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Compiled by Megan Tillotson EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; CHECK WITH ORGANIZERS PRIOR TO ATTENDING
EVENTS NOT TO MISS
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater carolinaperformingarts.org
PHOTO BY ANDREW ECCLES
The longtime Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – featuring dancers Jacqueline Green and Solomon Dumas – returns to Memorial Hall in January.
Staged: New Play Readings Jan. 9 & Feb. 13 odysseystage.org Theater company OdysseyStage’s new monthly series presenting works in progress by North Carolina playwrights kicks off with Keith Burridge’s “Ona” in January while Grace Siplon’s “Milk and Honey Whiskey” takes the stage in February at The ArtsCenter.
‘Stick Fly’ Jan. 19-Feb. 6 playmakersrep.org PlayMakers Repertory Company stages
this dramatic comedy written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Kathryn HunterWilliams. Tensions escalate after the LeVay brothers bring their new girlfriends to a 8
relaxing weekend at their beach house to meet the family. Tickets may be purchased online or at the box office.
Carolina Jazz Festival Feb. 17-19
music.unc.edu/jazzfest The 45th annual festival features performances from headliner The Theo Croker Quartet, the UNC Jazz Band and guest trumpeter Rachel Therrien during the three-day event held at Memorial Hall, the James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall and Durham’s Sharp Nine Gallery.
‘Yoga Play’ Feb. 23-March 13 playmakersrep.org Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh at PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Paul Green Theatre, this sharp comedy written
Carolina Performing Arts hosts the
dance company that reminds audiences of the power dance has to bring us together. Since 1958, the troupe has worked to enrich and preserve the authenticity of the African American cultural experience. Tickets are required for the performances that take place at Memorial Hall.
by playwright Dipika Guha follows a CEO’s search for enlightenment to save her apparel company and career. Tickets may be purchased online or at the box office.
‘Discourse’ Feb. 25-26 carolinaperformingarts.org Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull, together known as Flutronix, debut this community-centered project at Carolina Performing Arts’ CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio. Individual stories from and about Chapel Hill come to life through an immersive musical performance with voices sourced from community gatherings and archival recordings. CHM