NC State LIVE | 2018-19 Season

 

NC State LIVE presents David Rousseve. Photo by Rose EichenbaumDavid Roussève/REALITY

Work-in-Progress Showing (FREE)
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

Immerse yourself in the artistic process! As co-commissioner of David Roussève/REALITY’s newest piece, NC State LIVE will bring this critically-acclaimed company to campus to finish the development of their work, Halfway to Dawn – The Strayhorn Project. Along with a week of audience interactions in the fall, don’t miss the opportunity to see an excerpt of Halfway to Dawn, a beautifully athletic contemporary dance that examines race, sexuality, and the wildly diverse mix of Billy Strayhorn’s timeless jazz compositions.

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NC State LIVE presents Frank Warren's PostSecret LiveFrank Warren
PostSecret Live!

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
7PM, STEWART THEATRE
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH the CRAFTS CENTER

Based on his hit TED Talk, this lecture by Frank Warren gives audiences a glimpse into the inspiring stories behind the 1,000,000+ anonymous secrets that he has collected as part of his wildly popular PostSecret project. Warren’s talk is the culmination of the Crafts Center’s yearlong #PostSecretU project.

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NC State LIVE presents Youssra El Hawary. Photo by David Degner.Youssra El Hawary

Saturday, September 29, 2018
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

NPR is “…totally hooked on music by this folkie-ish, indie-ish, chanson-ish singer/songwriter from Egypt armed not with a guitar, but … an accordion.” A fixture of Egypt’s independent music scene, El Hawary’s songs entwine French chanson, indie rock, and jazz to underscore our complicated world.

Pre-show talk with Youssra El Hawary at 7PM.

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NC State LIVE presents Ranky Tanky. Photo by Reese Moore.Ranky Tanky

Friday, OCTOBER 19, 2018
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

“Combining revered Gullah kinship with a jazz sensibility, Ranky Tanky accentuates the spirituality connected to the ring shouts and praise houses, proposing a modern rendition of their ancestral music.” – All About Jazz

Don’t miss an evening to jam with this Charleston, SC based band, making a meteoric rise with a funky flair.

Pre-show talk with members of the band at 7PM.

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NC State LIVE presents Sugar Skull. Photo by Christopher Duggan.Mexico Beyond Mariachi
SUGAR SKULL!

Sunday, October 21, 2018
3pm, STEWART THEATRE (Kidstuff Series)

Like the Oscar-winning film Coco, SUGAR SKULL! takes audiences on a Dia de los Muertos musical adventure. Featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers, rooted in Mexican traditions, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike.

Recommended for grades 1 – 6.

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NC State LIVE presents Capitol Steps.Capitol Steps

Saturday, October 27, 2018
4pm & 8PM, STEWART THEATRE

“An oasis of good-natured ribbing in a fiercely partisan world” –The Washington Post

As another election cycle approaches, don’t head for the hills – head for Stewart Theatre. Capitol Steps, with their 35+ years of equal-opportunity offending comedy, will be there to put the “mock” in democracy!

Bistro and a Show dinner starting at 5:30PM.

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NC State LIVE presents ChanticleerChanticleer

SATURDAY, November 3, 2018
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

“The world’s reigning male chorus.” –The New Yorker

Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” the Grammy award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2018! Their historic return to Raleigh is not to be missed.

Bistro and a Show dinner starting at 5:30PM.

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NC State LIVE presents Sybarite5. Photo By Bob Hunter.SYBARITE5

SATURDAY, November 17, 2018
8PM, STEWART THEATRE
Presented in Partnership with Chamber Music Raleigh

SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of fierce musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that redefines the rules of classical music.

Pre-show talk with the musicians at 7PM.

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NC State LIVE presents Love Heals All Wounds. Photo by Tim Salaz.Movement Art Is, Featuring Jon Boogz and Lil Buck
Love Heals All Wounds

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

Celebrated on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and viral on YouTube, choreographers and dancers, Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, join forces to examine and encourage social justice. Building joy and compassion through an intricate hybrid of street dance styles, born from popping and jookin, this powerful work highlights the work of spoken word artist Robin Sanders and features an all-star cast of dancers.

Bistro and a Show dinner starting at 5:30PM.

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NC State LIVE presents Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito MartinezPedrito Martínez and Alfredo Rodríguez

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, FEBRUARY 23, 2019 AT 5PM & 8PM
Titmus THEATRE

Grammy-nominated artists Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martínez first worked together on Alfredo’s 2012 critically acclaimed release Invasion Parade. Together again in this rare live performance, these two master musicians create a combustive interplay that takes listeners from the lively streets of Havana to the concert hall and back again – informed as much by Bach and Stravinsky as it is by their Afro Cuban and jazz roots.

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NC State LIVE presents David Rousseve REALITY. Photo by Rose Eichenbaum.David Roussève/REALITY
Halfway to Dawn – The Strayhorn Project

Saturday, March 2, 2019
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

“Roussève’s work is a call for grace, a cry to reunite with some large universal framework… inspired, ingenious work.” – Chicago Sun Times

Halfway to Dawn (co-commissioned by NC State LIVE) seeks to uncover the truths of Billy Strayhorn’s life – with full throttle dancing to Strayhorn’s remarkably intelligent, ‘blow the roof off’ music.

Pre-show talk with David Roussève at 7PM.

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NC State LIVE presents Lightwire Theater's Ugly DucklingLightwire Theater
Ugly Duckling

Sunday, March 24, 2019
3pm, STEWART THEATRE (Kidstuff Series)

We all know The Ugly Duckling as the classic tale of belonging by Hans Christian Andersen, but we’ve never seen it quite like this! Using cutting edge lighting technology, Lightwire Theater, brings the beloved story to life in a blaze of color.

Recommended for grades K – 4.

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NC State LIVE presents Jazzmeia Horn. Photo credit: Jacob Blickenstaff

Jazzmeia Horn

Friday, MARCH 29, 2019
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist and winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition, Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself capturing her very essence. With an assured maturity and vocal confidence far beyond her years, the young singer stands ready to take her place alongside the best headlining jazz vocalists of today.

Bistro and a Show dinner starting at 5:30PM.

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NC State LIVE presents Luck Plush Productions' Rooming House. Photo by Alan Epstein.Lucky Plush Productions
Rooming House

Saturday, April 6, 2019
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

Now’s your chance to catch the final version of Rooming House, a witty dance/theatre work developed in part when Lucky Plush Productions was in residence with NC State LIVE in the fall of 2017.

“…their light-footed, sometimes cheeky production grows into something expansive and challenging, exploring deeper aspects of storytelling and human behavior through Lucky Plush’s signature blend of insight and play.” –Chicago Reader

Pre-show talk with Artistic Director, Julia Rhoads at 7PM.

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NC State LIVE presents Flor de Toloache. Photo by Andrei Averbuch.Flor de Toloache

Saturday, APRIL 13, 2019
8PM, STEWART THEATRE

Fresh off a 2017 Latin Grammy win, the all-female Flor de Toloache is taking the world by storm and breaking up the boys’ club that dominates Mariachi.

“These mariachis have moxie. They don’t just sing; they could blast through mountains with their wails and gritos (shouts), and melt glaciers with the warmth of their gorgeous harmonies…”-Maria Arbona-Ruiz, NPR’s First Listen

Pre-show talk with the musicians at 7PM.

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