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Our 2012-2013 season of shows

Announcing the 2012-2013 season

Raleigh Little Theatre is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 season, which will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Artistic Director Haskell Fitz-Simons with a diverse lineup that ranges from Snow White to Oscar Wilde to an area premiere. With 12 productions spread across two stages, the season includes a variety of classics, comedies and musicals that will appeal to a broad range of families living in the Triangle region.

Sutton Series

Youth Series

Special Shows

Download the 2-page season calendar and season summary (PDF).


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Sutton Series 2012-2013

All shows in the Sutton Series are reserved seating including Bus Stop which is being performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.

The Rocky Horror Show (musical)

Book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien
CalendarCantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved seating)
Friday, August 17, 2012 - Sunday, September 2, 2012

The musical that became a movie and a decades-long cultural phenomenon is back where it is meant to be – live on stage! When clean-cut Brad and naïve Janet get stranded on the side of the road and seek help from the Frankenstein place, they get more than they bargained for. With the unintentional humor of B movies and portentous dialogue of schlock horror, this rock musical masterpiece will have you giving over to absolute pleasure. For Mature Audiences.

See the Rocky Horror Show page.

The 39 Steps (comedy)

Adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan, from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved seating)
CalendarFriday, October 12, 2012 - Sunday, October 28, 2012

Follow the adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hanay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women. With more than 150 characters brought to life by 4 actors, this Tony award-winning play amounts to an unforgettable time of non-stop laughs and Hitchcock’s special brand of romance, intrigue, and espionage.

See the 39 Steps show page.

Bus Stop (comedy/drama)

By William Inge
CalendarGaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (Reserved seating)
Friday, February 1, 2013 - Sunday, February 24, 2013

Journey to a simpler, more innocent past. A freak snowstorm has halted the progress of a bus and its few passengers, forcing them to take shelter in a diner for several hours in the dead of night. Based on Inge’s earlier one-act play, People in the Wind, this story involves a pair of young lovers struggling to find love in the modern world, and how spending a few hours together impacts the lives of ordinary people. A blizzard tale – with a heart-warming guarantee.

See the Bus Stop show page.

The Importance of Being Earnest (comedy)

By Oscar Wilde
CalendarCantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved seating)
Friday, April 12, 2013 - Sunday, April 28, 2013

A rousing romantic escapade and absurd comedic masterpiece about class and etiquette. In a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, charming bachelors Jack and Algernon lead double lives to woo the two young ladies who have won their hearts. When they are caught in their lies, the stage is set for clever manipulations and hilarious confusion. Oscar Wilde dishes up scathing social satire, effervescent wit, and high farce, making this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

See the Importance of Being Earnest show page.

Once on This Island (musical)

Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty
CalendarCantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved seating)
Friday, June 7, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013

Celebrate the art of storytelling with this rousing Calypso-flavored pop score that garnered 8 Tony nominations for its Broadway run. This beautiful song and dance masterpiece tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the gods who rule the island lead Ti Moune on a quest that tests the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.

See the Once on This Island show page.


Youth Series 2012-2013

See four shows, three in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre with General Admission seating and one in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre with Reserved seating.

East of the Sun and West of the Moon (folk tale)

By Tina Howe, music by Mel Marvin
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General admission)
CalendarFriday, July 13, 2012 - Sunday, July 22, 2012

Set in the midst of a bitter Norwegian winter, this is an enchanting story about a brave young woman. A White Bear visits a peasant family promising great riches if they allow their daughter, Tove, to come and live with him. She travels with the Bear to his castle where she discovers that he is a bewitched Prince. They fall in love but are separated. On a quest to save him, Tove encounters eerie hags, the four winds and dangerous trolls.

See the East of the Sun and West of the Moon show page.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (holiday classic)

CalendarBy Barbara Robinson
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General admission)
Friday, November 2, 2012 - Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, cheat and love to give clonks on the head. Even worse, this year they are performing in the annual Christmas pageant. Everyone is convinced that it will be a disaster. At best, it will be unusual. But no one is prepared for it being the best one ever.

See the Christmas Pageant show page.

Snow White, The Queen's Fair Daughter (folk tale)

Based on the story by The Grimm Brothers, adapted by Max Bush
Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved seating)
CalendarFriday, March 1, 2013 - Sunday, March 10, 2013

Based on the original oral story, this version of the well-loved classic contains many of the familiar elements, but differs from the Grimms' later versions. The Queen adores her daughter, but Snow White’s coming of age pushes the two apart. As punishment for Snow White’s curiosity, the Queen abandons her daughter in the woods. Here, Snow White meets seven industrious dwarves and a young Prince. A surprise ending to this tale reveals what happens after the disguised Queen tricks her daughter into eating the famous poisoned apple. Performed in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre with reserved seating.

See the Snow White show page.

The Brementown Musicians (musical)

CalendarBased on the story by The Grimm Brothers, by Allison Gregory, music by Hummie Mann
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General admission)
Friday, May 3, 2013 - Sunday, May 19, 2013

When the farmer and his wife decide that their donkey, Donny, is past his usefulness, Donny makes a decision to follow his dream of becoming a famous musician one day. During his journey to Brementown, the music Mecca, Donny meets many interesting characters - some who help him along his way, others who challenge his goal. When he finally gets to Brementown, Donny realizes something is wrong and he must battle to bring sweet music back to the famous town.

See the Brementown Musicians show page.


Special Shows 2012-2013

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] (comedy)

Co-produced with Actors Comedy Lab
CalendarBy Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General admission)
Friday, September 14, 2012 - Sunday, September 30, 2012

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! This irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays was London’s longest-running comedy – 10 years in the West End at the Criterion Theatre. Join this madcap trio of ambitious prop-laden actors as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter - now revised!

See the Complete Works show page.

Cinderella (holiday musical)

Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault, adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler, music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy
CalendarCantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved seating)
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - Sunday, December 16, 2012

This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just the right mixture of comedy and romance to add the sparkle of magic to your holiday season. A visually stunning musical combining elegant costumes and scenery with song, dance, conniving step-relatives and resourceful fairy-folk. Performed in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre with reserved seating.

See the Cinderella show page.

Tigers Be Still (comedy)

Co-produced with Actors Comedy Lab
By Kim Rosenstock
CalendarGaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General admission)
Friday, March 22, 2013 - Sunday, April 7, 2013

A quirky, endearing and deliciously dark new comedy critically acclaimed in its 2010 New York premiere. Sherry finds herself unemployed, overwhelmed and hiding out in her childhood bed. But when Sherry gets hired as a substitute art teacher, things begin to brighten up. Now if only her mother and sister would leave the house, her first therapy patient would do any of his homework, her new boss would leave his gun at home, and someone would catch the escaped tiger, everything would be just perfect.

See the Tigers Be Still show page.


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