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23rd Annual International Festival of Raleigh
Sep 4 2008

The International Festival of Raleigh was established in 1985 by the City of Raleigh to promote respect and increased understanding among people of diverse cultural and national origins.

28th Annual International Festival of Raleigh
Oct 4 2013

The International Festival of Raleigh was established in 1985 by the City of Raleigh to promote respect and increased understanding among people of diverse cultural and national origins.

29th Annual International Festival of Raleigh
Sep 19 2014

The International Festival of Raleigh was established in 1985 by the City of Raleigh to promote respect and increased understanding among people of diverse cultural and national origins.

32nd Annual International Festival of Raleigh
Oct 19 2017

The International Festival of Raleigh was established in 1985 by the City of Raleigh to promote respect and increased understanding among people of diverse cultural and national origins.

42nd Street
Mar 24 2004

One of Broadway's legendary shows, the Raleigh production of the touring show featured lead actors Daren Kelly (as Julian Marsh) and Marcy McGuigan (as Dorothy Brock), and songs such as "Go Into Your Dance", "We're In The Money" and the title song.

Aida
Oct 23 2002

Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida ("Broadway's Timeless Love Story") was an award-winning show that came to Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium, and was truly one of the finest productions to grace the stage. Principal actors for this performance included Paulette Ivory, Jeremy Kushner, Lisa Brescia, Robert Neary, Eric L. Christian and Peter Kapetan.

All Shook Up
Mar 21 2007

The touring production of All Shook Up came to Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium and told the romantic tale of a young girl's dream come true when a guitar-playin' roustabout rides into a square state and turns the town upside down with his hip-swivelin', lip-curlin' and sexy song singin'. All Shook Up combined all-time favorite Elvis Presley songs with a surefire rock'n'roll story.

Annie
Mar 15 2006

America's most beloved musical, Annie came back to give a whole new generation the chance to experience the classic musical about never giving up hope - this current version demonstrated it's enduring appeal. Annie was played by Marissa O'Donnell and Oliver Warbucks was played by Conrad John Schuck.

Avenue Q
May 7 2008

A cast featuring Angela Ai, Minglie Chen, Robert McClure and Cole Porter toured to Raleigh to present Avenue Q, an "uproarious, but raunchy" puppet-people musical. Based on an ingenious original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, this multiple Tony Award-winning musical comedy is like an extreme episode of MTV’s “Real World” series set in a seedy section of New York City.

Burn The Floor
Dec 1 2010

An amazing high energy dance show - highly recommended! Burn The Floor is the ultimate high-voltage theatrical dance experience stunning audiences with jaw-dropping choreography, heart-pounding music and breath-taking moves.

Carmen
Jun 2 2001

The opera Carmen is without question one of the most popular operas ever composed. The Opera Company of North Carolina brought to life composer George Bizet's sizzling masterpiece. At this performance, Carmen was portrayed by Victoria Livengood.

Cats
Jan 17 1998

In June of 1997, Cats became the longest-running musical in Broadway history with 6,138 performances. It closed in New York in September of 2000, after a total of 7,485 performances, remaining Broadway's fourth-longest-running show in history. In 1998, the touring production of Cats dazzled audiences in Raleigh, delivering Andrew Lloyd Webber's music to a very appreciative audience.

Chicago
Dec 3 2008

Chicago, the musical was performed in Raleigh in late 2008, a Broadway spectacular that had entertained audiences all over the world. Take a story of fame and fortune, intertwined with all that jazz and some of the most outrageous dance moves, and you'll see why audiences kept coming back for more. Dukes of Hazzard fans recognized Tom Wopat in the cast as Billy Flynn.

Chicago
Jan 25 2006

Fans of Chicago can seemingly attend an unlimited number of times, and as the musical was performed in Raleigh in early 2006, audiences were treated to the "razzle-dazzle" of all the jazz, the style, the music, and of course, the cell block dancing. Obba Babatunde was cast as Billy Flynn, and Michelle DeJean played Roxie Hart.

Chicago
Nov 12 2003

Chicago, the musical was performed in Raleigh in late 2003, a Broadway spectacular that had entertained audiences all over the world. Take a story of fame and fortune, intertwined with all that jazz and some of the most outrageous dance moves, and you'll see why audiences kept coming back for more. Gregory Harrison was cast as Billy Flynn, and Bianca Marroquin played Roxie Hart.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Apr 1 2009

Only in downtown Raleigh could the magic of the theatre make cars fly, as the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (based on the novel by James Bond creator Ian Fleming) was presented with Steve Wilson, Kelly McCormick and Elizabeth Ward Land.

A Chorus Line
Jan 7 2009

A Chorus Line, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winning musical (Marvin Hamlisch, composer), originally ran in 1990 and totaled 6.137 performances, making it the longest running American musical in Broadway history. This Raleigh performance mesmerized audiences with the very best that Broadway has to offer.

Cirque Dreams
Dec 28 2004

It's not just a dream... it's a reality. Sitting in the first row in Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium was a surreal experience as the senses were stimulated with visualization, intellect, fortitude, strength, balance, detail, and artistic expression. A single preoccupation drives the performers - to create, more than imagine.

Company
Oct 2 1999

Company is a 1970 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, and the 1999 version was presented in Raleigh by a touring company. Of note, the original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six.

Dr. Dolittle
May 10 2006

Tommy Tune headlined Dr. Dolittle at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium, along with Dee Hoty and Joel Blum. Tommy Tune first performed on Broadway in 1965, in the chorus of Baker Street, and has since won nine Tony Awards.

The Drowsy Chaperone
Feb 13 2008

The Drowsy Chaperone's touring production landed in Raleigh in early 2008, a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story features a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit "The Drowsy Chaperone", the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors.

Fame
Jun 2 2004

Fame, the musical, was featured in the Broadway Series South offerings in 1999 based on the 1980 musical film. This production was conceived and developed by David De Silva, is a musical with a book by José Fernandez, music by Steve Margoshes and lyrics by Jacques Levy.

The Full Monty
Mar 15 2003

Audiences in Raleigh were treated to a performance from the first national tour of The Full Monty, a show packed with laughs, a few tears, and a not-to-missed-so-don't-blink ending.

The Graduate
Jan 24 2004

Lorraine Bracco (from "The Sopranos") starred in the touring production of The Graduate. Jonathan C. Kaplan played the role of Benjamin, made famous in the movie version by a very young Dustin Hoffman.

Hairspray
Nov 30 2005

Hairspray hit the Raleigh stage in late 2005 starring Keala Settle and J.P. Dougherty. The show, set in 1960s Baltimore, featured dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad as she auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion.

Happy Days
Apr 15 2009

Arnold, Howard, Jonie, Marion, Ralph, Richie, Potsie, Pinkie, Chachi, and "The Fonz" - we all remember the characters from the long running Happy Days TV series. Happy Days the musical reprises the show's characters and vibe, with music and lyrics by the legendary Paul Williams, and book by Garry Marshall. Joey Sorge played Fonzie, while Richie C. was portrayed by Steven Booth.

Jersey Boys
Jul 1 2009

The show of the year - Jersey Boys - played at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium in July of 2009.

Jesus Christ Superstar
Dec 3 2003

The revival of Jesus Christ Superstar was presented for the first time as an incredible Broadway Touring show. A true rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the stage in 1971, and has been produced regularly around the world since then. Principal actors in this production included Lawrence Clayton and Eric Kunze.

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Oct 23 1999

Well, not all the Osmonds, but a whole lot of them, appeared at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium in 1999 for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Patrick Cassidy and Deborah Gibson, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis.

La Casa Azul
Oct 10 2003

La Casa Azul paints an impressionistic portrait of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, highlighting both her flamboyant and passionate personality and her uncommon artistic talent. La Casa Azul shows Frida Kahlo in the last moments of her life, as she engages in a dialogue with Death, hours before the inauguration of her first and only exhibit in Mexico City.

Latino Diamante Awards 1999
Oct 22 1999

The Latino Diamante Awards are granted to individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to the Latino/Hispanic community of North Carolina and to celebrate the diversity within the Latino/Hispanic community.

Legends
May 2 2007

Fans of the early '80s series Dynasty will remember the cat fight between divas Joan Collins and Linda Evans - both appeared in Raleigh in 2007 in the touring show Legends. A classic catfight comedy, the confrontation between these two divas plays out to a surprising and hilarious resolution.

Les Miserables
Feb 11 2004

This 2004 performance was a return engagement to Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium for this touring show - The World's Most Popular Musical. Based on a story by Victor Hugo, "Les Miz" has certainly set the standard for the grand and glorious Broadway blockbuster shows. Steve Gannon played Jean Valjean, Amanda Huddleston played Cosette, and Steven Tewksbury played Javert.

Les Miserables
Nov 6 1997

This 1997 performance was a return engagement to Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium for this touring show - The World's Most Popular Musical. Performed on an unforgettable revolving stage, and originally based on a story by Victor Hugo, "Les Miz" has certainly set the standard for the grand and glorious Broadway blockbuster shows.

The Light In The Piazza
Feb 14 2007

Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer, The Light In The Piazza is a story that sweeps you away to Italy where true love and marriage flourish in a contemporary, witty and elegant production.

The Line In The Sand
Jun 14 2008

Presented by the Justice Theater Project, The Line In The Sand: Stories From The US/Mexico Border was a daring, thought-provoking and poignant play directed by Carnessa Ottelin to shed light on immigration issues.

The Lion King
Sep 20 2006

Its first Raleigh Memorial Auditorium engagement, The Lion King is a popuar musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name - with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with a musical score created by Hans Zimmer The musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. Performers at this show included Dan Donohue, L.

Little House On The Prairie: The Musical
Mar 17 2010

Little House On The Prairie: The Musical was based on the Little House On The Prairie books and the popular NBC television series from the 1970's.

Little Shop Of Horrors
Mar 2 2005

Little Shop Of Horrors, on its first tour, featured award-winning puppetry from The Jim Henson Company. Audrey, the man-eating plant, grew to an astonishing size throughout the show. Composer Alan Menken, who has won more Academy Awards than any other living person, brought an unforgettable musical score - having you singing doo-wop out the door.

Lord Of The Dance
Apr 25 2009

Returning to Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium, Lord of the Dance (an Irish musical and dance production) featured new, international performers on "Cry Of The Celts", "The Warriors", "Gypsy", "Strings of Fire", "Breakout", "The Warlords", "Dangerous Game", "Hell's Kitchen", "Fiery Night", "The Lament", "Siamsa", "Our Wedding Day", "Stolen Kiss", "Nightmare", The Duel", "Victory" and "Planet Irelan

Lord Of The Dance
Jan 10 2004

The amazing Lord of the Dance was an Irish musical and dance production performed at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium that was created, choreographed, and produced by Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley. The music for the show was written by Ronan Hardiman. Featured are members of the Lord of the Dance Troupe: The Clan of the Celts, The Warlords, The Warriors, and The Girls of Ireland.

Mackinac Island Grand Hotel Manoogian Colletion
Aug 11 2005

The Manoogian Collection represents American paintings that span our nation's history and include the works of many of the greatest well known artists of their respective periods.

Mamma Mia!
Apr 19 2006

Touring Broadway show featuring Carrie Manolakos as Sophie Sheridan and Laurie Wells as Donna Sheridan.

Mamma Mia!
Mar 10 2004

Touring Broadway show featuring Sara Kramer as Sophie Sheridan and Lauren Mufsen as Donna Sheridan.

Miss Saigon
Feb 16 2005

With a spectacular helicopter on stage, this was the touring Broadway show featuring Jennifer Paz as Kim and Johann Michael Camat as The Engineer.

Miss Saigon
Nov 30 1999

Known for landing a massive helicopter on stage, this was the touring Broadway show featuring Kym Hoy as Kim and Joseph Anthony Foronda as The Engineer.

Monty Python's Spamalot
Apr 16 2008

Touring Broadway show (2005 Tony Award: Best Musical) created by Eric Idle., music by Idle and John Du Prez.

Movin' Out
Jan 5 2005

A new musical with the songs of Billy Joel, this touring Broadway show featured Brendan King as Eddie and Holly Cruikshank as Brenda.

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