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Current & Upcoming Shows

The Mountaintop

June 10-19 — Final performances!

As You Like It

July 23 - 31, 2021

Musicals return to RLT this weekend with “The Last Five Years”

Open to read more about the show, Divas!, and so much more!

The Last Five Years opens Friday

Live music officially returns to RLT this weekend with one of WRAL’s top events to check out this April: The Last Five Years!

The Last Five Years is an intimate window into a couple’s doomed marriage. Cathy (Faith Jones), a struggling actress, and Jamie (John Langley), a budding novelist on the brink of wild success, are 20-somethings in New York who meet, fall in love, marry, and divorce over the span of five years. Cathy tells the story from the end of their marriage; Jamie begins from when they first meet. As the musical unfolds, Cathy moves backward in time to the beginning of the relationship as Jamie moves toward the end; they meet only once, in the middle, at their wedding.

This show will be performed in the style of a concert, supported by five musicians from the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, to limited socially distanced audiences in RLT’s outdoor Stephenson Amphitheatre. Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 6:00pm, April 9-18. Purchase tickets here!

Want to learn more about the production? Check out this BroadwayWorld article and tune in to WHUP’s Lights Up tonight (April 7) at 5:45pm to hear Patrick Torres (Director) and Faith Jones (“Cathy”) discuss the process of putting together and rehearsing for this unique concert event! 

And don’t worry, we’re keeping an eye on the weather forecast and will do everything we can to make sure audiences get to safely see the show! Read our weather cancellation policy on the show page on our website.

Please note: masks are required for all RLT audience members aged five and up. Thank you for doing your part to keep the community safe - we’ll be on the other side of all this soon!

Sitzprobe rehearsal, photo courtesy of Raleigh Symphony Orchestra

Rehearsal of The Last Five Years, photo courtesy of Raleigh Symphony Orchestra

Divas! cast announced & tickets on sale!

Our annual cabaret fundraiser, Divas!, is just over a month away! This year, the event returns in-person at RLT on Saturday, May 15, and we’re heading Under the Stars - that’s right, Divas! will be in the amphitheatre! 

Tickets are officially ON SALE NOW, so don’t wait! Availability is extremely limited!

Check out this amazing cast of fundraising superstars:

  • Benaiah Barnes
  • Susannah “Nana” Castle
  • Christy Connell
  • Alec Donaldson
  • Faith Jones
  • Noah Sennert
  • Emily Spain
  • Lauren Tompkins
  • Natalie Turgeon
  • Aya Wallace
  • Brian Westbrook

Learn more about Divas! Under the Stars and purchase tickets here!

Welcome Mackenzie!

We are happy to introduce Mackenzie Barker, RLT’s new Development and Events Coordinator! Here is a little bit about the newest member of our staff, in her own words:

“I am a Professional Ponder-er, Plant Enthusiast and Bibliophile all rolled into one! I graduated from NC State in 2020 with my Bachelor of Arts in Design Studies. In short, my degree combined thinking + empathy to create better designed (any)things. I take pride in how my degree taught me to think critically. 

As a Clinton NC, native (with most anything interesting being an hour away), I had a lot of hobbies growing up to keep me busy. I grew up loving the arts and took many visual arts courses, dance lessons, and even did a few plays. To me, the most captivating thing about the arts is how they can serve as a voice for others - it crosses boundaries words simply cannot.”

Mackenzie Barker, RLT’s new Development and Events Coordinator

Mackenzie Barker, RLT’s new Development and Events Coordinator

Auditions for The Mountaintop

Auditions have been announced for our upcoming production of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop. This play is a gripping reimagination of the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Mountaintop will be directed by Phillip Bernard Smith and opens June 10 in RLT's Stephenson Amphitheatre. The deadline to submit an audition is coming up soon on April 15! Click here for more information.

Upcoming education opportunities

RLT is offering a new three-week version of our Story Drama Together class in May! This class is for ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver to take together. Story Drama Together will meet in person on Saturday mornings in our outdoor amphitheatre. Explore a new story each week as you play new characters and use your imagination! Offered May 1-15 and May 22-June 5 for only $35.

And don’t forget about Summer Camp! A lot of our camps are already full, but there are still opportunities available for age 4-K, middle school, and high school. Visit our registration website to learn more!

Students having fun in an RLT Story Drama class

Students having fun in an RLT Story Drama class

Work with Teens Backstage this Summer as the Sound Designer

RLT is looking for a Sound Designer to work with the Teens on Stage/Teens Backstage program this summer! The Sound Designer is responsible for designing the sound for the show and instructing TBS participants in sound engineering skills and design principles. The position is open to applicants age 18 and up and is compensated. Learn more and apply by April 15 here!

Nominate Raleigh Little Theatre!

The INDY Week Best of the Triangle nominations ballot for 2021 is open! Please take a moment to nominate all of your local favorites, including Raleigh Little Theatre in the following categories:

  • Out & About: Best Live Theatre Company
  • Out & About: Best Live Theatre Venue
  • Services: Best Summer Camp in Wake County

Click here to submit nominations, open now thru April 25. We appreciate your support! 

Megan Farrell, Marketing Manager
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Megan Farrell

Thanks to our Season Sponsors

Thanks to our season sponsors!