2012 Season


You don't want to miss North Carolina Theatre's 2012 BROADWAY SEASON: a groundbreaking six show line-up of fresh, new titles alongside your favorite musical theatre classics. This epic season is anchored by eight performances of the sell-out 25th anniversary tour of Les Miserables and truly offers 'something for everyone.' Five of these titles have never appeared on a North Carolina Theatre season!


Season Tickets

A Christmas Story

November 29-December 4, 2011

Presented by: North Carolina Theatre, Broadway Series South & Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy

America's #1 Christmas movie comes to life on stage as a hilarious holiday musical. Produced by the film's original Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, A Christmas Story, The Musical! chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way towards the holiday gift of his dreams - a Red Ryder Action Air Rifle BB Gun. ("You'll shoot your eye out kid!") Produced by the film's original Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, A Christmas Story, The Musical! features a bright holiday score by composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, a hilarious book by Joseph Robinette. It's a perennial holiday classic that will entertain the whole family.

Venue: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts


Green Day’s American Idiot

January 31-February 5, 2012

Presented by: North Carolina Theatre & Broadway Series South

The New York Times calls Green Day’s American Idiot "thrilling and emotionally charged, as moving as anything on Broadway!" Based on Green Day's ground-breaking rock opera of the same name, this daring new musical tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia, and features the smash hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Holiday" and "21 Guns". American Idiot contains adult content and strong language.

Venue: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts


Les Misérables

February 14-19, 2012

Presented by: North Carolina Theatre & Broadway Series South

Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical, Les Misérables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this Les Misérables, "an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." The London Times hails the new show "a five star hit, astonishingly powerful."

Venue: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts


Steel Magnolias

April 20-29, 2012

Presented by: North Carolina Theatre

The quintessential story of family and friendship in a unique Southern sisterhood, Steel Magnolias is a skillfully crafted portrayal of eccentricity, loyalty and love set in a small-town beauty parlor. The title suggests that although they appear delicate as magnolias, the main female characters are tough as steel. Set in the intimate venue of A.J. Fletcher Theater, this humorously revealing play will take you on an emotional journey filled with laughter and tears.

Venue: A.J. Fletcher Theater
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts


Oliver!

July 17-22, 2012

Presented by: North Carolina Theatre

"Consider Yourself" part of the family and come see the international stage and movie musical favorite, Oliver! Based on the timeless Charles Dickens tale, Oliver! vividly brings to life the ever- popular story of the young runaway orphan, colorful Artful Dodger, infamous Fagin and his gang of pickpockets, sinister Bill Sykes, nurturing and lovable Nancy and a host of memorable characters. Through classic songs like "As Long As He Needs Me," "Where is Love?", "Who Will Buy?" and many more, triumph overcomes heartbreak in this rich and joyful production for audiences of all ages.

Venue: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts


Legally Blonde The Musical

October 9-14, 2012

Presented by: North Carolina Theatre

College sweetheart and sorority star Elle Woods doesn’t take “no” for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone “serious,” Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and sets out where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law School. Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde The Musical is an award- winning Broadway sensation and winner of “Best New Musical” at the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards in London. This production is an all-singing, all-dancing, feel good musical comedy that is one “Elle of a show”!

Venue: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts


A Christmas Story Green Day’s American Idiot Les Misérables Steel Magnolias Oliver! Legally Blonde The Musical