Aug 3 – Aug 4, 2013
8 pm on Saturday
2 pm on Sunday
AWW Performance Company
AWW Performance Company, a Raleigh based modern dance company will present 8 short works choreographed by artistic director Ashley Walls White. With topics ranging from science fiction to coping with disasters, and from love to modern dance itself, each piece strives to explore what it means human.
Sep 22, 2013
Gregg Gelb and the Second Line Stompers are a NEW band based in the Raleigh area that plays New Orleans Jazz – sometimes described as Early Jazz, Dixieland or Traditional Jazz. Each player comes from many years of experience playing in and leading numerous different musical groups in the region, such as: Gregg Gelb Swing Band, Dave Wright and the King Rippers, Atomic Rhythm All Stars, Countdown Quartet, Squirrel Nut Zippers, North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Dick Gable All Stars, and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra. The group has authentic New Orleans roots through Greg Cagle, our cornetist, who grew up listening to live performances in his house by authentic Traditional Jazz players in New York/New Jersey area and Steve Wing, our pianist, was born in New Orleans where he grew up listening to jazz funeral bands and learned to play piano from his mother, the late composer and producer Lee Wing. Read More »
Oct 2, 2013
7 pm on Wednesday
$5 Suggested Donation
Written by Ian Finley
Up From the Ground is an original play by 2012 Piedmont Laureate Ian Finley about how our heritage, hopes and values are reflected in the food we eat. Written as part of the Laureate program, Up From the Ground will receive its world-premier reading at Burning Coal Theatre Company on Wednesday, October 2nd, 7:00pm as part of their New Works series. Read More »
Oct 18, 2013
6:30 pm on Friday
The Capital Club
16 W. Martin Street, Raleigh
Tickets are $175 apiece or $300 per couple
Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Inaugural Annual Fundraiser
Event will include food, drink, silent and live auctions, wine tree, live music, dancing, door prizes and dramatic performances from four of Shakespeare’s best beloved plays, presented by artists very special to the Burning Coal Theatre community.
Dec 14, 2013
Lecture by Pamela Shook
Burning Coal Theatre Company will hold its second “Lobby Lecture” of the 2013/2014 season, “Rise of the Puppets”, which will feature Pamela Shook of Blue Moon Puppets speaking on “The Rise of Puppetry as a Popular Art Form”, in conjunction with its current production, (Three Man) Tempest by William Shakespeare. The event will take place at 6 pm on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh. Tickets are $5 or free to anyone holding a ticket to any performance of (Three Man) Tempest and may be obtained at the door only.
(Three Man) Tempest continues its run at Burning Coal Theatre from December 5 – 22, 2013.
ABOUT THE PUPPETEER
Pamela Shook began her puppetry career with Atlanta’s Piccadilly Puppets in 1988. She found her way into puppetry through children’s theatre, and discovered that through this one magical medium, she could develop all her passions: acting, writing, music and visual arts. For six years she performed with Piccadilly while freelancing with other Atlanta theatres and puppet companies, including the Center for Puppetry Arts. In 1994, while performing with Suzy Ferriss at the Henson International Festival of Puppetry in NYC, she decided to start Blue Moon Puppets with her husband, fellow puppeteer Stephen Clifford.
Blue Moon (named during an actual blue moon)has been touring since 1995, performing multicultural and science-based children’s shows at festivals, libraries, schools and museums. Pamela and Stephen have appeared at venues from Piccolo Spoleto to the Kennedy Center. Pamela has also created custom puppets for theatres, film and video across the Southeast. This year, she wrote, produced, and created puppets for five puppet shows for Discovery Place museum in Charlotte, and helped train their staff to perform these permanent shows.
Mar 13 – Mar 23, 2014
7:30 pm on Thursday – Saturday
2 pm on Sunday
$25 Regular Admission
$20 Seniors (65+)
$15 Students, Teachers & Active Military
$15 Thursday Admission
Jerome Davis, Artistic Director
Robert Unger, Choral Conductor
Written by Ian Finley
Choreographed by Robin Harris
Directed by Ilana Rozin
Burning Coal Theatre Company and the Raleigh Boychoir will present Civil Rights Through Song: A Choral History of Raleigh Through the Civil Rights Era, a performance using choral music, dance and drama to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s/early 1960s.
When a chance encounter at a City of Raleigh Arts Commission (CORAC) workshop earlier this year brought together two seemingly unrelated arts organizations—Burning Coal Theatre Company and The Raleigh Boychoir—no one would have imagined that the seed of an idea planted that day would develop into a real-life collaboration. Funded in part by a CORAC collaboration grant, Civil Rights Through Song: A Choral History of Raleigh Through the Civil Rights Era is a performance piece that will include choral music, dance and dramatic narrative.
The Civil Rights Through Song performance will feature three distinct choral sections interspersed with dance and spoken word narrative. One section will include choral music from the late 1950s to early 1960s sung by white Raleighites who would have been in the segregated Raleigh City School System at that time. The second portion will present musical works sung by African American Raleighites who would have been in the school system in that same era. The third portion will highlight today’s choral music sung by young people who are enrolled in today’s desegregated Wake County School System, including boys from The Raleigh Boychoir and girls from the same age group. The evening will conclude with a joint performance by all three choirs. Read More »
Past Productions & Events
The following shows/events have passed.
Sep 21, 2013
Burning Coal Theatre Company will hold its first “Lobby Lecture” of the 2013/2014 season, a panel discussion on the subject of global climate change, in conjunction with its current production, The Heretic by Richard Bean. The event will take place at 6 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh. Tickets are $5 or free to anyone holding a ticket to any performance of The Heretic. Read More »
Aug 4, 2013
MusiCoal presents a concert by Raleigh-based Children of the Horn (COTH). COTH combines influences from soul jazz, funk, rock, R&B, and world music. With a front-line of horns, COTH performs original compositions that range from super-syncopated funk and Latin to swaggering New Orleans Second Line to classic Motown-inspired grooves. Tickets: $10 tickets available at the door, Murphey School Auditorium, Sunday, August 4, 7pm. Read More »
Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.
Jul 28, 2013
Emma White is a pop singer-songwriter, musician, dancer, actress from Baltimore, MD. She now splits her time between LA/Nashville (mainly), New York & Baltimore writing & recording her next album and performing. Emma studied at the world renowned Berklee College of Music. Her music is heavily influenced by Pop, Soul music, Country and R&B – creating a unique blend in Pop music. A vocalist first, Emma also plays piano, guitar and drums. Read More »
Jun 26 – Jun 26, 2013
7 pm on Wednesday
Written by Kelly Doyle
Directed by Steph Scribner
Free with suggested donation of $5 at the door
Staged reading of new play by Kelly Doyle (Blue, Dirt, Agnes the Giant), directed by Steph Scribner. When Aurora returns home after spending nearly two years in prison, she finds her brother Milo’s hoarder girlfriend has moved into the house and filled it with mountains of well-organized garbage. On the other side of town, Milo has a violent altercation with a rescue worker while he singlehandedly attempts to protect the CSA produce from a hailstorm. When they finally meet, dark secrets from childhood are revealed and resolved as they attempt to reconcile after years of estrangement and misunderstanding. Alternatively disturbing and drily funny, “Aurora Borealis” explores how we escape the traps in life that we set for ourselves and become lost in.”
Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.