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NCT’s The Little Mermaid is an Easy Crowd Pleaser…But Not Much Else (0)

July 31, 2014 • Category: A&E Theatre Reviews, Lead Story, Reviews

Disney’s 1989 film The Little Mermaid easily became an instant classic when it was released. So, it’s no wonder that its Broadway incarnation has been equally successful. North Carolina Theatre’s stage version, directed by Jennifer Werner and starring the adorable Jessica Grové in the title role, is no exception. The story takes all of the […]

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ADF’s “Footprints” Features World Premieres by Carl Flink, Leonie McDonagh, and Netta Yerushalmy (0)

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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“American Idol” Season 13 Top 10 Rocks DPAC (Comments Off)

The instant the familiar opening notes of the “American Idol” intro sounded this past Sunday night, the audience at the Durham Performing Arts Center erupted; and they didn’t stop cheering and screaming their appreciation until the last note of the last song. For those who think “American Idol” has jumped the shark, the appearance of […]

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“Hairspray” Is Infectiously Energetic (0)

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 […]


Twin City Stage Announces Auditions for The Outsiders (0)

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 (0)

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 […]


Jessica Grové Will Star as Ariel in “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” for NCT on July 29-Aug. 3 in Raleigh (0)

The North Carolina Theatre will present the Triangle premiere of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, starring 32-year-old Hilliard, OH-born Broadway actress and singer Jessica Grové as Ariel, on July 29-Aug. 3 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The Little Mermaid is the final homegrown Broadway musical production of the […]


The Cinema, Inc. Offers 12 Classic Films for Just $20 (Comments Off)

The 49th season of The Cinema, Inc. will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14th, with City Lights, the 1931 romantic comedy starring Charles Chaplin, who doubled as the film’s screenwriter and director. The advent of “Talkies” while Chaplin was completing this silent film forced him to add music (which he wrote himself) and […]


PlayMakers Awarded National Grant to Support “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Comments Off)

PlayMakers awarded national grant to support ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Arts Midwest in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that PlayMakers Repertory Company is one of forty nonprofit, professional theater companies nationwide to be awarded a grant as part of the Shakespeare in American Communities program The program introduces middle […]


Dances with Buckets (Comments Off)

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet presented world premiere Ida ? by Emanuel Gat over the weekend. This “playful contemplation on the nature of human relations” sent me running to Urban Dictionary for a new definition of “bucket.” There were two red buckets featured prominently and their only function seemed to be to upstage the dancers. The stage […]

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