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The Casting and Performances (Including the Orchestra) of “Cinderella” Are Flawless (0)

November 19, 2014 • Category: A&E Theatre Reviews, Lead Story, Reviews

I remember watching the 1965 remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on television when I was probably still in single digits, years before I became a musical-theater dancer. Lesley Ann Warren was Cinderella, Stuart Damon was the Prince, Celeste Holm was the Fairy Godmother, and Walter Pidgeon and Ginger Rogers were the King and Queen. […]

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Lynne Taylor-Corbett Skillfully Stages Carolina Ballet’s Elegant and Eerie Version of “Dracula” (Comments Off)

On Thursday, Oct. 9th, Carolina Ballet ushered in the season of ghosts and ghouls with its elegant and eerie production of Dracula, presented in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in downtown Raleigh, NC. Skillfully choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, the ballet features J. Mark Scearce’s suspenseful score, David Heuvel’s always-luscious costume designs, impressive lighting effects by […]

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“Labor Day” is all Schmaltz (Comments Off)

What happened to Jason Reitman? Where has the cool, hip son of Ivan Reitman who made sly, hilarious films run off to? Going by his latest, “Labor Day,” my first guess would be up his you-know-what. Frank (Josh Brolin) is an escaped killer who comes across young Henry and his mom Adele (Kate Winslet) in […]

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On Aug. 9th, the Pat Metheny Unity Group Rocked The Carolina Theatre Like No Other Jazz Group (Comments Off)

  The Pat Metheny Unity Group, which played The Carolina Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 9th, includes (from left) Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, Giulio Carmassi, and Pat Metheny Only a genius would have the guts to open a set with the 42-string Pikasso guitar. That genius is Pat Metheny. And he blew away everyone […]

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“The Perfect Detonator” by Duke Professor Jody McAuliffe Raises Some Interesting Questions (0)

Is technology making us all mad? Or was it just Ted Kaczynski? Or Joseph Conrad? Or Adolph Verloc? Or are we all just mad? The current Duke Theater Studies production of The Perfect Detonator, adapted and directed by Duke professor Jody McAuliffe from Joseph Conrad’s 1907 novel, The Secret Agent, raises some interesting questions. McAuliffe […]

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Raleigh’s Got Cirque Dreams Talent (0)

Dreams come true… CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE and the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh have teamed up to offer one lucky dreamer the opportunity to win a featured role when the show performs at Memorial Auditorium December 3-7, 2014.

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New York Times Bestselling Book, “Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson” (0)

“The great tragedy of modern historiography is that more historians don’t write like S.C. Gwynne. In this book on Stonewall Jackson’s Civil War career, Gwynne has fashioned a fast-paced narrative of a man complex and enigmatic, awkward and exceptional. Gwynne has taken on a giant figure of quirks and brilliance who demands both restraint and […]

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