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The RLT 2015-2016 Season

Patrick Torres' first season as Artistic Director!

“I could not be more excited about the plays that we have chosen to present. These are among the finest classic and modern plays in theatre, and as a collective, they present the full range of human emotions. It is a season full of characters who seek community - some to fulfill a quest, some to tear it apart, and some who simply seek love. It is our hope that these plays will provide us with the opportunity to engage one another in deep conversation as we continue to develop our own sense of community here in the Triangle.” -- Patrick Torres, Artistic Director

In chronological order:

September:Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
October:The Rivals
November:A Year With Frog and Toad
January:Stick Fly
February:Sweeney Todd
March:Miss Nelson is Missing
April:Charlotte’s Web
June:The Glass Menagerie

Download a 1-page calendar of the entire season.

Sutton Series
For general audiences

City Series
For mature audiences

Youth Series
For all ages

Special shows

Existing Members

This year we are offering a new option - the ability to renew online via our Patron Portal facility! Patron Portal also shows ticket and donation history, and enables you to update your own contact information.

If you haven’t logged in before, or otherwise don’t recall your password, simply enter your email in the Username box and click on “Forgot your password?”  If you need help contact the box office at boxoffice@raleighlittletheatre.org or call (919) 821-3111.


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 by calling (919) 821-3111 or online using the links below:

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.


Sutton Series

For General Audiences. Performed with reserved seating in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre and Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.

The Rivals (classical comedy)

by Richard Sheridan
Co-production with Actors Comedy Lab

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, reserved seating
October 2 – 18, 2015

A comedy of manners about two young lovers. Lydia wants to elope with a poor soldier, Jack, in spite of the objections of her guardian, Mrs. Malaprop, a moralistic widow. Full of witty dialogue, double-entendres, and lots of laughs.

Sweeney Todd (musical drama)

Book by Hugh Wheeler.
Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, reserved seating
February 12 – 28, 2016

A dark and whimsical fantasy. Sweeney Todd seeks revenge on Judge Turpin and teams up with the amorous Mrs. Lovett, a pie maker. When Sweeney opens a barbershop above Mrs. Lovett’s business, he adds a special ingredient to the recipe that has all of London dying for their pies.

The Glass Menagerie (drama)

by Tennessee Williams

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, reserved seating
June 10 – 26, 2016

A moving and tragic memory play. Amanda is a fading southern belle and her sensitive daughter Laura needs a husband. Will she find a match, and what will become of her brother Tom, the aspiring poet?

City Series

Contempory theatre for mature audiences. Performed in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre with reserved seating and the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre with general admission

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT (musical comedy)

Book & lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, reserved seating
August 28 – September 13, 2015

A highly irreverent and hilarious spoof. King Arthur and his Knights of the Roundtable embark on a quest in this adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The original Broadway production won three Tony’s and was nominated for 14, and ours is its first all-local production.

Stick Fly (dramatic comedy)

by Lydia Diamond

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, general admission
January 15 – 31, 2016

A comedic family affair. The affluent, African-American LeVay family is gathering at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, longstanding tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed.

Beertown (devised theatre)

Devised by dog & pony dc

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, general admission
May 6 – 22, 2016

Which object best tells the story of who we are today? Part-civic ceremony, part-theatrical pageant, Beertown immerses audiences in an unconventional debate around the town’s time capsule. Every performance begins with a dessert potluck; please bring a dessert to share!


Youth Series

Shows for the whole family. Performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre with general admission and the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre with reserved seating

A Year with Frog and Toad (musical)

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale. Music by Robert Reale. Based on the books by Arnold Lobel.

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, general admission
November 6 – 22, 2015

A story about friendship for all seasons. Follow the adventures of worrywart toad and a perky frog as they plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. A jazzy score will have the whole family hopping along!

Miss Nelson is Missing (musical)

Book, music & lyrics by Joan Cushing

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, general admission
March 11 – 27, 2016

A musical about learning to behave. Miss Nelson is too nice and can’t control her classroom. She disappears and is replaced by the evil Miss Swamp, who is a strict disciplinarian. Desperate, the children try to get her back – but will they ever find her?

Charlotte’s Web (fairytale)

Adapted from the book by E.B. White
By Joseph Robinette

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, reserved seating
April 8 – 17, 2016

A tale of friendship and loyalty. The end of the season could mean that Wilbur the pig ends up as dinner. But, with the help of his friend Charlotte, the grey spider, they hatch a plan to save him and make it to the County Fair.


Special shows

Celebrate the holidays with our 32nd annual production of Cinderella and join us for the Teens On Stage production of Runaways.

Runaways (musical)

Written and composed by Elizabeth Swados

Presented by Raleigh Little Theatre's Teens on Stage
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General admission)
July 17 – 26, 2015

Through a collage of speeches and songs, Runaways highlights the decision-making process and varied reasons children decide to run away while exploring the substitutes they find to deal with the loss of family.

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 4 – 20, 2015

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.

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