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

October 20, 2014 • Category: A&E Theatre Reviews, Lead Story, Reviews

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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Lynne Taylor-Corbett Skillfully Stages Carolina Ballet’s Elegant and Eerie Version of “Dracula” (0)

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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Reimagined Version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” Will Haunt DPAC on Oct. 8-19 (Comments Off)

A boldly reimagined version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 West End and 1988 Broadway backstage musical, The Phantom of the Opera, will haunt the Durham Performing Arts Center, in the American Tobacco District, on Oct. 8-12 and 14-19. 2014 North American Tour director Laurence Connor and his creative team have “refreshed” the longest-running show in […]

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