant Freeman brings his unique, raunchy show full of surprises to Raleigh!

**This event has been rescheduled from the October 2 event date. If you have any questions about this new performance date, please contact your original point of purchase, or email us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

Mar 18 - Mar 21

Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Carolina Ballet

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Four dancers are on stage as the two up front are knealt on the stage and the two in the background are leaping in the air
Mar 18-21
March 18 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
March 19 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
March 20 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
March 20 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
March 21 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
Four dancers are on stage as the two up front are knealt on the stage and the two in the background are leaping in the air

Returning to the stage in March is Robert Weiss’ revered ballet, Four Seasons. Vivaldi’s renowned piece of music paired with Weiss’ vibrant choreography leaves no doubt as to why this is a Triangle favorite. This program will also feature a new ballet by Weiss.