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Shows / Seasons

RLT’s 2023-2024 Season: Finding Home

02/22/2023


Welcome to RLT’s 2023-2024 Season: Finding Home!

Recent years have made us all more aware of the distance between each other. The definition of family, belonging, and home have evolved, and our understanding of the space we occupy has changed.

As a community theatre, RLT is often described by volunteers as “home.” While this definition of home often means the physical space, a place that feels comfortable, we know that feeling reaches beyond the walls of the theatre and into the hearts of our community. Home is the people we feel welcomed by just as much as the space that we are welcomed into.

The collection of stories that comprise our 2023-2024 season feature characters that are understanding what home means and where it rests in who they are. Whether it is about the dedication it takes to solve a mystery, the understanding needed to know that helping others creates community, the care required to empathize with an experience that is not your own, or the heart it takes to embrace differences and find inspiration in unique places – they all must reckon with the idea that home is not simply where we are in physical space, but also the people that we welcome into our hearts and stories.

– Heather Strickland, Executive and Interim Artistic Director

2023-2024 Season

See below for a quick overview of our new season! Scroll down to continue reading more about each production.

Click here to watch a recording of our live season announcement!

FOUR-SHOW SERIES, presented in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre and Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre

  • Curtains*, Musical
    • August 11 – 27, 2023
    • Performed in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
  • Misery*, Thriller
    • October 20 – November 5, 2023
    • Performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre
  • Trouble in Mind*, Dramatic Comedy
    • March 15 – 31, 2024
    • Performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre
  • Kinky Boots, Musical
    • June 7 – 23, 2024
    • Performed in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

*These shows also comprise our Three-Show Series.

FAMILY SERIES, presented in the Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre and Sutton Theatre

  • Last Stop on Market Street, Musical
    • September 16 – 24, 2023
    • Sensory-Friendly September 23
    • Performed outside in the Stephenson Amphitheatre
  • Nate the Great, Musical
    • February 2 – February 11, 2024
    • Sensory-Friendly February 10
    • Performed in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
  • Looking for Roberto Clemente, Musical
    • May 4 – 12, 2024
    • Sensory-Friendly May 11
    • Performed outside in the Stephenson Amphitheatre

SPECIALTY PRODUCTIONS

  • Puffs, Teens on Stage / Teens Backstage Production
    • July 21 – 30, 2023
    • Performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre
  • Cinderella, Holiday Musical
    • December 1 – 17, 2023
    • Performed in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

Click here to view our 23-24 season calendar!

Returning Subscribers

2022-23 season ticket holders are able to renew their subscriptions online via the Patron Portal. You can also renew by mail (renewal packets are heading your way in early March) or by calling the box office at 919-821-3111 during their normal operating hours. For questions regarding your subscription, please contact our box office at BoxOffice@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org

New Subscriptions & Single Ticket Information

Tickets for the Teens on Stage/Teens Backstage presentation of Puffs will go on sale Saturday, April 1. Single tickets for all remaining shows will be available Saturday, July 1, at noon.

New subscriptions are available for purchase now! Select our Four-Show Series, Three-Show Series, or Family Series (including a sensory-friendly option) for the best pricing and to lock in seats that renew in years to come. Create your own series by selecting our Choose Your Own subscription option! This option offers a slightly smaller discount versus the prior series options, but you are able to mix and match across all our season offerings.

Learn more about all four subscription options here!

2023-2024 Season: Finding Home

PuffsMusical

July 21 – 30, 2023
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre
General Admission
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30PM, Saturday – Sunday at 3:00PM

By Matt Cox

For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. Presented by RLT’s Teens on Stage and Teens Backstage summer program, Puffs (or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic) is a hilarious and heartfelt tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. Tickets on sale April 1!

Curtains | Musical

August 11 – 27, 2023
Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
Reserved Seating
Thursday – Saturday at 8:00PM, Sunday at 3:00PM

Book by Rupert Holmes
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Original Book and Concept by Peter Stone

It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast and crew become suspects. It is up to a local fast-talking detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan, to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love, all without getting killed. Packed with glorious tunes from the legendary songwriting team of Kander & Ebb, Curtains is a witty and hilarious musical whodunit that you won’t want to miss!

Last Stop on Market Street | Family Musical

September 16 – 24, 2023 
Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre
General Admission
Saturday – Sunday at 1:00PM & 4:00PM
Sensory-friendly September 23 at 1:00PM

Book, Music & Lyrics by Gloria Bond Clunie
Adapted from the book by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson

On a Sunday after church, CJ and his Nana board the public bus for their weekly trip across town to help out at a soup kitchen. Along the way, CJ notices the many differences among people and asks tons of curious questions: Why don’t we have a car? How come that man can’t see? How come it’s always so dirty over there? How?…Why?…With Nana’s fearless and compassionate guidance, CJ discovers that everyone and everything has a unique rhythm and purpose; that the world’s got answers if we listen with more than our ears and see with more than our eyes. This inspiring and imaginative play is based on The New York Times bestseller that won a Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and a Caldecott Honor.

Misery | Thriller

October 20 – November 5, 2023
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre
General Admission
Thursday – Saturday at 8:00PM, Sunday at 3:00PM

By William Goldman
Based on the novel by Stephen King

True life becomes stranger than fiction when an acclaimed romance novelist wakes up in the home of his “Number One Fan.” Rescued from a near-fatal wintery car crash, Paul Sheldon finds himself incapacitated in the secluded home of Annie Wilkes. When events take a nightmarish turn, the injured Paul realizes the unhinged Annie has no intention of letting him leave. This spine-tingling psychological thriller traps you in the room with Paul as he must outsmart Annie if he hopes to escape. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel and from the screenwriter of the 1990 Academy Award-winning film adaptation, Misery’s tense cat-and-mouse game will grip you until the very end.

Cinderella | Holiday Musical

December 1 – 17, 2023
Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
Reserved Seating
Thursday – Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday – Sunday at 2:00PM & 6:00PM

Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault
Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler
Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy

RLT’s holiday tradition returns for the 39th year! Kids of all ages will love this retelling of the beloved fairy tale, filled with music, laughs, and a sparkle of magic. This musical comedy features elegant costumes and scenery and a cast of memorable characters including some conniving step-relatives, royals, and everyone’s favorite resourceful Fairy Godmother, or FG for short! Come experience the show that has enchanted Raleigh families for almost 40 years!

Nate the Great | Family Musical

February 2 – 11, 2024
Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
Reserved Seating
Thursday – Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday – Sunday at 2:00PM & 5:30PM
Sensory-friendly February 10 at 2:00PM

Book & Lyrics by John Maclay and Music & Lyrics by Brett Ryback
Based on the book by Marjorie Sharmat

Nate the Great, the world’s greatest boy detective, awakes, hoping that this day will bring a new case. He gets a call from his good friend Annie alerting him that her new painting of her dog Fang is missing! He rushes over to her house to investigate. For the first time in his career, he is stumped. And worse yet, Mom is all out of pancakes. To solve this case, he is going to need to learn to think in new ways and rely on the help of his friends. Nate the Great is a funny, sweet, rollicking good time that celebrates art, friendship, creative thinking, and of course, pancakes.

Trouble in Mind | Dramatic Comedy

March 15 – 31, 2024
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre
General Admission
Thursday – Saturday at 8:00PM, Sunday at 3:00PM

By Alice Childress

Set during rehearsals for a major Broadway production, Trouble in Mind illuminates the inner life of a Black actress struggling with her career. She’s paid her dues throughout the years, playing stereotypical supporting roles in second-rate shows, and is ready for her star turn. Alice Childress’s 1955 play – which finally premiered on Broadway in 2021 – is a funny, moving and heartbreaking look at racism, identity and ego in the high-stakes world of New York theatre.

Looking for Roberto Clemente | Family Musical

May 4 – 12, 2024
Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre
General Admission
Saturday – Sunday at 1:00PM & 4:00PM
Sensory-friendly May 11 at 1:00PM

Book and Lyrics by Karen Zacarías
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

In this rock musical, the year is 1972. The place is Pittsburgh, where legendary baseball player Roberto Clemente is at the top of his game. Sam Kowalski and the neighborhood baseball-playing kids are in an intense competition to win the chance to meet Clemente in person. But when their hero helps natural disaster victims in Nicaragua, his fateful off-field actions teach the kids about what is more important than winning.

Kinky Boots | Musical

June 7 – 23, 2024
Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
Reserved Seating
Thursday – Saturday at 8:00PM, Sunday at 3:00PM

Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they realized… and discover that when you change your mind, you can change your whole world. Featuring a joyous score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a hilarious, uplifting book by Harvey Fierstein, don’t miss the six-time Tony Award-winning musical extravaganza, Kinky Boots!