16/17 Season

NC State LIVE 2016-2017 Shows



The Capitol Steps

Saturday, September 10, 2016
4pm & 8pm, Stewart Theatre


The Capitol Steps are the premiere political comedy troupe in the nation, and the only group in Washington that attempts to be funnier than the Congress.

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An Evening with Martin & Langston

Friday, September 16, 2016
8pm, Stewart Theatre


Actors Danny Glover and Felix Justice take us inside the worlds of two of the greatest orators of the 20th century: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Langston Hughes.

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Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Saturday, October 22, 2016
8pm, Stewart Theatre


With a career spanning over five decades, NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith stands as the preeminent Hammond B-3 organist in jazz today.

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Click, Clack, Moo

Saturday, October 29, 2016 (Kidstuff Series)
3pm, Stewart Theatre


When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a “tech-free zone.”

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The Other Mozart

Friday-Saturday, November 11-12, 2016
Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre (three shows)


This charming, intimate play shares the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus. She was a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother, to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. Until now.

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Billy Childs: Reimagining Laura Nyro

Saturday, November 19, 2016
8pm, Stewart Theatre


When jazz pianist and composer Billy Childs was 11 years old, his older sister introduced him to the work of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, whose blend of Broadway inspired melodies, jazz improvisation and socially conscious lyrics have stayed with him.

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The Hot Sardines’ Holiday Stomp

Saturday, December 3, 2016
8pm, Stewart Theatre


The Hot Sardines effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls.

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The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry

Saturday, February 18, 2017
5pm & 8pm, Titmus Theatre


Forty-five years after its original release, one of the greatest rock albums ever created has been fully realized as a full-length bluegrass tribute by The Hillbenders.

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Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Saturday, February 25, 2017
8pm, Stewart Theatre


In an exuberant dance theatre work titled Black Girl: Linguistic Play, Camille A. Brown uses the rhythmic play of African-American dance vernacular – including social dancing, double dutch, steppin’, tap, Juba, ring shout, and gesture – as the black woman’s domain to evoke childhood memories of self-discovery.

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Teacher from the Black Lagoon

Saturday, March 4, 2017 (Kidstuff Series)
3pm, Stewart Theatre


Seven delightful stories come to life in this Theatreworks USA musical revue. Books featured in the show include Teacher from the Black Lagoon, Dogzilla, Grumpy Bird, I Want My Hat Back, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Love Splat (Splat the Cat), and The Grasshopper and the Ant (based on the fable by Aesop).

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The Nile Project

Concert, Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7:30pm, Stewart Theatre
NileFEST, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
5:30pm, Stafford Commons, FREE

The New York Times calls them “a committed, euphoric international coalition,” and Afropop Worldwide said the Nile Project is “nothing short of revolutionary.”

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Aquila Theatre

Thursday, March 30, 2017
8pm, Stewart Theatre


The Aquila Theatre and American combat veterans/actors of the Warrior Chorus collaborate on a unique theatrical experience – The Trojan War, where the classic myths of ancient Greece and Rome are set against the compelling narratives of modern war.

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Black Grace

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
8pm, Stewart Theatre


New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance group creates sensational dance that is highly physical, rich in the storytelling traditions of the South Pacific, and expressed with raw finesse, unique beauty and power.

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ETHEL’s Documerica

Saturday, April 22, 2017
8pm, Stewart Theatre


Performed with electrifying virtuosity by the postmodern indie-classical quartet ETHEL, Documerica has been described by The New York Times as “new music bonding with old images in rich, provocative and moving ways.”

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