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“Hairspray” Really Spritzes Up the Stage at RLT (0)

August 27, 2014 • Category: A&E Theatre Reviews, Lead Story, Reviews

It must have been coincidence, but Raleigh Little Theatre couldn’t have been more in tune with the country in choosing to produce Hairspray — with book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman — right now. The delightful story of segregation turned to integration, […]

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ADF’s “Footprints” Features World Premieres by Carl Flink, Leonie McDonagh, and Netta Yerushalmy (Comments Off)

Footprints, the final performance of the 2014 American Dance Festival season, featured the work of three emerging choreographers performed by students from the ADF Six-Week School, which has been educating young dancers since its beginning summer in 1934. Performed on July 24-26 in the R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater in the Bryan Center on Duke University’s […]

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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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“Hairspray” Is a Hit for RLT (0)

Ever since “Hairspray,” based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name, first hit the stage, it’s been a favorite among “underdogs” of all types. In this delightfully written, funny, and pointed musical, boundaries are broken and the “little guy” always comes out a victor. Of course, the “little guy” is really a […]

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Twin City Stage Announces Auditions for The Outsiders (Comments Off)

Twin City Stage will hold auditions for The Outsiders from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, August 24 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. No appointment is necessary. Teen rivalry in a small Southern town sets the stage for this dramatic interpretation by Christopher Sergel of the novel by S. E. Hinton. Seen through […]

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Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week (Comments Off)

Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week scheduled for Monday, August 18 through Sunday, August 24—a weeklong dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city! Participating restaurants will offer tantalizing, three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30 per person, depending on the venue (tax, tip, and […]

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Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s Latest Puppet Pageant, “The Painted Bird,” Opens on Aug. 8th (Comments Off)

Saxapahaw, NC-based Paperhand Puppet Intervention will present The Painted Bird, its 15th Annual Puppet Pageant for All Ages, at 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday from Aug. 8th to Sept. 7th in the Forest Theatre on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus and at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12-14 at the North Carolina Museum of […]

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Happy Birthday, LBJ! (0)

Updated book exposes Johnson as America’s most amoral, corrupt president (New York, NY) – President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s birthday is today, August 27th. That’s the same birthday as New York Times bestselling author Roger Stone!  To celebrate their shared anniversary, Stone has a special present for LBJ: the 40-year Washington insider just released the new […]

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“Hairspray” Is Infectiously Energetic (Comments Off)

John Waters’ almost-a-classic film “Hairspray” celebrates the uprising of the underdog, and the stage musical, written by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, takes Waters’ work and makes it even bigger and better. This super-fun, fast-paced, and absolutely hilarious musical has long been a favorite among theatre fans, and PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory definitely […]

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