Deja Revue!

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DEJA REVUE: This fundraiser offers an entertaining look at Burning Coal’s rich history of literate-yet-visceral productions. Featuring video clips from Burning Coal’s archives and all-new performances of songs featured in Burning Coal musicals of yore as well as a preview of our upcoming production of Evita. Hosted by the inimitable Juan Isler, this online production will be livestreamed Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Singers performing will include:

From Company – Juan Isler, Susan Durham-Lozaw, Jeff Aldridge, Nathalie Ray, Cory Arnold, Mary Floyd Page and Alec Donaldson 
From Evita – Ashley Keefe
From 1776 – Ian Finley
From Camelot (monologue) – Alec Donaldson
From The Wiz – Juan Isler and Carly Jones
From Man of La Mancha – Chanda Branch
From The Wiz – MeMe Cowans
From Evita – Hannah Benitez
From Company – David Henderson and Cathy Rodgers

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click the red ball to become a sponsor for Deja Revue or call 919.834.4001.

Here’s a sneak peek at Deja Revue 2021! 


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Lisa and Phillip J Anthony
Ruthann Molloy
Greg Paul and Mary Hart Paul
Connie and Robert Shertz
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Co-Producers Level
Slee Arnold, Ken Spry, and Cory Arnold
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Greer and Chuck Lysaght
Linda and James Martin
Sam and Bill’s Hair Design

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Associate Producer Level
Dr. Lucy Daniels
Joan-Ellen Decker and Thomas Sayer
Elinvar Leadership Solutions
Deborah and Tom Keefe
Elizabeth King and Blaine Gerber
Susan and Tom Silverio






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We partnered with The Wine Feed to bring you a fine selection of wines to enjoy with the virtual event. Click on THIS LINK to go to The Wine Feed’s special selection of Burning Coal Packages. Any two-pack set is a $10 donation, and any four pack set is a $25 donation.

If you have trouble with your order, call Wine Feed at 919-374-0036.


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Conversations I Always Wanted to Have

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Jan 28 – Feb 14, 2021

Written by Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by Jordan Lichtenheld and Renèe Nixon

Conversations watch partiesConversations I Always Wanted to Have: A Rotating Repertory Season of Two Plays by Dael Orlandersmith

Burning Coal is excited to present two stunning plays by the African American playwright Dael Orlandersmith.  The plays will be presented live on the stage of the Burning Coal Theatre and livestreamed into your home for viewing. One of the two plays will be performed on each date, in rotating order (see below for specific dates).  Each play runs about 80 minutes.

Forever by Dael Orlandersmith Directed by Jordan Lichtenheld is a semi-autobiographical work that traces the tempestuous relationship between a young girl, growing up in East Harlem, and her ex-dancer mother, a force of nature and a troubled mind who has been forced by circumstances beyond her control to give up so much in order to survive, and to keep her daughter safe. Dates:  January 28, 30, February 5, 11 and 13th at 7 pm and Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2 pm. Tickets for both plays available by clicking hereContent Warning: discussion of child abuse, rape, language.

For this production, a watch party is a group of 10+ people who attend the same performance of one of our virtual plays, and may receive a complimentary talk-back afterwards with a member of the production if requested at least a week in advance (actor, director, etc.). And watch party members qualify for our group discount, so tickets are $15 per person instead of the regular adult ticket price of $25. Sponsorships of $500 or more may also include a watch party for an organization. For sponsorship info contact

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Forever will star Emelia ‘MeMe’ Cowans

Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith Directed by Renèe Nixon is a play comprised of interviews Ms. Orlandersmith conducted with residents of Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the Michael Brown killing. Its reach is broad, and the characters introduced range from the introspective to the fiercely confrontational.  Dates: Jan 29, Feb 4, 6, and 12 at 7 pm and Sunday, Jan 31 and Feb 14 at 2 pm. Tickets for both plays available by clicking hereContent Warning: Language.  

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Until the Flood 
will star Byron Jennings.

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We are committed to making our Theatre as accessible as possible for everyone.

To request specific accommodations or let us know how we can improve your experience call: (919) 834-4001 or email:

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Virtual Tour

Click here to take a VIRTUAL TOUR of Burning Coal Theatre!

After viewing, if you are interested in renting our space, give us a ring at 919.834.4001 or email us at

Covid Safety Precautions

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Intern at Burning CoalBurning Coal Theatre Company can create internships in arts administration, technical theatre, acting, directing, stage managing or a combination of the above.  Those interested in working as an intern with Burning Coal should forward an email indicating your area of interest, availability (dates and times of day), and a resume.  We will call you to set up an interview. Internships are not paid, though housing may be available. Our email address is

Acting, directing and stage management internships primarily take place during the season (Sept – May). Arts Management and technical theatre internships are available over the summer or throughout the year. Read More »