May 15, 2016
$10 General Admission/Available at the Door
Swift Creek’s name pays tribute to the origins of this Americana/Bluegrass band, formed six years ago in Central NC near meandering Swift Creek. Their highly original songs feature strong traditional and progressive bluegrass influences, a touch of country and a healthy dose of folk. Driving guitar and bass support the band’s signature three-part harmony singing , punctuated with impressive mandolin, fiddle and banjo solos.
Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.
Aug 28, 2016
$10 Only at the door
Katelyn Read, a WV native, is a folk-blues singer songwriter now living in Raleigh, NC. She embraces lyrics that stir up hope, attempt to define love, and speak of the joy of living. Influenced by The Civil Wars, Amos Lee, and Ray Lamontagne, her sound blends folk melodies with a hint of blues and soul. She recently appeared on NBC’s popular reality TV singing competition The Voice, where she successfully auditioned and joined Christina Aguilera’s team. Now continuing to pursue her music career, Katelyn captivates new fans in cities along the east coast where she travels and performs. “I want to write music others can connect with, and speak for them when life brings moments that words fail to describe.” At the root of Katelyn’s music you will find the ebb and flow of haunting melodies intertwined with her deep love of lyrical poetry.
Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.
Jun 5, 2016
Comprising some of Raleigh’s best symphony musicians, freelance performers, and educators, the Boylan Brass are privileged to bring decades of collective experience to every musical activity. If you’re already a member of our community, our gratitude to you is immeasurable – and if we haven’t yet met, we eagerly welcome you to share our passion for great music.
We’ve spent years forging our craft in practice and rehearsals with the goal of making music you’ll want to hear again and again. Just as every journey begins with a single step, we urge you to begin what we hope will be a fulfilling and lasting musical kinship by sampling a little bit of what we’ve poured our hearts into. Additional information at http://www.boylanbrass.com/. Read More »
Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.
Oct 9, 2016
$10 available at the door
The Raleigh Boychoir
It started with just 20 boys and a $50 donation from the Woman’s Club of Raleigh. But humble beginnings never daunted The Raleigh Boychoir’s vision. Thomas E. Sibley founded the choir in 1968 to give boys with unchanged voices a chance to learn and perform some of the world’s greatest choral music. Sibley believed a choir could help boys develop talent and character – traits that would serve them for a lifetime. Sibley, who worked as music coordinator for the Raleigh public schools as well as organist and choir master at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Raleigh, directed The Raleigh Boychoir for 40 years. He retired in 2008. Read More »
Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.
Apr 10 – Apr 17, 2016
$2900 Full Tour Price
$2100 Bring-your-own Airfare
Deposit of $700
Due on December 01, 2015
Remainder of Total
Due on January 15, 2016
All rooms will be shared, 2 to a room
Add $600 to either fee for a single room
Burning Coal’s London Theatre Tour is a chance to explore one of the most artistically and historically fascinating cities in the world. Featuring six plays in six days, talkbacks at the theatres, and tours of world-famous museums and cultural and historical sites such as the Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey, and the Tate Modern, the tour is designed for the avid art lover and life-long learner. Call 919.834.4001 to reserve your place today. LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IF PLANE AND HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS REMAIN AVAILABLE.
The trip is led by Burning Coal’s Artistic Director, Jerome Davis, and Read More »
Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Annual Fundraiser
Magnificent morsels and intimate vignettes from the world of musical theatre to benefit Burning Coal
Come see a one-of-a-kind performance at Raleigh’s “cemetery full of life!” Every year, Burning Coal Theatre teams up with Historic Oakwood Cemetery to present an evening of vignettes about notable people who are resting peacefully there.
This year’s theme is “Home Again.” To celebrate the release of Oakwood to Oakwood by local historian Bruce Miller, all of the plays focus on people who have lived in the Oakwood neighborhood or were instrumental in making it the special place that it is today.
We are proud to feature local playwrights and actors in this evening about the best (or not!) of the Triangle. This years featured plays include:
“Vallie’s Flowers” by Rebecca Bossen
“Henry Jerome Stockard” by Courtney Pisano
“Mamie and Grace Bates” by Arya Sundaram
“Polite Society” by Brook North
“An Awkward Family Boodle” by Allan Maule
“Ames and Bill” by Jason Tyne-Zimmerman
“Methodist, Episcopal, Baptist Jew” by Jorie Slodki
May 20-22, 2016
6:30 pm Friday and Saturday, 2 pm Sunday
Tickets $20 for adults, $10 for students, available at the Oakwood Cemetery on the date of the performance.
701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC Read More »
Burning Coal Theatre Company is very happy to announce that Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has agreed to fund the live streaming and video recording of the upcoming Shakespeare Marathon. Live Streaming Link can be found here: https://nsp.performedia.com/rh/ncmh16/session/a1?output=frame
The Red Hat technology grant will fund the contracting of Performedia, Inc. of Washington, DC, to live stream and record the entire 5 ½ day marathon reading of all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays April 23 – 28, 2016 at the North Carolina Museum of History. The marathon commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
“Red Hat is proud to support the Shakespeare Marathon,” said John Adams, senior director of Global Brand Strategy and Management, Red Hat. “Encouraging community-powered collaboration and building a vital cultural commons resonates with our open source values, and helping Burning Coal with this project seemed a natural fit.” Read More »
Oct 24, 2015
Lecture by Marci White
Lecture begins at 6:00, Q&A at 6:30
Executive Director of Mental Health America of the Triangle Marci White will give a lecture on the history of the public mental health system in America, the kinds of infrastructural challenges it has faced, and what we can do to support individuals living with mental illness in our own communities. The lecture will begin at 6:00pm with a question and answer session beginning at 6:30. Any ticket holders for ASYLUM are invited to attend the lecture free of charge.
Marci White, MSW has more than 30 years’ experience working on behalf of children, adolescents and young adults with serious emotional and behavioral problems in North Carolina’s mental health service systems. She has worked for mental health providers, state agencies, and the federal courts in North Carolina; and she has provided consultation and advocacy to develop community and family-based mental health services in other states.
In addition to developing and managing family-based mental health services, Marci has held several roles related to mental health training: developing, supervising, providing and coordinating initial and ongoing training for staff and managers and for therapeutic foster parents about the direct practice and supervision skills needed for the range of community-based mental health/developmental disability services provided through a comprehensive behavioral health agency.
Ms. White was responsible for ensuring that the children identified as the result of North Carolina’s Willie M. lawsuit received the services to which they were entitled under the court agreement (1981 – 1998). The lawsuit was a right-to-treatment action for children and adolescents who had severe emotional, neurological, or mental conditions; were violent and aggressive; were or would be in need of residential or other community and family-based treatment and educational/vocational services; and for whom the State had not provided appropriate services. As part of her role, Ms. White supervised and established best practices for services, and monitored service outcomes for residential and community-based programs for youth in foster care, juvenile justice, and mental health systems. After 17 years as a class action lawsuit, the federal court ruled in January 1998, that the State had complied with the consent decree and that federal court jurisdiction was no longer required.
Ms. White has been a Clinical Instructor with the UNC-School of Social Work, serving as Field Faculty for MSW students in their field placements in community human service agencies. She was the Field Seminar leader for Foundation students, addressing topics related to students’ experiences in field placement and professional development as social workers. Marci has demonstrated her commitment to individuals and their families living with mental health and substance abuse problems through her expertise, advocacy, education and support. She has worked to instill that same commitment and expertise in students, professionals and volunteers with whom she has worked and brings that to join us at MHAT. Marci received her Bachelor of Arts in English and her Master of Social Work, specializing in direct mental health practice from the University of North Carolina.
Burning Coal Theatre Company and the NC Museum of History will present a marathon reading of each of William Shakespeare’s 38 plays next April to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. Each play will be read by a different theatre company from North Carolina. The nonstop readings will take five days and will begin at noon on April 23, 2016 until about 6 am on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the museum, 5 East Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh. The event will be open to the public. Each reading also will be live streamed at https://nsp.performedia.com/rh/ncmh16/session/a1?output=frame and recorded for later viewing thanks to a grant from our friends at Red Hat (read more here). Burning Coal, the professional theatre company based in Raleigh, will produce the marathon. Participating companies are listed below. For additional information, please contact Burning Coal Artistic Director Jerome Davis at 919.834.4001
Past Productions & Events
The following shows/events have passed.
July 10, 2016 at 7 pm at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh. All tickets $15, available at the door on the night of the show.
Danika Holmes featuring Jeb Hart will give you a concert to remember between Danika’s smooth vocals and Jeb’s guitar chops. This duo from Nashville combines their own unique styles to create a new blend of acoustic pop and soul. Currently touring the US, you can hear them on Sirius XM’s coffeehouse station. Mike Wolfe from American Pickers said, “She’s a true American talent… I couldn’t stop listening.” To preview their music and download 3 free songs please visit http://www.danikaholmes.com.
Burning Coal Theatre Company welcomes Andrea F. Bohlman, Ph.D., UNC-CH Assistant Professor of Music for a pre-show discussion entitled Listening to the Place. This 50 minute discussion is open to anyone with a ticket for any performance of the Iron Curtain Trilogy ($5 for others). NOTE: This event will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm at the Iron Curtain Trilogy Warehouse, 117 S. West Street, Raleigh.
Jun 22, 2014
$10 at the door
Burning Coal welcomes back Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band to our MusiCoal 2014 series. The performance will take place Sunday evening, June 22nd at 7 pm at Burning Coal’s Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. The concert will feature internationally-acclaimed guitarist Ed Stephenson with The Paco Band along with special guest, flamenco dancer Sarah Shelton.
Estimated run time: 2 hours.
Apr 12, 2014
Lecture by Dr. James A. Grymes
Internationally regarded musicologist Dr. James A. Grymes of Charlotte, NC will speak on Saturday, April 12th at 6 pm about his soon to be published book Violins of Hope. Tickets are $5 at the door or FREE for anyone holding a ticket to any performance of Burning Coal’s The Diary of Anne Frank (April 3 – 27). The talk will take place at Burning Coal’s theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC. For details, please call 919.834.4001.
James A. Grymes is an internationally respected musicologist, a critically acclaimed author, and a dynamic speaker who has addressed audiences at settings ranging from prestigious academic conferences to significant public venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. Dr. Grymes is Professor of Musicology and Interim Chair of the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
A leading authority on the Hungarian musician Ernst von Dohnányi, a forgotten hero of the Holocaust resistance who was later falsely accused of Nazi war crimes, Dr. Grymes is currently writing a book titled Violins of Hope. A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust and the Israeli violinmaker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. Violins of Hope will be published by HarperCollins in August 2014.