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Announcing the 2018-2019 Season: Acts of Courage


Welcome to the 2018/2019 Season: Acts of Courage!

The plays and musicals that were chosen contain characters who must take a strong stand in the face of seemingly overwhelming obstacles. By taking a stand, these individuals learn more about their own capacity for making the world a better place. It is RLT’s hope that, in witnessing their acts of courage, you will be inspired to follow their lead. Take a stand for what you believe or overcome any obstacle that is holding you back so that you can move forward.

In addition to presenting these incredible shows, Raleigh Little Theatre is also moving forward in some exciting ways this season. This will be the first full season in the newly redesigned Gaddy-Goodwin Lobby and Theatre. It marks the culmination of a significant effort on the part of this community to make the RLT facilities more accessible and help fulfill the mission of being a welcoming space.

This also marks the first season in which each show in the Family Series will offer a sensory-friendly performance! A sensory-friendly performance is modified for families and friends with children or adults who have difficulty with sensitivity. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. Learn more about the sensory-friendly performance happening this April for Alice @ Wonderland.

The theatre is also excited to partner with The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra to present two concerts in the amphitheatre to expand your experience! So, you are invited to join the RLT family for Acts of Courage as we move forward into the future at RLT!

See you at the theatre!
— Patrick Torres, RLT Artistic Director

2018-2019 Season

Sutton Series, presented in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

  • Sister Act, Musical Comedy
  • Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Comedy
  • Pippin, Musical

Gaddy-Goodwin Series, presented in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre

  • The Revolutionists, Comedy Docudrama
  • Measure For Measure, Dark Comedy

Family Series

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Drama
  • Junie B. Jones, The Musical
  • Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, Musical

Specialty Shows

  • Into The Woods, presented by Teens on Stage & Teens Backstage
  • Cinderella, Holiday Musical
  • Raleigh Symphony Orchestra: Fall & Spring Concerts

Download the 2018-2019 season calendar.

Existing Members

If you are an existing member then you can 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 “Forgot your password?”  If you need help contact the box office at boxoffice@nullraleighlittletheatre.org or call (919) 821-3111.

From RLT's production of The 39 Steps, performed October 2012


New Member Membership Packages.

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!

2018-2019 Season Memberships are no longer available – please contact the box office for additional information

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@nullraleighlittletheatre.org.

Flex Passes

Flex Memberships are a great way to see shows at RLT. For $69 (including tax) you get three passes. You can use them one at a time or all at once. Suitable for any shows in the 2018-19 season except Cinderella and the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. They’re a great gift idea too! Buy Flex Passes by calling the box office on (919) 821-3111 or by using the link below:

From RLT's production of The Tempest, July 2017

2018-2019 Season: Acts of Courage

Sutton Series

Performed in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
Thursday – Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 3PM

Sister Act (musical comedy)

August 17 – September 2, 2018
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater

Directed by Nancy Rich

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place that the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent! While struggling through the restrictions of her new lifestyle, she uses her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, but in doing so, she jeopardizes her cover. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, and a truly moving story.

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (comedy)

April 12 – 28, 2019
By Ken Ludwig

Directed by Patrick Torres

The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being eliminated one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as the intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, and elaborate disguises. Full of humor, horror, and plenty of stage magic, this kooky and spooky caper will have you howling with laughter.

Pippin (musical)

May 31 – June 16, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson

Directed by Patrick Torres

Meet Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes on a death-defying journey to look for his purpose. He makes a grave mistake by killing his father to take over the throne. In the pursuit to right a wrong, Pippin struggles to decide whether he should settle down and pursue a peaceful life or continue to make magic with the dazzling troupe of performers.

From RLT's production of Much Ado About Nothing, February 2015

Gaddy-Goodwin Series

Performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre
Thursday – Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 3PM

The Revolutionists (comedy)

September 28 – October 14, 2018
By Lauren Gunderson

France’s fight for equality and freedom propels itself to modern times with this bold, brave, and blisteringly funny new work about feminism, legacy, and standing up for one’s beliefs. Four beautiful, uncompromising women are reimagined as the heroes of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror in this passionate & empowering comedy.

Directed by Amy White

Measure for Measure (dark comedy)

January 11 – 27, 2019
By William Shakespeare

Vienna is beset with brothels and loose morality, and it’s up to the Duke to provide some divine intervention. Shakespeare’s comedy centers around the fate of Claudio, who is arrested by Lord Angelo, the temporary leader of Vienna. Angelo lusts after Claudio’s sister, Isabella, an aspiring nun, and gives her an ultimatum: give up her chastity or her brother dies. Her decision ignites an exploration of agency, abuse of power, and the intersection of virtue and sin in one of Shakespeare’s great plays.

Directed by Rebecca Blum

Family Series

For All Ages
Thursday – Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday – Sunday at 1 & 5PM

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (drama)

October 19 – 28, 2018
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette
Story by C.S. Lewis
Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)

Directed by Patrick Torres

Journey to the land of Narnia. Discover the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander into an old wardrobe. This story of love, faith, courage, and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Junie B. Jones, The Musical

February 15 – 24, 2019
Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music by Zina Goldrich
Adapted from the Junie B. Jones series of books by Barbara Park
Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)

Directed by Kathleen Rudolph

Sneak a peek into the Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal of the outspoken and lovable Junie B. Jones. It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and things have changed: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her BFF anymore. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and she might need glasses. This is a delightful adaptation of Barbara Park’s best-selling books. They are brought to life in a genuinely comical musical.

Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds (musical)

March 8 – 24, 2019
Based on the story by Cedella Marley
Music & Lyrics by Bob Marley
Adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt
Additional Music & Lyrics by John L. Cornelius, II
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General Admission)

Directed by Deb Royals-Mizerk

Meet Ziggy, a shy boy who would rather stay at home and watch television than explore the island of Jamaica. Over the course of his onstage journey, with some help from his friend Nansi, he realizes that the real adventures can be found outside, amid the birds and jungles and beaches. Their worldly adventure is enlivened by the fantastic songs of renowned Reggae artist, Bob Marley.

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!, November 2013

Symphony Series

This casual, family-friendly concert experience features the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra and an exciting neighborhood atmosphere.

Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Fall Pops Concert – September 16, 3pm
Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Spring Pops Concert – May 19, 3pm
Scottie Stephenson Amphitheatre (General Admission)

Raleigh Symphony Orchestra

Holiday Show

Thursday – Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday – Sunday at 1 & 5PM

Cinderella (musical)

November 30 – December 16, 2018
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)

Directed by Mike McGee

This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just the right mixture of comedy and romance can add the sparkle of magic to your holiday season. This visually stunning musical combines elegant costumes and scenery with singing, dancing, conniving step relatives, and resourceful fairy folk.

From RLT's production of Cinderella, December 2017

Teens On Stage / Teens Backstage

Friday – Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday at 3pm

Into the Woods (musical)

July 20 – August 5, 2018
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General Admission)

Directed by Meredyth Pederson Cooper

This epic musical is about wishes, family, and the consequences of the choices that we make. A childless baker and his wife endeavor to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter familiar faces including Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and more enchanted fairy-tale creatures.