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Progress Energy Cntr. For The Perf. Arts

1 East South Street, Raleigh, NC, USA
Seats (approximate)
2277

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
As one of the finest performing arts facilities in North Carolina since 1932, Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium experienced a dramatic rejuvenation in 1989-90 with completed renovations totaling over ten million dollars. Rich with history, this elaborately appointed landmark continues to nourish an outstanding repertoire of performing arts events in grand tradition, providing sophisticated beauty, comfort, and convenience for patrons and performers alike. Home to the North Carolina Symphony and the North Carolina Theatre, Memorial Auditorium has gratified audiences with outstanding performances in opera, ballet, orchestral music, theater, comedy, and popular music concerts, featuring some of the world's most celebrated artist such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Itzhak Perlman, Roberta Peters, Sarah Vaughn, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Pat Metheny, Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, The Moody Blues, Amy Grant, Toto, and Prince, as well as outstanding Broadway musical presentations of Cats, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, and Rent, just to name a few. From the exquisite entrance atrium lobby with the grandeur of a central twin floating staircase and 14 Doric columns, to the main auditorium with its state-of-the-art stage, high coffered beam ceiling, sound reflective mahogany walls, intricate sound and lighting systems and 2,277 luxurious wide-berth seats, Memorial Auditorium is designed to lend a highly professional yet introspective atmosphere to any performance no matter what the scale. Eighty-thousand square feet of stage, house, rehearsal hall, lobbies and public areas make Memorial Auditorium one of the most decisively versatile facilities in the Southeast, affording extensive flexibility for a wide variety of functions. Stage level dressing rooms complete with mirrors, dressing tables, showers and restroom facilities, an elegant rehearsal hall for small theater productions, dinners, and meetings, plus a state-of-the-art box office are just a few of the additional outstanding features and amenities offered, insuring that each event or special performance will be a highly professional and inspiring occasion.
Jersey Boys
Nov 13, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Bright Star
Apr 17, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018
Music by Edie Brickell, Steve Martin; Book by Steve Martin; Lyrics by Edie Brickell
Musical Original
Matilda The Musical
May 23, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Music by Tim Minchin; Book by Dennis Kelly; Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Musical Original
Once
Dec 01, 2015 - Dec 06, 2015
Musical Original Romance
Dirty Dancing
Sep 08, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
Musical Original
We Will Rock You
Dec 03, 2013 - Dec 08, 2013
Music by Queen; Story and Script by Ben Elton; Lyrics by Queen
Musical Original
Elf
Nov 12, 2013 - Nov 17, 2013
Music by Matthew Sklar; Book by Bob Martin, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Musical Original Comedy
Les Misérables - 25th Anniversary
Feb 14, 2012 - Feb 19, 2012
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Musical Revival Drama
American Idiot
Jan 31, 2012 - Feb 05, 2012
Musical Original
A Christmas Story
Nov 29, 2011 - Dec 04, 2011
Musical Original Comedy
Little House on the Prairie
Mar 16, 2010 - Mar 21, 2010
Music by Rachel Portman; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Lyrics by Donna Di Novelli
Musical Original
Xanadu
Jan 26, 2010 - Jan 31, 2010
Musical Original Fantasy
South Pacific
Nov 03, 2009 - Nov 08, 2009
Musical Revival Drama
Jersey Boys
Jun 24, 2009 - Jul 18, 2009
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Happy Days
Apr 14, 2009 - Apr 19, 2009
Music by Paul Williams; Book by Garry Marshall; Lyrics by Paul Williams
Musical Original Comedy
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Mar 31, 2009 - Apr 05, 2009
Music by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman; Adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams; Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
Musical Original Comedy
A Chorus Line
Jan 06, 2009 - Jan 11, 2009
Musical Revival Drama
Chicago
Dec 02, 2008 - Dec 07, 2008
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Avenue Q
May 06, 2008 - May 11, 2008
Music by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty; Lyrics by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez
Musical Original Comedy Puppets
Monty Python's Spamalot
Apr 15, 2008 - Apr 20, 2008
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Musical Original Comedy
The Drowsy Chaperone
Feb 12, 2008 - Feb 17, 2008
Musical Original Comedy
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Jan 01, 2008 - Jan 06, 2008
Music by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Lyrics by William Finn
Musical Original Comedy
Irving Berlins White Christmas - 2007
Dec 26, 2007 - Dec 30, 2007
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives, Paul Blake; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Musical Revival Comedy
My Fair Lady
Nov 27, 2007 - Dec 02, 2007
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Sweet Charity
May 29, 2007 - Jun 03, 2007
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Musical Revival Comedy
Legends!
May 01, 2007 - May 06, 2007
Written by James Kirkwood
Play Revival Comedy
All Shook Up
Mar 20, 2007 - Mar 25, 2007
Fueled by the Songs of Elvis Presley; Book by Joe DiPietro
Musical Original
The Light in the Piazza
Feb 13, 2007 - Feb 18, 2007
Music by Adam Guettel; Book by Craig Lucas; Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Musical Original
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Jan 30, 2007 - Feb 04, 2007
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Jeffrey Lane; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Musical Original Comedy
Movin Out
Jan 02, 2007 - Jan 07, 2007
Music by Billy Joel; Lyrics by Billy Joel
Musical Original Dance
The Lion King - Gazelle
Sep 11, 2006 - Oct 22, 2006
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original
Doctor Dolittle - 2006
May 09, 2006 - May 14, 2006
Music by Leslie Bricusse; Book by Lee Tannen; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Annie
Mar 14, 2006 - Mar 19, 2006
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Chicago
Jan 24, 2006 - Jan 29, 2006
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Hairspray
Nov 28, 2005 - Dec 04, 2005
Musical Original Comedy
Little Shop of Horrors
Mar 01, 2005 - Mar 06, 2005
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Howard Ashman; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Musical Revival ComedyPuppets
Movin Out
Jan 04, 2005 - Jan 09, 2005
Music by Billy Joel; Lyrics by Billy Joel
Musical Original Dance
The Producers - Max
Nov 02, 2004 - Nov 07, 2004
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
42nd Street
Mar 23, 2004 - Mar 28, 2004
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
The Graduate
Jan 20, 2004 - Jan 25, 2004
Written by Terry Johnson
Play Original Comedy
Jesus Christ Superstar
Dec 02, 2003 - Dec 07, 2003
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Chicago
Nov 11, 2003 - Nov 16, 2003
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Sep 16, 2003 - Sep 21, 2003
New Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book by Dick Scanlan, Richard Morris; New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
The Full Monty
Mar 11, 2003 - Mar 16, 2003
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Musical Original Comedy
Some Like It Hot
Feb 17, 2003 - Feb 23, 2003
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Musical Original Comedy
Aida
Oct 22, 2002 - Nov 03, 2002
Musical Original Drama
Beauty & the Beast
May 07, 2002 - May 12, 2002
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
Fiddler on the Roof
Apr 30, 2002 - May 05, 2002
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Contact
Feb 12, 2002 - Feb 17, 2002
Written by John Weidman
Musical Original Dance
Kiss Me, Kate
Nov 27, 2001 - Dec 02, 2001
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Musical Revival Comedy
Fosse
Oct 30, 2001 - Nov 04, 2001
Musical Original Revue Dance
Annie Get Your Gun
May 15, 2001 - May 20, 2001
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by Dorothy Fields, Herbert Fields; Revised book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Musical Revival Comedy
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Mar 13, 2001 - Mar 18, 2001
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Nan Knighton; Lyrics by Nan Knighton
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Cabaret
Oct 10, 2000 - Oct 15, 2000
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
The Sound of Music
May 23, 2000 - May 28, 2000
Musical Revival Drama
Beauty & the Beast
Apr 25, 2000 - May 07, 2000
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
Jekyll & Hyde
Apr 18, 2000 - Apr 23, 2000
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Leslie Bricusse; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Musical Revival Drama
Sunset Boulevard
Mar 07, 2000 - Mar 12, 2000
Musical Original
Titanic
Jan 11, 2000 - Jan 16, 2000
Music by Maury Yeston; Story and Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Musical Original
Ragtime
Nov 30, 1999 - Dec 05, 1999
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Original Drama
Rent - Benny
Apr 27, 1999 - May 02, 1999
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Chicago
Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 17, 1999
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Jan 13, 1998 - Jan 18, 1998
Musical Original
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Dec 02, 1997 - Dec 07, 1997
Musical Original Revue
Musical Original Drama
Damn Yankees
Jan 28, 1997 - Feb 02, 1997
Musical Revival Comedy
Hello, Dolly!
Dec 03, 1996 - Dec 08, 1996
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
Nov 28, 1995 - Dec 03, 1995
Musical Original
Crazy For You
Apr 11, 1995 - Apr 16, 1995
Musical Original Comedy
The Will Rogers Follies
Feb 15, 1994 - Feb 20, 1994
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
The Secret Garden
Mar 26, 1993 - Mar 28, 1993
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Musical Original
Cats - Fourth National
Dec 01, 1992 - Dec 06, 1992
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Dec 18, 1990 - Dec 23, 1990
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
Can-Can
Feb 14, 1989 - Feb 19, 1989
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Abe Burrows; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Musical Revival Comedy
Cats - Third National
Feb 16, 1988 - Feb 21, 1988
Musical Original
Dreamgirls
Apr 01, 1986 - Apr 06, 1986
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Musical Revival
42nd Street
Jan 07, 1986 - Jan 12, 1986
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Original Comedy
Hello, Dolly!
May 01, 1968 - May 01, 1968
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Comedy
Camelot
Mar 23, 1964 - Mar 23, 1964
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
South Pacific
Apr 05, 1954 - Apr 06, 1954
Musical Original Drama