Callaghan


Sep 12, 2015

$12  Only at the door

callaghan-a-history-of-now-imageCALLAGHAN IS BACK!  Burning Coal’s favorite British Folk Rock Singer, Callaghan, returns for a fourth year to cap off our 2015 MusiCoal Summer Concert Series.  Join us for this very special night in celebration of Callaghan’s just released second studio album, A HISTORY OF NOW.  Tickets $12.  You’ll want to stay around after, meet Callaghan, and buy lots of CDs and merchandise from this rising star from across the Pond who now calls Nashville her home. Read More »

Estimated run time: 1.5 hours.

London Theatre Tour 2016


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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.

The trip is led by Burning Coal’s Artistic Director, Jerome Davis, and Read More »

On Her Chemise


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015 at 7 pm.  On Her Chemise is an original play by Derek Davidson (ph.D., University of Washington), who currently teaches Playwriting, Script Analysis and Early Theatre History at Appalachian State University. He and his wife, Karen Sabo, are co-founders of In/Visible, a professional theatre company based in Boone, North Carolina.

On Her Chemise will receive a staged reading at Burning Coal Theatre Company on Wednesday, February 11th, 7:00pm as part of their New Works series. Read More »

Marriage in the Age of Shakespeare


Jan 31, 2015

Lecture by Matthew Lubin & Ian Finley

Prior to  

Romeo & Juliet


Join Burning Coal for a pre-show discussion with two scholars in the field, Matthew Lubin (Duke) and Ian Finley, Burning Coal’s director of education from 2003 to 2011.  Where exactly did our idea of marriage come from?  And how long has it been around?

Matthew Lubin (Duke University History Department) will speak about how scholars think marriage and family feuds actually worked in late medieval Verona, the setting for Romeo and Juliet.

Ian Finley (Piedmont Laureate, 2012) will explore Shakespeare’s use of rhetoric and how it reveals the marital tensions and family dynamics of the play.

[Free with ticket to any performance of ROMEO & JULIET ($5 otherwise)]

A Gala in Two Acts


Saturday, March 21, 2015
at 7pm
Tickets are $175 apiece
or $300 per couple. 

To purchase your tickets CLICK HERE

or please call 919.834.4001 or mail us your check today at:
Burning Coal Theatre
224 Polk Street
Raleigh, NC 27604

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Annual Fundraiser

Magnificent morsels and intimate vignettes from the world of musical theatre to benefit Burning Coal

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Oakwood Lives 2015: Historical Voices of Raleigh


George Jack and Greg Paul in a past year's Burning Coal Theatre Company production of OAKWOOD (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)Burning Coal Theatre Company continues its collaboration with the Oakwood Cemetery in May, 2015 with this uplifting and whimsical series of vignettes about the lives of those who came before us.

 

May 29th, and 30th at 6:30pm. Sunday 31st at  2:00pm

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 »

 

Past Productions & Events

The following shows/events have passed.


 

Listening to the Place


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.

Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band


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.

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Estimated run time: 2 hours.

Musicologist and Author of Violins of Hope


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.

The Vagina Monologues: Raleigh 2014


Feb 3 – Feb 4, 2014

7:30 pm on Monday
7:30 pm on Tuesday

$10  at the door

Murphey School Auditorium

Directed by Hellena Schiavo and Ilana Rozin

All proceeds will be donated to Interact of Wake County!


Actress, playwright, and political activist Eve Ensler was talking with a friend who was going through menopause in the 1990s when she was first struck by the way women spoke about their bodies, which she believed was a reflection of how they felt about themselves and their gender. Ensler was inspired to write a series of essays on women, their bodies, and the language they used to communicate about themselves which she adapted into a performance piece she called The Vagina Monologues. Opening at a tiny off-off-Broadway theater, The Vagina Monologues soon became a hit in New York City which spread around the world, becoming an international phenomenon. 

Estimated run time: 2 hours.

Rise of the Puppets


Dec 14, 2013

Lecture by Pamela Shook

Prior to  

(Three Man) Tempest


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.