It’s a sign of the Triangle’s theatrical riches that, even in the traditionally barren days of August, there are productions opening throughout the month.
That includes “The Book of Mormon,” which sold out shows at the Durham Performing Arts Center in 2014. The show even went during a snowstorm that shut down most of the Triangle. The return engagement is part of DPAC’s “Greatest Hits of Broadway.”
Mark your calendars for these:
Lanford Wilson’s play, about finding passion in careers and relationships, looks at a choreographer dealing with the death of her creative partner and the possibility that her stable, impassive boyfriend might be replaced by an exciting but dangerous stranger.
Details: Aug. 3-19. Sonorous Road Theatre, 3801 Hillsborough St. Raleigh. $16-$20. 919-803-3798 or sonorousroadrep.org.
“The Book of Mormon”
In yet another Triangle run, the Broadway touring company brings back the phenomenally popular musical about naive missionaries confronting the realities of Ugandan life, South Park-style. The musical won 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Details: Aug. 7-12. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. $29-$173. 919-680-2787 or dpacnc.com.
Theatre Raleigh stages Terrence McNally’s riveting play about the bigger-than-life opera diva, Maria Callas. When not berating the singers at a Juilliard School master class, the soprano reflects on her historic career and love life with Ari Onassis.
Details: Aug. 8-19. Kennedy Theatre, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. $30-$32. 919-832-9997 or theatreraleigh.com.
“It’s Only a Play”
Terrence McNally’s lighter side is revealed in this skewering of an opening night party for a new show. The nervous playwright, the volatile leading lady, the hot-shot director and other participants bicker and drink while awaiting the reviews.
Details: Aug. 10-26. Theatre in the Park, 107 Pullen Road, Raleigh. $16-$24. 919-831-6058 or theatreinthepark.com.
Within the hilarious storyline about a disco diva in witness protection at a convent, there are clap-your-hands gospel numbers and a heart-warming story of self-discovery in this musical based on the popular film starring Whoopi Goldberg.
Details: Aug. 17-Sept. 2. Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. $22-$26. 919-821-3111 or raleighlittletheatre.org.