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The cast includes (from left) Page Purgar, Morrisa Nagel, Gilly Conklin, Alison Lawrence, and Kirsten Ehlert

Rod Rich Sets a Brisk Pace for the Tightly Focused Scenes of Love, Loss, and What I Wore

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It has been said that “Clothes make the man.” But let’s be less gender-specific and theorize: “Clothes make the person.” Love, Loss, and What I Wore, the latest offering of Actors Comedy Lab and North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, solidly supports that theory. Written by sisters Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on Ilene… Read More ›

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In Mr. Joy at PRC, An Attack on a Chinese Immigrant Rallies His Harlem Customers

(0) Tangela Large stars in PlayMakers' production of Mr. Joy (photo by Huth Photo)

For the final production of its consciousness-raising 2016-17 PRC2 second-stage season, PlayMakers Repertory Company will present Mr. Joy, a one-woman show written by African-American actor/singer and playwright Daniel Beaty and directed by PlayMakers‘ first-year producing artistic director Vivienne Benesch, on April 26-30 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the University of North Carolina at… Read More ›

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The Fairest of Ladies

(0) The PRC production of My Fair Lady stars (from left) Ray Dooley as Colonel Pickering, PRC newcomer Mia Pinero as Eliza Doolittle, and Jeffrey Blair Cornell as Henry Higgins (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PlayMakers Repertory Company once again has produced a spectacular performance in their rendition of the classic My Fair Lady. It is clear that the cast was chosen carefully not only to portray each character perfectly, but also to display a unique chemistry between themselves. Mia Pinero performed splendidly in her PlayMakers debut, her voice alone… Read More ›

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Carolina Ballet’s Rhapsody in Blue Was a Symphony in Living Color

(0) The Carolina Ballet will present George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, choreographed by choreographer-in-residence Zalman Raffael, at 8 p.m. April 20 and 21, 2 and 8 p.m. April 22, and 2 p.m. April 23 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet’s artistic director Robert Weiss and choreographer-in-residence Zalman Raffel have gone above and beyond in presenting spectacular new ballets this season; and the latest addition, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue: Unofficial Anthem from the American Canon, opened on April 20th to a delighted Raleigh Memorial Auditorium audience. The pairing of the ballet to Gershwin’s… Read More ›

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Celtic Woman Might Be a Bit Too Perfect

Fresh off their recent Grammy nomination, a new iteration of Celtic Woman brought their Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels tour to the Durham Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 23rd. Celtic Woman (“woman” singular) features three uniquely gifted vocalists — Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, and Éabha McMahon — and violinist/harpist Tara McNeill. McFadden brings the… Read More ›

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Rod Rich Sets a Brisk Pace for the Tightly Focused Scenes of Love, Loss, and What I Wore

(0) The cast includes (from left) Page Purgar, Morrisa Nagel, Gilly Conklin, Alison Lawrence, and Kirsten Ehlert

It has been said that “Clothes make the man.” But let’s be less gender-specific and theorize: “Clothes make the person.” Love, Loss, and What I Wore, the latest offering of Actors Comedy Lab and North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, solidly supports that theory. Written by sisters Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on Ilene… Read More ›

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The Towne Players of Garner Hit A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia Out of the Park

(0) The Towne Players will stage A.R Gurney's Sylvia, starring Maribeth McCarthy, at 8 p.m. April 28th and 2 p.m. April 29th in Garner Performing Arts Center

The Towne Players of Garner have hit another one out of the park with their current production of Sylvia by A.R. Gurney, one the country’s more prolific playwrights. In this work, Gurney examines the relationship between pets and owners, with a farcically wry humor and discomforting psychology. Atbthe start of the play, Greg brings home… Read More ›

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Triangle Youth Jazz Summer Sessions

(0) Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble

The Philharmonic Association – Triangle Youth Music will be offering two levels of jazz big band during the summer. The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE), led by Dr. Gregg Gelb, is our most advanced group. During the school-term TYJE made history by being selected to compete in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Festival and coming in second… Read More ›