Current Season

NC State LIVE 17/18

Lucky Plush Productions photo by Benjamin Wardell

Lucky Plush Productions

Work-in-ProGress Showing (FREE)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

Take a sneak peek into the artistic process with this free work-in-progress showing by NC State LIVE favorite, Lucky Plush Productions, as they develop their newest dance/theatre piece, Rooming House.

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Artist John Pizzarelli Photo by Timothy White

John Pizzarelli Quartet with Catherine Russell

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

Russell and Pizzarelli pair their Grammy-award winning musical genius and critically-acclaimed charisma to evoke the glory days of jazz with Billie & Blue Eyes, a salute to Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.

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Photo: Aquila Theatre by Richard Termine

Aquila Theatre
Sense & Sensibility

Tuesday, OCTOBER 3, 2017
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, Aquila Theatre breathes life into one of Austen’s most beloved works in a wildly inventive new production of Sense & Sensibility.

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Rennie Harris PuremovementRennie Harris Puremovement & Philadanco!

Wednesday, OCTOBER 18, 2017
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

Two of the country’s premiere dance companies collaborate on Straight Outta’ Philly, a timely fusion of hip-hop and contemporary dance – a joyous blend of rhythm and physicality.

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Theatreworks USA Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat

Sunday, October 22, 2017
3pm, STEWART THEATRE (Kidstuff Series)

Based on the bestselling Pete the Cat series of books by Kimberly and James Dean, this family-friendly musical by Theatreworks USA, takes audiences on a groovy feline journey that travels all the way to Paris and back in a yellow VW Bus.

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Cuban jazz pianist Harold Lopez Nussa, photo by Eduardo Rawdriguez

Harold López-Nussa Trio

Thursday, October 26, 2017
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

Highly sought-after composer and pianist, Harold López-Nussa, has garnered international acclaim by marrying his classical piano chops with his jazz roots to create a style that is muscular, elegant, familiar and fresh.

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Red Baraat, photo by Shervin Lainez

Red Baraat

SATURDAY, November 11, 2017
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

NPR hails Red Baraat as, “The Best Party Band in Years,” for their high-energy gut-busting fusion of jazz, hip-hop beats, rock muscle, funky go-go and scalding hot bhangra.

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The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe

The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

With some of the finest jazz musicians in New York, The Birdland All-Stars return to the road for the first time in 5 years with new arrangements featuring the music of David Bowie, The Police and Steely Dan, as well as fresh treatments of iconic compositions by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock.

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Urban Bush Women's Hair & Other Stories, photo by Hayim Heron

Urban Bush Women
Hair & Other Stories

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

Celebrated choreographer Jawole Jo Willa Zoller’s striking new work highlights the beauty and strength of African-American women and the human spirit.

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Somi, photo by Robert Allen Mayer

Somi

Saturday, FEBRUARY 24, 2018
5PM & 8PM, Titmus THEATRE

NPR calls Somi, “The quintessential artist citizen of the world.” Born in Illinois, the daughter of immigrants from Uganda and Rwanda, Somi has worked for the last decade carving out a career as a renowned jazz vocalist, songwriter and activist.

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Dragons Love Tacos

Dragons Love Tacos

SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 (KIDSTUFF SERIES)
3PM, STEWART THEATRE

In their newest musical revue, Theatreworks USA rocks out with a rollicking interpretation of Dragons Love Tacos and four other beloved children’s books: Interrupting Chicken, The Dot, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days.

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Robert Mirabal, photo by curryimages

ETHEL with Robert Mirabal
The River

THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

Indie-classical quartet, ETHEL, joins forces with three-time Grammy Award-winning Pueblo musician and Native American instrument maker, Robert Mirabal, to present an evening of new music inspired by water and its essential role in life on earth.

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Marc Bamuthi Joseph's peh-LO-tah, photo by Bethanie Hines Photography

Marc Bamuthi Joseph /
The Living Word Project
/peh-LO-tah/

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

This high-energy multidisciplinary performance from celebrated writer Marc Bamuthi Joseph uses dance, spoken word and live music to take on freedom and citizenship, with the beautiful game of soccer at its core.

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L.A. Theatre Works in The Mountiantop

L.A. Theatre Works
The Mountaintop
By Katori Hall

Tuesday, APRIL 17, 2018
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

The Philadelphia Inquirer calls radio-theatre artists L.A. Theatre Works, “a national theatrical treasure.” With Katori Hall’s Olivier Award-winning play, they give us a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. in the hours after his famed final speech.

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