By Tim Firth

SEPTEMBER 21-23 & 27-30, 2018

Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm | Sunday 2:00pm



When Annie’s husband passes away from cancer, she persuades a group of friends to pose au naturel for a calendar fundraiser to benefit the hospital. Interest in their charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and the “Calendar Girls” soon find themselves revealing more than they'd intended. Based on a true story – the women raised over £3 million for the Leukemia Research Fund – this heartwarming, comedic tale is an inspiring story of friendship, hope and determination.

*Regarding nudity: Our Calendar Girls will be stripping down under the cover of props, costume pieces, and other actors. If we do it right, the choreography will be hailed as 'fabulous concealment'...and we intend to do it right!


Stick around after the performance for a post-show discussion with experts from our community partner organization, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Comprehensive Cancer Center

Advances in Surgical Oncology with Perry Shen, MD

Friday, September 21 after the 7:30pm performance

Dr. Perry Shen is a surgical oncologist with expertise in robotic surgery for pancreatic and liver cancers. His research interests include primary and metastatic liver tumors, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, and surgical quality improvement.  


Cancer Survivorship with Stacy Wentworth, MD

Saturday, September 22 after the 7:30pm performance

Dr. Stacy Wentworth is a clinical radiation oncologist.  In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Wentworth has a special interest in cancer survivorship and will direct the soon to be launched Survivorship Clinic at Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Dr. Wentworth and her team intend to offer support, screenings, clinical expertise to patients transitioning from illness-oriented cancer treatment to wellness-focused care.

Radiation Oncology with Dory Brown, MD, PhD

Sunday, September 23 after the 2:00pm performance

Dr. Dory Brown is a clinical radiation oncologist with a special interest in breast cancer and blood cancer treatments.  Dr. Brown is also the Residency Program Director in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Wake Forest Baptist Health. 

Cancer Health Equity with Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD

Thursday, September 27 after the 7:30pm performance

Dr. Karen Winkfield is a clinical radiation oncologist.  In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Winkfield has a special interest in health equity and delivering cancer treatment and clinical trial opportunities to all patients. As director of the Office of Cancer Health Equity, her mission is to identify and addresses barriers to care for minority populations and rural communities in the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s coverage area and beyond.


Precision Medicine and Emerging Cancer Research with Lance Miller, PhD

Friday, September 28 after the 7:30pm performance

Dr. Lance Miller is a researcher in Cancer Biology at Wake Forest Baptist Health with a special interest in advancing treatments for breast cancer, ovarian cancer and other cancers.  As the co-director of the Breast Cancer Center of Excellence and the Cancer Genomics Shared Resource, Dr. Miller and his team focus on using genomic data to improve cancer treatments and outcomes and predict the clinical outcomes of new treatments like immunotherapy. 

Tobacco Control and Cessation with Eric Donny, PhD

Saturday, September 29 after the 7:30pm performance

Dr. Eric Donny leads the new Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Tobacco Control Center of Excellence. Dr. Donny’s research efforts focus on how the regulation of tobacco products can be used to render cigarettes less addictive.  Dr. Donny established the Tobacco Control Center of Excellence with the long-term goal of reducing the burden of tobacco-related disease through research, education, training,  and treatment.


WFBMC's Cancer Patient Support Program with Richard McQuellon, PhD

Sunday, September 30 after the 2:00pm performance

Dr. Richard McQuellon leads the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Patient Support Program and is a pioneer in the incorporation of psychosocial support of cancer patients during treatment. Dr. McQuellon leads a team that includes full time staff, volunteers and interns all dedicated to the support and care of patients and their families.  Dr. McQuellon has a special research interest in supporting patients through intense cancer treatments and end of life care.  Along with Michael Cowan, he has published The Art of Conversation Through Serious Illness: Lessons for Caregiver’s, Oxford University Press, 2010.



Director  Caitlin Stafford

Stage Manager  Elliott Riches

Set Design  Danny Alvarez

Lighting Design Shawn Hooper

Costume Design – Tara Raczenski

Sound Design  Rowan Wilkerson


Chris – Carrie Barton

Annie – Nancy Bruce

Cora – Janice Lovett

Jessie – Liz Bergstone

Celia – Nicole Johnson

Ruth – Linda Minney

Marie – Karen Robertson

Brenda – Tenesia Turner

Lady Cravenshire – Leigh Somerville

John – Carl Nubile

Rod – Tim Ven

Lawrence/Liam – Devlin Burke

Elaine – Lyndsay Cromwell

Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center.