Shows / Seasons

Announcing the 2019-2020 Season: Now/Then

02/07/2019


We invite you to join us this season as we present our 2019-20 Season: Now/Then.

This season at Raleigh Little Theatre we will present brand new shows to our audiences and revivals of meaningful work that speak to our mission of engaging, enriching, educating, and entertaining audiences, students, and volunteers of all ages. As we strive to present plays that explore themes relevant to our lives, we find inspiration in both contemporary and classic work. The plays and musicals in this season –  whether they are being produced here for the first time, or are having another run in the spotlight – speak directly to out theatre’s history and future

This past March we finished renovations to the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, which upgraded our accessibility, and improved the space’s aesthetics and technology. We launched a new partnership with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, which will continue in the coming season with two weekends (fall and spring) in the Stephenson Amphitheatre. And our popular Movies in the Garden series will celebrate its fifth anniversary this coming summer, with five free movies starting on Thursday, July 11.

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

 

Learn more about the season on the latest episode of the RLT Podcast. CLICK TO LISTEN

2019-2020 Season

SUTTON SERIES, presented in the Sutton Theatre

  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Musical Comedy
  • A Raisin in the Sun, Drama
  • Urinetown, the Musical, Comedy

GADDY-GOODWIN SERIES, presented in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre

  • Blood at the Root, Drama
  • Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mystery

FAMILY SERIES, presented in both theaters

  • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Musical Comedy
  • Seussical, Jr., Musical
  • The Jungle Book, Drama

SPECIALTY PRODUCTIONS

  • Cinderella, Holiday Musical
  • Raleigh Symphony Orchestra: Fall & Spring Concerts
  • Antigone, Teens on Stage / Teens Backstage Production

Download the 2019-2020 season calendar.

Returning Members

If you are a returning 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.

A family hugging each other in their home

From RLT’s production of “A Raisin in the Sun” in 2007

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 in August)
  • $6 off tickets to Cinderella
  • Support RLT!

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 $70 (including tax) you get three passes. You can use them one at a time or all at once. Suitable for any shows in the 2019-20 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:

Group of people with fist raised in the air

From RLT’s production of “Urinetown, the Musical” in 2007

2019-2020 Season: Now/Then

SUTTON SERIES

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

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Musical Comedy

August 16 – September 1, 2019
Book & Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music & Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Based on a novel by Roy Horniman

Monty Navarro, a distant heir to the D’Ysquith family fortune sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm…and a pinch of murder. Monty’s murderous romp is filled with unforgettable music, non-stop laughs and doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways.

A Raisin in the Sun Drama

April 10 – 26, 2020
By Lorraine Hansberry

Walter Lee Younger hopes to use his father’s life-insurance money to open a liquor store with two partners. His mother, with the support of Walter’s pragmatic wife, Ruth, and independent sister Beneatha, instead uses part of the money as a down payment on a house in an all-white neighborhood. Family tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

Urinetown, The Musical Comedy

June 5 – 21, 2020
Music & Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book & Lyrics by Greg Kotis

In a not-so-distant future, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Man with drink

From RLT’s production of “What We’re Up Against” in 2017

GADDY-GOODWIN SERIES

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

Blood at the Root | Drama

September 27 – October 13, 2019
By Dominique Morisseau

Based on the true story of the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold ensemble drama examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, the crisis in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeMystery

January 17 – February 2, 2020
By Simon Stephens
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

FAMILY SERIES

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

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Musical Comedy

October 25 – November 3, 2019
Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)
Based on The Comic Strip by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music & Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical and the whole gang is here! Bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form.

Seussical Jr.  Musical

February 14 – 23, 2020
Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)
Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

The nefarious Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  The powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged but ultimately emerge triumphantly!

The Jungle Book Drama

March 20 – April 5, 2020
Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre (General Admission)
Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling
Adapted by Monica Flory

Mowgli grows up believing he’s as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very different identities. In this action-packed adaptation of the classic adventure story, Mowgli must decide whether to remain with the pack or return to the human world from which he was born.

Female with her hand on mans shoulder

From RLT’s production on “Snoopy!!” in 2009

SYMPHONY SERIES

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

Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert – September 14-15, 2019, 3PM
Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert – May 16-17, 2020, 3PM
Scottie Stephenson Amphitheatre (General Admission)

 Orchestra performing

Raleigh Symphony Orchestra performing

HOLIDAY SHOW

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

Cinderella (musical)

December 6 – December 22, 2019
Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault.
Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler
Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy
Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)

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.

Woman and man looking at each other in formal clothes

From RLT’s production of “Cinderella” in 2018

TEENS ON STAGE / TEENS BACKSTAGE

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

Antigone

July 19 – July 28, 2019
Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre (General Admission)
By Sophocles
Translated by Don Taylor

Antigone, defying her uncle Creon’s decree that her brother should remain unburied, challenges the morality of man’s law overruling the laws of the gods. The clash between her and Creon with its tragic consequences have inspired continual reinterpretation.