Previous Seasons

Since 1972, NC State LIVE (formerly NCSU Center Stage) has established a regional and national reputation for presenting a professional performing arts season of the highest artistic excellence. Below is an outline of our most recent seasons.

NC State LIVE 2018-2019

Frank Warren’s PostSecret Live! • September 20, 2018
Youssra El Hawary • September 29, 2018
Ranky Tanky • October 19, 2018
Capitol Steps • October 27, 2018
Chanticleer • November 3, 2018
SYBARITE5 • November 17, 2018
Jon Boogz & Lil Buck’s Love Heals All Wounds • February 2, 2019
Pedrito Martinez and Alfredo Rodriguez • February 22 & 23, 2019
David Roussève / REALITY’s Halfway to Dawn – The Strayhorn Project • March 2, 2019
Jazzmeia Horn • March 29, 2019
Lucky Plush Productions’ Rooming House • April 6, 2019
Flor de Toloache • April 13, 2019

KIDSTUFF SERIES
Mexico Beyond Mariachi’s Sugar Skull • October 21, 2018
Lightwire Theater’s Ugly Duckling
• March 24, 2019

LIVE@Lake Raleigh SERIES
The Fritz • April 11, 2019
Into the Fog • April 25, 2019
Sidecar Social Club • May 9, 2019
Old Habits • May 23, 2019

NC State LIVE 2017-2018

Lucky Plush Productions’ in-progress showing of Rooming House • September 15, 2017
John Pizzarelli Quartet with Catherine Russell in Billie & Blue Eyes • September 23, 2017
Aquila Theatre Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility • October 3, 2017
Philadanco! and Rennie Harris Puremovement’s Straight Outta’ Philly • October 18, 2017
Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio with Ruy Lopez-Nussa and Julio Cesar Gonzalez • October 26, 2017
Red Baraat • November 11, 2017
The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe • February 3, 2018
Urban Bush Women’s Hair and Other Stories • February 9, 2018
Somi • February 24, 2018
ETHEL with Robert Mirabal The River • March 15, 2018
Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project’s peh-LO-tah • March 28, 2018
L.A. Theatre Works in The Mountaintop By Katori Hall • April 17, 2018

KIDSTUFF SERIES
Theatreworks USA Pete the Cat • October 22, 2017
Theatreworks USA Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories • March 11, 2018

LIVE@Lake Raleigh SERIES
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba • April 12, 2018
Holy Ghost Tent Revival • May 10, 2018

NC State LIVE 2016-2017

The Capitol Steps • September 10, 2016
An Evening with Martin and Langston, starring Danny Glover and Felix Justice • September 16, 2016
Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio • October 22, 2016
The Other Mozart • November 11-12, 2016
Billy Childs: Reimaging Laura Nyro • November 19, 2016
The Hot Sardines’ Holiday Stomp • December 3, 2016
The HillBenders’ The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry • February 18, 2017
Camille A. Brown & Dancers’ Black Girl: Linguistic Play • February 25, 2017
The Nile Project • March 15, 2017
Aquila Theatre in The Trojan War Our Warrior Chorus • March 30, 2017
Black Grace • April 11, 2017
ETHEL’s Documerica • April 22, 2017

KIDSTUFF SERIES
Theatreworks USA’s Click, Clack, Moo • October 29, 2016
Theatreworks USA’s Teacher from the Black Lagoon • March 4, 2017

NC State LIVE 2015-2016

BANDALOOP  •  September 17-18, 2015
Blackbird, Fly  •  September 22-23, 2015
The Kenny Barron Trio  •  October 24, 2015
Emel Mathlouthi  •  October 29, 2015
A Simple Space by Gravity & Other Myths  •  November 5-7, 2015
Art of Time Ensemble – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band  •  November 14, 2015
The Swingles  •  December 10, 2015 (postponed)
John Pizzarelli  •  February 6, 2016
Yamato – The Drummers of Japan  •  February 20, 2016
Kellylee Evans  •  February 27, 2016 (cancelled)
Cameron Carpenter  •  March 19, 2016
CONTRA-TIEMPO | Urban Latin Dance Theatre  •  April 9, 2016
Acoustic Africa  •  April 16, 2016
The Swingles  •  April 29, 2016

KIDSTUFF SERIES
Skippyjon Jones, Snow What
  •  October 17, 2015
The Very Hungry Caterpillar  •  April 3, 2016

NCSU Center Stage 2014-2015

The Hot Sardines •  September 5, 2014
SFJAZZ Collective •  October 18, 2014
Lucky Plush Productions: The Queue  •  October 24-25, 2014
Nano Stern •  November 1, 2014
DakhaBrakha •  November 13, 2014
The Swingle Singers •  February 17, 2015 (cancelled due to winter weather)
Aquila Theatre: The Tempest & Wuthering Heights •  February 27-March 1, 2015
Regina Carter •  March 20-21, 2015
Teatro Hugo & Ines •  April 10-13, 2015