Coming Attractions

2018-2019 Productions

Fall Productions:

Annie the Musical 

Friday, October 26 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 27 3:00 pm (Matinee)
Saturday October 27 3:00 pm

Choose Your Own Oz

Performed at:
Burning Coal Theatre Company at the Murphey School
224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604

Friday, November 16th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 17th at 2:00 pm (Matinee)
Saturday, November 17th at 7:00 pm

The Wizard of Oz meets Choose Your Own Adventure in this fresh and fast-paced retelling of the L. Frank Baum classic in which the audience plays playwright and gets the chance to change everything from Dorothy’s footwear (silver slippers or ruby red…clown shoes?) to Toto’s species (lion, tiger or octopus?—oh my!) to the Witch’s flying footmen. A delight for children of all ages, Choose Your Own Oz reminds us all that at the end of the day, there really is no place like home.


Past Productions


Beauty and the Beast
April 12, 2018, 6:00pm, Dinner
April 13, 2018, 7:00pm, Evening
April 14, 2018, 3:00pm, Matinee
April 19, 2018, 6:00pm, Dinner
April 20, 2018, 7:00pm, Evening
April 21, 2018, 3:00pm, Matinee


Prince Adam was cursed to a beast form by an Enchantress who saw no love in his arrogant heart for others. The enchantress put a rose in a glass jar and it would bloom till his 21st birthday. His fate would be sealed unless he found love before the last petal fell. Years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden named Belle offers to take her ill father’s place as his prisoner. With help from the castle’s enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and falls in love with him. The Beast is transformed into a goodly man just before the last petal falls.

Mulan, Jr.

October 26, 2017, 7:00pm
October 27, 2017, 7:00pm
October 28, 2017, 3:00pm


This is a retelling of the Chinese folklore of a young maiden who learns that her weakened and lame father is to be called up into the army in order to fight the invading Huns. Knowing that he would never survive the war in his state, she decides to disguise herself and join in his place. Unknown to her, her ancestors are aware of this and to prevent it, they order a tiny disgraced dragon, Mushu, to join her in order to force her to abandon her plan. He agrees, but when he meets Mulan, he learns her mind cannot be changed and so decides to help her in the perilous times ahead.

Charlotte’s Web
November 10, 2017, 7:00pm
November 11, 2017, 2:00pm


The Children’s Literature Association named Charlotte’s Web “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and playwright Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of author E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation.  The story finds the young farm pig Wilbur attempting to avoid a dire fate. Of all the barnyard creatures and human friends, Wilbur’s staunchest ally is Charlotte, a thoughtful spider who devises an intriguing plan to keep the gentle little swine out of the slaughterhouse.  As events unfold, we find that friendship, love, and sacrifice despite the cost is the central theme of Charlotte’s Web. Perhaps this theme can best be summed up at the end of the play in some of the last lines spoken between our two main characters.  When Wilbur understands that Charlotte’s life is the price he must pay to keep his own, he asks, “Why did you do all this for me?  I’ve never done anything for you.” Charlotte replies, “You have been my friend.” It is through the love and sacrifice of Charlotte that Wilbur is able to go on living, both in the beginning of the play and in its ending.  As Charlotte says, “That in itself is a tremendous thing.”