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Torry Bend’s “If My Feet Have Lost the Ground” Is Unusual and Fascinating Theater at Manbites Dog (0)

October 24, 2014 • Category: A&E Theatre Reviews, Lead Story, Reviews

Torry Bend’s If My Feet Have Lost the Ground is a fascinating work of puppetry and technology that speaks to the heart. The human heart as metaphor for the very core of existence. The current Streetsigns Center for Literature and Performance production, now playing at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, NC, seems to suggest that […]

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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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Peggy Taphorn’s Adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” Will Delight Temple Theatre Audiences (0)

Temple Theatre artistic director Peggy Taphorn’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror novel, Dracula, flew off the stage Friday night like a big, blood-hungry vampire, reeking laughter and goose bumps galore. It was a marvelous follow-up to the Carolina Ballet’s magnificent performance of the story the previous week in Raleigh, which continues through next week. […]

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National Nachos Day — November 6th (0)

They can be hot. They can be messy. They can range from plain to spicy, served alone or as a snack or with a whole range of toppings for a hearty meal. We’re talking about nachos, or course.  Pull out your favorite nachos dish or snack and raise a chip in honor of nachos creator Ignacio […]


1976 West End Cast Member Mitzi Hamilton Will Direct and Choreograph “A Chorus Line” for NCT (Comments Off)

The Raleigh, NC-based North Carolina Theatre will open its ambitious 2014-15 season of home-grown professional productions of hit Broadway musicals with a vivacious version of the multi-award-winning 1975 Off-Broadway, 1975 Broadway, and 1976 West End musical A Chorus Line, directed and choreographed by original London cast member Mitzi Hamilton, on Oct. 14-19 in Raleigh Memorial […]

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