Opening in 1932 after a fire destroyed the Raleigh Civic Auditorium, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium underwent significant renovations in 1990, retaining its stately Doric columns and grand theater flourishes like twin floating staircases and combining them with state-of-the-art technical amenities. Part of downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, it serves as home to the North Carolina Symphony and the North Carolina Theatre, entertaining audiences with opera, ballet, orchestral music, theater, comedy and popular music concerts. Artists including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Vaughn, Frank Sinatra, Pat Metheny, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett and Prince have appeared on stage here, along with Broadway musical presentations of Cats, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, and Rent.
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium’s fall season includes Catch Me if You Can, the Broadway musical based on the film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Tuesday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For details on this and other productions, visit http://www.progressenergycenter.com/venue/memorial-auditorium.
The Performing Arts in North Carolina website is your guide to music, dance and theater artists and organizations across our state. Learn more by visiting http://www.ncartstrails.org/Default.aspx?alias=www.ncartstrails.org/performingarts.