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The RLT 2014-2015 Season

Join us for our Season of Love in 2014-15! All of the plays - regardless of series - approach this topic from a different angle. Whether it's love of one's family and a teenage romance in Hairspray, the love between a child and a toy in The Velveteen Rabbit, or a historical novel colliding with a modern tale in Venus In Fur, this topic offers many compelling iterations for audiences of all ages.

This upcoming season, we welcome our new Artistic Director, Patrick Torres. We look forward to introducing you to him in August, as we prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre and the youth education program this summer, and the 80th anniversary of RLT in 2016.

In chronological order:

July:Fiddler On The Roof
October:Desire Under The Elms
November:Mirandy and Brother Wind
January:Venus In Fur
February:Much Ado About Nothing
March:The Velveteen Rabbit
April:Sleeping Beauty
May:Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Download a 1-page calendar of the entire season.

Sutton Series

City Series

Youth Series

Special Shows


Existing Members

If you were a member of our last season, contact the box office at boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org or (919) 821-3111 to see if your seats are still available.


New Member Membership Packages are now on sale!

Becoming a member is a great way to see shows at RLT! Benefits of being a member include:

  • Buy your tickets at a lower price than buying them individually
  • Buy your tickets in advance so that you won't miss out on the popular show dates
  • Get the best seats available 
  • Changing your tickets for a different day is an easy call to the box office and is no charge to you (starting August)
  • $6 off tickets to Cinderella *
  • Support RLT!

New members can subscribe online using the links below or by calling (919) 821-3111:

You can also order a membership by downloading our membership order form (PDF) and sending it in, either by fax or by scanning it in then emailing it to boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org.

* To take advantage of the Cinderella offer, do either of the following:

  • Order your membership and Cinderella tickets at the same time via the membership order form (PDF)
  • If you're ordering your membership online, redeem by calling the box office to order your Cinderella tickets starting July 1.


Sutton Series

For General Audiences. Performed with reserved seating in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre.

Hairspray (musical comedy)

Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman, based on the film written and directed by John Waters

August 22 - September 7, 2014

It’s 1962 in Baltimore and Tracy Turnblad is determined to make it on to TV’s most popular show. Winner of eight Tonys, this romantic treat is full of surprises, energetic dance numbers, and bigger than life hair.

For details and tickets, see the Hairspray show page.

Desire Under The Elms (drama)

By Eugene O’Neill

October 10 - 26, 2014

A twentieth-century American classic inspired by ancient Greek drama, this fever dream of a family drama is set in rural New England. Father of three, Ephraim Cabot returns to the family farm with his young bride Abbie. His youngest son, Eben, at first loathes the newcomer, but when hatred gives way to lust, the resulting conflict threatens to rock the peaceful farm to its core.

For details and tickets, see the Desire Under The Elms show page.

Much Ado About Nothing (comedy)

By William Shakespeare

February 13 - March 1, 2015

The debut production directed by Patrick Torres, RLT's new Artistic Director! Beatrice and Benedick disdain love and each other - which makes them a perfect match. If they can't see how much they belong together, perhaps they can be tricked into it. Or maybe the villain Don John will succeed in destroying the marriage between the young lovers, Claudio and Hero, and poison everyone's faith in love. Themes of honor, shame, and politics collide in Shakespeare's comedic look at how we love.

For details and tickets, see the Much Ado About Nothing show page.


City Series

Contempory theatre for mature audiences. Performed with reserved seating in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.

Venus In Fur (comedy)

By David Ives
Co-production with Actors Comedy Lab

January 16 - February 1, 2015

Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, leaving the director less than impressed. But her masterful performance flips the script and turns the session into a tango for dominance between woman and man. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times, a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power.

For details and tickets, see the Venus In Fur show page.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (musical)

Text by John Cameron Mitchell. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

May 1 - 17, 2015

Musical. A high-voltage rock musical that won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. The story follows Hedwig, a transgender rock star, who is playing a concert across town from her former lover, Tommy Gnosis. For a generation, Hedwig has inspired people by telling her story and encouraging us to be ourselves.

For details and tickets, see theHedwig and the Angry Inch show page.


Youth Series

Shows for the whole family. Sleeping Beauty in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (reserved seating), Mirandy & Velveteen Rabbit in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (general admission).

Mirandy and Brother Wind (musical)

Based on the book by Patricia McKissack. Adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt and John L. Cornelius. Libretto by Michael J. Bobbitt. Music and Lyrics by John L. Cornelius.

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General admission)
October 31 - November 16, 2014

In Ridgetop, South Carolina, 1906, Mirandy is determined to catch Brother Wind. It’s the best bet to win the cake walk, but he eludes all the tricks that her friends advise. This adaptation of a popular children’s book is a cultural celebration that is full of lively song and dance.

For details and tickets, see the Mirandy and Brother Wind show page.

The Velveteen Rabbit (fairytale)

Adapted by James Still. From the story by Margery Williams.

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General admission)
March 6 - 22, 2015

Fairytale. The beloved tale of a velveteen rabbit who wants to be real. "There are two ways to be real," the Skin Horse says. "The first is when you are real to one special child, and the second is when you are real to the world." Come see the wonderful story of the love between a boy and his stuffed toy.

For details and tickets, see the Velveteen Rabbit show page.

Sleeping Beauty (fairytale)

Adapted by John Clark Donahue and Thomas Olson. Original Music by Haskell Fitz-Simons.

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved seating)
April 3 - 12, 2015

The timeless children’s fairy returns, full of magic and fairies, a sleeping princess, and a handsome prince to the rescue. With original music written by Haskell Fitz-Simons, RLT’s longtime artistic director, for the 2005 production.

For details and tickets, see the Sleeping Beauty show page.


Special shows

Celebrate the holidays with Cinderella, and join us for the Teens On Stage production of Fiddler on the Roof.

Fiddler On The Roof (musical)

Book by Joseph Stein. Music by Jerry Bock. Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein.

Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre's Teens on Stage
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General admission)
July 25 - August 3, 2014

A story that has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth, and honesty for 50 years. The story by Sholem Aleichem is the tale of Tevye the dairyman, the father of five daughters. It is set in Tsarist Russia in 1905, where the Jews of the village struggle to maintain their traditions while the world around them changes.

For details and tickets, see the Fiddler On The Roof 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.

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved seating)
December 5 - 20, 2014

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.

For details and tickets, see the Cinderella show page.

Macbeth (drama)

By William Shakespeare
Co-production with Bare Theatre

RLT’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre (General admission)
June 19 - 27, 2015

One of Shakespeare's most notorious dramas, performed under the stars. Directed by Rebecca Blum. Members save 10%!

For details and tickets, see the Macbeth show page.

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